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November 24, 2008
What smart fans should do this week
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November 24, 2008

Game Plan

What smart fans should do this week

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How do sports stars fit in? ____ should be woman of the year Favorite crooner Thing that makes you say, "No, no, no!" I always thought _____ was a vampire Would ____ please be quiet? Please?
STEVE MASON Blue Jackets G Stacy Keibler (right) Bing Crosby A guy at the top of my crease, arms raised Ozzy Osbourne Tabloids
LENDALE WHITE Titans RB My mom, Anita White Charlie Wilson from The Gap Band Not giving me my check Teammate Keith Bulluck Bart Scott
DANNY CEPERO Red Bulls GK Jennifer Love Hewitt Enrique Iglesias Bad drivers Amy Winehouse (top) Alexi Lalas
KERRY RHODES Jets FS Michelle Obama Rihanna A woman without a good pedicure Angelina Jolie Mel Kiper Jr.


Patriots vs. Dolphins
It's another Bill Bowl, Pats coach Belichick against Miami overlord Parcells, and crucial to the AFC playoff race. Strategy geeks will get a glimpse into Belichick's scheming mind on Sunday: How will he deal with Miami's Wildcat formation? The Fish ambushed their AFC East rivals with the direct-snap attack in Week 3. Ronnie Brown ran wild (four TDs) in a 38--13 win.


Breathe easy, Hat Guy. The savagely funny site dedicated to poking fun at a certain ESPN analyst and holes in the work of other journalists is shutting down. (The three TV writers behind the blog are too busy to continue.) The site's archives will stay online, though—must reading for those who love baseball and hold those who write and talk about it to a higher standard.


Vicktory Dog Wines
Last week Michael Vick's lawyer said his client wants to return to the NFL when his prison term ends. While they plan protests, animal activists can toast the dogfighter's incarceration with reds from Carivintas Winery. The labels feature paintings of the 22 dogs rescued from Vick's compound; purchases benefit their new home, the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.


Clippers vs. Nets
It's not a glamour matchup, but New Jersey gave out free tickets for this Nov. 22 game to 2,000 out-of-work fans who submitted résumés to the Nets Job Bank, a network of corporate sponsors and season-ticket holders who may be hiring. The team will hold a job fair at the Izod Center before the game—and since the response was so strong, it plans another for early 2009.

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