Tonya Harding’s skating session in Detroit’s Cobo Arena had just ended, and as she walked briskly down the hallway toward the locker room, I introduced myself and said I’d like to interview her for a column I was writing for Gannett News Service. She eyed me warily and kept moving at a rapid pace. She seemed out of sorts, rushing along as if she were double-parked outside the arena and about to be towed. Before flying to MoTown that weekend, I had pored over newspaper clips mailed to me by U.S.
Brandon Beane evaded questions about quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s future with the alacrity of LeSean McCoy evading tacklers on a touchdown run. A zig here, a zag there, and a bunch of answers that offered little but said a lot. “We’re not satisfied with the whole offense, and it wasn’t just about Tyrod,’’ the Buffalo Bills first-year general manager said at the team’s season-ending press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Some of Sean McDermott’s predecessors attempted to distance themselves from it. They said they had nothing to do with creating it, acted as if they hadn’t inherited the football equivalent of a house with a gaping hole in the roof and a foot of water in the basement. The Buffalo Bills’ playoff drought was somebody else’s doing. New head coaches couldn’t be bothered with it, couldn’t see how the past was impacting the present. It was the fans’ and media’s problem, not theirs.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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