The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Peter King wrote a pandering open letter to the NFL.

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[0:11:56] ... particular game got a couple of quotes an and the one from Marvin Lewis is a real head scratch and the one from Mike Tomlin makes me laugh. Before the suspension of Bertha was announced on Monday night Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. Urquhart has been depicted unfairly. Or his play. Quote it did not go over the edge coach Lewis. But unfortunately he ...
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Who is better?

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The guys opened the show discussing the sportswriter of the year.

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[0:15:05] ... back to back our plaza there are wondering just like he's like Nick Saban for careers in a row thirteenth fourteenth and fifth dentist and lead to mean yeah he's tired Shaughnessy went back to back ...
[0:22:36] ... me tell you that I would potato that was one of the great performances. At least on the great performances in defeats. If you'd just quicken up. My Clemson Tigers went down hard it's that it has said it's a day life. My god John Watson lost spiked plan is passed he was obviously a great college player he's going to be a very good I think a professional quarterback. Got another year and unfortunately. Unfortunately. Nixon the bad guy won the bad guy when Nick Saban whose chips. He wholesome look at he's so arrogant so pompous is now the greatest. College football coach at me and that ...





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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Knicks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Bulls at Bucks, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Pelicans at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: George Washington at UMass, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: DePaul at Xavier, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Kansas at West Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Miami at Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Mississippi State at Kentucky, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Tulane at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Davidson at Dayton, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Providence at Creighton, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Auburn at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Iowa State at Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Maryland at Michigan, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: New Mexico at UNLV, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
NHL: Lightning at Avalanche, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: Premier League, Manchester United at Newcastle, 3 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The Bengals’ season is done, but their complaining is not. There are some lingering hard feelings after Saturday’s 18-16 loss to the rival Steelers, and much of the anger is directed at the Pittsburgh coaching staff.

Following a key play late in the game in which Vontaze Burfict was penalized for hitting Steelers receiver Antonio Brown in the head — Burfict, a repeat offender, on Monday received a three-game suspension from the league — Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones received another penalty for bumping an official while trying to get at Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, who had walked onto the field. That helped set up the Steelers for their game-winning field goal.

Porter, who was no stranger to controversy when he played linebacker in the NFL for 13 seasons until 2011, remains the subject of some Bengals’ ire.

“I’ve got a ton of respect for those guys,” Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth said of the Steelers. “Joey Porter is not one of them. He’s not one of the guys I respect very much. He’s a guy that has always run his mouth. He’s always been disrespectful to people.”

Added Whitworth: “To me, Joey Porter just doesn’t have a lot of class. As a coach, there’s a different standard.”

In the first half, Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak picked up a penalty for grabbing the hair of Bengals safety Reggie Nelson during an altercation on the sideline.

“Coaches are supposed to be held to a higher standard when it comes to stuff like that,” Jones said. “Even with Mike Munchak grabbing Reggie’s hair. Thank God that wasn’t me. I wouldn’t have just walked away.”

The league said it is reviewing the conduct of the coaches and other players during the game and could consider further discipline.

— The Broncos, meanwhile, have their own issues with the Steelers as the teams prepare to meet Sunday in the divisional round in Denver.

During the teams’ meeting last month in Pittsburgh, Steelers center Cody Wallace approached a pile of players, left his feet and delivered a head-to-head hit on Broncos safety David Bruton Jr.

Bruton was taken from the field for a concussion evaluation before returning to play, despite suffering a fractured right fibula two players earlier. He was placed on injured reserve in the days after the game.

Wallace received a penalty and later a fine, but some Broncos players were disappointed there was no suspension.

Denver safety Darian Stewart said the Broncos will be careful to avoid incurring penalties that would hurt their chances of winning, but revenge is on their minds.

“It’s not going to be anything as far as cheap or anything,” Stewart said. “We’re going to get them between the lines, between the plays, the whistle. So I mean, he’s going to be sore after the game. That’s how I see it, man. He comes out on a screen, he better not come at [me]. I’m cutting him. That’s where I’m at with it.”

Robert Griffin III cleaned out his locker at Washington’s practice facility Monday, with the team expected to release the 2012 No. 2 overall draft pick who was the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year but quickly had a fall from grace.

Washington is looking to sign the emerging Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal after he led the team to first place in the woeful NFC East.

“You try to build your team around that position. … Having some stability there is important — and something we look forward to having,” coach Jay Gruden said Monday, one day after a 35-18 playoff loss to the Packers.

“To watch [Cousins] get better throughout the course of the season, stay humble, continue to work and prepare was fun to be a part of,” Gruden said, “and moving forward, we’re excited about the thought of him being our quarterback.”

RGIII, who declined to speak with reporters, was inactive for all but one of his team’s games this season and did not take a snap.

“Robert handled it very well. Obviously wasn’t happy,” Gruden said. “I think in the long run, hopefully it’ll make him a better quarterback. I know he grew a lot being a third-string quarterback here. Different system, different terminology. Things that were new to him. With the skill set that he has, and [what] he learned from the Shanahans, and the new stuff that he learned from us, I think will make him a better quarterback wherever he goes, however it works out for him.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 12, 1997, the Patriots beat the Jaguars 20-6 in the AFC championship game, secured when which Patriot returned a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown with 2:36 left?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I made the decision to do it because the score was [tied] and we were tired on defense and weren’t doing a great job of getting them stopped and felt like if we didn’t do something or take a chance to change the momentum of the game that we wouldn’t have a chance to win.” — Alabama coach Nick Saban, on his team’s successful onside kick in the fourth quarter of Monday’s 45-40 victory over Clemson in the national championship game

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 — Times this season (out of 14) the Rangers trailed at the start of the third period and went on to win in regulation, with the first coming Monday night in a 2-1 victory over the Bruins

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on Bruins forward Max Talbot with the blade of his skate.

Daniel Sedin scores an overtime goal on former teammate Roberto Luongo of the Panthers to tie a team record with his 14th OT tally.

Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons drives through the heart of the Nets defense and throws one down.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Otis Smith

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Glenn Yarbrough was born on this day in 1932.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar

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