| 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...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:32 AM
In football, at any level, there is always that guy who has a person reaching for the game program. The unheralded player who is making all the plays. No one's ever heard of him.
These players like to get dirty. They take all comers and accept all...
| 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;...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:08 PM
CureDuchenne, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that funds research into a form of muscular dystrophy, is auctioning off two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, courtesy of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
The package, which is valued at $5,000,...