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As posted in the Backtsreets.com forum:

Aite. Back home great great show. I was in section 310..row 30..worst seats for anything I’ve ever seen at GS. But hey, its Bruce.

I don’t want to comment about the sound because well, when you’re in row 30, you’re not really one to judge.

Strong show, such a strong show. Just amazing.

10th — great opener.
Adam — rocked and longer solos than normal
Spirit –> Summer..just great
Growin Up & Janey..great requests
Youngstown & Murder Inc — powerful

Mary’s Place had a whole new preacher routine about needing a house and he can’t do it alone..it got painful for some..and its long..so beware .

Great encores..great Jungleland…plus a great Rosie

The band had a few funny issues…Nils had some guitar issues at the beginning of his Youngstown solo and the 2nd Tunnel solo..and they didn’t get Clarence up in the mix fast enough.

But overall ONE, GREAT NIGHT!!”

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According to ESPN.com, Vernon Gholston, the Jets’ first round pick in last spring’s draft, the 6th overall, has finally signed. The deal could apparently max out at $50 million if he reaches his performance clauses.

He will be on the field today, as the Jets continue their retooling. This article in today’s New York Times speaks to how the quarterback race is just beginning between Clemens and Pennington. Apparently Chad has put some more zip on his throws in the off season. Sorry, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I’m still torn on who I want to be the QB of my team, but I’ll address that at a later time as training camp rolls on.

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So after the British last week we stay out of the US at the RBC Canadian Open. This is where, in 2000, going for the triple crown (U.S. Open, British Open, Canadian Open), Tiger hit that now famous shot out of the bunker on 18 on Sunday.

Jim Fuyrk has won this tournament 2 straight years and is gunning to do the same this week against a field that includes Canadian Mike Weir.

TV Coverage Today and Friday LIVE on TGC from 3-6pm ET and Saturday and Sunday, Live, from 3-6pm ET will Billy and Ian.

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Coming in all the talk was about some guy named Tiger not around, Anthony Kim being around, and this being the time for Phil, Sergio, Ernie and Vijay to step up. By the time the weekend came around a 53 year-old Greg Norman stole the show, turning back the clock, and had everyone entranced and a believer except for me. For some reason, I just didn’t think he could do it. I really thought youth would win out.

In the midst of all of this, the remembering of 1996 at Augusta, talking about the howling 35mph winds and everything else, we forgot that a very solid Irishmen named Padraig Harrington, was looming. Bad wrist and all he battled, played conservatively off the tee (something Normal did not — and something even a non-golfer would know from listening to the ABC telecast), made the putts when he had to, and won by 4. It was a great victory for him.

He know has multiple majors, can rest the wrist, and go onto the PGA. Norman made it exciting — the ratings should be good, and for a week, golf stayed exciting. Can it stay that way 3 weeks from now at Oakland Hills? We’ll have to just wait and see.

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Much has been made about Kenny Perry’s decision. He is skipping this week’s Open Championshipin Southport, England to play in the PGA Tour’s parallel event, the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. His claim was that he committed to them back on January 1.

My take is this: you’ve won 2 out of your last 3 events, 3 out of the last 5. You’re the hottest golfer on the planet and a LOCK for Paul Azinger’s Ryder Cup team come September. Play.

Milwaukee would understand. The Open Championship is golf’s 3rd major and oldest. It’s where the great players get judged. Go out, and play, and test YOURSELF. It’ll make you a better player for the Ryder Cup.

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The Giants PSL Announcement

A couple weeks ago I told you about the Jets being kind enough to offer a survery to see if their PSL’s (Personal Seat License) for the new Giants Stadium would be treated fairly or unfairly by the fans.

Well the Giants didn’t do that, and today they made the official announcement, ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. That’s right, $20,000. And that’s on top of season tickets.

When the Jets make their official announcement I’ll write another blog about this topic, but basically while I understand that $$ is what builds these stadiums and every team is ending up in debt because of it. You can’t charge $20,000. I’m sorry, but you just can’t.

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Yeah, when you go 4-12 (I think that’s what the Jets were last season, I’ve tried to forget), you need to start training camp early. Thus New York Jets Head Coach Eric Mangini had his rookies starting early this year for the new NFL season, as in July 16. Hopefully that will get them off to a good start. The rest of the Jets squad reports next Wednesday, July 23.

Meanwhile, WFAN Jets beat reporter, avid golf fan, and the probably the best 20/20 Flash reporter at the station, Jerry Recco, got to be a Jet for a day. A very interesting read, which can be found, here.

We’ll talk more NFL as the season nears but I really do think this Jets team, if the free agents jell and if Pennington is the QB has a chance to surprise everyone and have a 9-7 or 10-6 season.

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