DAVIE, Fla. -- I stood with
The interview took place about 45 minutes east of Syracuse, at the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y., with the warden present in a room set aside for family visits. Cowher, Burress' first NFL coach, was able to share an emotional hug with Burress when he entered the room. They talked for over an hour, about 25 minutes of which was on camera. Cowher and Burress parted on good terms when Burress left the Steelers in free-agency, and when it came time for him to tell his story to someone, he said the only one he'd talk to is Cowher.
The most interesting thing: Cowher had never conducted a media interview. Imagine doing something for the first time knowing the entire football-viewing public will get to watch it. It'll be interesting to watch Sunday and see how Cowher did in his media debut.
Now for my five things I think I think, Thursday edition:
1. I think I'd be surprised if
2. I think, talking to the Saints in their interview session today at noon, it's clear they have a lot of respect for
3. I think if
4. I think I find no fault with the Saints players going out 'til the wee hours (3:30 a.m.) Monday night, with an off day Tuesday at the Super Bowl. Question: If the Saints were home Monday night, with an off day Tuesday, would you have any problem with them being out on Bourbon Street 'til 3 in the morning? I wouldn't. Said Bush: "Because of who I am, I became the poster boy of the night. We all went out one night, and we shut it down the rest of the week.'' If that's true, good for them. It's the Super Bowl. Enjoy life.
5. I think the lobbying for the Hall of Fame is getting to the T-minus-two-days-and-counting stage. And it's pretty intense. I sense