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Bill Russell and Bill Belichick are two of the region's greatest winners, and at least one of those champions has great respect for the other. At the conclusion of an extended interview with, Russell was asked which coaches he admires today. The question was posed in the context of asking about NBA coaches, with Russell's longtime coach Red Auerbach as an example. But the 11-time NBA champion (who won two of those titles as player-coach of the Celtics) looked to another league for inspiration. "In football, Bill Belichick's attitude is, win with what you have," Russell told John Hareas....

Bill Russell recovering from heart surgery

Bill Russell had non-emergency open heart surgery about three weeks ago Russell told John Hareas of NBA Entertainment. Russell said he needed to have a valve replaced in his heart and went in for relatively routine surgery to correct it. As Russell said, open-heart surgery sounds pretty serious but this was a non-emergency procedure. The surgery has kept Russell from doing his...

Introducing Bill Belichick: The College Graduate

Belichick The Scholar A.B. When I found Belichick’s high school senior picture last year, I couldn’t help but laugh. The Lloyd Christmas hair was just too much. But being a fellow I-comb-over-my-hair-because-its-straight-as-an-arrow club member, I can’t hate on Bill’s college portrait here. And in case you were wondering about the quote: Abraham Cowley, The Vote (excerpt...

Your Morning Dump… Where Bill Russell is still bad ass

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Bill Russell: I mostly didn’t do anything but I did take care of a health question that needed to be addressed. It’s really funny, but what I did was almost routine. But when you describe it, it doesn’t sound...

Bill Russell Believes Debating About Olympic Teams From Different Eras is Useless, as Teams Cannot 'Play Against Ghosts'

The U.S. men's basketball team dominated the Olympics this summer, drawing comparisons between the 2012 version and the legendary 1992 "Dream Team." NBA legend -- and 1956 gold medalist -- Bill Russell is not interested in the comparison between Olympic teams -- or any comparison between teams from different eras, really. Russell was very impressed with the 2012 team...

LaRon Landry rips Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan and the Redskins organization

LaRon Landry is playing for the guy he wants to play for. To hell with the rest of them. Rex Ryan loves Landry’s work ethic and Landry loves Ryan’s unique and aggressive defense, which LaRon says is ultimately why he ended up in New York. However, the safety said the absence of Bill Belichick during his visit with the Patriots made his decision to not sign with New England easy...

Landry criticizes Belichick, Shanny

LaRon Landry had some harsh words for two NFL coaches, criticizing both Bill Belichick and Mike Shanahan. See what he said.

Bill Russell Unsure Whether Celtics' Offseason Additions Make Team Contender Until They Play Together

As individual players, Jason Terry and Courtney Lee are pretty good. On paper, each should be able to fill in somewhat for the loss of Ray Allen, and help keep the Celtics among the league's better teams. Whether their contributions help the Celtics remain a championship contender, however, is uncertain. Bill Russell knows a few things about building a winning formula, and for...

Bill Belichick: Larry Fitzgerald “might end up being the best ever”

  Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Bill Belichick said Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will end up as one of the best ever (Credit: AP Photo) Bill Belichick is a pretty good assessor of talent. It seems as though each April analysts clamor over the New England Patriots draft. Oh and of course there is that guy named Tom Brady that Belichick helped to draft. So when Belichick...

Bill Belichick reluctant to ‘atta boy’ Tom Brady for all those wins

There may not be a more boring interview than Bill Belichick. Boston reporters have tried for years to get a soundbite out of the New England Patriots head coach, but they have come up with zilch. Belichick hates having to speak with the media, and usually never sits down with interviewers from another city. But [...]

Bill O'Brien Wins First Game at Penn State as Nittany Lions Sink Navy

Bill Belichick surely had an eye on at least one college football score today. It was Belichick's former assistant against the school where the Patriots' head coach first learned to coach under his father as Penn State faced off against Navy. Bill O'Brien got the first win of his head coaching career as the Nittany Lions clobbered the Midshipmen 34-7 at Beaver Stadium...

Bill Belichick: Larry Fitzgerald might end up being the best receiver of all time

One of Bill Belichick’s favorite hobbies is praising his opponent during the week leading up to a game. Belichick never wants the Patriots to take the opposition too lightly, so he floods the enemy with compliments and fills the newspapers with flattering quotes about them. On Thursday, the subject of his praise was Larry Fitzgerald. “He’s a great, great receiver, will go down...

LaRon Landry not a fan or Mike Shanahan or Bill Belichick

New York Jets safety LaRon Landry seems to be very happy with his new head coach Rex Ryan. Landry was asked about his time with the Redskins and doesn’t have anything good to say about their doctors or head coach Mike Shanahan. “That’s why they have great doctors and they have okay doctors, great trainers and okay trainers,” Landry said. “(The Redskins) had people who just...

Belichick: Fitzgerald could end up 'best ever'

By The Patriots rolled in Week 1 against the Titans, and as they return home for Week 2, they find themselves double-digit favorites against the Cardinals. Bill Belichick and his coaching staff won't be taking the Cardinals lightly, of course, especially when charged with game-planning to attempt to slow wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Belichick loves to play...

Patriots look to build on win over Tennessee

Bill Belichick got one of his answers he was looking for in the Titans game. He found out that his defense can shut down a premier running back with speed cold in his tracks. Against Arizona this weekend, the question will be whether they can they shut down an elite receiver in Larry Fitzgerald. Starting quarterback John Skelton has an ankle sprain, so Kevin Kolb will be the guy...

Arizona Cardinals Look to Break Series Tie Sunday Against New England

As the 1-0 Arizona Cardinals get set to fly east to take on the 1-0 New England Patriots on Sunday, let’s take a look at some interesting notes in their all-time series: 1) The overall series is tied up at 6-6. 2) The Patriots have won the last five contests. 3) The last time the two teams met was on a snowy day in Foxboro in Dec. 2008. This is one the Red Birds would like to forget...
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