Coach's Corner

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Coach's Corner
Coach's farewell column, after a 10-year run, laments the bloated, mercenary state of "amateur" athletics in the U.S.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, Aug. 30, 2002

Coach's Corner
Odds and Ends: Hello to Rich Beem and the baseball strike; farewell to Dennis Miller and Terrell Davis.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, Aug. 23, 2002

Coach's Corner
Cedrick Trout (shudder) comes to dinner. But that's not quite as big a joke as Major League Baseball's idea of steroid testing.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, Aug. 16, 2002

Coach's Corner
Coach's old Vail nemesis Cedrick Trout has jumped on the Redskins / Steve Spurrier bandwagon, but Coach figures he's at least a year or two early. And in college -- surprise, surprise -- UT's really as good as their hype

Andy "Coach" Cotton, Aug. 9, 2002

Coach's Corner
Coach gets his disconnection notice, courtesy of Allen Iverson.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, July 26, 2002

Coach's Corner
Why you want to read about golf, Coach's great metaphor for life

Andy "Coach" Cotton, July 19, 2002

Coach's Corner
Anna wants to become a top-flight tennis star? Kan o' kourn. Just become a Williams sister.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, July 12, 2002

Coach's Corner
Coach ventures forth to a pre-dawn World Cup-watching party.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, July 5, 2002

Coach's Corner
Attending an Astros game with the wife, in the sterility of the new Minute Maid Park, is an iffy proposition. But with the help of a friendly scalper and a lot of Shiner Bock, it's not half bad.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, June 28, 2002

Coach's Corner
Tiger Woods is a great golfer, no doubt, but it's a shame there's no one else around who can really challenge him.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, June 21, 2002

Coach's Corner
Attending his son's graduation at UC-Santa Cruz, Coach is struck by a sudden infatuation with alternative sports: college baseball, horse racing, hockey, even World Cup soccer.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, June 14, 2002

Coach's Corner
The abuse heaped on Ken Caminiti for his Sports Illustrated expose on steroid abuse is disgraceful. Actually, he's done the game a favor by shining a light on the situation.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, June 7, 2002

Coach's Corner
After a century of "development," baseball needs to reinvent itself. If it takes a long, bloody strike for the players and owners to understand that they have to work together, then so be it.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, May 31, 2002

Coach's Corner
Mike Tyson's a punk who doesn't deserve the cover of Sports Illustrated; the Spurs and Mavs are pretenders who don't deserve better than they got; and baseball fans … well, they deserve a league that can deal with its labor problems

Andy "Coach" Cotton, May 24, 2002

Soccer Watch
Ale, ale, ale, ale! The World Cup starts in two weeks! Plus a look at the basketball and hockey playoffs so far.

Nick Barbaro, May 17, 2002

Coach's Corner
Coach is a proud papa; his son Adam graduated from college last week.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, May 10, 2002

Coach's Corner
Odds and ends: David Stern … Drew Bledsoe … KevinGarnett … Rick Reilly … and more.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, May 3, 2002

Coach's Corner
Kings?Blazers?Mavericks? Forget it -- the only team with a chance to unthrone the Lakers is the San Antonio Spurs. And that second-round series will likely be decided by a couple of injuries.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, April 26, 2002

Coach's Corner
Tiger Woods is a column-killer; what more is there to say about The Glory of Tiger?

Andy "Coach" Cotton, April 19, 2002

Coach's Corner
San Antonio and Dallas are two of the best teams in pro basketball. Their meeting this weekend was just a preview of a playoff showdown.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, April 12, 2002

Coach's Corner
San Antonio and Los Angeles are the two best teams in pro basketball. Their meeting this weekend was just a preview of a playoff showdown.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, April 5, 2002

Coach's Corner
Let's have a little historical perspective here. Rick Barnes is doing a fine job as the UT basketball coach, but he didn't single-handedly create the UT basketball program. That was Abe Lemmons, in 1976.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, March 29, 2002

Coach's Corner
You might not guess it, but Coach is a rabid UT basketball fan. He's also one of the world's foremost pessimists.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, March 22, 2002

Coach's Corner
It's odds & ends week as the basketball playoffs (college and pro) approach.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, March 15, 2002

Coach's Corner
Poor Nolan Richardson. Why's everybody always pickin' on he?

Andy "Coach" Cotton, March 8, 2002

Coach's Corner
Coach's new dog, Jasper, is a joy. So was the Canadian gold medal in men's hockey.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, March 1, 2002

Coach's Corner
When even the duffers at the muni golf course are talking about the Olympics, you know the ratings are through the roof.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, Feb. 22, 2002

Coach's Corner
Coach pretty much stays out of political discussions these days -- but did you catch our president at the Olympics the other night? What a doofus!

Andy "Coach" Cotton, Feb. 15, 2002

Coach's Corner
Mark Cuban has transformed the once-pathetic Dallas Mavericks into an elite NBA squad -- but they're not quite there yet.

Andy "Coach" Cotton, Feb. 8, 2002

Coach's Corner
The agony and the ecstasy of the Bears

Andy "Coach" Cotton, Feb. 1, 2002

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