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Jacksonville Giants Win First Away Game of Four

Jacksonville Giants Win First Away Game of Four

The Jacksonville Giants took on the Gulf Coast Flash Wednesday night and won 122-101.  This was the first game of four scheduled games on the road.  The Giants vs. Flash has become quite a rivalry since the season one ABA Final Four games in Texas (which the Flash won) and this season's opening night thriller held December 3, 2011(the Giants won at the buzzer). 

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 9, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 9, 2012

You Should Know – A contract clause kicked in for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes Wednesday morning.  Over the next two years, he’ll make $15.25 million in guaranteed money.  The Jets can still cut or trade Holmes, but the financial impact would be great.  The 27-year-old Holmes, who was acquired from Pittsburgh in 2010 for a fifth-round pick, squabbled with teammates, including quarterback Mark Sanchez, last season.  Unless Holmes shines, the Jets organization will hear, “is he really worth all that money?”

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 8, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 8, 2012

You Should Know – The No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats (24-1, 10-0) buried the Florida Gators on Tuesday night, 78-58.  The win gave Kentucky its 49th straight win at home.  Kentucky freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led his team with 13 points and 13 rebounds.  Florida (19-5, 7-2) was the first ranked team the Wildcats had faced in over a month.  The Gators move to 2-5 on the road.  These two SEC foes play again on Sunday, March 4.

Super Bowl Note – The odds were 50-to-1 that the first score in Super Bowl XLVI would be a safety.  Jona Rechnitz made that bet – $1,000 to be exact.  According to TMZ.com, the Giants fan is donating all $50,000 to charity.  He plans on giving $5,000 to the charity of Tom Brady’s choice.  And he’ll donate another $5,000 to the charity New York’s defensive linemen choose.

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 7, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 7, 2012

You Should Know – Super Bowl XLVI, on Sunday, was the most-watched television show in United States history.  NBC announced that 111.3 million viewers tuned in to witness the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots, 21-17.  It topped last year’s Super Bowl, on Fox, by 300,000 viewers.  The last three Super Bowls are the three most-watched TV shows in U.S. history.

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 6, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 6, 2012

You Should Know – In Super Bowl XLVI, the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots, 21-17.  The Giants were led by quarterback Eli Manning, who won his second Super Bowl MVP award.  Manning was clutch in the fourth quarter.  To open New York’s final drive, he made a memorable throw to Mario Manningham for 38 yards along the sideline.  New York running back Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a run late.  That gave the Patriots the final 57 seconds to land the come-from-behind victory.  With the win, that makes it four Super Bowl titles for the New York Giants.

World Record Broken: Jacksonville Giants Win Big on Eve of Super Bowl by Miller on Sports

World Record Broken: Jacksonville Giants Win Big on Eve of Super Bowl by Miller on Sports

Giants history was made at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on the eve of Super Bowl.   The ABA Jacksonville Giants faced the Columbus, Georgia, Riverballers.  No one expected that the game would turn out as it did.  By taking advantage of the ABA’s 3-D rule (which is explained below) in its first season in 2010, the Jacksonville Giants broke the ABA record for the most points scored in a single game:  206.  But, that was last year.  Now, the competition has gotten tougher, especially with team’s coming to Jacksonville with a plan of shutting down the Giants’ strengths and high scorers.  In front of a large military crowd, season ticket holders, the “Books for Baskets” students, cub scouts, and church youth groups, the Giants scored 211 points to break Season One’s record as well as the World ABA Record.

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 5, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 5, 2012

 

You Should Know – Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was voted the NFL’s MVP yesterday.  Rodgers received 48 out of a possible 50 votes.  The other two went to New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, who won the AP’s Offensive Player of the Year award.  During his first MVP season, the 28-year-old Rodgers threw for 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns and six interceptions.  His quarterback rating was 122.5, the highest rating for a single season.

Super Bowl Note – Today is finally here.  After all the talk about Rob Gronkowski’s high ankle sprain and how stellar New York’s defensive line play is, Super Bowl Sunday has arrived.  New York and New England kick off tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium.  The game is scheduled for 6:29 p.m. eastern time.  You can watch it on NBC, and, for the first time ever, NBCSports.com will have a free live-streaming feed.