Working undercover isn't easy. Just ask any of the characters in The Departed, or better yet, the legions of Philadelphia police officers who will attend Saturday's NFC Wild Card game at Lincoln Financial Field disguised as New Orleans Saints fans.
This isn't the first time the force has resorted to undercover measures to deter would-be aggressors from going after opposing fans, but with the Eagles hosting a playoff tilt for the first time since 2010 it is certainly high-profile detail for Philly's finest. Officers impersonating Saints devotees will be spread out amongst the 69,000 fans in the stadium in hopes that 'Bird Brains' will think twice before picking on someone wearing black and gold.
ROLL OVER TIDE
Thursday night's Sugar Bowl matchup between the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners and No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide delivered one of the biggest upsets in BCS history. Entering the game as 16.5 point underdogs the Sooners stunned the defending champs with 31 points of their own in the first half, en route to a decisive 45-31 victory. Redshirt freshmen quarterback Trevor Knight turned in a sensational 4 touchdown, 348-yard performance for Oklahoma.
WHERE MY DOGS AT?
The Puppy Bowl has drawn consider attention for its cute factor in past years but in its tenth season, but this year the Animal Planet is hoping to attract a new set of viewers by adding a fantasy football element to the mix. That's right, fantasy football aficionados will not only be able to draft a 'team' from the roster of 66 pups competing in the affair but stats will available for immediate consumption.