See the update at the end of this post about an extensive interview Chris Kluwe gave a colleague at a Voice Media Group news site in which the punter cut by the Vikings says, "I wouldn't have changed anything."ORIGINAL POST, MAY 6, 2:23 P.M.: Chris Kluwe, who these days may be better known as a stra ... More >>
Friday it was decided the defamation lawsuit a former schoolteacher and Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader brought against Newport Beach's Nik Richie will proceed July 8--pending an out-of-court settlement before then, of course.Sarah Jones is suing Richie in Kentucky federal court over anonymous, third ... 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 >>
For all our obsession with Mexican food in Southern California, I gotta hand it to Texans--they're even more obsessed. They're the people, after all, who historically have contributed more to the combo plate of Mexican food in this country than any other region--including the combo plate. In San Ant ... More >>
The good folks at Dateline NBC have announced plans to air their "mystery" Friday night about the ex-National Football League (NFL) player convicted last year for the cold-case ambush murder of an ultra-wealthy businessman in Newport Beach.I covered the trials of Eric Naposki--the big mouth, former ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 3, 4:27 P.M.: According to a release this afternoon from the Anaheim Police Department, that agency and 13 others are taking part in the previously announced countywide law enforcement patrols targeting drunken drivers on Super Bowl Sunday. That now makes it an "Avoid the 26" operati ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.It's a hockey goalie's mask. Or a maple leaf. Or a bee (kinda).
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AEGA stadium will be built ... somewhere in LA County.An NFL stadium is coming to the greater Los Angeles area, at some point. The sponsorship deal with Farmers Insurance has been sealed, the promotional propaganda has been spread, the LA city council has voted unanimously in favor of a tentative ... More >>
AEG/APThis stadium illustration may become a reality by as early as 2016.UPDATE, AUG. 9, 2:22 P.M.: The Los Angeles Chargers of San Diego are coming! (One can only hope.)Earlier this afternoon the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 in favor of a tentative agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Gr ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 14, 6:25 P.M.: The Weekly's R. Scott Moxley was in the courtroom this afternoon as the guilty verdict was read in former NFL player Eric Naposki's special circumstances murder trial.Check back for Moxley's latest trial coverage. In the meantime, take a look at his story, "Eric, Get Y ... More >>
Current TVIn a new docuseries, Current TV tackles high school football. 4th and Forever follows the team at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, which has a backstory that's very afterschool special. The synopsis: California's Long Beach Poly High School has sent more players to the ... More >>
Here's another terrible tequila bottle to ponder: the so-phallic-it's-embarrassing Asombroso. I've had their tequila, and it makes gutter water taste downright Cabernet. Bad-looking tequila bottles were on the agenda this week, along with other issues, all after the jump!
Photo by Todd BarnesWe interviewed Rick LeBlanc of Rick's Atomic Cafe yesterday, the man who's bringing a bit of organic, New England class to the office drones around John Wayne Airport; after the jump, the rest of the story!
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 >>
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 >>
Still inferior to the ChargersIt's apparently a requirement that all new Oakland Raider quarterbacks must first get rejected by the Washington Redskins, which is sort of funny because the Redskins have sucked.Earlier this year, the Raiders traded for out-of-favor Redskin quarterback Jason Ca ... More >>
Remember last week when Sports Illustrated reported that more baseball parks were offering AYCE tickets at their stadium concession stands? This week ABC News and ESPN have produced what seems like the companion piece to that story. Here's what it said:
Every summer has its Big Story This year, it's the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an ecological and financial disaster that is quickly reaching such staggering proportions that the human mind can't comprehend it. It's like trying to count grains of sand on a beach -- or in this case grains o ... More >>
Personal foul on NFL.com?Let's momentarily part from Tiger, health care and unemployment woes to ask a question of Orange County football fans: Is NFL.com merely incompetent or is it sabotaging San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in it's online Pro Bowl fan voting survey?I ask not just b ... 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 >>
Since 2002, September 11 has been celebrated as Patriot Day to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Patriot Day is a catchier title than what the day was originally called, the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks o ... More >>