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As Thanksgiving approaches, Page 2 gives props to all the things that make us happy. But, of course, we have to draw the line somewhere. Dan Shanoff helps keep it all straight with his "Thanks" vs. "No Thanks" list. Plus, Sportoon says your Thanksgiving bird can be dressed in many different feathers this year.
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Page 2's Jim Caple can live with the mediocre record and the uninspired play. He can even come to grips with the bottom-feeder bowl bid. But he can't get next to the rest of Washington's embarrassing behavior. So what's a loyal alum to do? Stop showing the money to athletic director Barbara Hedges.

Tailgate Tour Ugliest Uniform Bracket
The Aggies gave Wayne Drehs fair warning before he took Page 2's Tailgate Tour to Texas A&M. But it wasn't enough. He was still caught off-guard by the passion with which they hate the Longhorns from Austin.
Yes, it's a choice between a rock (the Padres) and a hard place (the Predators). But choose, we must. So vote now in our Ugliest Uniform Bracket championship round to determine the ugliest of the uglies.

THE DAILY QUICKIE
The Daily Quickie watched the Bulls lose by 26 on Tuesday and wonders how soon-to-be coach Scott Skiles looks in a uniform. Plus, the Jayhawks' coach as his own Self, and the NFL's Bandwagon Watch.


Hey, it's Thanksgiving Week. You know what that means: Turkey! The way we eat, that should probably be plural. Turkeys. So here they are: The Biggest Sports Turkeys of 2003.

10]  Steve Bartman
It's one thing to try to catch a foul ball. It's quite another to foul up your favorite team's best chance to win a World Series since the Pilgrims found Plymouth Rock.
9]  Bill Romanowski
For his cheap KO of teammate Marcus Williams during practice and a lame apology a couple of days later. Not to mention that positive test for THG.
8]  Don Zimmer and Pedro Martinez
These two gladiators gave us some comic relief, at least. But coming as it did in the middle of one of the best playoff series in recent memory . . . well, let's just say it didn't do the game a lot of good.
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NFL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Sunday Patriots 4 Colts 43½
Sunday Panthers 2 Eagles 36
Sunday Steelers 3 Bengals 41½
Sunday Ravens 3 49ers 37
NCAA FOOTBALL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG O/U
Friday LSU Arkansas NL
Friday Texas 19½ Texas A&M NL
Saturday Georgia 8 Georgia Tech NL
Saturday Miami Pitt NL


 
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As Jerry Glanville once said, "NFL stands for 'Not For Long.' " As in the winners and losers don't stay that way for long. So, has parity helped the league ... or has baseball surpassed pro football as our No. 1 sport?

The members of the Writers' Bloc certainly can't agree on the answer. In fact, they're even dragging NASCAR, hockey and -- gasp! -- soccer into the discussion.
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HOLLYWOOD JOCK
Page 2's Rob Ryder continues his inside tales from the making of Hollywood's top sports flicks.

BEING THE BEAR
Page 2's Alysse Minkoff got to live out her dream by being Josie Bruin during the USC-UCLA game.

THE SPORTS GUY
Page 2's Bill Simmons recounts his 2003 fantasy basketball draft ... and Vinsanity sets in.
If your favorite writer isn't on Page 2 today, click here to check out our full roster of columnists.


It's Tennessee Vols QB Casey Clausen, left, and Val Kilmer a.k.a. "Iceman." This match was requested by 28 Page 2 readers. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


College Football: Arkansas at LSU
2:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Enjoy your leftovers with Louisiana.
 
Men's Basketball: Arizona at Florida
9 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Try the turkey sandwich with some hoops.
 
NBA: Spurs at Lakers
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Turkey a la king of the West.
 
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If you missed Page 2 over the last week, check out our back issues:
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• Mon., Nov. 24: Page 2 Bears All
• Fri., Nov. 21: Brit's Blitz
• Thur., Nov. 20: One-Track Mind

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