| Jan 10, 2013
A strong possibility exists that Bears general manager Phil Emery has learned more in the last week than any other NFL executive trolling for a head coach.
Well then, shame on him.
How dare he work so hard to educate himself.
Those who think too...
| Jan 14, 2013
— J.J. Watt may have spit on the Patriots' midfield logo before this AFC divisional playoff game, but it is Wes Welker who continues, game after game, year after year, to spit in the face of football convention.
Running back Shane Vereen may have...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Bill O'Brien remembers the moment clearly.
It was July 23, 2012 — five months after he was hired — and the 43-year-old O'Brien was sitting in his office watching the television. There on the screen was NCAA president Mark Emmert, somber...
| Jan 15, 2013
Nobody truly knows precisely what Bears general manager Phil Emery thinks after interviewing 13 known coaching candidates, not even Jimmy Johnson.
Nobody expects Emery to go all Jodie Foster on us anytime soon and reveal his innermost thoughts by...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:17 PM
When Chris Ault, the legendary Nevada football coach announced his retirement this week, it ended a career that spanned 28 seasons with the Wolf Pack.
It was also the 27th head coaching change that we've seen in college football this offseason.
| Feb 16, 2013
| 1:49 PM
In the event Marc Trestman and Jay Cutler do not always speak the same language, the Bears have hired a translator.
We can be assured Matt Cavanaugh can converse in Trestmanish as well as Cutlerese. What's more, he presumably understands whatever sign...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:21 PM
FOXBORO, Mass. - Sometimes when a season ends badly in New England, as another one did for the Dolphins on Sunday, the idea is that's how far they stand from relevance. Not this time.
"We wrapped up the division a month ago,'' New England coach Bill...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Do you like Nick Saban? Can you? That's the question for the equipment manager, and he tells of arriving for work early one morning at the same time as the coach. It was still dark outside. Quiet.
The equipment manager, Tony Egues, reached the door to...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:29 PM
— Andy Reid on Sunday emerged from the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field the same way he always has, with security personnel at his side, a slow, purposeful stride toward the sideline and little fanfare.
He departed about three hours later the...
| Jun 21, 2013
It was the summer when a good NBA team was bold enough to become a great one.
It was 1999, and the team was led by two stars who had carried it to three consecutive playoff appearances. But each time it had fallen short of the NBA Finals and been swept...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere.
Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...