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  • Column: Let's take a break from hating on Belichick& Co. to appreciate Patriots' greatness

    The hoodie. The skirting of the rules. The dashing quarterback with the model wife. Oh, and all that winning. There's no getting around it, the New England Patriots sure are annoying. The team everyone loves to hate just won't go away, claiming a...
  • USC mistake: Pete Carroll's handling of Clay Matthews with Trojans

    During one of the most successful coaching careers in football, Pete Carroll rarely has committed errors. He did at Southern California with Clay Matthews, and Carroll still shakes his head about it. A defensive mastermind throughout his years in pro and...
  • On The Fly: Cheeseheads Pop The Cork Too Early

    On The Fly: Cheeseheads Pop The Cork Too Early
    Did you see some of the Packers celebrating on the sidelines after Morgan Burnett made an interception with the Packers leading 19-7 and only five minutes and 4 seconds remaining? They thought the NFC championship was theirs. Silly Packers. The...
  • Packers' Crosby is prepared for game-winning kick

    GREEN BAY, Wis. If the NFC Championship Game comes down to a last-minute field-goal attempt by Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby, the tension in Wisconsin living rooms from Waupaca to Waukesha will be off the charts. It would be the ultimate...
  • Packers' improved D faces tough test with Russell Wilson

    Packers' improved D faces tough test with Russell Wilson
    Mobile quarterbacks can force top pass rushers like the Packers' Clay Matthews to make a tough choice. Matthews can rush with his typical wild abandon at the risk of the letting the passer slip out of the pocket to extend a play or run for a gain. Or...
  • Column: Take a break from the hate to appreciate the Pats

    Column: Take a break from the hate to appreciate the Pats
    The hoodie. The skirting of the rules. The dashing quarterback with the model wife. Oh, and all that winning. There's no getting around it, he New England Patriots sure are annoying. The team everyone loves to hate just won't go away, claiming a...
  • Everything falls into place for Bears and new coach John Fox

    Everything falls into place for Bears and new coach John Fox
    John Fox hoisted the Lamar Hunt trophy over his head a year ago Sunday in Denver, as orange, blue and white confetti fluttered in the mile-high air. His team had just surged to an AFC championship and a Super Bowl berth. The crowd roared. Soldier...
  • John Fox's strong-minded style developed over long coaching odyssey

    John Fox's strong-minded style developed over long coaching odyssey
    Memo to the McCaskeys: In the event the family or Bears President Ted Phillips thinks about meddling with presumptive new head coach John Fox, think again. Two weeks before the 1996 season-opener, Fox quit his job as Raiders defensive coordinator...
  • Cowboys legend Jethro Pugh dead

    IRVING, Texas Jethro Pugh, one of the original members of the Dallas Cowboys' Doomsday Defense, is dead. According to family members, Pugh died of natural causes on Wednesday. He was 70. Pugh played defensive tackle for Dallas from 1965-78, finishing...
  • Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton looks to change perception, beat Seattle

    Cam Newton didn't have any time to enjoy his first playoff win before the Carolina Panthers quarterback started reading and hearing about the next thing he's never done: Beat Seattle. Three times in the past three seasons Newton and the Panthers have...
  • Hoomanawanui, Quarless among lesser-known players who could make the difference on Sunday

    Davante Adams and Jermaine Kearse had their best games to help their teams reach the NFC championship game. Trent Richardson and Jonas Gray watched in street clothes while their teams advanced to the AFC title game. The NFL playoffs are a time for unsung...