1. Tebow Debuts in the City of Hard Knocks: The Crowd Boos

    TeeTee got booed in the Babe’s house? Poor baby. What the hell did you expect? The ancient myth about success in New York has always been, "'till you fought in the Garden you ain’t fought...

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  2. Roger Goodell Made the Right Decision with Bountygate, but Will It Save the NFL?

    Thank God, Jolly Roger Goodell , or GODell as his critics call him, made the right decision today. But I wish he had used the moment to say more than "This is no place" for the likes of Bountygate...

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  3. Joe Paterno's Self-Portrait: "An Old-World Man Profoundly Confused"

    In the news of the week in review from the Sandusky scandal in Happy Valley, the judge has put the trial off until early June, and the jury may be sequestered...

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  4. Tim Tebow to Come to San Francisco? Rapture to Follow

    OK. Now the best of all worlds. Peyton gone; Smith, AWOL. Harbaugh to be brought up on charges of going out of character, and not in a good way. Baalke to get a name change because it sounds a little too much like bukkake...

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  5. Smith + Harbaugh > Manning + Harbaugh (Weird but True Math)

    Word on the street is mixed. On Saturday, outside Lefty O'Doul's, just off Union Square, two men had this exchange: "You think Smith stays?" says the one, with a long white, gnarly beard and a faded 49er sweatshirt...

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  6. How to Think About Joe Paterno When All Is Said and Done

    As the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State grinds on, still now spreading dirt and dissension, the campaign to be on the university's board of trustees and set the matter straight has become a media affair...

    Paul Ward Written by Paul Ward about over 2 years ago 1,262 reads 70 comments

  7. Sir Peyton Manning Has a Second Act, but Not in San Francisco

    Let the man go. His destiny is Miami . As tempting as it sounds. As hall-of-famer as he is. The truth: San Francisco is not his town. It's the outdoors, for one. It's also the difference between the Irsay Family and the DeBartolo family...

    Paul Ward Written by Paul Ward about over 2 years ago 1,647 reads 19 comments

  8. Gregg Williams Should Be Banned from the Game; It May Be the Only Way to Save It

    By Louisiana law, bounty hunters must let the local police know their intentions—if apprehension is in a private residence...

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  9. Peyton Manning's Dilemma: Where to Start a Second Act

    Best bet: Peyton Mannning doesn't stay in Indy. Something about those empty offices in mid January, the dead air, the empty drawers, the non transferable memories. And Ryan Grigson? He is no lure...

    Paul Ward Written by Paul Ward about over 2 years ago 1,026 reads 2 comments

  10. Last-Minute Valentine's Day Step-by-Step Guide for Male NFL Fans

    Here's how to make the best of Valentine's Day. Works best with 'just married' or 'could-be married-if-everything-goes-right-for-five-more-years.' What you'll need: these videos you made or acquired: the Jan...

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  11. Jerry Sandusky's Tribulation, Town in Trial

    The trial of Jerry Sandusky, on 52 counts of child sexual abuse, may start on May 14. Or it may not. The trial will probably be held in the newly renovated Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa...

    Paul Ward Written by Paul Ward about over 2 years ago 448 reads 2 comments

  12. A Middle-Aged Women's Last-Minute Guide to Watching the Super Bowl

    Here’s a middle-aged woman’s last-minute guide to watching the Super Bowl. Remember that ‘middle age’ has been redefined following a recent survey establishing ...

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  13. Joe Paterno: An Icon and a Legend, but Not Quite a Hero

    We all have our pantheon of private heroes. Those often-anonymous people, among family or friends, or coworkers or teachers—or coaches —who have saved us in some way...

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  14. Patrick Witt's Strange Voyage Through Paradise Lost

    For a moment, put aside the time line of Patrick Witt’s quest for a Rhodes scholarship and also the question of whether The New York Times' telling of his story is accurate...

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  15. Vernon Davis: Occasional Great Player or Franchise Mainstay?

    As disappointment subsides, the 49ers face intriguing questions about how to take the best of a team that got them to the castle walls and build on that. Yet some answers may be counter-intuitive...

    Paul Ward Written by Paul Ward about over 2 years ago 881 reads 5 comments

  16. Kyle Williams' Giant Mistakes: This Too Shall Pass

    “Think of Andres Escobar,” says the man down at the end of the bar looking up at the screen showing Kyle Williams ’ fumble over and over. “He’s lucky this isn’t Columbia...

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  17. How Will Concussion Cases Against the NFL Change the Game?

    In the latest concussion-related NFL suit against the NFL filed January 17, the charge is once more that the league, and “other defendants,” namely some equipment ...

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  18. 49ers' Key to a Win: Anthony Davis and Adam Snyder Must Play Above Their Heads

    "On any given Sunday," that ancient notion of random equality in the NFL , may be a better basis on which to pick the winner of the 49er- Saints game than on all the premium stats you can find on Profootballfocus...

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  19. Brandon Short, LaVar Arrington Only Add to the Shame in Happy Valley

    Among the revelations to be learned from the horror in Happy Valley is that the Penn State notion of "family" was a large part of the problem, above all, the notion of blind loyalty...

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  20. Cowboys Should Lose to the Giants; 4 Reasons Why They Won't

    The oddsmakers have the Cowboys as three-point underdogs for Sunday's game. You might wonder why the spread isn't greater, considering the loss of DeMarco Murray and Jon Kitna, ...

    Paul Ward Written by Paul Ward about over 2 years ago 765 reads 2 comments

  21. Football Story of the Year: The Horror in Happy Valley

    The football story of the year is The Horror in Happy Valley. But not because an illustrious athletic program has been setback or because a university has been besmirched—a ...

    Paul Ward Written by Paul Ward about over 2 years ago 136 reads 6 comments

  22. Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Says 2011 49ers Are Better Than 1981 Super Bowl Team

    Crazy Eddie D, Jr., otherwise known as "Mr. D," said the other day that the 2011 49ers are better than the 1981 super bowl team. My first reaction was 'you're a wacho...

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  23. James Harrison: Another Dirty Bomb in a Sport That Needs Defusing

    And then along comes James Harrison . After the Steelers - Browns game on TNF, Neon Deon said it was no big thing what Harrison did, nothing the man could do, he was headed to a point...

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  24. 2 Belief Systems: Broncos vs. 49ers; Mysterious Ways vs. Old Ways

    Alright. Okay. Enough already. I believe in God, maker of all things visible and invisible. I'm turning in my Atheists of the World Unite card...

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  25. How Tim Tebow Is Seen by the All-Knowing, Not Just Cowherd, Plummer and Limbaugh

    In case you missed the presser of the day, the angel of football operations, and flak for the All- Knowing, his Angelicalness, St...

    Paul Ward Written by Paul Ward about over 2 years ago 1,053 reads 6 comments