Edition 11.25.13

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NBA

Derrick Rose will have knee surgery this Monday. The Chicago Bulls star guard tore his medial meniscus in a game against the Portland Trailblazers last week. Rose sat out all last season with a torn ACL in his other knee and will likely miss all of this season as he recovers.

Injuries are everywhere this NBA season. Fortunately for Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors and Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies, neither will need surgery after their last games left them with hamstring and knee scares.

The Indiana Pacers and the San Antonio Spurs are holding strong onto the top positions in the Eastern and Western Conferences respectively. Look for the champion Miami Heat and the impressive Portland Trailblazers to make a run for the top spots as December approaches.

NFL

It appears Cam Newton has taken the leap. The Carolina Panthers quarterback led the charge in a comeback win against the Miami Dolphins today on football Sunday. After seven straight wins, these Panthers are looking like a top team to beat.

The NFC (National Football Conference) just got a little bit more interesting. The Dallas Cowboys beat the hot New York Giants throwing these teams into a frenzy as the second half of the season gets heated.

On the AFC (American Football Conference) side, top quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots faced off in a battle of their own on Sunday night primetime tv. In a dramatic fashion, the Pats won 34-31 in overtime.

COLLEGE SPORTS

Don’t call it a comeback but UNC beat Louisville, the reigning NCAA college basketball champs, in a convincing win on Sunday without the help of PJ Hairston. The Tar Heel star is currently under investigation by the NCAA and will continue to sit out indefinitely.

College football season is winding down with a bang. Alabama and Florida State hold onto the top two spots in the BCS and barring any upsets are predicted to face off in the BCS Championship Game in January.

It’s a great week for college hoops. Look for potential March Madness like upsets as many of the nation’s top teams will face on in Thanksgiving tournaments including the Maui Invitational, Battle 4 Atlantis, and NIT Tip-Off Tournament. Duke, Arizona, and Kansas will all be in action.

JUST FOR FUN

For fun, try this recipe for Football Sunday: Pumpkin Turkey Chili

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

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Tech gurus reboot the football experience so you never miss a minute of the game

Work Hard, Play Harder
Ohio State marching band steals the spotlight
Check out the Ohio State University marching band’s halftime show, “Salute to Gettysburg”

From the C-Suite to the End Zone
CEO trades in his suit for a headset and a Coastal Carolina polo
Joe Moglia, former CEO of Ameritrade, recaptures his dream to coach football

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus…
Gender blind spots that impact office culture
The Old Boys’ Club meets the New Girls’ Club – diversity improves office culture

The Most Valuable Players
The 50 most marketable athletes – 2013 edition
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game

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