A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview Joe Haden, a cornerback who plays for the Cleveland Browns. Haden was in Newport Beach, California, to attend a charity event hosted by the Foundation for the Undefeated to raise money for the Special Olympics. The Undefeated Foundation funds organizations that work to help the “underdog” and was established by NFL alumnus Paul Salata in 1976 to celebrate the last player to be selected in the NFL Draft, also known as Mr. Irrelevant.
Haden attended the event to lend his support to the Foundation and the Special Olympics. Both causes are close to his heart. He grew up with a brother with special needs and Joe and his family always included his brother in their love of sports.
Those of you who read Andrew Goldstein's work during his time with SIKIDS.com likely remember his passion for all things football, especially the New York Jets. Now, the former Kid Reporter has published his first book, Going Green, chronicling his life as a New York Jets fan! Read on for a preview. More »
The biggest day of the NFL offseason is once again creeping up on us, and questions are everywhere. Most teams don’t yet have their game plan together, so it’s hard to know just what is going to happen, but I will attempt to answer the biggest questions heading into the draft.More »
Back in the fall, when football season was just getting started, I predicted that this year’s quarterback draft class would be as good or better than the impressive 2012 class.More »
The Washington Redskins, D.C.’s football team, had a terrible season in 2013, finishing with a record of 3-13. But that was not the only reason they were in the news. They were also in the news for their name, which some people find offensive.More »
Super Bowl XLVIII is coming up, with Peyton Manning leading his Broncos against Russell Wilson’s Seahawks. Of course, everyone thinks the four-time MVP Manning will fall because of his lack of wins in big games, although he was the MVP of Super Bowl XLI. I’m predicting Manning will hold up and lead the Broncos to victory, but it’s not for me to decide.
With nearly 50 Super Bowls played, there have been a lot of memorable moments, both good and bad. Sometimes big-name players and teams succeed under pressure and sometimes they collapse. Here are my top three Super Bowls of all-time.
For the first time in my high school’s history, our varsity football team went to the state championships. Right before finals week rolled in, the small, private high school in the Silicon Valley gave it their all by winning the Northern California Division III championship game against El Cerrito. According to many sports commentators, the Gators were predicted to lose to the Gauchos. More »