Michael Vick's character rehabilitation is not just about dog fighting

Michael VickThe comeback story of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been well chronicled. Vick's 15 passing and six running touchdowns, combined with a 63.8 percent completion percentage, have propelled the Eagles into a first place tie in the NFC East. His spectacular play has Philly fans envisioning a return trip to Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV in February.

Michael Vick

USC's past & future on display at CA high school playoff game

Friday, November 19, I was on the sideline for the California Pac-5 playoff opener between Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana, CA and Long Beach (CA) Polytechnic High School. The game was played at Long Beach Veterans Stadium.

Willie McGinest's influence on the NFL coaching carousel

Brad ChildressDuring this very topsy-turvy 2010 NFL season, two of the preeminent storylines have involved the disappointing play of the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys. As a result of this collective underachievement, both of the teams' head coaches have been relieved of their duties prior to season's end. Monday, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf gave Brad Childress his walking papers and two weeks ago, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sacked Wade Phillips.

Brad Childress

The Kurt Warner effect felt in AZ & STL

Tuesday night, retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner was eliminated from this season's edition of “Dancing with the Stars.”  Warner and dancing partner Anna Trebunskaya were sent home as the show trimmed its list of competitors to a final four.  While this is considered big news in the reality TV world, within the sphere of pro football, it's interesting to note the lack of news that emanates from a team after Warner moves on from their roster.

Kurt Warner

Jared Allen Hair Impacting His Play On The Field?

Jared Allen“The mullet isn't just a hairdo, it is definitely a lifestyle.”

Jared Allen

New York vs. Minnesota weeklong battle royal of sports

Sunday, the New York Yankees clinched the American League Wildcard position, upon losing game 162 to the Boston Red Sox. This outcome set in place a first round series matchup between the Yankees and the AL Central Champion Minnesota Twins. The highly anticipated best of five will pit the teams against one another for the fourth time in the last eight postseasons.  

New York Yankees

Troy Polamalu: the heart and soul of the Steel City

Troy PolamaluThrough the opening two games of the 2010 season, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is once again proving to be his team's most indispensible player. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive back, whose long hair has brought him nearly as much notoriety as his hard hits and clutch play, is back to his old role of dominating the game from the defensive side of the ball.

Troy Polamalu