Fry also said, "Let me coach football. Let the academicians run the school." We suggest that if Fry thinks a college coach's only job is to coach, then he should go someplace where he wouldn't have to worry that his players get an education. Say, the NFL.
The Miami Heat, flush from an unprecedented three-game winning streak, was celebrating a little too loudly on a flight from Miami to Indianapolis, where Miami was to play next. The pilot quieted the revelers with this message: "To the Heat players. Settle down or we're going to take this plane to Boston or Chicago, so you can play a real team for a change."
THE ANT GALLOPS TOWARD JOE D
As of sunday, Jockey Chris Antley had ridden at least one winner in each of the last 53 days he raced at Aqueduct in New York City. The previous track record was 29 days, set by Steve Cauthen in 1977, when he was an apprentice. Although such racing records are sketchy, no other track has come forth with a claim to top Antley's. His feat, which dates back to Feb. 8, when Antley won aboard Lady Seul, has become so extraordinary that the milepost he is chasing belongs not to another jockey, but rather to a baseball player, namely Joe DiMaggio, whose 56-game hitting streak has long been considered the most unbreakable record in his game.
Antley has shrugged off the streak by crediting his agent, Drew Mollica, with picking good horses for him to ride. "Drew gets me the mounts, and I can only make 'em run," says Antley, who is already in the Guinness Book of World Records for winning nine races in one day, Oct. 31, 1987, when he rode four top finishers at Aqueduct in the afternoon and five at the Meadowlands in the evening. What makes Antley's present accomplishment even more remarkable is that on 23 of the 53 programs during his streak, he rode three or more winners. His pursuit of DiMaggio's record may have to be put on hold this week, depending on the outcome of a hearing before track stewards, who gave him a 10-day suspension for interference in a race last Thursday.
Antley's streak began shortly after he came off a suspension for cocaine use; he spent four weeks in the same drug rehabilitation center that treated New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden. Track observers noticed a change in the Ant almost immediately. "Since putting his troubles behind him, Chris has graduated from a first-rate rider to the status of a superstar," says former New York Racing Association executive Pat Lynch. As for that superstar from another sport, Joe D, Antley says, "All I knew before was that he was a ballplayer. Now that I know about his streak, though, it would be nice to break it."