The quiet post-Super Bowl lull is now upon us and that ever so brief break for the NFL and their fans has already grown old. However, despite the apparent calm and quiet, there's still a lot going on behind the scenes. So relax here on your Thursday morning and enjoy the following stories.
The school will formally announce the hire in a press conference in the Poly auditorium at 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul tweeted this photo of himself encased in some sort of giant, presumably therapeutic thermos with the all-caps assertion that "I WILL BE READY FOR 2014 SEASON." I don't know exactly what sort of cryogenic effort the photo depicts, but Pierre-Paul had no shortage of physical ailments in 2013. Back surgery in June limited him early in the season, and a midseason shoulder injury basically erased the second half of his season. Being ready for the 2014 season would be a notable accomplishment, and his ability to pull it off is very important for the Giants' short-term and long-term plans.
Jonathan Tisch, a co-owner of the New York Giants and co-chairman of the Super Bowl Host Committee, said Monday the title game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos is expected to generate $550 million to $600 million for the region. He insists cold-weather sites can handle football's biggest event.
"This is a legacy that will live beyond the game itself," Tisch said. "For years to come, young people, men and women will feel this game was important for the region. And hopefully, when we do all the tallying in the weeks to come, the other 30 owners will say to themselves, if there is a chance to do this again, Super Bowl 48 in New York and New Jersey was a huge success. Let's try to do this once every 10 years."
Simms said he was apprehensive about the commercial at first and didn’t commit to doing it until the Friday night before the game.
“I didn’t want to do it,” he said. “I just thought that was wrong trying to do something like that.”
But with about a minute left before the Giants beat the Denver Broncos 39-20, Simms got a tap on his shoulder while standing on the sidelines. They instructed him to say, “I’m going to Disney World!” and “I’m going to Disney Land!” three times each, he said.
Former Chicago Bears cornerback Trumaine McBride has relisted his five-bedroom, 3,151-square-foot house in Wadsworth for $339,000.
McBride, 28, left the Bears in 2009 after two seasons. This past season, he played for the New York Giants. He paid $354,000 for the home in May 2008.
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