Lee Jenkins there tells us that Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning was named SI's Sportsman of the Year. Marc Tracy at The New Republic added, “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Sportsman of the Year is Gregg Popovich.” Seth Wickersham with ESPN said, “I've written about Peyton enough to know when someone knocks one on him out of the park: Great work, @SI_LeeJenkins.” Lou Dubois from NBC News especially liked this quote: "Be ready to write your sequel."
And from across the pond, there’s news that Club agrees departure of Andre Villas-Boas. Andy Glockner tweeted, “Whoa. It happened.” Neil McIntosh at BBC said, “‘I'm not a quitter’ must now be regarded as sure-fire a signal of impending departure as a vote of confidence.” Jamie Jackson with the Guardian put it bluntly: “Villas-Boas is sacked.”