From: Gonzalez, John

To: Paige, Woody; Jensen, Michael

Subject: Gone but not forgotten

When Brian Dawkins left, it was a big deal around town. The fans were rightly upset about the unceremonious end to his time here. Woody, how has Dawkins been received in Denver and who are some other current athletes who mean as much to their cities as BDawk still means to Philly?

From: Jensen, Michael

To: Paige, Woody; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Gone but not forgotten

Sounds like Roy Halladay meant almost as much to Toronto. LeBron has his choice after the season - Cleveland icon for the ages or bigger fame and fortune closer to Broadway. It doesn't look good for Cleveland.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Paige, Woody; Jensen, Michael

Subject: Gone but not forgotten

Woody, this is the quietest I've ever seen you. Are you saving everything for Around the Horn? Surely we're paying you more than ESPN.

Manning in Indy, Kobe in L.A., Jeter in New York, Brady in Boston. That's my BDawk-like list. Behold and marvel.

From: Jensen, Michael

To: Paige, Woody; Gonzalez, John

Subject: Gone but not forgotten

Dawkins simply can't mean as much to Denver as he does here. You don't get to be a two-town superhero.

From: Paige, Woody

To: Gonzalez, John; Jensen, Michael

Subject: Gone but not forgotten

Every city's had players like Dawkins. Vick was in Atlanta. Johnny Unitas. Marino. Elway. Butkus. Even Philly had so many similar great players in all four sports.

From: Gonzalez, John

To: Paige, Woody; Jensen, Michael

Subject: Gone but not forgotten

Fascinating. Thanks for finally joining us, Woody.

I'd like to add two more: After dealing with you guys over the last two days - and I can't believe I'm saying this - no one could mean more to Page 2 than Fox and Ford. Don't tell them I said that, though.

Merry (almost) Christmas, everyone. I'll be back after the New Year. Maybe.