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New York Giants Notes: O'Hara Has First Surgery

Just a couple of quick notes for you this morning, New York Giants fans.

O'Hara has first of two surgeries | New York Daily News
Shaun O’Hara, the Giants’ 33-year-old center, underwent surgery yesterday to have a screw placed in his injured foot, according to an NFL source, and he will soon undergo another surgery to repair damage in his left ankle and Achilles.

The NFL's final four: why defense still sells | National Football Post
Defense still sells in the playoffs. As we approach championship weekend in the NFL, I see four defensive units that can win a Super Bowl. We will hear the talk of the QBs (Roethlisberger, Rodgers, Cutler, Sanchez) before Sunday’s kickoffs, but the reason the Steelers, Bears, Packers and Jets are still playing football in January is all about defense. Four units that ranked in the top-ten this season looking for that ticket to Dallas and Super Bowl XLV.

With players on Hill, union leader goes to Goodell - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive director DeMaurice Smith spoke face-to-face in New York on Wednesday, while more than a dozen current or former players were on Capitol Hill for face time with lawmakers and congressional staffers.

Union spokesman George Atallah characterized Wednesday’s session between Goodell and Smith as "an effort to advance the bargaining," rather than a formal negotiating session toward a new labor contract. Atallah would not discuss the substance of the meeting in any detail.

Home Advantage In Sports: A Scentific Study Of How Much It Affects Winning -
Does home field advantage matter in sports? The Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers will find out this weekend.