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Morning Miller TEBOW MANIA - May 2, 2012

Morning Miller TEBOW MANIA - May 2, 2012

JACKSONVILLE GIANTS -  The ABA Jacksonvlle Giants will hold a parade tomorrow, Thursday, May 3, 2012, at EVERBANK STADIUM.  Mayor Alvin Brown will present the team its National Championship trophy along with a proclamation making May 3rd - Giants National Championship Day.  Immediately following the parade, the GIants will provide free food for children12 and under.  Parking is free at the Everbank Stadium.

Morning Miller: SHINGO PRIZE - May 1, 2012

Morning Miller: SHINGO PRIZE - May 1, 2012

Shingo Prize and Sport Greats  - Jerry Bussell of Bussell Lean Associates, is holding an International Shingo Prize presentation tonight at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Jacksonville.  Over 500 top businessmen from around the world will be present for this presentation.  The theme for the evening is sports and many sports legends will be in attendance.  The event is sold out but Miller on Sports will be there covering the event. 

http://www.shingoprize.org/2012conference/index.html

Jaguars Bite of the Day – Via Jaguars.com, a look at the 17 players the Jacksonville Jaguars signed as collegiate free agents Monday.

Morning Miller: JAGS DRAFT - April 30, 2012

Morning Miller: JAGS DRAFT - April 30, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – A breakdown of the Jaguars’ draft, from the Florida Times-Union.  Jacksonville drafted six players in total over three days.  On Thursday, Justin Blackmon was drafted after the Jags moved up two spots in the first round.  The Jaguars chose a punter, Cal’s Bryan Anger, surprisingly, in the third round.

http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-04-28/story/jaguars-wrap-draft-defensive-upbeat

Stat(s) of the Day – The Jaguars selected Cal punter Bryan Anger with the 70th overall pick Friday.  It was the highest a punter has been drafted since the Bears took Todd Sauerbrun in 1995 with the 54th pick. 

Morning Miller On Sports: BLACKMON JOINS JAGS - April 27, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports: BLACKMON JOINS JAGS - April 27, 2012

You Should Know – In last night’s first round of the NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to No. 5 and drafted former Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon.  The Jags swapped first-round picks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and gave up this year’s fourth-rounder in the trade.  According to Jaguars general manager Gene Smith, they kept the lines of communication open with every NFL team, but only talked to the Bucs during the draft.  On Blackmon, Jags head coach Mike Mularkey said, “He’s got an edge to him.  He’s one of these guys that doesn’t think he can be covered.”  Smith added, “I think we’ve improved since we’ve been here with the addition of our free agents.  Today was a great addition to our football team.”

Morning Miller: JAGUAR DRAFT PARTY - April 26, 2012

Morning Miller: JAGUAR DRAFT PARTY - April 26, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – The Jacksonville Jaguars host their 18th Annual Bud Light Draft Party tonight at the Markets at Town Center.  The fun kicks off at 6:30 p.m.  Jaguars fans in attendance will be able to watch the draft on a large LED screen.  Some of the players who will be there include Blaine Gabbert, Laurent Robinson, Jeremy Mincey, Tyson Alualu, Rashad Jennings and Derek Cox.

http://www.jaguars.com/fanzone/draft-party.html

Strange Thought of the Day – The Jaguars won’t draft a wide receiver or defensive end in the first round.

Stat(s) of the Day – Out of players chosen in the past three drafts, Jacksonville is tied for second-most with six draft picks placed on either injured reserve or the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. 

Morning Miller On Sports - Metta World Peace Punished: April 25, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - Metta World Peace Punished: April 25, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – When it comes to Jags general manager Gene Smith, he doesn’t take draft prospects’ character concerns lightly.  Gene Frenette, of the Florida Times-Union, takes a deeper look.

Morning Miller On Sports - April 24, 2012

Morning Miller On Sports - April 24, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – Former Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor will announce the Jaguars’ second-round pick.  He’s one in a group of 33 ex-players involved in this year’s alumni program.  Last year, Donovin Darius was supposed to name the Jags’ second-rounder, but it was used to trade up for Blaine Gabbert.  Darius, instead, announced the third-round selection. 

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/429812/tania-ganguli/2012-04-23/fred-taylor-will-announce-jaguars-2nd-round-pick-new