The Morning Miller On Sports For February 5, 2012 | HS Sports
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.
Jaguars Bite of the Day – Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton will be trying to enter training camp in shape, especially since he’s playing for a new contract. On Twitter, I asked Knighton if he would keep the nickname “Pot Roast.” His response: “…Pot roast even when I’m under weight.” So there you have it.
College Football Nugget – Late Friday night, West Virginia cancelled its Sept. 8 game at Florida State. WVU will pay FSU $350,000 to get out of the home-and-home agreement. For the Seminoles, the 2012 non-conference schedule includes Murray State, South Florida and Florida. FSU now needs to find an opponent to replace the Mountaineers.
Broadcasting Note – Here’s Deadspin, a popular sports blog, with coverage of the ABA’s Jacksonville Giants’ record-setting night. Note: there are some bad words in the post. You should just watch the video.
Strange Thought of the Day – The Los Angeles Clippers are good at basketball. That is all.
Tweet of the last 24 hours – @dkaplanSBJ (Daniel Kaplan, of Sports Business Journal) “Spencer Tillman says if there is a fatality on the field that could change the popularity of the NFL.”
Stat(s) of the Day – The Jacksonville Giants scored 211 points in last night’s win over the Columbus Riverballers. That breaks the previous professional basketball record, which Jacksonville set last year, of 206.
Link of the Day –Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III wants to be the No. 1 overall pick in April.
Video of the Day – Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love stepped on Luis Scola, of the Houston Rockets, last night. Oh, and Love’s foot landed on Scola’s face. Love must have watched the Ndamukong Suh arm-stomp clip. A suspension is coming.
Question of the Day – If New York wins tonight against New England, is Giants head coach Tom Coughlin a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
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