Everyone loves Julius Erving but you'd be wise not to let him perform surgery on you—while Dr. J has an honorary Ph.D. from Massachusetts, he has operated only along the baseline. In sports, many go by Doctor after receiving honorary doctorates but only a few have actually attended graduate school. See if you can match the person with his or her degree.
1 Sean Payton
2 Tom Osborne
3 Phil Jackson
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4 Vivian Stringer
5 Mike Leach
6 Lou Holtz
7 Pete Carril
8 Jerry Punch
9 Ferdie Pacheco
10 Lee Corso
A Honorary Ph.D., Letters, Iowa
B J.D., Pepperdine
C Honorary Ph.D., Letters, North Dakota
D Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Nebraska
E Honorary Ph.D., Public Service, Eastern Illinois
F M.D., Wake Forest
G Honorary Ph.D., Humane Letters, Florida State
H Honorary Ph.D., Education, South Carolina
I Honorary Ph.D., Humanities, Princeton
J M.D., Miami (Fla.)
Answers: 1=E; 2=D; 3=C; 4=A; 5=B; 6=H; 7=I; 8=F; 9=J; 10=G
Since the Canadiens' George Parros was badly hurt in an Oct. 1 fight with the Maple Leafs' Colton Orr, the NHL has been wringing its hands about fisticuffs. Playing against type, Avalanche first-year coach Patrick Roy, who had two nasty throwdowns as a goalie, spoke up for peace: "I don't believe fighting is that important in our game."
THEY SAID IT
"I'll just put some ice on it and some Robitussin or something."
Torii Hunter Tigers outfielder, on how he'll treat the cuts and bruises he suffered to his head falling over the Fenway Park fence as he tried to catch David Ortiz's Game 2 grand slam in the AL Championship Series.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
Citing more than 24 fights over the last three years, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association advised teams not to engage in postgame handshakes.