| Sep 23, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:59 PM
Pro football reporter Sam Farmer breaks down the games.
Last week: 11-5 Against the spread: 6-9-1
Bears (1-0) at Saints (0-1), noon
TV: WFLD-Ch. 32
Line: Saints by 7 Over/under: 471/2
Bears were very sharp in opener, particularly on...
| Jul 21, 2011
Follow the money
Los Angeles Times
The answer is easy — follow the money.
Six conferences rule in college football, led by the Southeastern, which has won five straight BCS titles. The six power conferences make the lion's...
| Sep 18, 2011
Todd Haley is focused on the future but drawing inspiration from the past.
The Chiefs coach, whose 0-1 team visits the Lions on Sunday, is at a pivotal moment in his career. His team needs to make a better showing than it did in a 41-7 loss to the...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:04 AM
Greeting, football fans. This week, we're taking our popular "Five Things" template we use to break down each Ravens game, and expanding to the rest of the NFL. Each week, we'll try to look at some of the trends and issues we noticed around the league. As...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:30 AM
From the season-opening shootout between the Packers and Saints to the "Monday Night Football" double-header, we were treated to a scintillating first week of the NFL season. Let us give thanks to the football gods -- and the owners and players -- for not...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Super Bowl¿ champion: Patriots
AFC¿ championship game: Patriots over Texans
NFC¿ championship game: Saints over Packers
AFC division playoffs: Patriots over Chargers; Texans over Steelers
NFC division playoffs: Packers over Eagles;...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Marketing executives at sports apparel company Under Armour had a lot to cheer about this month as the American women's soccer team made a run at the World Cup.
The team ultimately lost to Japan, but the international visibility the players received...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:53 PM
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Buzz: Luck was the runner-up to Cam Newton for last year's Heisman Trophy and was considered the preseason favorite for this year's award. He went 17 of 26 for 175 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters of work Saturday,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:30 AM
In early August, when I released my monthly power rankings at the start of the preseason, some of you said it was too early to gauge how the NFL's 32 teams stack up against each other. Too early for power rankings? Psssh. A little premature speculation...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The news that Peyton Manning will miss Week 1 with a neck injury -- and that his status going forward is unclear -- is good news for the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Steelers and the other contenders in the AFC. It's bad news for fantasy football owners...