Quote of the Day

"We expect head coaches to be let go at this time of year. But general managers, for the first time, are drawing as much scrutiny and criticism and interest as ever before. "
-- ESPN's Adam Schefter, on the NFL's Black Monday including an increasing number of front-office execs losing their jobs. ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 12/31)
Monday December 31, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 78 Print This Issue

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  • Back To Black

    Reid took over in '99 but missed the playoffs the last two seasons

    The Eagles Monday officially fired coach Andy Reid after 14 years with the organization. Reid is the franchise's all-time winningest coach with 140 victories, but Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie in a statement said it was time for the team "to move in a new direction." He noted the team would begin its search for a new coach immediately ( Eagles ). In Philadelphia, Jeff McLane cites sources as saying that Reid was "informed on Friday that Monday would be his last day" with the team ( PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 12/31 ). ESPN's Chris Mortensen said, “Jeffrey Lurie pretty much sent this signal last January when the Eagles didn’t make the playoffs. He said, ‘This is not acceptable.’ Certainly, he reinforced that this summer tha ...

  • Change Is Coming

    First wave of NFL GM firings includes Smith, Tannenbaum.

  • Feather In Their Caps

    "Sunday Night Football" sets an all-time high for NBC as the Cowboys and Redskins fight for the top spot in the NFC East.

  • Case Of The Mondays

    ESPN "MNF" registers 3% decline in viewership.

  • Pushed To The Brink

    Did pressure from owners force Bettman’s latest offer? Will Fehr stall for more givebacks?

  • Join The Club

    Padres launch multi-level "membership" rewards program.

  • Standing Out From The Herd

    Ahead of the Chick-fil-A Bowl game in Atlanta, the QSR talks activation around its title sponsorship.

  • Growing Pains

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has harsh words for the MLS, saying there is "no very strong professional league" in the U.S.

  • Girl Talk

    Critics bemoan missed opportunity after UConn-Stanford women’s game put on ESPNU.

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