The new year was barely two days old when Georgia State's Lefty Driesell, a fixture on the college basketball scene for 41 years, announced he had coached his last game (page 64). It was another reminder that while the rhythms of sport delight and endure, the landscape is always changing. The Expos? Iffy. The Ottawa Senators, who failed to distribute paychecks last week, look as if they're going the way of the Hartford Whalers. And the WNBA, which recently lost franchises in Miami and Orlando and Portland, has become the Incredible Shrinking Women's League. Herewith, the people and things that will be, might be and, if there is a God in heaven, should be gone by January 2004.
WILL BE GONE
"After this season," he, says, "there will be no more want."
One mo' time, for $10.1 million and then, with more than 300 wins, that's it.
ESPN's Around the Horn with Max Kellerman
Babbling panelists, an overcaffeinated host: enough already.
Art Howe's hair
What was already in full retreat (right) can't survive a year of managing the drama-a-day Mets.
NFL at Veterans Stadium
How will Eagles fans cope with the clean, new confines of Lincoln Financial Field?
Now on his farewell tour he says, "When you make a decision and you know it's right, you have a peace come over you."
Dusty's three-year-old son (left) is 13 years short of the new minimum age for batboys.
Augusta's policy barring women members
Hootie's too rigid not to crack.