| Dec 21, 2013
| 3:41 PM
D is for disheartening, devastation and disappointment.
D is also for Dallas and Detroit.
In a matter of weeks, the Cowboys and Lions have gone from the thick of the playoff race to a race to the bottom. They are a combined 0-4 since posting...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:56 PM
As the old TV series used to say, there are a million stories in the naked city. We'll touch on each in just a few sentences.
• Ben Howland coaches UCLA to a regular season Pac-12 basketball title and gets punked by Bruins brass. Vinny...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:23 PM
At 2-13, the Houston Texans have the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL draft.
But if the Texans were to win at Tennessee on Sunday, and Washington were to lose at the New York Giants, the Redskins, who had a weaker schedule, would...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:08 PM
As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the...
| Dec 24, 2007
What do the Hillary Clinton campaign and comedian Michael Richards have in common? When feeling insecure, both appeal to social prejudices to delegitimize their adversaries.
Three weeks ago, two Clinton campaign volunteer county coordinators in Iowa...
| Jan 31, 2008
Now aren't you sorry?
Two or three weeks ago, maybe even earlier, you zipped through that absentee ballot, check check check, and hustled it off to the mailbox as if you were claiming a lottery prize.
And see what you missed? So much has happened...
| 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 6, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers, typically the NFL's premier run-stopping team, are tied for 14th in that category this season.
They're tied for 29th in sacks with five.
Through three games — a win over the New York Jets sandwiched by losses to Denver and...
| Oct 7, 2012
An athlete plays 15 or 20 years, retires and there is great fanfare upon his departure. Maybe tears, maybe gifts given, maybe his number hung in honor.
Los Angeles' very own Jack Disney calls it a day and he's just gone.
Disney is good people. There...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:50 PM
After all that buzz about Buffalo's rebuilt defense, all those millions spent in free agency, the Bills are ranked 31st on that side of the ball.
In the last two games — losses to New England and San Francisco — the Bills have surrendered 1,...
| Oct 23, 2012
Obviously, the good people in Los Angeles are very different from you people in San Diego.
Or, as Bill Johnston, the director of public relations for the Chargers, put it in a recent blog to folks in San Diego: "What's with you people?''