Shanoff's W.U.C.: Tweeting UNC, Favre

Today's Calls: UNC vs. Duke, Brett Favre vs. A-Rod, Pitchers vs. Catchers, Mo Williams vs. Deron Williams, Adam Dunn vs. Bobby Abreu and More. ↵

↵The Opening Pitch: UNC, Favre, A-Rod, P's & C's: All in 140 characters or less? ↵

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↵Last night, I was at the first-ever Shorty Awards (for Twitter excellence -- featuring a special video tribute from the king of Twitter himself, Shaq), and appropriately inspired, will deliver today's Wake-Up Call in "tweets" of 140 characters or less ... ↵

↵Favre retires: "Believe me." Oh, if only everyone was required to spend no more than 140 characters on this story. Pls: No more "comebacks." (140) ↵

↵UNC is back: The Heels felt like they had become an afterthought (even ranked No. 3), but the blowout W at Duke reclaims their relevancy. (138) ↵

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↵(Although let's not cavalierly dismiss UConn: They are rolling through the best league in the land; dismantling Cuse is no small feat.) (135)  ↵

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↵Selig might suspend A-Rod? Leave it to Bud to misread the scandal. (a) Did fans ask for it? (b) Sends terrible message -- "don't fess up." (138) ↵

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↵"Pitchers and catchers report": 4 best words in MLB. They will today for CLE and BOS, both projected as p'off teams. Track: K-Wood, Smoltz. (139) ↵

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↵Hot Stove: Nats steal Adam Dunn. Top 10 OPS in '08. Low BA and high Ks (Top 5) offset by power (Top 5 HR) and absurd BB rate (1st in NL) (136) ↵

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↵Angels sign Bobby Abreu: He wanted $16M. The Halos got him for $5M, which feels like the bargain of the offseason. Vlad must be glad. (133) ↵

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↵NBA Instant History: CP3 can't stop the C's. ... Mo celebrates All-Star status with "Obama". ... Deron Williams SHOULD have been an All-Star. (139) ↵

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↵More CBB: I was clinging, but I guess it's time to leap off the Wake Forest bandwagon. Deacs have now lost 3/4, 4/6, 3 straight on the road. (140) ↵

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↵Dayton, not Xavier, king of the A-10? Breakthrough for Flyers to beat X-Men (had lost 6 straight). Hold the thought til rematch 3/5 @Xavier. (140) ↵

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↵Stat of Day: Psycho-T (and Green) became 1st players in K Era at Duke to go 4-0 @Duke. Next for T: Displace Redick as ACC pts leader. (133) ↵

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↵CFB: Oh, I've got a few questions for Lane Kiffin, all right ... (63) ↵

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↵Legal: Elgin Baylor suing Clips, NBA for age/race discrimination in his ouster as GM. Can they counter-sue Baylor being a terrible GM? (134) ↵

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↵Does Roberto Alomar have AIDS? His ex says he does. While fans can't be sure what to make of the scandal, we can hope for the best for him. (139) ↵

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↵Lance Watch: Speaking of prolific Twitter folks, looks like Armstrong has decided to abandon his hyped testing regimen b/c of economy. (134) ↵

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↵Don't forget: If you are on Twitter (or figure it's finally time to sign up and see what all the hype is about), you can follow me here. ↵

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↵The Last Word: "This is breaking my heart, I don't mind telling you that." -- Bud Selig, about the A-Rod scandal. (95) ↵

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↵Dan Shanoff writes The Wake-Up Call every weekday morning for SportingNews.com and blogs daily at DanShanoff.com. Got any comments, questions or feedback? Email Dan at shanofftsn-[at]-gmail-[dot]-com. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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