| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:12 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): The Bears' retaining defensive coordinator Mel Tucker or the Lions’ embarrassment trying to hire a head coach?
The chokefest that marked the way these NFC North rivals closed the regular season...
| Sep 18, 2013
The New England Patriots haven't fielded a lousy offense since 2000. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't endured a losing season since 2003. The Philadelphia Eagles haven't played this fast since — well, they've never played this fast.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
During a media session prior to the February 2009 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed at me and said, "You owe me for getting you a week's vacation in Tampa."
Tomlin was right. Sort of....
| Aug 30, 2009
Nov. 3, 1984 — Virginia 27, West Virginia 7. En route to their first bowl bid, the Cavaliers earned their first national ranking in 32 years by manhandling the No. 12 Mountaineers in Morgantown. West Virginia had just defeated Boston College (...
| Jan 22, 2010
Want to be the smartest football fanatic at your Super Bowl party? Keep your cell phone nearby and you'll be sure shine on game day, maybe even win a few friendly wagers.
Some of the biggest plays on Game Day will be made by tech companies offering all...
| Sep 10, 2009
If stability does not morph into stagnancy, Mike Tomlin has a puncher's chance of joining Vince Lombardi, Don Shula and Bill Belichick as coaches to win consecutive Super Bowls.
Seven-plus months ago, Tomlin's Pittsburgh Steelers were on the brink of...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 1:59 PM
From Henry Jordan to Lawrence Taylor, Shaun Gayle to Todd Kelly, Antoine Bethea to Mike Tomlin, Peninsula athletes have collected a fair share of Super Bowl rings.
As the NFL playoffs kick off Saturday, the question becomes whether that collection will...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 7:25 AM
Mike Tomlin coached timid early, and his Pittsburgh Steelers melted down late.
But on a Sunday evening for the football ages, Pittsburgh defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 to claim a record sixth Super Bowl victory and elevate Tomlin to the coaching...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 7:28 AM
He says he's fine, and he chuckles at the notion that anyone might think differently.
Mike Tomlin understands why folks ask how he's holding up. This time last year, he was the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl.
One year later, however, Tomlin's...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Mike Tomlin inherited a team one year removed from a Super Bowl championship. The franchise quarterback was 24, the incomparable safety 25, the fan base Labrador loyal.
Nice work if you can get it, the antithesis of the typical coaching transition ...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:44 AM
In his first remarks to the media, six days after his suspension, I would say that Saints head coach Sean Payton was conciliatory.
At no time did Payton say he was sorry. But, he said enough when he said, "(I am) trying to look closely at how I can...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:17 PM
New Indianapolis Colts players Drew Stanton and Donnie Avery spoke with reporters on Tuesday and talked about what it's like joining the team.
Quarterback Drew Stanton
On joining a team that only has one other quarterback on the roster: