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I like my starting five. At point guard, I have eBay
At center, I'll gladly take Disney
I've got Sirius
Small forward? That's CNET
That leaves Baidu
That's my five! I'll take them against Tim's squad any day.
What's more, Rick's first-teamers are elsewhere. XM, his satellite-radio pick for Rule Breakers, isn't playing. And iRobot, another of his selections, is earning profits and burying threes for my team.
Rick's squad has hit nothing but air for months. Meanwhile, Embraer and Taiwan Semiconductor have been paying spectators with market-beating yields. After considering Rick's team, all I can say is: You can do better. Work the ball, get paid, and go with a winner.