Is there a way, in Drupal 6, to automatically hide all submenu pages? For example, suppose I have the following menu structure:
Is there a way I can enforce "football" and "cricket" to never be seen?
You can use Menu Block module to only show the top level items: http://drupal.org/project/menu_block
Make a normal menu, create a menu block using that menu and set the depth to '1' .