KR: I have a winter coat for Los Angeles, but it's not a winter coat for [Minnesota].
DP: On your first day of practice you should make your guys wear those Lakers short shorts, just to let them know what it was like when the NBA was full of men.
KR: Remember that '80s Day with the Lakers and the Celtics a couple of seasons ago?
DP: That wasn't pretty.
KR: No, and the players were so self-conscious that in the second half they all changed back to long shorts. They just couldn't deal with it—and they played much better in the second half.
When he wasn't cracking jokes, guest Chris Rock had a serious take on the Michael Vick situation. Rock, who hunted deer and quail as a child with his grandfather in South Carolina, doesn't condone Vick's dogfighting past, but believes he's the victim of a double standard. "[The NFL] doesn't care about animals," said Rock. "The balls are made of pigskin. The sneakers are made from leather. There are dead animals everywhere."
USC's Pete Carroll admitted that he could have a QB controversy on his hands. Redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp looked to be the starter, but a minor knee injury opened the door for freshman Matt Barkley, who Carroll says has played like a prodigy: "He comes in like a gifted kid comes into a classroom, like a piano player that has this natural talent for playing."
Line of the week
Mike Tyson lamented that boxing has lost its luster: "There are no stars in the heavyweight division. [WBC champ Vitali Klitschko] is a great fighter but he's not exciting, he's not a superstar. You don't draw the people like that. When you're the heavyweight champ of the world, the whole world should know who you are."
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1. James Brown on his 60 Minutes interview with Michael Vick.