From "The Rundown"

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So I'll just say it. We're roughly 20 days away from Brett Favre facing his former team (the Jets) in Super Bowl XLIV. Maybe. Possibly. Probably? Your Jets had no points at the half, but had 17 in the end, three more than the Chargers. Only one other Wild Card team ever won a playoff game on the road after being shut out in the first half. And that was the Cowboys at Minnesota by the same 17-14 score. But that was the 1975 Cowboys. The 2010 Cowboys are the ones that went to Minnesota and got throttled by 31. Which leaves Brett Favre as your American Idol, and leaves America's Team just standing there, looking like a fool with their pants on the ground.

More from The Rundown, including Pat Williams venting about whether the Vikings ran up the score and the "Black Rushmore" tattoo of Gilbert Arenas, after the jump.

"We don't care what Keith Brooking says. He was about to get his ass whupped on our sideline over there. It don't matter. Nobody said anything when they blew out the Eagles [the past two weeks]. It's the playoffs. It ain't no regular-season game. If you lose, you go home. We take no pity on them. Do they expect us to? I don't care about no Brooking. He can say whatever he wants to say."

- Pat Williams of the Vikings respectfully disagrees with Keith Brooking of the Cowboys and his suggestion that Minnesota was classless in running up the score.


On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, arenas will fill up across the NBA for a special schedule of games this afternoon. Absent from the arenas will be Gilbert Arenas, who honors Dr. King with a tattoo he calls "Black Rushmore." It features the slain civil rights leader alongside Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama. And since the Wizards guard has now pleaded guilty to felony gun possession, Marcus Thompson II of the San Jose Mercury News takes the opportunity to ask a timely question: Does the NBA represent what King was about?