espn.com Ali Contest
It's time for Keyshawn to realize that he isn't the center of the universe, and Ralph Wiley's NFL Uncensored Thought Balloons are here to help him come to his senses on his way to his next team (hint: Silver and Black). Plus, Page 2's Jason Whitlock says Keyshawn belongs in Canton, but not for the usual reasons.
WILEY: ME FIRST | WHITLOCK: ME-SHAWN




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The Daily Quickie wonders why nobody criticizes Heidi Klum for running up the score in yesterday's Quickie Poll on your favorite Victoria's Secret model. After all, it was a rout of Oklahoma-Texas A&M magnitude. Plus, Sportoon presents Page 2's own lingerie fashion show, football-style.

Rivalry Weekend Ugliest Uniforms Bracket
Ivan Maisel takes Page 2's Tailgate Tour to a Rivalry Week stop at Auburn for the Tiger Walk before the big Alabama game. And our Rivalry Bracket finals pit Ohio State-Michigan against Army-Navy.
We'd envisioned a semifinal Ugliest Uniform Bracket match between Oregon's hideous yellow look and the Ducks' just-as-hideous green garb. Is there an upset in the making? One day left in Round Three voting.

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH THE MALOOFS
They're rich, single, handsome and NBA franchise owners. Can't we switch lives with Gavin (pictured here) and Joe Maloof? No? Well, at least we can ask them 10 Burning Questions about life in the fast lane.


Freddy Adu, the 14-year-old soccer phenom, signed a professional contract with Major League Soccer. Adu hopes to make the U.S. World Cup roster in 2006, but he has a ways to go to make our list of the greatest teenage athletes of all time.

10]  Dwight Gooden
Gooden was just 19 in 1984 when he was 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA and led the NL with a rookie-record 260 strikeouts and finished second in the NL Cy Young voting.
9]  Tony Conigliaro
No teenager hit more home runs than Tony C., who hit 24 for his hometown Boston Red Sox in 1964 at age 19 (and hit .290 as well). And he did it despite breaking his arm in August and playing only 101 games.
8]  Steve Cauthen
After being named AP's top male athlete in 1977 at age 17 after winning a record $6.1 million in purses, the jockey did even better in 1978: he rode Affirmed to the Triple Crown.
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NFL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Sunday Panthers Redskins 36½
Sunday Vikings Raiders 45½
Sunday Patriots 4 Cowboys 35½
Sunday Titans Jaguars 45
NCAA FOOTBALL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Saturday Ohio State Purdue NL
Saturday Texas 16 Texas Tech NL
Saturday Florida St. 14½ N.C. State NL
Saturday Miami 20½ Syracuse NL
Saturday Michigan 19 Northwestern NL


 
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Conspiracy Theories
They're lurking around every dark corner, around every inexplicable phenomenon in the world of sports. Conspiracy theories have been a part of our lives for 40 years now -- ever since Nov. 22, 1963. Some of them have even found their way into the twisted minds who make up the Writers' Bloc.

Here they are: plausible explanations for everything you don't understand, courtesy of our own conspiracy theorists.

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BE CREATIVE
"We're going to kick your butt"? Page 2's Eric Neel says creativity counts when it comes to taunting.

HOLLYWOOD JOCK
Page 2's Rob Ryder debuts his inside tales from the making of Hollywood's top sports flicks.

THE SPORTS GUY
The Sports Guy says no griping for five years if your team wins it all.
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It's Rangers defenseman Boris Mironov, left, and actor Alan Ruck, aka "Cameron" from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" fame. This match was requested by Mike Casey in Central Islip, NY. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


NCAA Men's Hoops: Preseason NIT
7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Massachusetts vs. Texas Tech
 
NBA Friday
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Timberwolves at Cavaliers
 
NBA Friday
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Rockets at Trail Blazers
 
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If you missed Page 2 over the last week, check out our back issues:
• Wed., Nov. 19: Smack Attack
• Tue, Nov. 18: Jock Hollywood
• Mon., Nov. 17: Passion Plays
• Fri., Nov. 14: Cha-Cha's Last Ride

Other featured content:
• Re-building the Yankees
• All-Time World Series Rankings
• 100 Greatest Home Runs of All Time
• Ultimate Scorecard: 101 best uniform numbers
• The most underrated athletes of all time
• The most overrated athletes of all time
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