"The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword" - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Merz Newz

Articles 1.9K
Views 664K
Followers 37

Sports | Sports

Sports | Sports

NFL keeps hinting Chargers are good as gone

Houston Texans owners cancelling on S.D. Mayor only the latest signal.

    Sports | Sports

    Jim Mora's

    It's not a

      Sports | Sports

      49ers' Fans Roast Jed York After He Offers Free 49ers Tickets, Things Get Ugly

      Forever Faithful strike back at 49ers' Jed York in more ways than one...

          Sports | Sports

          USC Football: The Forgotten Legend of Brice Taylor

          Sometimes when you peel back the curtains of legacy that surround a proud football program, you are privy to the most amazing things...

            Sports | Sports

            6 charts that show college football conferences have their own offensive identities

            As you'd expect, the big conferences don't all play exactly the same kind of football.

              Sports | Sports

              American Pharoah's Jockey To Donate Belmont Stakes Winnings To Cancer Research Center

              After a monumental victory at the Belmont Stakes, champion jockey Victor Espinoza is celebrating in a charitable way. Racehorse American Pharoah made history at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday whe

                Sports | Sports

                2015 USC Football: Potential pitfalls for the Trojans in 2015

                Many things can go wrong during the course of an average season of college football. Here are the biggest concerns headed into the Trojans' 2015 campaign.

                  Sports | Sports

                  USCFootball.com - USC Trojans Football, Recruiting, Basketball, News, Rumors & Forums Front Page

                      Sports | Sports

                      Every MLB Team, Ranked by How Much Giants Fans Should Hate Them

                      Guess who's No. 1? (Hint: the Dodgers. It's the Dodgers.)

                        Sports | Sports

                        Pac-12 Conference has 'serious concern' about NCAA's punishment of USC

                        Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott on Monday criticized the NCAA ’s investigation and punishment of USC -- this in the aftermath of the unsealing last month of almost 500 pages of documents in Todd McNair's lawsuit against the NCAA.

                          Sports | Sports

                          One NFL-to-Los Angeles scenario that's gaining steam has the Oakland Raiders moving to St. Louis

                          As the NFL moves closer to returning to Los...

                            Sports | Sports

                            USC responds to documents in NCAA court filing

                            The school says it expects more communications to be uncovered.

                                Sports | Sports

                                Bracket Flames: Boomer Sooner! Oklahoma one of six tourney sleepers

                                Ignore the double-digit losses, Oklahoma is a team equipped to make a deep NCAA tourney run.

                                  Sports | Sports

                                  Forde Minutes: Big Dance Edition

                                  In the final Forde Minutes of the season, Pat Forde breaks down everything you need to know for the NCAA tournament.

                                    Sports | Sports

                                    Boise State rated No.1 most hated college football team

                                      Sports | Sports

                                      Source: 49ers expect to lose RB Frank Gore; Eagles have offer for him

                                      The Eagles have a deal on the table for Gore that averages roughly $5 million per year, with $7 million in guarantees, the source said.

                                        Sports | Sports

                                        San Diego's Bowl Games Deliver Economic Impact for Community | San Diego Bowl Games

                                        Holiday and Poinsettia Bowls combined for over $35 million for local region SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s two postseason college football games combined to produce an economic impact of $35.3 million for the local region in 2014, up nearly $5 million from t

                                          Sports | Sports

                                          College Football’s 10 Best Marching Bands

                                          College football’s pageantry and tradition include the spectacle and spirit provided by the school’s marching band, both in the stands during the game, and for halftime entertainment. This is a topic that is particularly close to my heart, hav

                                            Sports | Sports

                                            Hashtag vs. the USC & UCLA Mascots

                                            The USC and UCLA mascots face off against the Tonight Show mascot, Hashtag the Panda, in a dance battle. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fal...

                                              Sports | Sports

                                              This PSA Will Be The First To Address Domestic Violence During The Super Bowl

                                                Sports | Sports

                                                No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

                                                Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there.

                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                  The 50 Greatest College Football Programs All-Time Statistically Ranked

                                                  5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 1,564 Points* Notre Dame is the great independent power of all-time. They’ve claimed a jaw-dropping 11 National Championships and won seven Heisman Trophies. They’ve also won 16 bowl games all-time to go along wit

                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                    Lack Of Defensive Direction And Discipline Dooms USC

                                                    USC's loss on a last-play Hail Mary seems like a fluke, but there are some definite concerns with the way this team has performed thus far.

