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Wide receiver Joe Horn claims he called his family Sunday night from the Saints' end zone. Graham Hays knows better. How? Because he monitored those calls . . . you know, for training purposes. Page 2 divulges Horn's real call log, while Sportoon presents what's under the goal-post padding in other stadia.
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Take that, Terrell! The Saints' Joe Horn raised the bar Sunday when he took a cell phone out of the goalpost padding after one of his four tochdowns. The Daily Quickie says that end-zone celebration is now the standard by which all others will be judged. Plus, the Yankees as fourth-best?

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Nobody ever accuses us of being afraid to accentuate the negative. So . . . hot on the heels of last week's inventory of the best moves of the year comes this week's counter-catalogue. Which goofs and gaffes make our list of worst moves of the year? There's only one way to find out.

10]  Stephen Jackson's Big Oopsie
Last year's swingman for the Spurs wanted to test the market, so he turned down San Antonio's $10 million, three-year offer. Just look at his contract now!
9]  The Thing That Wouldn't Leave
And Penn State won't make him go, so maybe Joe Paterno's continued tenure qualifies as a non-move rather than a move. A 22-26 record over the last four years says it's a bad decision either way.
8]  Sammy puts a cork in it
Whether he inadvertently picked up the wrong bat or not, Sammy Sosa's cork-popping swing last summer still tarnished a game badly in need of polish.
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So, a guy walks into an NFL end zone, picks up a cell phone ... and suddenly it signals the end of Western civilization as we know it.

Not so fast, say the free spirits of the Writers' Bloc. What's wrong with a man celebrating? Our WB crew is dancing in the streets.

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