Box Scores: And Manning Still Didn't Get Hurt

Peyton Manning horrified fantasy owners when his untouched, 27-yard bootleg ended in a slide at the goal line, apparently to avoid injury, against the Raida Organization. Here his backup - is it Barry Sanders in disguise? - finishes the job.

Here's Curtis Painter - who had all of a 1.5 per-carry average at Purdue - disappearing into a cloud of tacklers and emerging, still chugging, still with enough fight in him to shed three Raida Organization defenders at the 10-yard line. Reader Mobpolitics, who sent this in, said it was a garbage-time call, with Painter in to take a 3rd-and-1 quarterback sneak because he didn't want Manning hurt.


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Now the Kotaku Sports open thread commences with the sports TV highlights for today and tomorrow. All times are U.S. Eastern.

  • NFL
    Playoffs? What's that, playoffs? Don't talk about - playoffs?! You kidding me? The Seahawks in the playoffs?! Yes, the 7-9 Shitchickens are matched against defending Super Bowl champeens New Orleans - in a game they will host, at 4:30 p.m. Tonight is the Jets at the Colts, 8 p.m., both games on NBC. Tomorrow it's Baltimore at Kansas City on CBS at 1 p.m., and Green Bay at Philadelphia on Fox at 4:30.
  • Shitty College Bowl Games
    Pittsburgh takes on Kentucky in something called the BBVA Compass Bowl, from Birmingham, Ala. It kicked off an hour ago on ESPN. Tomorrow, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, involving Nevada and Boston College in San Francisco, is on at 9, also on ESPN, which owns and inflicts 90 percent of these wastes of time on the public.
  • Non-Shitty College Football
    The BCS title game, taking longer than getting sex after the first date, finally plays on Monday. Oregon vs. Auburn for the mythical national championship, from Glendale, Ariz. 8:30 p.m.
  • College Hoops
    No. 8 Connecticut is at No. 12 Texas on ESPN at 3:30 in the only ranked pairing of the day. Tomorrow, No. 3 Kansas is at Michigan on CBS at 4:30. See, BCS? When you have a postseason playoff determining your national championship, it actually encourages good teams to not schedule nonconference cupcakes.
  • NHL
    The CBC's Saturday games are Tampa Bay at Ottawa or Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. with Detroit at Vancouver the 10 p.m. game.
  • NBA
    The Celtics are at the Bulls this evening, 8 p.m. on WGN and NBA TV. If you're in either market, the Orlando at Dallas matchup is the weekend's best.

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