The Atlanta Falcons continue to prove that they are the best team in the NFC whether people want to admit it or not. Last night they welcomed division rival New Orleans to the Georgia Dome for a Thursday Night Football matchup. The Falcons raced out to a 17-0 lead in the second quarter before the Saints began to chip into the lead. Unfortunately for the Saints, the Falcons intercepted Drew Brees five times. Brees, who entered with a touchdown in an NFL record 54 straight games, failed to throw a touchdown. He ended the night with a 37.6 quarterback rating. The Falcons went on to win 23-13 to push their record to 11-1. More here.
The Spurs are in some hot water with NBA commissioner David Stern. Last night, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Danny green back to San Antonio to rest before their game on Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies, who are the top team in the NBA. Last night was the fourth game in five night for the Spurs as they took on the Miami Heat on national television. Stern was unhappy that the Spurs best players were not featured on national TV and said “sanctions will be forthcoming.” More here.
Hockey fans got kicked in the groin again yesterday. The NHL and NHLPA met for the second straight day with the federal mediators yesterday and things did not go well. Neither side could gain any traction towards a new collective bargaining agreement. No further talks are planned. More here.
The face of the New York Mets appears to be staying in New York for the foreseeable future. Third baseman David Wright signed an incredible team-friendly deal for $138 million over eight years. It is the largest contract in Mets franchise history beating out Mets starter Johan Santana’s $137.5 million contract. More here.