The Morning Miller On Sports For February 1, 2012 | HS Sports
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.”
Super Bowl Note – Super Bowl Media Day, which always makes for plenty of news, was Tuesday. Giants safety Antrel Rolle was quite confident about which team would win the big game. From the Newark Star-Ledger, Rolle said, “We’re going to win this thing. We’re going to win this thing for a lot of good reasons.” When asked a follow-up on the guarantee, Rolle backtracked. “I didn’t say we’re going to win, I said we’re going to go out there and do whatever it takes to win. I didn’t guarantee anything.”
Jaguars Bite of the Day – In an interview with Jaguars.com, Jacksonville middle linebacker Paul Posluszny talked about various topics, including head coach Mike Mularkey, rehabbing his shoulder and his teammates. On quarterback Blaine Gabbert, Posluszny stated, “I think he has the potential to be a great NFL quarterback. He has all the physical tools. I have said it before but he’s got that moxie. He’s got courage. I like his attitude because he knows he can be successful and he wants to do whatever it takes to get to that level.”
College Football Nugget – Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been receiving comparisons to long-time NFL receiver Randy Moss. Listed at 6-foot-6 and 220 lbs, the five-star recruit is leaning towards Missouri. DGB also has Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas waiting on him to decide. He seems to be a sure-fire NFL star.
Broadcasting Note – According to the New York Post, Mike Francesa, a prominent sports broadcaster, messed up his Super Bowl XLII pick on his show last week. He claimed he took the Patriots beating the Giants, 20-17. The NY Post continues, “In fact, though, it was with great conviction and authority that Francesa predicted, on the air, a 35-17 Pats win. The tape must be right there, at WFAN for all to again hear. What’s that? It seems to have disappeared? Not again!”
Strange Thought of the Day – If a college basketball team goes undefeated, shouldn’t they receive an automatic No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament?
Tweet of the last 24 hours – @richarddeitsch (Richard Deitsch, of Sports Illustrated) “ESPN has added the tag “courtesy of Gatorade” for re-airs of its Peyton Manning interview, per a spokesperson. Transparent. Like it.”
Stat(s) of the Day – The Kentucky Wildcats (22-1, 8-0) won its 14th straight college basketball game. UK beat Tennessee by 25 points last night. Wildcats freshman Anthony Davis’ stat line – 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks. This time next year, Davis is in the NBA.
Link of the Day – Former Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio will be Denver’s seventh defensive coordinator in seven years. Del Rio’s comments on the job, plus additional commentary from ESPN’s AFC West blogger Bill Williamson.
Video of the Day – During a high school basketball tournament in Norcross, Georgia, a player scores on the wrong basket in the remaining seconds of a close contest. Start at the 0:30 mark.
Question of the Day – If Novak Djokovic sweeps the majors and wins gold at the London Olympics, wouldn’t it be the most impressive season for a men’s tennis player?
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