| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know.
We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Seattle, Denver, New England and Kansas City remained unblemished.
The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable.
Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Philip Rivers hadn't even reached the airport after Sunday's game in Kansas City, and already his spirits had climbed to 35,000 feet. The San Diego quarterback said he was calling from the team bus, although it sounded closer to cloud nine.
"This is one...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:09 PM
— Andy Reid tried to change once. It led to around 30 seconds or so of unemployment.
He learned his lesson. He won't try changing again.
The former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and current coach of the Kansas City Chiefs is back to being the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:00 PM
For four seasons on the Baylor coaching staff, Dino Babers watched quarterback Robert Griffin III develop into a passer worthy of winning the 2011 Heisman Trophy.
For the last two years, the Eastern Illinois coach benefited from Jimmy Garoppolo...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:26 AM
According to ESPN, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has rushed for more yards himself, than all of the Pittsburgh Steelers or New York Giants.
It could happen—
It’s not inconceivable that jobs at USC, Nebraska and Texas could all be open at...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Wow, the Chiefs at 2-0 and the Royals playing relevant games in September, maybe sports can give barbeque a run for its money in KC.
When you've matched your win total from all of last year in just two weeks, you don't split hairs. The...
| 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 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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The world's next great football coach has been on a roll this week, speaking of incorporating an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, building a beaver dam, lacking a "tweeter," living a childhood that was the opposite of the song Cat's in...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Open season on NFL free agents starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Those who stand around with hands in their pockets will miss out on the first wave. It wouldn't be surprising to see a few free agents sign before Wednesday morning, and a dozen or so could be...