First, Joe Biden is elected vice president. Then Joe Flacco leads his team to the AFC championship game. If they decide to make a new "Melrose Place" and give Andrew Shue a role, I think this will officially be the greatest 3-month span in the history of the state of Delaware. How do you like that, Wyoming!
Obviously, I'm pretty excited today, too. The Eagles are headed to the NFC Championship Game, which still has me utterly amazed. How in the heck did this team tie Cincinnati two months ago? I don't know what to make of it. A pretty hefty contingent of my friends are already planning on a Super Bowl trip but I've been down this road too many times to get cocky. That said, I'm planning on a little vacation time in a few weeks so I can take a trip to Tampa. Hopefully Donovan McNabb can meet me there.
On to today's links...
-- It's not just the Eagles that have inexplicably made my sports fandom worthwhile lately. Syracuse looks legit, and this dunk by Johnny Flynn was sick!
-- There's something vaguely tragic about this: Remember when Herschel left Georgia to take Donald Trump's cash in the USFL? Well, not much has changed for the former Bulldogs running back.
-- Speaking of Georgia running backs leaving school early, this was a classy move my Knowshon Moreno.
-- The Sporting News takes a look at the success of rookie running backs and wonders where Knowshon may fit into that discussion next year.
-- Knowshon isn't the only big-time SEC runner leaving school early.
-- This is an odd coincidence. I always assumed if my name and Matthew Stafford's came up in the same news story, it would've involved a downtown Athens bar, a girl with extraordinarily low standards and Fred Munzenmaier.
-- Georgia Sports Blog takes a more in-depth look at the coaching staff shake up. My two cents: I think Bryan McClendon is a fantastic hire. As Get the Picture points out, recruiting can be a young man's game, and I think B-Mac will do a great job of it.
-- The vivacious Jay Adams does a nice job of putting FOX's Tim Tebow love fest into perspective.
-- Good to know Georgia isn't completely incapable of winning basketball games.
-- My favorite distant relative of Ralph Waldo Emerson sums up this year's bowl winners and losers for the State.
-- The AJC has a nice piece on Joe Cox. I must say, I'm impressed with how quickly Georgia fans have embraced Joe. In Philly, we look for any excuse to complain about bad news. I rather enjoy this bit of optimism from the Georgia faithful.
-- I'm posting this link just for my friend Meredith... This better earn me some brownie points.
-- It's stuff like this that makes me miss living in a big city. Well, sort of.
-- And finally, while he may not be leaving office as the most popular fellow, there's at least one good reason to miss George W. after he's gone.