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Practice: Time used to hone abilities, plays, schemes implemented during game play. Starts at 8 a.m. sharp. If not there by 8 a.m., you can haul your butt back through the snow and think it over.
Notre Dame football: "The Fighting Irish." Independent. 11-time national champion in football, last in 1988 (Lou Holtz). Shell of its former self. Gets more unwarranted press than Spencer and Heidi Pratt.
Bonds, Barry: Outfielder, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants, 1986-Thursday. All-time home run leader, 762. Single-season record holder (73). Seven-time Most Valuable Player, a record. Also set MLB marks for most career walks (2,558), intentional walks (688) and asterisks on a baseball-reference.com page.
Roethlisberger, Ben: Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers (2004-present). "Big Ben." 2004 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. Two-time Super Bowl champion. Doesn't believe in defending titles. Likes taking sacks.