RANDY JOHNSON: While teammate Curt Schilling got many kudos for starting three World Series games, the Arizona left-hander finished the series 3-0, including 1 shutout innings in Game 7 only a day after he pitched seven innings in Game 6.
D'BACKS-YANKEES WORLD SERIES: One of the greatest in the history of the game, one of those where you'll remember where you were and what you were doing in the bottom of the ninth of Game 7 ... of Game 5 ... of Game 4.
KEYSHAWN JOHNSON: Do you recall any Buc, past or present, playing as well while taking such a beating? Don't bother: There isn't one. The guy has been nails.
BUCS: Despite favorable weather and a so-so game by Brett Favre, Tampa Bay still found a way to be left out in the cold in Green Bay.
NYC MARATHON: Tesfaye Jifar and Margaret Okayo broke men's and women's records, respectively. Jifar received $50,000 in bonus, while Okayo got $35,000. They ran the same course and deserve the same bonus.
BUD SELIG: Two days after a classic World Series, the baseball commissioner announced a plan to eliminate teams that is unlikely to solve the game's problems, leaves franchises and fans in limbo and probably leads to an ugly negotiation with the players union. Fans, this Bud's not for you.
NATE "CHEECH" NEWTON AND LAMAR "CHONG" ODOM: Ladies and gentlemen, the new cast of Up in Smoke II.
IVO VAN AKEN: Belgium's Fed Cup captain accused the two-time defending champion Americans of skipping the tennis tournament in Madrid because it is being played on clay, not because of security concerns. Yes, sports is helping us get back to normal.
_ Robyn Disney, Brant James, Anthony Perez, Mike Stephenson