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January 11, 1999

The Nfl

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Is Matt Millen Lion-hearted?

Fox analyst Matt Millen told SI last Friday that he has had discussions with the Lions about a high front-office position but doesn't have a formal offer from the club. He sounded as if he would be torn if he had to decide whether to forsake the comfy life in the broadcast booth....

Coach Tony Dungy says the Bucs will almost certainly enter next season with Trent Dilfer at quarterback, but you get the feeling that Dungy would consider making a switch if a better passer were available. "We have to be more efficient throwing the ball," he said of Tampa Bay's 52% completion rate, the third worst in the NFL....

Forget about a debate over who will quarterback the Dolphins next season. Coach Jimmy Johnson told Dan Marino last week that he wanted to discuss a contract extension—though it was largely to soften the $7 million salary-cap hit that Miami is scheduled to take on Marino in '99....

So much for fan apathy in Foxboro over the Patriots' move to Hartford in 2001: In the past month the season-ticket waiting list has grown from 10,000 to 58,000. Still, selling 6,000 club seats in their new stadium at $4,000 a seat per year will be a challenge.

The End Zone
It Takes One To Know One

The hoopla accompanying the rise from bench warmer to Pro Bowl player continues for Doug Flutie. A Buffalo-area market has introduced Flutie's Favorite Sub, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Asked why he's endorsing the sandwich, Flutie said, "I was a sub once, too."

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