February 27, 2014 |
Barry Switzer isn't too fond of Johnny Manziel as a person. To say the least. The former coach with three national championships and one Super Bowl victory to his credit had this to say about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M on CBS Sports 920 in St. Louis on Wednesday: "I don't like his antics. He's an arrogant little [expletive], I've said that and I'll say it again. You know, he's a privileged kid, he's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed his teammates, his program, he's embarrassed his coaches and they'll all have to defend him because they've got to coach him. " But that's only half the story.
October 15, 2013 |
NBC's Bob Costas weighed in Sunday that it is time for the Washington Redskins to change their name. But don't look for the networks that carry the National Football League, including NBC, to follow his lead just yet. Even if NBC wanted to, its contract with the NFL would make such a move difficult. In a statement, an NBC Sports spokesman said, "although we are sensitive to the fact that some may find this situation offensive, we are contractually obligated to use current NFL team names.
October 9, 2013 |
Joe Girardi accepted a four-year contract to remain as manager of the New York Yankees, the team announced Wednesday. The contract guarantees him $16 million, according to CBS Sports. Mike Scioscia of the Angels, the highest-paid manager in Major League Baseball, averages $5 million a year on a contract that extends through 2017. The Dodgers have made no announcement about the future of Manager Don Mattingly, whose option for next season has not been exercised. However, with this week's announcements that Scioscia would return to the Angels and Girardi to the Yankees, two high-profile potential replacements are no longer available.
September 9, 2013 |
For those of you who aren't sick of all the coverage Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been receiving, has CBS Sports got the gimmick for you. You know who you are, Aggies fans and folks who just can't keep their eyes off a train wreck (or a heckuva good college football player). Apparently the folks at CBS think there are enough of you out there (and they're probably right) that they will have an extra camera on hand during Saturday's much-anticipated Texas A&M/Alabama showdown to follow Manziel's every move.
July 31, 2013 |
In an interview with Jim Rome of CBS Sports on Tuesday, Steve Nash called Kobe Bryant a "freak" -- but he meant it in the best possible way. Bryant, who turns 35 on Aug. 23, suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in April. He's midway through the recovery process that was projected to take six to nine months. Does Nash think Bryant will be able to return at the same level, as if the injury had never happened? "A doctor would tell you, at his age, it's not very realistic, but we're talking about Kobe.
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May 17, 2013 |
Ken Venturi, who won the 1964 U.S. Open golf championship in dramatic fashion and became a longtime television commentator, died Friday in Rancho Mirage. He was 82. Venturi, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame earlier this month, died at Eisenhower Medical Center after battling a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection, his son Matt said. The U.S. Open victory was one of Venturi's 14 tournament wins as a pro. Though he suffered from a severe stutter as a youth, he worked as the lead analyst for CBS Sports from 1968 to 2002.