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WatchdogESPN's Rick Reilly on the guy with the most unusual sportswriting assignment in the history of the Super Bowl. Speaking of ESPN and The Big Game . . . click below for 2,100 words on the network's plans for covering......
I don’t need the Orlando-Atlanta series to go seven games so the winner supposedly will be too tired to challenge the Bulls. No, I just need Atlanta to win so Dwight Howard doesn’t show up and play ever dirtier on Derrick Rose than Indiana...
Pity the poor assistant athletic director at Notre Dame who probably leafed through the NCAA manual to see if rules allow member institutions to cover shipping costs for student-athletes awarded more trophies than your kid's soccer team. Manti Te'o...
TAMPA – "Just a little boy from Plymouth, Florida," Warren Sapp says, wiping away a single tear zigzagging down his cheek. A little boy who had a ginormous dream. "If they ain't laughing at your dreams," Sapp says, "you ain't dreamin' big...
Jon Bostic may never be all that Brian Urlacher was. Or all that Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus or Bill George were. But the Bears, in the worst way, need him to be more than Dante Jones or Tom Hicks were. It's true there are no meager expectations...
Tags: Football, Phil Emery, NFL Draft, Shea McClellin, Detroit Lions
Who's the best edge rusher in the draft? RaiderNation4Life, from Twitter It’s Georgia’s Jarvis Jones. Forget about his slow 40 time. He has the burst to defeat a blocker, and he can close on the quarterback. He fits better in a 3-4 as an...
When Brian Urlacher held up that navy blue jersey for the first time on that April day in 2000, his face a little pimply and his scalp covered with closely cropped blond hair, no one had any idea what 54 would come to represent. After 13 seasons, it's...
How sweet it is. Let the church bells ring. A suggestion for NFL fans in Los Angeles. Tonight over dinner, clink your cocktail glasses in toast to Phil Anschutz. We have just witnessed the most significant good-news story about the NFL and Los Angeles...
You’ve got to hand it to Ray Lewis III. People expect things of him. That's what happens when you are the son and namesake of a future Pro Football Hall of Famer. Somehow, though, Ray Lewis III takes most everything in stride. Sure, he’s...
The Rose Bowl pregame weather has been about as crummy as the seven combined losses for Stanford and Wisconsin. It's never good to make Dick Butkus, who made the game-clinching interception for Illinois in the 1964 game, slog through drenching rain...
There is really only one more appropriate ending for the Ravens' Ray Lewis, and that won't come for another five years when he takes his place in the NFL Hall of Fame as the greatest middle linebacker ever. Lewis, 37, made the announcement Wednesday...
Tags: Sam Huff, Baltimore Colts, Marvin Lewis, Football, Steve McNair
In the early 1970s, the older kids in my neighborhood wore Dick Butkus "51" jerseys. I had to go to NFL Films to learn what all the fuss was about. The only Butkus I saw was the broken-down linebacker in his final two years. History repeats itself. It...
Jan 23, 2009 |Blog| Newsday
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Mar 15, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Mar 27, 2012 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Dec 31, 2012 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Jan 2, 2013 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Dec 7, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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