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Nick Swisher: TV star

New York Yankees' Johnny Damon, right, celebrates with

New York Yankees' Johnny Damon, right, celebrates with Nick Swisher after Damon scored on a sacrifice fly by Jorge Posada during the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. (November 1, 2009) Photo Credit: AP

Nick (Swishalicious) Swisher of the Yankees is scheduled to begin shooting Wednesday for his appearance on an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" called "The Perfect Week."

Swisher, who plays himself, is to show up at the local taven and draw the attention of the women in said tavern, which Barney, the character played by Doogie Howser, takes as a threat to his chances with said women.

The episode tentative is set to air Feb. 1.

"The Blind Side," the Hollywood-ized version of the true story of Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher, now has raked in more than $150 million at the box office, far exceeding the studio's expectations when it opened.

Peter Gammons' heartfelt farewell to ESPN pays great tribute to former Newsday sports editor John Walsh for his vision.

A San Francisco lawyer won $1 million on when Queens Park Rangers tied West Bromich Albion, 2-2. I'm going to assume that's soccer.

Sunday night's Eagles-Giants tilt attracted an average of 20.9 million viewers - the seventh time this season NBC has broken the 20 million mark after doing so a total of five times the previous three seasons. (The rating in Philly - 33.4 percent of homes - nearly doubled that in the New York market - 17.5 percent.)

I'm not the only one who has noticed something strange going on with Steve Levy's hair this week.

Back to my all-decade lists.

Enjoy the July 1, 2004 Red Sox-Yankees game at 1 p.m. on YES. Isn't that the one when Jeter dove into the stands?

Photo: AP

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