Mike Singletary made a name for himself as a coach with that bold “I want winners!” declaration more than two years ago. Ultimately, he didn’t produce enough victories to save his job.
The Hall of Fame linebacker was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after two disappointing seasons, including a 5-10 showing this year for a franchise that expected to win the NFC West. The team made the announcement upon returning to the Bay Area late Sunday, several hours after San Francisco was eliminated from playoff contention with a 25-17 loss at St. Louis. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was promoted to interim coach and will run the team in the season finale at home against Arizona. He was to be formally introduced in a news conference Monday.
After team president and CEO Jed York told reporters in St. Louis after the loss he would think about whether Singletary would coach the final game, Singletary then was told of his dismissal back at the team’s Santa Clara complex. “I want to thank Mike Singletary for the passion and effort that he brought to this organization,” York said in a statement. “He is a tremendous person for whom I will always have great respect.”
Lady Gaga once again opened up about her new album, Born This Way, and is calling it her “most innovative” yet!
“The album is a marriage of electronic music with major, epic, dare I even say, metal or rock ‘n’ roll, pop, anthemic style melodies with really sledge-hammering dance beats. It’s finished and all, it’s just fine-tuning everything. It’s kind of like the post-operative stage of the album. I’ve already done the full heart surgery. I’m just sewing myself back up again. I think that lyrically this album is more poetic. It’s really written by the fans, they really wrote it for me because every night they’re funneling so much into me. So I wrote it for them. Born This Way is all about my little monsters and me, mother monster.”
You’ve seen the highlights. You know what happened – 28 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, with under seven-and-a-half minutes remaining in the game. The New York Giants became the first team to blow a 21-point lead in the fourth quarter and lose since, well, since they gave it up to the Tennessee Titans in 2006.
After an amazingly well kicked on-side kickoff and a nice game-ending punt return by DeSean Jackson, the Eagles take the Giants, again, and effectively take the NFC-North divison.
View the videos (2 more after the break). DeSean’s return that should have been kicked out of bounds by punter Matt Dodge, the press conference, and one of the best text-to-speech videos since the iPhone 4. Yes, the one I posted back in June.