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Derrick RoseAP Photo/Nam Y. HuhBulls coach Tom Thibodeau says that his team can't use Derrick Rose's absence as an excuse.

Wednesday, Ryen Russillo and Chris Cotter reviewed opening night in the NBA, discussed Andy Reid's decision to keep Michael Vick as the Eagles' starter, prepared for an enormous weekend in college football and much more. Listen to the best highlights of the show below!

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau talks about how his team will deal with the absence of Derrick Rose both emotionally and schematically. Thibodeau says Rose is on schedule with his rehab, but his absence can't be used as an excuse for failure. Listen

Steve Mitchell/US PresswireEmotions ran high in Miami on Tuesday night.

Opening night in the NBA - Ryen Russillo and Chris Cotter break down the first two big games of the NBA season, discuss Kevin Garnett's chilly greeting for Ray Allen and seem surprised by the Lakers' poor offensive performance. Listen's Bill Simmons weighs in on the Celtics' loss in Miami, says he loves the animosity that continues to develop between the Celtics and Heat and comments on the lack of offensive chemistry the Lakers had against the Mavericks. Listen

ESPN the Magazine's Chad Millman says the Nuggets could turn out to be the team to beat in the NBA. Millman also says this weekend's game between Alabama and LSU is the most anticipated of the season. He adds that Alabama is likely out of championship contention if they lose. Listen

Vick keeps job - Ryen Russillo and Chris Cotter discuss Andy Reid's decision to keep Michael Vick as the starter in Philadelphia and wonder who could be the next QB to lose their starting job. Listen

ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton says Andy Reid is sticking with Michael Vick because Vick gives the Eagles the best chance to win right now, but the decision will be made on a week-by-week basis. Clayton also comments on the status of other starting quarterbacks on the hot seat around the league. Listen


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