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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Parcells: Let's get back to business

When Huizenja was busy righting his ship with Tuna, the Halas clan was handing out long term contracts rewarding Jerry Angelo for his role in creating a Super Bowl loser, Angelo is busy signing Lovie to big fat long term deal, who in turn hires Bob Babitch to let Ron Rivera go away, keeps Ron Turner, Turner keeps Orton, etc., the chain of events continue. Parcells comes into a situation that looked helpless, shrewdly repositoned the Dolphins in the draft, hired away a proven coach that was on his staff in Dallas and changed the whole face of the team. It took him a year to accomplish all this while Angelo and Lovie are running backwards. Angelo clearly has a better roster than Parcells, but tends to really be nothing but an accountant with no football street smarts vs. Parcells who has won everything he's ever touched. Everybody who thinks that Belachick is a genius ought to go back and see who he learned from .That person is nicknamed Tuna. The real mismatch here is Wayne Huiezunja vs. the collective group of McKaskeys. He tried it for a year and quickly realized that if he wanted to play NFL owner, he'd have to fire himself and find someone that knew what he was doing. Likewise should the Halas clan and after today Jerry Jones can cement his profile right next to McKaskeys, the same Jerry Jones who's team was rescued by Tuna is the same Jerry Jones that let him walk right on over to Miami.  (Dec 29, 2008 | post #12)

Chicago Tribune

Delusional Bears deserve to be on outside looking in

Handed to them on a silver platter and they still couldn't produce, oh well we'll all wait until March and then we can start all over again with the Cubs.  (Dec 29, 2008 | post #14)


Mason's buzzer-beater propels Suns

Shaq not the answer to nuetrulize Duncan  (Dec 25, 2008 | post #1)

Chicago Tribune

Best reward for Bears' win: Cooking up pressure

Everthing that's fallen into place for a Bear's playoff spot can't be explained other than just dumb luck with the emphasis on "dumb" for Jerry and Lovie".Instea d of reading and listening to all the "what-ifs " I'm going to sit back and watch the show. The time to get excited and start all these intense anaylizations is when they lose again, if they do lose--Then look out!  (Dec 24, 2008 | post #8)

Chicago Tribune

One day until free agency for Dempster, Wood

So, Paul whats what? Is Peavy talk for real? After reading all the articles,blogs, and listening to the radio shows you'd have to believe that a deal is 90% done. From this article it seams that's the deal is going to Atlanta and I get the impression that Lou would be more comforatble with his staff as it now exists, that of course taking for granted Hendry re-signs Dempster. The boys better get on the same page or they'll risk losing them both!  (Nov 13, 2008 | post #5)

Chicago Tribune

White Sox GM might consider dealing Dye

Please God, Don't let Kenny have a major brain **** and trade Bobby Jenks.  (Nov 12, 2008 | post #4)

Chicago Tribune

Cubs: Final bids due by Thanksgiving

Given the current financial outlook coming to light, Zell's Hopes for a big windfall now seem unrealistic. What is realistic to MLB and Bud is to feel fortunate to have Cuban pursuing the purchase. Can the Ricketts generate enough fan loyalty to keep the crowds pouring through the gates? I think too much attention is given to Reinsdorf,remember this is the guy bringing in championships as a two team owner. He is more like Cuban than he cares to admit but he's got enough brains not to come out publicly as the main opposition. How many Cub fans are major Bulls fans and corporate customers, Do you honestly think given his highly regarded Chicago Land status as a hero owner, he's going to want to have his legacy tarnished as being one of the main figures blackballing the Cubs sale to Sam Zell(a billionare in hi own right). This could be forced into the MLB owners and Sheriff Bud who seemingly and obviously wasn't paying attention;from a bloody client  (Nov 10, 2008 | post #13)

Chicago Tribune

Time for more Rose, Gordon

Imagine where these Bulls would be if they had not gotten lucky and were given the opportunity to sign Rose.  (Nov 10, 2008 | post #24)

Chicago Tribune

Bears must acknowledge defensive shortcomings

Not my job Mon!  (Nov 10, 2008 | post #121)

Chicago Tribune

Urlacher angered by fans' booing of Grossman

Everbody keeps comparing him to Butkus, especially the talk show hosts. Next thing you know they'll be comparing his **** to Singletarys.  (Nov 4, 2008 | post #58)

Chicago Tribune

Cubs broadcaster Kasper glad to have Brenly back

Brewers owners must be smoking something. Brenley's got the resume, it's like the baseball GODS handed them a Manager. I'd hate to see Brenly leave but it would be different if they had passed over him and hired somebody like a Torre, Gardenhair, or Pinnella. Who is this Ken guy any way?  (Nov 4, 2008 | post #3)

Chicago Tribune

Cubs still looking at Jake Peavy

You can't blame Dempster. Pitchers are going to be scarce, new ownership coming soon and he's riding a wave. On the flip side you can see Hendry's reluctance because he loaded himself up with long term contracts. Don't need anymore Sorianos, Kuskes, Derik Lees, Zambronos, and Ramieriz's to win in the postseason. Smart money says Yankees make good offer followed by L.A, Cardinals, and possibly Giants.  (Nov 4, 2008 | post #12)

Chicago Tribune

Cubs' budget may be tight for big names

Paul, you should refocus your writing career to that of a fairy tale. Getting rid of Fukodome, aquiring Roberts and possibly Jake Peavey and Brian Fuentes would be a fairy tale come true.  (Oct 28, 2008 | post #32)

Chicago Tribune

Brenly perfect fit for Brewers' managerial job

Brenly can manage a team from the broadcast booth as well as any die-hard like myself. There is, however a big difference managing from the bullpen. In Milwaukee you have a great bunch of young players, a terrific stadium, and a loyal and passionate fan base much like the Cubs. Things fall short however, on the ownership's grasp of baseball in general, no treasure chest like Sam Zell's, and a young team that still needs to be shown how to dress apppropiatley (Cecil's Baggy Pants). I don't know how he would adapt to the players of today. One of his favorite subjects in the booth with Len during a blow-out is how he can't stand players wearing sandals and exposing their ugly feet and toes. While I completely agree with that, it's a sure thing it will become an issue if Brenly tried to reinforce it. To draw a parrallel would be like Skiles trying to enforce some little Afro headband rule on Ben Wallace and we all saw what that did for a team predicted for greatness. He's also shown willingness to express his true feelings about players (ex. Soriano in Super star category, Aramiz lacking hustle, etc) but stops cold in carrying that same kind of journalism towards Lou or Jim Hendry. I guess what reall bothers me is that he is using his broadcast position to land a manager's job. What's he think? Nobody can see through it? Bob, take a look down before you leap. I've got to believe there's better opportunities out there than racing hot dogs and sausages for the 7th inning stretch. You have the ability to win in a place like Texas that has good organizational men like a Nolan Ryan or Cincinnati that now has Walt Jockety steering the ship. Dusty will not survive under Walt Jockety, so's there's another opportunity that would fit. Milwaukee is a nice place to visit, but I can't see you eating cheese and Bratwurst while teaching Prince how to dress and diet rather than teaching baseball fundementals and winning pennants.  (Oct 26, 2008 | post #2)

Chicago Tribune

Babich hitting low point of lofty career path

Well now I know one thing, his performance with the Bears thus far comes from his only experience with a D2 school in North Dakota, This is like choosing Sarah Palin as your running mate.  (Oct 25, 2008 | post #7)

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