The Road Shoe
Knicks guard Stephon Marbury has been erratic this season, but his line of
low-priced footwear is a hit. (The shoe he released in August—no different in
quality, he says, from $100 sneakers—sold out in three days.) Marbury's latest,
which he's wearing for road games (above), drops today and will sell for
Which is brighter, Pittsburgh's future or its past? Young guns Sidney Crosby
(28 points) and Evgeni Malkin (16) can make a case for the former when New York
and ex-Penguins star Jaromir Jagr (right) come to town. Jagr (32 points) is the
NHL's leading scorer, and the Rangers have the league's fifth-best road record.
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SI PICK OF THE
Fortunately for Notre Dame, college football pollsters have short memories. The
Irish's pummeling at the hands of Michigan in September feels like ancient
history now that they've won eight straight. With another victory at USC this
week, 10--1 Notre Dame, ranked fifth in the BCS, could land a berth in the BCS
title game—or at least guarantee that the third-ranked 9--1 Trojans don't get
in. The streak has been especially good for Irish QB Brady Quinn (above). He
can bolster his Heisman candidacy against USC, which has the nation's
57th-ranked pass defense. ABC 8 p.m.
Nets at Lakers
Wilt. Kareem. Shaq. Andrew? The Lakers have the makings of another seven-foot
mountain in the middle: 19 year-old center Andrew Bynum, who has been tutored
by Abdul-Jabbar since L.A. made him the 10th pick in the 2005 draft. In his
first year as a starter, Bynum (right) is averaging 10.3 points per game and is
the team's second-leading rebounder. Check listings 9:30 p.m.