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It's the end of another calendar year. Please be safe if you're going out tonight (drinking or not...the other guy may have been). Gator Bowl and a HUGE BB game tomorrow (I'll be here with more coverage). Plenty to keep you occupied inside. I just wanted to thank Charley and the guys for asking me to do this. It's been more fun than I thought it would be. Oh, and thank you to all of the readers for the kind words. The tips, suggestions and requests help tremendously as well. Sorry for the delay this morning. Here we go...
What You May Have Missed:
Jacksonville Station WJSJ to Air Purdue Game - MSNsportsNET.Com
Listening options for the basketball game, which is on at the same time as the Gator Bowl (if you hadn't noticed).
News of Note (FB):
Stew's Road Show - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes article and gallery
Bill Stewart: That West Virginia Connection - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes video and gallery
Williams wrapping up career - Times West Virginian
Bobby Bowden and Life After Football - WVMETRONEWS.COM
'Meant To Be' - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Coach Bowden's last practice. Includes article, gallery and video.
News of Note (BB):
What's On Tap:
St. John's Red Storm vs. Georgetown Hoyas - Preview - December 31, 2009 - ESPN
Tonight at 8 pm from the Phone Booth in DC. ESPN2 has the coverage. Georgetown is giving 10.
One big Gator Bowl party - Charleston Gazette
Charleston Civic Center is playing host to a game watching party tomorrow. "For $12, attendees can opt for an upscale, all-you-can-eat tailgate feast by Distinctive Gourmet, with hot and cold food. Beverages, including beer, are an added cost."
Around the League (and Beyond):
UC clips No. 10 UConn in 71-69 thriller - Cincinnati Enquirer
Now we know why UConn was only a 1 point favorite.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
If you grew up a fan of both of these (like I did) you will find this completely awesome!!!
Celebrity Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is dumb as a rock and has seen better days, but she could rock it at one point not too long ago. Here's Miss Jessica Simpson.