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Those Easter-egg-like cleats Team USA wore against Turkey are part of a new Nike line aimed to "improve on-field visibility." Also putridly purple were the kicks the Suns' Jared Dudley wore when he accidentally stepped on SI photographer John McDonough's neck. Our man was O.K., if a tad purple.
Even allowing for Saturday's perfect game, what did Philly have last week? Two wins and four runs in six games. On May 26, in the midst of a 30-inning scoring drought, one team blogger began a hunger strike till his team plated a run. He broke his fast 48 hours later.
When Rampage Jackson decided to play Mr. T in The A-Team movie (June 11), MMA head Dana White fumed, "If you'd rather be on The A-Team, you don't belong in the Octagon." White was a prophet: Last Saturday, Jackson (far left) lost to Rashad Evans. We pity the fool!
RED IN THE FACE
A busy week for NCAA disciplinarians: The list of alleged or suspected troublemakers included such powers as Michigan football (excessive practicing) and the hoops programs at Kansas (ticket scalping), Kentucky (academic fraud) and UConn (recruiting).