6 items from 2014
Bill Cowher did it. So did Herm Edwards and Jim Harbaugh ... but Tony Gonzalez says there's No Chance he's gonna join that gang as the next NFL player-turned-coach.The future Hall of Famer -- who still gets calls from NFL teams to come back and play -- arrived at Lax yesterday when we asked if he had gotten any calls to Coach as well.Tony's response is classic ... and he makes it clear his future's »
- TMZ Staff
For the second week in a row, Thursday Night Football addressed domestic violence during its broadcast. CBS Sports' Bill Cowher said he thought most in the NFL were upset by the damage recent domestic violence scandals were inflicting on the league's image, while Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith condemned domestic violence in a prerecorded interview broadcast during the pregame show. "You don't have to tell a man he shouldn't hit a woman," Smith told CBS' James Brown. "When you're dealing with your children, what's more precious than our kids?" Unlike last week, the pregame show didn't dedicate its entire
- Aaron Couch
Pity CBS Sports. The network got all dressed up to attend a football game, and a genuine news story broke out.
The controversy surrounding the National Football League’s handling of Ray Rice – who was disciplined lightly, then disciplined again, for domestic abuse – intruded on plans to launch the hard-won Thursday football package, even forcing a last-minute change to the program’s opening. The network tackled the issue head-on during the first 30 minutes of its pre-game coverage — which aired outside of primetime — enlisting anchor Scott Pelley and reporter Norah O’Donnell (who had conducted an interview with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell) to participate.
CBS host James Brown offered a serious plea about the issue of domestic violence, saying the outrage unleashed by the Rice video was appropriate but needed to be funneled in a more productive direction — including soul-searching by men in general. “The problem is bigger than football,” Brown said during the monologue. »
- Brian Lowry
Thursday Night Football is finally here and before CBS' big premiere, we've asked the commentators, analysts and anchors to share memories of their very first football game.
"I was 14-years-old and my dad took me to Pitt stadium where the Steelers used to play," Bill Cowher tells us in the video below. "I remember John Henry Johnson and 'Cannonball' Butler — I just loved those names — and I remember watching what those guys did on the sidelines ... in between plays."
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- Robyn Ross
NFL analysts condemned Ray Rice for domestic abuse and applauded the Baltimore Ravens' decision to cut the controversial running back in a conference call today. "As a father of three daughters it is inexcusable," NFL analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher told reporters, adding it was "absolutely the right thing" for the Ravens to fire Rice. The comments emerged during a call publicizing CBS's Thursday Night Football. "There's no way you should even condone having that person in the building," Cowher said. Former cornerback Deion Sanders, who once played on the Ravens himself, added that "In light of what
- Soo Youn
When Coach Bill Cowher tells you to bring his daughter home by 11 ... You Bring His Daughter Home By 11 ... so says Bill's future son-in-law -- who happens to play for the Lakers. Ryan Kelly was out in L.A. last night when we asked him if the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers coach ever set any rules for dating his daughter Lindsay when they got together back in high school. "I made sure I Always brought her back on time, »
- TMZ Staff
6 items from 2014
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