| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Words of encouragement to quarterbacks around the NFL: This too shall pass.
At some point soon, we'll have the answers to all the burning questions and lack of clarity surrounding the league's marquee position. The regular season starts this week,...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Full marks to the Arizona Cardinals.
You don’t hear that very often, do you?
But they deserve it for this tweet in the wake of Brian Urlacher’s announcing his retirement Wednesday:
“You were who we thought you were.’’...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Geez, what happened? In a story from Yahoo.com, quarterbacks from the Southern California area are suddenly considered flops. The headline: "Sorry SoCal story: Abysmal run of QBs from region has NFL personnel searching for answers." Apparently, just...
| 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......
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The Green Bay Packers made a commitment to the future of their running game in April when they drafted two running backs -- former UCLA standout Johnathan Franklin and ex-Alabama star Eddie Lacy. However, only one of them is making big headlines out of...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:45 PM
COSTA MESA — An 85-year-old man made his way down to the football field at Jim Scott Stadium on Saturday morning. Everyone involved with Costa Mesa Pop Warner seemed to know him.
People referred to him as "Mr. Pop Warner."
Ed Baume is his real...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Only two college football teams in the last 40 years went wire-to-wire atop the national polls. Virginia Tech under Frank Beamer played them both.
The Miami Hurricanes’ most recent national champions produced 38 NFL draft choices, 17 first-...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Well, that was quick.
The Buffalo Bills cut quarterback Matt Leinart on Friday, according to the Associated Press, which cites an unnamed person familiar with the move.
The move comes just five days after Buffalo signed the former Heisman Trophy...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:08 AM
The most anxiety-fueled, suspenseful, nerve-wracking, emotional and ultimately explosively joyful day of the year is coming this week for anyone who represents prospects for this year's National Football League Draft.
The long "second season" of All-...
| 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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:39 PM
He would trade his headphones for a helmet in a second. But these days, the headphones represent Matt Grootegoed's connection to the game he has always loved.
"On the field, I get the itch, sometimes, to go play," said Grootegoed, 30, a former USC All-...