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Highs and lows

Compiled by Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published November 12, 2000


Highs

ANTONIO FREEMAN: If you didn't stay up late enough to see his game-winning overtime touchdown catch Monday night as Green Bay beat Minnesota, don't worry. It'll be on Plays of the Week ... and the Month ... and the Year.

TRENT DILFER: It's easy to rip the former Buc (and admit it; it's fun, too), so praise is due when the Ravens quarterback goes 23 of 34 for 244 yards and three touchdowns ... even if it was against the Bengals (sorry; we couldn't resist).

THE LIGHTNING: After a dismal start, the team is showing signs of life, with consecutive victories over the Islanders, Capitals and Canadiens putting Tampa Bay in first place entering Saturday's game against the Flames.

Lows

THE CUBS: They're raising ticket prices across the board, as much as 33 percent for bleacher seats -- this after they lost 192 games the past two years, the worst back-to-back seasons in club history ... and before they start whining about being held for ransom by Sammy Sosa.

BROWN COUNTY, WIS.: And in this week's "is nothing sacred?" department, these Cheeseheads voted to sell the naming rights to venerable Lambeau Field in order to defray renovation costs. Get ready for Johnsonville Bratwurst Stadium.

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