It sounds like you don't even want it.
CS: It's not that I don't want it. It's hard to talk about this without sounding disrespectful. I was around enough members of the media to know that a lot of those guys use their vote as a platform to write an article. After guys spend their entire lives working toward something, it seems that something's not right about that process.
But aren't you a good story for them to write about?
CS: No. I just talk a lot. All the stories around me are centered around the teams and the people I played with and the events I was a part of. I was part of some of the greatest moments in the sport. I can remember sitting on the bench in 1993 with John Vukovich watching Joe Carter hit that home run. I was obviously devastated, but not initially. My first thought was, "Oh, my God! I just witnessed one of the greatest moments in the history of the game. How cool? Oh, my God, we just lost!" I love the game.
Think players don't take rivalries seriously? Former Charger LaDainian Tomlinson, who just signed with the Jets, told me he'd never sign with the Raiders—even if they made the best offer. "The things we built in San Diego going against the Raiders—we beat them 12, 13 straight times. I couldn't just go to the other side." And if the Raiders were his only option: "I'm retiring."
CBS golf analyst David Feherty believes that despite all of his off-course issues, Tiger Woods is still the favorite to win the Masters. Said Feherty, "If he plays well, he wins. If he plays reasonably well, he wins. He has to play badly to lose." He also believes that Woods may return more formidable on the course. "He's had this time to get into the Zen side of his character. He may come back even more centered."
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Maryland coach Gary Williams, who says he doesn't fill out a March Madness bracket, told me that he had no worries that any of his relatives would pick Houston to beat Maryland in the opening round: "Not in my family. I'm getting old. They're worried about the will."