Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

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Byline: David Johnson


"In four days, I did everything you can do here [in Chicago]: I ate well, drank a lot, and earlier this afternoon I beat the Cubs 11-2."

- Conan O'Brien, on taping his show in Chicago.

"It was so hot [in New York], Lance Armstrong injected himself with cold lemonade." - Craig Ferguson

"NCAA men's basketball champion Kentucky, anticipating a $3.5 million windfall, is raising its Rupp Arena seat prices for next season. Increases range from $5 a ticket to $5,000 for unobstructed views of Ashley Judd."

- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times



LeBron James winning his first championship ends a captivating storyline for the NBA.

With the Heat, the league attracted fringe fans and even some non-fans just hoping to see LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh fail. The best storyline since Michael Jordan retired from the Bulls distracted from a lockout that could have eroded the fan base.

Now, after The Chosen finally won, I doubt those fringe fans will be back rooting against LeBron winning his second championship. It's yesterday's news now. …

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