                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                      Top Five Reasons USC Lost to Arizona State

                                                      Here's just five of the many reasons why USC found a way to lose to Arizona State 38-34 despite having a nine-point lead with 2:34 remaining. And leading the way is defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.

                                                        Sports | Sports

                                                        Steve Sarkisian Tries To Explain His Decision Making

                                                        USC head coach Steve Sarkisian's post-game press conference comments following the Trojans' 38-34 loss on a Hail Mary to Arizona State are analyzed

                                                          Sports | Sports

                                                          Lane Kiffin, Bama genius? Saban ain't buying it, and neither am I

                                                          Looks like Alabama has opened things up on offense to the point Tide media is asking Nick Saban if new OC Lane Kiffin deserves the credit. Saban's answer, and the correct one: Not exactly.

                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                            49ers-Cardinals final score: 3 important things to take away from this game

                                                            The San Francisco 49ers lost a tough one on Sunday, but not all is as it seems. Whether it be the referees, the notion of a killer instinct, or the offensive play-calling, there are three important things to take away from this game.

                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                              Breaking Down the 2015 USC Football Schedule

                                                              Breaking down and taking a look at the 2015 USC football schedule since it's never too early to take a look at what is in store for next season.

                                                                Sports | Sports

                                                                Which NFL Team Employs the Least Amount of Terrible People?

                                                                After the Ray Rice debacle, we're left to wonder: which NFL team employs the least amount of terrible people?

                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                  USC rethinking offense strategy after upset loss

                                                                  USC quarterback Cody Kessler could be in for a role change by the time USC plays its next game.

                                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                                    Bar Mitzvahs, fasting, protecting Eli: Life as a Jewish Giant

                                                                    There are legions of Jewish adults who look back on their youth, vastly inflate their athletic prowess and thrust an accusatory finger at an establishment that robbed them of a glorious sports care...

                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                      Defense Ready for Smashmouth Football Against Stanford

                                                                      After facing five-receiver sets and chasing bubble screens in Fall Camp and against Fresno State, USC's D is ready for the power run Stanford will bring. Anthony Sarao and Leonard Williams talk about Fresno State game and what to expect from Stanford

                                                                        Sports | Sports

                                                                        Breaking Down The Stanford Cardinal

                                                                        Time to assess where USC stands as they gear up for a big Pac-12 opener against the Stanford Cardinal, a team searching for revenge from last season.

                                                                          Sports | Sports

                                                                          College football's 25 Most Intriguing Coaches of 2014

                                                                          Some are in new surroundings, some are on the hot seat and some are trying to reclaim success, but all are intriguing.

                                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                                            Why Trojans Still Have Every Pac-12 Team Beat

                                                                            Are Oregon, Stanford and UCLA really the new banner bearers for the Pac -12? Or, are they just taking turns filling the role while the true giant—mighty USC—slumbers, ...

                                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                                              Tim Lincecum no-hits the Padres for the second time in less than a year

                                                                              For the second time in two years, Tim Lincecum no-hits the San Diego Padres.

                                                                                Sports | Sports

                                                                                USC Now The Hottest School In The Nation, Among Other Great News

                                                                                The good times for USC just keep rolling, and recent polls from USA Today and College Factor have decided that the Trojans not only have the hottest students around, but they also have some of the...

                                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                                  USC wins men's tennis title and school's 100th NCAA team championship

                                                                                  USC won its 100th NCAA  title Tuesday when the Trojans' men's tennis team defeated Oklahoma in the championship match at Athens, Georgia.

                                                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                                                    San Francisco Giants' hot start not a surprise

                                                                                    Giants play N.L. West rivals in 25 of their first 28 games this season, and they've had good success against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies.

                                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                                      2014 NFL regular-season schedule - Week by week

                                                                                      The 2014 NFL season schedule was released Wednesday. See who your favorite team faces and when.

                                                                                        Sports | Sports

                                                                                        Forde Minutes: Time to burst bubbles and sort seeds

                                                                                        Conference tourney season is in full swing. Who will rise up and whose bubbles will burst before Selection Sunday?

