Bobby V Gives 'Back to School' New Meaning

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Fairfield, Conn.—All was beautiful for Bobby Valentine again. There he was, on a February morning in Connecticut, sitting before a pretty red background, introduced as the next executive director of intercollegiate athletics at Sacred Heart University. He was the out-of-the-box choice. But an intriguing choice. He was why this big room was packed. Here was Bobby Valentine. Bobby V! Sixty-two years old and looking terrific. He wore an impeccable gray suit and a blue tie and his teeth were bright and flawless. His teeth could host an awards show.


He spoke. He took questions. His answers swerved from humble and gracious to worldly and pointed. This, of course, is part of the Bobby V experience. Bobby Valentine answers questions in a way that shows why canned...

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