October 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 just grab a teammate's helmet, because his is outfitted with a coach-to-quarterback earpiece. Brady finally found what he was looking for, and so did his team. The Patriots erased a 14-point second-half deficit by scoring touchdowns on six consecutive second-half drives on the way to a 52-28 blowout.
September 26, 2012 |
Safety Ryan Mundy was fined $21,000 for his helmet-to-head hit that left Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey unconscious for several minutes Sunday in Oakland. Heyward-Bey spent the night in a hospital with a concussion and a strained neck. Mundy's fine came one week after linebacker Lawrence Timmons was fined $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. Mundy is expected to appeal. He was not suspended. :: Cleveland wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi will miss the Thursday night game against Baltimore because of an injured left hamstring.
September 7, 2012 |
Legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died on Aug. 25, was perhaps the most famous alum in Purdue history. A building on campus, the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, was named in his honor several years ago. Now comes another tribute, this one thought up by receiver Tommie Thomas, who was inspired by the stories about Armstrong after his death and asked Coach Danny Hope if they could pay tribute to Armstrong this season. What they came up with was a helmet sticker of Armstrong, in a spacesuit, planting a Purdue flag.
August 31, 2012 |
Tony Stewart said he reached a truce with rival NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth after last weekend, when their scuffle on the race track prompted an angry Stewart to hurl his helmet at Kenseth's car. But apparently the helmet hasn't been seen since. "For some reason it's MIA," or missing in action, Stewart told reporters Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, site of the next Sprint Cup Series race Sunday. Asked what he would do with the helmet if he had it, Stewart replied, "Charity auction, if I get it back.
August 11, 2012 |
No, the divers pictured here aren't wearing televisions on their heads. They've donned weighted helmets that enable them to walk on the ocean floor. Adriaan Kirchner captured this photo in June during an aqua safari in Bora Bora. The Los Angeles resident used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with an Aquatica underwater case. To submit your photos, click the upload button below. When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when. The more we know about a photo, the more likely it is that we'll feature it in "Your Scene," a weekly photo feature that appears online and in print.
March 5, 2012 |
No one had to tell Braeden Benedict that concussions are an issue in youth football. Twice in the last two seasons, the 15-year-old watched teammates suffer from what coaches call "getting your bell rung. " Even scarier, his friends continued to play, unaware of their injuries until later, when headaches set in. "I'm thinking, 'Well, this is a problem,'" Benedict said. "What can we do?" Bright and articulate, this Palos Verdes Peninsula High freshman barely weighs 100 pounds and looks more like an honors student than a fullback.
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December 26, 2011 |
Just after 6 one recent morning, Los Angeles Trade Technical College appeared abandoned but for a light shining through an open door on the northwest side of the downtown campus. Inside, several dozen students, all men, leaned against their lockers and shot the breeze, welding helmets in hand. At 6:50 a.m. sharp, the door at the front of the room swung open, and Lisa Legohn appeared, hair tied back, thick plastic glasses over her eyes, her name stitched in gold across her jacket.
December 13, 2011 |
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has carved out a niche as one of the NFL's most feared defenders over the last five years by straddling the line between clean and dirty play. After one dangerous hit too many, the league apparently has seen enough. The NFL suspended Harrison for one game following his helmet-to-facemask hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last Thursday, making Harrison the first player to miss game time as a penalty under the league's revamped policy on such collisions.
November 23, 2011 |
So much for tradition. USC Coach Lane Kiffin and Athletic Director Pat Haden said Wednesday that they were surprised to learn that UCLA plans to wear an alternate uniform design when the teams play Saturday at the Coliseum. On Tuesday, UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced on his blog that UCLA would "be unveiling a uniform that we have been working on with the Adidas design team for several months. " The Bruins are expected to wear all-white uniforms and white helmets.
November 5, 2011 |
The "game of the century" might not have been the best game Saturday night. Louisiana State and Alabama lived up to the billing to the extent the volume was high and the scoring was low. It was a brutally battled contest pulled out by LSU, 9-6, on Drew Alleman's 25-yard field goal in overtime. The sold-out crowd of 101,821 at Bryant-Denny Stadium, stunned in the end, could not have been more vocally prepared. "I don't think anybody could watch that game and say Alabama doesn't have a really good team," Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban said.