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By PETE YOUNG
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 24, 2001
Web site of the day
The NFL's official site for preteens is a perfect kids' guide to Sunday's game, with message boards, football facts and pictures and reports from Tuesday's media day, courtesy of cub reporters James and Eric Dungy. The sons of Bucs coach Tony Dungy each have their own page on the site, where we find out their heroes are Martin Luther King Jr. and Deion Sanders and the worst fear for both is ... spiders.
eBay item of the day
Get your programs . . .
Online auction site eBay.com has more than 4,300 Super Bowl-related items for bid, and each day, we present our favorite:
Programs at Sunday's game will cost $15, and by the looks of things, it's not a bad investment. There are 320 Super Bowl programs up for auction, running from the early days to last year's XXXIV. If you'd like to jump-start your collection, one seller will make that easy -- all 34 programs, with the first 30 hardbound. The auction was bidding at $810 Tuesday. Check: cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1108798348.
-- GREG AUMAN
Super Bowl heroes: Where are they now?
Defensive end Richard Dent was a star on the Bears defense that dominated the Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. He led the NFL that season (1985) with 17 sacks. He retired from football in 1997 after stints with San Francisco, Indianapolis and Philadelphia, finishing with 141 sacks in 203 games.
Dent, 40, became a partner in a Chicago-area telecommunications company called First Communications in 1999. A year ago he launched his own telecommunications company, RLD Resources. He also serves as a board member of several organizations around Chicago, including the Illinois Literacy Program and the Better Boys Foundation.
-- SHARON GINN
Obscure player of the day
Two seasons ago, Ravens safety Anthony Poindexter was the antithesis of obscure.
During his senior season at Virginia, in 1998, Poindexter was poised to be an All-American and drafted in the first round.
But he tore three of four ligaments in his left knee in the seventh game of the season. Poindexter (6 feet, 220 pounds) was so good those first six-plus games he still was named a first-team All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
The Ravens chose him with their final selection, No. 216 overall in the seventh round.
Poindexter spent 1999 on injured reserve, and this season he played 11 games, making 11 special-teams tackles.
Poindexter, who has a degree in anthropology, received the Ravens' Ed Block Courage Award this season.
"I'm still rehabbing," said Poindexter, who has a footlong scar on the outside of the knee. "It's about 95 percent. It's getting there."
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