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 >>
Here at OC Weekly World Headquarters in Costa Mesa we've known for eons that colleague Matt Coker is sadistic.Season after losing season, Coker--an award-winning, veteran journalist--periodically makes himself wear Oakland Raiders paraphernalia to the office as if he's permanently stuck in January 2 ... More >>
After all that has been said and done, I gotta say that the jury is still out on whether Arte Moreno is the best owner your Anaheim Angels could have. Yes, he's spent hundreds of millions of dollars on marquee free agents...yet the Halos haven't been to the World Series since he bought the team back ... 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.
May I briefly steal you away from your present obsession about Janet Jackson bitch-slapping Paris and Kristen Stewart's untimely cheating?Okay, Orange Countians, you can finally sigh in relief: Irvine-based Freedom Communications and its Orange County Register are now officially in the hands of Bost ... More >>
The ex-NFL superstar on life, death and everything in between
Coker's been trying all week to find and publish this week's "Butt Ugly Mug Shot," but he's failed miserably.Barring a miracle by 5 p.m. today, I've got him beat.And I have to thank Orange County methamphetamine and heroin dealer Aurelio Fidencio Saldivar, Jr., who is also a cold-blooded murderer an ... 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 >>
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 >>
Ahhh, the weekend, finally. From local bands to a nostalgia trip at Knotts' Studio K and Ice Cube at the Grove--there's never enough time to do everything you want.
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 >>
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.
Former NFL quarterback and sports broadcaster Josh Booty claimed that when he was in the Orange County Jail after a February 2008 DUI arrest, he was beaten, tasered and ridiculed with comments like "big pussy motherfucker" and "the price is wrong, bitch"--a reference to his ex-wife, a former The ... 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 >>
Considering Sunday's 7.2 earthquake just south of California's border with Mexico, the 4.1 shaker six miles southwest of Malibu and assorted aftershocks felt up and down the state as this is banged out with fingers crossed, it's obvious God is peeved at something. Before Pat Robertston, Wiley Dra ... More >>
Photo by John Gilhooley "Pastor Mondo" Armando Leon, who is shown in this 2005 photo above the cross-tattooed shoulder of Raiders Boosters of Orange County president Larry Garcia, founded Nation Ministry this season.Should the Oakland Raiders bounce back from their close opening ... More >>
Photo by John Gilhooley Larry "D-Fence" Garcia is ready for another season of Raiders football.Yes, dear, the NFL is back already. The Oakland Raiders kick off the 2009-2010 preseason versus the Dallas Cowboys tonight from Oakland Coliseum in a preview of this year's Thanksgiving Day game. L ... More >>
Not Esquire.Gustavo blogged him up as "OC's Eternal Loser" in 2007, but Esquire magazine's May 2009 issue (the one that allows you to create your own horrifying Obama/Clooney/Timberlake/monster man cover) labels him as "The Man Who Never Was." We're talking about Todd Marinovich, the Newport Beach k ... More >>
A story from my past came flooding back as I read Cyd Zeigler's Jock Talk Blog post riffing on a Forbes report that raised the possibility of the 49ers leaving San Francisco for the OC. Bernie Mullin, who runs the Atlanta-based Aspire Group, an industry consultant, tells Forbes Frisco, Buffalo an ... More >>
Bistro 400 in downtown SanTana has a unique advantage over Memphis and Jason's Downtown in trying to nab dinner eaters: it's actually open. Whereas Memphis is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday while Jason's entertains Thursdays through Saturdays, Bistro 400 operates every day except the Lord' ... More >>
Super Bowl weekend ... no better time to acknowledge the ultimate, all-time, over-the-top act of devotion to one's team. Oakland Raider hardcore sociopaths with their frothing-at-the-mouth, kick-the-crap-out-of-the-visiting-fans rabidity? Not even close. Green Bay/Minnesota/any cold-weather-team s ... More >>
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