G-Men back to the Super Bowl. What a great NFC Championship. They've had to get through the best offense, certainly what I"d say was the best defense, if not one of the top - so it'd be a disappointment at this stage to lose to the Pats.
It is a great match up - high profile, Boston vs. NY - it'll be a circus and I love it!
Props to Eli for backing up his statement at the start of the season to be considered a top QB. He's been a top 5 QB all season long.
Joe Paterno - I'm kind of indifferent on his passing. He lived what appears to be a good life. He was a grate coach, and got so many things right, just perhaps got maybe one of the most important things wrong - and that shows he was human. Very curious to see how/if Penn State is able to recover from the scandle as well as the leadership transition of the football program.
No surprise that an overweight power hitter would opt for the American League as he ages - as is the case for Prince Fielder signing with Detroit.
On Jorge announcing his retirement - he was a great Yankee, glad he spent the career with the team. Will he be in discussion as a HOF'er or as an all time - probably. Is he? Let me emphatically say: NO NOT EVEN CLOSE.
As far as a Yankee: I'd rather see O'Neil's number retired than Jorge.
As far as an HOF'er: His hitting was above average for most of his career, his defensive skills pretty much sucked. There are several post season games that come to mind where his laziness of not getting in front of a ball cost the Yanks a run that cost them the game. When You're a catcher - the writers are supposed to look at more than you're hitting numbers - they look at your fielding and defense and command of a game - and frankly he comes up way short in my opinion.