Morning Miller On Sports - March 29, 2012 | HS Sports
ABA Jacksonville Giants Basketball – Jacksonville’s only professional basketball team left by charter bus this morning to travel to Chicago, Illinois. They will be competing in the ABA Final 8 tournament and hope to beat the Chicago Steam to move on to the Final Four to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, in April.
You Should Know – At the NFL owners’ meetings in Palm Beach, Florida, much is getting accomplished. The owners, by a vote of 30-2, approved the playoff overtime rule for the regular season. “All games that go to overtime now can’t end on a field goal on the first possession.” The opposing team must then receive one series. If another field goal is kicked, the overtime continues. Owners also will allow the replay official to review turnovers just like he does for all scoring plays.
Jaguars Bite of the Day – In the Florida Times-Union, from Tuesday’s breakfast with Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey, he expects Jacksonville to add another quarterback or two before training camp. The Jags have Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne and Dan LeFevour on the current roster. “We’re probably going to add another quarterback if not two by the time we go to camp. So there’ll be a competition there and at every other position. We’re ready to move forward and let these guys compete,” said Mularkey.
College Nugget – Former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien will transfer to Wisconsin for his final two years of eligibility. He’s expected to graduate from Maryland this spring. Maryland announced O’Brien was leaving the Terrapins in February. O’Brien, who was named ACC rookie of the year in 2010, also visited Penn State and Vanderbilt before making his decision. Last season, the Badgers had Russell Wilson, who transferred from North Carolina State, as their starting quarterback.
Broadcasting Note – On SportsCenter’s “rapid fire” segment yesterday, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis called Bill Belichick a “jerk.” To make matters more entertaining, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was sitting next to Revis.
Strange Thought of the Day – Can Albert Pujols win the World Series in his first season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?
Tweet of the last 24 hours – @taniaganguli (Tania Ganguli, Jaguars beat writer for the Florida Times-Union) “Some asked about Jaguars 7th-rd pick. They lost the 2012 pick for Dwight Lowery but got Cincinnati’s 2012 pick in the Reggie Nelson trade.”
Stat(s) of the Day – From The Elias Sports Bureau, in a Knicks’ 108-86 win last night over the Magic, New York outscored Orlando by 35 points over the second and third quarters. It is the second largest point differential during those periods in Knicks’ franchise history.
Link of the Day – New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin had lunch with the ESPN editor who was fired in February over an insensitive Lin headline. The editor, Anthony Federico, claimed the headline was not meant to be racially insensitive. Lin would not comment on Tuesday’s lunch.
Video of the Day – At a charity event Tuesday night, LeBron James wore a wig and sang “Super Freak” for those in attendance. I’ll give him an “A” for effort. He should have studied the lyrics a little longer.
Question of the Day – Would the Jacksonville Sharks ever consider welcoming back former quarterback Aaron Garcia, who’s in his first year with the San Antonio Talons?