January 28, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Most NFL players require years to hone their football skills and become pros. Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas needed one season of college football. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Thomas played basketball for four seasons at Portland State, then joined the school's football team and ended up being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft. Three years later, he's preparing for the Super Bowl. "This isn't something that I imagined doing when I was 20 years old, getting ready to play in the NCAA tournament," Thomas said this week.
January 26, 2014 |
St. John Bosco will be holding a ceremony in its gym on Monday at 11:20 a.m. to honor its 16-0 football team, which will receive the Army National Guard national ranking trophy for being the No. 1-ranked team in the nation from MaxPreps.com. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
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January 25, 2014
Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she helped found and led, announced her death in a statement but did not reveal the cause. She was widely reported to be 85, but her son Nimrod told the New York Times that she was 86 and born in Tel Aviv in 1927. Aloni fought in the 1948 war that led to Israel's creation; and after winning a seat in Israel's parliament, the Knesset, in 1965, she served for 28 years and held a number of cabinet posts.
January 15, 2014 |
Matt Leinart had plenty to say Monday about the Tennessee Titans' recent hiring of Ken Whisenhunt, his former head coach with the Arizona Cardinals, on "Fox Sports Live. " And it wasn't good. "I don't think it's a great fit, and I don't think it's great timing, and here's why," said Leinart, a free agent quarterback who was cut by the Cardinals during Whisenhunt's tenure. "You look at his tenure in Arizona -- only two years, he had success, and in those two years, [quarterback]
January 15, 2014 |
Pro ball seems always to just elude my soft, suburban hands. I have this dream, over and over, where the QB zips a pass high over the middle, and I am unable to go up for it. I look down, and I see two newspaper editors wrapping their arms around my legs, preventing me from reaching the ball. One looks like Naomi Watts, the other .... Look, details aren't import. What's important is that something always seems to be holding us back from our dreams. Don't let it. Paper Lion? Meet Paper Kiss.
January 1, 2014 |
Stanford didn't go totally without a victory in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, even though Michigan State won the game, 24-20. The Cardinal and its young and successful coach, David Shaw, took top honors in stubbornness. They were rock-solid in that category. No matter what the score, what the situation, what point in the game, they played "Stanford football. " Translation is simple: "You establish the running game. " You do so, even if you end up establishing only that Michigan State is too good on defense to allow you to establish the running game.