Tweet Follow me This story was broken by none other than Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com Bears head coach Lovie Smith is making long-term plans for the future of the team and one of the plans could surprise many Bears fans. FOXSports.com has learned that Chicago has decided to not renew the contract of defensive coordinator Ron Rivera. Team sources say that Smith and Rivera met recently and agreed to allow Rivera to pursue other opportunities. The sources also contend that Smith will likely end up promoting Bob Babich...

Tweet Follow me Profootballtalk.com reports that the hard-working Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com broke this story and not ESPN. Whatever, this is not good news for the Oakland Raiders, who fired Turner just two years ago. Now they have to deal with two angry ex-Raider coaches: Turner and Denver Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan. Chargers hire Turner as new head coachBy Len PasquarelliESPN.com Hoping the third time will be a winner for Norv Turner, the San Diego Chargers on Monday hired the San Francisco offensive...

Tweet Follow me Former SC Democratic Party chairman endorses ObamaAssociated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. – A former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party said Monday he would throw his support behind presidential hopeful Barack Obama. “I see in Barack Obama … the same magnetism I saw in Bill Clinton,” said Dick Harpootlian, who met with the Illinois senator during Obama’s first campaign visit to this early voting state Friday. Harpootlian’s announcement came as New York Sen....

Tweet Follow me I can’t believe anyone would stoop so low as to raise the question of wheather Barack Obama is Black. What I want to know is who raised the question? Who brought it up? Who says I have to be the decendant of a slave? My last name is Jewish. For most of my life, the matter of where I came from was muddled, but there was never a question that I was Black. So if that’t the case for me, why can’t that be so for Barack? Regardless, it’s not a question to seriously consider....

Tweet Follow me Thanks to Profootballtalk.com for bird-dogging the story on the Chicago Bears and the foot-dragging they’ve done in giving NFC Champion-head-coach Lovie Smith an offer of just $3.2 million a year for his new contract. That’s terrible. $4 million at least. Here’s the story… BEARS LOW-BALLED LOVIE A league source tells us that the Bears have offered coach Lovie Smith an extension worth less than $3.2 million per year. And we’re told that the low-ball offer was made...

Tweet Follow me To me, this is a perfect example of the fear some men have of strong, smart, successful women. Here, this man had it all, but apparently could not get over the fact that his wife was the producer of their lifestyle and not him. Wow. Here’s also the perfect example of how some people self-destruct. They can’t just enjoy what they have and thank God for it. Now, this sap’s off to jail. HOUSTON (http://www.click2houston.com/news/11037943/detail.html) — A wife lashed out...

Tweet Follow me Profootballtalk.com reports on this terrible state of affairs. MUTINY BREWING IN CHICAGO – Profootball talk.com Keep a close eye on the situation in Chicago, where the Bears have still not given coach Lovie Smith a new contract, and where there is no evidence that significant discussions between the team and the Super Bowl coach aimed at extending the deal that expires after the 2007 have begun in earnest. A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that some members of the team have agreed...

Tweet Follow me I’m starting to Like Wally-He’s finally Making Sense! Wallace MatthewsLesson in Tiki’s leavingFebruary 15, 2007 It is more than a little distressing that here in the 21st century, too many of us still have a plantation mentality when it comes to our professional athletes. Too many of us want ballplayers, even the best and brightest of them, to say nothing more than “yes sir,” and “no sir.” It is not racist, per se, but it is certainly classist. No matter how...

Tweet Follow me Drive Raises Funds for Needy NFL PlayersBy JOHN HARTZELLAssociated Press Writer February 14, 2007, 5:41 PM EST MILWAUKEE — About $125,000 has been raised to aid needy, retired National Football League players. The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund was launched by Jerry Kramer, star right guard of the Green Bay Packers four decades ago under Vince Lombardi. Kramer auctioned off a replica of his Super Bowl I ring last spring, raising more than $22,000 to help supplement pension and disability benefits...

