Football (Super Tuesday)

According to espn.com, last Sunday a whole lot of folks watched the Super Bowl.

The 97.5 million viewers who saw the New York Giants’ last-minute win over the New England Patriots made it the most-watched Super Bowl ever and second biggest event in American television history.

Only the “MASH” series finale in 1983, with 106 million viewers, was seen by more people, Nielsen Media Research said Monday. Sunday’s game eclipsed the previous Super Bowl record of 94.08 million, set when Dallas defeated Pittsburgh in 1996.

Brady, Manning, and Vick. Which one doesn’t belong? It looks like Vick will have some money in his coffers to use in his defense against various lawsuits coming his way.

Jailed quarterback Michael Vick can keep all but $3.75 million of the nearly $20 million in bonus money he received from the Atlanta Falcons following a ruling Monday by a federal judge.

I am not sure how all the salary cap nonsense works, but I do know that the Falcons would get some salary cap relief for any of the $20 million they could recover. The Falcons are putting on a brave face by saying this did not really affect them for next year. I have my doubts.

Switching gears to college football action, the January 14, 2008 SI listed Georgia as their number one team going 2008.

“QB Matthew Stafford and RB Knowshon Moreno are among 17 starters expected back on a team that closed with seven strong wins.”

If it were only that easy. Going into Signing Day, or Super Wednesday, the January 25, 2008 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ran an article that Georgia’s 2008 recruiting class was full.

Even if Georgia doesn’t add another commitment to its 25-man class, the group will rank among the nation’s best as long as there aren’t numerous defections. Legge [publisher of dawgpost.com] said it would be “stunning” if the Bulldogs’ class didn’t finish in scout.com‘s top five. Georgia’s current crop of commitments is rated third in the nation by scout.com and fourth by rivals.com.

Tomorrow may be more fun to watch than the results tonight.

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