September 26, 2013 |
Unless you have a high tolerance for selfish behavior, “Lake Anne” probably won't float your boat. This downbeat new drama about an ex-ballerina and her developmentally disabled son proves a leaky vessel with which to launch the Road Theatre Company's first full season in its impressive second location, a 77-seat performance space in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Awash with clumsy, filler-laden scripting and uneven performances, Marthe Rachel Gold's play revolves around Anne (Laurie O'Brien)
September 8, 2013 |
In each of the last 10 seasons, at least one team has gone from worst to first in its division. That's an NFL record. So which team is going to do it this season? The last-place finishers in 2012 were Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Carolina and Arizona. The No. 1 candidate is Kansas City, with Coach Andy Reid, quarterback Alex Smith and a roster loaded with Pro Bowl talent. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 2012 Chiefs were the first team to have six Pro Bowl players and fewer than six victories in a season.
September 4, 2013 |
Sam Farmer's team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. WEST DENVER BRONCOS 2012 | 13-3, 1st in West Last year in playoffs | 2012 They're going all the way: The Broncos were 99% of the way to the AFC title game when they blew the coverage against Baltimore, gave up a pivotal touchdown and had their Super Bowl dreams evaporate. Peyton Manning had an MVP-caliber season, the Broncos were even better on defense, and the team is better this year.
June 3, 2013 |
SI.com's Peter King had an interesting item in “Monday Morning Quarterback” on Oakland's interest in drafting quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2011, and how San Francisco traded up to grab him with the fourth pick in the second round. “I think about it all the time, believe me," former Raiders coach Hue Jackson told King. “No question in my mind we wanted it to happen, and no question I thought it could happen. We wanted the kid in the worst way.” According to King, the Raiders had Kaepernick as the top-rated quarterback on their board, ahead of the five taken before him: Cam Newton by Carolina, Jake Locker by Tennessee, Blaine Gabbert by Jacksonville, Christian Ponder by Minnesota, and Andy Dalton by Cincinnati.
March 14, 2013 |
In a move that surprised no one, former USC quarterback Matt Cassel was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday with two years left on his contract. News broke weeks ago that Kansas City had agreed to trade for former San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith. That deal became official on Wednesday, the same day the Chiefs signed former New Orleans Saints backup Chase Daniel to be their No. 2 quarterback. Cassel signed a six-year, $63-million contract with the Chiefs four years ago. At the time, he was coming off a magical season with the New England Patriots, leading the team to a 10-5 record as an unknown backup thrust into the spotlight when Tom Brady suffered a season-ending injury in the season opener.
March 13, 2013 |
Alex Smith is now a physical away from becoming the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, with the San Francisco 49ers officially announcing the trade of their former No. 1 overall pick on Tuesday. Just seeing his name in same sentence as the phrase "starting quarterback" -- and with the word "former" nowhere to be seen -- must come as a relief to Smith, who lost the 49ers' top spot to Colin Kaepernick more than midway through last season despite leading the team to the NFC championship the previous year and to a 6-2-1 record before getting hurt in 2012.