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Today is going to be a random thoughts day.  Here goes...

1.  Nothing in the world beats overtime in the Stanley Cut Playoffs.  If a game is tied after regulation in hockey's playoff, they keep playing it until they get a winner.  Not only do they play it off, but they play 20-minute regulation periods.  There have been times where they have played over two regulation games-- the regular three periods, and three overtimes... to determine a winner.  A game that starts at 7:30 pm has ended in the wee hours before in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  You have to love it-- one mistake... one fatigue play...or one brilliant move from nowhere... can end a game in its tracks.  One of my favorite times in sports...Stanley Cup overtime...

2.  Racing for a Reason in the rain.  My hat is off  to those driving-- and working-- in Sunday's Vincennes Grand Prix.  It was cold, it was wet, and as always, it was fun.  I look forward to next year's event...

3.  The Pacers beat the Knicks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semi-final at Madison Square Garden, 102-95.  You have to wonder if some of the Knick fans were thinking back to Reggie Miller's performance a few years back...even though this Pacer team is more defense-minded, and not centered on one man being the superstar.  That said... 25 in the 4th quarter for Reggie Miller... that is still astounding!!

4.  Tim Tebow is STILL the most influential athlete in American culture, in an article by Forbes business magazine.  Amazing for a backup QB who many think should not be one at all.  Next move for Tebow?  Probably into the broadcast booth.  He would be a natural for CBS's SEC coverage-- and there is that little SEC Network starting up...

5.  Just a note about a soccer team you have never heard of, possibly about the enter the second tier of English soccer.  Yeovil Town-- from the tiny state of Somerset, England-- is one win away from a move to the Championship level of English soccer.  The Glovers were in the fifth tier of the English league seven years ago.  Their average attendance to games?  Around 3,500 people.  For an American example... think about  a school like IUPUI winning its conference 3 years in a row, and joining the Big Ten.  That is pretty close to the level which Yeovil is close to joining. 

6.  That's my take.... I'm Tom Lee.

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05/07/2013 8:05AM
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