January 22, 2013 |
Tim Brown only played in one Super Bowl during his 17-year career. And that was a game you'd think he'd want to forget, when his Oakland Raiders were routed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 48-21, in Super Bowl XXXVII. But 10 years later, not only is the nine-time Pro Bowl receiver still thinking about that game, he's making comments that are sure to have everyone else talking about it all over again. In comments made Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Brown suggested that then-coach Bill Callahan may have been trying "sabotage" the Super Bowl when he changed the game plan on the Friday before the game. Callahan was in his first year as head coach of the Raiders after four years as an assistant of Jon Gruden, who had taken over the same position with the Buccaneers that season.
June 16, 2011 |
In the last five years, singer and songwriter Bill Callahan has been making nouveau cowboy music, the kind that might have soothed his former self, the confessional, acerbic zinemaker who released tapes made out of his bedroom in the early '90s and went by the very unfriendly moniker Smog. But that was a long time ago. These days Callahan presents himself as a kind of pioneer, a picture of rugged individualism and other American myths that have become recurrent themes in his work as he has grown older.
January 3, 2003
'I think it's the players' game. And I believe that the players need to enjoy that experience. Hopefully I can get there sometime, in a couple of weeks.' Bill Callahan, Oakland Raider coach, on the pressures of leading a team
September 14, 2004
'I was trying to envision how this would work in Oakland. The Big Black Breakfast. People would be pulling up in Harleys, probably just coming in from the night. Al Davis would be there in his diamonds and bracelets.' Bill Callahan, first-year Nebraska coach, on his reaction to attending his first Big Red Breakfast with fans last week
November 16, 2004 |
Nebraska Coach Bill Callahan said his outburst directed at Oklahoma fans was prompted by a group of student hecklers who were allowed to get close to his players during warmups and fans' throwing oranges on the field. As he walked toward the locker room after Nebraska's 30-3 loss Saturday, Callahan looked into the stands and called Sooner fans "hillbillies," while using an expletive.
January 23, 2003 |
John Rauch, Oakland. Red Miller, Denver. Don McCafferty, Baltimore Colts. Ray Malavasi, Los Angeles Rams. Jeff Fisher, Tennessee. There have been some anonymous Super Bowl coaches in the last 36 years. Men of minor previous accomplishments, men who caught lightning for one time, men who were still young or who were old stalwarts. And now we have Bill Callahan. What do you know about Bill Callahan, coach of the Oakland Raiders? You know he succeeded Jon Gruden.