Change is Painful but the Reward is Sweet

Ted Thompson didn’t crack too big of a smile Sunday night.  The Green Bay Packers general manager was humbled and yet driven, even after his team defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, in Super Bowl XLV.  He knew that his plan would succeed, but not without some criticism, divided loyalty, and hurt feelings. It’s no wonder…

News and Sports Links – January 26, 2011

Time for some linkage this afternoon.  After all, many of you wouldn’t mind getting away from the State of the Union talk and sick football players.  James Q. Lynch, Lee-Gazette DSM bureau (via Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier):  former Iowa football standout Tim Dwight and current New York Giants quarterback Sage Rosenfels, met with legislators at the Iowa Capitol advocating…

A Change of Captains in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf made a decision today.  He informed Brad Childress that he was going to be relieved from his duties as head coach.  The issue of whether this should have been done earlier is neither here or there. It might be an encouraging sign that Wilf finally got around to making major…

A “Chilly” Reception

Brad Childress feels like a pinata.  He gets hit from all directions as he continues to spin on the tiny thin string that is keeping him from crashing into the ground, and being ripped into pieces.  First it was Brett Favre, now it’s Randy Moss.  The criticisms of Childress are rampant, whether it’s accurate or…

Don’t Hold Your Breath

Don’t ask me if I’m buying the latest news coming out today, courtesy of Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. I’m not buying a word that comes out of his mouth.  I’ll believe it when I don’t see him take the field versus the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, September 9, 2010. Besides that, I’m doing…