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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during a stoppage of play in the third quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE (Ron Chenoy/US PRESSWIRE)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during a stoppage of play in the third quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE (Ron Chenoy/US PRESSWIRE)

Paul Attfield

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GOOD

Tom Brady

Think the Tebowtastic buildup to last Sunday’s Patriots-Broncos tilt angered the three-time Super Bowl champion much? While the entire sports world seemed to revolve around the Broncos quarterback – albeit one who has Jesus as his homeboy – Brady and his teammates merely got on with the task of preparing to hand Tim Tebow just his second loss as an NFL starter in the 41-23 beatdown. After all, unlike his opposite number, there is no “i” in Tom.

NHL Contenders

Given their 3-0 record over the past week – before Friday night’s game – Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks issued a statement of intent about the importance of getting their hands on next year’s Cup.

NHL Pretenders

Given their 5-2 record at the American Music Awards over the years – and the reliance on the precise pitch of their voices – Justin Bieber and Michael Bublé’s practice sessions with the Maple Leafs and Canucks, respectively, issued a statement of intent about the importance of getting their hands on their own cups.

BAD

Luis Suarez

Nice to see the eight-game ban handed down to the Liverpool striker on Tuesday for allegedly racially abusing an opponent hasn’t dampened his sense of humour, but his knowledge of the team he plays for could certainly do with some fine tuning. “It's a huge honour to wear the No. 7 at Liverpool,” he said. “I think about the legends: [Kenny]Dalglish, [Kevin]Keegan and that Australian guy.” Er, that would be Harry Kewell, and legend might be a bit of stretch.

Kobe Bryant

The Lakers star’s impending divorce dominated the headlines this week, but it was his attempts to duplicate the feats of NBA legends past that were truly shocking. Bryant has made no secret of his desire to duplicate Michael Jordan’s haul of six championship rings – he currently has five – but according to the National Enquirer, he’s also closing in on Wilt Chamberlain, too. Bryant reportedly had affairs with 105 women during his 10-year marriage to Vanessa, although he’ll have his work cut out to surpass the former Laker’s estimated tally of 20,000 partners.

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