|05.14.10 at 11:35 am ET|
As LeBron James was talking with various members of the Celtics after his team lost Game 6 Thursday night at TD Garden, questions abounded across the country as to where the best player on the planet will suit up next season.
The denizens of Cleveland are clamoring for King James to re-up with the hometown team, and the state in which he grew up, for another long and fruitful contract.
Other cities, including Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, are hoping the best player in the world will change uniforms. At Yahoo!Sports.com, Adrian Wojnarowski writes that James is going to hold the NBA hostage, bringing John Calipari along as his sidekick/personal coach.
Meanwhile, the feeling after another early playoff flameout is anything but good in Cleveland, where the fans are no strangers to sports heartache.
This is the second year in a row the Cavaliers finished the regular season with the No. 1 overall seed, but once again they could not live up to expectations and lost to a team many predicted they would beat. What makes it worse, according to Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski, is the manner in which the Cavaliers stunningly quit.
The Cavs have made many personnel moves over the past couple of seasons — acquiring Shaquille O’Neal, Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison among them — but none seem to help them when the postseason rolls around. Something clearly has been missing.
Early talk around the NBA is not hopeful for Cleveland fans, with many national pundits predicting LeBron will play for the Bulls next season.
Cavaliers fans apparently agree, as the Cleveland Plain-Dealer is running a poll asking fans how likely are the chances James re-signs with the Cavs. As of 11 a.m. Friday, by far the leading response was “0-10 percent.” Read the rest of this entry »
|05.14.10 at 8:29 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
NHL playoffs: Flyers at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
MLB: Red Sox at Tigers, 7:05 p.m. (NESNplus, WEEI)
MLS: Earthquakes at Revolution, 6 p.m. (CSNNE)
MLB: Red Sox at Tigers, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
MLB: Red Sox at Tigers, 1:05 p.m. (NESN, WRKO)
NBA playoffs: Celtics at Magic, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, WEEI)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Gary Myers in the New York Daily News writes about the Jets’ problems trying sell personal seat licenses for their new stadium. It’s been reported that 10,000 remain unsold, although owner Woody Johnson insisted the team will not have games blacked out locally, indicating he thinks the team will sell all of the PSLs before the season starts.
♦ Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle heard suspended Texans linebacker Brian Cushing’s press conference yesterday in which the player denied any wrongdoing and wrote: “Brian Cushing didn’t utter one believable word, and isn’t that sad?”
♦ Steve Kelley in The Seattle Times talks to Ryan Leaf about the former quarterback’s attempts to overcome his addiction to pain-killers.
♦ Sam Mellinger in The Kansas City Star writes about Royals general manager Dayton Moore’s difficult decision to fire manager Trey Hillman.
♦ Here’s an inspirational story in The Los Angeles Times about a high schooler left blind from Batten disease who was named captain of his baseball team and given an unofficial at-bat prior to his team’s final home game.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 14, 1970, which Bruins coach announced his retirement just days after leading the team to its first Stanley Cup title in 29 years?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Winning is gratifying. You’re playing the best team in basketball; the challenge is there, you don’t have to dress it up. One thing we don’t lack is confidence. We’re a veteran team and we understand when it’s time to lock in as a group. I think we did just that. I think the experience is taking over.” — Kevin Garnett, after the Celtics eliminated the Cavaliers Thursday night
STAT OF THE DAY: 3.7 — Years remaining in the career of Shaquille O’Neal, as the Cavaliers center explained Thursday night
‘NET RESULTS: We told you yesterday about Eric Byrnes playing in a softball league after parting ways with the Mariners. Here he is in action.
ESPN announcer Stuart Scott tries to get cute by calling the Nationals the “Natsies” without realizing that it sounds like “Nazis.”
Extreme toe wrestling.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Harry Sinden, who would return to the team 2½ years later
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Frank Sinatra died on this date in 1998.
|05.13.10 at 7:17 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
NBA playoffs: Cavaliers at Celtics, 8 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Brian Cushing again won voting for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after a re-vote following the Texans linebacker’s suspension for testing positive for banned drugs last season. Gary Myers in the New York Daily News explains why he again voted for Cushing — because it’s the NFL’s mess to clean up. Mike Florio at SportingNews.com has some ideas on how the NFL should change its steroid policies. Anti-doping experts are appalled at the NFL’s delayed punishment. Jason Cole at Yahoo!Sports.com wonders where we should draw the line between healing and performance-enhancing.
♦ Larry LaRue in the News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., looks at how the Seattle Mariners have circled the wagons around Ken Griffey after his alleged in-game nap in the clubhouse, which the team now denies happened.
