This year's Monday Night towel girl--who in the '80s amazed us on Battle of the Network Stars and Knots Landing--survived after oddsmakers had her at 2 to 1 to get bumped off in Sunday's Desperate Housewives. Hey, Nicolette: TO's back on MNF on Dec. 27.
One month after Election Day, D.C. is in a blue state. Coach Gibbs is fending off talk he'll (re)retire, and stud tailback Clinton Portis (left) is inexplicably being phased out of an offense (12.6 points per game) that could barely outscore D.C. United. After Sunday's 16-7 loss to Pittsburgh dropped the Skins to 3-8, QB Patrick Ramsey sighed, "It's the same old story."
Days after a headline dubbed him ALEXANDER THE GREAT, Seattle's $3.25 million-a-year back Shaun Alexander gained just 39 yards in loss to Bills. Days after a headline dubbed it BARELY EVEN MEDIOCRE, Oliver Stone's $155 million Alexander brought in just $13.4 million over long Thanksgiving weekend.
Cardinals coach says, "When I make a decision, I stay with it until I change my mind," and his indecisiveness on QBs (McCown to King to McCown, etc.) has helped sink Arizona to third place in NFC West. On Sunday, he watched two guys he let go--Jets guard Pete Kendall and CB David Barrett--celebrate on Arizona's turf.
Can't beat the AFC and can't escape mediocrity. In the Nobody's Forgotten Conference, teams like Green's Cards and the once 1-7 Panthers have a shot at the playoffs.