That's sports orgy for those of you who don't follow jockular lingo. First off, a great rivalry game over at The Rock at 1pm as the resurgent Devils play the hated Sillydelphia Flyers. Zach Parise and Patrick Elias lead Los Diablos in points and have been en fuego lately. A local commentator in the Devils post-game show the other night compared these two to Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin and Cindy Crosby. Johnny's not sue about that as he hasn't yet seen Parise and Elias cry for calls on the ice and hit players in the head from behind the protection of the referee like Crosby does.
Next up the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets play out in Seattle at 4 pm which, would normally be no problem as the Jets are playing decent enough football and the Seahawks are god awful this year under Mike 'Do you still stick chopsticks up your nose and bark like a walrus' Holmgren. That was until the National Weather Service in Seattle released this gem of a game time report: two inches of snow is expected this afternoon along with another quarter-inch of ice. Wind gusts could hit 38 miles an hour . Yes, Brett Favre is used to these conditions from his stay in Green Bay. The rest of the Jets may not be. They're gonna need to run run run. Weather is always a great equalizer.
Finally, tonight the Giants are are home against the Carolina Panthers in what will be a cold, bitterly cold blustery Meadowlands. In fact, the entire area tonight is under a wind advisory--West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill values as low as zero which will make passing a tad difficult. The Panthers are a big running team, as are the Giants IF Brandon Jacobs plays. As of right now he's listed as questionable. The stakes couldn't be higher, this game will decide home field advantage for the NFC playoffs.
Other things to watch for today:
Pittsburgh and Tennessee will play for the #1 seed in the AFC playoffs at 1 pm in Nashville.
Can the Cryin' Lions get a win this year? They have a chance vs a Reggie Bush-less New Orleans team at 1 pm in the Big Easy.
Miami is at hapless (But damned cold-subzero wind chills) Kansas City today as they try to keep pace with the Jets and...
...New England will be at home in snowy (3-5" during the game) Foxboro vs a "Oh god why must we play in the snow" Arizona Cardinals team.
Like we said, sporgy.