Monday, December 29, 2008

Tune in to Fox 970

I'll be hosting the Steelers' show on 970-AM Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. the next two weeks with Jim Wexell.

Give us a listen. Don't be afraid to call in.

© As expected, Bill Cowher will sit out another year before coming back to coach in 2010 – though he will talk to the Jets about their opening. Though, I don't expect anything to come of that, either.

There was no way Cowher was going to go to Cleveland.

Cowher coached against the Browns enough times to know what a mess that team is. And considering it traded half of next year's draft away this year to acquire a couple of picks, there's no quick fix.

© The Giants are 2-1 favorites to win the Super Bowl according to Las Vegas.

You can get 4-1 odds on the Titans, while the Steelers are third at 9-2.

The Arizona Cardinals are the biggest longshots for the title at 40-1; in the AFC, the Miami Dolphins have 30-1 odds.

The two preseason favorites — the New England Patriots (2-1) and Dallas Cowboys (7-1) — failed to reach the playoffs.

Not unexpectedly, all four road teams are favored in this weekend's wildcard games.

4 comments:

adamg said...

The longer Cowher stays away from coaching, the less likely he'll be to return. He's not like Parsells, who has no life outside of football.
He's got a good gig at CBS, making lots of money, gets to "coach" without all the hassle and keeps his wife happy in NC.

Ben said...

Adam, I agree. He knows he's got it good at CBS, and it seems like he genuinely enjoys it.

By turning down Cleveland, he's re-earned some brownie points in my book. The bitterness of the 2006 season is starting to fade away.

Dale Lolley said...

He'll coach again. Of that I have no doubt.
He's just waiting until his youngest daughter finishes high school.

Dawn K. said...

I would appreciate the irony of Cowher coaching the Browns, except it would mean the Browns would eventually win again. I find it much more enjoyable when they lose, just like the Patriots.
I'm taking the odds on Miami. I have faith that my Dolphins are going to win it all. :) Wouldn't that be an amazing story? From 1-15 to a Super Bowl victory. I love it!
Dawn