Profile of John Turner

John Turner is the Journal Pioneer's football freak. His column runs on Saturdays during the NFL season.

All articles of John Turner

  • Frustrating kickers in NFL

    Last week, the Steelers’ Josh Scobee missed two late field-goal attempts that would have iced the game for Pittsburgh against ...

  • Colts save their season

    If the Indianapolis Colts end up winning the weak AFC South, they will look back on last week’s game with the Tennessee Titans. Down 27-14 ...

  • Nothing is guaranteed in NFL

    The Freak can’t remember a week like last week in the NFL, where the top four favourites on the board lost straight up. Yes, there have been ...

  • No excuse for bad coaching in NFL

    Head coaches get paid millions of dollars to make good decisions, and put their team in the best position to win. It’s even more painful when ...

  • NFL is back

    Parity in the NFL is very evident when you try to get a handle on this week’s games. Many teams have question marks and there are lots of new ...

  • An in-depth look at Super Bowl

    Unlike last year in New York, the weather will not be a concern or factor. It’s the No. 1 seed in each conference playing for the Lombardi ...

  • Local experts pick Super Bowl winner

    Alex Rose: “Seahawks are going to rely on Lynch, but it will also be a hard-fought defensive game. Hawks will win.”Billy McGuigan: “Defence wins ...

  • Patriots, Seahawks took different roads to Super Bowl

    New England won easily over the Indianapolis Colts with some soft footballs, and the Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers in what might have been ...

  • Time to pick Super Bowl teams

    The NFC Championship game has the Green Bay Packers visiting the Seattle Seahawks, and the Indianapolis Colts and “Young Gun” Andrew Luck travel ...

  • Time for NFL to use replays on penalty calls

    This was a great playoff game for the first 3 1/2 quarters, until the officials changed the game’s complexion. Unless you were on some space ...