Bill Cowher orchestrates fifth trip to AFC title game, Penguins owner Mario Lemieux's recently purchased Omaha Lancers are in first place in the USHL, and native son August Wilson is back on Broadway with Gem of the Ocean--set in Pittsburgh and starring Phylicia Rashad, ex-wife of NFL's Ahmad.
Let's see: He signed a $66 million contract before the season. He's off to the best start (15.4 ppg, 5.9 assists, 48.8 shooting percentage) of his four-year career. His Spurs are in first place at 30-9, and he might get picked for the All-Star Game. Could life be sweeter for the 22-year-old point guard? Sure could. He's been linked to Desperate Housewives knockout Eva Longoria.
Being Dylan--or Dillon
A month after Bob's Like a Rolling Stone was named best song ever by, like, Rolling Stone, his memoir is at No. 6 on the Times best-seller list. And "How does it feel ... to be on your own?" would be a timely question for Pats RB Corey Dillon, who got loose for 144 yards in win.
Samuel L. Jackson
Nobody looks better in a tux than Jackson did at the Golden Globes. And why that big smile? Maybe because his basketball flick, Coach Carter, trounced those Fockers at the weekend box office.