| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Alex Smith is finally getting his chance to start in the NFL again.
After getting hurt and then benched last season in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs this past offseason.
Now, Smith doesn't have to look over his shoulder at...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The following are previews on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
REID DONS NEW CAP
Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery.
After spending all of last season on the hot seat with the Philadelphia...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:18 PM
They call it the July 22 double-issue of ESPN the Magazine, but you may have already noticed it.
Hard not to notice it.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on the cover.
And he is naked.
(Actually there are eight different covers, each...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Tyler Bray knows that he's probably not going to get a whole lot of snaps in a game the rest of the year as the Kansas City Chiefs' third-string quarterback.
He made the most of the ones he got in their preseason finale Thursday night.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Tyler Bray threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Green Bay Packers 30-8 on Thursday night in a preseason finale nearly devoid of starters.
Bray, an undrafted rookie out of Tennessee, outshined Chiefs backup...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Be it on the football field for Glenbard North or in the classroom where he carries a 5.0 grade-point average, senior running back/defensive back Justin Jackson thrives on challenge, which includes to playing ping-pong with friends.
"If I lose, I...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger and Kansas City's Alex Smith fought to a first-half draw and the Chiefs beat the Steelers 26-20 in overtime on Saturday night.
Roethlisberger was 13 of 19 for 166 yards and a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Dwyer as the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:20 PM
I was staggered by something I learned today. Have you ever heard of ‘Bagborroworstea.coml?’ It’s a sight on the internet and I’m not making this up—where you can actually rent a used purse for a period of time. Have you...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs have traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin to the San Francisco 49ers for wide receiver A.J. Jenkins in a swap of disappointing first-round picks.
Baldwin was the 26th overall pick of the Chiefs in 2011. He missed time his rookie...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Actual conversation after joining my 11 year old daughter for breakfast yesterday:
“Are you actually eating pretzels and crème cheese---that’s not very nutritious?"
“Yeah”, she replied, “but I am drinking water”....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith struggled against his former team, and backup San Francisco quarterback B.J. Daniels threw a late touchdown pass to give the 49ers a 15-13 victory over Kansas City in a preseason game Friday night.
Phil Dawson hit all...