| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As the Bears prepare for this weekend’s trip to San Francisco, we asked Matt Barrows, the 49ers beat writer for the Sacramento Bee, for his candid personal scouting report. Here are four things you need to know about the Niners before Sunday’s...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
ATLANTA -- Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:32 PM
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck a bicyclist, attempted to flee the scene and then threatened a witness with brass knuckles after he was cornered, police told a Bay Area television station....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is openly gay and proud. He is preparing to play in the NFL. And so I thought of Lance Briggs.
I thought of last April when NBA veteran Jason Collins told the world he is gay.
I thought of Briggs’ Twitter...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Ravens Pro Bowl return specialist and Super Bowl standout Jacoby Jones held court early Friday morning on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
Jones wore a Ravens bandanna around his forehead and dark sunglasses. Jones said he busted blood vessels in his eyes during...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
During an hour-long interview with The Baltimore Sun early Friday morning, former Ravens linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo emphasized that he doesn't believe he was cut from the Super Bowl champions' roster because of his strong advocacy...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said he plans to reach out to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver in hopes of starting a positive discussion, following Culliver's anti-gay comments earlier this week.
Ayanbadejo has been vocal in his...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Gay characters coming out in prime time is nothing new.
In fact, “Coming-out narratives are cliches,” according to Ron Becker, author of “Gay TV and Straight America” (Rutgers University Press, 2006).
“They were big in...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 8:21 PM
As the fourth quarter started Sunday at FedEx Field, with the Washington Redskins' offense and the third quarterback of the Mike Shanahan era struggling mightily, the burgundy-and-gold-clad crowd started to boo, and one fan in earshot of the press box...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Now is the time..." -- Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963
Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong.
It is painful to say that. Mr. Ayanbadejo's heart is in a good place, and the advice he gave recently on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" was practical and well intentioned....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....