Quote of the day
"It wasn't pretty but we're not really a pretty team. We got the W." -- Ravens DL/LB Terrell Suggs, after a 20-13 win over Houston
It took 8 games, but we finally had an NFL Playoff game that sent the hometown fans away disappointed. And the Giants made it decisive, outpointing the Packers in three of the four quarters (losing only the 3rd quarter, 3-0). So much for next week’s anticipated shootout between Rodgers and Brees. Maybe defense still matters after all.
Once again, three Football Pickoff slates had the maximum possible score of +247 (4 correct picks with the Giants doubled). Most importantly, one of those three was blondiescookies2, who surged into first place for the full season standings, taking a 263 point lead with three games left (albeit two of which can be doubled).
NBA basketball action starts early and often today, since it’s a federal holiday (Martin Luther King Day) in the U.S. Eleven NBA games are scheduled, and if you wait until late afternoon to plan your lineups for the day, eight of those games will either be done or in progress.