January 13, 2011 |
It's easy to see why Universal Pictures wanted to make "The Dilemma. " And unfortunately for the studio, it's just as easy to picture how the movie could struggle this weekend at the box office. The film pairs two of Hollywood's most reliable comedy superstars: Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. It is directed by Ron Howard, one of the most commercial filmmakers in town, and written by Allan Loeb, who penned 2008's surprise hit "21. " And when Universal first dated the movie opposite "The Green Hornet," it looked as if Sony's action-hero movie would be the film that might labor to sell tickets.
January 7, 2011 |
Five years later, the image remains indelible to Auburn quarterback Cam Newton -- and Oregon defenders. On Jan. 4, 2006, Texas quarterback Vince Young torched USC and willed the Longhorns to a 41-38 victory in the Bowl Championship Series title game. The 6-foot-5 quarterback accounted for 467 yards rushing and passing and ran for three touchdowns, including the winning score with 19 seconds to play. Newton said this week that he was "glued" to the TV when Young performed his feats on college football's biggest stage, adding that he still gets goose bumps watching clips on YouTube.
January 5, 2011
Lakers tonight AT PHOENIX Time: 7:30 PST On the air: TV: Channel 9, ESPN; Radio: 710; 1330. Where: US Airways Center. Records: Lakers 24-11; Suns 14-18. Record vs. Suns: 1-1. Update: The Suns have struggled since shaking up their roster by trading Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu to Orlando for Vince Carter and Marcin Gortat. The Suns have lost five of their last six games, including a 94-89 setback Sunday at Sacramento.
January 5, 2011 |
Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams says it's time to let quarterback Vince Young go. The Titans released a statement Wednesday night in which Adams said Young won't be on the team's roster next season, but he's still evaluating the coaching staff. "We have two critical decisions to make, the direction of the coaching staff and the future at the quarterback position. They are separate issues to me and will be dealt with separately," Adams said. Adams is the owner who wanted Young drafted No. 3 overall out of Texas in 2006 and said on draft day that "VY is my guy. " Young is 30-17 in his five NFL seasons, but only 13-14 against teams finishing a season at .500 or better.
January 1, 2011
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE Phoenix Coach Gentry on Clippers phenom Blake Griffin: "He's the best athlete in the league.... If guys are going to throw lobs and stuff like that, there's nobody that's even remotely close right now. "You have to make him into a basketball player. You have to make him make basketball plays, not athletic plays. " ALL WE NEED IS LOVE (CONT.) Denver Coach George Karl, on Minnesota phenom Kevin Love: "I think we made inquiries on [acquiring]
December 25, 2010 |
When the New York Giants play at Green Bay on Sunday, temperatures are expected to dip into the low teens. Surely, somebody will refer to the "frozen tundra" of Lambeau Field. Funny thing about that phrase, though, is that Vince Lombardi didn't like it, and didn't want it used in the Packers' highlight films. It was coined by Steve Sabol, now president of NFL Films, and he used it in his script for the "Ice Bowl," the 1967 NFL championship game between the Packers and Dallas Cowboys.
December 23, 2010 |
Activision Blizzard Inc. has dragged its biggest rival and Hollywood's biggest talent agency into its legal battle with the creators of Call of Duty. Santa Monica-based Activision, the nation's largest video game publisher, on Tuesday amended its lawsuit against Jason West and Vince Zampella, who were fired last March, to add Electronic Arts Inc. as a defendant. The new complaint accuses No. 2 game publisher EA of hatching a secret plot to "destabilize, disrupt and ... destroy Infinity Ward," the Activision-owned studio that West and Zampella ran. The lawsuit accuses EA, of Redwood City, Calif.
December 18, 2010 |
In a major roster shakeup, the Orlando Magic acquired guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards and Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. The Magic traded forward Rashard Lewis for Arenas, and sent Phoenix guards Vince Carter and Mickael Pietrus and backup center Marcin Gortat . Orlando also received Earl Clark from the Suns. A preseason favorite in the Eastern Conference, Orlando had lost five of its last six games entering Saturday.
December 13, 2010 |
For much of the 1960s in the state of Wisconsin, there was a shared deity. There was the incumbent and there was Vince Lombardi. It was a time of bobby socks and crew cuts, of Edsels and Cadillacs with fish-like tail fins. Everybody smoked, drank brandy at parties, bought snow tires in October and looked forward to Friday night fish fries. Everybody also worshiped Lombardi's Green Bay Packers. As in all small pro sports markets, Wisconsin fans were both protective and paranoid about their teams.
November 25, 2010 |
Jeff Fisher says quarterback Vince Young has apologized to him by text message, though that's probably not the best move since the Tennessee Titans coach says talking face to face is a "man thing. " Fisher said Wednesday after practice that reporters could draw their own conclusions on whether he would have preferred an apology from Young in person. The coach wouldn't discuss what the text said except that Young apologized via a text sent Tuesday. But the coach also didn't text his quarterback in response.