What if the sports world had its own Oscar night—and we don't mean an evening at a De La Hoya fight. Here's how the Academy might honor figures from the jock set.
Best Art Direction
Art Howe, for guiding the unpolished Athletics to within a game of upsetting the Yankees in their American League Division Series.
Best Animated Short
Doug Flutie, for his continuing role as a vertically challenged but astonishingly mobile quarterback.
Best Original Score
Connecticut and Long Island University, for their opening-round game in the women's NCAA tournament, which the Huskies won 101-29.
Best Screen Play
Karl Malone and John Stockton, for their classic pick-and-roll.
Best Make Up
Tiger Woods and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, for reconciling after Woods complained the Tour exploited him.
Best Costume Design
The XFL, for its cheerleader outfits, player uniforms and...cheerleader outfits.
Best Film Editing
NBC, for its Olympic coverage from Sydney, in which tape-delayed events were stitched together and presented as if they were live.
Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers, who lured Hall of Fame coach Bobby Knight to the boondocks.
Roger Clemens, for claiming with a straight face that he thought he was fielding the ball when he heaved Mike Piazza's broken bat back at him during the World Series.