| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Move over, RG3. Make room for another rookie quarterback sensation . . .
That's Seattle's Russell Wilson, who happens to wear No. 3 and has helped invigorate the Seahawks, just as Robert Griffin III has pumped life into the Washington Redskins....
| Apr 16, 2013
| 8:04 PM
We agreed to meet at the Kettle in Manhattan Beach.
I arrived early so I could remove the knives from the table.
I had never met Shannon Mora, but she's the wife of UCLA football Coach Jim Mora so I could only imagine.
First thing I wanted to know:...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Almost a year ago, a former standout football player at Long Beach Polytechnic High School trembled in Los Angeles County Superior Court as a judge dismissed his rape conviction. Outside the courtroom that day, Brian Banks offered cautious hope that one...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Tony Gonzalez, one of the greatest NFL players of all time, is going to play one more season of football, but he's already thinking about the future -- and it includes mobile apps.
The Atlanta Falcons tight end and Southern California native has...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Just another ho-hum NFL Sunday.
Houston beat Jacksonville. Atlanta beat Arizona. Dallas beat Cleveland.
What else would you expect from three home teams favored by a combined 33 points?
Now, please excuse those winning teams as they strap on...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 8:25 PM
What's the sound when perfection goes poof?
Sunday, it was a thud, as New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer batted away a fourth-down pass by the Atlanta Falcons, who were two yards away from a touchdown that would have kept them undefeated.
From 8-0 to 9...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Through the first half of the NFL season, there have been 14 punts blocked.
That might not sound like a lot, but consider there were nine in the entire 2011 season, meaning the league is on track for more than three times as many.
Sure, it could be a...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Two years ago, the NFC West was a joke.
Four teams, four losing records. The Seattle Seahawks became the first team in history to win a division and reach the postseason at 7-9.
Fast forward to today, and the NFC West is, top to bottom, the best...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Bloomberg and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt announced Thursday a "friendly wager" on Sunday's game in Green Bay. If the Giants win, Schmitt will ship local cheese curds and Titletown's Sno-Cap root beer. If the Packers win, Bloomberg will send Junior's...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
After receiving an offer to become coach of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chip Kelly released a statement Monday saying he would remain at Oregon....
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The NFL regular season is winding down to its final two weeks, but there is still plenty left to decide. Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss which teams will claim the two wild-card spots in each conference. Join the discussion with a comment of...