Monday, December 28
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Some within the Buccaneers organization believe that former Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy, who used to coach the Bucs and still resides in Tampa, ultimately could be asked to return in a team president-type role in the vein of Bill Parcells (Miami Dolphins) or Mike Holmgren (Cleveland Browns). However, Dungy has said he is content with his ministry work and broadcasting career after he retired from his job as the Indianapolis Colts' coach following the 2008 season. (NFL.com)Comment
The NBA is considering fining Nate Robinson for his agent asking the Knicks to trade the veteran guard. A Knicks source told the Daily News that the league has investigated comments made by Aaron Goodwin in which he criticized Mike D'Antoni for benching Robinson. "I can't allow Nate to rot on Mike's bench and not do anything about it. I can't allow this to happen to his career," Goodwin said Dec. 19. "It's clear that Mike D'Antoni doesn't want to play him." (New York Daily News)Comment
Albert Haynesworth was asked if he thought, because he is one of the highest-paid players in the league, that he should take a leadership role. "A contract don't make you, as far as leadership. I've never beeen a guy that wants to talk or get in front of the team and say whatever. That's not me. I just like to play the game and do that. I'm not the kind of guy who wants to hype up people and all that stuff. I'm not sure. I don't even want to be a captain and go out there in the middle for the coin toss because the other team is the enemy." (Washington Post)Comment
Brotherly love: After his Eagles beat the Broncos 30-27 on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, quarterback Donovan McNabb shared a hug with former teammate Brian Dawkins. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Lakers fans gave refs the fingers as a Christmas present for an objectionable call.
Game To Watch
Vikings at Bears, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
- Minnesota Vikings
- Chicago Bears
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This Day in Sports
- 1902 -- Syracuse defeats Philadelphia 6-0 in the first indoor pro football game, at Madison Square Garden in New York City
- 1918 -- Georges Vezina of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHL goalie to be credited wtih an assist, on a goal by Newsy Lalonde
- 1958 -- Baltimore Colts defeat New York Giants, 23-17, to win the NFL Championship in "the greatest game ever played"
- 1975 -- Dallas Cowboys defeat Minnesota Vikings in NFC divisional playoff game on Roger Staubach's Hail Mary pass with 24 seconds left