                                                                                          Sports | Sports

                                                                                          2014 Class Has USC Poised for Next Step

                                                                                          Steve Sarkisian had two primary goals for USC during the 2014 recruiting cycle: shore up depth across the offensive line and do the same in the secondary. Come national signing day, Sarkisian more than delivered on that promise...

                                                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                                                            Why the Three Biggest Economic Lessons Were Forgotten | Blog, Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

                                                                                            The former labor secretary opines on the most important economic lessons we learned in the 30 years following World War II.

                                                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                                                              The Most Overlooked Part Of Super Bowl Party Planning Is Most Important

                                                                                              It's easy to think that Super Bowl parties are just about food and football, but if you're really going to entertain your guests, you'll need some music to keep things moving before and after the Big Game.

                                                                                                Sports | Sports

                                                                                                2014 NFC Championship, San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Betting odds, prediction, preview

                                                                                                The computer picks Seattle to win the NFC Championship Game but not to cover the point spread against San Francisco. See the prediction, trends and current odds.

                                                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                                                  Nick Saban explains himself about hiring Lane Kiffin

                                                                                                  What the heck was Nick Saban thinking when he hired Lane Kiffin to be Alabama’s offensive coordinator? The Crimson Tide coach let some of his mind be known to Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com on Monday at the annual AFCA coaches convention. “I’v

                                                                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                                                                    49ers-Seahawks is best matchup football fans could’ve asked for

                                                                                                    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll came out Monday and said what everyone already thought. Pitting the 49ers against his Seahawks is the NFC Championship game most everyone wanted. Sunday’s grudge match between heated rivals has the makings of a �

                                                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                                                      Seattle Seahawks trying to block 49ers fans from purchasing NFC championship game tickets

                                                                                                      Seattle Seahawks fans are proud of their

                                                                                                        Sports | Sports

                                                                                                        Rockin' in Seattle: Noisy Seahawks fans move needle on seismometers

                                                                                                        Seattle Seahawks' notoriously vocal fans registered Saturday on seismometers installed for an NFL playoff game.

                                                                                                          Sports | Sports

                                                                                                          49ers-Panthers Preview

                                                                                                          While San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick aims to continue his postseason success with a much better performance than his last against Carolina, the Panthers' Cam Newton won't make too much of his playoff debut. Trying for an eighth straight v

                                                                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                                                                            USC Opens Pac-12 Play Sunday At Rival UCLA

                                                                                                            The USC Trojans (9-4) will play the UCLA Bruins (11-2) at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Jan. 5 at noon. The game will be televised on FS1 with Justin Kutcher and Sean Elliott calling the action. USC has won five of its last six games and its 9-4 start

                                                                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                                                                              Three Key Players for the Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers

                                                                                                              COMMENTARY | The Green Bay Packers are going up against the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of last year's playoff game in which the 49ers knocked Green Bay out of the playoffs. There aren't too many analysts that expect the Packers to be able

                                                                                                                Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                San Francisco 49ers: Jim Harbaugh Has Team Believing In Road Warrior Mentality

                                                                                                                With the San Francisco 49ers (12-4) coming out victorious against the Arizona Cardinals (10-6) yesterday, it solidified a place atop the NFL, as the 49ers share the best road record over the last three seasons with the Denver Broncos (13-3). A record that

                                                                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                  Fresno St.-Southern Cal Preview

                                                                                                                  College football's coaching carousel has been spinning all season on the campus of Southern California, which hopes to have found its long-term solution in former assistant Steve Sarkisian. But before Sarkisian mans the sideline as their head coach,

                                                                                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                    Colin Kaepernick Continues Impressive Play as 49ers Inch Closer to Playoff Berth

                                                                                                                    COMMENTARY | The San Francisco 49ers won their fourth consecutive game on Sunday by defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33-14. While statistics may not show it, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the best player on the field, and it wasn't even close. T

                                                                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                      After a week of speculation, Texas coach Mack Brown resigns

                                                                                                                      After a week of back and forth, Texas coach Mack Brown has officially decided to resign. According to Orangebloods.com, Brown, 62, informed his team Saturday afternoon. He will coach the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30.

