OF MYTHIC PROPORTIONS: Target. My, our Target-loving friends were busy this year. For a store where you can also buy deodorant, Nintendo games, stationery and jewelry, Target does have a surprisingly extensive selection of sporting-goods equipment: bikes and basketballs, tents and baseball gloves, in-line skates and kerosene lanterns. And they're all at prices dictated by the life-and-death struggle being forced by the presence of Super K and Wal-Mart. As long as there is no clear-cut winner in that particular shake-out battle, we all win at the checkout stand.