One member of the Patriots savored Super Bowl LIII’s “Opening Night” with conspicuous enthusiasm. Dancing, bantering and joking, Rob Gronkowski enjoyed himself among the multitude of media. Gronkowski, a player seemingly incapable of subtlety, was unusually indirect regarding one question: His future in football. “As of right now, those are the last things I’m thinking of,” Gronkowski told ESPN. “I love playing the game. After a long season, after the [Super Bowl], a few weeks down the road, you sit back, you relax, you get some downtime, enjoyment time. And you just see where you want to go with it.” Asked a follow-up, Gronkowski elaborated. “Like I said, I don’t know,” Gronkowski reiterated. “I haven’t done that sit-down yet. I’ve got to do that sit-down. About two weeks after [the season]. Then I’ll know.” On the surface, it’s strange to think of Gronkowski contemplating retirement. … [Read more...] about Will Rob Gronkowski retire after the Super Bowl? Here’s what Gronk and NFL experts have said about his NFL future.
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“25th Screen Actors Guild Awards” (6 p.m., TNT/TBS, Awards Show) - Megan Mullally emcees the 25th annual gala, which honors outstanding film and TV performances.“Rent” (7 p.m., Fox, Live Musical Event) - The Tony winning musical is a re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme.” Set in New York City’s gritty East Village, it tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil.“I Am the Night” (7 p.m., TNT/TBS, Series Premiere) - A teenage girl given away at birth begins to investigate the secrets of her past, following a sinister trail with a hack reporter. Chris Pine stars.“The Passage” (8 p.m., Fox) - Brad strikes a deal with Sykes and Richards to stay with Amy at Project NOAH, as they begin to test the virus on her.“Road House” (6 p.m., BBC America) - Skip the State of the Union Address and watch the best cooler in the business do what he … [Read more...] about What to watch on TV this week: Time to pay the ‘Rent,’ Chris Pine is a reporter and a lot more
Larry O'Connor The Detroit News Published 3:28 PM EST Jan 4, 2019 Detroit City FC’s new coach Trevor James will do what he knows best: Find soccer talent and build a roster. The mission this time has an added wrinkle, though. The Englishman who has a 30-year track record developing and nurturing talent will construct a playing side for DCFC’s National Premier Soccer League regular season in May where non-paid collegiate players traditionally feature. He'll then go through it again when the club makes the transition to the NPSL Founders Cup in August when the pros enter the picture. “I think it is going to have to be a little bit creative this year with the roster or rosters, because it won't be two complete rosters, hopefully, but obviously some players will be available and some won't be available,” said James, 60, in a phone interview from England. “So it's going to be a little creative of making sure that we have players … [Read more...] about New DCFC coach Trevor James will need creativity in transition season
By Matt Schoch Special to The Detroit News Published 7:14 AM EST Dec 25, 2018 What do you buy for the person who has everything? Well, that’s not exactly the case for the Michigan sports scene these days. But as we unwrap our gifts, here are some Christmas wishes for some of Michigan’s top sports personalities, many of whom could use some of our charity: Al Avila The freedom to start spending some money on free agent talent again, hopefully starting next offseason. Jeff Blashill The chance to coach Filip Zadina someday and truly show his strength in player development. Blashill hasn’t quite fully earned his chance to come back with the Red Wings next season, but the competitiveness shown this year means he’s close. The young guys are coming along and Blashill should get a chance with Zadina, who could get a late-season cameo or be in Detroit for good next year. Beau Burrows A ticket to Detroit as the first glimpse of the rotation of the future. … [Read more...] about What Michigan sporting figures would want under the tree this year
Sunday“God Friended Me” (7 p.m., CBS) - Miles is forced to face uncomfortable truths about his family when the “God” account points him towards his Uncle Terrance.“The E! People’s Choice Awards 2018” (7 p.m., Bravo/Syfy/USA, Awards Show) - The E! People’s Choice Awards, voted by fans, will honor superstars across music, TV, movies and pop culture.“Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption” (8 p.m., Food Network, Holiday Special) - Four former boot camp recruits return for Thanksgiving redemption.Monday“Mars” (7 p.m., NatGeo, Season Premiere) - Tensions rise on Mars when the minors request IMSF’s aid without prior warning.“StarTalk” (9 p.m., NatGeo, Season Premiere) - Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain.Tuesday“We’ll Meet Again” (7 p.m, PBS, Season Premiere) - Two Vietnam veterans search for the heroes who saved them during … [Read more...] about What to watch on TV for the week of November 11