                                                                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                      Why Sark's Uptempo Offense Will Be a Hit at USC

                                                                                                                      At this introductory press conference last week, new USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said his soon-to-be players

                                                                                                                        Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                        Things We Need to See in Las Vegas Bowl

                                                                                                                        On Saturday, USC was rewarded for surviving one of the most difficult seasons in their history when it was announced that they will meet the Fresno State Bulldogs Saturday, Dec. 21 in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl...

                                                                                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                            Pac-12 men’s water polo scores for Sunday, Dec. 8

                                                                                                                            USC wins its sixth consecutive men’s water polo title; Stanford captures third place.

                                                                                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                              Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox’s arrival to USC could be delayed

                                                                                                                              Washington’s hiring of Boise State coach Chris Petersen on Friday could delay USC’s pursuit of Huskies defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, who is a candidate to replace Petersen.Wilcox is not considered a frontrunner to replace P

                                                                                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                  Petersen leaving Boise for Washington

                                                                                                                                  Chris Petersen is headed to Washington after finally being persuaded to leave Boise State. Petersen agreed to become the Huskies' new football coach on Friday, leaving behind an unprecedented run of success with the Broncos. The Huskies made the anno

                                                                                                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                    Washington hires Boise St. coach Petersen

                                                                                                                                    Boise State's Chris Petersen was named coach at Washington on Friday.

                                                                                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                      Pat Haden, USC make questionable move by tapping Washington's Steve Sarkisian | SI.com

                                                                                                                                      USC athletic director Pat Haden had two months to decide on the best possible candidate to replace disastrous coach Lane Kiffin. Should it concern Trojans fans that the guy he chose, Washington's Steve Sarkisian, has a lower career Pac-12 winning percenta

                                                                                                                                        Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                        Jim Mora to stay at UCLA

                                                                                                                                        Jim Mora will remain at UCLA, the school announced this afternoon. Mora was thought to be Washington’s top choice to replace Steve Sarkisian, who accepted the USC head-coaching job on Monday. Bruce Feldman of CBSsports.com broke the news on Twitte

                                                                                                                                          Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                          Final Pac-12 bowl projections: Where does your team stand?

                                                                                                                                          The Pac-12's Rose Bowl representative will be decided by the Pac-12 Football Championship Game this Saturday in Tempe.

                                                                                                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                            Roundup: All about Sark

                                                                                                                                            Reactions to Steve Sarkisian's hiring at USC and what that means for the Pac-12 is chronicled through articles and tweets from around the web.

                                                                                                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                              USC Grabs No. 1 Seed For 2013 NCAA Championships

                                                                                                                                              The NCAA Men's Water Polo Committee announced Sunday the six teams vying for the 2013 National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship. The top two seeds have been placed in the bracket; the remaining four teams will compete for the last two berths in th

                                                                                                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                  Washington left with unexpected coaching search

                                                                                                                                                  Based on his limited statement, Washington athletic director Scott Woodward is quickly moving ahead with trying to find a new football coach. Washington was left in need Monday after Steve Sarkisian took the head coaching job at USC after five seasons of

                                                                                                                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                    UCLA's Jim Mora reportedly to decide on Washington job

                                                                                                                                                    Mora could return to his alma mater with Steve Sarkisian on his way to USC.

                                                                                                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                      Sarkisian no consolation prize for USC

                                                                                                                                                      Those were the names most often mentioned as candidates to be the next coach at Southern California - but none of them is. Trojans athletic director Pat Haden hired Steve Sarkisian away from Washington on Monday and many USC fans are feeling as if they�

                                                                                                                                                        Sports | Sports
                                                                                                                                                          Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                          Seahawks fans cause small quake

                                                                                                                                                          Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so hard during Monday night's matchup with New Orleans that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumbl

                                                                                                                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                            Back on track, 49ers prepare for rival Seahawks

                                                                                                                                                            SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Donte Whitner realizes how different the San Francisco 49ers are now from the team that got whipped at Seattle in Week 2.

                                                                                                                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                              USC eyeing Franklin, Petersen, sources say

                                                                                                                                                              Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and Boise State coach Chris Petersen are top candidates for the USC opening and the search may be completed by the middle of this week, according to sources.

