| 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 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...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
NFL replacement officials are making a lot of mistakes in games, have you heard?
Of course you have. Because the NFL blew the handling of this labor fight, and suddenly the officiating of games — which should be an afterthought — has been...
| Sep 27, 2012
It's game over for NFL replacements.
The regular officials are coming back.
The NFL and NFL Referees Assn. reached an agreement on an eight-year deal late Wednesday that immediately puts the regulars back on the field, beginning with the game Thursday...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:30 PM
WASHINGTON — The season is over for the Washington Redskins, but the controversy continued to boil Monday over Coach Mike Shanahan's decision to keep rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III in a playoff game against Seattle despite an obviously...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Is it any surprise that Richard Sherman graduated from Stanford with a degree in communications?
Of the survivors in the NFL playoffs, there's no more watchable communicator than Sherman, the trash-talking, playmaking cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Even though Robert Griffin III continued playing for the Washington Redskins on an injured knee, the NFLPA will not demand a formal investigation of the team's handling of his injury, the union announced Friday.
The NFLPA launched an informal inquiry...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:55 PM
The story of the 2012 Indianapolis Colts could go from awesome to awkward in a flash.
Chuck Pagano is back as coach after nearly three months of treatments for his leukemia, and there's scarcely a more inspiring sight in sports. His good friend, Bruce...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:39 PM
In April, three rounds after they made Robert Griffin III the second pick in the draft, the Washington Redskins selected Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins.
A lot of people scratched their heads at that. Why would a team with plenty of holes to fill...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Not only has Robert Griffin III pumped life back into the Washington Redskins, but the rookie quarterback is arguably the most exciting player in the NFL.
His Redskins jersey and cleats were sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week, as he has...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss the most surprising aspects of a very entertaining first week of the NFL season. Check back throughout the day for more responses and weigh in with comments of your own. Ron Fritz, Baltimore Sun......