Morning Jolt: T.O. to become Ochouno?
The feeling of two major league executives is that Tim Lincecum will settle with the Giants before going to arbitration even though for the moment there's a bit of rancor. The team's number is $8 million and Lincecum has come in at $13 million, and after two Cy Youngs, I'd be racing to the hearing room if I were Lincecum. "Both sides will take the road less thorny," said one executive, "but if you believe in your number, defend it. Ryan Howard did and he won." (Boston Globe) Comment
Linebacker Joey Porter, appearing on NFL GameDay Morning on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium, said he has played his final days in a Dolphins uniform and plans to play elsewhere next season. "Probably as a Dolphin, but not the last time you'll see me in this stadium," Porter said when asked about his future in Miami. "I still have a lot of years of football left -- but strapping on that jersey, yes, this year is the last time." (NFL.com) Comment
New Orleans coach Sean Payton is given the traditional Gatorade shower after winning Super Bowl XLIV. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Fans on Bourbon Street partied long and hard into the morning after the Saints upset the Colts to capture their first-ever championship.
- SI Vault: More Scott Hamilton
- 1936 -- The Philadelphia Eagles make Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger the first overall pick in the first-ever NFL Draft.
- 1981 -- Scott Hamilton receives two perfect 6.0 scores in winning the first of four straight major world championships.
- 1986 -- Atlanta's Spud Webb -- at just 5-foot-7 -- wins the NBA's Slam Dunk Contest.