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  1. Reading the Tea Leaves in John Fox’s Departure From Denver

    Bill Barnwell

    John Fox went from very employed to not especially employed in a matter of, oh, about 36 hours. The first rumblings I heard about Fox possibly being fired came out Sunday morning, when Jay Glazer reported that the Broncos were considering moving on f...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  2. NHL Weekend: Turning Over a New Leaf

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. We saw our fourth coaching casualty of the year last week, and it was the one everyone had been expecting for seven months. The Maple Leafs finally fired Randy Carlyle,...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  3. NHL Weekend: How the West Was Lost

    Sean McIndoe

    A look back at the biggest games and emerging story lines of the NHL weekend. Three teams have fired their coaches this season: Ottawa, Edmonton, and last week's bizarre mess in New Jersey. With a pair of struggling Western teams sufferi...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  4. Brady’s New Contract Is More About Flexibility Than Generos...

    Bill Barnwell

    Black Monday came and went without a serious surprise. Jim Harbaugh went to Michigan. After months of speculation, the Jets fired Rex Ryan and John Idzik and the Bears let Marc Trestman and Phil Emery go, a series of departures I can't say...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  5. Chicago’s First Scapegoat: Jay Cutler

    Bill Barnwell

    If I told you that the Bears would be the NFL's biggest newsmakers this week, you would assume they had fired somebody. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. Head coach Marc Trestman. General manager Phil Emery. M...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  6. The Pelini Paradox: Why Consistency Doomed the Embattled Nebraska...

    Matt Hinton

    Nebraska fired Bo Pelini on Sunday, bringing a supremely mismatched marriage to a sudden yet inevitable finish before the situation began to really deteriorate. By pulling the plug when he did, athletic director Shawn Eichorst spared Nebraskans both...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  7. The Week in Gossip: Don't Mess With Taylor Swift, Because Lo...

    Juliet Litman

    Two titans of the music industry went to battle this week. Coveted music producer Diplo fired the first shot: The motivation behind his tweet remains unclear, but I can only imagine that he watched the "Blank Space" video a...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  8. Charlie Weis, College Football's Most Successful Failure

    Matt Hinton

    On Saturday, Kansas was shut out by Texas, 23-0, the Jayhawks' 41st loss in their last 43 conference games. On Sunday morning, the school announced it had fired coach Charlie Weis, who had overseen a little less than half of those defeats s...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  9. What Does It Take to Get Roger Goodell Fired?

    Andrew Sharp

    I don't know if I believe that the NFL hadn't seen the Ray Rice elevator footage before it was released by TMZ on Monday morning. It's just impossible. The NFL is the most powerful league on earth, with unlimited funds and its own secu...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  10. Bill and Sal’s 2014 NFL Degenerate Gambling Preview: NFC So...

    Bill Simmons and Sal Iacono

    Bill and Sal like the Saints to win the NFC South, think the Falcons' Mike Smith could be the first coach fired, and like the odds Tampa Bay is getting to make the playoffs. Click here for more of Bill and Sal's 2014 NFL Degene...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  11. The Mariners' Suddenly Secure Black Sheep

    Michael Baumann

    I don't have a specific dream job. Whenever someone asks what my dream job is, I say, "A sinecure." I want a job for which I'm paid handsomely and from which I won't be fired for either of the related workplace sins of d...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  12. About Last Night: Rory Roars

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy beginning a 15-day period of awkwardly pretending like you haven't been traded, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite a double-bogey on the 10th, red-hot Rory McIlroy fired a five-un...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  13. Man vs. Machine

    Brian Phillips

    T his can't be happening. At around the moment when Toni Kroos fired Philipp Lahm's cross past the diving Julio Cesar for Germany's third goal against Brazil, that thought started blinking in my brain like the ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  14. Riding in Cars With Bores: Why Is Melissa McCarthy Doing This to ...

    Wesley Morris

    Melissa McCarthy plays the title part in Tammy. Not too far in, she winds up standing on a kitchen countertop. By this point, a deer has totaled her car. She's been fired from her fast-food job after showing up late and disheveled. Upon exi...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  15. Grantland Exclusive: The Jason Kidd Mess Has a $144 Million Price...

    Zach Lowe

    Last Thursday was a time of good feelings for the Bucks and Nets. Milwaukee got its man in Jabari Parker, fired from its overloaded quiver of second-round picks, and Giannis Antetokounmpo may or may not have grown another three inches. The Nets unvei...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  16. The End of Mark Jackson and a New Beginning for the Warriors

    Zach Lowe

    I first interviewed Mark Jackson about 20 games into last season for a piece about Golden State's massive improvement on defense. Jackson went out of his way to point out, unsolicited and on the record, that it would be wrong to publicly cr...

    Blog | May 07, 2014