Big Unit measures up

Every athlete is lying when he says it's not about the money, writes Jim Armstrong. Well, everyone except Randy Johnson.

Updated: March 25, 2003, 2:47 PM ET
By Jim Armstrong | Special to Page 2

There are, it turns out, a few certainties in this crazy, mixed-up sports world of ours. The Yankees beating the Red Sox, for instance. Or Grant Hill undergoing ankle surgery. Or Al Davis dressing like a runner-up in an Elvis impersonator contest.

Then there's the one you can take to the bank quicker than any of them: Every athlete is lying when he says it isn't about the money.

Or so we thought. Now comes Randy Johnson, who needs a few more bucks like he needs a few more ...

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