YES. WE. DID
Former Dolphin Jason Taylor represented the Jets for the opening coin flip in Miami. The fans showered him with boos (before Rex Ryan showered him with water from the Gatorade cooler - wait, what?). Former Cavalier LeBron James now represents the Heat, so the fans at
More from The Rundown, including (arguably) the greatest-ever catch on Monday Night Football, and two blown saves in the ninth in the Bronx, after the jump.
YES, HE DID
Butkus. Hornung. Payton. Lombardi. Ditka. Favre. Pantazis? Yep. It turns out that of all the names that have defined the rivalry between the Packers and the Bears, the one you don't remember is the one that made (arguably) the most memorable play ever on Monday Night Football. The rivalry renews tonight at Soldier Field (8:30 ET on ESPN). Where are your seats?
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NO, THEY DIDN'T
Mariano Rivera didn't close out a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth. Jonathan Papelbon didn't close out a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth. So when Juan Miranda didn't swing at ball four from Hideki Okajima with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth, the Yankees walked off on a walk and didn't lose their fifth game in a row. Instead, they closed within a half-game of the Rays atop the AL East.
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