Quote of the Day

"Somebody asked me what was harder: to get the 31 votes to move to Las Vegas, or to get Jon Gruden? And by far to get Jon Gruden was the toughest."
-- Raiders Owner Mark Davis, on convincing the former "MNF" analyst to return as the team's coach. (San Jose MERCURY NEWS, 1/10)
Wednesday January 10, 2018 Vol. 24 — No. 85 Print This Issue

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  • Reunited, And It Feels So Good

    Gruden did not address his reported 10-year, $100M contract on Tuesday

    The Raiders "rolled out the silver-and-black carpet" at their Alameda headquarters yesterday during Jon Gruden's introductory press conference, holding his unveiling in their recently built weight room and "packing the place with franchise luminaries," according to Matt Kawahara of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Raiders Owner Mark Davis said, "It is the biggest day of my life right now to have him here." Neither Gruden nor Davis "directly" addressed the coach's reported 10-year, $100M contract ( S.F. CHRONICLE, 1/10 ). USA TODAY's Josh Peter writes the Raiders' mystique "all these years later" after Gruden's first stint with the team from '98-'01 "apparently still has a hold" on him. Gruden: "I feel this is the thing to do. This is what I want to do ...

  • All Apologies

    CFP Exec Dir sorry for delays, other issues at title game.

  • Homers' Odyssey

    CFP championship shows ESPN Megacast options becoming a popular choice for fans.

  • Band Of Brothers

    ESPN thinks SVG's threats over LaVar Ball will blow over, while JVG offers his thoughts.

  • Minnesota Fats

    T'Wolves' first-half success pushes attendance numbers to highest marks in a decade.

  • Setting The Pace?

    The Overwatch League gets at least $90M from Twitch in exchange for streaming rights.

  • Lawn Care

    MLB Rangers considering artificial turf at new ballpark.

  • Behind The Scenes

    Tom Brady offers a peak into his world in Facebook Watch series.

  • Down To Earth

    Shaun White's Air + Style festival in L.A. says goodbye to its popular big air ramp.

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