Give credit to Dan Gilbert and Larry Dolan for being the innovators who are ushering us into a new era of international professional sports.. Throughout the next couple of months I will be going down all the numbers that can be worn on a jersey and rate the best players who wore those numbers. I will start with the number 00 and end with the number 0 and of course I will include everything in between. On common numbers I will rate the top 5 players with that number, but with uncommon numbers such as 00 I will rate the top player and will have an other mentions part of the article I hope you guys enjoy my next couple of months of research. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden announced this week that he intends to return to ESPN Monday Night Football as a color analyst next season and he will not seek any other job opportunities that would have him reappear on the sidelines in 2010. “I love this game very much,” said Gruden, 46, who coached the Buccaneers to a 48-21 championship victory over the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. “This job gives me the opportunity to see the game at a different angle, and I’ll be honest I just fell in love with it I want to get good at it I really like the team I’m on at ESPN.
They’re really trying to help me be good.” Gruden, who at 40 was once the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl, attended Clay High School in South Bend and his father, Jim, served as an assistant to Dan Devine at the University of Notre Dame. Gruden’s connections to the Irish made him a popular and seemingly viable candidate to replace embattled Notre Dame Head Coach Charlie Weis at the conclusion of this season. Additionally, Gruden was born in Ohio and he was raised as an enormous Cleveland Browns fan. The Browns currently have a putrid record of 1-8 and their general, Eric Mangini, is one of the most loathed coaches today in professional sports. Inevitably, many onlookers also predicted that Gruden would be an ideal fit to seize Mangini’s job once he is officially terminated. “Look, I went into this with an open mind,” said Gruden, who was a backup quarterback in college at the University of Dayton. “They’ve told me they want me to stay around, and it’s nice to be wanted. I was in Oakland for four years, then got traded away from there I was in Tampa for seven years and got fired That’s a little bit of an open wound, to be honest So, it’s nice to be wanted I’ve got a great crew I love working with Ron Jaworski and Mike Tirico. They’re teaching me a lot about this business.” Gruden acknowledged that he believes he will be a coach again someday. “I’m 46 years old I probably will coach again,” said Gruden. I miss the opportunity to coach players, to help them get better I really miss the competition. But, I don’t miss the agony.” Gruden likely also doesn’t miss being a workaholic who was essentially an absentee husband and father when he was employed in the NFL. Gruden mentioned that he has been able to see every one of his son’s high school football games this year. “This is going to give me a chance to get my act together in some other ways,” said Gruden.
But, don’t live to work.” Gruden was a man who lived to work and that is not the way that any human being should go through their existence on this earth. People need to do what they love. Jon Gruden absolutely made the correct decision to stay in the booth and off of the sidelines. Rex Ryan Cried and He is Still a Good NFL Coach . It's been quite the week at One Bills Drive. In his time with the Bills, Jauron accumulated a record of 24-33 going 7-9 for each of his three full seasons. The team currently has a record of 3-6.On Wednesday there came the announcement that Ryan Fitzpatrick would replace Trent Edwards as the starting quarterback. Fitzpatrick went 2-1 while subbing for the injured Edwards.(This is counting the game in which Edwards got hurt, Fitzpatrick played most of that game but Edwards was officially credited with the win.)Although he was not overly impressive during those games he did enough to win and that's all Bills fans are asking for at this point.Personally I believe the Thursday announcement to be the best decision of the week was the Bills' signing of Brian Brohm off the Green Bay practice squad.At first glance, this seems like nothing, but I personally watched Brohm play in college (even living in New York, most of the games were recorded, since I already knew the outcome I just watched Brohm) and he is a very impressive player.He has the skill set to succeed in the NFL and backs that up with decision making that is un-paralleled. Mark it down right now.I know most of you are saying how can he be that great if he's never started an NFL gameI feel this is mostly due to the city he played in. The Packers wouldn't even change their starting QB for the greatest that ever lived (statistically so don't argue).
What chance did a second round draft choice realistically haveAs long as Brohm stays healthy and is given the chance to show what he's got, expect great things.I hope to soon be the proud owner of a Brohm jersey.Sign me up, I'm riding the Brohm bandwagon.. As you all know, the Allen Iverson era in Memphis came to an end this past week as the Grizzlies and Iverson came to a mutual agreement to part ways. There are reports surfacing that he may be closing in on a deal that will see Allen Iverson heading to New York.Although New York Knicks’ president Donnie Walsh has not officially said that he will sign Iverson, but according to the New York Daily News Walsh has hinted that the Knicks are strongly leaning towards signing the disgruntled star.The Knicks have gotten off to a very poor start as they are currently sitting at a rudimentary 2-9 record. The Knicks, under Coach Mike D’Antoni, love to play a fast paced, high octane offensive game and this style of play suits Iverson very well. Iverson, despite all of his off the court problems recently, is still a very dangerous scorer and would fit right in with D’Antoni’s system.His defensive shortcomings won’t be a huge deal because of the lack of emphasis on that end of the floor (the Knicks are giving up the 2nd most points against at 109.5 points per game). He will be able to get away with gambling in the passing lanes and defensive breakdowns as long as he continues to put up points on the offensive end of the floor.The Knicks already have some talented offensive players on their roster in Al Harrington, who leads the team in scoring, and Danilo Gallinari, the sharp shooting sophomore.Iverson has never been known as a pass first player, but the attention that he demands, along with his ability to break down the defense, creates great opportunities for his teammates. Harrington could also thrive off of the attention that Iverson will draw.There are a couple of potential snags in Iverson heading to New York though.