December 10, 2013 |
They coach the same game, with the same-sized fields and same oblong ball. They both wear whistles, headsets and sunglasses that hide sleep-starved eyes closer to Xs than O's. But the difference between being a head football coach in college and the NFL is like the difference between Wal-Mart and Wall Street. "When you're in the NFL, and you're going to do something that's going to help you win, no one ever says, 'What does it cost?'" said Jerry Glanville, who coached at Portland State more than a decade after coaching the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons.
December 5, 2013 |
Tim Tebow's dream of playing quarterback for a professional football team might be over in America, or at least the NFL, but Italian league team Milano has offered him a four-month contract. Milano team President Marco Mutti told the Associated Press that the offer has been sent to Tebow's agent and the club is awaiting an answer. “We would be more than happy to have him,” Mutti said. The Milano Seamen lost last season's championship game to the Parma Panthers, 51-28.
November 22, 2013 |
The big story in the NFL this weekend is Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady. Or is it? The matchup of two of the premier quarterbacks in the history of the game, the Denver Broncos' Manning and the New England Patriots' Brady, is where the NFL wants our goose bumps. There is no denying the attraction. Both teams are very good. Manning is chasing Brady's single-season touchdown passing record of 50. The game is in the prime-time Sunday night spot, where the best in the business, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, broadcast and analyze the action.
August 14, 2013 |
Christian Fauria spent 13 seasons as an NFL tight end. He won two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots. He understands the hunger for any possible physical edge. But he said he couldn't bring himself to use human growth hormone. He did buy it though. He held the vials in his hands. He contemplated injecting himself with the banned substance, but… "Too chicken to go through with it," Fauria told The Times on Wednesday. "I did my research. I had tons of ankle problems, and I was looking for a way to get back faster.
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August 5, 2013 |
Art Donovan played pro football for 12 years. He spent the rest of his life telling everyone about it. Donovan, 89, who died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at a Baltimore hospice, played and talked a great game. He was a Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts and an engaging raconteur. His cherubic face, adenoidal voice and side-splitting tales of yore captivated generations of viewers who never saw Donovan collar a quarterback or take down a runner. Donovan appeared 10 times on "Late Night With David Letterman," where he spun yarns about his youth in the Bronx, his hitch in the Marines during World War II and his playing days in the NFL. Often, his stories were laced with self-deprecating humor and some choice four-letter words.
July 15, 2013 |
The Pro Football Hall of Fame distanced itself from former New England tight end Aaron Hernandez by removing a photo of the murder suspect from a display last week. “In the spirit of good taste we thought we'd take it down,” vice president of communication and exhibits Joe Horrigan told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. According to the Plain Dealer, the Canton, Ohio, institution had received several complaints from visitors regarding the award-winning shot of Hernandez high-stepping into the end zone in front of a crumpled Sam Shields of the Green Bay Packers during the 2010 season.