If the Washington Redskins ' players do indeed believe Mike Shanahan should remain their coach, as a number of veterans have expressed in the past two weeks, they sure didn't show it Sunday against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.
On the same day a report leaked about a possibly irreparable relationship between Shanahan and team owner Daniel Snyder, which in turn prompted team officials to wonder whether the coach was trying to plan an exit strategy, the Redskins' players looked as if they preferred to be anywhere but the snow-covered, sparsely filled FedEx Field.
The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," ''Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
Billy Joel joined Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children — and never stopped.
Tony Bennett opened the tribute to Joel's long career and his songs written so often about ordinary people.