Jon Gruden Begs NFL Teams To Stop Firing Coaches Just For Him

Five NFL coaches lost their jobs on Monday, just the latest round of mass firings aimed at clearing out possible jobs for Jon Gruden. A year earlier, NFL teams fired seven coaches in hopes that Gruden would want to move in. Some teams would apparently consider Gruden's younger brother, Jay, on the working theory that… » 12/30/13 11:44pm 12/30/13 11:44pm

Happy Birthday, Jon Gruden! Here's An Awkward Segment

It was Jon Gruden's birthday Saturday so ESPN decided to celebrate in a way sure to make everyone involved uncomfortable. There was a Gruden-through-the-ages slideshow. The Washington Redskins cheerleaders brought him a cake. There was half-hearted singing. Gruden mention how he was blushing. Mike Tirico made sure to… » 8/19/13 10:25pm 8/19/13 10:25pm

Let The Gruden-To-Philadelphia Rumors Commence

It was only a matter of time before the discussion shifted from "Will the Eagles fire Andy Reid?" to "Who will the Eagles hire after the Eagles fire Andy Reid?" But everything seems to have exploded today, and all it took was the injection of one potential replacement that would satisfy Philadelphians' masochistic need for … » 11/08/12 5:35pm 11/08/12 5:35pm

Hey, Tennessee Fans, Cheer Up: Jon Gruden Watched That Loss On A…

Is Jon Gruden going to be the next University of Tennessee football coach? Derek Dooley isn't all that popular in Knoxville right now, and as Clay Travis wrote recently, Gruden is a logical replacement: Gruden's first job out of college was as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, his wife was a UT… » 10/27/12 4:45pm 10/27/12 4:45pm

Jon Gruden Is Gonna Get Two Hotel Rooms For All His Bitches, Bill…

You may know Warren Sapp from his 13 years as an All-Pro NFL defensive tackle, or perhaps from his recent legal foray, the YouTube series "Judge Sapp." Or maybe you watch him on the NFL Network or follow his busy Twitter feed. Well, if you didn't have enough platforms to access Warren Sapp, now you have another: His… » 8/22/12 6:30pm 8/22/12 6:30pm

Ron Jaworski Gets Booted From The Monday Night Football Booth. THIS…

Have you ever dreamed of what the Monday Night Football Booth might sound like without Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden egging each other on reach to new and disturbing levels of sycophantic guffawing? I have. Oh, how I've dreamed of a sensibly assembled two-man MNF booth featuring Mike Tirico bitching out the refs… » 2/15/12 12:31pm 2/15/12 12:31pm

Everything That's Wrong With Monday Night Football, In One New Yorker

There's a long profile of Jon Gruden in this week's New Yorker, which, frankly, is a little like opening up Guns & Ammo and finding a profile of Noam Chomsky, but there it is nonetheless, a zillion finely wrought words about this guy. Two passages are worth noting. » 12/08/11 2:15pm 12/08/11 2:15pm

Tim Tebow Is The Football Establishment's Worst Nightmare

We're doing a season-long NFL roundtable with our friends at Slate. Check back here each week as a rotating cast of football watchers discusses the weekend's key plays, coaching decisions, and traumatic brain injuries. » 10/25/11 3:33pm 10/25/11 3:33pm

Here's Jon Gruden Saying Weird Shit To Future NFL QBs

One reason to bother watching SportsCenter the past few weeks — aside from watching legal baseball highlights, I guess — is the totally bizarre, always somehow informative "QB Camp" series the network has Jon Gruden hosting for a second year. While, like Gruden, we "don't believe half the [expletive] people on the… » 4/21/11 6:35pm 4/21/11 6:35pm