| 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...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:58 PM
Representatives from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach elementary schools gathered for a special meeting Monday night at our office.
They came to find out more about the biggest elementary school soccer tournament in Orange County, maybe even in the state,...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
I sat on the floor for the Clipper-Laker game at Staples Center in seats right next to the Lakers bench on April 7. What a revelation.
The NBA we experience on television and in higher seats is perceived very differently than courtside. It highlighted...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:08 AM
The most anxiety-fueled, suspenseful, nerve-wracking, emotional and ultimately explosively joyful day of the year is coming this week for anyone who represents prospects for this year's National Football League Draft.
The long "second season" of All-...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Can you name who will be the last player chosen in this year's NFL Draft?
Irrelevant Week is having a contest for fans interested in correctly guessing which player will be drafted last on the final day of the draft on Saturday in New York. The...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 8:19 PM
After countless of hours on TV, the NFL Draft ended as it usually does with the last pick, Mr. Irrelevant.
During the three-day event, draft pundits talked about 253 players, their size, their skills and their potential impact. When it came to the 254th...