Boss of the week: Shaun White
Shaun White, the snowboard star, scored the first perfect 100 score in Winter X Games history en route to his fifth consecutive gold medal in SuperPipe. Having already secured gold, White attacked his victory lap by landing the first frontside double cork 1260 ever in competition.
Goat of the week: Tie: Billy Cundiff and Kyle Williams
It’s hard to decide who cost his team more. Billy Cundiff missed a game-tying 32-yard field goal to eliminate the Ravens and propel the Patriots to Super Bowl XLVI. Williams, though, lost two fumbles as replacement punt returner. In the fourth quarter, the football deflected off his knee and the Giants recovered, only to score seven plays later to take the lead. The second one deep in 49’s territory set up Giants’ kicker Lawrence Tynes for the game-winning field goal with 7:54 left in overtime.
Quote of the week:
I never had too much hospitality here until I went for it on fourth and 2 [against the Colts in a 35-34 loss in 2009], and since then I’ve been greeted in a lot more friendly manner than I have in the past
– Bill Belichick in his press conference to kick off Super Bowl XLVI Week in Indianapolis