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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks the sidelines during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

LOVERRO: Pete Carroll complicated a simple story for the Seahawks on Sunday

If you had told Carroll before Super Bowl XLIX that the Seahawks would be down 28-24 with about a minute left and he would have the ball at the goal line for three shots by Marshawn Lynch, he would have taken that every time. Instead, he decided he was bigger than the moment. Published February 3, 2015

The public has to take NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's word for the leap of faith that investigators for the Ray Rice investigation and Deflategate were not hired for their connections to the league. (Associated Ptress)

LOVERRO: NFL getting discounted rate for investigations?

In the old days, the Super Bowl used to be the end of the NFL season — the days before Roger Goodell reigned over the league. Now, though, there is the investigation wrap-up portion of the league schedule — which, despite being time-consuming, the NFL is getting at some sort of discounted rate. Published February 1, 2015

FILE - Chicago Cubs' Hall of Fame infielder, "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks shields his eyes from a spotlight during the Cubs' annual winter baseball convention in Chicago in this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo. Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83. The Cubs announced Banks' death, but did not provide a cause. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

LOVERRO: Ernie Banks a greater 'champion' than Bill Belichick

Banks was one of the greatest players of the 20th century, the greatest power hitting shortstop ever, and we remember him for his decency. That man died Friday night. And we're supposed to care about someone like Belichick today? Published January 25, 2015

Twelve years after former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was arrested in a North Dallas, Texas apartment on a misdemeanor drug charge, he is set to serve as one of the NFL's official alumni captains for Sunday's Pro Bowl. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Personality wipes out transgression in NFL

Ray Rice, you had a rough 2014. You knocked your future wife out on a New Jersey casino elevator and the whole world (save for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell) saw it. You don't know what future, if any, you have in the NFL. Published January 22, 2015

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2004, file photo, Boston Red Sox starter Pedro Martinez throws to the New York Yankees in the first inning of Game 5 of the ALCS in Boston. Martinez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

LOVERRO: Hall of Fame voters prove process isn't broken

Somehow, despite headlines like "Baseball's broken Hall of Fame process" and "Hall of Fame PED hypocrisy must end," baseball writers managed to elect four qualified Hall of Fame candidates. Published January 6, 2015

Washington Redskins President and General Manager Bruce Allen speaks to reporters during an NFL football news conference at the Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

LOVERRO: Bruce Allen's platitudes would have disgusted his father

Allen's father, former Redskins coach George Allen, knew how hollow future promise was after a long history of failure past. Then again, the father would have never given his team a pat on the back for winning two games and trying. Published January 4, 2015