The good news was the Bob Neumeier didn’t spend fours pontificating about Manny and Pedro, although the topic did come up again. The bad news is that most of the rest of the show was about NASCAR. I’ve got nothing against NASCAR talk, as my dad is a big fan. But get somebody who knows what they’re talking about to come on the show…

Eric McHugh looks at 10 things to look for in the NFC this season.

Del Jones says Marcus Banks in born to run. Bob Stern looks at Brandon Hunter, out to carve a spot for himself on the Celtics roster as a Dennis Rodman-like rebounder.

Garry Brown says the Sox have hope going into the second half. Todd Jones says the All Star mess needs to be fixed. Clark Booth assesses baseball at the All Star break.