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The Morning Miller On Sports For February 24, 2012
The Morning Miller On Sports For February 24, 2012

You Should Know – For the first time ever in Major League Baseball, a player won an appeal of a suspension for a positive drug test.  That player, Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, will not have to serve a 50-game suspension.  He failed a drug test back in October, and it was made public by ESPN in December.  The New York Daily News said Braun’s team challenged “the chain of custody” with the urine sample.  From Yahoo! Sports, the sample sat in a FedEx shop over the weekend, which “challenged the integrity” of it.  In a statement, Braun said, “It is the first step in restoring my good name and reputation.  We were able to get through this because I am innocent.”

Jaguars Bite of the Day – On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles signed former Jaguars quarterback Trent Edwards to a one-year deal.  The 28-year-old was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft.  Edwards also spent time with the Jaguars and Oakland Raiders.  With Jacksonville, in 2010, he started the Jags’ last game of the season against the Houston Texans.  In that loss, Edwards went 12 for 25 with 140 passing yards, one touchdown and an interception.

College Football Nugget – The Bowl Championship Series head-honchos finished their two days of meetings on Wednesday.  The discussions about college football’s postseason were described as “open” and “robust” by Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott.  Jim Delany, the Big Ten commissioner, stated, “The American sports fan is conditioned.  They like more games, more wild cards, larger fields.  We don’t look at the regular season as a seeding match.”  The commissioners will meet again on March 26 in Dallas.

Broadcasting Note – The Washington Wizards’ JaVale McGee was benched Wednesday night after being whistled for goaltending.  It was the second time this year McGee has been benched.

          http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/javale-mcgee-benched-for-goaltending/118725

Strange Thought(s) of the Day – Miami Dolphins fans are making it known that they’d like Peyton Manning to quarterback their team.  Is former Miami signal-caller Dan Marino in favor of this?  Could you imagine Manning winning a Super Bowl with the Dolphins?

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @McClain_on_NFL (John McClain, sportswriter for the Houston Chronicle) “It’s interesting, but there are close to 500 members of the media in this room, and I keep hearing them talking about RG3.  What’s that?”

Stat(s) of the Day – In a top-20 college basketball matchup, Duke defeated Florida State last night, 74-66.  The Donald L. Tucker Center, the home to the Seminoles, has a capacity of 12,100.  It was a sellout.  It was also FSU’s second home loss this season.

Link of the Day – Joe Posnanski, of Sports Illustrated, analyzes the definition of an upset and how golf is “really hard and unpredictable and maddening.”

          http://joeposnanski.si.com/2012/02/23/a-major-upset/

Video of the Day – A Washington Capitals player scored a goal with his face, more specifically – his tongue, on Wednesday night.  He celebrated like I expected.

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/02/23/washingtons-mathieu-perreault-scored-a-goal-with-his-tongue/

Question of the Day – With last night’s loss to the Miami Heat, how many people are hopping on the “Jeremy Lin is overrated” bandwagon?

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