The word "potential" no longer exists in the world of Lightning center Brad Richards, above. Now that he has the second-highest salary in the NHL, it has been replaced by the word "results."
OUT OF BOUNDS
No conspiracy here: A laptop worth $15,000 containing Auburn's offensive game plan was stolen from the team hotel by "a drifter," not as a conspiracy to help South Carolina, coach Tommy Tuberville said Sunday. The laptop was taken from the offensive meeting room while players and coaches stood around after dinner the night before Thursday's 24-17 win in Columbia, S.C. The thief was caught on video. "We saw who did it, and it takes a lot of nerve to walk in there with 300-pounders standing around it and pick it up and put it in your pants and walk out the door." Tuberville said. "The police identified him as looking like somebody that they see around the mall all the time. It had nothing to do whatsoever with South Carolina. But somebody out there's got a nice $15,000 computer that doesn't know how to get into it."
Tennessee Titans (nee Houston Oilers) owner Bud Adams during Sunday's ceremony retiring the No. 1 jersey of Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, whom he traded to the Vikings in 1994:
"He spoiled us, I tell you. We won many games because of Warren Moon. The biggest mistake I made was trading him after 10 years."
GATORS NO. 1 ... SORT OF: ESPN announced Sunday that Saturday's College GameDay pregame show will air from The Swamp, site of No. 5 Florida's game against No. 9 LSU. Its 22nd appearance in Gainesville extends Florida's lead.*
1. Florida 22 5. Tennessee 15
2. Florida St. 20 8. Miami 14
3. N. Dame 17 8. Nebraska 14
3. Michigan 17 10. Alabama 9
5. Ohio St. 15 10. Georgia 9
5. Oklahoma 15 *After Saturday
Bucs at Saints, 1 p.m. Sunday, Superdome, New Orleans
TV/RADIO: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5 FM