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All-Everything

Examining Dickie V's plaudits
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Rodney Hood started his career at Mississippi State before transferring to Duke, where he's averaging 16.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Those numbers earned him a spot on Dick Vitale's recent All--Marco Polo Team, which names the best transfers. It is but one of Vitale's numerous lists, many with self-consciously "zany" names. Guess which of the following are actual Vitale teams and which are fake.

All-Bitcoin Team

Players who fluctuate wildly in value

All-Alcatraz Team

Players expected to have breakout seasons

All-Avis Team

Players who try harder

All--Chris Christie Team

Lane cloggers who tie up traffic

All-Ishtar Team

Players who take the worst flops

All--Frank Lloyd Wright Team

Coaches who are master architects

All--World B. Free Team

Players with the best names

All--Peyton Manning Team

Players who miss the big shot

ANSWERS: THE ALL-ALCATRAZ, ALL-AVIS, ALL--FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND ALL--WORLD B. FREE TEAMS ARE REAL.

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DICK RAPHAEL/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (FREE)

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DAMIAN STROHMEYER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MANNING)

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