| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Old Trojans don't die, they just move to Newport Beach.
Wealthy alums here venerate a winning USC football tradition. Houses hang USC banners and flags, cardinal and gold colors are everywhere. I am grudgingly tolerated as a Cal-Berkeley alum. A whole...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Three Things of note after the Miami Dolphins' 35-13 win over the Oakland Raiders:
Thing 1: Now do you see why these 1 p.m. starts are a big deal?
And how this hurry-up offense can help the Dolphins' mask a litany of deficiencies, even if leads to...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:01 PM
With the play clock on the NFL exhibition season winding toward zero, the Buffalo Bills picked up the phone over the weekend and added quarterback Matt Leinart to their roster, reviving his once-promising football career.
Leinart and the Bills have...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The AFC has the Lombardi Trophy.
The NFC has everything else.
That is, the NFC boasts last season's most valuable player, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson; offensive rookie of the year, Washington's Robert Griffin III; defensive rookie of the year,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:58 PM
NAPA, Calif., — For Matt Flynn, last season was a false start.
Flynn, who had been backup to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, signed with Seattle during the 2012 off-season and was on track to start for the Seahawks. But Seattle selected...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:28 PM
NAPA, Calif. — Terrelle Pryor, the last draft pick made by Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, can now make a remarkable admission for an NFL quarterback.
Until this year, he didn't really know how to throw a football.
That may be a little extreme....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:52 AM
A lot of people forget that in 2011, when Santa Margarita won the Pac-5 Division championship and the CIF state championship Division I bowl game, the Eagles were beaten by Santa Ana Mater Dei, 21-14, in a Trinity League game......
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:53 PM
When Matt Barkley agreed to a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, much of the talk shifted to the money the quarterback lost for staying another year at USC.
Whatever the amount (terms of the contract weren't disclosed), he...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Because it's Thanksgiving week and most people (including myself) are on vacation right now, I'm going to keep my column short this week. Here are my picks, along with some brief analysis. My usual brilliant wit and humor may be somewhat lacking this...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:07 PM
At the Elite 11 Quarterback Challenge Finals this week at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., you couldn't escape from any conversation about Nick Patti without hearing the words "If he were just 6-foot-3 ......"
Patti realizes he's 5-foot-11. He...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 10:01 AM
Miami native Chad Ochocinco may be tied to the Cincinnati Bengals, but he still has his eyes on his hometown team.
While attending "ESPN The Weekend" in Orlando, the Bengals wide receiver sat down with ESPN 760's Jeremy Marks-Peltz on Thursday night...