October 25, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday: Kim Kardashian lands a role in the new Tyler Perry film "The Marriage Counselor. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Kelly Clarkson says she's never been in love. ( USA Today ) Is the third time a charm for Robin Williams? The funnyman ties the knot in Napa with graphic designer Susan Schneider. ( Los Angeles Times ) Coming up this week on "South Park": Stan's parents go to Broadway to take in the musical "Wicked.
October 23, 2011 |
If the Jacksonville Jaguars end up being the team that lands in Los Angeles, at least they're purging their system of losses 3,000 miles away now, and mostly out of sight. That changes Monday night, when the 1-5 Jaguars draw a national television audience for a home game at EverBank Field against the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens (4-1). "If it were horseshoes or hand grenades, we'd be all right," Jaguars Coach and former USC linebacker Jack Del Rio told reporters. The grenade could instead land at Del Rio's feet after this.
September 10, 2011 |
Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu always has been considered a grounded NFL star. Now, the rules mandate it. One of the adjustments the league has made to unnecessary-roughness penalties this season is that players can no longer "launch" into opponents. Launching is defined as a player leaving both feet prior to contact in order to spring upward and forward into an opponent and deliver a blow with any part of the helmet. That doesn't mean a defender cannot leave his feet or dive to make a play, but that he must lower his target so he's not on an upward trajectory.
October 17, 2010 |
As AFC South rivals, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans know each other very well. Question is, how well do they know themselves? When the Jaguars play host to the Titans on Monday night, which Jacksonville quarterback will show up? In the Jaguars' three victories, David Garrard had a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 8-1, but in his team's two losses that ratio was 1-5. Are the Jaguars the team that scored three points in a home loss to Philadelphia, or the one that scored 31 on the same field the next week in a victory over Indianapolis?
September 29, 2010
Shaun Hill will make his third consecutive start at quarterback for the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Green Bay. Lions Coach Jim Schwartz said Matthew Stafford is making progress in his rehab from a right shoulder injury, but he added that the quarterback is not nearly ready to return to the field. Hill, who took over for injured Stafford in the season-opening loss to the Chicago Bears, has completed 63 of 107 passes for 660 yards and three touchdowns with five interceptions.
September 28, 2010 |
Quarterback Trent Edwards was claimed Tuesday by the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers, according to his agent. The Buffalo Bills waived Edwards on Monday after he lost his starting job to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Edwards, 26, began the season as the Bills quarterback but was benched after throwing for only 241 yards and one touchdown in his first two games, both losses. A former third-round pick from Stanford, Edwards is likely to back up Jaguars starter David Garrard. In his four seasons with Buffalo, Edwards threw for 25 touchdowns and 27 interceptions with a passer rating of 76.8.
December 18, 2009 |
Jacksonville, Fla. -- The Indianapolis Colts have surged into unfamiliar territory -- but took a well-worn path to get there. The Colts improved to 14-0 on Thursday for the first time in franchise history, and did so with yet another come-from-behind effort in the fourth quarter. Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes -- the clincher a 65-yarder to Reggie Wayne with 5:23 to play -- to lift the Colts to a 35-31 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In a game that had nine lead changes, Indianapolis overcame a deficit in the fourth quarter to win for the seventh time this season, the most by any team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
December 8, 2009 |
The Jacksonville Jaguars have an inside track on an NFL playoff berth, one of the league's most marketable stars in running back Maurice Jones-Drew and play in a sun-splashed region filled with passionate football fans. Then why, in winning Sunday for the seventh time in 10 games, did the Jaguars draw a home crowd of just 42,079, the smallest in franchise history? It's a confounding problem, one that happens regularly, and eventually could lead to the Jaguars' leaving for Los Angeles, even London, or perhaps playing part of their schedule in Orlando.
November 24, 2009
Hall pass There are 11 former USC players and four former UCLA players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They are: USC: Marcus Allen, Morris (Red) Badgro, Frank Gifford, Ronnie Lott, Ron Mix, Anthony Munoz, O.J. Simpson, Lynn Swann, Willie Wood, Ron Yary, Bruce Matthews. UCLA: Troy Aikman, Tom Fears, Jim Johnson, Bob Waterfield. Nine of note Nine outstanding players from each school who are not in the Hall of Fame: From USC: Junior Seau: Prototype for modern linebacker, member of the NFL's All-Decade team for 1990s.
November 20, 2009 |
Maurice Jones-Drew is a kid at heart and doesn't take himself too seriously. Case in point: On the day before Halloween, the running back drove his Hummer home from Jacksonville Jaguars headquarters wearing the giant, fuzzy red head of a popular "Sesame Street" character. So when a cluster of New York Jets fans taunted him before Sunday's game at the Meadowlands with a singsong chant of " Over-rated! Over-rated! " this 5-foot-7 Elmo impostor was -- what else? -- tickled. "It got pretty bad; they almost rattled me," the former UCLA standout said.