Daily Sports Roundup 1/5/08

Besides actual games today, there hasn’t been much news in the world of sports, but let’s look at some stories anyways:

Brady Named NFL MVP: Not surprisingly, Tom Brady was named NFL MVP for the first time in his career. Brady had one of the greatest seasons by a quarterback in NFL history. He had a single-season NFL record 50 touchdown passes, a league-leading 4806 yards passing, and only 8 interceptions. He also led the league in completion percentage and passer rating at 68.9% and 117.2 respectively. He received 49 of 50 votes with Brett Farve receiving the other vote (likely from a Green Bay reporter). Brady led the Patriots to a perfect regular season and hopes to continue into he playoffs

Wild Card Weekend: The Redskins visited the Seahawks and Jacksonville travelled to Pittsburgh in the two wild card games today. In the first game, the Seahawks led the Redskins 13-0 entering the fourth quarter when the game became a circus. 2:22 into the 4th quarter, the Redskins had taken a 14-13 lead and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. After Washington kicker missed a 30 yard field goal, Seattle drove down the field, scored, and completed a 2-point conversion to take a 21-14 lead. When Redskins QB Todd Collins threw his first interception of the year, Marcus Trufant took it 78 yards back for a touchdown. Another interception by Collins with 30 seconds left in the game ended it. The Seahawks defeat the Redskins 35-14. In the other Wild Card game today, the Jaguars have used an interception return for a touchdown and a 96 yard kickoff return to give themselves a 21-7 lead at the half. Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw 3 interceptions in the first half and he is going to need to have a great second half for Pittsburgh to stay in this game.

College Basketball Galore: Saturday means a lot of college basketball games. Kansas dominated Boston College 85-60. Oregon upset Arizona 84-74, proving that both teams are terrible. Oregon has had a brutal beginning to the season, losing multiple easy games, while Arizona has had just as weak a start. Butler beat Valparaiso 73-65 in a battle of Horizon league heavyweights. It is a great resume win for Butler, but I expect both these teams to make a big impact in the NCAA tournament.  Vanderbilt stayed undefeated by beating UMass 97-88. Normally, a victory over Massachusetts wouldn’t mean much, but the Minutemen have a good team and will be very competitive in the A-10. In the one game between ranked teams today, number 14 Texas showed its strength with a 81-62 victory over 24 St. Mary’s. St Mary’s has cracked the Top 25 twice this year, but the Longhorns dominated St. Mary’s and they will need a couple of good victories to get back into it.

As I said, very few stories today, but lots of good games. Back tomorrow with more.


3 thoughts on “Daily Sports Roundup 1/5/08

  1. If the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to beat New England, there can’t be any squandered 18-point leads in the fourth quarter, with both sides of the ball going ice cold for nearly the final third of the game. There can’t be costly Garrard interceptions down the stretch, or the suddenly shoddy pass defense that Jacksonville’s secondary displayed during the Steelers’ big comeback. It’s going to take the Jaguars best possible game, and not the 40-minute version we saw Saturday night.

  2. I agree completely. Jacksonville will need a near-perfect game to beat the Patriots. Giving up 18 point leads in the 4th quarter isn’t going to work next week.

  3. The only reason Tom Brady did so well with Randy Moss and had an MVP type season last year is because he is a steroid addict. And for the record, Tom Brady did deserve MVP as much as I hate to say it.

    Next season will be different, Tom Brady will have to FINALLY win with a bad defense. And Tom Brady will not make the playoffs and he will NEVER GO BACK TO ANOTHER SUPER BOWL JUST LIKE BRETT FAVRE!!!!!

    Also here is another reason why Tom Brady will not repeat as the NFL’s MVP like Peyton Manning did. He has not found an answer for 3 elite pass rushers.

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