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.

After months of intense negotiations, The Wise Guy is happy to report that The Football Girl has agreed to end her lockout of my services and, well, let me back into the office.  Contract terms are undisclosed, but let’s just say I’m earning well ove...

Welcome to another rendition of “Positively Gruden,” where I chronicle the top cheers, compliments, and commendations from America’s favorite fawning former coach.  During last night’s 49ers-Falcons game, we most likely said farewell to an Americ...

It’s time for another version of The Wise Guy Media Watch, where I chronicle the most notable weekly developments in the world of NFL media coverage.  This week, we have the official release of Fox’s broadcasting line-up, more addi...

One of the best things about Week 1 of the NFL is knowing that, even after an exhausting slate of Sunday games, there’s still two more games waiting for us on Monday night.  The only thing that would make it better is if Jon G...

Welcome to the inaugural 2014 edition of “Positively Gruden,” where we break down the top praise, plaudits, and pontifications from America’s favorite fawning former coach.  For those of you new to this column, who may be asking, “what interestin...

We can finally declare the NFL season upon us, because Jon Gruden is back to serve up his weekly course of positivity, hyperbole, and absurdity!  This is the first time we at "Positively Gruden" attempted to chronicle a preseason game and, initially, I w...

Welcome to the 2012 regular season kickoff of “Positively Gruden,” where I break down the top praise, plaudits, and pats on the back from America’s favorite fawning former coach.  After several weeks of trolling through 3rd through 6th stringers in...

Welcome to another rendition of “Positively Gruden,” where we break down the top cheers, compliments, and commendations from America’s favorite fawning former coach.  Last night’s game against the RGIII-led Washington football te...

If you happened to read my last installment of “Positively Gruden” after last week’s Seahawks-Chargers game, you’ll remember that I was concerned about whether the former coach had enough positivity in him to give us ten solid nuggets during the P...

It was a slow week in the NFL media world, as the excitement of the NFL’s triumphant return has worn off and the realization that “oh yeah, it’s just the preseason” has set in.  If only there was a show that took a behind the scenes look at the t...