December 13, 2009
Even without a Lombardi Trophy to his name, Philadelphia Coach Andy Reid has a resume that's plenty gaudy. He has led the Eagles to the playoffs seven times, five NFC championship games, and to a Super Bowl. Since joining the team in 1999, he has won 115 games and built a .611 winning percentage, both club records. And now, as he prepares for a pivotal game tonight at the New York Giants, he has the security of knowing he's wanted. The Eagles gave him a three-year contract extension last week, a deal that reportedly pays him between $5 million and $6 million a season.
February 19, 2014 |
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm about to pass along a gateway to the future - shiny as a Lombardi Trophy - where you make the most of every moment, don't whine, never quit, and refuse to worry about what your opponents are up to. It's a liberating new approach based on some fatherly old advice.
February 26, 2013
New England quarterback Tom Brady just signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Patriots for the next five seasons. Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss how many times the three-time Super Bowl champ will lead his team back to the big game. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Tom Brady's decision to do a bargain-basement extension with the Patriots is remarkable in a business where getting as much as you can is everyone's end game.
January 11, 1997
Gee, T.J. Simers, what are you going to do with your time now that your beloved Dallas Con-boys have been knocked out by the "no-name" Carolina Panthers, as you so tactfully phrased it last Saturday. Never fear, sir, for I have five tips to occupy your time and dull your pain: 1. Ditch your copy of the Cowboy's theme song "My Way" and learn the words to the runaway hit "Da Packer Polka". 2. Help Michael Irvin rehabilitate his injured shoulder so he won't drop the Super Bowl MVP trophy when he hands it to Reggie White.
January 29, 2000 |
Give it back, Georgia. Return the first Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl history to its rightful owner--the city of Baltimore. The statute of limitations probably rules out a police raid, but by all accounts, Georgia Frontiere is in possession of 29-year-old stolen property. Witnesses have seen the trophy from Baltimore's Super Bowl V victory in 1971 in her Bel-Air home. A duplicate had to be made and sent to Baltimore, where it's displayed in a trophy case as if it's the real thing.
February 6, 1997 |
Riddick Bowe, the former heavyweight champion, is scheduled to ship out to Parris Island, S.C., next week for 12 weeks of Marine Corps basic training. Greg Logan of Newsday envisions Bowe beginning a 20-mile hike at 5 a.m. with a drill instructor shouting out the cadence to the troops: "I don't know, but I've been told/Riddick Bowe is getting old./ Golota hit below the belt./ That's the worst Bowe ever felt./ Sound off!"