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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #186: The Super Bowl Is Trolling Us

Zip lines, fedoras and Justin Timberlake. Plus: The Mirotic Miracle; Sad Saad; Oscar Gamble Was More Than Just The Game's Greatest Afro; Willson Contreras To Catch Every Game; Being Mark Appel; Foxy Friend Rips Ryan; Ramble Off; and Testify!


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SHOW NOTES

* 186.

* The Spectrum: America's Showplace.

:2:20: The Super Bowl Is Trolling Us.

* Take the points.

* Natasha: The 10th Annual (More Or Less) Beachwood Super Bowl Halftime Show Prop Bet: Justin Timberlake Edition.

* ESPN: Timberlake: My Son 'Will Never Play Football.'

* CBS Sports: LOOK: Bill Belichick Arrived In Minnesota Wearing A Fedora And Nobody Saw It Coming.

* Peter King, SI: In Rural Minnesota, A Little Town With A Big Tom Brady Connection.

* USA Today: Tom Brady Reveals The 4 things That Make Bill Belichick Smile.

* St. Paul Pioneer Press: Zip-Line Ride Over Mississippi River Brings Out Old Ladies, Sockless Man, Supermodel.

* Haugh: You Don't Have To Be A Fan Of The Patriots Or Tom Brady To Appreciate Their Excellence.

* ESPN: Doug Pederson: From Brett Favre's 'Front Doctor' To Super Bowl Coach.

* AP: Nick Foles Plans To Become A Pastor After Football Career.

* Frank Schwab, Yahoo: How Do The Patriots Maintain A Dynasty? With Offseasons Like Last Year.

20:47: The Mirotic Miracle.

* "The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a first-round pick."

* Trick Or Treat Tony Allen.

* Kris Dunn Will Not Join Bulls On Road Trip.

* It was Paxson:

* Tim Bontemps, Washington Post: NBA Teams Spent Big In 2016 Free Agency, And It's Haunting Them.

33:25: Saad's Sad Slump.

* Skrbina: Brandon Saad's Second Time Around With Blackhawks Nothing Like The First.

* Skrbina: Corey Crawford's Return To The Ice Put On Hold.

38:30: Oscar Gamble Was More Than Just The Greatest Afro In The Game.

* Wallenstein: The man could flat out hit.

43:00: Willson Contreras Set To Catch All 162 Games Plus Playoffs In 2018.

* Alex Avila Signs 2-Year Deal With D-Backs.

* Nationals Sign Catcher Miguel Montero To A Minor League Deal With Spring Training Invitation.

* Cubs Reach Agreement With Peter Bourjos On Minor League Deal.

49:09: Being Mark Appel.

59:46: Foxy Friend Rips Ryan.

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1:04:42: Ramble Off.

* Bradley Beats MVC Leader Loyola 69-67, Snaps Ramblers' 7-Game Winning Streak.

1:05:11: Testify!

* Bastian Schweinsteiger To Have Bayern Testimonial vs. Chicago Fire.

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STOPPAGE: 7:44

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Comments welcome.

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1. From Tom Chambers:

Qualifier: I'm a huge Noah fan.

Firstly, Zen Master Phil, a disaster as a team president, gave him a completely outlandish contract. There is no hindsight. Jo had already had near Waltonesque numbers of injuries by that time. Jo was a king disrupter, good rebounder, but he was not a great player. Just made things happen.

Then, the Knicks became overloaded with centers.

The straw was when Hornacek, in a long stretch of garbage time, had Noah in there and then pulled him after only 4:40 of playing time and put the starter back in!

That's disrespectful. And Noah is just the kind of guy to "point that out." It smacks of intent that Hornacek wanted to "make an example," or something. Once a Utah Jazz - do they even have clarinets in Utah? - always a Utah Jazz.

Of course we don't know these people, but Noah always seems to be an open book, sometimes wearing it on the sleeve. Refreshing. I think he was truly anguished by the Chicago violence, and tried to do something about it.

Yeah, as if the Knicks have some grand plan.

P.S. Don't underestimate Foles. He's done a lot of good things. One of the best play-actions around.

Love Is All Around. I had to make a couple bets to get interested. I have two or three memories of Minnesota, including the long van ride to St. Cloud State.

No dome on Daley Field, buy Minny's got one. Hummphh!

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