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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup

01.27.10 at 8:32 am ET

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup, where we’ll get you caught up on what’s going on in the sports world and beyond.

With a couple of videos of classic fan meltdowns from Sunday’s NFC championship game making their way across the web, the website Epic Carnival organized a collection of the best videos of fans losing it over a game. Kind of reminds us of the bad old days here in Boston.

FOOTBALL: Kerry Byrne looks at the top 10 memories from the Patriots dynasty. Chris Price’s Patriots positional analysis continues with a look at the defensive backs. Dean Pees joined the Ravens as linebackers coach. Hue Jackson is the Raiders’ new offensive coordinator. Here’s your Brett Favre update. Quarterback Tim Tebow continued to try to impress pro scouts at Senior Bowl practice. Meanwhile, the debate continued over Tebow’s alleged anti-abortion ad set to run during the Super Bowl.

BASEBALL: Jeremy Hermida and the Red Sox agreed on a one-year deal worth a reported $3.3 million. Pitcher Ben Sheets signed with the A’s. Former Yankees outfielder Xavier Nady and the Cubs agreed to terms on a one-year deal. Pitcher Jon Garland and the Padres have a one-year deal. Recovering Mets ace Johan Santana pitched off a mound. Jim Thome signed with the Twins for 0ne year.

BASKETBALL: Brian Scalabrine was cleared to return for the Celtics. The Lakers ended their road skid with a win over the Wizards. The Bobcats knocked off the Suns in overtime. The Knicks rebounded from their 50-point loss to Dallas with a rout of the Timberwolves. Injured Trail Blazers center Greg Oden apologized for nude photos of him that surfaced on the Internet.

Boston College picked up a nice win at home over Clemson. Ethan Landy has the Three-Pointer of Things We Learned. New No. 1 Kentucky suffered its first loss, falling at South Carolina. Maryland beat Miami and took over the top spot in the ACC. No. 5 Michigan State edged Michigan on a late Kalin Lucas jumper. UConn coach Jim Calhoun will miss Wednesday night’s game at Providence, but interim coach George Blaney said Calhoun is doing better.

HOCKEY: Graig Woodburn has the NHL Power Rankings. The Bruins’ injured players hit the ice as they work their way back. The Senators shut out the Devils for their seventh straight win. The Capitals routed the Islanders. The Coyotes rallied to beat the Red Wings in overtime. The Blackhawks beat the Oilers, who lost their 11th straight. Devils draft pick Patrice Cormier is appealing his season-ending suspension from the QMJHL.

MISC.: Tennis in Australia. ESPN caught up with the Kansas teacher who hit the blindfolded halfcourt shot.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Jan. 27, 2002, the Patriots traveled to Pittsburgh and knocked off the Steelers, 24-17, in the AFC championship game, despite scoring only one offensive touchdown. Who scored a TD on a 55-yard punt return in the first quarter to put the Pats ahead for good?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Halladay is the best pitcher in baseball right now. Lee is a tad behind him. Of course it would’ve been nice to have both of them,” ‘€” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel talking about the trade that sent Roy Halladay to Philadelphia and Cliff Lee to Seattle

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 million ‘€” The approximate amount of money raised by the University of Kentucky basketball team for Haiti, earning the team a phone call from President Obama

‘NET RESULTS: Here’s that memorable radio call of the Brett Favre interception by Vikings announcers Paul Allen and Pete Bercich that you may have heard on WEEI a few times Tuesday.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Nedra Talley of the Ronettes is 64 today.