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Good Week for Brady’s BunchJOSH APPLEBAUM

For many NFL organizations, an appearance in the conference championship game provides a nostalgic sense of pride and achievement.

Not the New England Patriots.

In an attempt to avenge their loss to the Colts and rejuvenate their aging dynasty, CEO Robert Kraft, Player Personnel V.P. Scott Pioli and strategist Bill Belichick have dominated the free agent class of 2007.

Landing LB Adalius Thomas, RB Sammy Morris, TE Kyle Brady and wideouts Wes Welker, Donte’ Stallworth and Kelley Washington, the Pats have infused their roster with youth, athleticism and talent.

Coupled with the return of Rodney Harrison, Asante Samuel and two first round picks in April’s NFL draft, the 07-08 Pats are primed for takeoff.

Let’s just hope golden boy turned father to be Tom Brady is not too distracted to steer the ship.

Good Week for College HoopstersNICK DECARO

Every year there is the tradition of calling in sick to work, cutting classes, and huddling around a TV in hopes to see David knock off Goliath in the NCAA tournament.

This year only two double digit seeds (#11 Winthrop and #11 Virginia Commonwealth) pulled off upsets.

Were they really upsets? No.

Winthrop knocked off Notre Dame, and the Eagles are a better team than the “live by the three die by the three” mentality of the Irish.

Virginia took out Duke in one of the most exciting games of the tournament thus far. Almost nothing could have satisfied me more than watching Eric Maynor’s jumper sink the Blue Devils.

That was the highlight of my tournament until Virginia dismantled Albany.

Virginia, lead by the country’s most dangerous backcourt of Sean Singletary and J.R. Reynolds jumped all over Jason Siggers and Jamar Wilson.

Good Week for Lebron JamesKAT WILLIAMS

Besides scoring an impressive 29 points, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to pass the 8000 point mark.

Wednesday night was James’ return after a missed game due to back spasms.

Although the spasms have ceased for now, there is a good chance they will come back.

With 8008 points to his name, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star also holds the distinction of having played in his 300th career game.