Note: Weekend "(Very) Quickies" will continue to appear here as usual, even after the move of the usual weekday early-morning post to Sporting News.
Waiting on NFL Playoffs...: T.O. will play Sunday (or so he implies)... everyone's talking about Ryan Grant as the key to the Packers winning... "21" (Tomlinson) vs. "21" (Sanders) is turning out to be THE numerical matchup of the season... How can you NOT root for the Jags?
Marion Jones sentenced to 6 months in prison: As she should have been. She may have become sympathetic; it doesn't change the crime she committed.
Hawks-Heat to replay contested December finish... in March: This is a wild NBA storyline. Faulty scorekeeping puts 51 seconds back on the clock of a Hawks win over the Heat, to be replayed before their game in March. Probably the most fascinating final minute of an NBA game to be played this regular season.
NFL Draft: Oregon RB Jonathan Stewart turning pro. Many scouts think he'll be the 2nd RB taken behind Darren McFadden. I'm not sure he'll be a better pro than Mendenhall or Jones.
Purdue's Joe Tiller retiring after next season, to be replaced by Eastern Kentucky's Danny Hope: What a difference in transition between Purdue and, say, Michigan.
MLB Hot Stove: Nats sign closer Chad Cordero to 1Y/$6M deal. Necessary part if the Nats want to progress next season (which they will).
College Hoops: Huge game this afternoon between Washington State and UCLA. Don't expect a whole lot of scoring (over/under on combined points: 100?), but it's two Top 5 teams in the intra-conference game of the year.