November 24, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Garrett denies problem with T.O.
Considering the fact that T.O. called out the offensive coordinator this week, it was a question worth asking. "Yeah, I'm fine," T.O. said. "I'm fine." Jason Garrett danced around questions about his relationship with T.O. like Tony Romo eludes pass rushers. "Terrell is always a featured guy in our offense," Garrett said, "and he always will be." (Dallas Morning News)
Teixeira leaning toward Red Sox?
Well, we found out this week what Angels free agent Mark Teixeira wants -- a home for the holidays. During Thursday's ESPN telecast of the Georgia Tech-Miami game in Atlanta, Teixeira told sideline reporter Erin Andrews he wants a baseball team for Christmas. "I don't want to put a timetable on it, but Christmas morning, I want to know where I'm going to be for the next couple of years," he said. "So hopefully, by Christmas, it will be done." Knowing agent Scott Boras' affinity for the big stage, I'm guessing Teixeira's headline-grabbing signing will be announced during baseball's winter meetings Dec. 8-11 in Las Vegas. What better place for the rich to get richer? But I don't think it will be with the Angels. If he were going to re-sign in Anaheim, I think it already would have happened. Just a gut feeling. Even the people I talk to in the organization don't seem optimistic. Teixeira would be ridiculed if he signed with perpetual losers such as the Baltimore Orioles or Washington Nationals, so my guess is he'll sign with the Boston Red Sox. (Orange County Register)
Nets giving away tickets for LeBron
Sign of the (bad economic) times, although it's still hard to believe: When LeBron James was in the Meadowlands last week, the Nets called select business partners and offered $110 tickets, free of charge. (New York Daily News)
Must-See Photo
Frankie Hejduk kisses the trophy after the Columbus Crew defeated the New York Red Bulls for the MLS title. (AP)
Must-See Video
Extreme Downhill Biking Competition In Peru.

Extreme Downhill Mountain Bike - The top video clips of the week are here
Game To Watch
NFL, 8:30 p.m. ET
Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Wilt Chamberlain
1991 -- Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year
1976 -- NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
1960 -- Wilt Chamberlain pulls down an NBA-record 55 rebounds in a game
1953 -- Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954


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