Archive for January, 2012
The coaching carousel in the NFL just keeps on spinning.
Coordinators are becoming head coaches. Former Packers Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin is now the man in charge in Miami. The first year Ravens’ Defensive Coordinator Chuck Pagano is in as coach in Indy. Even the Broncos’ own Dennis Allen is heading to Oakland to take over at the helm of the bitter rival Raiders (at least for a season).
On the other hand, several former head coaches are also taking jobs as coordinators. Recently fired coaches like Tony Sparano and Steve Spagnuolo are taking control of the Jets’ offense and Saints’ defense, respectively. Old names such as Brad Childress and Mike Sherman are now going to be calling the plays on offense in places like Cleveland and Miami. The Broncos new defensive coordinator falls under the former category.
In the wee morning hours, the Australian Open was shown on T.V. in this country. Today, the Ozzies, tennis enthusiasts and insomniacs were treated to quite the performance. In a match-up usually reserved for the finals of Grand Slams, Roger Federer took on bitter rival Rafael Nadal.
There was build up. There was smack talk. There was hype. And the match lived up, if not surpassed all expectations.
There was excitement. There was intensity. There were several masterful shots. And there were fireworks…literally.
During the second set, play was suspended for 10 minutes due to fireworks in celebration of Australia Day. Prior to the break, Federer was in the lead. After 10 minutes they returned from break. Unfortunately for Federer, his game did not. He lost 11 successive points and never fully recovered.
When Victor Martinez went down a little over a week ago, so did the Tigers’ chances of making the playoffs next season.
With one swipe of the pen, the tigers have once again catapulted themselves to the top of the AL Central, and possibly the entire American League. Prince Fielder will now don the same uniform that was once worn by his famous father Cecil. The two sides have reportedly agreed to a nine-year deal worth $214 million. Last week, it seemed that the Tigers were merely looking for a one year contract to replace the production of Martinez. Instead, they have reshaped their roster for the next decade.