Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Randy Moss made waves on Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day by proclaiming he’s the greatest receiver of all time.
And just in case you thought he might have a change of heart, he doesn’t. Moss reiterated the statement on Wednesday, and shot back at the man considered the greatest receiver ever, Jerry Rice.
It was Rice who suggested that Moss simply check the numbers when talking about...Read more »
Apparently the Harbaugh brothers are in competition from the moment they wake up. Jim Harbaugh began his Wednesday morning press conference with the hyperbolic statement that the 49ers would be “attacking this day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind."
A few hours later, big brother gave a nod to that sentiment. And then trumped it. John Harbaugh said that the Ravens are “prepared to...Read more »
Former Saints safety and special teams ace Steve Gleason isn’t about to suffer in silence, despite being diagnosed with the fatal disease ALS two years ago.
“I believe that because ALS is under-funded and under-resourced many ALS patients end up fading away quietly and dying,” Gleason said Wednesday at a news conference. “For me, this was not okay. I did not want to fade away quietly.”
Gleason...Read more »
There’s no question in Phil Simms’ mind. His old coach, Bill Parcells, deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“Sure I do [think he should be in],” the former Giants’ quarterback said of Parcells, who is a Hall of Fame finalist for the second year in a row. I was shocked last year when he didn’t make it. I was shocked. And I’ve said it on TV, I think they should have to display their...Read more »
One member of the Harbaugh clan who won’t be able to attend the Super Bowl is Indiana men’s basketball coach Tom Crean, who is married to Joanie, the sister of the two head coaches.
Newsday provided a stand-in to complete the family gathering.
National football columnist Bob Glauber bears such a striking resemblance to Crean that Jim Harbaugh has been looking at him askew since he arrived...Read more »
Why are the 49ers in the Super Bowl? Simple, says veteran defensive tackle Justin Smith. "You look around our locker room, and from head to toe, the offensive line, receivers, DBs, defensive line. It's just the main reason we're here," he said. "The talent level, what the coaches have been able to get out of us, it just all has come together. This roster is loaded."
Indeed...Read more »
Many of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s penalties against the Saints have either been reduced or eliminated, including the suspensions of all four players who were initially sanctioned. But one thing that won’t change is Goodell’s stance on removing the team’s second-round draft choice in 2013.
Goodell said today in a question and answer session with fans on Reddit.com today that the draft...Read more »
Joe Flacco has been letter perfect in the playoffs so far, throwing eight touchdown passes without throwing an interception. If he throws at least one more TD pass and doesn't throw any picks in Sunday's Super Bowl against the 49ers, he'd become just the third quarterback in NFL history to finish a postseason with at least nine touchdowns and no interceptions.
The other two: former 49ers quarterbacks...Read more »
The NFL and NFL Players Association signed off on HGH testing as part of their 10-year labor agreement in 2011, but a testing program has yet to be implemented because the players’ side continues to have reservations about a fair system.
Now Congress is getting impatient and is threatening to push the players to sign off on testing.
“We are disappointed with the NFLPA’s remarkable recalcitrance,...Read more »
Patrick Willis spoke on Sunday night about his desire to play at the University of Tennessee -- where Peyton Manning played -- before winding up at Ole Miss -- where Eli Manning played.
See, in New Orleans, everything comes back to the Mannings!
Anyway, here's Willis:
"I was a Vols fan growing up," he said of his childhood in Brewston, TN. "That was like America’s...Read more »