October 16, 2013 |
Friday's Coliseum League game between between Dorsey and host Crenshaw comes at an ideal time for Dorsey, because the Dons have several players making real progress at midseason. Jermel Jefferson, a 5-foot-10 receiver-defensive back, is one of those players making an impact. Here's the link to his midseason highlight video. Quarterback Noah Whitney is showing he can pass effectively when given time to throw. Here's the link to his highlight video. Eric.email@example.com
October 11, 2013 |
There are lots of surprise standouts after the first six weeks of the high school football season. Besides the ones mentioned in Friday's column , here are some additional players: Noah Whitney, Dorsey, Sr. Primarily a backup last season, Whitney's passing success has been a big plus for the Dons. He had a school-record 359 yards and four touchdown passes against Fairfax. He had four TDs against Venice. Grant Kraemer, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Sr. Kraemer was a backup receiver last season.
October 10, 2013 |
After six weeks of high school football, the Internet recruiting experts are scrambling for quick makeovers. Some of their four-star recruits are playing like one stars. Others who seemingly didn't exist are suddenly on the rise. Here's a look at some of the surprise standouts at midseason: Lavan Alston, Ventura St. Bonaventure, Jr.: Former Coach Todd Therrien warned me about Alston more than a year ago, predicting he'd be a star. And sure enough, thanks to his blazing speed, he has become one of the best big-play weapons in Southern California as a receiver and punt returner.
September 22, 2013 |
Making a trade during the NFL season is relatively uncommon, and those moves are even more rare when they involve star players. So the Cleveland Browns raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday in dealing running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis for a 2014 first-round pick. Two similarly huge midseason swaps in the 1980s involved Los Angeles teams, with one future Hall of Famer coming to the West Coast and another leaving. In November 1983, the L.A. Raiders were awarded the rights to star cornerback Mike Haynes, who had played out his contract with New England and had been sitting out the season.
July 1, 2013 |
The trading season is here, and the Dodgers are open for business. The modus operandi is the same as last summer: a lot to offer in the way of money, not a lot to offer in the way of prospects. The Dodgers might have even fewer top prospects available than they did last summer, meaning the payroll of the most expensive team in baseball history figures to go up. After operating the Dodgers in the purgatory of bankruptcy, when the team needed loans to make payroll and the buzzword for trades was "cash-neutral," General Manager Ned Colletti can spend freely for the second consecutive summer.
May 24, 2013 |
Press materials for BET's football-flavored "The Game," the network's signature series, label its 2011 launch as "the #1 sitcom debut in the history of cable television. " The debut of "The Game" drew a record-setting 7.7 million viewers and was a clear triumph for BET, which rescued the series after it had been canceled by the CW. The show was one of the network's scripted success and ushered in a new era of attention-getting comedies such as "Real Husbands of Hollywood. " But as "The Game" closed out its midseason finale this week, the show is in danger of setting another record: biggest loss of viewers in two years.