The Morning Miller On Sports For February 9, 2012 | HS Sports
You Should Know – A contract clause kicked in for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes Wednesday morning. Over the next two years, he’ll make $15.25 million in guaranteed money. The Jets can still cut or trade Holmes, but the financial impact would be great. The 27-year-old Holmes, who was acquired from Pittsburgh in 2010 for a fifth-round pick, squabbled with teammates, including quarterback Mark Sanchez, last season. Unless Holmes shines, the Jets organization will hear, “is he really worth all that money?”
Super Bowl Note – The Boston Herald reported that New England quarterback Tom Brady aggravated a “sprain” he had suffered earlier in 2011. The affected area is Brady’s left shoulder, which was re-injured when New York defensive end Justin Tuck landed on him in the second half of the Super Bowl. Via ProFootballTalk, after Brady took that shot, he completed seven of his 17 remaining passes.
Jaguars Bite of the Day – Former Kansas State football coach Ron Prince was officially announced Wednesday as Jacksonville’s assistant offensive line coach. He spent the last two seasons in the same role with the Indianapolis Colts. Prince’s hiring finalizes Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey’s staff. For three years, 2006 to 2008, Prince went 17-20 with the Kansas State Wildcats.
College Football Nugget – According to the Associated Press, Penn State officials said holding the viewings and services on the school’s campus for legendary coach Joe Paterno cost PSU almost $29,000. Campus police costs, estimated at $6,000, will be covered by Penn State. The remaining figures are going to be covered by the Athletic Directors’ Discretionary Fund.
Broadcasting Note – Denver Post columnist Woody Paige won for the 400th time on the sports debate show “Around the Horn.” Amazed that someone keeps track of these stats.
Strange Thought of the Day – Like Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole said, what if the Eagles were only inches away from being great?
Tweet of the last 24 hours – @keselowski (Brad Keselowski, NASCAR driver) “Definition of Insanity – Following another car in a NO PASSING zone for 5 miles, who also runs 15 under the speed limit. #RaceCarDriversHell”
Stat(s) of the Day – At the Amway Center on Wednesday, the Orlando Magic took advantage of playing at home and beat the Miami Heat, 102 to 89. The Magic hit 17 three-pointers while earning its ninth home victory this year. Orlando was led by All-Star center Dwight Howard, who finished with 25 points and 24 boards.
Link of the Day – Clay Travis, of Outkick the Coverage, examines what the BCS would have looked like if the four-team playoff format would have been in use. Fascinating stuff! The Pac-12 and Big 12, according to this analysis, would have benefited the most.
Video of the Day – In one of the best sports rivalries, Duke-North Carolina, Blue Devils guard Austin Rivers hit a game-winning buzzer beater Wednesday night. Duke closed the game with a 13-2 run and Rivers’ three-pointer. Can you say, “instant classic?”
Question of the Day – When is cycling going to allow blood doping?
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