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October 16, 2006
Who's Hot Philip Rivers The future is bright. Rivers, 24, cut loose to complete 24 of 37 passes, rally past the Steelers and move to 3--1 in his first season as the Chargers' starting QB. Said Rivers to San Diego's Union-Tribune, "I'm having fun."
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October 16, 2006

Who's Hot / Who's Not

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Who's Hot

Philip Rivers
The future is bright. Rivers, 24, cut loose to complete 24 of 37 passes, rally past the Steelers and move to 3--1 in his first season as the Chargers' starting QB. Said Rivers to San Diego's Union-Tribune, "I'm having fun."

Notre Dame Heis-men
QB Brady Quinn (right) threw three TDs versus Stanford to stay in the hunt for this year's Trophy (page 59); the Irish are honoring their seven Heisman winners at home games; and how's this for face value--1956 winner Paul Hornung's mug adorns tickets to Saturday's game with UCLA.

Gores
While former veep Al keeps getting buzz for his global warming film, An Inconvenient Truth (it was to debut in the United Arab Emirates this week), the 49ers' former fumbler Frank (left) held on and ran for 134 yards on Sunday, upping his NFL-best total to 465 rushing yards.

Steffi
Tennis great Graf surprised hubby Andre Agassi by spending $360,000 at his charity auction for rackets he used to win his first pro match. Said Graf, "Those rackets are supposed to stay with us."

Who's Not

Brett Favre
The end is nigh? Favre, 37 this week, fell to 0-3 at home and 1-4 overall in his 15th season as Green Bay's starting QB. The icon's sloppy day against St. Louis ended when he fumbled. Said Favre, "I wonder sometimes what I'm doing here."

Nashville's Main Men
Titans QB Vince Young has had his moments, but his 0-5 team is 30th in points scored and is fielding questions about face-stomping DT Albert Haynesworth. On ice the Predators' franchise goalie, Tomas Vokoun, undermined by shoddy defense, gave up 13 goals in two Nashville losses to open the season.

Allens
Virginia Senator George's latest troubles come from failing to report stock options; Chiefs DE Jared (left) was charged with his second DUI in five months. Other NFL Allens-- Green Bay's Kenderick, Frisco's Larry, Miami's Jason and Will, and Tampa's Will--are a combined 3-14.

Galaxy
Soccer greats from L.A., who won the MLS Cup last year, will miss the postseason for the first time in their 11 seasons. Said striker Landon Donovan, "We needed to play better; to want it more."

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