NFL Draft: Preseason games in August seem far away, so don’t look that far. The NFL Draft weekend runs from April 26 to 28, giving you three days of NFL coverage. The NFL Draft is entertaining for college and pro fans alike. College fans enjoy seeing where their favorite players from last season land, and NFL fans assess their team’s picks and guess which picks will become future stars and franchise players.
Mario Manningham’s fourth-quarter catch ignited the Giants’ game-winning drive. He hauled in the 38-yard reception with his feet teetering the sideline, barely staying in bounds to move the Giants down the field. During the broadcast, it was noted that the catch would go down in Super Bowl history if the Giants pulled off a win and, sure enough, they did. If you missed the spectacular grab, here’s a video of the play.
Best Non-Football Performance
Madonna’s performance got mixed reviews. Material Girl lovers celebrated her halftime show, while others were unimpressed. However, Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of the National Anthem, was spot on, making fans forget about Christina Aguliera’s flub of the lyrics last year.
Yesterday marked National Signing Day, where top recruits from across the country signed letters of intent with their college of choice. If you’re a fan of a Florida school or an SEC school, chances are you’re pretty happy today. Here’s a look at what schools landed the best recruits for next season.
Florida is known for its rich recruiting ground, full of talented high school football players who go to Florida schools and beyond. This year, it appears many of the state’s top athletes stayed in the state, as Florida, Florida State, and Miami all hauled in Top-10 recruiting classes, according to Rivals and ESPN. Will Muschamp’s first full recruiting class at Florida was an impressive one, with the Gators ranking No. 3 in Rivals’ rankings and No. 4 nationally in ESPN’s rankings.
The SEC has dominated the college football landscape for the last six years, winning the national title every year (and representing both teams in the national championship game this season). Based on the 2012 recruiting classes, that domination will continue. Coming off its national championship, Alabama landed the undisputed No. 1 recruiting class in the country. Other SEC teams with impressive recruiting classes included Florida, as mentioned above; Georgia, which landed in ESPN’s Top 10; Auburn; LSU; and Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks.