Monday, November 28
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Don't get too excited about the Texans bringing in future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre. Hours after backup Texans quarterback Matt Leinart went down with a season-ending injury, Sports Illustrated's Peter King discussed the Favre-to-Houston issue during NBC's Football Night in America and slammed the idea from both angles. King said general manager Rick Smith said the Texans wouldn't be interested. Smith told King: "I don't want to bring the circus to town." Favre also texted King and told him that he wasn't interested in returning and that he hasn't thrown a football in a month. (Houston Chronicle)Comment
The buzz has died down a bit on the Marlins since their initial free agent flurry, but it should start picking up again. Add left-hander C.J. Wilson among those the Marlins will try to woo with a South Florida visit and stadium tour. Wilson, who many consider the best available starting pitcher in the free agent market, will be in town Monday. Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Albert Pujols already have come through and received offers. Considering the Marlins??? top priority is upgrading the rotation, it's probably a safe bet they'll put in a bid for Wilson as well with the Winter Meetings (Dec. 5-8) fast approaching. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)Comment
Jamal Crawford officially committed to being represented by Andy Miller at New Jersey-based ASM Sports on Sunday, a move that could lead him back to the Knicks or possibly result in him signing with the Nets. Crawford is one of the top available free agents, and according to a source close to the veteran shooting guard, he prefers returning to the New York area if he does not re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks. Miller, due to his location, has close ties to both the Knicks' and Nets' organizations. (New York Daily News)Comment
Bills receiver Stevie Johnson mocks Plaxico Burress' shooting incident after scoring a second quarter TD against the Jets. Burress would repay the "honor" with a TD of his own on the Jets' ensuing possession. (AP)
In celebration of the impending return of NBA basketball, let's take a stroll back in time when entertainer John Tesh could make a crowd giddy with his story of how he wrote the NBA on NBC theme song.
Game To Watch
The Giants look to break a two-game losing streak when they visit the Saints in New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. ET
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SI Vault: More Billy Sims
This Day in Sports
- 1978 -- Oklahoma running back Billy Sims wins the Heisman Trophy.
- 1981 -- Paul "Bear" Bryant win his 315th game, passing Amos Alonzo Stagg to become the winningest coach in college football at the time.
- 1986 -- Then NBC broadcaster Ahmad Rashad proposes to actress Phylicia Ayers-Allen at halftime of anationally-televised Lions-Jets game.