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Starting today with Jim Caple's eclectic look at the people and things we sometimes take for granted, Page 2 dedicates this week to the underloved and underrated. That means overdue props for John Cusack, for Stan Musial, for Donald Duck and of course for the lovely, leggy, talented and virtually unkown pole vaulter Tatiana Grigorieva.
CAPLE: UNDER THE RADAR




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No Masters win. No British Open win. No Battle of the Bridges win. Now Tiger can't even win the Buick Open. Page 2's Jim Armstrong says Mr. Woods has come back to where the rest of us live: Planet Earth. But never fear, Tiger. We have suggestions. Thought about trying the John Daly Workout?

Weekend Water Cooler Ballpark Tour
Page 2's Brian Murphy goes back in time to those thrilling days of radio's yesteryear when Hall of Famer Hank Stram called Monday Night Football. Plus, Chuckie-San's Japanese alarm clock and new love for Marcus.
Time's a-wasting if you're going to make the scene with the Phillie Phanatic at Veterans Stadium. Jeff Merron stops in on Page 2's Ballpark Tour to pay homage -- well, sort of -- to the last days of a Philadelphia institution.

THE DAILY QUICKIE
Now that Serena is out with an injury, the Daily Quickie says we'll have to use our fashion imaginations at the Open ... unless Venus has a catsuit up her sleeve. Plus, Tyson goes hungry and Britney enrolls at Duke.


They're the athletes we don't think about as much as we should, those who are better than we think they are. They are top 10 most underrated current athletes:

10]  Jamal Mashburn
He averaged 21.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists last year for the Hornets -- and finally made his first All-Star Game.
9]  Brian Giles
He only seems to get publicity when his name is mentioned in trade talks, but he's one of baseball's very best hitters -- better, in fact, than Bernie Williams.
8]  Mike Brown
The Chicago Bears safety has yet to make a Pro Bowl, but head coaches know how good this intense, hard-hitting DB is -- and so do the Bears, who just gave him a $5 million signing bonus.
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VEGAS' ODDS TO WIN 2003 WORLD SERIES
Yankees 7-2   Phillies 10-1
Braves 5-1   Mariners 11-1
Red Sox 7-1   White Sox 15-1
Giants 7-1   Astros 16-1
Athletics 9-1   Cardinals 18-1
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WACKO IN WACO?
How did things go so deadly wrong for Patrick Dennehy? Page 2's Ralph Wiley studies the crime scene in Waco.

BALLPARK TOUR
Page 2's ballpark tour hits Detroit's Comerica Park, home of a great tiger theme and a bad baseball team.

INNER CHEESE
Fighting the urge to do the Macarena? Page 2's Stacey Pressman says that's what sporting events are for.

FEAR FACTOR
Before you pass judgment on Kobe Bryant's accuser, ESPN.com's Kristen Fischer asks that you walk in the shoes of a 19-year-old woman.

HORSE STUFF
The Sports Guy took time out from his busy schedule to check out "Seabiscuit."
If your favorite writer isn't on Page 2 today, click here to check out our full roster of columnists.


It's Astros outfielder Craig Biggio, left and actor Ethan Hawke. Page 2 has received 29 requests for this match.Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


Tennis Masters Canada
1 p.m. ET, ESPN
Day two in Montreal.
 
NFL Live
7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Finally football.
 
Tuesday Night Fights
8 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Hector Camacho Jr. vs. John Brown.
 
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If you missed Page 2 over the last week, check out our back issues:
• Fri., Aug. 1: Wacko in Waco?
• Thurs., July 31: Say Cheese!
• Wed., July 30: Swap Meat
• Tue., July 29: Move Over, VH1

Other featured content:
• Ultimate Scorecard: 101 best uniform numbers
• Page 2's Top 10 Pop Icons
• 10 Burning Questions with Mike Ditka
• The most overrated athletes of all time
Monday, Aug. 4, 2003
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