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Patriots, Giants make Super Bowl

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Jan. 21, 2008 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.

STOCK UP
•The Patriots and Giants punched their tickets to the Super Bowl. New England survived three Tom Brady interceptions as Lawrence Maroney was flat-out brilliant in a win over the Chargers. Plaxico Burress and Ahmad Bradshaw came up big for the Giants offense while the defense held Brett Favre in check. Remember when the Giants were 0-2 and in trouble against the Redskins in the third game? Tom Coughlin and company have come back big time my friends!

•Jason Garrett is now the $3 million man and he isn't even a head coach! Hey Jason, can you give me a loan, baby! He is an assistant under Wade Phillips, but the cash register went ding-a-ling-ling!

•Roy Jones Jr. beat Felix Trinidad in a fight at Madison Square Garden. It is a shame that these guys did not fight in the prime of their illustrious careers.

•LeBron James scored 51 points in a game earlier in the week.

STOCK DOWN

•PacMan Jones simply cannot stay out of the spotlight, all for the wrong reasons.

•The Miami Heat has lost 13 straight games. Oh, Pat Riley has to be so frustrated. Miami has not won a game in almost a month (last victory came December 22 vs. Utah)

•The Seattle Sonics have dropped 10 straight games.

•Andy Roddick suffered an early exit at the Australian Open.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.