After five games, he's averaging 9.6 points and 3.6 assists.
Marino, Elway talking football Daily News
"Dan About Town" columnist Dan Gross threw a sports bone our way in reporting that Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Marino and John Elway will speak Jan. 19 at the Wells Fargo Center at a football fan forum called "Inside the Game." Broadcaster Joe Buck, who Philly fans tend to think is always against our teams, and Peter King also will speak at the event. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday through ComcastTix.com, by phone 800-298-4200 or at the center's box office. For more info, visit insidethegametour.com.
Big Ben a hard-nosed player
Did you see the broken nose Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered after being hit in the face by Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata Sunday night? His nose was so bent it looked like a capital C.
No penalty was called on the play even though Big Ben said he told an official what had happened, and Ngata was fined $15,000. "I said to [referee Terry McAulay], 'He hit me in the head.' Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh PostGazette. "He said, 'He was just trying to tackle you.' "
We've watched the replay several times. McAulay was wrong. On a positive note, Roethlisberger, who remained in the game, probably forgot all about his broken foot.
- Tom Mahon
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