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The Morning Miller On Sports For March 22, 2012
The Morning Miller On Sports For March 22, 2012

You Should Know – Former Nease High School and University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was traded Wednesday evening to the New York Jets.  The Jets sent a fourth-round and sixth-round pick to the Denver Broncos in return for Tebow and a seventh-rounder.  The trade stalled for several hours over specific language in Tebow’s original contract.  Tebow joins a Jets roster that includes starting quarterback Mark Sanchez and recently-acquired backup Drew Stanton.  Last year, Tebow started 11 regular-season games for the Broncos.  In them, he accounted for 18 touchdowns and 12 turnovers.  In an overtime playoff game against Pittsburgh, Tebow completed an 80-yard game-winner to receiver Demaryius Thomas.

Jaguars Bite of the Day – The New York Jets noticed a clause in Tebow’s contract that required them to pay the Broncos $5 million.  It was for advance salaries that had already been paid to Tebow.  After that, the Jaguars re-entered talks with Denver.  Later Wednesday evening, ESPN reported Tebow was given the choice of his next team – Jets or Jags.  A little bit later, the Tebow trade to New York officially went through.  Jacksonville owner Shahid Khan released a statement on the matter last night: “I think we have a duty to consider all avenues of improving the Jaguars on and off the field, especially given the unique circumstances involving the player.  I appreciate the high level of due diligence Gene (Smith) and his staff dedicated to this matter, even as late as this evening, and I am very satisfied with the outcome.”

College Nugget – The Florida Gators men’s basketball team plays third-seeded Marquette tonight.  They tip off at 10:17 p.m. on TBS.  In the West region, the Gators have beaten Virginia and Norfolk State to get to the Sweet Sixteen.  Florida sophomore forward Casey Prather said Wednesday that he’s back to 100 percent.  He was limited against Norfolk State with flu-like symptoms.  In the win over the Cavaliers, Prather had a career-high 14 points off the bench. 

Broadcasting Note – A couple days ago, the nominees were announced for the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards.  ESPN has 35 nominations, and Skip Bayless, a “studio analyst,” is one of seven up for Outstanding Sports Personality.

          http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/sports_33rd_nominees.html

Strange Thought of the Day – Since he’s suspended for the 2012 season, should New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton contemplate retirement?  He’s 48 and has a Super Bowl ring.

Tweet of the last 24 hours – @CharlesRobinson (Charles Robinson, senior investigative reporter for Yahoo! Sports) “If Drew Brees wants an explanation 4 Goodell’s bounty punishment, I’d like his explanation of how he had no idea this was going on for 3 years.”

Stat(s) of the Day – Aaron Wilson, who covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times, reported the Jaguars newest cornerback, Aaron Ross, has incentives this year of up to $2.25 million.  It will be as much as $1.5 million in 2013 and 2014.  Ross will also earn $100,000 for each year he makes the Pro Bowl.

Link of the Day – Paul Kuharsky, ESPN.com’s AFC South blogger, says the Jaguars win in being turned down by Tim Tebow.

          http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/35465/jags-win-by-being-turned-down-by-tebow

Video of the Day – We should just call this “that ridiculous Kobe Bryant shot.”  Don’t worry if you ask yourself, “How did he do that?”  You are one of many.

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/03/21/kobe-bryants-crazy-reverse-backwards-alley-oop-lay-up-shot/

Question of the Day – Can Tim Tebow beat out Mark Sanchez for the New York Jets’ starting job?

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