A laurel and hearty handshake to Sandra Bullock for joining Hilary Swank ("Million Dollar Baby") as the only Best Actress winners to come out of sports flicks . . . as far as I can tell.

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Unlike Swank, Ms. Bullock did not play an athlete. No matter. We'll take it.

Sports movie fans can't be choosy; we rarely get the big prizes.

I'm just glad Cablevision and Disney made enough negotiating progress to get the show back on the air about 13 minutes into the proceedings.

It was a good thing I decided to check the TV about 20 minutes in while my family huddled around the computer watching a fuzzy, presumably illegal live stream from another English-speaking nation.

Penelope Cruz just isn't the same pixelated.