A veteran sportswriter whose work appears periodically in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Mike Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. Mike does not consider himself a pet lover. But he likes 'dogs, preferring to evaluate each game from the underdog's point of view. In his weekly NFL Underdogs column last season, Mike went 27-22-2 (55.1 percent). Now based in Los Angeles, he is closely tracking the newly relocated Rams.