This is an article from the Sept. 9, 2013 issue
Buy the St. Louis Blues
*2012 Forbes estimate
Reimburse every man, woman and child in the U.S. who has seen Grown Ups 2
Take every Premier League player and manager into space on Virgin Galactic
Pick up The Scream, by Edvard Munch
*2012 auction price
POP CULTURE GRID...
|What athletes are thinking||Favorite sandwich||What would your rap name be?||A-Rod should ...||Last person you called||What's the secret to happiness?||Ability no one knows you have|
|B.J. UptonBraves OF||Grilled cheese with bacon||Melly Mel||Keep playing||My brother||Playing well||Playing violin|
|Justin UptonBraves OF||Cuban||4 Chainz||Just be A-Rod||My agent||Not giving a s---||Beating B.J. at golf|
|Victoria DuvalTennis||PBJ||Slick Vick||A-Rod? You mean Andy Roddick?||My mom||Playing tennis, smiling lots and loving God||Making my upper lip touch my nose|
+ While Duval's sammie is simple to make, the Uptons have to work for theirs. B.J. says he can cook up his favorite, "but it usually doesn't go so well." And Justin has to travel for his. "You can get a Cuban almost anywhere, but the good ones are in the Marlins' clubhouse."
+ Why Melly Mel? "Because my real name is Melvin, dude." As for his musical abilities, B.J. says, "Played the violin for seven years, bro. Melly Mel on the violin."
They Said It
"Probably everyone just showering together."
Andy Phillips,Utah kicker, on the difference between being on a ski team (Phillips spent five years on the U.S. national team) and a football team. Phillips, 24, had three field goals in the Utes' 30--26 win over Utah State last Thursday in his first competitive football game.
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