All hope is lost. I mean, I saw the same New England team we all did on that dream-come-true December afternoon at Heinz Field, right?
What Art Rooney II spoke this week won't matter. What action he takes, that will matter. To that end, he's off to a lousy start.
Antonio Brown will be traded. We can agree on that much, right?
Everyone wants to talk about the head coach, right? OK, let's do that.
When Kris Letang is wrongly blamed for messing up, he'll bite back. It's how he's always been wired.
"It's a good hockey team." This was Jim Rutherford. And this came in a conversation we were having before the Penguins' outrageously energetic 7-4 comeback of the Ducks.
My 39 reasons to believe the Penguins will keep rolling through the rest of these remaining 39 regular-season games and through to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
I mean, jeez, Dominik Simon, anyone ever teach you to take a dive when a stick's flung up into your face? "It's not what I'm used to," he'd answer me...
"Yeah, you know what? I think they were faster than we were. That's a fact." Those were the first dozen words from Paul Maurice's mouth.
Sorry, but I've OD'd on AB. So if it's OK with you, I'll just push some loose pucks your way.
"I start with the thumb." That was Mike Tomlin talking about accountability. Talking about himself. As if.
Antonio Brown freaked out on one of his fellow Steelers last week, was placed on the injured list with a mythical or exaggerated injury, then was held out of a...
"Questions," came the command from the podium, one final time this winter at Heinz Field. And that's how Mike Tomlin phrases it, by the way. In the form of a...
"I don't know. Not really." This was Phil Kessel, of course. Because that's a classic comeback upon being asked whether he'd made any meaningful difference on this night.
Mariano Rivera's the ultimate reliever and, in some utopian voting process, he'd be a unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot.
Rosie Nix isn't a man of few words. He's a man of a single syllable. And that's in the brightest, bubbliest of times. Which this, most assuredly, was not.