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 >>
Most of the people Orange County sends to the nation's capital are prone to empty, partisan rhetoric, but on Sunday Mission Viejo's Richard Crawford showed that the way to win a genuine standing ovation in the Washington, D.C. area is with raw athletic prowess. Crawford--who attended Oceanside' ... More >>
Current New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, the pride of Mission Viejo High School, has been called out by retired Jets QB Boomer Esiason as a "shaky chihuahua." Sanchez is famous for displaying Mexican pride on and off the field while guiding the Jets and USC before that. Chihuahuas were ass ... More >>
With NFL players locked out of team facilities, those preparing for the next season (should it come) have had to find alternatives.For New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, that has meant coming home to Mission Viejo--and bringing along some of his teammates.
After last weekend's AFC and NFC Championship games, the stage has been set for Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas. I, of course, was rooting for Orange County's own Mark Sanchez to take the New York Jets all the way until their comeback against the Pittsburgh Steelers fell short in the closing m ... More >>
The "secret" lies within the yellow thing on Odom's wrist.You may have seen the colorful rubber wristbands around. They're about as trendy with celebs and athletes as flannel and plaid are with hipsters. Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers. Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets. David Beckham o ... More >>
The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, the Santa Ana Drags, Huntington Beach surfers, Santa Cruz surfers and OC-bred quarterbacks Matt Leinart, Colt Brennan and Mark Sanchez wind up in this week's especially sporty compilation of things said about or from Orange County on the Interwebs.
Of all the quarterbacks with Orange County roots on NFL rosters right now, the pride of Mission Viejo High School Mark Sanchez leads the pack, guiding his New York Jets to a league best record of 5-1. (Santa Margarita's Carson Palmer is next with the 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals, whose backup QB is his ... More >>
Sanchez: Can he beat the San Diego Chargers next week?In the weekend battle of Orange County prep quarterback legends, Mark Sanchez outdueled Carson Palmer as the Mission Viejo High grad's New York Jets defeated the Santa Margarita High alum's Cincinnati Bengals, 24-14. Meanwhile, their fellow Tr ... More >>
Through week 16 of the NFL season, Carson Palmer and Mark Sanchez are the only quarterbacks who played at Orange County high schools to have thrown the required 14 passes per game to qualify for an official QB rating. Based on Matt Leinart's limited stats, were his passer ranking to count, it wou ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: Mark Sanchez (Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Rancho Santa Margarita); Todd Marinovich (Capistrano Valley and Mater Dei high schools); Matt Leinart (Mater Dei); and Carson Palmer (Santa Margarital).
Steven Travers, a USC graduate, sports historian and fo ... More >>
UPDATED WITH FORBES' CORRECT RELATIONSHIP TO THE BOOK.
As I've blogged here incessantly, Matt McCarthy wrote Odd Man Out, a Viking Press tell-all I adored about his lone year as a lefty pitcher in the Angels minor league baseball system. Articles doubting the veracity of many salaci ... More >>
Dear Mark Sanchez:As a proud UCLA Bruin, I know I'm not to say this, but congrats on an amazing Rose Bowl. Your passes ripped through the Penn State defense like your ethnic cousins continue to do across the United States-Mexico border. Which leads me to the point of this post:Stay in school for Mex ... More >>
One perk for Penn State University players, coaches and fans who have already arrived in Southern California for the New Year's Day Rose Bowl is the traditional Disneyland visit, which is Friday. After all, who wouldn't want to escape the weather in University Park, PA (current temperature: 23 degre ... More >>
University of Southern California quarterback and Mission Viejo High product Mark Sanchez may be OC Weekly's coverboy today, but USC Public Relations is right now propping up another Trojan football player with ties to Orange County.
This former Trojan player never scored a touchdown, seeing as ho ... More >>
By law, I'm not allowed to say anything nice about the University of Southern California--I'm a UCLA grad (fire Dorrell!), and many of the lords of Orange County (from Theo Lacy to John Wayne to Mike Schroeder) attended Troy. But I always liked current Trojans quarterback Mark Sanchez, not just beca ... More >>
Not Sure Why His Head Continued to Slam Into My Baton: Norberto Santana, Jr. at the Register reports that an unidentified “28-year-old inmate at the Orange County jail died Friday after deputies used a taser gun to subdue him.” Damon Micalizzi, the taxpayer-paid flack assigned to get Sheriff Mi ... More >>