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  1. As American as apple pie and ... sorry, Mom

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-three of 32 NFL teams have rookie minicamps scheduled for Mother's Day (May 12). Every team is off for Father's Day (June 16). What, are a bunch of men running the NFL? Yes, with the occasional exception. Blame the labor negotiators f...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  2. A chance John Idzik couldn't pass up

    Mike Sando

    John Idzik was once a New York Jets ballboy. His father was a Jets assistant coach. In a sense, then, the Seattle Seahawks' vice president of football administration is heading home. Idzik, named Friday as the Jets' general manager, spent the past...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  3. William Gay's story for those who missed it

    Mike Sando

    Rick Reilly's piece for ESPN on William Gay tells the Arizona Cardinals cornerback's compelling story. From ESPN: "Gay was just seven when his mother was shot and killed by his step-father, a senseless act of violence that turned his life upside d...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  4. HOF12: Roaf made 'em crawl off field

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Willie Roaf's father, Clifton, has just presented the former New Orleans and Kansas City tackle for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The video presentation for Willie Roaf was packed with emotion, especially when Cl...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Free-agent updates

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, and thanks to those who offered well wishes as our family drove back to Washington from California following a visit to see my father-in-law. His health has improved in recent days, and we made it back safely. Thursday was mostly qui...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  6. Awkward? Elder Fitzgerald rips Doucet

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald Sr. has worked as a reporter and sports commentator for years. He will always be best known, however, for his role as father to one of the all-time great NFL receivers. That familial connection becomes impossible to ignore when th...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  7. Podcast: Patrick Peterson on Van Pelt Show

    Mike Sando

    One thing Patrick Peterson learned from his father: "You never want to let one guy bring you down because that is a sign of weakness." Especially if the punter or snapper is one of those guys. Peterson discussed his winning 99-yard return and o...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  8. Video: James Laurinaitis and pro wrestling

    Mike Sando

    Highlights from St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis' appearance with Dana Jacobson on First Take: Despite the lockout, Laurinaitis has no plans to follow his father's career path into pro wrestling. Joe Laurinaitis, recently enshrined in ...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  9. 49ers: Condolences to ex-QB Shaun Hill

    Mike Sando

    For a year or two, fans of the San Francisco 49ers passionately debated whether Shaun Hill or Alex Smith should have started at quarterback for the team. All can agree on this: Condolences go out to Hill and his family after Hill's father, Ted, di...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  10. Mora proof that fortunes change quickly

    Mike Sando

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Seahawks coach and part-time NFL Network analyst Jim Mora spent part of Tuesday on radio row. He's definitely a Saints fan for this Super Bowl -- he and his father coached in New Orleans -- and I wouldn't blame him ...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  11. Around the NFC West: Jackson's accuser

    Mike Sando

    Elizabethe Holland of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch updates the Steven Jackson situation, passing along thoughts from the running back's accuser, Supriya Harris. Harris: "Steven is my son's father and I want him to be a part of his life, but I want him...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  12. Tough week for Hasselbecks

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Matt Hasselbeck's daughter should be OK if she's got her father's toughness. Six-year-old Mallory required surgery after a dirt bike struck her over the weekend. Best wishes to the Hasselbecks as Mallory makes...

    Blog | October 27, 2009
  13. Meet the parents: Dating Singletary's daughter

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Meeting a new girlfriend's parents -- particularly the father -- has been known to rattle a young man's nerves. One of the more painful illustrations played out for Ben Stiller in "There's Something About Mary," ...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  14. Around the NFC West: Late father inspires

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times tells the story behind the tattoo on Josh Wilson's chest. Wilson, a second-year corner, had an image of his late father's football card etched into his skin during his freshman year at...

    Blog | October 31, 2008
  15. Seeking clarification on Boldin injury

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The injuries Anquan Boldin suffered during that violent collision with Jets safety Eric Smith produced a cut lip and fractured sinus membrane for the Arizona receiver. That was the word from Boldin's father, as reporte...

    Blog | September 30, 2008