Rick Cleveland


The 2017 NFL Draft saved the New Orleans Saints

By RICK CLEVELAND,

The New Orleans Saints were in a funk.

For three straight seasons, they won seven games and lost nine. In the NFL, that classifies as a rut – a bad rut.

So how did they get out of the rut in this magical season that has seen them win 11 regular season games, the NFC South Division title and a first-round playoff game?






CLEVELAND: The Media is public enemy No. 1 for Alabama

By RICK CLEVELAND,

So, I was following my electric twitter machine late Saturday night, checking for college football scores and comments from across the land.

And then, from friend Cecil Hurt (@Cecil Hurt), veteran scribbler for the Tuscaloosa News came this nugget of twitter gold: “Saban to media – all the good stuff you write is rat poison.”




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