| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:25 PM
It's nice that retired NFL players will finally get some compensation for years of head-banging in games and debilitating health in the years after.
Something is always better than nothing, and $765 million is certainly better than nothing.
| Oct 8, 2012
There is no statistic for emotion. No index for inspiration. No chart for heart.
And Sunday, there was no stopping the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts, with cancer-stricken Coach Chuck Pagano watching from a local hospital, overcame an 18-point deficit at...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:50 PM
After all that buzz about Buffalo's rebuilt defense, all those millions spent in free agency, the Bills are ranked 31st on that side of the ball.
In the last two games — losses to New England and San Francisco — the Bills have surrendered 1,...
| Oct 15, 2012
The 49ers couldn't lose. The Browns couldn't win. The Vikings were the sleepers. The Jets were the snorers.
In the ever-changing NFL, though, that was . . . so last week.
Everything was turned on its head Sunday — or knocked on its backside, as...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:46 PM
One would think that we've learned from bitter experience not to trust a word uttered by our major professional sports leagues.
Yet here they are trying to put another howler over on us. This is their assertion that retired pro athletes — many...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Barely two months ago, Alex Smith stood alone under center as the NFL's hottest starting quarterback for one of its best teams.
One concussion later, he is lost in the crowd.
At the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl media day this...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 3:54 PM
The NFL is a business.
Easy to say. Hard to swallow.
Nowhere was that more evident this week than in San Francisco, where Alex Smith officially lost his starting quarterback job to Colin Kaepernick, who had filled in for him after Smith suffered a...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
On a Sunday when the sprinklers accidentally went off at Sun Life Stadium, dousing the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, playoff-minded teams all over the NFL were treated to a cold, harsh splash of reality.
The New Orleans Saints, who had clawed...
| Apr 13, 2013
I should be dead, twice. The fact that I'm not — or even brain-damaged (I think) — is due to the helmets I wore while being hit by a car and slamming head-first into a mountain trail. By design, their foam shells cracked instead of my skull,...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 7:14 AM
A veteran U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer from Hermosa Beach killed Sunday after suspected smugglers in a panga rammed his vessel off the Ventura County coast died of severe head trauma, officials said. Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III,......
| May 6, 2012
| 9:34 PM
The family of Junior Seau is revisiting the decision to allow his brain to be examined for possible injuries from his football career....