The Morning Miller On Sports For February 7, 2012 | HS Sports
You Should Know – Super Bowl XLVI, on Sunday, was the most-watched television show in United States history. NBC announced that 111.3 million viewers tuned in to witness the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots, 21-17. It topped last year’s Super Bowl, on Fox, by 300,000 viewers. The last three Super Bowls are the three most-watched TV shows in U.S. history.
Super Bowl Note – Following the Patriots’ loss, Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, was caught on camera bashing New England’s wide receivers for dropping passes. Patriots defensive back James Ihedigbo, via the Associated Press, said receiver Wes Welker was a major reason New England was in the Super Bowl. Ihedigo declared, “You can’t point fingers at anybody. Wes made amazing plays all season. You win it as a team; you win it and lose it as a team. And we lost to a good football team.” Brady was unavailable for comment.
Jaguars Bite of the Day – The MGM Grand casino, in Las Vegas, released its early odds on which team will win Super Bowl XLVII. With the longest shot of winning next year’s big game, it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars. They open with 150-to-1 odds to raise the Lombardi Trophy. The early favorite is the New England Patriots, at 5-to-1.
College Football Nugget – From the Gainesville Sun, Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn reportedly turned down an offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the same coaching spot. The Sun reported Quinn interviewed with Bucs head coach Greg Schiano, but ultimately decided to stay with the Gators. Last year was Quinn’s first in Gainesville. He’s also listed as the team’s defensive line coach.
Broadcasting Note – During Monday’s Liverpool-Tottenham Hotspur match, a cat ran out onto the soccer field. The feline briefly delayed the action.
Strange Thought of the Day – Madonna’s halftime show performance was seen by 114 million viewers. That’s the most ever for a Super Bowl halftime show. Think about what viewership could’ve been had Madonna’s dancing been a tad better.
Tweet of the last 24 hours – @nealbrennan (Neal Brennan, comedian and co-creator of Chappelle’s Show) “Boston sports fans are the biggest drama queens on earth.”
Stat(s) of the Day – After scoring 24 points last night against the Philadelphia 76ers, Kobe Bryant passed former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Shaquille O’Neal on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Bryant, 33, moved into fifth place. He currently leads the NBA in points per game this season, with a 29.4 average. Oh, and the Lakers lost in Philly, 95-90.
Link of the Day – Boston.com sports columnist Eric Wilbur rips Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for, well, many things. Overreaction? I’d say so.
Video of the Day – DePaul’s Moses Morgan jumped up to defend a shot, flipped and landed on his head. It looks incredibly painful. Morgan was able to walk off the court.
Question of the Day – Will the New York Giants become the NFL’s next dynasty?
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