Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Your Daily Fix 1.16.07 [J. Mark English]

  • Former NASCAR Champ, Benny Parsons, dies at the age of 65.
  • Yankee Stadium will play host to the 2008 MLB All-Star Game, as a last hurrah.
  • Oklahoma Sooners running back, Adiran Peterson, will enter the NFL draft. (The Texans will most likely pick him.)
  • Marty Burns explains why Chris Webber could become a liability to his new team, the Detroit Pistons.
  • Sharapova and Nadal advance in the Australia Open.
  • London could play host to the first NFL regular season game outside of North America.
  • Time may be against the Predators ability to stay in Nashville. Allan Muir tells the tale.
  • New York Giants name Jerry Reese as their Senior Vice President and General Manager to succeed Ernie Accorsi: Jerry Reese, who has served as the Giants’ Director of Player Personnel for the past four years, was named the team’s new Senior Vice President and General Manager today. Reese succeeds Ernie Accorsi, who retired today after a 37-year career in the National Football League, including the past nine seasons as the Giants’ GM....Prior to serving as the team’s Director of Player Personnel, Reese was the Giants’ Assistant Director of Pro Personnel for three years. The 43-year old Reese, a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and a member of the school’s Hall of Fame, originally joined the Giants scouting department in December of 1994. Prior to joining the Giants, Reese was a member of the football coaching staff at his alma mater.