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She's on every magazine cover in the rack and every prime-time special on the tube. She wakes us up in the morning and tucks us in at night. It's an all-Britney, all-the-time world now (and we have the photos to prove it.) But has Ms. Spears taken it too far? Are you weary of her everywhere-ness? Tell us. We'll listen.
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This is not for the faint of heart. There might not be a crueler place on the planet than the Sports Guy's annual roto hoops draft. You'd better come prepared with nerves of steel and a very thick skin, because if Bill Simmons' barbs don't get you, his running diary will. Now, about that Vin Baker pick . . .

The Daily Quickie Bracket-Mania
The good Dr. Seuss would be proud of the Daily Quickie, who is all a-twitter over the opening of "Cat in the Hat" this weekend. How do "Bengals in the Hat" and "Panthers in the Hat" sound?
The Australian women's basketball unitard has steam-rollered into Page 2's Ugliest Uniform Bracket quarterfinal round, which starts today. And our Rivalry Bracket ends with a Big Ten winner.

10 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH SHAUN ALEXANDER
The Seahawks won't have Shaun Alexander's undivided attention this weekend, not with his alma mater playing Auburn on Saturday. The NFL's best-kept secret submits to 10 Burning Questions.


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
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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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Born Under A Bad Sign
He grew up in the spotlight, with every strange move covered and uncovered by the tabloids and countless probing eyes. After three-plus decades of scrutiny, however, do we really know Michael Jackson, the superstar now accused of a truly heinous crime?

Gerri Hirshey of the Writers' Bloc knows him better than most, and she offers a glimpse into the Gloved One's world
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BANKERS, LAWYERS & NFLERS
Just because Ivy Leaguers are smart, it doesn't mean they can't play football.

ME, ME, KEY
Everyone in the NFL is thinking about Keyshawn Johnson -- but no one thinks more of Key than Key himself.

HOLLYWOOD JOCK
Page 2's Rob Ryder debuts his inside tales from the making of Hollywood's top sports flicks.
If your favorite writer isn't on Page 2 today, click here to check out our full roster of columnists.


It's Ohio State QB Craig Krenzel, left, and actor Anthony Michael Hall in "Dead Zone." This match was requested by 59 Page 2 readers. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


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