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Dr. Z's All-Pro Team
Dr. Z's decision to leave Jim Lachey, offensive tackle for the Redskins, off his team is unconscionable. Going into Super Bowl XXVI, Lachey had not allowed a sack since Nov. 22, 1990, an unbelievable statistic given that the Redskins play in the sack-happy NFC East. He consistently flattened marquee players such as Lawrence Taylor and Jerome Brown on running plays, opening interstate-wide lanes for backs Earnest Byner and Ricky Ervins. Harris Barton and John Alt are excellent players, but Lachey is the best offensive lineman in football.
One of the beauties of sport lies in its potential to transcend politics in order to bring people together. It is possible that in a proud yet tired country like Nicaragua, perhaps only a Dennis Martinez can heal its deep wounds and renew its hopes for a truly independent future.
While it's nice that Martinez has finally sobered up. I'll bet a lot of Baltimore fans feel shortchanged. Never has an Oriole with such potential underachieved to the extent that he has. Yet despite his decade-long stupor, he has made more in one season than most Americans will make in a lifetime.
Whose Field of Dreams?
The sport of truck and tractor pulling has been an American pastime for 50 years. Even though few pulling heroes are household names, for many Americans pulling has produced a number of legends. Not all fields of dreams are baseball diamonds; for some, they are 300-foot pulling strips.
Truck and tractor pulling events have been featured on ESPN for the past six years. You might say that pulling paved the way for Major League Baseball.