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Bears beat Bucs


Nov. 28, 2005 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.


The Chicago Bears moved to 8-3 with a win at Tampa Bay. Lovie Smith's defense has been outstanding all season long.

Former Harvard quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick rallied the Rams from a 24-3 deficit to a win at Houston.

Notre Dame is going to a BCS bowl after a 38-31 win at Stanford.

Texas won the Guardians Classic, Connecticut won the Maui Invitational and Duke won the NIT Season Tip-off.

Adam Morrison had a great tournament at Maui, including 43 points in a triple-overtime win over Michigan State.

BJ Ryan is reportedly getting a deal worth $47 million over five years to pitch in Toronto. If he gets that contract, his stock is way up, baby!


Terrell Owens lost his arbitration case enough about him already.

Florida State's football program has struggled, losing three straight games. Next up is Virginia Tech in the first ACC championship game.

Portland's Ruben Patterson cursed at coach Nate McMillan in a battle over playing time. Patterson was put on the inactive list.

Nick Saban announced that the Miami Dolphins weren't concerned with game scores the rest of the season, only caring about player evaluations for the future. Saban changed his tunes shortly after those comments, and then Miami went out and won at Oakland.

Speaking of Florida, the Marlins have already dumped the salaries of Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Carlos Delgado and Guillermo Mota.

Iowa State blew a chance to get into the Big 12 football title game, losing in overtime at Kansas.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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