HE SAID WHAT?
“There’s no excuses, because I was out there playing. And if I’m playing, I’m playing, so if I have a bad game, it’s not on my tonsils; it’s on me.” — top pick Greg Oden, who will have his tonsils removed
TODAY’S BEST ON TV
If you missed it the first time after falling asleep during the Home Run Derby, the first episode of ESPN‘s “The Bronx is Burning” miniseries reairs at 10 p.m.
HEADLINERS ” WHO’s MAKING NEWS THIS WEEK
With home run derby crown, former Expos star served up a prime-time reminder of what Nationals fans are missing.
NEW YORK YANKEES
Three All-Stars, an ESPN movie, winners of six of their last 10 and they’re still America’s No. 1 team according to the lasest Harris Poll.
A rough start: shut down for the summer to have his tonsils removed after two games, 19 points. … and 19 fouls!
Faced his stiffest Wimbledon test yet and came away with his 11th Grand Slam title.
Keep on slapping and shoving guys (and gals). It got you much more play on “SportsCenter.”
TWT FIVE ” DAN PATRICK’S NEXT CAREER MOVE
1. “Countdown” co-host — Come on, let’s get the “Big Show” back on TV where it belongs.
2. “CBS Evening News” anchor — Word around NYC is Katie Couric’s not happy.
3. “Press Your Luck” revival — Face it, Dan, you never will get out from under Bob Barker’s shadow. Aim a little lower.
4. “Monday Night Football” — Take a spin in sports announcing’s revolving door and start planning your next move.
5. WWE announcer — “Sport” could use your mix of smarminess and credibility these days.