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Quote of the week

“I’m embarrassed about what we did and that’s it.”

-Phil Jackson, L.A. Lakers’ coach

His only comment to the press after a disappointing 20-point loss to the Bobcats on Valentine’s Day.

Boss of the week: Ray Allen

Ray Allen is now the most successful three-point shooter in NBA history. Arguably, Allen could be considered the best all-around shooter that ever graced the NBA court.

On Feb. 10, Ray Allen passed Reggie Miller for the most three-pointers made in league history. The next active player that could compete for Ray’s spot is more than 800 career threes away. That player happens to be Jason Kidd, and I’m sorry to say it, but I don’t see him making 800 threes before he retires.

Goat of the week: Boston Bruins

All right Bruins, it’s time to smarten up. It pains me to hate on a Boston team, but when you lose three in a row by a combined score of 14-6, you’re going to be the goat of the week.

I mean, come on — how do you go from being virtually indomitable to losing to the Maple Leafs?

The Maple Leafs, as in the fourth place Toronto team. Why don’t you just let the Habs take first in the division, eh? As Claude Juliene said, “Unacceptable.”

Swimming and diving attend American East ChampionshipThe UVM swimming and diving team secured a spot in the 2011 American East Championship. This tournament runs from Thursday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 20 at UMBC. Vermont finished fourth in the same championship last year and is returning six student-athletes who competed in 2010. The America East Preseason Coach’s Poll also pegged the UVM team to finish fourth in the championship this year.

UVM ski team dominates at Dartmouth Carnival

The UVM Ski Team won their fourth straight carnival, racking up more than 1,000 points for the second straight time and fourth time this season. Four UVM skiers earned podium appearances, slotting their finish on top — 98 points ahead of Dartmouth. With this win, UVM maintains their No. 1 spot in Ski Racing magazine power rankings.