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* Weekend is here – old beer list Schlitz, Narraganset,
* There is not one Sox other than Pedroia I wouldn’t trade
* Rumors of Tiger’s PED use starting to be heard
* Imagine the level you must lower yourself to beg these NBA stars to come to your team?
* I can’t believe that the Pats have Revis
* You gotta give me some love for picking Germany-Argentina final before the tournament – with Germany winning
* Having seen so much diving since Wide World of Sports (refs are giving it less late in tourney)
* Is Michael Ballack and other hard to understand analysts going to be doing Sports Center after the tourney?
* Now what do you look forward to in Brazil?
Is Ben Cherrington sitting on one of the worst GM years in baseball history?
* Drew – brings back when they are hot – they immediately go on losing streak
* Pierzynski – reputation for bad guys who was on the back nine and he certainly was
* Napoli – Signs him to big money deal not knowing you got the best of him last year (similar to the post 2007 Mike Lowell signing)
* Sizemore – Gave him center field job after five-year absence – eventually cut
* Capuano – 4.55 ERA – cut
* Mujica – 5.61 ERA for almost $5mm
A blockbuster by Danny that leads to a championship puts him in the rafters
The Tigers and the Angels on the same night both scored 15 runs and had 17 hits
If you extrapolated this year’s season over a full year – the Red Sox have average 79 wins over the last three years (one year being a World Series)
This is the worst three-year stretch since 1991-1992-1993 when the Sox won 73 / 80 / 54 (Butch Hobson anyone)
Enrollment of football and hockey champs
* Florida State, 40,838, Alabama 31,647, Auburn 20,175 LSU 29,718
* Union 2,241, Yale 5,405, BC 14,400 , Minnesota Duluth 10,680
* You think the league reached out to LeBron and said make a decision
* Top student body for a college in the country – University of Phoenix 307,871
* The Celtics better not bring back the head band
* Will this be the moment in time that we will look back to and say America’s fate was compromised by the open borders?
* Ichiro up over .300