Monday Night Football
Institution's swan song features a lot of ugly ducklings: On Monday the Saints fell to 3-10 with a loss to Atlanta. This week's meaningless matchup has the Packers (3-10) at the Ravens (4-9). The grand finale? See the Jets (3-10) against the Patriots. It's enough to make you long for that Monday-night classic of two weeks ago: Seahawks 42, Eagles 0.
Sex scandal? No worries. Recruiting improprieties? Pshaw, who doesn't have a few? Get walloped three games in a row? Unforgivable! CU finally fired maligned football coach Gary Barnett after the Buffs limped home with a 7--5 record. Three days later the team was back in the news: CU tackle Clint O'Neal was suspended for sending a racist e-mail to another CU athlete.
So much for being all lovey-dovey with Larry (SI, Oct. 24). NBA's Public Enemy No. 1 flipped the bird to the Pacers' organization, saying he doesn't like playing for coach Rick Carlisle and wants out. As an added insult, he made his noise in the media instead of to the team.