Tweet Follow me Ann Coulter’s got a thing about us Black guys that she just can’t shake at all. First, if you’ve seen her on TV, she’s recently admitted to a desure for us brothers. Yep. Not kidding. She told Larry King that she’d date a brotha — I heard her say it myself. And now, she’s got this new article that says she’s got Obama Fever! Oh, yeah! Now, she does poke fun at him, but if you read the text she’s got nothing but love for his message. And...

Tweet Follow me Just after a bad PR period where San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom admitted that he slept with the wife of a friend and co-worker and then claimed he had a drinking problem, the Mayor gave a great speech before the Fox Sports Bay Area Baseball Season Kickoff Luncheon on Treasure Island February 8th. I’m a regular attendee at this function, which this year featured an appearance by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. But this year, I decided to set up a camcorder and tripod and just let it run while...

Tweet Follow me So now the fun begins for the Bolts Fans….. SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chargers received permission Tuesday to interview four candidates to replace fired head coach Marty Schottenheimer, including one-time San Diego offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner was offensive coordinator with the Chargers in 2001. He’s currently the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. He interviewed for the Dallas Cowboys’ head coaching job that went to Wade Phillips, the Chargers’...

Tweet Follow me Ahhh Tiki Tiki Tiki…….. see my end notes Tired of TomPractices made Tiki think of quitting BY NEIL [email protected] February 14, 2007 On his first full day as a retired player, Tiki Barber lobbed a hypothetical hand grenade yesterday during a news conference to announce his hiring by NBC. Barber several times suggested Giants coach Tom Coughlin set the wheels of his retirement in motion because of the “physical grind” through which he put players. Which led to an...

Tweet Follow me Spiderman 3’s set for a May 4th release and already the buzz is starting to build for the movie. Of course, most of this buzz is being generated by Sony, the film’s producers. Take this great video for example. It contains interviews with stars Toby McGuire, Kirsten Dunst, and director Sam Rami talking about the storyline of the film. ...

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Tweet Follow me From NFL.com—See My Notes at the endGiants release Arrington, Emmons, Petitgout NFL.com wire reports EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Feb. 12, 2007) — The New York Giants released linebacker LaVar Arrington and two other starters in the first major shake-up under new general manager Jerry Reese. New York also cut linebacker Carlos Emmons and offensive tackle Luke Petitgout, both of whom were slowed by injuries over the last two seasons. The release of Arrington ended a brief and unsatisfying tenure...

Tweet Follow me Illinois Senator Barack Obama announced his candidacy for President of The United States in Springfield Illinois last Saturday morning. Under a clearn sky and thousands of supporters, Obama gave his reasons or this excting decision. ...

Tweet Follow me This is the widely circulating Barack Obama video I found over at Brightcove, the new video distribution site. It’s on Barack’s background and message. Also, he’s going to be at a fund raiser for Senator Barbara Boxer on February 19th at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, Grand Ballroom, San Francisco. ...

Tweet Follow me Yep. That headline sums it all up. “Chargers’ GM A.J. Smith’s Constant Fucking With Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Reaches Boling Point – Schott Fired” It has been known and well-told that San Diego Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith has not worked to get along with Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer. Indeed, A.J. Smith doesn’t have the best image with a number of people. In my book, and that of others, this is stupid. The GM’s supposed to get along...

Tweet Follow me Although a deal isn’t yet near, the San Francisco 49ers have begun negotiations aimed at accommodating the wishes of star defensive tackle Bryant Young to play at least one more season, and to finish his career with the only team for which he has ever worked. Bryant YoungDefensive EndSan Francisco 49ers Profile2006 SEASON STATISTICSTot Ast Solo FF Sack Int52 42 10 0 6 0 Young, 35, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 2, and the 13-year veteran and four-time Pro Bowl performer...

Tweet Follow me Jones Back Atop Cowboys’ Hierarchy-see my comments at the end. By JAIME ARONAP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas — Jerry Jones insists Wade Phillips will have as much input into personnel decisions for the Dallas Cowboys as Bill Parcells had. It even says so in his contract, Jones added. Then came the kicker: Dave Campo and Chan Gailey had the same wording in their contracts. So forget what’s on the legal documents and focus on the reality. After four years of working alongside Bill Parcells,...