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Archive for January 23rd, 2013

Matt Birk: “That’s why I decided to come back this year was because I felt like we were a Super Bowl team”

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

This season, the Baltimore Ravens have been able to overcome a ton of adversity. Despite injuries to some key players and some emotions sweeping through the organization, Baltimore has overcome it all and thanks to finally getting over the hump against the New England Patriots, the Ravens are on to ...

Mark Helfrich Says Things Won’t Change Much at Oregon

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

It is not going to be easy to fill the shoes left behind by Chip Kelly at Oregon. Kelly was an offensive mastermind, he was one of the top coaches in all of college football, he went to four straight BCS Bowl games and turned Oregon into a national powerhouse. ...

Lindsey Hunter Says Being the Suns Interim Head Coach Was Totally Unexpected

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Last week the Phoenix Suns made a surprising move. They fired head coach Alvin Gentry. That wasn't the surprising part though. The Suns were playing like one of the worst teams in the NBA, they are headed for the Draft Lottery again and it seemed like there was a fracture ...

49ers GM Trent Baalke: “Prepared for Anything” with Michael Crabtree; “Going the Distance” with David Akers

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

As the Super Bowl countdown continues for Baltimore and San Francisco, two big potential issues facing the Niners that you're sure to hear a lot about between now and next Sunday involve Michael Crabtree and David Akers. Crabtree has been questioned in a sexual assault investigation, while Akers has missed ...

Zach Parise Implies He’ll Be “Feeling Some Nerves” and Will “Be Really Hoping” that the Wild beat New Jersey When they Play

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

There's a lot of hope in the Minnesota hockey scene this year as the abbreviated NHL season gets underway. That's because the Wild signed two blue-chip free agents way back in the summertime. Now, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are off to solid starts, and so is the Wild as ...

UCLA Study Could Shed Light on CTE in Living Players

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Researches involved in a pilot study at UCLA believe they're onto something that will help detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Previously, the disease has only been detected in deceased former football players, probably most notably in Junior Seau. ESPN's Mark Fainaru-Wada, who is writing a book on the topic ...

Carolina Coach Ron Rivera: Judge Me on the Last Eight Games, Not the First Eight

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

One-quarter of the NFL teams got rid of their head coaches this offseason, but Carolina and Ron Rivera were not two of the parties that split ways. That certainly would've been shocking if you were told that entering Week 9, when the Panthers were 1-6, but they won six of ...