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  1. Around the NFC West: 49ers hail Gore

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore, already the San Francisco 49ers' career rushing leader, is headed to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. His head coach and one prominent teammate have suggested another destination for Gore: the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  2. QBR ranks: Canton calls on this showing

    Mike Sando

    Teams with the higher Total QBR scores posted a 16-0 record in Week 15. That's not what made this week perfect for using the ESPN metric to more fully evaluate quarterback play in the NFC West, however. This was a perfect week because three quarte...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  3. Terrell Owens: Five years until Canton?

    Mike Sando

    While Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless were debating Terrell Owens' alleged diva tendencies in the video above, I was revisiting notes from our 2008 package on all-time great NFL receivers. Owens ranked ninth on the list even though our seven pan...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  4. Perspective on Kevin Kolb's latest injury

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The protection for quarterback Kevin Kolb was much better following the Arizona Cardinals' exhibition opener than during it Sunday night. What it all means for the team's ongoing quarterback race hinges on how well Kolb responds to...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  5. Three things revisited: Cardinals-Saints

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Looking back upon three things discussed here before the Arizona Cardinals' exhibition opener against New Orleans, a 17-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium on Sunday night: 1. Kevin Kolb's ...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  6. Kevin Kolb's injury history stays in focus

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The rib contusion Kevin Kolb suffered in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday night was the latest injury setback for the Arizona Cardinals' potential starting quarterback. It's not yet clear if Kolb will miss an extended period. The in...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  7. About as bad as could be for Kevin Kolb

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb couldn't have scripted his 2012 exhibition opener much worse than this: First pass, interception. Second pass, well behind receiver Andre Roberts. Third pass, thrown away while Kolb was...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  8. Antonio Bryant's stay with Seattle short

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The Seattle Seahawks' announcement Sunday night won't upstage the Hall of Fame Game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, which is about to kick off (8 p.m. ET). Antonio Bryant's release comes days after the team si...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  9. HOF Game: Replacement officials debut

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The Hanover Township website representing Bartlett, Ill., describes highway commissioner Craig Ochoa as, among other things, "a 26-year veteran professional football and basketball referee working mostly in the Big 10 Football Confere...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  10. HOF12: Curtis Martin's amazing story

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Curtis Martin won his bet to make it through his Pro Football Hall of Fame speech without crying. Did anyone else? Martin, in accepting his enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, shared details about his life that would ...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  11. HOF12: Setting up for a powerful finish

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Dermontti Dawson, the fifth of six Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees to speak Saturday night, thanked his parents for the guidance they provided over the years. The other modern-day finalists preceding Dawson at the podium -- Wi...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  12. HOF12: Saints players file out after Roaf

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- New Orleans Saints players gave Cortez Kennedy a standing ovation early in the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement program Saturday. They won't be sticking around for Kennedy's speech, however. The Saints, scheduled to open t...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  13. HOF12: Jack Butler nails the landing

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Jack Butler had us worried for a moment when he stared into the Fawcett Stadium crowd without saying anything for several seconds. Stage fright? Hardly. Butler, 84, soon made it clear he was...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  14. HOF12: Checking in with Chris Doleman

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- New Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman retired from the NFL following the 1999 season. Doleman joked Friday that he'd still be playing if recently adopted NFL rules scaling back training camps had been in place during his car...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  15. HOF12: Doleman, Tez and parenting lessons

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- A theme is emerging throughout the ongoing Pro Football Hall of Fame proceedings. Chris Doleman and Cortez Kennedy in particular have stressed the importance strong parenting played in their lives and, ultimately, in their successe...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  16. HOF12: Butler and first sign of goosebumps

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Jack Butler stood and waved to the crowd while hundreds of fans wearing the Pittsburgh Steelers' throwback jerseys rose and cheered. The big screens at Fawcett Stadium showed Butler, 84, rising and soaking in their adulation. That ...

    Blog | August 04, 2012