♦ Scott Ostler in the San Francisco Chronicle looks at the bizarre ending to the career of Eric Byrnes, who pulled back on a suicide squeeze bunt and was subsequently released by the Mariners. Byrnes now plays in a recreational softball league and says he is “beyond OK” with retirement from the game at the age of 34. It doesn’t hurt that he’s still getting paid $11 million this year, mainly thanks to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 13, 1991, which two players who won championships with the Celtics were inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “When the going got tough, we didn’t get going. We weren’t really a mentally tough team last year.” — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning
STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Active major leaguers with 2,000 strikeouts, after Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield yesterday joined Jamie Moyer, Javier Vazquez and Andy Pettitte
‘NET RESULTS: This is one competitive bicycle, as it continues the race without its rider.
Brazilian soccer players in a commercial perform tricks to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”
TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave Cowens and Nate “Tiny” Archibald
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Stevie Wonder is 60 today.
|05.12.10 at 8:00 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
NHL playoffs: Bruins at Flyers, 8 p.m. (VERSUS)
AROUND THE WEB:
A couple of odd stories to lead off this morning:
♦ In Odessa, Texas, a high school basketball star was discovered to be a 22-year-old who played high school ball in Florida three years earlier. The Odessa American has the story of the naturalized citizen from Haiti, Guerdwich Montimere, who was passing himself off as Jerry Joseph. His scam was unearthed when his former coaches in Florida saw him at an AAU tournament.
♦ On SI.com, there’s a story about a Southern California high school pole vaulter whose disqualification cost her team the league title. Her offense was wearing a friendship bracelet, an crime pointed out by the coach of the eventual winning team after she won her event.
♦ Tim Keown on ESPN.com writes that the Brian Cushing case shows that the NFL still isn’t serious about cracking down on performance-enhancing drugs.
♦ New Hampshire native and former Boston College soccer player Charlie Davies, recovering from injuries sustained in a serious car crash last year, was left off the roster for the U.S. World Cup team. The New York Times has the story.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 12, 1974, the Celtics routed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Bucks, 102-87, in Milwaukee in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for their 12th title. Who led the Celts with 28 points and 14 rebounds?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We cannot come back here. We have to think this is our Game 7 coming up and we cannot afford to have the best team in the league have a Game 7 on their floor. Just not possible.” — Kevin Garnett, after the Celtics routed the Cavaliers in Game 5 Tuesday night in Cleveland
STAT OF THE DAY: 17.08 — Dana Eveland’s career ERA vs. the Red Sox, after the Blue Jays pitcher gave up all six runs in Tuesday night’s 6-1 Sox victory
‘NET RESULTS: Hurdle jump fail.
Somewhat clever video about the “new sport of liquid mountaineering” — running on water.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave Cowens
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Burt Bacharach is 82 today.
|05.11.10 at 7:29 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WRKO)
NBA playoffs: Celtics at Cavaliers, 8 p.m. (TNT, WEEI)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Dave Boler in The News-Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., writes that the Mariners should make sure Ken Griffey Jr. makes a graceful exit from the game. This comes in the wake of a report that Griffey missed a pinch-hitting appearance last week because the 40-year-old was asleep in the clubhouse. With the Mariners struggling at 12-19 despite high expectations heading into the season, there is speculation that the team will encourage Griffey to retire.
♦ Joel Sherman in the New York Post writes about Johnny Damon getting some revenge against the Yankees by leading the Tigers to a win over New York Monday.
♦ Rachel Blount in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a look at Marion Jones, the former Olympic track standout who served time in prison after a steroid scandal and is now a 34-year-old rookie in the WNBA.
♦ Bill Livingston in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer writes that these playoffs will define LeBron James’ leadership.
♦ Michael S. Schmidt in The New York Times writes about Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, who is set to lose his Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Award after being suspended for testing positive for PEDs.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 11, 1961, which Red Sox pitcher set a then-team record for strikeouts in a game with 17 in a 2-1 win over the Washington Senators? [NOTE: Correction, this happened on May 12, 1961.]
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “They came out and slapped us in the face. Now we have to realize it’s a series.” — Bruins forward Mark Recchi, after Monday night’s 4-0 loss to the Flyers
STAT OF THE DAY: 5 — Batters walked in the second inning by Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow, a Toronto single-inning record, in the Red Sox’ 7-6 victory Monday night
‘NET RESULTS: Here’s Mayor Tom Menino’s instant classic “Varitek split the uprights” speech.
