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Archive for February, 2011

Tom Thibodeau Is Focused on Championships, Not Individual Accolades

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Tom Thibodeau came from Boston with a reputation as a defensive minded coach. He has brought that same attitude with him to Chicago. The Bulls are currently the third best team in the Eastern Conference at 40-17 behind Boston and Miami. When you look at the numbers it’s easy to ...

Champ Bailey: “I am certain where I am going to be and I am happy about it.”

Monday, February 28th, 2011

After cutting off contract negotiations with Champ Bailey last October, the two parties were able to hash out their differences and agree upon a four-year, $43 million contract extension last week  It was Denver’s number one priority to have Bailey back in a Broncos uniform this fall. But as of ...

Charlie Sheen On Returning to Work at CBS: “Can you imagine going back into the sludge pit with those knuckleheads at this point?”

Monday, February 28th, 2011

We heard from Charlie Sheen here on SRI several weeks ago. Since then I assumed that he would either lose control again or be well on his way towards making amends with CBS and returning to the set of Two and a Half Men. Well, fortunately he's not gone bonkers ...

Devin Harris Is Excited To Be A Part of a Winning Franchise Again

Monday, February 28th, 2011

With just minutes left in the NBA trade deadline, the Utah Jazz pulled the trigger on a trade sending Deron Williams to New Jersey in exchange for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, and some draft picks.  Harris and Favors immediately improved by joining a winning team, leaving behind a pitiful record ...

Fran Tarkenton’s Take on When the NFL CBA Dispute Will Get Resolved: “Nothing gets settled until the last day.”

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Fran Tarkenton has made his way into the headlines for all different reasons throughout his life. Tarkenton spent his professional football career playing for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. He led Minnesota to three Super Bowls in the 1970s, but did lose all of them. The man known ...

Donnie Nelson Confident that the Mavericks Were Wise to Stand Pat at this Year’s NBA Trading Deadline

Monday, February 28th, 2011

There was a wave of activity prior to last week's NBA trading deadline, but one legitimate contender opted to stay pat -- the Dallas Mavericks. Currently positioned as the No. 2 seed in the West, the Mavericks ultimately decided to not force the issue by trading away valuable young assets ...

Shane Battier Relishes Not Being Booed This Time Around

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Shane Battier still remembers the disdain he felt from Houston fans when Memphis traded him there about half a decade ago. He can laugh about it now, but says he remembers the team getting booed for making that trade. When the Rockets traded Battier back to the Grizzlies at the ...

Pacers GM David Morway Vents His Frustration About the False Rumors Surrounding the Failed O.J. Mayo Trade

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Indiana Pacers currently stand as the number eight seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, tied with the Charlotte Bobcats at 26-32 for the final playoff spot. That may not be saying much due to the fact that the Eastern Conference is not particularly strong outside of the top ...

Someone Tell Ned Yost He’s Managing the Royals: “Everything That We Do is with the Mindset of us Winning the World Series.”

Monday, February 28th, 2011

With a stable full of prospects but no real established Big League talent, it's hard to blame anyone around Kansas City for believing that the Royals upcoming 2011 season will be much like recent years -- unsuccessful.  The team has drafted and traded its way to having a plethora of ...

Albert Pujols On His Contract Being a Distraction: “If they keep asking I’m going to have to put them in their place.”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Albert Pujols will play the 2011 season without a new contract, and as you'll hear, he's done talking about it. Try to pepper him with questions about his contract status or future once the season starts and risk being disrespected by the future Hall of Famer. His words not mine. ...