HE SAID WHAT?
“If you could tell me today what will happen to the automobile companies, I’d have a better answer. If they’re still in existence in a couple of months, it will still be a tough time, but we’ll be able to operate. If they’re not, it will be a different story.” — Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski
BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS
NFL Week 14
The Redskins travel up Interstate 95 for a Sunday night showdown with the Ravens, the Giants take on the Eagles at the Meadowlands and the Cowboys face a tough test in Pittsburgh. Elsewhere, the Saints host the Falcons in a key NFC South game, and the Jets look to maintain their AFC East lead with a game in San Francisco.
ACC Championship game
Virginia Tech will secure its second straight Orange Bowl appearance with a win over Boston College in Atlanta. The Eagles, meanwhile, seek their first appearance in the BCS.
Big 12 Championship game
Oklahoma likely would clinch a spot in the BCS Championship game with a win over Missouri. A loss, however, would turn the BCS into an even more confusing mess than it already is.
Sure, Army hasn’t been competitive in a while, but the pageantry and tradition of this game make it worth watching.
TWT FIVE » SIGNS THE ECONOMY IS HURTING THE SPORTS WORLD
1. Navy declines invitation to the EagleBank Bowl, citing the expense of travel from Annapolis to RFK Stadium.
2. Next year’s “Bud Bowl” is canceled because of a lack of ticket sales.
3. NASCAR teams end partnerships with GM and Ford, sign on with Yugo.
4. Plaxico Burress can hire only seven high-profile attorneys instead of eight.
5. The Yankees lower ticket prices in their new ballpark from “arm and a leg” to just “arm or a leg.”