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Random thoughts: A-Rod/Titans, UConn men, Super Bowl, the Celtics and Bill Ryan

POSTED January 27, 2014
BY Patrick Tiscia
Twitter: @PatrickTiscia


The Torrington Titans made a little news last week, offering the suspended Alex Rodriguez a coaching job for next season to help fill his free time.

On the surface, it was a great idea. The publicity cost nothing and A-Rod is always a fun punching bag to throw a jab at.

For fun and argument’s sake, let’s say A-Rod takes the Titans up on the offer.

First off, the entire summer would be a three-ring circus with the sports and gossip media swarming Fuessenich Park on a regular basis. Undoubtedly, A-Rod will also say or do something stupid at one point, causing even bigger distractions.

As for the players, it’s probably not in their best interest to have a serial drug-user around the team, especially considering how hard he worked to get other players to use as the Biogenesis documents suggest.

Moral of the story: Whether it’s the Major Leagues, Minor Leagues, college leagues or Little League, staying away A-Rod is best for everyone.

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After a tough loss at home to Louisville, the UConn men had a nice bounce-back week with wins over Temple and Rutgers.

The Huskies are back in action Thursday night and we’ll be there to cover the game.

The time (9 p.m.), opponent (Houston) and channel (CBS Sports Network) are the unfortunate perks of being in the American Athletic Conference.

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We will be posting our annual readers/staff/players/coaches Super Bowl picks later this week. If you would like to participate, just post your score and a sentence or two why on our Facebook page.

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The tributes the Celtics had Sunday night for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were tremendous. The biggest winner, though, last night was the Celtics as Pierce and Garnett, who combined for only 12 points, showed they have little left. Danny Ainge did the right thing by trading them.

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Please take a few minutes out of your time to read Rick Wilson’s piece on Bill Ryan, who is leaving his post today at Thomaston High School. Best of luck to Bill in the future.

Here is the link:

http://litchfieldcountysports.com/stories/loss-of-bill-ryan-leaves-big-void-in-golden-bear-land-/#.UuaqS7Qo7IU

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