ASTOUNDING ENCORE: In each of the past two weeks, players have had single-game totals of 400 passing yards, 200
rushing yards, and 250 receiving yards, marking the first time in history that these totals were reached in consecutive weeks.
There has been a 400-yard passer in each of the past three weeks as Pittsburgh???s BEN ROETHLISBERGER registered
433 yards in Week 9.
A breakdown of the past two weeks??? top performances:
WEEK 400-YARD PASSERS 200-YARD RUSHERS 250-YARD RECEIVERS
10 Carson Palmer, Cincinnati (440) Willie Parker, Pittsburgh (213) Chad Johnson, Cincinnati (260)
11 Drew Brees, New Orleans (510) Frank Gore, San Francisco (212) Lee Evans, Buffalo (265)
SD???s LT???s TDs: The LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON touchdown watch continues. With six games to play in the season, San
Diego running back Tomlinson ??? now with 22 TDs -- needs seven scores to set the single-season record in the category.
Many of NASCAR???s drivers shifted gears early this month when they gave up racing stock cars in favor of bobsleds at the Chevrolet Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge in Lake Placid. The event, which raised research and development funds for the US Men???s and Women???s Bobsled teams, will be televised on ESPN2 on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on the Speed Channel on Feb. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Feb. 9 from noon to 2 p.m.
The event pitted NASCAR drivers Steve Park, Kevin Lepage, Dick Trickle, Todd Bodine, Boris Said, Stanton Barrett, Joel Kauffman, former driver Brad Noffsinger, Busch Series driver Tim Fedewa and the project???s creator, former NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine, against one another in two races at the Verizon Sports Complex in Lake Placid.
The drivers quickly rose to the challenge of driving on ice instead of asphalt as both races produced different winners, though one driver, Trickle, crashed in turn 18 during both heats of the first race. He later managed to successfully navigate that turn in the second race.
Surfing in Hawaii can be a lot of fun.
Photo ??2006 courtesy of Hawaiian Fire.
In ancient Hawaii, surfers enjoyed special privileges in royal circles and were celebrated in song and dance. For centuries, the islanders treated the oceans and her moods with great mystique. When the water was too calm, surfers would often invite a kahuna (Hawaiian priest) to pray for surf. Today, in order to be considered a world class surfer, one must catch a Hawaiian wave, and surfing remains the most popular requested activity for adventure seekers traveling to O???ahu.
SURF WITH A LEGEND
Visitors can learn from a genuine Hawaiian legend by enrolling in a class at the Aikau Pure Hawaiian Surf Academy. A visitor to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel remarked that a lesson with Clyde Aikau is akin to learning how to bat from Joe DiMaggio. Clyde, the younger brother of Hawaiian surfing great the late Eddie Aikau, has been recognized as a ???Waikiki Surf Legend??? by the Outrigger Duke Paoa Foundation. Also, he has always placed in the top ten of the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surf Championship, an event held only when waves are twenty feet or more. Big wave surf meets where Clyde has taken home the top prize include the Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Championship at Waimea Bay and the Makaha International Championship. Clyde Aikau has taught surfing all over the world including, France, Brazil, Japan, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, New Caledonia, California, and Florida and counts among his students the Kennedy family.
How long will it take the ???experts??? of our beloved media to realize that in today???s football world a quarterback no longer needs 3-4 years experience to lead an NFL team?
College today is no longer the 3 yards and a cloud of dust game it use to be. I hope guys like Parcells and Gibbs have learned that but I???m not sure they understand it.
If you follow the college game like I do you could see Ben Rothlisberger and Philip Rivers were both light years ahead of Eli Manning and would not be surprised by Rothlisberger???s early success, or Rivers winning ways in SoCal. The three most efficient QB???s right now are P. Manning, Tony Romo and Rivers, case closed.
Here is what I saw this week???
I have been telling you the 49ers have the makings of a good club. They have won 3 in a row and are just a game back of Seattle in the NFC West. After they beat the Seahawks 20-14 Sunday. Frank Gore rushed for 212 yards and the 49ers are suddenly playing some good D. This is the surprise team of the year.
The NBA seems to be in some sort of alternate universe right now. Things are wide open, which is unusual for the norms of the so-called "best players in the world".
Utah has one loss, and a five-game winning streak. Miami, though without Shaq, is struggling mightily. Dallas started 0-4, and has won five straight games.
Orlando has seven wins in ten games. These facts aside, the league holds one team that is the most hallowed and, at the same time, the most perplexing: the Boston Celtics.
Just to start by looking at the roster, you start with a few growing trends in the 'L'. The Celts have only five players that are six-foot-nine or taller, and only one seven-footer. The average age of the team is 24, with only five players being born before 1980. Also, five player on the roster never saw college. The average size: six-foot-six, 220 pounds. These are trends seeping into a team full of retired jersey numbers.
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