Bob Molinaro Archive

Peterson has too much time on his hands

Idle thought: The most potentially troubling part about the suspension of running back Adrian Peterson is that now he may have more opportunity to discipline his children. In passing: Remember when NFL officials thought the biggest distraction this season would be Michael Sam?

At NSU, defense takes offense to the doubters

Conference affiliation has a lot to do with our opinions, sight unseen, of college football teams. But sometimes, casual perceptions can be skewed, as in the case of Norfolk State - its defense, at any rate.

Mixed messages on NFL woes conflict with hand-wringing

As the NFL's troublesome societal issues are hashed out through the media and inside boardrooms, ironies and mixed messages pile up like behemoths in a goal-line stand.

A friendly bounce spares U.Va. offense from taking the fall

CHARLOTTESVILLE One play can turn a football game around. We saw that Saturday at Scott Stadium when Louisville muffed a late fourth-quarter punt, a gift for Virginia that put the Cavaliers on the threshold of victory. "It's about time it happens to somebody else," said U.Va. coach Mike London, not disguising his gratitude.

NFL investigation of Rice incident has all makings of an inside job

Suspicions raised: The investigation the NFL launched into its handling (mishandling) of the Ray Rice case is led by team owners from two of the most distinguished NFL families, who happen to be confidants of Roger Goodell.

For Beach man, Neptunes are still out of this world

At the upcoming Norfolk Neptunes reunion he has organized, Dick Thorne will help take people back in time with an array of game programs he's collected and lovingly preserved.

Time for Roger Goodell to go

For now, never mind that the Baltimore Ravens released Ray Rice after visual proof of him knocking out his then-fiancee in the elevator of an Atlantic City, N.J., casino in February surfaced on Monday.

There was no fairy-tale end, but give points for storyline

RALEIGH, N.C. By almost any measure, Old Dominion gave a very good account of itself in the first half of its Saturday night game against North Carolina State, taking a three-point lead into the locker room and more than looking like it belonged on the field with this ACC team.

What's it say when we don't get a mention in rumor?

What about us? NHL commissioner Gary Bettman denied a story about a four-team expansion. He called it a "complete fabrication," even though specific cities reportedly involved were cited. And why should we care?

You ready for some football? Tough luck.

The first TV timeout in the new era of Old Dominion football came after two plays from scrimmage. Two! When an ODU defensive player was shaken up, the opportunistic TV producer seized the moment and cut away for a commercial. Of course he did.

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