At 6 feet, Drew Brees is tied for shortest Super Bowl--winning QB. A new study of soccer fouls shows a refereeing bias against tall players. And last Saturday 5'9" Knick Nate Robinson put 7'1" Shaquille O'Neal on his butt with a full-contact block (right). Said Shaq with a grin, "That was a foul, and you know it."
Washington's 5--4 OT triumph over Pittsburgh on Sunday was its 14th straight, pushing the team to within three of the consecutive wins record. Should Alex Ovechkin (right) be Super Bowl co-MVP? The Caps' winger had his second straight Super Sunday hat trick.
Trojans fans, meet your future. USC's Lane Kiffin capped off a stellar signing season (page 28) with the verbal commitment of quarterback David Sills. Upside: Sills trains with the guy who groomed Trojans aces Matt Barkley and Matt Leinart. Downside: He's ... 13.
NFL HALL OF FAME
Kudos to voters for nailing the obvious (Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice) and for the game-changing election of Dick LeBeau, which opens up Canton to deserving assistants. A nitpick: Where's third-year nominee Cris Carter (right), who patented the sideline tippy-toe?