| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Sports fans in general and football fans in particular are a unique breed when it comes to their views on commentators.
Everybody thinks the national guys are rooting for the other team and against theirs. Often they have no basis for their feelings...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:23 PM
In each of the last six NFL seasons, at least one rookie quarterback has started an opener.
That trend appears likely to continue this season — but the Oakland Raiders are taking the suspense down to the wire.
Using the whole play clock before...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Raising the big blue flag is tradition for the Seattle Seahawks.
Causing the little yellow ones to drop could be tradition too.
As the Seahawks head into Thursday night's season opener against the Green Bay Packers — the festivities start with...
| 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."...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:48 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — How's this for the wildest story of the young NFL off-season:
The Cleveland Browns nearly traded for San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, according to ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio.
Florio cities multiple league sources and...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Rick Neuheisel works with a microphone instead of a headset these days, but he's still recruiting.
On a recent Monday morning, the former UCLA coach was minutes into a telephone interview when another incoming call got his attention. He excused...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — In its ascent up the mountain of American popular culture, the NFL has studiously protected its brand, turning down many Hollywood offers to collaborate and limiting the extent of the partnerships it has forged.
So much for all that....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After spending much of his career being likened to "High Noon" star Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner gets a countdown-clock movie to call his very own in "Draft Day." Although director Ivan Reitman's sports dramedy trades the streets of the Wild West for the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The NFL is fiercely protective of its image and seldom gives Hollywood permission to use its marks, team names and logos. As a result, moviegoers wind up watching teams such as the Boston Rebels ("The Game Plan"), Los Angeles Outlaws ("Against All Odds"),...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The World Cup has been a boon to ESPN, not that the all-powerful sports media player needs it.
The network carved out an overnight rating of 6.3 for the U.S.-Germany game -- well below its record 9.1 rating (18.2 million viewers) for the Americans'...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Sarah Harbaugh, wife of San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, wants to talk about a serious condition affecting countless men in our country. “I’m talking, of course, about dad pants,” she says in a public service announcement,...