April 5, 2012 |
Disgraced defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, suspended indefinitely by the NFL for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, urged his players to take shots at the head, knees and ankles of specific San Francisco 49ers before a playoff game in January. In an obscenity-laced speech to the defense at the Saints' hotel the night before the game, Williams indicated with a hand gesture that he would personally pay for a shot to the head of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. The speech was videotaped by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, working on a project about Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans special teams standout now suffering from ALS. The contents of the speech were first reported by Yahoo's Mike Silver.
November 2, 2008 |
Texas Tech can call itself No. 1 in the Lone Star State -- and one of the best in all the land. Graham Harrell fired a 28-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with one second left and No. 6 Texas Tech stunned No. 1 Texas, 39-33, Saturday night in a wild game that will shake up the national-title race. Texas, 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the Big 12, had stormed back from a 19-0 deficit to take a 33-32 lead when Vondrell McGee scored on a four-yard run with 1:29 left in the game.
September 22, 2009 |
A common postgame response to questions after NFL games is, "I have to wait to see the film." Times NFL writer Sam Farmer sorts through the best of Monday's film review: Rex Ryan , Jets coach, on "Mike and Mike in the Morning," about San Francisco's tampering accusations against the Jets in reference to holdout draft pick Michael Crabtree: "We'll let the NFL figure that one out. I think it's ridiculous, personally, but again we'll...
September 4, 2007 |
Clemson's first-time starter Cullen Harper threw two touchdown passes to lead the Tigers' 24-18 upset of No. 19-ranked Florida State on Monday night at Clemson, S.C., amid a report of two bomb threats earlier in the day. No explosive devices were found, although ESPN reported that security was heightened at Clemson's Memorial Stadium.