He could be like Randy Moss.
JC: Exactly. You know, Randy Moss could probably go to the basketball court, too. But basketball is different than football. You've got to be cut from different stock to play this sport.
• Ray on Ray
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says he won't tell his son, Ray Lewis III—a tailback who recently gained 504 all-purpose yards in a game for Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep High—to follow in his footsteps at Miami, but he hopes the boy, 15, will one day play for the U. When I asked who runs faster, Lewis didn't hesitate: "My son isn't outrunning me yet. No way. Ain't too many outrunning me, especially not out on the football field. Nowhere. Definitely. That's when it would be time for me to go."
• In Plain Sight
When he's out and about near his Denver home, former Broncos quarterback John Elway has come up with a novel way to travel incognito—he wears his own jersey. "I do that all the time here," the 50-year-old Hall of Famer told me. "I go to the mall that way. They know it's not me because they say there's no way Elway would be wearing his own jersey in the mall. So it actually is the safest thing to do."
• Line of the week
Toronto native Joey Votto, on ex--Phillies hurler Mitch Williams—who in '93 gave up the Series-winning homer to the Jays' Joe Carter—calling the Reds an unthreatening playoff team:
"I'd like to thank Mitch for giving me one of my favorite childhood memories."
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