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Tony Dungy stokes Pokes

Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, now an analyst

Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, now an analyst on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." (Credit: NBC)

Random Sunday tidbits:

1. I'd be shocked if NBC's Tony Dungy does not poke fun at himself tonight for last weekend's assertion that the Cowboys had "no chance" against the Saints, a prediction that stoked the Pokes in advance of Saturday night's upset victory.

2. Last year Bob Papa took a private plane to get from the NFL Network's Saturday night game in Dallas to the Giants' Sunday afternoon game in New Jersey. This year the NFL seemed to do a favor to its lead play-by-play man by scheduling a Monday nighter for the Giants in suburban Washington two days after Papa handled the Saturday night game in New Orleans. Good thing. Given the snowstorm, Papa would have had quite an adventure trying to make it back East in time for a Sunday afternoon game.

3. Mike Fratello was unable to get to the Meadowlands for Saturday's Lakers-Nets game on YES, so Jim Spanarkel, who had worked the Fordham-Villanova game at the same site in the afternoon, stayed on and analyzed the Nets game alongside Marv Albert.

 Photo: NBC

 

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