Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
As long as John Harbaugh has been the Ravens' coach and Joe Flacco has been the quarterback, Baltimore has never missed the playoffs. That's five years and counting for the Harbaugh-Flacco Ravens, who reached the pinnacle of NFL success last season by winning the Super Bowl.
At 6-6, will this be the year Baltimore doesn't make it?
The Ravens have history on their side, but the schedule...Read more »
-- There were four players who returned interceptions for touchdowns last week, increasing the league-wide total to 34 through eight games. That's the most interception return TDs in that span since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
-- Can't underestimate the significance of the Bengals losing defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a season-ending knee injury on Thursday night. Atkins is the heart and soul...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 »
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 »
It was the most pointed question of the day.
“Is it true that both of you like Jim better than John?”
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, Super Bowl parents for the next two weeks, and Joani Crean, the sister of the Harbaugh coaches, were stunned by the bluntness.
“We do not!” Jackie hollered during the conference call. Eventually, though, she realized that question-asker who was identified...Read more »