| Dec 14, 2011
| 6:31 AM
The New York Post's Paul Schwartz wrote an interesting piece on Wednesday that traced the football roots--and NFL dominance--of New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who has had an explosive second NFL season with 12.5 sacks and a block of a...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:12 PM
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
FORMER PREP STANDOUT
AN ALL-TIME GREAT
In his days at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Flintridge Prep graduate Ramses Barden put up some mind-spinning numbers and garnered a cavalcade of...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:49 PM
— Still a long shot to make the playoffs, the Eagles at least gave themselves the best kind of momentum heading into their Christmas Eve showdown with the Dallas Cowboys next Saturday.
They demolished the New York Jets 45-19 for only their second...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:31 PM
From "Dream Team," to punch line and back to potential Division champion and playoff contender?
The latest improbable twist in a season full of surprises — mostly of the disappointing variety — sees Coach Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 1:30 PM
When the Giants arrived to MetLife Stadium on Christmas Eve, they saw that all their Super Bowl logos on the wall outside the locker room were covered with black curtains.
Following a week of the Jets talking smack, it was the final straw.
After the 29-...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:24 PM
It might have seemed that Eli Manning was reading from something of the distant past. We'll five years ago at least.
But really he was describing his team's late run of success that led the Giants to Super Bowl XLVI and him to be talking at the...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 6:26 PM
Playing professional football in the Big Apple, Ramses Barden can claim he's already become accustomed to being surrounded by a media circus and watched under a microscope by legions of die-hard fans.
But having spent the past few days in the eye of...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Between the championship exploits of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer and Flintridge Prep boys' basketball, the ascent to state heights by a host of Glendale Community College teams and several local names popping up on the national level, 2011...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Patty Viverito, the commissioner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, caused a ripple recently when she said that she's working to expand the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field.
The field went from 16 to 20 teams just last season, the...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Chris Hanburger was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night, becoming the fourth former Peninsula high school player enshrined following Warwick's Henry Jordan, Lafayette's Lawrence Taylor and Hampton's Dwight Stephenson.
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| Aug 18, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Michael Vick told the Associated Press he had no desire to play in Philadelphia as the third quarterback behind Pro Bowl starter Donovan McNabb and backup Kevin Kolb when Vick was cleared by the league office to return to football in 2009.
| Aug 23, 2011
| 7:48 PM
The city of Dallas finally rejoiced when NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks brought a championship back home in June.
The Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets have given the state of Texas a combined seven NBA titles since the...