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That battle with boredom to make it through the Grammy's? Blame it on the over-reaction to Janet Jackson's "wardrboe malfunction" at the Super Bowl. Fortunately, Graham Hays had access to the juicy parts the TV audience missed because of the broadcast delay. Plus, Sportoon reveals the secret Grammy sports angles.
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They're the "Monsters of the Midway." They're supposed to be fearsome and ferocious. And now the Chicago Bears are being coached by a man named Lovie? Page 2's Steve Woodward was having trouble connecting Lovie Smith to the Monsters . . . until he remembered the marketing possibilities.

Celebrity Duffers Post-Grammy Parties
When Tom Brady turned the Pebble Beach pro-am into a love-fest last week, Page 2's Brian Murphy started thinking. (Danger! Danger! Danger!) Which other sports stars should play the pro-am?
Janet Jackson and her "wardrobe" were nowhere in sight, but Beyonce and Prince certainly made their presence known. Page 3's Miki Turner goes behind the scenes at the post-Grammy parties in L.A.

THE DAILY QUICKIE
When a comeback fight for 55-year-old George Foreman is the best-looking bout on the horizon, the Daily Quickie mourns for the sport of boxing. Plus, the Blazers' family tree from Hell, and picking pooches.


Stanford and Saint Joseph's are the last two undefeated teams still standing in Division I college basketball this year. Either of them could run the table and win the NCAA tournament with an unblemished record. But if it happened, would they make our list of the top undefeated teams of all time?

10]  1956 San Francisco Dons (29-0)
San Francisco played up-tempo and used a tenacious full-court press to put together a 55-game winning streak. Didn't hurt that they had future Hall of Famers Bill Russell and K.C. Jones leading the way.
9]  1945 Army Black Knights (9-0)
Mr. Inside (Doc Blanchard) and Mr. Outside (Glenn Davis) were the biggest parts of a college football dream team that capped a perfect season by pasting previously-unbeaten Navy 32-13.
8]  1972 UCLA Bruins (30-0)
Bill Walton. Keith Wilkes. Swen Nater. Henry Bibby. Is it any wonder the Bruins won their regular-season games by an average of 30.3 points?
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Feb. 10 Nets 4.5 Pistons 174
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Feb. 10 Princeton 3.5 Penn NA
Feb. 9 Georgia Tech 4.5 North Carolina NA


 
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    It's pro rassler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, left, and the NBA's Jason Kidd. This pairing was submitted by Luis Gutierrez of New York. Browse our archives of past matches or click here to submit a future duo for Page 2.


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