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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter during the NFL NFC Championship game in San Francisco, California, January 22, 2012. (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter during the NFL NFC Championship game in San Francisco, California, January 22, 2012. (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS)

PAUL ATTFIELD

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GOOD

Eli Manning

Chalk up another win for the Giants quarterback. Not content with pulling off the mother of all Super Bowl upsets against the Patriots four years ago, Manning has now beaten the odds when it comes to vying for the affections of America’s desperate housewives. According to dating website Ashley Madison, 54 per cent would rather sleep with Eli than New England quarterback Tom Brady, which is doubly surprising when you consider the Patriots also have a track record of cheating.

Logan Couture

The Sharks winger may have had to contend with being the last player picked at Thursday’s all-star draft, but given that he’s in the 6 per cent of NHLers actually good enough to be selected for the event, we think he can live with the shame. However, that could change in a hurry if he decides to get behind the wheel of the ugly-as-sin Honda Crossfire he was given for his troubles.

Sterling Moore

The Patriots cornerback is going back to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year – although this time he’ll actually get to play. After attending last year’s contest as a fan, Moore punched New England’s ticket with a game-saving play after the Ravens’ Lee Evans had seemingly caught the winning touchdown with 27 seconds remaining in last Sunday’s AFC Championship game. Hard to believe he’s a guy who’s been cut twice this season already.

BAD

Mike Babcock

The Red Wings coach may have a Stanley Cup ring, an Olympic gold medal and has his team currently on top of the NHL standings, but it’s nice to see that Babcock has the perspective to know that not everything goes his way, which it certainly didn’t last Wednesday in Montreal. “I’m not going to look at video on this at all,” he said after the 7-2 drubbing against the Habs. “I’m going to go have a drink, actually, is what I’m going to do.”

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Injuries are nothing new in soccer, but AC Milan fans will likely be interested to know why their star midfielder has only dressed for 15 games this season. “The reason why he is always injured is because we have sex seven to 10 times a week,” his girlfriend told Vanity Fair with Boateng now on the shelf for the next month with a damaged thigh, though she didn’t say if it was enough to prevent him getting his leg over.

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