Which Rookie Quarterback Had The Most Poise After His Second Start?

Last week, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts showed the most poise out of all the rookie quarterbacks who played in Week 1, according to people who wrote about him. Did Luck maintain his grip on the poise title in Week 2? Or did any of the other four rookie quarterbacks—Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Ryan… » 9/18/12 12:40pm 9/18/12 12:40pm

Which Rookie Quarterback Had The Most Poise After His First Start?

Mark Sanchez was the king of "poise" during his rookie season in 2009. That year, you'd have been hard-pressed to find any writers using any other word to describe him (seriously, you would). Now, after just one game this season, five first-year quarterbacks—Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Brandon Weeden, Ryan… » 9/12/12 3:45pm 9/12/12 3:45pm

There Is Finally An Inspirational Children's Book About Danny Woodhead

If every undersized, scrappy professional athlete could have an inspirational children's book written about him or her, the world would be full of adolescents with overblown expectations about their futures. But since that's already the case with America's youth, scraptastic young men like Greg Paulus, Dustin Pedroia,… » 11/08/11 11:15am 11/08/11 11:15am

Justin Verlander "Gutted Out" "Gritty," "Gutsy" Performance Last Night,…

Justin Verlander threw 133 pitches yesterday, which is a lot, and he gave up four runs on eight hits, which isn't so great. By most standards, he pitched a so-so game. By his standards, he was awful. But because the Tigers won a game they had to win, and because the prevailing narrative calls for Justin Verlander to… » 10/14/11 2:35pm 10/14/11 2:35pm

Mark Sanchez, Joe Flacco, And The Franchise Quarterback Con

There was a moment during last night's Jets-Ravens game—a wacky, interminable affair that had so many turnovers, penalties, and replay reviews that one would have been better off watching baseball for crisp play—when it became clear that Joe Flacco and Mark Sanchez are running the NFL's most successful con. Flacco… » 10/03/11 5:10pm 10/03/11 5:10pm