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You know the Super Bowl rocked when the game still inspires a buzz in the crowd six days later.
The Eli Manning-to-David Tyree pass already has been titled the "Slip & Grip."
Remember that Tom Brady, after being pounded the entire game, still guided his team down the field for the go-ahead touchdown.
About Bill Belichick hustling off the field with 1 second left: For him, par for the course.
I equated the Patriots to Wolfgang Puck and the Giants to Col. Sanders before the game. Finger-licking wrong.
Spotted on HBO's Bryant Gumbel Real Sports: Brandi Winans, the ex-wife of Turlock's ex-Raider Jeff Winans, on the plight of spouses of injured ex-NFL players.
A good pairing: first-year Fresno Pacific coach Jim Saia (ex-Columbia), whose Sunbirds are 17-3 and 9-3 in the Golden State Athletic Conference; and ex-Modesto Christian standout Todd Brown (28 points to beat The Master's).
Moved from Twitchell Island to a warehouse at the Port of Stockton: the track and field workout site for Tri Valley Athletics featuring Modesto's Suzy Powell and husband and wife tandem Tye Harvey (Sonora) and Amy Acuff.
Just a guess, but Shaquille O'Neal will help the Suns more than Chris Webber helps the Warriors.
USF interim coach Eddie Sutton has his 800th win. Time to go home.
For a true appraisal of Wednesday's national signing day, see next fall's wins and losses.
Check out all those fill-ins at Sunday's Pro Bowl.
The problem with Chad Johnson (Ocho Cinco) was the Bengals' siete wins.
A thought about the Mitchell Report: He's a member of the Red Sox board of directors and compiled a list devoid of Red Sox. Coincidence or conflict of interest?
All we know for now: Either Roger Clemens and his attorney, or Brian McNamee and his attorney, are telling Mount Everest-sized lies.
McNamee alleges he injected Clemens' wife. Next up: random drug testing for all Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.
Bob Knight bails on Texas Tech. Great coach, strange dude to the end.
Never gets old: Pebble Beach.
There was a celebrity bonus in the caddie of IMG owner Ted Forstmann (Natalie Gulbis) and the fiancee of Greg Norman (Chris Evert).
We're always keeping score: Evert leads the Shark in majors 18-2.
Hard to write more magical words than "Pitchers and catchers report this week."
Steve Spagnuolo spurned the Redskins, then signed a three-year $6 million contract to stay as Giants defensive coordinator. That's cool cash without head-coaching pressure -- the best of both worlds.
Michael Vick can keep all but $3.5 million of his nearly $20 million bonus payout from the Falcons -- nice spending money when he's freed.
The Michael Strahan of 25 years ago: The foundation to the 49ers' dynasty was built in part by Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Fred Dean.
Shaun Hill signs. Beware, Alex Smith.
The Raiders get their revenge on the Patriots via Giants pass-rusher Justin "Tuck."
Best Super Bowl commercial: the Clydesdale finally making the team with help from his dalmatian trainer. Beer ad.
And the worst: The woman's heart jumps out of her chest so she can "follow her heart" to a job-search Web site.
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