Last week areporter from an English newspaper asked Bill Belichick—always a fan ofwhimsical questions—if he'd ever had fish and chips. (His answer: "Sure,absolutely.") Get ready, Coach Hoodie: The British media await your arrivalin London, where the Pats will play Tampa Bay on Sunday (CBS).
It begins on Oct.28 in the AL city (Fox), and for the first time the Series is scheduled to endafter Halloween. In the interest of avoiding snowouts, pray for Dodgers-Angels.At least East Coast fans will be less sleep-deprived this year. Weeknight gamesare at 7:57 p.m. ET, the first pre-8 p.m. starts since 1971.
Chris Bosh,Internet hero
Last week theRaptors' forward won a court battle with a cybersquatter who had registeredchrisbosh.com and 800 other athlete and celebrity domain names. A judge gavethe domains to Bosh; he will return them to their rightful owners for free.When surfing raeflafrentz.com, you'll thank him.
The acclaimeddrama is back for a fourth season, premiering on Oct. 28 on DirecTV. (NBC willrerun the episodes for all to see next summer.) A primer: Tim Riggins and palshave graduated. Coach Taylor left Dillon High for a rival program. And MinkaKelly (who plays Lyla Garrity) is still dating Derek Jeter.
As if guardingLeBron weren't tough enough—now you don't want him breathing on you. James andseveral other Cavs were treated for H1N1 flu last week, but they should beready to open the NBA season against the Celtics on Tuesday. In the second halfof the TNT doubleheader, the Lakers host the Clippers.
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Athletes in the mix
Marge Simpson in Playboy means ...
Most I ever paid for a haircut
____ exhibits paranormal activity
Biggest DVR obsession
Trend that should die a slow death
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY Penguins G
She must have nice boobs
Too much for a mullet
Teammate Sidney Crosby
Guys in skinny jeans
E.J. HENDERSON Vikings LB
My friend Jovonne, who remembers everything
DANY HEATLEY Sharks LW
Ed Hardy shirts and hats
STEPHANE ROBIDAS Stars D
Homer should be proud
$80 to shave my head
Inside the Grid
Henderson, who has been working on his dreadlockssince 2003, finds the Mohawk a little too eccentric. "I'm tired of beingdistracted by [teammate] Ray Edwards's head," he says. "[The Chargers']Shawne Merriman [above] too. Either get a regular cut or grow somedreads."
DAMIAN STROHMEYER (BELICHICK)
ERICK W. RASCO (FANS)
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BILL RECORDS/¬©NBC UNIVERSAL INC./EVERETT COLLECTION (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS)
ANDREW HANCOCK (JAMES)
JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (MERRIMAN)
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HAN MYUNG-GU/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES (MANSON)
DAVID E. KLUTHO (HEATLEY, ROBIDAS)
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LOU CAPOZZOLA (FLEURY)
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