Not everyone in Australia is consumed by the Olympics. The citizens of Walhalla _ population 21 _ have declared their old gold-mining town an "Olympics-Free Zone." Visitors overheard gossiping about track times, sailing conditions, sports injuries or doping scandals will be fined on the spot. Unpatriotic? Not at all, said Rhonda Acquilina, who with husband Norm runs Walhalla's only general store in the outback town of western Victoria. "We're offering a haven for people who have had enough."
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Who was the last player to score a second-half touchdown against the Bucs defense at Raymond James Stadium?
"As great a player as he was, he wasn't a reflection of the city. This is a gritty city. Even white-collar people think they're blue-collar people. Grant is a fluid, elegant player. I am not sure the city responded to that."
_ TOM WILSON
Detroit Pistons president discussing departed forward Grant Hill
Chiefs wide receiver Joe Horn, on a 50-yard pass from Elvis Grbac in the fourth quarter of Game 9 last season. Including the playoff against Washington, the Bucs defense has gone six home games since without surrendering a TD.