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  • Did the New York Giants buy a whole team just to get their quarterback?

     
    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The owner of the New York Giants once purchased an entire franchise just to get their star quarterback. This past Sunday, Eli Manning won his second Super Bowl MVP after leading the New York Giants to their......
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • Aug. 19, 2001: It's back to college for Al Groh

    His CD collection includes The Cowboy Junkies, Sade and Van Halen. his vocabulary is liberally sprinkled with "cool,'' and he's crazy enough to wear a sweatshirt during practice on a 95-degree day. He's as polished as Bill Clinton -- minus the baggage,...
  • For many, a decade to forget. In Baltimore, moments to remember.

    For many, a decade to forget. In Baltimore, moments to remember.
    What do we call this decade? The Ohs? If you say that out loud it sounds like a certain baseball team. The Aughts? What's an aught? In a practical but infinitely more gloomy choice, Time magazine settled on "The Decade from Hell." And maybe it was. A new...
  • No. 1 ranking hasn't changed St. Thomas' George Smith

    No. 1 ranking hasn't changed St. Thomas' George Smith
    Let's take a walk through George Smith's neighborhood. Here's his desk with the nameplate that reads, "They say Lombardi was tough"— though, he says, many of his players don't know who Vince Lombardi is. Here's a reception area with a window-wall...
  • Eyes on an encore

    Eyes on an encore
    If stability does not morph into stagnancy, Mike Tomlin has a puncher's chance of joining Vince Lombardi, Don Shula and Bill Belichick as coaches to win consecutive Super Bowls. Seven-plus months ago, Tomlin's Pittsburgh Steelers were on the brink of...
  • 'Damned United' is pretty darned good

    'Damned United' is pretty darned good
    Having the skill to bring authentic stories to forceful and persuasive dramatic life is a gift not all writers have, but no one has it more than Britain's Peter Morgan. Best known for having written "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon," Morgan does it again in...
  • Friday nights, they'll pass you by

    "It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of young men." Vince Lombardi God, I miss playing football. It's been roughly 14 years since I last put on a pair of shoulder pads and snapped on a chin strap and I still...
  • L.A. Memorial Coliseum is America's most historic sporting venue

    LOS ANGELES — Whether Colonial Williamsburg, Boston's Freedom Trail or Washington's monuments, tracing the steps of patriots, presidents and pioneers never ceases to inspire. Same holds for iconic sports arenas. Among those of us who revel in the...
  • On Faith: Achieving good better than a victory

    When I looked up "winning" on the computer, the individual most often quoted was Vince Lombardi. We are all aware of the legendary NFL coach's passion for winning. Who was it who said "show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser"? I grew up in the...
  • Book review: 'Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death and John Madden's Oakland Raiders' by Peter Richmond

    Book review: 'Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death and John Madden's Oakland Raiders' by Peter Richmond
    One of the most enjoyable experiences for many sports fans is to spend time with a former player or coach and listen to war stories — particularly if the tales involve some of the lesser-publicized shenanigans that occurred off the court or...