Keith Hernandez cannot stay awake for the Mets. Even when he’s announcing the game.
Tyler Holmes made a big hit during UMass’ spring football game.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Bill Monbouquette
SOOTHING SOUNDS: On this day in 1981, Bob Marley died of cancer at the age of 36.
|05.10.10 at 12:15 pm ET|
It might be lost in the shuffle with the NBA and NHL playoffs heating up and the MLB season in full swing, but the NFL offseason has been full of intrigue. OK, it has been full of a bunch of head-scratching decisions and curious rumors like every other offseason, but that doesn’t mean that it there isn’t anything happening.
Let’s start with some news concerning an old Patriot, Super Bowl hero Adam Vinatieri. Word from Indianapolis is that the kicker might not be a lock to keep his job this coming season. You might recall that Vinatieri, who struggled with injuries for much of last year, was passed over for kicking duties in the playoffs last year in favor of 42-year-old Matt Stover. Now, Vinatieri will have to fight off a younger rival, undrafted former Michigan State Spartan Brett Swenson, to win back his job as the Colts’ primary placekicker.
In Cincinnati, the Bengals are back to their old ways, bringing in another notorious troublemaker: Adam “Pacman” Jones. Despite the fact that not even Jerry Jones could put up with Pacman after he got into trouble in Dallas, the Bengals are taking a shot at resurrecting the former Titan’s career.
The Bengals camp reportedly was split on the decision to add Jones to the roster. The move was not met with approval from the entire coaching staff, and the team’s scouts and front office also were not 100 percent on board with the move. Jones does seem to have some backers in Cincinnati, though. One is defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, which is curious considering that he will have to compete just to be a backup at corner with Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph firmly entrenched in the starting roles. But hey, Chad Ocho Cinco likes the move, so that is a win right there.
Speaking of players in trouble, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, last year’s NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, was suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season for violating the league’s policy regarding performance enhancing drugs. The positive test occurred in the first month of the 2009 season, meaning that Cushing played the entire year and won the ROY award and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl despite knowing he was facing some punishment. Cushing appealed the suspension in February but could not overturn the suspension. It is a big loss for a team that was on the rise after finishing 9-7 last year, the franchise’s best-ever record.
Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson is another young star who has been in the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. The Sporting News magazine coverboy made some disparaging comments about his former quarterback, Donovan McNabb, in the accompanying article, saying that he doesn’t think the Eagles “lost anything” in the trade with the Redskins. McNabb took the high road in his response, but it is just another indication of how badly he needed a change of scenery.
Finally, the Raiders continued their bizarre offseason of making moves that actually make sense, finally cutting ties with the underachieving JaMarcus Russell. After trading for Jason Campbell on draft day, the Raiders gave the former No. 1 pick one last shot to prove his worth to the team in their recent minicamp. But after coming to camp in surprisingly good shape (earlier reports in the offseason indicated he weighed close to 300 pounds), Russell failed to impress.
As of right now, Russell will be known as the biggest bust in draft history, especially when you consider his enormous salary. But someone has to give him another chance. Right? If Pacman Jones is playing football next year, you can bet Russell will be, too.
|05.10.10 at 12:07 pm ET|
Most young hockey players in New England have tried to emulate Bobby Orr’s diving goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup finals at some point in their lives. Now that moment has been captured in a life-sized bronze statue.
The Bruins will show off their new monument of Orr on Monday before the Bruins and Flyers meet in Game 5 at TD Garden. Sculptor Harry Weber built this 600-pound statue, and one would expect to see a little more energy Monday night as fans enter into the building for the potential elimination game.
Orr is just another legend to leave his mark on the city of Boston. Having a statue probably is the most impressive legacy for a sports figure, especially in this city.
Here are some other legends that have their moments bronzed in time.
Take a walk through Faneuil Hall and you might see an old man sitting on a bench. Get a little bit closer to that man and you will notice that it is Red Auerbach enjoying a victory cigar. Auerbach was the mastermind behind 16 of the Celtics’ championships — and he was there in spirit for No. 17 in 2008.
The statue was unveiled in 1985. Auerbach would get to sit next to his bronzed self for 21 more years, before he passed away in 2006.
Auerbach goes down as the greatest coach/executive to ever work for a Boston sports team. His Celtics completely dominated the 1960s, winning nine of the 10 titles in that decade.
It was only natural to have the greatest left-handed hitter in the history of baseball bronzed outside of Fenway Park on April 16, 2004. Also fitting was the fact that the Red Sox won the World Series that year, with Williams hanging out at the park daily.
