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DP: What other position do you think you can play in the NFL?
PC: Quarterback and free safety.
DP: How long would it take before you're an NFL-level quarterback?
PC: Give me a season. Maybe even an off-season.
DP: Have they got something in the playbook for you to throw the ball?
PC: Man, I'm so waiting on it.
Watching his team get eliminated by the Phillies in the NLCS was especially difficult for Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti because earlier in the season he was unsuccessful in bidding for two of Philadelphia's top pitchers, Cliff Lee and Pedro Martinez (above). Colletti offered the Indians four quality players for Lee (but not Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp). And he says he offered Martinez a free-agent deal for roughly the same amount Martinez accepted from Philly. "Pedro absolutely knows how to pitch," Colletti said. "His stuff is not as good as it was five years ago, but his thought process is Hall of Fame--ish."
I spoke with actor Edward Norton just days before he ran the New York City Marathon with three warriors from the Maasai tribe. They ran to raise awareness for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, which wants to preserve tribal lands in East Africa. (Norton finished in 3:48:01.) He's never appeared in a sports film, but Norton has a great appreciation for them. Here are his five best sports movies: