| Jan 12, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Bernie Kosar has no back teeth, and each gap has a name attached. Jets defensive tackle Joe Klecko once hit Kosar so hard it knocked out a molar. Lawrence Taylor knocked out another molar. Derrick Brooks, yet another.
Either Mark Gastineau's hit or...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:24 PM
National Football League, meet your worst nightmare: a potential team owner who can call his own shots.
Or wasn't that the signal flashed last week by Phil Anschutz, 100% owner of AEG and master of the downtown football stadium site that the league...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:54 PM
Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, as the last of 80,000-plus fans were taking their seats at MetLife Stadium for a game rife with seemingly important storylines, hundreds of guests from Newtown took the field with all their grief, all their hope and, with the...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:57 PM
The New Orleans Saints announced Saturday that coach Sean Payton and the team have an agreement in principle to a multi-year contract extension.
The deal is for five years, according to multiple reports.
ESPN.com reported that the contract will pay...
| Jan 1, 2013
With varying degrees of failure over a decade and a half, I have used my Half-baked Jake, ellipsis-pocked humor for my year-in-review, year-in-preview column. For example …
In the Year 2012, Gabby Douglas showed us that a squirrel could fly. In...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Penn State child sex abuse scandal was selected as the sports story of the year by U.S. editors and news directors in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.
The news broke in November 2011, with a grand jury report...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:58 PM
In sports, fans of opposing teams usually have animated debates over a few brews, then shake hands at the end of the discussion.
In politics, people with opposing viewpoints have very little tolerance over what the other person has to say. It becomes a...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Think of me as your friendly neighborhood bartender with an apron around my expansive waist, a slightly dirty cloth in my hand to wipe the bar and a "I've heard it all" look of gently sardonic wisdom on my face.
Me (while giving the bar a perfunctory...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Hope NBA Commissioner David Stern, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and their elegantly suited minions are happy in their plush, palatial New York offices.
Their stupid, senseless, dumb and dictatorial rules may have just robbed two talented young...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Ray Lewis ran on the field one more time and the man who has rewritten the Ravens' defensive record book had another career first left in him. As quarterback Joe Flacco prepared to kneel down, Lewis jogged about 10 yards behind him and took his place in...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 12:37 PM
NEW YORK -- Kimberly Ovitz, the daughter of Hollywood power player Michael Ovitz, showed her fall-winter 2013 collection Thursday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The setting was the now-vacant Cafe Rouge, site of historic performances by such jazz...