The week in review from death to life, from loss to win, from political metaphors to sports clichés.
The old definition: "One who trains athletes or athletic teams." But that might not be how Erik Spoelstra defines his job right now. A "coach" these days just ain't what he used to be.
If we've learned anything from Brett Favre and Albert Haynesworth (not to mention Steven Slater), it's this: In America these days, the less you work, the more you're paid to do it.
Forget what you may have already read or heard on the subject. Here's a quick explanation of the NFL owners' core argument for a lockout, and the players' response.
Brett Favre's journey to the Super Bowl was an impossible dream after all, thanks to another inevitable interception by the mad, idealistic knight. Still, his bravery in doing it is inevitable and commendable.
With apologies to Samuel Beckett, Jeff MacGregor weaves a tale of waiting and desperation in Minnesota.