| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:30 AM
There’s been a startling amount of talk about the aging of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, a unit that surrendered the fewest points last season and boasts the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in strong safety Troy Polamalu.
The media has often...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Free agency began four weeks ago today (though after waiting days and days and days for the Ravens to make moves, it feels like it started four months ago). The Ravens lost three starters during the first week of free agency and a few reserves. But they...
| Aug 4, 2011
Bubba Smith, a former All-Pro football player turned actor and commercial pitchman who delighted TV viewers by wrenching off the tops of "easy-opening cans" of beer, was found dead Wednesday at his Los Angeles home. He was 66.
| Feb 5, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Mike Tomlin inherited a team one year removed from a Super Bowl championship. The franchise quarterback was 24, the incomparable safety 25, the fan base Labrador loyal.
Nice work if you can get it, the antithesis of the typical coaching transition ...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 1:27 PM
PITTSBURGH -- If this were high school football, it would have seemed the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing a junior varsity game Sunday.
The defense was missing three Pro Bowl players in end Aaron Smith (foot), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder) and...
| Jun 8, 2008
It was a radiant October weekend in this stretch of valley in Forest County, a blue-collar logging town in northern Wisconsin, ringed thickets of yellow birch and other hardwoods that gave rise to the name.
The streets were covered in the burnt-orange...
| Apr 4, 2009
A community is in mourning after a sixteen year old high school football player collapsed during a workout and later died. Today students in Plano took time out to remember their friend and teammate.
Students at R.C. Clark High School in Plano console...
| Apr 20, 2009
Deion Sanders is forming eight children's football teams that will compete in the Dallas Select Football League this fall.
All eyes are on 'Neon' Deion Sunday afternoon as he and his team of coaches enter the Cottonbowl. On the field hundreds of boys are...
| May 23, 2009
More than seven hundred women went toe-to-toe today for a chance to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Competition was fierce, but besides beauty, the squad is looking for brains.
The Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine is packed wall to wall with gorgeous...
| Jan 17, 2009
Winning the Super Bowl three years ago didn't erase one of the lingering questions about the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Why can't they win a championship game at home?
The Steelers of the 1970s thrived on playing title games in now-demolished Three Rivers...
| Jul 23, 2008
In the first five minutes of MTV's new reality show "Buzzin'," which stars rising Malibu rapper Shwayze and his ne'er-do-well producer Cisco Adler, Shwayze's faced with an only-in-L.A. Sophie's Choice that could break his fledgling career.
On one hand,...