| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The following are previews on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
REID DONS NEW CAP
Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery.
After spending all of last season on the hot seat with the Philadelphia...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Alex Smith is finally getting his chance to start in the NFL again.
After getting hurt and then benched last season in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs this past offseason.
Now, Smith doesn't have to look over his shoulder at...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:18 PM
They call it the July 22 double-issue of ESPN the Magazine, but you may have already noticed it.
Hard not to notice it.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on the cover.
And he is naked.
(Actually there are eight different covers, each...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:22 PM
It began with the July 26 edition of "Calendar," found in this very newspaper each Friday. (Well, you won't find the July 26 edition every Friday but, oh, you know what I mean . . . )
The feature story was about the Vans Warped Tour, which apparently...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:23 PM
It never changes with opening exhibition games for fans in the NFL---their team wins, there’s a lot to feel good about—lose it and ‘it’s only a meaningless exhibition’.
I’m spending the weekend in Las Vegas at a...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Preston Parker had a pair of touchdown catches in his bid to fill one of New Orleans' open receiver spots, and the Saints defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13 in the preseason opener for both teams Friday.
New Chiefs coach Andy Reid saw all he...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs returned to practice on Sunday without right tackle Eric Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick who hurt his right shoulder in their preseason opener.
Fisher also hurt his left thumb in Friday night's game in New Orleans, briefly...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamal Charles was carted off the field during practice Monday, but coach Andy Reid said X-rays taken on Charles' injured foot were negative.
The team is treating the injury as a sprain and the injury is not considered...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The Baltimore Ravens bolstered their receiving corps, agreeing in principle to a contract with tight end Dallas Clark,/b> and signing wideout Brandon Stokley to a one-year contract.
The team announced the deals Sunday.
The Ravens lost top tight end...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith struggled against his former team, and backup San Francisco quarterback B.J. Daniels threw a late touchdown pass to give the 49ers a 15-13 victory over Kansas City in a preseason game Friday night.
Phil Dawson hit all...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Actual conversation after joining my 11 year old daughter for breakfast yesterday:
“Are you actually eating pretzels and crème cheese---that’s not very nutritious?"
“Yeah”, she replied, “but I am drinking water”....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs have traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin to the San Francisco 49ers for wide receiver A.J. Jenkins in a swap of disappointing first-round picks.
Baldwin was the 26th overall pick of the Chiefs in 2011. He missed time his rookie...