The Morning Miller On Sports For January 25, 2012 | HS Sports
You Should Know – The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a 9-year deal worth $214 million on Tuesday. The Nationals and Rangers also had interest in the 27-year-old. After the announcement of Victor Martinez’s injury last week, Detroit needed to add a big bat to the lineup. Martinez will, most likely, miss the 2012 season due to an ACL tear. Fielder and Miguel Cabrera should be a nice combo. We’ll need to keep track of their weight, too.
Jaguars Bite of the Day – Mike Mularkey won’t be at the Senior Bowl this week. And I’m fine with that.
College Football Nugget – Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III won the Manning Award, presented to the top quarterback regarding bowl performance. RGIII beat out quarterbacks like Andrew Luck, Landry Jones, Kellen Moore and Tyler Wilson. No word on what socks Griffin wore.
Broadcasting Note – According to Sports Business Journal, Bob Costas is the highest paid announcer in sports. “…Costas earns the most, as he works not only multiple major sporting events for NBC, but he also works for MLB Network.” Costas makes upwards of $5 million per year, according to the report.
Strange Thought of the Day – Even after guiding the Niners to the NFC Championship Game, I don’t see Jim Harbaugh lasting more than five years in San Francisco. Give him the NFL Coach of the Year Award now though.
Tweet of the last 24 hours – @coachingsearch (Pete Roussel): “Just walked into Starbucks in Mobile. About 11 NFL Draft bloggers working on their reports after the North practice this morning.”
- Stat of the Day – The Miami Heat is 7-1 playing without Dwyane Wade this season.
- Link of the Day – What’s wrong with American men’s tennis?
- Video of the Day – Larry Nance, Jr., of Wyoming, with his best Michael Jordan impression.
- Question of the Day – For the Oakland Raiders, will Dennis Allen do more as a head coach than Hue Jackson could have?
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