December 16, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Holmgren a possibility for Cowboys?
This season was supposed to be the last in Seattle and the last in the coaching career of Mike Holmgren of the Seahawks, who led the Green Bay Packers from 1992-'98 and into two Super Bowls. But last week Holmgren told reporters he was reconsidering his decision to leave coaching, even though it won't be in Seattle, which has planned to replace Holmgren with Jim Mora Jr. Holmgren said he might decide not to retire. He'll make up his mind after taking some time off after the season concludes. On Sunday, ESPN's Chris Mortensen speculated that Holmgren could wind up coaching - get this - the Dallas Cowboys. "(Holmgren) conceded he was having second thoughts about stepping aside from coaching," Mortensen said on "Sunday NFL Countdown," ESPN's pregame show. "He said, like Brett Favre, the Seahawks' organization has moved on. Holmgren's commitment to his wife, Kathy, is that he would take some time off after the season. Will that be a couple of weeks instead of a year as planned? What if Jerry Jones comes a calling? In fact, Seahawks sources agree that one destination for Holmgren that should not be ignored is Dallas, because he and Jones have developed a very close relationship over the years. The pairing would not be anywhere as odd as, say, Bill Parcells and Jones." (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Sloan calls out 'intimidated' Jazz
Jazz coach Jerry Sloan called his team soft after tonight's game. "It looked like we were scared to play against them to start the ballgame," said Sloan. "Looked like we wanted to play out on the perimeter and take jump shots...They're awfully hard to get the ball inside on, because they're an excellent defensive team and they knock you around a bit. Our guys wanted to stay outside because I think they were afraid they'd get hurt. They had us intimidated a great deal and had us out on the perimeter. We never did fully recover." Sloan singled out Paul Millsap (32 points, 10 rebounds, 6 fouls) as the lone exception. "He played his heart out," said Sloan. "That's the way he's been playing. He just seems to be getting better and better. It's amazing what hard work will do for you." (Boston Globe)
Padres owner looking for buyer
San Diego Padres owner John Moores told this weekend that he has hired Goldman Sachs to identify potential buyers for the ballclub. Moores, who bought the team in 1995 for approximately $80 million, said the international banking firm has been hired as a financial advisor to study selling the team either in its entirety, in part or not at all. "My strong desire is to stay involved, because the last decade and a half has been a terrific experience," Moores said in a telephone interview. (
Must-See Photo
The Avalanche's Wojtek Wolski scores against the Red Wings' Chris Osgood on Monday in Detroit. Colorado won 3-2. (Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
Must-See Video
Jim Boheim experiences technical difficulties after a last-second loss to Cleveland State.
Game To Watch
No. 24 Marquette at No. 16 Tennessee, 9:30 p.m. ET -- The Vols are coming off a loss to Temple.
Marquette Golden Eagles
Tennessee Volunteers
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More O.J. Simpson
1972 -- The Dolphins complete a 14-0 regular season by beating the Baltimore Colts 16-0.
1973 -- O.J. Simpson runs for 200 yards against the Jets to crack 2,000 for the season and break Jim Brown's single-season record of 1,863.
1979 -- The Cowboys rally to beat the Redskins in Roger Staubach's final regular-season game.
1991 -- The Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators officially join the NHL.

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