Colts Coach Chuck Pagano Have Factor

AFC quarterback Peyton Manning, of the Indiana...

Colts Coach Chuck Pagano Have Factor: In the space of three weeks, everything you’ve come to know about the Indianapolis Colts has changed. When team owner Jim Irsay talked about “a new era” and “rebuilding,” he wasn’t messing around.

There’s the new general manager, Ryan Grigson.

There’s the new head coach, Chuck Pagano, who will be introduced at a news conference at 3 p.m. today.

And barring a miracle recovery by Peyton Manning and a thresher accident that befalls Andrew Luck, a brand-new quarterback.

The tectonic plates have shifted.

The Colts, bastions of consistency, stability and success for more than a decade, are starting out with a clean slate, starting anew with a first-time GM, a first-time head coach and, almost certainly, a first-time NFL quarterback.  Continue Story…

Senators John Kerry & Scott Brown Push as DirecTV Deal

U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts

Senators John Kerry & Scott Brown Push as DirecTV Deal: Both U.S. Senators from Massachusetts are chiming in on a battle between a satellite TV provider and the owner of an NBC affiliate in Boston that may prevent some die-hard Pats fans from watching the Super Bowl in their own homes.

DirecTV and Sunbeam Television Corp., the owner of Boston-based NBC affiliate WHDH-TV, are arguing over retransmission fees since their contract expired on Jan. 13 and the satellite TV provider’s 200,000 customers are caught in the middle. Although network blackouts do happen occasionally when a cable or satellite TV provider fails to reach an agreement with a TV network, this particular impasse is gaining extra attention with the New England Patriots gearing up for another Super Bowl showdown.  Continue Reading…

Jorge Posada Retires

Jorge Posada Retires: Jorge Posada, catcher who the New York Yankees ‘ “four core” was one of five world series as a member of the winning teams, formally 17 season with the Club Tuesday after retiring.

A fiery competitor, which is a golden period of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera pinstripe and Andy Pettitte Posada played through with a powerful switch-hitter and who then Yankee Stadium crowd favorite greeted with chants of “hip, hip, George!” when he came to the plate.
“Since I was a little kid all I wanted to do was a major leaguer to be” Posada, 40, team Clubhouse at Yankee Stadium in a packed press conference across from. “I live my dream and world’s best game was able to play for the team,” he said, “my family away from home,” calling the Yankees. Puerto Rico resident was an all-star five times and retired with a career batting average of .273, 1065 runs batted in and 275 home runs in 1829. Continue Reading…

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