The NFL championship games took center stage, some intriguing center court matches went on Down Under, and a power forward continues to wow the NBA masses. Melissa Jacobs is here with those stories and more.
This tough game not only proved that defense wins championships -- well, AFC Championships -- but so does a clutch quarterback. Melissa Jacobs shares her reaction to Big Ben and the Steelers marching on to the promised land of Dallas.
Rex Ryan's crew may be toning down the trash talk this week, but WNBA stars Chamique Holdsclaw, a staunch Jets supporter, and Swin Cash, a faithful member of Steelers Nation, are pulling no punches in advance of Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
The old adage "defense wins championships" will certainly ring true this Sunday. While Patriots and Ravens fans may have trouble watching, it's hard to deny that Bears-Packers and Jets-Steelers are two amazing defensive matchups.
Of course we were all about the NFL playoffs, but there was plenty of hoops action worthy of attention this weekend, including another win by an NBA team with a record that was supposed to be reserved for some threesome in Miami.
If you read Melissa Jacobs' NFL wild-card weekend preview and, ahem, predictions, she doesn't blame you for giving this column a Marshawn Lynch stiff-arm and running away. But for those who are jazzed up about divisional weekend, read on.