April 10, 2014 |
Film and football fans who turn out to see Kevin Costner's NFL drama "Draft Day" when it opens this weekend will watch many real-life teams in fictional action, including the Cleveland Browns that Costner's general manager character runs and the Seattle Seahawks with whom he wheels and deals. One team you won't see: the New York Jets. The colorful, sometimes embattled franchise of Namath, Maynard, Martin and Toon was scheduled to play a key role in the picture, directed by veteran helmer Ivan Reitman.
April 9, 2014 |
The San Francisco 49ers will make their 2014 debut at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in an exhibition game against the Denver Broncos. That much was revealed Wednesday as the NFL released its preseason matchups, although dates and times have only been set for nationally televised games. There will be eight nationally televised exhibition games, and they will feature eight playoff teams from last season. The 2014 preseason will kick off Sunday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. PT, when the Buffalo Bills play the New York Giants in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.
March 4, 2014 |
The NFL on Tuesday reinstated former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner from an indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The suspension for using marijuana ended Browner's season in December and thrust the 29-year-old's career into doubt. In a dispatch on Twitter , however, the open-ended punishment went up in smoke. “I realize now more than ever that being part of the NFL is not a right but a privilege,” Browner wrote. “I am grateful that Commissioner [Roger]
February 26, 2014 |
Pete Carroll returned to USC on Wednesday night for his first public appearance at the school since he led the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl title. And the NCAA sanctions levied against the school after Carroll left the Trojans for the NFL in 2010 are still apparently on his mind. Carroll addressed a crowd of about 1,200 at Bovard Auditorium as part of an event sponsored by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the upbeat evening taking on a lighthearted feel when actor Will Ferrell came on stage and kicked a football into the balcony.
February 19, 2014 |
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm about to pass along a gateway to the future - shiny as a Lombardi Trophy - where you make the most of every moment, don't whine, never quit, and refuse to worry about what your opponents are up to. It's a liberating new approach based on some fatherly old advice.
February 5, 2014 |
SEATTLE - First came the Seattle Seahawks' blowout victory, one of the most lopsided final scores in Super Bowl history. Then the unofficial celebration burbled up, a little Sunday night mayhem in polite Seattle fashion - a few torched sofas, a damaged historic building, maybe half a dozen arrests. A Twitter hashtag (#HowSeattleRiots) followed, with tweets mocking the ways a laid-back citizenry goes crazy when its home team wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time: “Throw garbage in the compost-only bin.” “The Priuses are honking.” “Wearing sandals without your socks.” Tuesday, the president called.