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So, this Sunday, opposites collide in the NFL. Unbeaten New England vs. beaten-like-a-scrambled egg Miami.

But the contrast doesn't stop there. In baseball, the Red Sox were world champions and the Marlins finished in last place in the NL East, 20 games under .500. During the current NBA season, the Celtics lead their division at 20-3 and the Heat is in the cellar of its division at 7-19. In college football, Boston College was 10-3 and the University of Miami, 5-7. Only in the NHL is it even close, with the Bruins at 18-12 and the Panthers at 17-16.

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But, you know, I looked at the today's weather. In Boston, it was 24 degrees and snowing. In Miami, it was 80 with some showers but expected to be sunny and in the mid-70s for the weekend.

On the whole ...

Photo credit: South Beach, Wilfredo Lee/AP

Boston, Chitose Suzuki / AP

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