Good to be here. This is my last column until 2005. If anyone needs to reach me, I'll be at the Verne Lundquist Fantasy Camp.
Players agree to tougher steroid testing Not only that, they agreed to let the BALCO grand jury voluntarily leak up to four times a month.
Senator John McCain has threatened to propose federal legislation that would override the MLB collective bargaining agreement. Yeah, that should pass into law right around the time Jason Giambi Jr. hits his 400th dinger--of the season.
Come on. This is a health issue. The side effects of steroid use are well-documented. And speaking of shrunken testicles, when is Bud Selig planning to reprimand Barry Bonds?
Despite everything, last week Bonds signed a seven-figure deal with Topps. And they're changing the gum in the pack of cards to chewable Clomid.
Meanwhile, the Astros accepted Roger Clemens's salary arbitration. Which means he has until Jan. 8 to string them along.
Heisman to Matt Leinart The junior quarterback from USC will face Jason White in the Orange Bowl in the first NCAA match-up of Heisman Trophy winners. Are you like me? Are you worried that there's still time for the BCS to somehow screw this up?
The NCAA is planning to cap the number of postseason bowl games at 28. Twenty-seven, if it looks as if Ball State has a shot.
Peyton Manning tosses NFL-record 13th straight multi-TD game Meanwhile the younger Manning, Eli, was 4 for 18 for 27 yards and two interceptions. Tom Coughlin said his quarterback rating was 911.
Elsewhere, the Seahawks held on to beat the Vikings 27--23. So I guess Mike Holmgren remembered to disconnect the clock with 2:30 left.