September 17, 2013 |
Tim Tebow has options. A football team in Russia has offered him $1 million to play in just two games. The Arena Football League team LA Kiss wants to sign him to a three-year contract. An unnamed NFL team reportedly talked about giving him a shot at a position other than quarterback . Problem is, the popular yet unemployed Heisman Trophy winner wants to play in the NFL but doesn't want to switch positions in order to do so. The one team that would kinda, sorta make sense in that scenario might be the Jacksonville Jaguars (yes, they still are an NFL team)
September 16, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before proclaiming next week's "Breaking Bad" to be the best episode of TV ever. The Skinny: The bad news is that the Redskins are 0-2. The good news is they play in the NFC East, where everyone is mediocre. Still, if they don't beat Detroit next week it will be a long and ugly season. Monday's roundup includes the weekend box-office report and NBCUniversal's big hire. Daily Dose: You know your football team is bad when the local TV station is basically apologizing for carrying its games.
September 5, 2013 |
Will this fall turn into the best sports season L.A. has ever seen? Factor together a Dodgers World Series run, Doc Rivers' Clippers, Kobe's comeback, the Kings and the Galaxy, and you have a fall that L.A. sports fans may remember forever. It'll all be capped by the Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl, then an outdoor hockey game at Dodger Stadium between the Ducks and Kings. Add UCLA football to this fall festivus as well. Think Blue, the sequel. In its opener, Jim Mora's offense moved north-south in ways UCLA hasn't in years.
August 18, 2013 |
Mark Sanchez had the stage to himself for three quarters Saturday night in his bid to secure the starting job as the New York Jets quarterback, but the reviews are mixed following a 37-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. The fifth-year quarterback, whose job looked in jeopardy after the Jets drafted Geno Smith of West Virginia and opened the competition to include former Alabama star Greg McElroy, started well but had an uneven effort after that as he played nine series.
July 13, 2013 |
Michael Jackson, or at least a statue of the late entertainer, was on reporters' minds Saturday when Shad Khan, an American who owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, was introduced as the new owner of Fulham, a soccer club in the venerable English Premier League. That's right, the British tabloid influence was in full force at the proceedings, or so it seemed. Except one problem, the previous owner of Fulham, Mohamed Al Fayed, is a staunch supporter of Jackson. Khan reportedly was taken aback by a question regarding whether the statue would be removed from the grounds of the team's Crave Cottage Stadium in London.
July 3, 2013 |
More trouble for Aaron Hernandez. According to ABC News, authorities in Massachusetts have contacted police in Gainesville, Fla., to determine whether Hernandez, then 17, had a role in a 2007 shooting that left two men injured. He was a freshman football player at the University of Florida at the time. Hernandez is a former New England Patriots tight end being held in Massachusetts on first-degree murder charges in the slaying of Odin Lloyd. ESPN's “Outside the Lines” obtained a copy of the police report from the 2007 shooting, in which one of the two men injured was shot in the back of the head.