NFL player retires with no drama, felonies

Quick, before the next morbidly depressing NFL story crosses the wire — my bet’s on a Vicodin-addicted, concussion-addled, bullying-scarred placekicker shooting up a PetSmart — let’s tip our cap to Jordan Gross. The┬áCarolina Panthers’ longtime starting left tackle — he had anchored the team’s offensive line since his rookie year in 2003 — announced his…

Hate the Games, not the playas

I’ve tried. I really have. No, that’s a lie. I haven’t. Hadn’t really given it a second thought until today. I want to care about the Winter Olympics, I really do. Sort of. A little bit, anyway. There’s that part of me as a sports writer and a fan that thinks: I should be paying…