Sunday, January 07, 2001

Best and worst of week in sports




        The Enquirer sports department's look at who rated — good and bad — this week in sports:

THE TOP 5

        1. Oklahoma: We, like most people, doubted the Sooners. Who knew they could play defense?

        2. Bob Stoops. Shows what a difference a good coach can make. But we're a little tired of hearing what a difference having Boz on the sidelines made.

        3. Xavier: This team can win on the road. The victory in the Crosstown Shootout isn't looking like a fluke at all.

        4. Drew Henson: We like someone who doesn't take the money and stays. Still, the chances of him being a Bengal are greater than him being a Red.

        5. John Cooper: Yeah, he couldn't beat Michigan. But he went out with class.

        BOTTOM FIVE

        1. Florida State: Nice effort. Zero points on offense. Here's a clue for Grandpa Bowden: You're allowed to throw passes of less than 40 yards.

        2. The BCS: It got the national champion right (by luck) but it renders the New Year's Day bowls meaningless.

        3. Tackler Celebraters: Guy stops someone for a 3-yard gain and he prance like he won the Super Bowl. What officials ought to do to discourage that is show the player on the jumbo screen with this beneath it: “You made a tackle, buddy! Sixty-two of them will be made during the game! Get a grip!

        4. CBS: We know Survivor: The Australian Outback follows the Super Bowl. But we're beginning to think the game itself is just a prelude to the drama in the outback. Enough of the promos.

        5. St. Louis Cardinals: Way to go. Signing Bobby Bonilla is the best thing that's happened to the Reds this offseason. Bobby B. likes the card table to be set in the clubhouse about the seventh inning.



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