| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:24 PM
With the kickoff to the NFL season right around the corner, Paul Salata emailed us to update us on this year's Mr. Irrelevant. I figured the Indianapolis Colts had cut Justice Cunningham back in June during Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach.
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:45 PM
COSTA MESA — An 85-year-old man made his way down to the football field at Jim Scott Stadium on Saturday morning. Everyone involved with Costa Mesa Pop Warner seemed to know him.
People referred to him as "Mr. Pop Warner."
Ed Baume is his real...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:03 PM
It can be long day for high school football players going through what many refer to as, "hellweek."
At Costa Mesa High, the Mustangs begin at 8 a.m. and they go home at 6 p.m. They have lunch at the school.
Their two-a-days could become boring during...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:36 PM
COSTA MESA — There were several messages delivered, and messages within messages, and symbolism wrapped in tragedy and triumph when Kermit Alexander spoke to the Costa Mesa High football team Wednesday afternoon.
But before he talked about his...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:16 PM
COSTA MESA — Much of the allure of an NFL preseason is the play of the quarterbacks.
Often, the story line calls for fans to get behind a backup they hope might eventually displace a starter. There is also the flat-out competition for the starting...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Darren Fells, a former UC Irvine men's basketball player attempting to make the Seattle Seahawks as a tight end, was waived by the football team Saturday.
Fells caught two passes for 22 yards in the preseason for the Seahawks, who signed him to a three-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:45 PM
While most coaches are drawing up plays and arranging depth charts, Orange Coast College football coach Mike Taylor spent much of his preseason writing letters to professors on campus, urging them to admit his players into congested classes.
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:06 PM
There has been a massive influx of young starting quarterbacks into the NFL over the past three seasons.
The 2011 NFL Draft produced six starters, 2012 produced five (with Nick Foles almost making it six) and 2013 has produced two. This means that 13...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:59 PM
I have been writing for my hometown paper, The Daily Pilot, for several years now, commenting on a variety of news and issues surrounding the world of sports. This week, the news spread about my own plans, and I wanted to share the rationale and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:11 PM
A group of students with leather helmets, shoulder pads, cleats and a football took the field one Friday afternoon in October of 1931 behind the leadership of Coach Ralph Reed, and when the dust had cleared they had come up short, 7-0, to Orange High. The...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Young athletes from elementary and intermediate schools in Costa Mesa sat in the stands at Jim Scott Stadium on Tuesday to take in words from a pro who was once in their shoes and went on to great achievements.
Matt Leinart, an NFL free agent...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:26 PM
For the 10th straight year the IMPACT Foundation and several others in the community celebrated Ronnie Lott, the trophy named after him and all things football, at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach Sunday night.
It wasn't called the 10th annual Lott...