Good Morning Giants fans, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines around the NFL, so let's get to it:
The NFL is having their winter meetings down here in very rainy Fort Lauderdale, and here are some of the things that have happened so far:
- Comcast and the NFL have reached a carriage agreement on the NFL Network.
- Super Bowl XLVII will be played in New Orleans in 2013.
- The NFL extended its deals with Fox and CBS through the end of the 2013 season. The deal assures the NFL will have money coming in even if there is a work stoppage in 2011.
- No vote was taken on extending the regular season, and Commish Goodell said he does not expect that vote to take place this week.
- Talks on a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players' union are expected to begin next month, both sides looking to avoid the aforementioned 2011 work stoppage.
Ok, in other news from around the league:
- Michael Vick is going to work with the Humane Society on programs aimed at preventing youths from getting involved in dog fighting. Vick's sentence is up in July, but he will be getting out of prison next week and serving the rest of his time in home confinement. As someone who has adopted many dogs over the years from the Humane Society, I'm glad to see Michael doing this, good for him. UPDATE: Vick walked out of prison about 15 minutes ago.
- Leonard Shapiro from the Washington Post talks about Tony Kornheiser and his departure from Monday Night Football.
- Former Giants special teams coach and current Dallas Coach Joe Decamillis was back at practice yesterday, 2 weeks after being injured in the roof collapse at the Cowboys practice bubble.
- From the L.A. Times, Mark Sanchez is preparing for the negativity that comes from the fans of the other football team in town.
- For the gamers, here is a little Madden 10 update.
Have a safe holiday weekend, and remember to thank a Vet!