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Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor

March 12, 2004 -- While scrounging around in the closet of my mind, I came up with these garage sale items:

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It's hard to believe that Chan Ho Park's back is hurt again. The manner in which he has slinked away from competition might lead someone to believe he doesn't have much of a backbone to injure in the first place.

It just goes to show that $50 million just doesn't buy what it used to.

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If you thought the steroid mess in baseball was bad before, just wait -- Congress is getting involved.

The first time our pals in Washington do something constructive, I'll explain the theory of relativity to you in detail. I don't feel the need to get in any hurry to study.

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Antoine Walker as a point forward begs the question, "Why?" I'd much rather have "power" in front of forward than "point."

Seems to me the Mavs need to ball to go through Dirk's hands more than Walker's. Run the offense through the big German so he gets a wider selection of shots. It worked last year.

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How about Todd Bertuzzi vs. Warren Sapp in the next celebrity boxing. Think those two wouldn't both be watching their backs? Tonya Harding can referee and furnish the necessary hubcaps and metal pipes.

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Stop me if you've heard this one before. The Rangers just don't have any pitc... Sorry, I stopped as soon as I could.

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Here's a passing grade for the Cowboys this offseason. No, they haven't signed a top quarterback, quality running back or pass-rushing defensive end, but they did cut short-legged punter Toby Gowin. That's a start.

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We'll see this year if Rangers manager Buck Showalter is all he's cracked up to be. He rid himself of A-Rod, John Thomson and Rafael Palmiero and stocking the roster with players he's formerly coached at other stops. It's now Showalter's team, for better or worse or maybe, worst.

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Bobby "Butch" Burney is sports editor of the News-Telegram. He can be reached at sportsed@ssecho.com.

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