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Until this past Wednesday morning, the only two things Heath Claiborne, Robert Pomeroy and Jamey Roberts had in common were (1) they all had signed an online petition to bring back former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl as soon as possible, and (2) none of them wanted Cuonzo Martin to coach the Volunteers past this season.

Jay, for the Friday bag, what are your round-by-round predictions for the playoffs? And who are your season-award winners? Didn't you pick Durant to win MVP? That is looking really good right now.

Ryan Martin was pushing a lawnmower around a Hixson front yard last September, trying to put an extra $20 in his pocket, when his cell phone rang.

Julio Teheran was aces Wednesday night, going the distance in a 1-0 gem that was awesome in its awesomeness. Maybe it's because we missed them in the offseason, but this Braves team is fun to watch right now. Good times. Evan Gattis homered and went 4-for-4.

Found on a Duke website Wednesday afternoon was the following Tweet from one Keith Stubbs: "Fun fact: if Jabari Parker stays in college he'll get free food."

So did anything happen in Knoxville this week?

So did anything happen in Knoxville yesterday?

The only ingredient missing from Cuonzo Martin's stunning move from Tennessee to California on Tuesday was a soundtrack. Something along the lines of Johnny Paycheck's classic, "Take This Job and Shove It!"

Gang, remember the mailbag.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Recognizing his center's somewhat superior intellectual skills in that long-ago summer of 1968, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Sam Wyche often leaned on University of Tennessee great Bob Johnson for help when calling audibles for the expansion franchise.

JAY: Barry, just back from the land of green jackets and pimento cheese sandwiches. Watching the best in golf play at the best course in golf is amazing.

Bubba Watson is one of 17 golfers to land multiple Masters title. He has won two of the last three, including Sunday's march to par snooze-fest that was more Memorial than Masters. Watson has delivered twice on golf's grandest stage and likely punched his Hall of Fame ticket. Read that again.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — When we started Sunday at Augusta National, we knew the afternoon would be filled with fireworks for fans and firing squads for the frontrunners.

KNOXVILLE — Josh Dobbs for the Heisman.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — World, meet Jordan. Jordan, the world.

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