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You could see it coming. Cup-minded (and forever impatient) Philadelphia had slipped to 11th in the East when coach John Stevens got fired. New coach Peter Laviolette's debut? Capitals 8, Flyers 2, and another blow to Philly's mojo: tough guy Daniel Carcillo drew a four-game ban for punching an unsuspecting Cap.
After the worst home loss of his Louisville career (87--65 to unranked Charlotte) Pitino didn't know what to do. "He couldn't even yell at us, he was so embarrassed," said guard Edgar Sosa. Once he found his voice, Pitino said of the team, "We've got a lot to learn."
Three losses in four games have dropped New England to an un-Patriotic 7--5. Tom Brady's banged up, the defense can't even tame the likes of Miami's Chad Henne (career-high 335 passing yards) and coach Bill Belichick keeps getting burned on fourth-down decisions.
Recent events have changed his fortune. The redshirt freshman QB helped Stanford go 8--4 and earn a bid to the Sun Bowl in Texas—his home state. Alas, he broke a finger in the last game and had surgery. So when the Sun comes up on Dec. 31, he'll be on the bench.