What caught my eye: From locals to legends

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Panthers rally from 18-point deficit
Big deficits are hard to overcome, especially when that deficit takes place in the second half. The Tompkins Cortland Community College Men’s Basketball team trailed Columbia-Greene by 18 in the final frame, before erasing the deficit and forcing an overtime period. Jaiden Allen’s 19 points led the way for the Panthers who won the overtime thriller 91-86.

That’s a lot of goals
It’s nothing new to hear someone say that Cornell’ Women’s Hockey team is good, like really good. The Big Red have now scored 17 straight goals through three games without conceding a single point. While the Big Red hung seven on a three-win Union squad, the five goals during Saturday’s game against RPI showed that Cornell is the last team you want to face entering the postseason.

The best player at the Super Bowl was retired
We all get excited for what the Super Bowl will bring, but this year was especially lackluster. The game was, uneventful, sloppy, and a defensive battle. The halftime show was less than enjoyable, and Tom Brady wasn’t throwing the ball for the majority of the game. Insert Tony Romo. The CBS analyst used his wit, charm, and exceptional knowledge of the game to make me want to watch, just to hear him prove that he is among the best in the business.

Hear Mark Shelley regularly with Nick Karski on Between the Lines, from 5 to 6 p.m., on ESPN Ithaca at 107.1 FM/1160 AM. Did we miss something? Contact Mark Shelley at MarkS@VizellaMedia.com.

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