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That's a shout out to our man Randy Newman, who had a hit with "I Love L.A." Not as big as his "I Hate Short People" and no where as lucrative as his works with Disney and PIxar, but still a catchy tune none the less.

We had a great interview with Kirk Herbstreit on Press Row on Tuesday. If you missed it, it will be in Sunday's Times Free Press.

Wow, we've been out of the saddle for a while and we appreciate the feedback even if we were not the most responsive over the last 10 days.

We're almost back in the saddle.

We'll be back to the regularly scheduled 5-at-10 next week, meaning we'll get to the back log of mail next Friday. We appreciate your patience.

Wow. It's June 12 — a day after Jomo's 29th birthday — and we have the start of the U.S. Open, the World Cup and a crucial Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

It's raining this morning on the Panhandle, and it leaves us with a handful of sports questions. Let's explore five of them as only we can.

It's June 10, so hear ye, hear ye. It's time for court.

Morning folks. Hope this finds you well, as we embark on another day on the Florida coast.

Gang, we're on Day 1 of the trip to find sand and water (and the occasional fish and the frequent Co-Cola).

And with that, it's done.

Donald Sterling withdraws his lawsuit and his racist rants recorded on tape becomes a curious meter in modern sports.

Hey we dig the new stat wave in sports. The calculations that can size up anything and rationalize everything. It's cool and it's another tool by which we can measure and debate and discuss sports.

Georgia safety Tray Matthews has posted on his Twitter feed that he is leaving the Bulldogs.

The NBA got the NBA Finals it wanted — a rematch of last year's thrilling Heat win over San Antonio.

One of the hanging threads that has been dangling in the sightline of the NCAA has been pulled.

The Spurs and the Heat will play for the NBA title. You know this.

Another great season of high school sports in our area officially ended Thursday night.

It's been a while since I've asked a mailbag question but the Best of Preps banquet made me wonder who you think the best athlete from this area is?

Gang, remember the mailbag — we have some spots open.

Today is the Lil Ms. 5-at-10's 4th birthday. Happy Birthday, sweet girl.

After being called out by Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, LeBron James did not return the interview interchange.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone.

Former UTC golfer and U.S. Amateur champ Steven Fox won the Tennessee State Amateur on Friday.

Gang, thanks again for another excellent week. Doing some math, this is the end of the 186 consecutive work week that we have done a 5-at-10 every Monday through Friday. This is day 933 in a row. Thanks for playing along.

Two of the biggest names of the 1980s finally got Hall of Fame calls this week. Congrats to Patrick Swayze and Molly Ringwald.

We are going to move quickly today. Buckle up — and remember the mailbag. You know you want to.

The NBA finds itself in a bit of a mess. Follow along.

The Pacers popped Miami in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday afternoon. It was the Pacers' most complete game since the All-Star break and left us with two opposing questions:

The Chattanooga Publishing Company has been successful hosting a vast array of events and ceremonies that have targeted everything from seniors to women to teenagers to the best high school athletes in the Tri-State area.

JAY: Barry, with all the hubbub this week about Tommy John surgeries and then a high school kid throwing 194 pitches in a 14-inning appearance, let's talk about pitching arms.

Atlanta is fighting through one of those downward slides that hit every baseball team. The cyclacur nature of the marathon of the baseball season requires good teams to manage rocky times.

Guys, great back and forth Monday about the Donald Sterling situation. Interesting stuff and that type of exchanging of ideas is excellent.

Now that the dust has settled from the NFL draft, what we know and what we believe are strikingly different things.

We love the draft you know this. The draft came and went. Players were picked and picks were panned. Such is life.

JAY: Did you see Kevin Durant's MVP speech earlier this week? It was real and touching and emotional. It should be required viewing for everyone who knows the difference between a basketball and basket-weaving.

Gang, hope you guys had a blessed Draftmas and your team got everything it wanted.

Remember the Drafting the Draft contest. We need who you think will go No. 1, who the Falcons will pick with their first pick, who the Titans will pick with their first pick, how many SEC players go in round 1 and what number selection is Aaron Murray. Enter your picks in the comments below or hit me on Twitter at @jgreesontfp.

The draft is about so many things. Value. Risk. Luck. Hidden gems and high-pick busts.

Warnings: The draft is this week. We love the draft. You know this.

This is starting to get serious, right? Seven losses in a row, going into Tuesday night, for an Atlanta Braves team built and designed to avoid extended slumps with a vast collection of good-but-not-great starting pitchers hardly inspire confidence.

The future of the NFL will be changed Thursday. Don't know if it's good or bad for any particular team, but it will be different.

The basketball in the first round of these NBA playoffs was great in the West and subpar in the East.

JAY: Barry, we've been openly discussing issues about youth sports for a few weeks now, and we've even received a few questions.

Jay -- I had to buy a paper to get your email, but I had to write to you about Press Row. I just moved here from Atlanta in the last six months I missed the sports talk radio from down there. Then I started listening to Press Row, and you guys are awesome. I sat in my car for the last three segments yesterday to see if you could make all the way through with a crab leg joke. And I'm not sure why I was surprised you made it but I was.

It's crab legs right? It's the chance to laugh at a 'shellfish act' or remind folks that this story has legs or even lament Winston as a po' boy who fought the claw and the claw won.

So the NBA has spoken and new commissioner Adam Silver has issued a lifetime ban on L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and fined him the maximum $2.5 million.

Dalton State assistant basketball coach John Redman has been hospitalized after being involved in a serious car wreck in Atlanta on Monday night, according to a release from the school.

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