| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:01 PM
Wednesday night's All-Star Lowsman Banquet offered plenty of laughs, but there was a serious moment before the dinner began.
In the VIP room at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, a 19-year-old entered in a wheelchair to mingle with the Hall of...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 11:29 PM
I have been covering sports for more than a decade and in practicing journalism, we're conditioned to focus on the champions; to seek interviews with the athletes who are the most successful, accruing the loftiest awards and achieving their ultimate...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Two weeks or so ago, Clay Matthews experienced something he hadn't felt since the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl.
A brief lifting of the NFL lockout allowed Matthews, Green Bay's Pro Bowl linebacker, and his teammates to gather in Green Bay to...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 6:54 PM
Clay Matthews, the Pro Bowl linebacker for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, was in Williamsburg on Sunday to take part in William and Mary's Colonial All-Pro football camp. He showed youngsters, including one wearing a Peyton Manning jersey...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Among the sticking points in the ongoing labor dispute between NFL owners and players is a proposed rookie salary cap. Detroit Lions tackle Ndamukong Suh, the 2010 Associated Press defensive rookie of the year, didn't have to worry about that when he...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:51 PM
Paul Salata is a living testament to the all-American ideal that hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck will pay off for any person living under the stars and stripes, regardless of race, creed, gender or national origin.
"I made it from L.A. to...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 12:44 PM
J’Marcus Webb has yet to play 16 NFL games. He’s the Bears’ starting left offensive tackle.
Chris Williams has played enough games for me to think he’s a bust. He’s the Bears’ starting left guard.
Roberto Garza has...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:15 PM
NFL offseason summary: The rich (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots) got richer, the poor (Cincinnati Bengals) got poorer, and oh, by the way, everyone made a pile of cash.
That's the way it often goes with sports work stoppages.
| Sep 5, 2011
Patriots vs. Packers
In the AFC, Rex Ryan has painted a bull's-eye on his Jets. No question, his defense has credentials. But his passing game is vulnerable and his quarterback is shaky in the red zone.
More likely, it will...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Super Bowl¿ champion: Patriots
AFC¿ championship game: Patriots over Texans
NFC¿ championship game: Saints over Packers
AFC division playoffs: Patriots over Chargers; Texans over Steelers
NFC division playoffs: Packers over Eagles;...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The Ravens are the only team to have made the playoffs in each of the past four seasons. That’s a credit to G.M. Ozzie Newsome, who has given coach John Harbaugh enough talent to mold this team into a contender.
As we close in on the 2012 NFL...