Mike Holmgren Weighs In On The Santa Cruz Dog-Ban Issue

The 35-year-old ban on dogs in downtown Santa Cruz could come to an end next week. Dog owners have money, and the business owners want it. Asked a leading are-you-surprised-there's-a-ban question by KSBW's Phil Gomez, Mike Holmgren of Scotts Valley said, "I'm a little surprised. I didn't know that, and we have a dog.… » 7/08/11 12:30am 7/08/11 12:30am

The NFL Lockout Court Battle, Explained Via Pretty Word Clouds

Like bright colors? Hate the complexity of legal procedure? Well, not only are you the target audience for the NFL's lockout PR campaign, but you might also enjoy these visualizations we made out of the court documents from Brady et al v. National Football League. Above is a word cloud for all of the court documents… » 5/31/11 4:55pm 5/31/11 4:55pm

The Evil Arrests That Ray Lewis Was Talking About Have Already Started

Free-agent backup running back Garrett Wolfe, late of the Chicago Bears, was charged with retail theft, disorderly conduct, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest with violence in Miami this morning. This was Wolfe's first newsworthy event since Wednesday when he spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times for a story… » 5/22/11 5:00pm 5/22/11 5:00pm

More Misplaced Rhetoric From Pro Football Talk

De Smith says the NFL is the "first league in the history of sports that has ever sued to not play their game," which, like a lot of slogans, isn't entirely accurate (the NFL hasn't sued), even if it accurately conveys the sense that the NFL is taking great pains to get its lockout. Mike Florio has some thoughts about… » 5/18/11 5:55pm 5/18/11 5:55pm

Roger Goodell Is Going To Be A Big Baby About This Lockout Until The…

Yesterday we brought you the gripping tales of players showing up to training facilities, only to find nothing going on and heading home. But at least one team grew a pair for a few hours: the Giants not only let DT Chris Canty into the complex to work in the weight room, but he met with Tom Coughlin and other… » 4/27/11 1:15pm 4/27/11 1:15pm

Dear Roger Goodell: This Is What A Typical NFL Career Looks Like

Roger Goodell recently took to the pulpit to debunk the popularly held notion that an NFL player's career lasts 3.5 years. The truth, Roger says, is that if you make an opening day roster as a rookie, your career will last almost six years; if you get drafted in the first round, it's nine years; and if you make a Pro… » 4/26/11 4:45pm 4/26/11 4:45pm

Here's What Confused NFL Players Are Doing This Morning

Showing up to work out, some of them. Except not really working out. And the ones that arrived are either union guys checking the lay of the land, or players openly concerned about their workout bonuses. Mostly, players walked in, hung around for a couple of minutes then went home. Everyone's pretty confused. » 4/26/11 12:50pm 4/26/11 12:50pm