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…

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