Steve Silverman

Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants walks off the field after their game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Silverman: As Painful As It Might Be, Mara Has To Fire Coughlin

He may not deserve to be fired, but he has to leave the sidelines one way or another for the long-term success of the team. It’s a painful move that has to be made.

12/19/2014

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 19: Allen Hurns #88 of the Jacksonville Jaguars warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field on October 19, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Titans’ Bishop Sankey And Jaguars’ Allen Hurns

You’ve probably been going to Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker most of the year, and he’s been quite productive with 793 yards and four TDs. However, he is highly questionable with a knee problem, and he cannot be recommended.

12/18/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Aggressive Nash Has Rangers Pointed Toward Top Of East

The Rangers’ best player is at the top of his game right now, and his teammates are jumping on his back and following his lead.

12/17/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in action against the Jets on Oct. 31, 2010 at MetLife Stadium. The Packers won 9-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Silverman: Packers’ Rodgers Rocketing To Top Of The All-Time QB List

He is not better than Joe Montana or Johnny Unitas, and he hasn’t had the longevity to his career that allows him to go by Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or even Brett Favre. But soon Aaron Rodgers will probably be ahead of them all.

12/12/2014

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Dark Times When White Sox, Marlins Trump Yankees In Free Agency

When you are promoting Andrew Miller and making a run at Chase Headley, you might as well tell your fans you’re going to try really hard to finish in third place next season.

12/10/2014

Chip Kelly (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kelly May Look Like NFL Coaching Royalty, But He Has Lots To Prove

It’s still about winning in the NFL, and while the Philadelphia Eagles have made great strides under Chip Kelly, they still have not beaten any opponent of significance.

12/05/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys hands off to DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half at AT&T Stadium on November 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray And Tony Romo

These two teams meet tonight at Soldier Field in what should be a high-scoring game. There are plenty of fantasy points on the board here.

12/04/2014

Former Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau speaks with the media during the “Salute to the Stanley Cup Legends” on June 1, 2007, at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Silverman: Beliveau’s Dignity, Humility Defined Him As Much As His Success

There may have been a few that were bigger in the sport than Jean Beliveau, but there has never been a classier athlete in any sport.

12/03/2014

Robert Griffin III (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Silverman: Don’t Even Think About RGIII In Green And White

If the Jets make a bid for the deposed Washington Redskins quarterback, that would be yet another mistake for Woody Johnson and John Idzik, or whoever turns out to be his successor.

11/28/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a diving catch for a first down as Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots defends during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bears-Lions Fantasy Starters: Matt Forte, Matthew Stafford, And Calvin Johnson

The Chicago Bears are going to try to reach the .500 mark when they face the Lions in the opening game of the Thanksgiving Day triple header.

11/26/2014

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: No Longer Upstarts, Islanders Ready To Kick In The Door

The Islanders sent a loud-and-clear message to one of the NHL’s top glamour teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins: “We can play any game you want, and we can beat you. Keep trying, but we are not going away.”

11/26/2014

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri pose during a press conference at The Venetian on November 19, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pac-Man Likely To Shatter Algieri’s Chance Of A Lifetime In Title Fight

If he lasts more than six rounds in this scheduled 12-rounder, he has every right to feel good about himself. But it would take a near-miracle for Algieri to get the upset.

11/21/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 16: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs Defense And Andre Holmes

Head coach Andy Reid won’t let his team let up against the Raiders and blow an opportunity for a victory, and quarterback Alex Smith is too smart to take any opponent lightly.

11/20/2014

Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs passes against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium on Nov. 16, 2014. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Silverman: Reid’s Chiefs May Just Be The NFL’s Biggest And Best Secret

There’s a team that’s being virtually ignored in the AFC, and tit may be able to keep the Patriots from getting back to the top of the football world.

11/19/2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Silver’s Gambling Stance Is Another Way For Pro Sports To Get Your Money

In this dangerous world, sports fans are responsible for their own sobriety, no matter how many temptations are put in front of them. And there are more temptations every single day.

11/14/2014

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