Over the last ten years, Super Bowl Media Day has gone from a day dedicated to gathering information about the two teams competing in the big game to a day of reporters dressing up like brides and asking quarterbacks to marry them. (Um, can we just get to the game please?) It’s silly and it’s fun and it’s usually a waste of time.
At least that’s how I USED to feel. That was before I saw Tiquan Underwood’s haircut today. That ‘do, my friends, is news-worthy. Keep reading to see why...
HONOLULU (AP) -- While everyone was playing at half-speed and ready to extend their Hawaiian vacation, Brandon Marshall played as if it was his last game.
The Miami Dolphins wide receiver caught six passes for 176 yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns, and the AFC used a second-half surge to beat the NFC 59-41 on Sunday.
"You never know when you're going to be back," Marshall said, "and I wanted to go all out today because it could be my last Pro Bowl."
Marshall had a touchdown catch in each quarter, including an early 74-yarder and a 3-yarder in the fourth, in a game filled with highlight-reel grabs.
He was selected the game's MVP, and his name now will join the likes of Walter Payton and Jerry Rice on the MVP banners at Aloha Stadium.
OTTAWA (AP) -- Marian Gaborik got the best of New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist, and Zdeno Chara scored the winning goal for the NHL All-Star team named after him.
Even in defeat, Daniel Alfredsson rewarded the hometown fans with two goals and an assist, and then the Ottawa Senators captain provided a hint that he might come back for one more season.
For an All-Star game that lacked the league's top-name talent in Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, there was plenty to keep everyone buzzing on Sunday.
Gaborik scored three times, added an assist and earned MVP honors, and Team Chara used a third-period offensive eruption to secure a 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic wore down Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam singles final ever, winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 after 5 hours, 53 minutes to claim his third Australian Open title.
Djokovic wrapped it up at 1:37 a.m. local time on Monday, becoming the fifth man since the Open Era began in 1968 to win three straight Grand Slam finals.
The January/February issue of Sports Illustrated Kids is devoted to science fiction, which got us wondering what could happen if the NBA lockout went on too long. The results were kind of scary. Thank goodness the players and owners were able to come to an agreement.
It’s going to be a funky February in the NBA. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the American Basketball Association, the NBA is dressing up its biggest stars in groovy throwback uniforms from the ABA’s heyday. Keep reading to see the Big Three in their throwbacks.