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San Jose Mercury NewsThe NFL draft is both silly and beautiful. It is silly because of what happened Friday night in the third round when the 49ers drafted an outside linebacker named Corey Lemonier from Auburn. On an ensuing conference call with reporters, Lemonier said he...
Even as days are reduced to hours before the 2013 NFL Draft, clarity remains hard to come by, and mock draft projections merely code for "best guess." Over the past eight months, scouts have visited hundreds of campuses and evaluated thousands of...
Getting rid of Lovie Smith does not make the Bears a better team. Only replacing him with a better coach would. Jon Gruden? Hearing he's not coming down from the press box. Bill Cowher has gotten too comfortable wearing makeup. Mike Holmgren? He...
Tags: Gary Kubiak, Jeff Fisher, Super Bowl, Mike Ditka, Jerry Angelo
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
Sun SentinelDAVIE - Sometimes it is not what you say that's important, it is what you don't say. Or the message within the message. Slips of the tongue are cool. But I've discovered those can be intentional (like the pillar of defense comment in '08). The best...
There has never been a player through the years who has put the Dolphins in their place quite like New England quarterback Tom Brady. Go back as far as you want. Bring up any rival you can remember, from Jim Kelly with the great Buffalo teams to...
"When Black Friday comes I'll collect everything I'm owed And before my friends find out I'll be on the road" —Steely Dan, "Black Friday" Hey, you! Yeah, you, the one with an armful of shiny new stuff and a rapidly shrinking credit line. I...
Now that the emotion of the moment has passed, and the initial heat of the news has cooled, it's time to take a second look at the Marlins' payroll-dumping trade with Toronto. And you know what? On second look, it still stinks. Here's what else...
Sun Sentinel columnistThree Things on the Miami Dolphins' wildly successful, remarkably easy 30-9 win over the New York Jets: Thing 1: Monday I posted a blog looking at the Dolphins' special teams under Darren Rizzi and suggesting that could be the difference in this...
Sun Sentinel columnistAs Michael Egnew walked through the Miami Dolphins locker room after Monday’s practice, the rookie tight end paused and took a quick look at a large white rectangular board in the center of the room. This is where the Dolphins update their weekly...
Sun Sentinel columnistWrote today’s column in the Sun Sentinel about some pretty clear parallels between this Dolphins turnaround and the one Tony Sparano authored in 2008. Which got me to thinking: Are the Dolphins somehow more successful in seasons that coincide...
Tags: Football, Super Bowl, Sports, Elections, AFC Championship Game
Maybe it's something about all the attack ads on the airwaves that brings out the fight in the Dolphins every four years. Maybe it's the simple passage of time that makes them a factor in most presidential election cycles, going all the way back to the...
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Oct 16, 2012 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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