The Wise Guy

The Wise Guy is our media columnist. He majors in Jon Gruden with his signature Positively Gruden column, and has a minor in quarterback appearance.

Greetings Gruden fans, The Wise Guy has finally returned from his European exile to reclaim his rightful place as TFG’s chief chronicler of America’s favorite fawning former coach.  Much like Roddy White’s 2013 campaign, it is going to take some ti...

I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to go back to school.  While the Hall of Fame game might constitute the “official” start of the NFL preseason, real fans know better.  It’s not until HBO’s “Hard Knocks” gets underway that it fee...

It’s time for another rendition of ‘Positively Gruden,’ which chronicles the top praise, plaudits and panegyric from America’s favorite fawning former coach.  This week featured two teams historically on the opposite ends of the “clutchness” ...

If you had a chance to catch of the season’s “Hard Knocks” with the Dolphins, you’d know that I couldn’t have been more lathered up for last night’s premiere.  In hindsight, maybe my expectations were a little high.  Despite their prime geo...

Welcome to another rendition of “Positively Gruden,” which (usually) chronicles the best cheers, compliments and commendations from America’s favorite fawning former coach. This week’s matchup—featuring the 0-6 Giants against the 1-4 Vikings...

Welcome to another recap of the best lines from The League, a hilarious Thursday night comedy on FX that ostensibly centers around a group of friends’ fantasy football league.  Last night’s episode was an outlier in that its plot was actuall...

Man, it’s so good to have him back.  After nearly eight month of suffering through EGW (Extreme Gruden Withdrawal), America’s favorite fawning former coach returned with a bang on ESPN’s marquee Cowboys-Raiders preseason MNF matchu...

It’s time for another rendition of ‘Positively Gruden,’ which chronicles the cheers, compliments, and commendations from America’s favorite fawning former coach.  After last week’s atrocity of a Giants-Vikings game, which prompted the first eve...