Posted 01/10/2011 at 07:35 AM
--With the Saints, Eagles, Colts and Chiefs ousted during wild-card weekend, BoDog has updated its NFL futures. New England remains the 7/4 'chalk,' while Green Bay's odds have been reduced to 5/1. The Falcons have 11/2 odds, followed by the Steelers (6/1), Bears (7/1), Ravens (8/1), Jets (12/1) and Seahawks (40/1).
--Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports explains how Michael Vick's storybook run of a comeback season was slammed shut Sunday in a 21-16 home loss to the Packers.
--UFC 128 in Newark on March 19 is starting to take shape. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua will finally make the first defense of his light heavyweight belt when he takes on former champion Rashad Evans in the main event. Also, Urijah Faber will grace the Octagon for the first time in a bantamweight bout against Eddie Wineland. In a middleweight clash, Nate 'The Great' Marquardt will square off against Yoshihiro Akiyama.
--UFC Fight Night 24 is scheduled for March 26 at Key Arena in Seattle. The main event is expected to feature 'Little Nog' versus Tito Ortiz.
--Although the fight isn't official yet, the latest rumor surrounding former heavyweight champ Frank Mir's return to the Octagon is for a UFC 130 showdown against Roy 'Big Country' Nelson. This card is expected to be in Las Vegas on May 28th.
--BoDog has adjusted lines for tonight's BCS Championship Game in Glendale. For instance, bettors can take Oregon -3.5 for a plus-160 payout (risk $100 to win $160). Likewise, gamblers can play Auburn -7.5 for a plus-160 return.
--Former AD Damon Evans might not be in Athens anymore, but the only significant hire of his tenure (head basketball coach Mark Fox) sure is. Fox led Georgia to a 77-70 win over Kentucky as a home underdog on Saturday. Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Stegeman Coliseum crowd might have seen the best team in the SEC -- and it wasn't Kentucky.
--Auburn has cancelled class today and also ended plans to view the game in the new basketball arena due to icy weather conditions. Maybe the 'weather thing' is legit but considering how the Auburn hoops team has played in its new home, probably not a bad idea for the students to watch the game elsewhere.