Sunday, February 11, 2001

Best and worst of the week in sports




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

TOP FIVE

        1. Kentucky: The university did the right thing by dealing with the Hal Mumme question before national signing day.

        2. Sean Casey: Won his arbitration case. Get's a $2.6 million raise. Guess here is he's the same nice guy, just a lot richer.

        3. Mike Brown: So he's not going to pay Corey Dillon “preposterous” coin. That's a good thing. The Reds are still hearing about giving all that money to Barry Larkin.

        4. XU women: They just keep winning. Too bad every time you see clips from their games, it looks like they're playing before a sea of empty Cintas seats.

        5. The Reds: They made the right move by bringing back Redsfest. Now, start making the move to get Ken Griffey Jr. to commit to show.

BOTTOM FIVE

        1. Akili Smith: That talk about wanting to be a leader seems kind of shallow from a guy who gets busted for going the wrong way down a one-way street.

        2. XFL: Take away the cheerleaders and the cameras and mikes on the field, and you've got a bad football league. Jesse Ventura should be impeached as a football analyst.

        3. NASCAR: Not a good move to get into a feud with ESPN. No sport wants to take on the network that buys videotape by the truckload. NASCAR denied credentials to “RPM 2Night,” the very show that helped put stock-car racing on the map.

        4. Bobby Knight: The General becomes an Internet tout. How sad. He goes from coaching legend to tout for cyber geeks.

        5. CBA: Word it's about to go out of business shocked us. We thought it folded a couple of years ago.



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