| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Sept. 2, 1995, is the day Northwestern stopped being Northworstern. It's when the Mildcats became the Wildcats. It's when coach Gary Barnett's "Expect Victory" mantra stopped eliciting chuckles.
Unlikely doesn't begin to describe what happened at...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Linebacker Junior Seau and quarterback Kurt Warner were among the 113 modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
A total of 99 players and 14 coaches make up the list of 113 nominees, all of whom have been retired at...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Eric Dickerson didn't look all that special, not to the man in the hat.
The Los Angeles Rams rookie, who's approaching the 30th anniversary of breaking the NFL's single-season rushing record, had a rather inauspicious debut.
It came in Irvine during a...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:24 PM
If there is any rivalry between Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount over carries, playing time, importance or statistics, it certainly wasn't evident during the Steelers' training camp that wrapped up Thursday night.
Rather than having a single...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:30 PM
ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics.
Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Disney World embraced the D. That is, they made a little bit of history as Super Bowl XLVIII MVP and Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith visited the Magic Kingdom today to make good on his postgame promise of "I'm Going to Disney World."...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:55 AM
OK, so Julius Peppers was sick. What’s the excuse for the rest of the Bears' defensive line?
Right now, that appears to be the worst unit on the Bears. I mean, it looks like the pass rush is being coordinated by Fox.
I’ve heard that the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Ray Rice used to be the solution to whatever ailed the Ravens.
If quarterback Joe Flacco was having a bad day, the offense would go through Rice. If there was nothing open down the field, Flacco would find the diminutive yet durable running back and...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:59 PM
A little more than three months after they exchanged a terse handshake near midfield at M&T Bank Stadium, Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his Pittsburgh Steelers counterpart, Mike Tomlin, were together again in an entirely different setting.
At a posh...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
The logic was sound.
The Ravens were the defending Super Bowl champions and hadn't missed the playoffs since 2007. The Cincinnati Bengals made the playoffs in consecutive seasons and were poised to take the next step. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't had...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:49 AM
Can the Bears stop stinking against the run? Can we get that message up to Halas Hall? Can they understand it?
Forget the quarterback discussion. The Bears have a quarterback either way. But they have no clue how to stop the run.
Yeah, the Bears...