I had what 1500ESPN host Joe Soucheray would call a ``euphorian'' moment today. I land at La Guardia, take a cab to Yankee Stadium, and while in the Bronx I pass a building labeled thusly:

Health Opportunities High School.

What do you major in at HOHS? Broccoli?

-So I pick up the New York Post, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is begging LeBron James to play for the Knicks.

That's it: Time to get R.T. Rybak on the job. I think the combination of R.T.'s national reputation and the Wolves' stellar rebuilding job will get the job done.

And by ``the job,'' I mean getting LeBron to sign with the Knicks.

-A serious question: If LeBron is going to disappear when playing the Celtics, do the Knicks really want to build their franchise around him?

There's a difference between being a star and being a champion. Right now James is a star. He has shown no signs of being ready to be the dominant player on a championship team.

If I'm James, I sign wherever D. Wade signs. Then James can dominate the box score and Wade can make the big shots.

How about D. Rose, D Wade and Prince James in Chicago? I'd go back to watching WGN.

-Plus, if the Wolves brought in Prince James, that might stunt Jonny Flynn's growth.

-One of the first health risks associated with steroid use years ago was the deleterious effect on certain male body parts. Page 6 of the New York Post reported today that Alex Rodriguez has sparked a fight between Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz.

I'm guessing the new, designer brand of steroids are no longer deleterious to certain body parts.

-We're taking Justin Morneau for granted. The guy has probably lost three homers and a couple doubles to the depths of Target Field, and yet he entered the weekend with the best on-base percentage in baseball, .486.

He fools us because when he swings and misses he looks like he's in the middle of a career-threatening slump. But he's having an exceptional season so far.

-Mr. Reusse looked this one up: The last time the Twins won a series in Yankee Stadium, their DH in the rubber game was none other than...Jason Maxwell, one of the nicest guys and weakest hitters in the history of the game.

-My twitter name, for those who want to follow me this weekend at Yankee Stadium, is Souhanstrib.

-The big night is nearing. Thursday at O'Gara's (on Snelling), my band, tentatively called The Beat Writers, will play following a book signing for Bloomington and Sports Illustrated product Steve Rushin. The book signing starts at 7, with us taking the stage whenever we feel like it.

The band: TD Mischke on piano, harmonica and vocals; John Heidt on lead guitar and vocals; G.R. Anderson on drums; Curt Warolin on bass; and me on guitar and vocals. We're going to play two long sets and hang around until Danny O'Gara kicks us out.

-I'll be doing the Gardenhire show and Sunday Sports Talk from Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Gardy at 9:30; SunSportsTalk at 10.

I'll check in again later.