The statue shows Williams placing a cap onto a child’s head, signifying Williams’ work with the Jimmy Fund. The Red Sox legend was a major contributor to the Jimmy Fund during his playing days.
This statue will be moved further down Van Ness Street to make way for a new statue commemorating Williams and 1940s teammates Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio. The date has not been set on when this will happen.
This statue, of Flutie throwing the Hail Mary pass to beat Miami in 1985, was a no-brainer for BC. The greatest moment in BC athletics was bronzed on Nov. 7, 2008. It would have been great if they had a statue of Gerard Phelan roughly 60 or 70 yards away from Flutie’s statue making the catch.
That pass probably is the most famous Hail Mary in the history of college football, not just BC football. Miami fans will never forget it, and neither will any fan of BC or Flutie.
There really is only one standout candidate for bronzing, and his name is Tom Brady. One would think that five or 10 years after his retirement, induction into the Hall of Fame and two millionth mention in the Inside Track, we will see a statue of Brady outside of Gillette Stadium.
This has to happen, and it probably will happen. The only other athlete in the last 10 years that could have had a shot was Nomar Garciaparra. But we know how that all ended.
Brady’s three (and maybe counting) Super Bowls put New England on the map in the NFL.
He is every bit as legendary as the men mentioned before him, and his legacy is not yet complete. Check back in 20 years for the statue unveiling.
|05.10.10 at 6:48 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
NHL playoffs, Flyers at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESNplus, WEEI)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Pete Thamel in The New York Times writes about the University of Virginia lacrosse teams getting ready for the NCAA tournament in the wake of the tragedy that shocked both teams. The men’s team is seeded No. 1, while the women are seeded sixth. Meanwhile, the father of men’s coach (and former Brown University player and coach) Dom Starsia passed away Friday.
♦ Scott Ostler in the San Francisco Chronicle writes about A’s pitcher Dallas Braden giving his grandmother the gift of a perfect game on Mother’s Day.
♦ Bill Madden in the New York Daily News has a piece on George Steinbrenner, looking at the Yankees boss’ relationship with Barbara Walters and the handling of Joe Torre’s departure from New York.
♦ Mark Bradley in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about the collapse of the Hawks and the future of Joe Johnson.
♦ John Clay in the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader writes about the NCAA failing to act for the benefit of its student-athletes, specifically referring to the new NBA draft deadline and inconsistent transfer rules.
♦ The New York Daily News has a piece about a bodybuilder and actor named Scott Siegel who portrayed a steroid dealer in the movie “The Wrestler.” Siegel now is in prison for dealing PEDs and is trying to turn his life around.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 10, 1970, Bobby Orr scored an overtime goal to give the Bruins a 4-3 victory over the Blues and a sweep of the Stanley Cup finals (video below). Which Bruin forced overtime by tying the game with just over six minutes remaining?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He’s kind of the engine that really gets them going. He does everything for them. His performance was unbelievable. Rondo was definitely the difference maker.” — LeBron James on Rajon Rondo’s performance in Sunday’s Game 4 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series
STAT OF THE DAY: 3 — Players who have had at least 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists in an NBA playoff game, after Rajon Rondo joined Oscar Robinson and Wilt Chamberlain
‘NET RESULTS: “Rojo” Johnson, aka Will Ferrell, makes his minor league pitching debut for the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Johnny Bucyk
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Donovan is 64 today.
|05.07.10 at 11:04 am ET|
There was talk of injuries, non-injuries, guys missing practice, guys not getting MRIs. Oh, the things that can be reported on in a four-day period when there are no actual games to watch in the Celtics-Cavaliers series. Did there need to be this window between games? No, but that argument is for another day.
While the on-court action was lacking in the series New Englanders care most about, there was some action across the rest of the league.
The three other series stand at 2-0, as all the teams held serve at home, and here is a quick recap of what happened on the hardwood.
MAGIC VS. HAWKS
The Magic had a long layoff after sweeping the Bobcats in the first round, but there were no signs of rust, as they cruised to a 43-point win in Game 1. A 43-point win in the playoffs! The Magic followed that up with a 112-98 win on Thursday night, so kudos to the Hawks for cutting down on the margin of defeat.
Really, though, this Hawks team is mind-boggling. It seems as if the only team the Hawks can get up to play against is the Celtics. But they are far too talented to lose to anyone by 43 points.
Dwight Howard had a foul-filled first round against the Bobcats, but he is literally unstoppable vs. the Hawks. This probably would have happened against the Bucks as well, because they don’t have a big man that can match up against “Superman.”
