See the update at the end of this post explaining why Mark Sanchez will now start for the Jets.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 26, 4:26 P.M.: Who would have seen this coming when the NFL season began? Heading into week 17--the final week of the regular season--the only quarterback out of USC with a chance of st ... More >>
Sports Illustrated has turned its illustrated sporty to Bruce Rollinson, the longtime Mater Dei High School's football coach who is poised to become the first field general to accomplish quite a feat.Here's a hint: it involves two former Monarchs named Matt.
My being on assignment last week forced my skipping last Friday's What We Learned. Not that anyone noticed . . . sniff . . . It's because I'm fat, isn't it!?! MARCH 10: UCI's Nobel Prize-winning chemist F. Sherwood Rowland (right) passes away at his Corona del Mar home from Parkinson's Disease co ... More >>
Quarterback Matt Leinart, the pride of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana and USC in La-La Land, has been cut by the Houston Texans. It marks the second time in two years that the lefty with a reputation for hearty partying has been let go. The Texans picked Leinart up after the Arizona Cardinals ... More >>
The talk of the sports world has been New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. Yes, we all know his story already and yes, we know the overwhelming media hype surrounding his improbable ride, but that doesn't mean we're going to shy away from taking a look at the musical angle of Linsanity. That being s ... More >>
Get up on Uncle Matt's bum knee and let him tell you about the 1970s. Way back then, I swear the friggin' God, Los Angeles (and eventually Anaheim) had a professional football team. They were called the "Rams," and they played home games at the LA Coliseum (and eventually the Big A). For a time t ... More >>
Matt Barkley, the pride of Newport Coast and Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, announced today he will return to USC for his senior season.There had been speculation the quarterback might end his college career by entering the NFL draft, where he was forecast to be among the top picks.
The record-setting QB is in a Hawaii hospital in serious condition.Update, November 22, 11:03 a.m.: Terry Brennan indicated to reporters that his son, Colt, is "heavily sedated" and is "far from being alert." Colt is able to acknowledge that family and doctors are in the room, through hand signals, ... More >>
Inside the athletic complex at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana is an exhibit that pays tribute to quarterbacks John Huarte, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 1964 for Notre Dame, Matt Leinart, who won the 2004 Heisman as a junior at USC, and Colt Brennan, a 2007 Heisman finalist for Hawaii ... More >>
Quarterback Matt Leinart, who starred at Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana and USC before the Arizona Cardinals drafted the former Costa Mesa resident with the 10th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, could soon be looking for work . . . . . . possibly in another league.
Colt BrennanColt Brennan, who earned the NCAA record for throwing the most touchdown passes in a single season (58) while a quarterback at the University of Hawaii, was released today the Washington Redskins."I was totally surprised," Brennan told the Washington Post.Pro football, so far, hasn't ... More >>
On over the weekend, Angels third baseman Brandon Wood hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.While that's pretty impressive, the four runs Wood drove in over the weekend represent 30 percent of his RBIs on the season. In other ... More >>