04 Jan 2005
If your team didn't make the playoffs, take heart because it's NFL Players Week on "Wheel of Fortune" and your favorite player (or at least the player you'd most like to see standing next to Pat Sajak trying to solve a puzzle) just might be one of the contestants. I had the great pleasure of watching Hines Ward, Jevon Kearse and Torry Holt (each partnered with a hometown fan) battle it out yesterday, and things look to get really exciting later in the week. Tonight features Brandon Stokley, Wednesday has Eric Dickerson, and Friday expect to see both John Riggins and Rex Grossman on the same stage! If they want to do this right, they should invite Art Donovan, Joe Namath and Deacon Jones and call it "Wheel: The Old School Edition." (click here to see the behind-the-scenes photo gallery)
Bill Connelly takes a look at what we can learn from defensive box score stats and general rates of havoc.