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With heartbreak I have learned to cry in my beer Still with each new season they’ll get my cheer Every play gives me hope and for some I will die I’ll even accept a cheese head if a winner it’ll buy

• At age four, Jane Withers had her own Saturday morning children’s radio program on an Atlanta station, “Dixie’s Dainty Dewdrop.” By age 12, she was starring opposite fellow child star Shirley Temple in the 1934 film Bright Eyes. Thirty-eight more films followed over the next 12 years. At age 15, she ranked sixth on the list of top ten boxoffice attractions. Yet she is probably best known as Josephine, television’s perky lady plumber dressed in white overalls touting the benefits of stain-fighting Comet cleanser. At age 76, she was still hard at work, doing voices in Disney’s animated films.

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How could I ever hope for anything but the same Flashes of greatness changed their whole game A team that was exciting and had come to play Giving hope so I’ll cheer for them one more day A new bandwagon for our new and old fans to ride Playoff Fever will bring out repressed Purple Pride Disappointment when we see it’s a one horse cart Another season why did they again break my heart

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