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Bob Ryan

College sports do matter in Boston

Brother Shaughnessy recently applied a two-by-four to both the Boston College athletic program and college sports in general. Guess the Boss can save a little money by not sending him to either the BCS championship game or the Final Four.

Friends can agree to disagree and still remain friends. So it is that I trust he won’t take offense when I say I will forgive him for simply being a collegiate sports infidel and that we shall just have to seek common ground somewhere else. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t want the Red Sox to sign Josh Hamilton to anything more than a one-year contract, either, so we can begin with that.

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