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Tuesday Morning Quarterback says the Titans, the Bengals, the Seahawks and other teams are sporting looks that cry out for the kind of help only TMQ can provide: Uniform Amnesty. And speaking of uniforms (or lack thereof), Gregg Easterbrook spent Monday night getting up close and personal with the Eagles' cheer-babes!
TMQ: EYESORES | TMQ: EYEFULS




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As Barry Bonds prepares to go where no man has gone before with his home-run totals, Page 2's Ralph Wiley says he has become a baseball frontiersman. Bonds' rugged individualism sets him apart from a number of baseball's other classic icons, including Willie Mays, the man whose mark he is about to surpass.

Life on the Mississippi Instant Replay
Page 2's Jim Caple floats down the Mississippi to Collegeville, Minn., where he spends a day with one of football's most unconventional and successful coaches, John Gagliardi of St. John's College.
The idea was that instant replay would bolster the officiating in the NFL, but Page 2's Tim Keown says it's had the opposite effect. Now, the league's second-guessing system has zebra crews totally bewildered.

THE DAILY QUICKIE
The Daily Quickie makes the call on the all-pro quarterback in the NFC. Hint: It's the one who didn't start for the Rams last Sunday. Plus, racing's guilty pleasure sick catches by Joe Jurevicius.


About three weeks to go, and there's a whole lotta shakin' going on in some wicked-good division and wild-card pennant races right now. Could this season possibly edge its way onto our list of the 10 greatest pennant races of all time?

10]  1948: Cleveland Rocks
Cleveland, Boston and New York were tied at the top of the AL with a week to go. A week later, only the Yankees were eliminated. Lou Boudreau's two home runs in a one-game playoff at Fenway sent Cleveland into the Series.
9]  1951: The Shot
The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Bobby Thomson, 3:58 p.m. Need we say more?
8]  1956: A Nation of Kids
Don Newcombe's 27th win and two Duke Snider home runs (not to mention a spectacular catch) held off Milwaukee on the final day of the season, and the Dodgers survived to face the Yankees again in the Series.
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NFL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Monday Eagles 3 Buccaneers 36
Sunday Dolphins 3 Jets 36½
Sunday Packers Lions 47
Sunday Seahawks Cardinals 44½
NCAA FOOTBALL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Saturday Texas 13 Arkansas -
Saturday Michigan 10 Notre Dame -
Saturday Nebraska 10 Penn State -
Saturday UCLA 10½ Illinois -
All Times ET | Bold indicates home team
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HEY, RUBE
The Good Doctor sounds off on the President, war, football and, of course, gambling on them all.

BLACK SUNDAY
Page 2's Bill Simmons kept a running diary of the worst Boston sports day of the year.

BALLPARK TOUR
Our final ballpark is also our best: Pittsburgh's PNC Park grades out as the best in baseball.

THE WATER COOLER
Even on a sunshiny Saturday, the lure of the TV was too much for Brian Murphy to overcome.

MIGHTY MISS
Page 2's Jim Caple embarks on a two-week road trip to cover sports and meet people along the Mississippi River.
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It's A's hurler Barry Zito, left, and TB Buc Joe Jurevicius who lit up MNF last night. This match was requested by Bryan in Mill Valley, Calif. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo for Page 2.


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Wednesday Night Baseball
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Phills at Bravos, one apiece so far.
 
Angels at A's & Rangers at M's
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