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The "talented" Bengals will be a "sleeper" team. Steve Spurrier will be named Coach of the Year. The Rams and Pats will stage a Super Bowl rematch. Madonna will win an Oscar for "Swept Away." Believe it or not, all of these predictions but one was actually made last year. Tuesday Morning QB recaps the lunacy.
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Hard edges, big air, the stoke factor and hot tubs. These are just a few of the things Page 2's Eric Neel expects to experience as he heads to his first Winter X Games in Aspen.

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What do Jerry Sloan and Ron Artest have in common? Sideline rage! The Daily Quickie reminds us that Sloan is a repeat ref-pushing offender and also lists a few readers' suggestions for a nickname for the Bucs' D.
Serena Williams says she wants a perfect year. Hey, nothing wrong with a little boasting now and then; just ask Joe Namath. But Page 2's Gino Bona says boasters beware: General Custer and the Titanic were once sure things too.

RUNNING WITH THE BULLS
The Chicago Bulls have been trying to replace MJ and his six-time world champion teammates with 14 feet of inexperienced teenagers -- Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry. Page 2 NBA diarist Charley Rosen takes a close look at the experiment, now in its second year, and offers this appraisal: Sometimes you have to learn to walk before you can run.


As we toil through the "dead zone" of sports between the Super Bowl and March Madness, Page 2 reflects on the 10 best events from in "dead zone" history.. Check out our list and vote for the best ever.

10]  Tara Lipinski wins figure skating gold (Feb. 20, 1998)
Lipinski. 15 years old. 82 pounds nailed a flawless freestyle performance to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold in her sport, and the youngest individual gold medalist in any Winter Olympics.
9]  Eric Heiden wins fifth gold (Feb. 23, 1980)
Heiden shattered the 10,000 meter speed skating world record by 6.2 seconds, and captured his fifth gold medal of the 1980 Lake Placid Games. He became the first athlete ever to win five individual golds in an Olympics.
8]  Foreman floors Frazier (Jan. 22, 1973)
Five minutes and 35 seconds. Six knockdowns. One new heavyweight champ. Foreman: 38-0. Frazier: 29-1. Soon to come: The Rumble in the Jungle.
7]  Elvin Hayes vs. Lew Alcindor (January 20, 1968)
The day college basketball went from being a sport to a Major Sport. No. 1 UCLA, led by the tall, lanky Lew Alcindor takes on No. 2 Houston, featuring forward Elvin Hayes Millions more watched the first regular-season college basketball contest to be televised nationally.
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TEAM ODDS
Philadelphia Eagles 9/2
Green Bay Packers 12/1
Cincinnati Bengals 250/1
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AL SHALL RETURN
Sure, Al Davis and his Raiders got kicked around in the Super Bowl. Sure, they're way over the cap. And it's a sure thing they'll be back.

REAL HEROES
Page 2's Jim Caple spent the Super Bowl with the crew of the U.S.S. Stennis -- real heroes who might be shipping off to war very soon.

THE WATER COOLER
Al Davis learned on Super Bowl Sunday of a new level of getting shown up, writes Page 2's Brian Murphy. It's called pulling a Gruden.

HEY, RUBE
The Good Doctor was publicly embarrassed by the Raiders' performance in the Super Bowl and wonders why he was such a fool.

THE SPORTS GUY
Page 2's Bill Simmons plays the role of James Lipton as he sits down with the Jimmy Kimmel on the eve of his talk show debut.
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Is there a "Love Connection" between this host with the most and this coach in waiting? Well 33 of our Page 2 viewers think so. It's former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci and game show host Chuck Woolery. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


Men's hoops: Butler at Duke
7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Blue Devils have lost last two of three. Uh-oh.
 
Blackhawks at Bruins or
Avalanche at Rangers

8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Regional coverage. Pick your puck.
 
Men's hoops: Oregon at UCLA
10:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports
Bruins are due to upset a big dog, er, Duck.
 
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