The San Diego Chargers have decided to hire within the AFC West and name Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as its next head coach.
San Diego had offered the job to McCoy on Tuesday, which prompted McCoy to cancel a scheduled meeting with the Arizona Cardinals regarding their head coaching vacancy.
McCoy becomes the second Broncos assistant coach to be hired as a head coach in the AFC West in as many years. Last season, the Oakland Raiders hired Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as its head coach.
McCoy had been the Broncos offensive coordinator since 2009 and was instrumental in helping the Broncos clinch a surprising AFC West title in 2011. He developed a read-option offense to play up to Tim Tebow's skill sets.
Mike McCoy will replace Norv Turner who was let go after many years of underachieving. Turner was 56-40 in six seasons as the Bolts head coach, leading the Chargers to the AFC Championship game in his first season as head coach.
Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery had to watch out for more than Northwestern's gameplan on Sunday. He had to watch out for a shoe.
That's right. A shoe.
Northwestern's Alex Marcotullio's shoe came off midway through the second half of the Iowa-Northwestern game yesterday, that's where Iowa's Aaron White comes into the picture. White, with a heads up move, tossed the shoe off the court and out of harms way.
On the court at least.
White haphazardly threw the shoe towards the Iowa bench where it nearly struck his coach right in the face and instead hit a spectator in the first row. Silver lining for White is that the fan was probably a Northwestern fan anyways.
So, if you are an Iowa bench player, or coach, be sure to look out for Aaron White and his shoe throwing techniques.
Nike adds yet another golf superstar to its already strong stable in securing Rory McIlroy to a $200 million contract.
The McIlroy-Nike deal was announced in a lavish ceremony in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The ceremony was held just ahead of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship to be held later in the week.
"I chose Nike for a number of reasons," McIlroy said. "It's a company and a brand that really resonates with me. It's young. It's athletic. It's innovative. They are committed to being the best, as am I. Signing with Nike is another step towards living out my dream."
Last October, McIlroy became a free agent of sorts after ending his relationship with Acushnet Co., which had supplied the world's number one golfer with Titleist and FootJoy equipment since the start of his professional career five years ago.
Boston Bruins star Tyler Seguin is young, rich, and a Stanley Cup champion. He's very successful and talented on the ice, but when it comes to cleaning your house, he's pretty awful at it.
Swiss tabloid, Blick, reported that Tyler Seguin pretty much lived in a dirty frat house during his time in Switzerland. The tabloid reported that Seguin tried to wash his clothes in the dryer, didn't know how to use the dishwasher so he bought plastic tableware, and the floor was littered with Coca-Cola bottles.
The floor was also littered with coins worth about 220 francs. Rotten bananas were left on the table. The cleaning company had to spend an entire day to clean up the bathroom.
Marc Lüpold, managing director of the cleaning company hired to clean Seguin's apartment, told Blick, "You could tell it was the first time a young, single man had an apartment."
C'mon! Washing clothes in the clothes dryer?! Even I know how to use a washing machine. Also, you didn't he just wash his plates and silverware by hand, like normal people.
On Friday, ESPN reporter Jemele Hill tweeted a racist letter from a listener who complained about a recent appearance on a radio program.
Hill was guest-hosting ESPN Radio's "The Herd" normally hosted by Colin Cowherd and Hill tweeted that the racist listener had "executed the hat trick of racial slurs".
The website Gawker has said that this is "one of the many hate letters ESPN gets about her." It just goes to show that sadly racism is still rampant in today's society.
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been taken to a Baltimore hospital and will not call plays for the Colts wild card game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Arians reportedly felt dizzy on Sunday morning and after doctors performed tests on him, they feel that he might have a virus or inner ear infection. No official diagnosis has been given.
Arians said he feels fine and is alright to coach, but doctors have ordered him to rest and not coach today. Instead of Arians calling the offensive plays for the Colts, quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen will call the offensive shots for the Colts.
Arians went 9-3 in twelve games as the interim head coach of the Colts as head coach Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia. Arians is a vital part of the Colts as he helped lead the Colts to an improbable playoff berth and has helped rookie quarterback Andrew Luck throughout this season.
Soccer fans can be a bit crazy. They shout racist epithets to players, throw explosives onto the field, and riot (well, that one can be said by all sports I guess), but one fan took it to a new extreme.
A French fan of the newly acquired Paris saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic bought the player's domain name and will give it back to Ibrahimovic. With a catch of course.
The fan bought zlatan.fr and posted only one post, explaining why he bought the domain name and steps on how to get the name back. The fan says that if Ibrahimovic completes just ONE of the twelve challenges given, he will happily give the name back to the Swede.
The challenges are crazy and borderline fanatical:
1. Offer me a dedicated PSG jersey, with my name on it and the following quote: "After Zlatan, you really are the best !"
2. Stay at my place for a month. This way, all my life, I could say "Ibra? Sure, he used to sleep on my couch for a while."
3. Offer me 3 lifetime season tickets, for two of my friends and I. Obviously, I'm talking about Official tribune tickets… don't try to fool me with your crappy H Blue tribune tickets…
4. Win penalty kicks against me, at the Parc des Princes of course, so that you're at home and have no excuse in case I win.
5. Beat me at taekwondo. I've heard you're not too bad at it. As I've never practiced that sport myself, I recommend you to choose this challenge.
6. Give me one of your locks of hair as a gift. Samson's strength came from his long hair. I think it works the same way with you. Then, I can make a key ring with it, which will bring me power for the rest of my life.
7. Beat me at FIFA13. You can choose the teams but, anyway trust me, there is no way you can make it.
8. Score a more-than-30-meter-backflip-goal in an official game. Just kidding… this is not realistic.
9. Let me slap you in the face, without saying a word… and in public obviously.
10. Offer a bare-chested dedicated photo of you to my girlfriend. Frankly, among all of those challenges, I have to confess it's not my favorite. I'm getting fed up to see twinkles in her eyes when you take off your jersey at the end of a game.
11. Manage to have Neymar sign at PSG during the 2013 summer transfer market.
12. Simply ask me to let you have this domain name for free… but face to face and – as a tribute to Guillaume – in French obviously.
Slapping in the face? Lock of your hair? Stay at my place? This man is crazy. Seriously though, Ibrahimovic should just let this one go and get another name or just get slapped in the face. I don't know.
In a recent turn of events, it appears now as if Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly is close to a five year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles and not the Cleveland Browns as many have reported.
According to Brian Startare of Sportsradio 94 WIP in Philadelphia, that the Eagles have swooped in and taken Kelly from the clutches of the Cleveland Browns. Startare is so confident in his sources that if he is wrong he will fire his source.
Startare said in a tweet, "If wrong my source is fired."
The Eagles and Kelly met for over nine hours and appeared to have changed his mind on going to Cleveland. Kelly also interviewed with the Buffalo Bills before the team eventually hired Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone.
The Eagles seem to be a better fit for Kelly and his offensive scheme. It would allow Vick, McCoy, and Jackson to make big plays for the Eagles and, to me, that probably swayed him to go to Philly.
That and money. Truckloads and truckloads of money.
League sources tell ESPN that Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone will leave the school to become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
He has yet to sign a deal with the Buffalo Bills.
Marrone replaces the recently fired Chan Gailey, who went 16-32 in his three seasons in Buffalo.
Marrone's hiring comes as a surprise considering that Marrone had only compiled a record of 25-25 at Syracuse and had to win six of their last seven to become bowl eligible. The Bills had also interviewed Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly and former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith.
Marrone has had seven years of experience as an NFL coach. He was a member of the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets coaching staffs in the past. His job at Syracuse was the first head coaching job of his career.