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'Morning Coffee!' Monday 4/16 Edition

Welcome to your Monday morning edition of 'Morning Coffee,' your sports wakeup call for the week. Let's see what happened over the weekend, and what we have coming up.

Tebow Talk

Hey, why not start your Monday with a little Tim Tebow talk? A Florida couple might spend $100,000 to spend a day with the New York Jets backup -- for now -- quarterback. Apparently, though, New York Yankees fans would not. Tebow got booed at Yankee Stadium Sunday night when he showed up wearing a Yankees cap.

The real story for Tebow, however, begins to unfold today when he and the Jets begin OTAs in Florham Park.

Super Bowl Champs Back To Work

The New York Giants also begin OTAs today, officially starting the work of defending their Super Bowl championship. Quarterback Eli Manning isn't being booed by anyone around New York -- although he might be if he stinks as host of 'Saturday Night Live' in a few weeks.

SB Nation Video Of The Day

Yes, there will be an Olympics this summer. Let the countdown begin as SB Nation takes on off-beat look at a little of what is to come.

2012 London Olympics Countdown: Sanya Richards Ross, Dominique Dawes, and More (via sbnation)

NHL Playoffs

Ahh, the wackiness of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even for a non-hockey fan like me, watching the pucks at playoff time can be entertaining. Especially when the New Jersey Devils have rubber rats tossed at them by Florida fans after losing to the home-standing Florida Panthers. Click the image below for an animation.

[Complete Devils-Panthers Playoff Coverage]

How about the New York Rangers-Ottawa Senators series devolving into fisticuffs, suspensions and other assorted nastiness you only find in hockey? The Rangers and Senators meet in Game 3 Monday night with that series knotted at 1-1.



One Man Can't Do It Alone Department

Carmelo Anthony was magnificent Sunday against the Miami Heat, scoring 42 points. The New York Knicks lost, however, showing that despite Anthony's individual brilliance the Knicks are not going anywhere in the NBA playoffs without a healthy Amare Stoudemire and -- eventually -- without a contribution from Jeremy Lin.


The slumber is over for the New York Yankees bats, as they awoke Sunday in an 11-5 victory over the Anaheim Angels. ... The New York Mets missed a chance to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies. [See Full SB Nation MLB Coverage]