Soft launch a chance for U.S. team to jell

Updated: February 1, 2013, 2:30 PM ET
By Peter Bodo

Every red-blooded American wants to spend Sunday gorging on junk food and watching the Super Bowl, right? That means that Team USA has all the incentive it needs to sweep Brazil 3-0 in this weekend's first round of Davis Cup World Group play, ensuring that the American boys are free to think "Niners or Ravens?" on Sunday. And the U.S. is hosting the tie on its preferred indoor hard court, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Should the team want further motivation against a visiting squad boasting only ...

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