| Oct 18, 2012
USC would break offensive air-speed records, Matt Barkley was a lock for the Heisman Trophy and Oregon State Coach Mike Riley needed thicker pants for the hot seat he was sitting on.
Arkansas was the team to beat in the SEC West — it seems so silly...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:11 PM
The New Orleans Saints are toast. The Arizona Cardinals have turned the corner. It's time for Norv Turner, Rex Ryan and Andy Reid to go.
Some of those bold statements might hold up this NFL season, but some will sound absurd in a few months.
| Oct 28, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Nearing the midway point of the NFL season, this much can be said with conviction:
The Atlanta Falcons are a perfect 7-0.
And the rest of the NFL picture is a perfect mess.
More than 80% of the league's teams have at least three victories, and it's...
| 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 24, 2012
After the first two weeks of the NFL season, we could have surmised:
The San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers were very good.
The Oakland Raiders were very bad.
The Arizona Cardinals were very lucky.
But Sunday, oh, how the West was spun....
| Oct 1, 2012
Who says Tom Brady isn't a great scrambler?
The Patriots quarterback was scrambling all over the New England sideline Sunday in Buffalo, frantically searching for his missing helmet before his team's first possession of the third quarter. He couldn't...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Imagine how USC fans are going to feel after a 6-7 Georgia Tech team wins the game.
Answer: How could USC fans feel any worse? The Trojans were picked to win the national title, lost five times and have...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The idea is undeniably intriguing: Oregon Coach Chip Kelly in the NFL, bringing his up-tempo offense to the highest level.
Sure, it could be a flop of Steve Spurrier-like proportions, a star college coach watching his Saturday system fizzle in such a...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Quarterback Matt Barkley was announced as USC's most valuable player at the Trojans' football awards banquet Monday night. Barkley passed for 39 touchdowns, with seven interceptions, and helped lead the Trojans to a 10-2 record. He established school...