| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:34 PM
In response to a 41-10 rout by the Panthers last Sunday, Saints coach Sean Payton called 10 underachieving players into his office and put them on notice.
Payton benched safety Kenny Vaccaro, a first-round draft pick who talked openly of being on "red...
| 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 3, 2014
| 11:41 AM
What are the chances of Marc Trestman getting fired and Jim Harbaugh replacing him? Phil Emery does not strike me as the type to make that move but ... -- @MLubba
I don’t expect we will hear from general manager Phil Emery, chairman George...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The provocative pipe dreams of Bob Stoops, Chip Kelly, Jon Gruden, Jim Harbaugh and all of the other "sexy" names have now dissipated and left the Florida Gators with the reality of Jim McElwain.
When it became clear that UF Athletic Director Jeremy...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:53 PM
There's an old axiom in sports about how management should handle a team's personnel and, while it doesn't always apply in every case, it's pretty near a universal truth.
Goes like this: Don't get rid of somebody until you have someone better to replace...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Big day in the NFL, especially in Philadelphia.
Here are the point spreads (home team in CAPS):
FAVORITE SPREAD UNDERDOG OVER/UNDER
MIAMI 3 Baltimore 46
CINCINNATI 3 ...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
You never know what you’re going to get when Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith holds court with reporters. After the Ravens’ 28-13 victory Sunday over the Miami Dolphins, Smith, who had a strong game with seven catches for 70 yards and a...
| 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...