Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001



The 2001 Yanks didn't win the World Series, but they did get us thinking about the most "clutch" teams in sports history. Check out our top 10 clutch squads, and then click here to offer your vote.
10] 1958 Baltimore Colts
Led by Johnny Unitas, the Colts came back to tie the NFL title game late, then beat the Giants 23-17 in OT in "The Greatest Game Ever Played."
9] 1994-95 Houston Rockets
"Clutch City" was born in Houston's repeat run.
8] 1968-69 Celtics
Boston beat the L.A. Lakers (with Wilt, West and Baylor) on the road in Game 7.
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    Page 2's Chris McKendry, an avid Curt Schilling fan, watched Game 7 of the World Series with her husband, a Yankees fan from birth. She handled it the old-fashioned way -- she didn't tell him who she was rooting for. But that made her feel like she had cheated on him. Can this harmonious sports union be saved?

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    The 2001 World Series was so good, it's hard to put it into words. So, Page 2 cartoonist Kurt Snibbe decided to put it into pictures. Check out Snibbe's new cartoon reviewing all seven games.

     

     

    There's a new world order in baseball, and Yankee haters everywhere are rejoicing. There's also little doubt that the D-back rule this week's Page 2 Power Poll, but there's plenty of movement in the rest of the rankings. See where we ranked those magical Bears and dominating Lakers.

    Talk about a frightening experience. The Lakers looked down the bench last week and saw Rick Fox wearing a very scary mask. Page 2 asked its readers to explain exactly what was happening, and you filled our mailbag with plenty of good responses. Check out the best of the best.



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    Tonight Raiders Broncos 45½
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    Sunday Eagles 5 Vikings 41½
    Sunday 49ers 3 Saints 45
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    Saturday Oklahoma 17½ Texas A&M NL
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    Got a comment or question about something you've seen on Page 2? Here's your chance to sound off to the editors and columnists.

    hey, rube! 

      
    The Good Doctor makes a brilliant bet against the Yankees, simultaneously ridding his neighborhood of an evil weirdo and gaining a new housemate, the lovely Princess Omin.
    seventh heaven 

      
    The Sports Guy was glued to his TV set for every moment of Game 7 of the World Series. Relive the evening by checking out his running diary.
    hit the cooler 

      
    Page 2's Brian Murphy is feeling a little sick -- but it ain't 'cause he has caught D-backs fever.
    the nba hot list 

      
    Page 2's Dan Shanoff looks at the latest NBA trends so you can stay hip for the 2001-02 season.
    unscripted 

      
    Running a little high on the adrenaline from Games 4 and 5, Page 2's Chris Connelly riffs from Britney to "Hoosiers," the Soggy Bottom Boys and a host of others.
    trade da bum 

      
    You might not see all those flaws in Derek Jeter's game, but Page 2's Ralph Wiley says it's time for the Yanks to trade their overrated shortstop.
    walk on dark side 

      
    Remember the "Criminoles"? Or how the 'Canes and Gators got slapped by the NCAA? In his weekly letter about Florida college football, Page 2's Geoff Norman recalls how all three schools have run afoul of the law.
    nba preview '01 

      
    Will MJ make the playoffs? Can anyone beat the Lakers? Page 2's Bill Simmons has the answers with his breakdown of the West and the East in his two-part NBA preview.