How The Chiefs Stopped Sucking In One Offseason

Before Week 1, if you'd said that the Kansas City Chiefs would be undefeated halfway through the season, you'd have been chased up and down Blue Parkway by men with butterfly nets. Yet here we are, on the cusp of November, and the last undefeated team in the NFL plays at Arrowhead Stadium. How'd the Chiefs go from a… » 10/31/13 5:32pm 10/31/13 5:32pm

Alex Smith Trade Is "All But Done," But To Where?

It's hard not to feel bad for Alex Smith. After years of underachieving in a miserable 49ers offense, San Francisco turned things around. And it looked like Smith had figured things out too—he was on pace for one of the all-time most accurate passing years in NFL history when he was felled by a concussion halfway… » 2/25/13 8:40am 2/25/13 8:40am

Alex Smith Has A Good Shot At Setting An NFL Passing Record This Season

It's been more than a month since Colin Kaepernick became the man in San Francisco. The Niners were 6-2, and Alex Smith's numbers were sparkling—not just for his supposed game-manager image, but up there with anyone in the league. And then Smith took a couple of hard hits in the first half of a game against the Rams.… » 12/19/12 3:25pm 12/19/12 3:25pm

Free Alex Smith's Hat!

Yesterday, Alex Smith revealed that the NFL has threatened him with $15,000 fines if he continues to wear his San Francisco Giants cap during press conferences. It's non-approved gear from a competing league, you see, and that's not cool. Postgame is prime time for marketing NFL products, and the league isn't about to… » 9/20/12 4:25pm 9/20/12 4:25pm

The NFL Will Fine Alex Smith For Wearing A San Francisco Giants Cap

Alex Smith grew up in La Mesa, outside San Diego, so it's not a surprise he used to wear a Padres cap at postgame press conferences. But Alex Smith used to be terrible, so something had to change. Last year, in the midst of a successful season, he switched to a Giants cap and used it as a good luck charm, donning it… » 9/19/12 5:30pm 9/19/12 5:30pm

The Dolphins Have Spent An Offseason Humiliating Themselves

Believe me when I tell you that I say this with zero malice: the Dolphins are a pathetic franchise at the moment. It's not so much that two weeks ago they were certain they were going to have Peyton Manning throwing to Brandon Marshall and Reggie Wayne, and now they may have to content themselves with Richard Marshall. … » 3/19/12 11:10am 3/19/12 11:10am

Apparently, Alex Smith Should Have Chosen Not To Run For That Touchdown

In some divergent reality, that gangbusters Saints/49ers game didn't come down to the teams trading scores like heavyweight blows in the final few minutes. In this alternate universe, Alex Smith scampered free for 27 yards, with a clear path to the end zone, and took a knee. The 49ers would run out the clock before… » 1/16/12 1:15pm 1/16/12 1:15pm

Eagles Lineman Jason Babin Does His Best Complainin' James Harrison…

"Babin, the NFL's sack leader, said he was fined $15,000 for a hit on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith during the Eagles' 24-23 loss Sunday. Babin is playing in the first year of a five-year, $28.325 million contract. 'It's ridiculous,' he said. 'They just arbitrarily go around fining guys for whatever they want. I'd love… » 10/06/11 8:45pm 10/06/11 8:45pm