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Steve and I tackle the peculiar hoax of Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o and the outrage over Lance Armstrong’s confession. We remember Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Earl Weaver, who passed away this weekend. There is also discussion of the NBA in London and this weekend’s NFL Championship Games.
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ST. LOUIS - The first person arrived just minutes after Stan Musial's death went public and the crowd continued to grow. Soon the group was big enough to block two lanes of traffic, yet nobody seemed to care.
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