                                                                                                                                                                Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                Tim Floyd celebrates UTEP’s win by lashing out at Andy Enfield once again

                                                                                                                                                                The feud between Tim Floyd and Andy Enfield isn't over just because UTEP and USC won't play each-other at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Floyd ensured that Thursday night when he lashed out at Enfield anew during his press conference following … Conti

                                                                                                                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                  Whiny UCLA Babies to Ban "Tribute to Troy"

                                                                                                                                                                  After banning the USC Drum Major from stabbing the turf at the Rose Bowl last year, the UCLA Athletic Department has just informed the Spirit of Troy they will not be allowed to play their famed “Tribute to Troy” during the annual rivalry game between USC and UCLA next Saturday Nov. 30 at the Coliseum.

                                                                                                                                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                    Top 10 Moments in USC-UCLA Rivalry

                                                                                                                                                                    The Battle for Los Angeles is just five days away, and tensions are mounting in the city as fans of both teams prepare for the annual showdown between the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins...

                                                                                                                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                      Bolts Stun Chiefs

                                                                                                                                                                      They say you never know what you have until it's gone. The Kansas City Chiefs found that out the hard way in Week 12 regarding their pass rush...

                                                                                                                                                                        Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                        Ed Orgeron named one of 16 Maxwell COTY semifinalists

                                                                                                                                                                        And the drumbeat, right or wrong, for Ed Orgeron to have the interim tag stripped from his title continues.  Or, at the very least, the growing numbers banging the drums have received a bit more ammunition. The Maxwell Football Club released its list of

                                                                                                                                                                          Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                          USC Still Has Plenty at Stake Next Week!

                                                                                                                                                                          Despite extending its unbeaten streak in Pac-12 play to six games in a 47-29 win over Colorado, No. 23 USC won't be playing for a conference championship game appearance in next week's rivalry showdown with UCLA...

                                                                                                                                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                            Complete Preview for USC vs. Colorado

                                                                                                                                                                            USC travels to Boulder, Colo., for its final road game of the season against the Colorado Buffaloes. The Trojans look to continue the Coach Orgeron Victory Tour, and another conference ...

                                                                                                                                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                              USC Beats Cal State Fullerton, 76-62

                                                                                                                                                                              Byron Wesley scored 22 points and Southern California never trailed in beating Cal State Fullerton 76-62 for the Trojans' third straight win at home on Tuesday night.

                                                                                                                                                                                Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                Bowl Projections: USC's upset of Stanford creates Pac-12 chain reaction | SI.com

                                                                                                                                                                                Most would agree the Pac-12 is, at worst, the second-best conference this year. But USC's upset of Stanford likely cost the league a second BCS berth, since the Fiesta Bowl is not an option this year. That pushes all of the Pac-12's other teams down a run

                                                                                                                                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                  USC is the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week

                                                                                                                                                                                  USC’s thrilling 20-17 upset of No. 5 Stanford this past Saturday has earned it the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honor for this week. The revitalized Trojans have won five of six games under interim coach Ed Orgeron, who replaced

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                    USC interim coach Ed Orgeron winning with Seinfeld philosophy of ‘The Opposite’ | Campus Union - SI.com

                                                                                                                                                                                    http://i0.wp.com/sicollegefootball.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/ed-orgeron-usc-trojans-opposite-lane-kiffin.jpg?resize=50%2C50

                                                                                                                                                                                      Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                      How 49ers Can Fix Kap's Struggles

                                                                                                                                                                                      Tabbed by the media as the next great quarterback before the season began, San Francisco 49ers' star Colin Kaepernick has hit a sophomore slump...

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                          USC Football: Making the Case for Ed Orgeron to Stay

                                                                                                                                                                                          As stopgap measures go, it seemed reasonable. Yes, have defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator/associate head coach Ed Orgeron take over the sinking ship known as USC until ...

                                                                                                                                                                                            Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ed Orgeron's evolution could mean future with USC football

                                                                                                                                                                                            Methodical self awareness has changed Ed Orgeron and, perhaps, USC's football fortunes.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                              49ers defeat Titans, win fourth straight

                                                                                                                                                                                              NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers know how to start a very long road trip in winning style.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                                USC fires Kiffin, Orgeron interim coach

                                                                                                                                                                                                LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lane Kiffin triumphantly flew in from Tennessee nearly four years ago as the unlikely choice to extend Southern California's football renaissance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sports | Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Smith off to another fast start for 49ers

                                                                                                                                                                                                  SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and linebacker Patrick Willis engaged in a friendly game of one-on-one with a miniature basketball at one end of the San Francisco 49ers' locker room