February 9, 2008
After watching one of the most exciting Super Bowl games, some questions come to mind: 1. How did Archie Manning actually know that it wasn't in his son Eli's best interest to play for the Chargers? 2. Shouldn't the reception by David Tyree be called "The Catch 2?" It was even more important and spectacular (since it happened in the game-winning Super Bowl drive) than the one made by Dwight Clark of the 49ers in the 1982 NFC championship game against Dallas. 3. Why was wide receiver Steve Smith always an afterthought when comparing him with teammate Dwayne Jarrett during his final season at USC, and why was he drafted after Jarrett?
May 1, 2011 |
The Sisters Brothers A Novel Patrick deWitt Ecco: 336 pp., $24.99 If Cormac McCarthy had a sense of humor, he might have concocted a story like Patrick deWitt's bloody, darkly funny western "The Sisters Brothers. " It's 1851, and Eli and Charlie Sisters make their way from Oregon to California to kill a man. Eli, the larger one, tells the story, which opens with him thinking a lot about horses and not quite realizing that his brother and their boss, known as the Commodore, are shorting him. If Eli is a little slow, he's also coming awake — compassion is unfolding in him, and he's considering the possibility of a new life.