|This year's NFL promises as much over-the-top acting and as many subplots and hokey lines as Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer gave us in "Top Gun," and the Kurt Warner and Jake Plummer situations are just the beginning. Page 2's Bill Simmons finds plenty of other parallels in the Secretly Terrible story of Maverick and Ice.|
SIMMONS: TERRIBLY GOOD FOOTBALL
TUESDAY MORNING QB
TMQ was uncannily accurate in his predictions a season ago. Can he match last year's haiku-water mark?
Even with a losing team, a small crowd and damp weather, The Ballpark in Arlington ain't so bad.
THE HOT LIST
With the season about to open, Dan Shanoff has what's sizzling and fizzling in the NFL this year.
THE WATER COOLER
Page 2's Brian Murphy says that after what happened at Fenway Park this weekend, the whole world should come together.
MEET THE 'MAKERS'
Page 2's Bill Simmons says ESPN's "Playmakers" is worth watching, but several flaws keep it from being a great show.
|If your favorite writer isn't on Page 2 today, click here to check out our full roster of columnists.|
|It's Red Sox Johnny Damon, left, and actor "Tattoo" of Fantasy Island, the late Hervé Villechaize. This match was requested by 6 Page 2 readers. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo for Page 2.|
If you missed Page 2 over the last week, check out our back issues:
• Wed., Sept. 3: Head Case
• Tue., Sept. 2: Poetry in Motion
• Mon., Sept. 1: Hot Flashes
• Fri., Aug. 29: One Nation, Divided
Other featured content:
• Ultimate Scorecard: 101 best uniform numbers
• The most underrated athletes of all time
• The most overrated athletes of all time
• Page 2's Top 10 Pop Icons