Former NHL enforcer Zenon Konopka played parts of two seasons in Minnesota under coach Mike Yeo, and by all accounts they weren’t pleasant ones for either man. So take that into account when Konopka, with an assist from Hoppy Konopka, goes public with a call for Yeo’s ouster.
NFL teams are in the process of filling out their coaching staffs, and barring a catastrophe, it appears that Jim Tomsula won’t be a head coach next season. So, uh, where’s he going?
The Browns will make Hue Jackson their new head coach. The former Bengals offensive coordinator will be Cleveland’s fifth head coach since 2009. According to Mike Silver, the team lured Jackson like a Venus flytrap attracting an insect.
Old Dominion came away from Ruston tonight with a shocking upset win over Louisiana Tech—the Monarchs’ first road win of the season, and the Bulldogs’ first home loss since 2013. ODU coach Jeff Jones clearly saw someone after the game who needed a celebratory crotchpalm.
Chuck Pagano was apparently feeling—what should we call it? Philosophical? Resigned? Fatalist? Realistic? With the Colts struggling toward the playoffs and his job security very much in question, Indy’s head coach offered up the one thing anyone can be sure of in this crazy world of ours: our employers are not going…
An unprecedented and frankly offensive thing happened today: a coach was asked questions about the team he’s playing, by reporters who cover that team.
All those Blue Jackets players shouldering the blame for their historically woeful start? All that about Columbus seeking to make a trade before considering a coaching change? Everything about John Tortorella not having been contacted by struggling teams? Hooey. Todd Richards has been fired, and Torts is back, baby!
It is a testament to the Washington Nationals’ dysfunction that the dugout fight between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper almost made sense compared to everything that came after. A team’s for-hire closer trying to choke the league MVP is one thing, but it’s absolutely inexplicable that manager Matt Williams then…
Jim McElwain says he regrets tearing into junior RB Kelvin Taylor on the sideline after Taylor drew a penalty for a “throat slash” touchdown celebration gesture late in Florida’s 31-24 win over East Carolina on Saturday, saying he’s already heard from his 94-year-old mother that it wasn’t right.
Kelvin Taylor earned a taunting penalty for doing a throat slash after scoring against East Carolina. Gators coach Jim McElwain was not happy.
The Flyers have fired head coach Craig Berube after two seasons. It’s not a huge surprise or anything.
Sports Illustrated’s Jenny Vrentas has a cover story on the Bills’ successful wooing of Rex Ryan, and it’s your standard new-coach-new-team love story—The Bills knew immediately they had found their guy! Ryan’s personality is going to turn this locker room around!—but the real gold is anytime Ryan discusses…
The prevailing analysis of why the Kings missed out on the playoffs is that they were simply physically exhausted, that so many deep postseason runs and shortened summers finally caught up to the team’s core. It’s a satisfying, unfalsifiable explanation, but the notion that this was a long, unhappy season is backed up…
It has been a remarkable year of quotes from Lakers coach Byron Scott, who has vacillated between pure delusion and brutal honesty with his words. Speaking with reporters after practice yesterday about how he is going to continue to make his very bad team practice hard, he opted for the latter. Via the LA Times:
So Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said some sorta poor-sport-y stuff after his Badgers lost the NCAA championship game to Duke last night. In the video below, he can’t get through the pro forma talk of how much his graduating players meant to him without tossing in a passive-aggressive aside about how “we don’t do a…