Big day for the big man! Pittsburgh's 6'1" 325-pound nosetackle--a guy
coach Bill Cowher calls "a rock in the middle of the defense"--had his
first sack of the season on Super Sunday, stunting a Seahawks drive. Now he's
headed to Honolulu, a late addition to the Pro Bowl roster.
Oh, yes! That's 11 straight wins, a rise to the top of the West and a
relentless defense ordered up by January's Coach of the Month Avery Johnson.
Forward Josh Howard to The Dallas Morning News: "We've all bought into
Miami ( Ohio)
The RedHawks' hoopsters won three straight, the hockey team climbed to the No.
1 national ranking, and it was a pretty fair weekend for a prized alum too:
phys-ed major Ben Roethlisberger.
Where'd he come from? Not the injured Bulls forward but the Bruins' 31-year-old
rookie goalie--12 years ago he went 217th in the NHL draft. He has led Boston
on a 7-2-3 run, resurrecting playoff hopes, and has a gorgeous .941 save
Out of the cold, into the fire for NBA forward Jalen Rose (right), shipped from
the lowly Raptors to the lowlier Knicks; Pete Rose, banned from baseball for
betting on the game, showed up in Vegas over Super Bowl weekend; and it's a
scary time to be a rose by any name--you're liable to get picked for
Oy, vey! That's 17 losses in 19 games, the worst record in the NBA and an
offense sagging without injured Emeka Okafor (left). Coach Bernie Bickerstaff
to The Charlotte Observer: "Effort and playing hard can only take you so
Absent from a ceremony for past Super Bowl MVPs--reportedly because they wanted
more money--were Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. (Both deny money was the
issue). Tom Brady was there and, while doing the coin flip before all those
Steelers fans, was roundly booed.
Where'd he go? Winner of the Hart Trophy in 2001-02, an All-Star in '03-04,
Canadiens goalie has an ugly .881 save percentage and was benched after being
yanked in three of four starts. More worries: Replacement Cristobal Huet has