Football is right around the corner. Don’t miss Tom Curran’s piece today about the relationship between Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick over the years. Curran gets a lot of quotes from people familiar with both coaches and obviously put a lot of work into this feature. The article notes the Parcells likely has more bitter feelings towards Charlie Weis than he does towards Belichick. He can understand why Belichick did what he did, but Weis stabbed him in the back by testifying against the Tuna.

The other feature of the day worth reading is by Jackie MacMullan who looks at LeBron James, being counted upon to save the Cavs and possibly the NBA. He’s already being mentioned in the same sentences as Magic, Larry and Michael.