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Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  March 7, 2011 11:11 AM

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Just because....

Five reasons the Red Sox will win the World Series.

1. Jon Lester - Cy Young season.
2. Clay Buchholz  - Stats be damned.
3. Jonathan Papelbon - Getting paid means landmark season.
4. Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis - Still the heart and soul despite offseason moves.
5. #facts.

Five reasons the Red Sox won't make the postseason.

1. Josh Beckett -  Ace? Umm.
2. Who's catching, exactly?
3. If Marco Scuatro isn't leading off, why is he here?
4. Jacoby Ellsbury's hurt feelings.
5. #nonsense

Five perfect albums.

1. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins.
2. Rift - Phish.
3. American Beauty - Grateful Dead.
4. Achtung Baby - U2.
5. Exhile on Main St. - Rolling Stones.


The five best TV shows on right now.

1. How I Met Your Mother.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Five reasons why the Bruins will win a trophy (a big one).

1. Peter Chiarelli's shrewd deadline deals.
2. Tim Thomas (Duh).
3. Milan Lucic - Just watch.
4. Mark Recchi - Perfect leader.
5. May, 2010.

Five reasons why the Bruins won't win a trophy (a big one).

1. Claude.
2. Claude's Seguin baby gloves.
3. The Red Wings.
4. Montreal.
5. May, 2010.

Five duck boat parade possibilities in 2011 (in order of likelihood).

1. Bruins.
2. Celtics.
3. BC Hockey.
4. Red Sox.
5. Patriots.

My five favorite Red Sox lefties.

1. Mo Vaughn.
2. Mike Greenwell.
3. David Ortiz.
4. Troy O'Leary.
5. Brian Daubach.

Five underrated bands you need to listen to now.

1. The Sundays.
2. The Heavy Pets.
3. Camera Obscura.
4. Kate Barclay.
5. Blonde Redhead.

Top five Charlie Sheen flicks.

1. Major League.
2. Platoon.
3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
4. Eight Men Out.
5. Hot Shots.

The five best sports radio talks shows on air right now in Boston.

1. Toucher and Rich.
2. Felger and Mazz.
3. The Big Show.
4. Compete Level - 11
5. Bertrand and Gasper.

Five fantastic beers.

1. Sierra Nevada - Hoptinium.
2. Bell's -  Hopslam.
3. Russian River - Pliny the Elder (or Younger).
4. Stone - Ruination.
5. Long Trail - Coffee Stout.

The five best Pixar flicks.

1. Toy Story 3.
2. Monsters Inc.
3. Toy Story.
4. Cars.
5. Toy Story 2.

Five reasons the Celtics will win the NBA title.

1. Paul Pierce - somehow, still underrated.
2. Shaq. - Maybe.
3. Doc Rivers - The best coach in the game. Period.
4. Kevin Garnett - The Derek Jeter of the NBA: Non-Celtics fans hate hating him.
5. The Decision.

Five TV sports folks I enjoy watching.

1. Tom Caron.
2. Mike Girardi.
3. Carolyn Manno.
4. Dan Roche.
5. Mary Paoletti.

The five best logos in sports.

1. Padres.
2. Expos.
3. Nationals.
4. Patriots. (Pat, not Elvis).
5. Yankees. - Admit it.

The five best jerseys in sports.

1. Patriots. (Pat, not Elvis).
2. Bruins.
3. Blackhawks.
4. Canadiens - Admit it.
5. Packers.

The five best locally-produced TV shows.

1. Chronicle.
2. Quick Slants.
3. TV Diner.
4. The Mountain Report
5. Rubber Biscuit - RIP.

Five numbers below 11.

1. 7
2. 4
3. 2
4. 6
5. 9


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Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children. Comments and suggestions for the best Buffalo wing spots are encouraged.

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