| Feb 15, 2013
Former USC and NFL linebacker Chris Claiborne has joined the Oaks Christian coaching staff. He'll coach linebackers and replace Clay Matthews, who resigned after nine years with the Lions. -- Eric Sondheimer...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Photo by Al Diaz
When the National Football League finally put an end to the drawn-out lockout this summer, the first thing that popped into my mind was that the embarrassment was over. There would be no more talk of negotiating from NFL Commissioner...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 10:09 PM
GREEN BAY — It wasn't too long ago, back when the Bears were trying to make a go of it with Rex Grossman, that a high-ranking team official said just wait, the balance of power in the NFC North would shift once Brett Favre retired.
Well, the future...
| Jan 23, 2011
| 7:02 PM
A season in which the Bears benefitted from playing against third-string quarterbacks couldn't be saved by their own No. 3.
But Caleb Hanie's gutsy performance in relief of an injured Jay Cutler and an ineffective Todd Collins was a reason why the...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 8:45 PM
If the NFL really wanted to back up all its big talk about parity, it would’ve made Josh McCown quarterback the Packers.
Sorry, but I wasn’t impressed, no matter what the final yardage was. McCown threw two interceptions when it mattered, and...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The Ravens will have more pressing needs to address during the upcoming NFL draft than finding a long-term replacement for legendary linebacker Ray Lewis. But that difficult task is something they must tackle sooner rather than later.
First, here's a...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:00 AM
In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players at each position whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on inside linebackers....
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:19 AM
The first round of the 2011 NFL draft takes place in New York City next Thursday with plenty of uncertainty and intrigue -- and indifference from some disenchanted fans -- as the football freeze unthaws for draft weekend.
It will be interesting to see...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 7:19 PM
A group of devoted parents — determined to see the Spirit Run see its 28th year — has saved the run that seemed doomed a few months ago.
Now called the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, the event no longer will be organized by the five elementary...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 1:22 PM
QB Michael Vick
On how exciting it is to make his first playoff start since 2004:
"It's exciting. Obviously, this is a very intense time, but this is what you play for. This is why you play so hard in the regular season and try to accumulate as many wins...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 11:09 AM
The three NFL starters from the Peninsula had landmark regular seasons. Each excelled for a division champion, two made the Pro Bowl and the other was part of NFL history.
But January is football's cruelest month, and all endured the frustrations of an...