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The Morning Miller On Sports For February 1, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For February 1, 2012

You Should Know – Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t too impressed by NFC players’ performance in Sunday’s Pro Bowl.  Rodgers, who started for the NFC, did not name the players.  On his NFC teammates, he said, “I felt like some of the guys on the NFC side embarrassed themselves.”  Rodgers, last year’s Super Bowl MVP, continued, “I was just surprised that some of the guys either didn’t want to play or when they were in there didn’t put any effort into it.”

The Morning Miller On Sports For January 31, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For January 31, 2012

You Should Know – People close to Peyton Manning don’t think he can resume his NFL career.  According to Yahoo Sports!, the nerves in Manning’s arm aren’t healing quickly enough.  Neck fusion surgery forced Manning out of action for the 2011 season.  The Indianapolis Colts have until March to choose if Manning receives his $28 million option bonus.  The Peyton Manning saga will continue for another day.

Super Bowl Note – New England tight end Rob Gronkowski did not participate in Monday’s practice, the first of Super Bowl week.  He suffered the high ankle sprain in the AFC Championship Game.

The Morning Miller On Sports For January 30, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For January 30, 2012

You Should Know – In last night’s NFL Pro Bowl, the AFC beat the NFC, 59-41.  During the game’s opening drive, fans booed loudly because of the players’ lack of effort.  Play improved prior to halftime and carried into the third quarter.  Following a performance with six catches for 176 yards and four scores, Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall won the game’s MVP.  A near-highlight was Saints quarterback Drew Brees missing a dropkick extra point in the second half.  For Jacksonville, running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who has been voted into the last three Pro Bowls, touched the ball eight times for 79 total yards. 

GIANT AUDIENCE WITNESSES JACKSONVILLE GIANTS WIN WITH MILLER ON SPORTS

GIANT AUDIENCE WITNESSES JACKSONVILLE GIANTS WIN WITH MILLER ON SPORTS

Just when you thought that the University of North Florida (UNF) could not outdo itself by hosting an event of such magnitude as CNN’s 2012 GOP Presidential Debate, the university hosted the ABA Jacksonville Giants vs. Panama City Dream game on Friday night at the UNF Arena.  With $1.00 beer to open the evening’s event, college students as well as local Duval County students in the Giants’ educational program, entitled “Books for Baskets,” flooded the arena to see the Giants face the Dream. 

Special guests included patients from the Shands Cancer Center, Military Veterans, United Way Mentors (125 in attendance), and former Jaguars football player Reggie Hayward.

The Morning Miller On Sports For January 28, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For January 28, 2012

 

You Should Know – Syracuse’s sophomore basketball star Fab Melo, most likely, will miss a third straight game due to an academic issue.  Melo sat out last Saturday versus Notre Dame, who handed Syracuse its first loss this season, and against Cincinnati.  Melo, however, can still practice.  Today, the Orange host West Virginia at the Carrier Dome.  To have a shot at the national championship, Syracuse needs Fab Melo eligible.

The Morning Miller On Sports For January 27, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For January 27, 2012

You Should Know – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Greg Schiano as their head coach on Thursday.  Schiano, the long-time head coach at Rutgers, follows Raheem Morris, who was fired after a four-win season.  To my knowledge, Schiano’s name was never mentioned publicly in the Bucs’ search for a new head coach.  The team also had interest in Mike Sherman, Marty Schottenheimer, Brad Childress, Rob Chudzinski and a few others.  Schiano will be formally introduced today.

INTERVIEW WITH UNF MEN'S HEAD BASKETBALL COACH MATHEW DRISCOLL

INTERVIEW WITH UNF MEN'S HEAD BASKETBALL COACH MATHEW DRISCOLL

Listen to this radio interview with UNF Men's Head Basketball Coach Mathew Driscoll as he discusses sports and specifically basketball with Richard Miller.