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December 14, 2009
What smart fans should do this week
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December 14, 2009


What smart fans should do this week

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Athletes in the mix My advice to Tiger is ... Fad that should never come back Weirdest thing a fan said to you When I'm done playing I'll likely ... Crepes, pancakes or waffles?
PIERRE THOMAS Saints RB No comment Fanny packs Someone called me a sexy squirrel Go to law school I like all three
BOBBY RYAN Ducks LW Check the rearview mirror Trucker hats Was I Scarlett Johansson's brother? Gain 150 pounds Crepes
CHRIS JOHNSON Titans RB Keep your head up Baggy clothes Asked by a guy to sign his arm so he could get a tattoo of my name Become a rapper Pancakes
HENRIK SEDIN Canucks C Take care of your family Bell-bottom pants An old woman asked me to sign her breasts Train horses Pancakes


Miami's vice squad

In The U, a documentary about Hurricanes football in the 1980s, Michael Irvin says, "We were bad boys, and we were enjoying being bad boys." Pretty much sums it up; think four NCAA titles and Fiesta Bowl fatigues. But director Billy Corben goes deeper, with insights from dozens of 'Canes (Saturday, ESPN).



Banner days for rugby: It's now an Olympic sport, and it's featured in a buzz-worthy Oscar-season film. Clint Eastwood directs, Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon star in the story of the 1995 rugby World Cup, which South Africa hosted and Nelson Mandela used as a postapartheid unifying force. Invictus hits theaters Friday.


Division II championship

Must be December: Lights are hung, malls are jammed and Northwest Missouri State is in the D-II football final. On Saturday the Bearcats make their fifth straight trip, against Grand Valley State. They've lost four years running; no, Susan Lucci did not study there. NMS tries again on ESPN2.


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