Dean Cain, who played Superman on the ABC series Lois & Clark in the 1990s, told TMZ Sports that Johnny Manziel should be careful about running with the Hollywood crowd because he wouldn't want to end up out of the NFL like Matt Leinart. Guess who took the Twitter after that?
So much for the eras of Chris Kluwe in Oakland and Matt Leinart in Buffalo as both were cut Sunday by the Raiders and Bills respectively. Kluwe, a recent Weekly cover boy, lost the Silver and Black punting job to Marquette King, while pride of Mater Dei High Leinart was cut after five days and one ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on page 2 on Nik Richie Radio coverage of the host's surreal feelings and reception as a Middle Eastern terrorist in Kentuck and his lawyer vowing to win in the end.See Update No. 1 after the jump explaining why the federal judge declared a mistrial.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 24, 1:53 P.M. ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Those unnamed sources who know everything about everything before you or I say Santa Margarita Catholic High School quarterback stud turned USC star turned Cincinnati Bengals first round pick turned Bengals tackling dummy Carson Palmer has been traded to the Oakland Raiders. If that's true, it's ... More >>
[BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer
Mater Dei's logoAs a student-athlete who grew up playing sports at a local high school, I had the privilege (read: frustration) of occasionally sharing the field with teams from Mater Dei High School. Their teams, in most every sport (particularly boys basketball and football), were alw ... More >>
Brennan is getting a second chance at pro football.A little more than six months ago, Colt Brennan was lying in a hospital bed in Hawaii, listed in serious condition. Today it was announced that Brennan will be returning to football, having signed a contract with the Hartford Colonials of the Uni ... 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.
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 >>
Today's installment of The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show--which compiles things from and about this paradise we live in--will blow your eyeballs as well as your mind. And you don't even have to visit our adult section for the pleasure! After the jump are OC-related videos for your viewing e ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome back to the next installment of our weekly feature that searches the darkest, scariest and orangiest corners of the Interwebs to find out what outsiders and insiders have to say about and from Orange County. Where Am I? So overblown by the talent of Disney Channel songstress Selena Go ... More >>
Today begins what will hopefully become a weekly Monday feature, although that may depend on if there is enough content to make that happen. Otherwise, it will go up when there are enough items to make it so. What am I yammering on and on about? The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show, a coll ... More >>
A coach is using the fall of Matt Leinart, the NFL quarterback by way of USC and Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, to teach his eager players a vital skill.But this coach's specialty is not offenses or defenses--at least not in the gridiron sense.And his players (think playahs) deal with totall ... 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.
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 >>
So, the Rev. Wiley Drake agrees with Pat Robertson that God's wrath over a pact Haiti made with the Devil is what's behind the tiny nation's unending woes. The First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park pastor tells the Orange County Register he's not sure the Almighty dialed in the earthquake t ... 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 >>
USC starting quarterback Matt Barkley hopes to flash the victory sign a lot in the years ahead. Pete Carroll's stunning announcement that the pride of Mater Dei High Matt Barkley will become the first freshman to enter the season as the starting quarterback for Southern Cal's living legend c ... 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 >>
Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Orange County, it seems. This week singer Robert Barisford Brown—better known as Bobby Brown--filed suit against his wife, Whitney Houston, in OC Superior Court. His grievance? She won’t let him see his 14-year-old daughter. Why file in OC? Brown, 38, claims Houston, 4 ... More >>
Fatal Femmes! In the July 30 issue of Time, Sean Gregory reports on the Fatal Femmes Fighting Championship for all-female mixed-martial arts caged combat. Need I say more? Well, okay. In an enjoyable read based on the event in a Compton casino earlier this month, Gregory describes the brutality and ... More >>
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