| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:24 AM
All the speculation about Jon Gruden possibly returning to coach in the NFL was squashed Monday night, when ESPN announced he signed a multi-year contract extension to remain at the network.
ESPN play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico made the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:34 PM
In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.
More than just a change on the depth chart, the quarterback switch figures to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:55 AM
First, a quick note of thanks, again, to Sports Illustrated.
If you believe in the SI jinx, and Lord knows you should, they just screwed us.
They put Jon Lester on the cover before he pitched even one inning for the Cubs.
I want to say the last time...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:55 PM
ALAMEDA, Calif -- Add Pat Shurmur's name to the list of candidates competing with interim coach Tony Sparano to become head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Shurmur is offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles and has head-coaching experience with...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:28 AM
Here are the point spreads for this weekend's NFL playoff games:
Home teams are in CAPS.
FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG OVER/UNDER WHEN
PITTSBURGH 3 Baltimore 45 8:15 Sat
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:39 AM
What are the chances of landing a Bill Cowher or Jon Gruden for the Bears head coach? -- @grimreality90 from Twitter
Gruden has effectively taken himself out of play with a new contract from ESPN to broadcast the Monday night games and Cowher looks...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:31 PM
Ten thoughts on a night that left Dolphins fans chanting in MetLife Stadium:
1. Here’s the one thing the Dolphins felt best about Monday: Coming back in the fourth quarter to win. That’s a feeling few of them knew. The Dolphins had lost 48...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Strange days indeed.
After starting the season 0-10, the Oakland Raiders finally got a win . . . by beating the scorching-hot Kansas City Chiefs, who had won seven of their previous eight games.
The first-place Atlanta Falcons at 4-6 will play host...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The next football coach at UF is going to be Jim Harbaugh.
If not him, it will be Bobby Petrino or Hugh Freeze or Dan Mullen or Bob Stoops or Mike Gundy or Mike Shanahan or Kevin Sumlin or Dabo Swinney or Doc Holliday or Mike Stoops or Mike Shanahan...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Try this idea on for size: Marshal Yanda is one of the greatest players in Ravens history.
An offensive guard? Really? Yeah, really.
Let's start the case with Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak on the stand. Kubiak has coached and played with...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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