In Game 1, Howard went for 21 points and 12 rebounds in just under 29 minutes, and the big man followed that up with an impressive 29 and 17 in Game 2.
The Celtics put down similar beatings on the Hawks in 2008 at the Garden, and the Hawks recovered to win every home game in Atlanta, but who knows what their mindset is like now? A 43-point loss in the playoffs would make a lot of people start thinking about vacation.
LAKERS VS. JAZZ
Maybe all the Lakers needed was a wake-up call to get back on track. LA has been on a roll since Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook put a scare into the defending champs in Games 3 and 4 of the opening round.
The Lakers have won four straight — two against the Thunder and two against the Jazz — and look poised to return to the NBA Finals.
Kobe Bryant has topped the 30-point plateau in his last three games, after back-to-back bad games against OKC. A healthy and efficient Bryant opens up opportunities for Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum on the inside, and with that length up front, the Lakers are tough to handle.
The Jazz might get a boost with the return of Andrei Kirilenko, and playing in Utah with the white-out stands is always a tough place to play.
Games 3 and 4 were not pretty for the Lakers in their last round, so the Jazz could get something going if they can take care of their home court.
SUNS VS. SPURS
In the first half of Game 2, the Spurs outplayed the Suns but couldn’t land a knockout blow. The Suns hung around and pulled away in the fourth and now own a 2-0 series lead. The Spurs and Suns have had all kinds of playoff battles over the years, and Steve Nash seems to be getting a little help from his supporting cast this time around
Former BC star Jared Dudley is bringing an energy and fire of the bench for Los Suns. Dudley had 11 points, but more importantly six rebounds — four offensive. The offensive rebounds in Game 2 probably are why the Suns won the game. They held an 18-7 advantage on the offensive glass, and on the extra possessions they were able to kick it out to wide-open shooters such as Jason Richardson (19 points on 3-for-6 shooting from 3-point range) to knock out the Spurs.
|05.07.10 at 7:23 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
MLB: Yankees at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WRKO)
NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers at Celtics, 7 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)
NHL playoffs: Bruins at Flyers, 7 p.m. (VERSUS)
MLB: Yankees at Red Sox, 3:10 p.m. (FOX, WEEI)
MLS: Revolution at Crew, 7 p.m. (FSC/FSE)
NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers at Celtics, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, WEEI)
MLB: Yankees at Red Sox, 8:05 p.m. (NESN/ESPN, WEEI)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Woody Paige of The Denver Post sat down with Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, and the former Patriots assistant said Tim Tebow has the “It” factor, similar to Tom Brady. Said McDaniels: “When Tom came to us in 2001, I wasn’t on the offensive side of the ball, but I can remember the feeling in the building was that he had something that nobody else had … and how strongly he felt that ultimately he would be a great player. It was obviously apparent in subsequent seasons.
“That confidence affects everybody,” McDaniels added. “We could see it last week at rookie camp. There were a bunch of rookies out there with no confidence, except [Tebow]. He’s got such confidence that he will just not let himself fail.”
♦ Steve Serby in the New York Post writes that Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, arrested Thursday on rape charges, has yet to kick his demons. Mike Lupica in the New York Daily News writes that the memory of Taylor’s on-field heroics seem more and more distant.
♦ Matthew Futterman in The Wall Street Journal examines the possibility of baseball merging the American and National Leagues, an idea that was discussed in the mid-1990s by a group of baseball executives led by then-Red Sox CEO John Harrington.
♦ Joe Posnanski at SI.com looks at the life of Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts, who died Thursday at the age of 83.
♦ Mike Bianchi in the Orlando Sentinel writes that the Magic now are the team to beat in the NBA playoffs.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 7, 1983, the Bruins were eliminated by the New York Islanders with an 8-4 loss in Game 6 of the conference finals. Which Islander scored four goals in the game?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: ”We were joking yesterday, maybe it was the ‘Hot Tub Time Machine.’ Whatever works, works. Rasheed was huge for us. We don’t win that game without his performance.” — Doc Rivers, on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday, talking about Kevin Garnett’s shower room pep talk to Rasheed Wallace
STAT OF THE DAY: 6-1 — The record of Red Sox starters in the team’s last nine games
‘NET RESULTS: Indians analyst Bruce Drennan on Sports Time Ohio goes off on the team: “We stink.”
TRIVIA ANSWER: Mike Bossy
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jimmy Ruffin is 71 today.
Johnny Maestro, who passed away March 24, would have been 71 today.
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