• Prime Cut
I asked Deion Sanders who would have won a race that included himself at age 23, fellow two-sport star Bo Jackson in his prime and Chris Johnson, the fastest man in the NFL today. "Not only am I getting out of the hole first, but the hand is behind the head within the 10th step," Prime Time said. "The hand is behind the head, and the knees are going up like I'm the drum major for Florida A&M. It ain't no question." How could he win even when showboating at the end? "When I was high-stepping, I was still gaining ground. Google me."
• Game Time
At 35 USC's Lane Kiffin is one of the younger coaches in the college ranks. Trojans QB Matt Barkley told me that it's his youthful exuberance that makes Kiffin so popular with the team. "He's a funny guy," Barkley said. "He's a little kid. It's almost like he's playing Madden football with us. He's out there controlling all the routes and just playing out all those plays in his head."
• Line of the week
Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon lost track of how many concussions he played through during his 15 NFL seasons and now suffers from bouts of memory loss: "You meet new friends every day, even though you've known them for years."
THE FINE PRINT: Manny Pacquiao beat Antonio Margarito at Cowboys Stadium. The bout was so one-sided, Pacquiao loaned his cut man to Wade Philips.
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