1. Five Things to Watch At USC: Part 2 (Special Teams)

    Since Mark Sanchez led the Trojans to Rose Bowl triumph, the big news at USC has made a complete shift to covering the Matt Barkley saga. The headlines have looked something like this: Matt Barkley joins USC early to learn the playbook...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about over 5 years ago 334 reads 0 comments

  2. Five Things To Watch That Do Not Involve Matt Barkley: Part One

    Since Mark Sanchez led the Trojans to Rose Bowl triumph, the big news at USC has made a complete shift to covering the Matt Barkley saga. The headlines have looked something like this: Matt Barkley joins USC early to learn the playbook...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about over 5 years ago 541 reads 0 comments

  3. Tweet Carroll: Pete Carroll's Obsession With The Twitter World

    Pete Carroll is a fifty-seven year old multi-millionaire football coach. According to conventional wisdom, Coach Carroll is the least likely of Americans to take advantage of the new Twitter phenomenon...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about over 5 years ago 2,546 reads 6 comments

  4. Biased College Football Bowl Coverage Part Two: Miami Merely a Tropical Storm

    Miami almost pulled the upset over the Cal-Berkeley Golden Bears. Jacory Harris avoided throwing more than one interception to Cal’s vaunted pass defense, but a late game fumble—forced ...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about almost 6 years ago 547 reads 23 comments

  5. Brett Throws Away Game, Patriots are out: What Happens now in the AFC Playoffs?

    The Patriots had their chance several weeks ago, on third-and-15 in overtime. Brett Favre actually made that pass to Dustin Keller, and led the Jets to a 38-34 overtime victory...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about almost 6 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  6. Jeff Byers Gains His Sixth Year of Eligibility

    Yesterday, I read on ESPN.com that Trojan offensive guard Jeff Byers—although a senior already—will have not a fifth, but a sixth year of eligibility. This is great news for the USC offense...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about almost 6 years ago 298 reads 2 comments

  7. Biased Bowl Coverage, Part One: Arizona Wildcats Snuff No. 16 BYU

    So, after all the ranting I’ve heard about the BCS being inefficient, and my own ranting that the Pac-10 is better than it looks, I decided to put myself to the test...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about almost 6 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  8. 10 Most Embarrassing Football Moments of 2008

    This article began as my "Top 10 Embarrassing Moments in Sports". About 5 items through the list, and I realized that football is by far the most embarrassing sport in America...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about almost 6 years ago 7,143 reads 8 comments

  9. 'Fins Are Bound To Flop: AFC East May Send Its Worst Contender To The Playoffs

    Post Week 16 Update: After Miami's narrow win, the Jets' embarrassing loss, and the Patriots' domination of the Cardinals, ESPN...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 878 reads 48 comments

  10. Daryll Clark? Not a Problem: USC Trojans Look to Demolish Penn State Offense

    With the Rose Bowl fast approaching, I’ve been asked several questions by football fans that don’t follow USC closely. Many of them deal with the battle between USC’s pass defense and Penn State’s Daryll Clark...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 652 reads 20 comments

  11. Goodbye Weis, Goodbye Competition: Win Over Notre Dame Gives USC Mixed Feelings

    When Patrick Turner and Rey Maualuga directed the Spirit of Troy (USC Marching Band) after a 38-3 blowout of Notre Dame, fellow USC seniors responded with their own display of emotion...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 243 reads 10 comments

  12. Texas Tech Loses to Oklahoma: What It Means For...the USC Trojans?

    Texas Tech's glass slipper didn't fit well enough. In an astonishing blowout to Oklahoma, the Big 12 suddenly is up in the air. Not even soap operas have plots this intriguing: Texas beat Oklahoma, but loses to Texas Tech in the last minute...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 930 reads 5 comments

  13. USC-Seton Hall: Trojans Fall, Yet Shows Promise for the Season

    Yes, the Trojans lost their first game against a team not from the nether regions of the country.Yes, the Trojans gave up a 15-point lead to a less-than-stellar Seton Hall team...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 153 reads 0 comments

  14. Gimmie Some Sugar: Why The USC Trojans Don't Want The Rose Bowl

    Blasphemy! The USC Trojans not in a Rose Bowl? Yes, you heard me. The Trojans have owned the Rose Bowl in recent years, spending four out of their last five bowl season games in Los Angeles. And it’s time for change...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 460 reads 10 comments

  15. Matt Cassel's Future: Five Teams Willing To Pay the Patriots' New Price

    Thank the football gods that the Patriots drafted Kevin O'Connell, because after this year, the odds point to Matt Cassel leaving Foxborough. Not many Boston faithful want to think about it right now, but Cassel’s future is undeniable...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 1,819 reads 40 comments

  16. Not Too Bad: Reflections on My Pats-Jets Preview

    Reflections on my Preview of the Pats-Jets matchup Yes, my verdict was a bit wrong. New York controlled the majority of the clock, and came out with a win in a high-scoring game. Surprisingly, though, some of my predictions came to fruition...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 245 reads 0 comments

  17. Patriots-Jets: New England's Prime-Time Losing Streak Continues

    Prime-time football has not been friendly to the Patriots, and today was surely not an exception. Brett Favre and the Jets gave the Patriots their second close loss on national television, their third overall, with a 34-31 overtime thriller...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 355 reads 7 comments

  18. Bob Kraft: The Patriots' Perfect Owner

    Watching the pregame show for the Jets-Patriots matchup (which I will provide a breakdown for after the game), I was shocked to see who the NFL Network hosts were interviewing. They were not interviewing a retired coach...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 214 reads 2 comments

  19. Top 5 Fantasy Pickup Gems: Week 11

    Week 11 starts tomorrow. Most likely, you are finally done with the majority of your pickups. The bye weeks are over, and hopefully you've solved whatever injury crisis (Tom Brady related or not) has thrown itself at your carefully drafted team...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 257 reads 0 comments

  20. Patriots-Jets Preview: Ty Law Comes to Play (But Not Well)

    Will the coaching geniuses shake hands, or hug? Will Bill be cold and distant to his former protégé? Just how much does Mangini really weigh? These questions surface time and again ...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 618 reads 15 comments

  21. USC Hoops Primed for Pac-10 Title Run...Without O.J. Mayo

    All that USC Coach Tim Floyd wants is a spot in the tournament: “Get yourself to the NCAA Tournament and make something happen...

    Mitchell Golden Written by Mitchell Golden about 6 years ago 436 reads 6 comments