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The mourning period is over for Page 2's Bill Simmons. Grady's Boner? Yesterday's news. So what if spring training is still more than two months off. Now that Schilling is in the fold, A-Rod might be on the way and Theo is calling the shots, the Sports Guy is pumped about the Red Sox right now. And the Evil Empire is on the run.
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Something got into the Chicago Bulls this week. They spanked the Bucks on Monday and harassed the Sixers to the bitter end on Thursday. Page 2's Eric Neel goes deep inside and discovers this strange something called Scott Skiles, also known as His Eminence. Pity those poor players.

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Here at Page 2, our hearts bleed for Anna Kournikova as we peruse the wrenching excerpts from her diary unearthed by super-snoop Graham Hays. Why? Because her romance with Enrique Iglesias is on the rocks.
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Oklahoma quarterback Jason White might not win the Heisman, but his stats (40 TD passes vs. six picks, 3,446 yards, etc.) this year are mighty impressive. Are they strong enough to make our list of the best college football single seasons of all time?.

10]  Nile Kinnick, Iowa (1939)
He was Iowa's iron man, accounting for 16 (five by run, 11 by pass) of Iowa's total of 19 TDs. Kinnick also punted, place-kicked, returned kicks and played all 60 minutes.
9]  Hugh Green, Pitt (1980)
One of those rare players who controlled games from the defensive line, Green finished second in the Heisman voting. With Green at end, nobody ran against Pitt's defense.
8]  Herschel Walker, Georgia (1981)
Walker's sophomore season (172 rushing yards per game, with 20 TDs) was actually better than his Heisman-winning junior year. His best game: 265 yards vs. Ole Miss.
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Sunday Patriots 3 Dolphins 36½
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Step aside, Carrie Bradshaw. Are men even more obsessed with shoes than women?

Gerri Hirshey of The Writers' Bloc made that argument Thursday, and the men of the WB tried to defend themselves Friday -- but they've got plenty hiding in their closets.
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CUTE COACHES
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It's Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko, left, and Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers. This match was requested by Dominic Ricciardi of Bergenfield, NJ. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


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