| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:16 PM
BLACKSBURG — Receivers are divas. They change their names, prance in the end zone and crave attention. They're high-strung, selfish and temperamental.
Or so it seems in an era of T.O., Ochocinco and Randy Moss.
Virginia Tech's Jarrett Boykin is...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Let's jump in the time machine and flash back in time to the early 2000s when Tom Cruise wasn't a known crazy person, "Freedom Fries" were an innovation in redneck culinary circles and men under the age of 40 wearing visors in public was considered to...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:00 PM
My apologies for interruptions in this week's blog schedule. I was actually doing real reporting for a change. (I know, crazy talk.) But I still had time to stay on top of my many fantasy football leagues. I completed another draft last week, and I have...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Standing outside coach Doc Holliday's office early in the summer of 2010, Marshall assistant coach Phil Ratliff still wasn't exactly sure what he'd have to tell Holliday to sell him on the fact Tron Martinez was the right fit for the Thundering Herd....
| Sep 25, 2011
| 9:10 PM
1.People probably should have waited more than, oh, two games to declare Torrey Smith a bust in the NFL.
It is sort of remarkable -- and maybe a little sad -- how many Ravens fans seemed to be elbowing one another out of the way in an attempt to be...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Oak Ridge senior wide receiver Rayshawn Jackson openly admits that he couldn’t beat former teammate Ricky Harper in a foot-race.
Catching Harper is no easy feat. It’s definitely something few defensive backs could do last year.
| Sep 11, 2011
Have the Eagles assembled the "Dream Team," or is this another fantasy football roster built to disappoint?
That's just one of the pressing questions heading into this NFL season.
A few of the others:
Did the lockout truly favor those teams with an...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 6:47 AM
The honors keep coming in for Ravens rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith.
Smith today was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week after he caught six balls for 165 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens 31-24 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday....
| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Look to San Francisco
Los Angeles Times
The player with the most to prove is 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, who has a chance to redefine himself with another outstanding season. Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in 2005, finally broke through...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Divas still in demand
Will Chad Johnson get another shot in the NFL? I hope not. The tired acts of Terrell Owens, Plaxico Burress and Johnson need to be shelved for good. After allegedly assaulting his wife, Johnson should worry...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:05 AM
This week, each of the 32 NFL teams will start their seasons with renewed hope and dozens of reasons -- real or imagined -- to believe that they will be the ones leaving their sweaty fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy at season’s end. But let&...