| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:56 PM
Ron Gould received a package this week that left a knot in his throat.
It was an autographed Denver Broncos jersey, the No. 22 of running back C.J. Anderson, who led the NFL in rushing in November and in touchdowns in December.
"It brought tears to my...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Richard Sherman should have brought a book.
The All-Pro Seattle cornerback was thoroughly avoided when his Seahawks beat the visiting Green Bay Packers, 36-16, in this season's Kickoff Opener. Sherman was the dreadlocked elephant in the room — the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Even the most loyal fans have to see that the Ravens are still an average football team in a league filled with mediocrity.
The team had its most legitimate chance to prove they were top contenders Sunday, but allowed two long drives in the final 6:03...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:17 PM
This should come as a surprise to no one, but if the Ravens are still standing after Saturday night's playoff matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, it will be because Joe Flacco is still one of the best clutch quarterbacks in the NFL....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:33 PM
This is a nostalgic look back at the sports year. Before we get going, a note to fans of Danica Patrick, Kim Jong Un and Will Muschamp's gameplans.
Except for the stuff about Jameis Winston being a North Korean spy, this is largely satirical. So as...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:55 AM
For those of you scoring at home, that’s Brian Gaine of the Texans and Lake Dawson of the Titans interviewing for the Bears general manager job Tuesday, with Chris Ballard of the Chiefs and perhaps Ryan Pace of the Saints scheduled for Wednesday....
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:08 PM
Eat your vegetables!
Bobby Sena didn't want to sound like an old goat, but that was his message to neighborhood kids who were turning into blobs.
"They weren't going outside," he said. "They were playing video games and eating at fast-food...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:48 PM
The NFL is a passing league.
Peyton Manning has passed Brett Favre. Joe Flacco has passed Ben Roethlisberger. Philip Rivers has passed Johnny Unitas and Kurt Warner.
The season hasn't even reached the midway point, and records already are falling like...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:40 PM
They are quarterbacks, but they also formed an offensive "line."
The line is one of demarcation — the NFL acted one way before Baltimore's Joe Flacco and Atlanta's Matt Ryan were rookies, and another way after.
Flacco and Ryan, who will be on...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:04 AM
You start with a quarterback who remains unreliable from one week to the next, one half to the next, one pass to the next.
Then you add an offensive-minded head coach who exhibits curious clock management and seems to have little consistent effect on...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Sometimes the magic is on the other side. Aaron Rodgers strolled through the Green Bay locker room in old jeans and a winner's smile, oblivious to the harsh coaching questions from the losers, shrugging a who-cares when told the Dolphins knew where his...