January 24, 2014 |
As the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos prepare to face off at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, movie studios are lining up for an unofficial showdown of their own over whose trailer will make the biggest splash. The tab isn't cheap, with 30-second spots reportedly going for $4 million, but the big game is generally the most watched broadcast of the year, capable of drawing well over 100 million viewers. While studios tend to remain tight-lipped over their Super Bowl plans, a handful of high-profile films have emerged as those likely to make a showing.
January 2, 2014 |
What you probably didn't know about Monday's Bowl Championship Series championship is that it will be played on an entirely fresh field, placed directly atop the one you saw Wednesday at the Rose Bowl. Like a blanket over another blanket. Senseless, right? By all accounts, that Rose Bowl field was still nearly flawless after Wednesday's game, but that didn't stop groundskeepers. Foolish perfectionism is a Pasadena birthright and one I don't condone. Yet that's exactly what is behind this all-new grass, which requires a Herculean effort on a frazzled five-day time frame.
December 9, 2013
The New England Patriots must get used to playing without Rob Gronkowski again. The star tight end who missed the first six games while recovering from surgeries is done for the season after being placed on injured reserve Monday with a damaged right knee. That experience could help the Patriots handle his absence. "I'd like to think there's going to be some carry-over there, not only [from] the first six weeks of the season, but the entire training camp as well," Coach Bill Belichick said Monday.
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November 15, 2013
Mike McCormack Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman Mike McCormack, 83, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman with the Cleveland Browns, died of natural causes Friday in Palm Desert, where he had a winter home, the Carolina Panthers said. During his five decades in professional football, McCormack played, coached and held several executive positions, including president of the Panthers. The 6-foot-4, 246-pound McCormack was a dominant offensive lineman for the Browns, helping the franchise win NFL championships in 1954 and 1955.
October 23, 2013 |
Christian Ponder appears to be the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback this week against the Green Bay Packers since recently acquired Josh Freeman is suffering from concussion-like symptoms. Freeman made his debut in a 23-7 loss to the previously winless New York Giants on Monday night, completing only 20 of 53 passes for 190 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. Frazier said that Freeman, who showed no signs of sustaining a concussion during the game, was not feeling well Tuesday.
October 15, 2013 |
Pittsburgh Coach Mike Tomlin declared last week that the Steelers would no longer be able to play ping-pong, pool or shuffleboard in the locker room. Makes sense. Teams that are winless five games into the season probably should be all business when at work. During his Tuesday morning press conference, Tomlin announced that he has eliminated another activity his players seem to enjoy -- performing a flying somersault into the end zone. Up next, Pittsburgh players will be strip searched for yo-yos, Pop Rocks and Big League Chew.