HOT: Ryder Cup

It unites Europe and the U.S.—one of the few things that can make sports fans on both sides of the Atlantic look up from football.

HOT: Dave Stewart

Wow, an MLB GM who's known less for playing moneyball than playing ball for money.

HOT: Paul Konerko

One Series ring, one ALCS MVP, 439 homers, 18 years, no retirement hoopla. Guess he picked the wrong team to be the heart and soul of.

NOT: Bill Simmons

ESPN talker suspended three weeks for calling Roger Goodell a liar. The network didn't even wait to see the video.

NOT: Charlie Weis

Going 6--22 in two-plus seasons is how to get from Kansas to canned.

PHOTOROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GOLFERS) PHOTOCHARLIE RIEDEL/AP (WEIS)