After a game he never will forget, Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is having a day that will be just as memorable.
Spagnuolo started Tuesday going through New York's first championship parade in more than seven years, getting showered with confetti.
After the parade, Spagnuolo was whisked to an airport, where Redskins owner Daniel Snyder's private plane was waiting to pick him up. Spagnuolo is scheduled to interview with Snyder on Tuesday night and, after spending the night at the owner's home, again Wednesday morning.
Spagnuolo has support primarily because of his performance in the postseason, when the Giants defense held each of its opponents to fewer points per game than they averaged during the regular season. But there also is history.
But Hawaii felt it couldn't wait for Gilbride to fill the position, and hired another head coach. Now the Giants must try to re-sign Gilbride, who had a superb postseason calling plays -- the best four-game stretch of his coaching career.
Deck the Hall
The Redskins would prefer not to play in it; they recently played in it and lost starting offensive tackle Jon Jansen to a season-ending injury. But when former Redskins Darrell Green and Art Monk were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Washington had little choice but to begin making plans for Canton.
The bonus baby
All together, Manning will collect a cool $1.5 million worth of playoff bonuses -- and that doesn't include the money that each Giant made for his playoff victories.
Manning hardly played for the money. But it's a nice perk for a man who is getting married next month in Mexico.
New England would like to re-sign Pro Bowl wide receiver Randy Moss. Unfortunately, it cannot do it until the start of the league's new calendar year, Friday, Feb. 29.
League rules stipulate that a team can restructure a player's contract only once in a calendar year. New England already re-worked Moss' contract when it traded for him in April.
Now, it can reach a contract agreement with him. But nothing can be signed until the new league year and the start of free agency on Friday the 29th.
The Patriots could opt to slap their franchise tag on Moss as well this month. But no deal will be signed.
Stat of the day
Before this season, no NFC team since the NFL/AFL merger ever had defeated its conference's No. 1 seed in the playoffs and gone on to win the Super Bowl.