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O.J. Simpson sits alone in his jail cell and wonders, "What happened to my life?"
Probably what hurt Simpson the most: Guilty or not guilty, no one cared anymore.
One exception: The Brown family cared.
John Mansoor, the executive director of USA Track & Field's Pacific Association, in his dream world: The relocated Relays merging with the Golden Golden West (high school) Invitational and the Visa Championship Series meet formerly staged in Carson.
If that happens: Some Modestans support the meet, while most cringe.
About the valley's new title as "cradle of quarterbacks:" Add one more in Alabama State junior Reid Herchenbach (Golden Valley), the Southwest Conference Player of the Week.
A perfect World Series: The Dodgers with Joe Torre, Manny Ramirez and Nomar Garciaparra vs. the Red Sox.
Ramirez assists the Red Sox to two World Series titles before he quits on them. Conflicted BoSox fans, right?
Why Modesto Junior College's big win over Sacramento City opened some old-timers' eyes: It was the Pirates' first win over SCC since 1979.
A partial caveat: The teams had not met since '89, before some of the current players were born.
Maybe not as powerful as that other left fielder, but he still would look great in a Giants uniform: Free-agent-to-be Pat Burrell, Phillies.
If I shouted the orders: No champagne showers until pennants or World Series are won.
Now that he's been fired by the Clippers, we can remember Elgin Baylor the right way: One of the most gifted players in NBA history.
Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin was fired after six games. The Tigers either gaffed by hiring him or overreacted by canning him.
Wait a minute. Was I writing about Auburn or the Raiders and Lane Kiffin?
Years later, the game matters again: No. 5 Texas vs. No. 1 Oklahoma today.
Why all opposing corners and safeties huddle in prayer the week before the Giants game: Brandon Jacobs, the NFL's most terrifying running back.
NFL boss Roger Goodell hired The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, for halftime of Super Bowl XLIII.
The status of the Wisconsin Band suggests a new title to its favorite song: On (Probation), Wisconsin.
The talented Cubs under Lou Piniella are 0-6 in the playoffs, so why does he get a pass while Dusty Baker was run out of town?
Cal will welcome the NCAA Women's Basketball Regionals next March -- a perfect career climax for senior star Ashley Walker (Grace Davis).
After Monday night, the verdict is returned: Reggie Bush every time over Mario Williams.
Rookie small forward Donte Green, a bona fide prospect, provides a reason to watch the Kings.
Mike Martz, meet Vernon Davis. By the way, he is an eligible receiver.
Simpson walked on double homicide but was convicted for a souvenir heist. As John Lennon sang, "Instant karma is gonna get you ..."
Bee sports columnist Ron Agostini can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 578-2302.