I might not come back [laughs].
BK: I think I've got to come back. We've got to play again the next week.
And Yankee Stadium is a big deal for you too?
BK: Yeah, it's just that I'm a Red Sox fan, and I've got to wear pinstripes on the sideline. I'm going to have to get over that.
Will you have some Red Sox gear on?
BK: That's a great question, because it's already been asked by my brother in Boston. I might have to pull something out, I don't know. It won't be a Big Papi shirt, the way he's hitting right now.
I talked to Duke forward Kyle Singler on the phone last week as he was sitting in his girlfriend's car shortly before his Wolof class began. (It's a language spoken in western Africa.) Singler explained why he is returning to the national champs for his senior season. He told me that one thing he feels he needs to work on is becoming a better leader, and he'll take on that responsibility as a senior. But the main reason he's going back to school is simple: "I just really like it here," he said.
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At least one NFC North rival is hoping that the Vikings won't have a new quarterback next season. I asked defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was picked second overall in the draft last Thursday by the Lions, which QB he most wanted to sack. "I definitely want to hit Brett Favre," Suh said. "Hopefully he comes back. He's great. To say you tackled Brett Favre, that's definitely an accomplishment."