Monday, November 27, 2006

Your Late Night Fix 11.27.06 [J. Mark English]

  • Despite 'fiasco' the Giants close ranks around Coach Tom Coughlin.
  • Peter King discusses the dilemma facing receivers - Irvin, Monk, Reed - in regards to their Hall of Fame status.
  • Switching to the baseball Hall of Fame, and Mark McGwire: The Associated Press surveyed about 20 percent of eligible voters, and only one in four who gave an opinion plan to vote for McGwire this year. That's far short of the 75 percent necessary to gain induction.
  • The Dallas Cowboys released kicker Vanderjagt (who was only a season a go the most accurate kicker in the game) and signed Martin Gramatica. If the game this week against the Giants comes down a field goal battle in the swirling Meadowlands...should be interesting.
  • Michael Vick apologizes for inappropriate gesture. Maybe he should apologize to Atlanta for his poor play.
  • Junior Seau had a clash with the Pat's linebacker coach in the parking lot. Would have loved to see that!
  • Looks like the BCS Championship will feature Ohio State vs. USC. Will Troy Smith do to USC what Vince Young did to them last year? We'll just have to wait till next year. (January 8, 2007). ESPN has the rest of the bowl predictions with their crystal ball.
  • Fabio Cannavaro, the Italian Soccer team's captain, has won the Golden Ball for being the most outstanding player in all of Europe. He is the first defender to win the award in ten years.
  • In college basketball, UCLA rises to number 1, and Florida drops down to number 4. But who really cares about the college polls? The only thing that counts is the slot you have in the tourney.