December 18, 2011 |
The best Green Bay can do is 15 wins. The worst Indianapolis can do is 15 losses. And New England saw the best and worst of the Broncos' No. 15 on Sunday, as the Patriots pushed the pause button on Tebowmania with a 41-23 victory at Denver. On a day of firsts — a loss by the Packers and a victory by the Colts — Tom Brady & Co. ended the first-place Broncos' six-game winning streak with an offensive display that slammed the door on any possibility of a Tim Tebow-led comeback.
December 5, 2010 |
Remember when the NFL was a simpler place, when the big worry was the rest-or-rust debate ? whether the best teams should play hard through the end of the season or save their starters for the playoffs? That was so 2009. Now, no one has the luxury to coast. The Indianapolis Colts certainly don't. Less than a year after flirting with a perfect season, they have lost four of five games and are in serious peril of not reaching the playoffs for the first time in nine years.
October 23, 2010 |
It's not the most stress-free season to be a Michigan State fan. The No. 8 Spartans edged another opponent this week to remain undefeated at 8-0, this time scoring 28 points in the second half ? including 21 in the fourth quarter ? to squeak by Northwestern, 35-27. "If you want to win championships," said Michigan State Coach Mark Dantonio, who was back on the sideline after working the previous two games in the press box following his heart attack. "If you want to go 8-0, we've got to do it the hard way at some point.
August 12, 2010 |
Front Page Jamaican Grille is one of those places where the guy working behind the counter will tell you, in no uncertain terms, what his favorite dish is. Where the owner will come out and shower love on your dog and then show you pictures of her own sweet pup. Where regulars in hot pink dresses breezing by to pick up their dinners will lean over your table, eye your oxtails and tell you: "Ooh, you got the good stuff!" People having their first bite of Front Page's jerk chicken typically fall silent, in a sort of reverent awe at the char and spice.
June 15, 2010 |
Cory Hahn posted plenty of numbers. As a pitcher, he won his last eight decisions to finish with a 14-1 record and 0.89 earned-run average, plus he batted .411 with 10 home runs and 24 runs batted in. The most impressive figures the senior from Santa Ana Mater Dei put up all season: five zeroes. The left-hander pitched five perfect innings against Dana Hills in the Southern Section Division 1 championship game, combining with Ty Moore on a perfect game in a 2-0 victory. Hahn also hit the only home run in the four title games played at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore, and he made an over-the-shoulder catch near the warning track after moving to center field in the sixth inning.
December 28, 2009 |
You don't send a rookie to do a most valuable player's job. The Indianapolis Colts reminded everyone of that Sunday, replacing three-time MVP Peyton Manning with first-year backup Curtis Painter in the third quarter . . . And bidding farewell to the chance for a perfect season. The playoff-minded New York Jets took full advantage of the quarterback swap, quickly erasing a five-point deficit and muscling their way to a 29-15 victory before a bitterly disappointed packed house at Lucas Oil Stadium.