| May 15, 2012
| 4:37 PM
ESPN touts its coverage of NFL football at its annual sports upfront held Tuesday in New York City...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:59 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Super Bowl will host two teams of destiny, but only one of them ended Sunday by wearing that destiny on its head like a lampshade and blowing through it like a party horn.
The Baltimore Ravens' 28-13 victory over the...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Stanford survived its 2011 season just fine without injured inside linebacker Shayne Skov.
The Cardinal almost won the Pac-12 Conference title and then almost won the Fiesta Bowl.
The defense, though, was a doughnut in the sense it had a hole in the...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 8:40 PM
LANDOVER, Md. -- Each of the four teams that emerged victorious from wild-card weekend — Houston, Green Bay, Baltimore and Seattle — ranked among the top 10 in scoring during the regular season.
But in their first tests of the postseason, it...
| Sep 25, 2012
The fans have spoken. Did you hear the cursing chant from Baltimore? When the Ravens faithful had finally endured enough of the NFL's arrogance Sunday, they rained a unified two-syllable expletive down upon the fake officials that walloped millions of...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:00 PM
At some point in the very near future — maybe a quarter or two into Sunday's NFL games — we're guaranteed to hear the following:
Bring back the replacement refs.
Picking apart officiating is one of the pleasures of watching sports, an...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:30 PM
They walked on to the Baltimore football field Thursday evening surrounded by huge cheers, standing cheers, and the NFL's newest stars smiled and tipped their caps.
That these zebras were now lions showed how the darkest three weeks in NFL history...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:58 PM
In a roundabout way, Brandon Jacobs told the San Francisco 49ers how he really felt.
And Monday, in a direct way, the 49ers told Jacobs to take a hike.
The team suspended the disgruntled running back for the final three games of the regular season,...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 6:50 PM
It's an award that any NFL player would be proud of, but none would choose to endure.
Comeback player of the year.
The field is especially crowded this season, with an inordinate number of standout players returning from season-ending injuries, the...
| 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...
| 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...