B&B Cheat Sheet: Take Your Rivalry Trophy, And Shove It!

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Or better yet, just leave it on the field. UConn and Central Florida are blood rivals by birth. They hate each other with the intensity of 1,000 burning suns. They start every season, with one goal… to beat the other gu….. oh, wait. No. No they don’t.

UConn head coach Bob Diaco decided 3 years ago he would just invent a “rivalry” against the best team in the league, as a way to motivate his players. Problem is, UCF didn’t consent to it, and they haven’t exactly “bought in” since – even after losing to UConn the last two years.

So what happened last Saturday in the “Civil Conflict?” UCF stopped a 2-game losing streak, by beating the Huskies on their own field. The trophy? It was left on the field. In the rain.

A new chapter, is born.

LeBron Then, LeBron Now….

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Call it maturation, or mere frontrunning. You decide. In 2007 LeBron proudly wore a Yankee hat to a playoff game in Cleveland against the Tribe. Last night he was in a luxury suite with full Indians gear.

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James, wearing a New York Yankees hat, watches  Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game between the Yankees and Cleveland Indians Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James, wearing a New York Yankees hat, watches Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game between the Yankees and Cleveland Indians Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Welcome to Philly….

I bet this fan’s mom/wife/kids are so, so proud of him!

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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. He also appears on "Bob and Brian" in Milwaukee. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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