Tuesday's Morning Mashup

December 01, 2009 - 5:36 am

Welcome to a late edition of Tuesday's Morning Mashup, where we'll get you caught up on what's going on in the sports world and beyond. FOOTBALL: The Patriots were pounded by the Saints. Chris Price has Ten Things We Learned. Kirk Minihane writes that this loss was embarrassing. Dan Guttenplan kept a diary during the game. Rob Bradford writes about Mike McKenzie's fairy-tale comeback for New Orleans and agent Drew Rosenhaus' "Jerry Maguire" moment. Joe Zarbano has the weekly NFL power rankings. The Chiefs said they have not contacted fired Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis about working for them. Bobby Bowden is meeting with Florida State officials to determine his future as coach. Florida defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap was arrested for suspicion of DUI. BASEBALL: Alex Speier breaks down the Red Sox' free agent shortstop options. Derek Jeter was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. The Angels gave the estate of pitcher Nick Adenhart a full playoff share. Major League Baseball is trying to help Grady Sizemore get provocative personal photos of him allegedly stolen from his girlfriend's computer taken off websites. Announcer Chip Caray and TBS parted ways after a rough postseason. BASKETBALL: Allen Iverson is talking to the 76ers about a possible comeback. Nets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe will coach the team the rest of the season. Former Celtic Antoine Walker said he will pay back Las Vegas casinos $900,000. HOCKEY: Patrice Bergeron skipped Bruins practice yesterday. The Capitals are waiting to hear about the extent of Alex Ovechkin's knee injury. MISC.: Tigers Woods withdrew from his own goal tournament scheduled for this weekend. The alleged "other woman" gave an interview to the New York Post in which she vehemently denied the affair. Serena Williams was fined $82,500 for her U.S. Open tirade. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Dec. 1, 1961, which Red Sox pitcher was named American League Rookie of the Year? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "There's obviously a big gap between us. It wasn't nearly as competitive as we all were expecting." '€” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on last night's loss to the Saints STAT OF THE DAY: 37 '€” Number of times in NFL history a quarterback has posted a perfect passer rating of 158.3; New Orleans' Drew Brees became the latest last night 'NET RESULTS: Here's Florida Panthers defensman Keith Ballard taking out his frustration after a goal against his team last night by swinging his stick at his own net, and taking out goalie Tomas Vokoun in the process. TRIVIA ANSWER: Don Schwall, who started the season in the minors but went on to win 15 games and earn a spot on the All-Star team SOOTHING SOUNDS: The legendary Gilbert O'Sullivan turns 63 today. Here's a double feature: