1. Alex Smith vs. Aaron Rodgers: Why Changing QBs Would Not Have Changed Results

    I am a lifelong Packers fan. I also have lived in San Francisco since the end of the 2003 football season...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 1,310 reads 77 comments

  2. San Jose Sharks Four-Game Winning Streak Snapped By LA Kings

    The San Jose Sharks entered Wednesday night's game with a chance to break back into the playoff picture in the hotly competitive Western Conference despite enduring a six-game losing streak this month...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 150 reads 27 comments

  3. NFL Championship Sunday Recap: Class Beats Crass in Early 2011

    There have been a lot of people flapping their gums on AFC sidelines this season. They will all be sitting at home watching the Super Bowl...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 211 reads 6 comments

  4. NHL Streaks: San Jose Sharks Look To Enter All-Star Break With Five Wins

    The San Jose Sharks will be playing their fifth game, since their losing streak hit six games, Wednesday night when they host the Los Angeles Kings...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 244 reads 7 comments

  5. NFL: San Francisco 49ers Finalize 2011 Coaching Staff

    The San Francisco 49ers coaching staff has now been completed. Jim Harbaugh's first coaching hires were taken from his Stanford staff. The next coaches he hired came from around the league...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 3,989 reads 18 comments

  6. San Jose Sharks Go From Silicon Valley to Rocky Mountain High

    One week really can make a difference. In three games over the last week, the San Jose Sharks went from the pits of a six-game losing streak to the high of a three-game winning streak...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 273 reads 2 comments

  7. NFL: San Francisco 49ers' 2011 Coaching Staff Nearly Complete

    The San Francisco 49ers coaching staff under Jim Harbaugh for next season is taking shape. After making three coaching hires earlier in the week, the team announced three more moves on Wednesday...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 2,120 reads 6 comments

  8. NHL Suspension To San Jose Sharks Forward Scott Nichol Raises Questions

    The San Jose Sharks received a bit of bad news Tuesday in the midst of roster moves made to deepen their forwards—claiming Kyle Wellwood and trading for Ben Eager...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 1,290 reads 6 comments

  9. San Jose Sharks Sign Kyle Wellwood, Acquire Ben Eager

    After Patrick Marleau reached his 1000th game , he was rewarded with some new teammates. The San Jose Sharks appear to have conceded that they lack the talent necessary to be a contender in the deep Western Conference, where 2...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 1,044 reads 35 comments

  10. San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Hires Three Assistants for NFL

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has already learned the first key to success in the NFL: Steal as much of your coaching staff from the place you left as you can...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 5,309 reads 8 comments

  11. NFL Playoffs 2011: Second-Round Predictions

    Okay, okay. In my first round predictions , I went just 1-3, getting only the Baltimore Ravens over the Kansas City Chiefs right. But can anyone prove they picked the Seattle Seahawks? And if you did, you were lucky, not good...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 302 reads 0 comments

  12. NFL 2010 Playoffs: Predicting the Opening Weekend

    The 2010 NFL playoffs are about to get underway, and there is no shortage of storylines. Will the Patriots be able to win a Super Bowl with a young, exploitable pass defense? ...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 595 reads 2 comments

  13. NFL 2010: What Legacy Does Brett Favre Leave Behind?

    Finally, an obstacle too severe for Brett Favre to play. After all the knee and ankle sprains, broken fingers and ankles, tendinitis, biceps tears and a concussion, a separated shoulder (not his first) does him in...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 611 reads 16 comments

  14. NFL Hall of Shame Receivers: Why Randy Moss Should Not Be in Canton

    Some players have the numbers to be in Pro Football's Hall of Fame. But their conduct and their team's results leaves them indicted, not inducted. A Hall of Fame player makes his team better, not worse...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 432 reads 8 comments

  15. NFL Week 13: Why the Green Bay Packers Control the NFC North

    The Green Bay Packers victory over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday still is not enough to crack the playoff picture, but it does keep the Packers in the driver's seat. People like to say, "They control their own destiny...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 1,069 reads 8 comments

  16. NFL Week 13 Picks: Predicting the Rest of This Week's Games

    Earlier in the week, I listed the eight most predictable NFL Week 12 winners in a slideshow with lengthy commentary explaining the picks...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 443 reads 1 comments

  17. NFL Week 12: Predicting the Weekend Matchups

    From the time I was 10 (more years--decades, actually--than I want to admit), I have been in an NFL ranking poll. Unlike those stupid numbers polls that are all based on luck, these allowed for skill...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 264 reads 1 comments

  18. NFL 2010 Regular Season Week 12 Power Poll

    By December, it becomes easy to separate the contenders (top six) from the pretenders (next 10), also-rans and just bad teams (bottom six)...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about over 3 years ago 81 reads 1 comments

  19. 2010-11 NHL Eastern Conference Preview: Northeast Division

    The NHL Northeast division has won more championships than any other, mostly because of the Montreal Canadiens' 23. The rival Toronto Maple Leafs are second in league history with 13...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 4 years ago 358 reads 2 comments

  20. 2010-11 NHL Eastern Conference Preview: Atlantic Division

    The NHL Atlantic Division has produced the Eastern Conference champion in three consecutive seasons, and six of the nine seasons over the past decade...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 4 years ago 445 reads 10 comments

  21. 2010-11 Preseason Predictions, Eastern Conference Part I: Southeast Division

    In the interest of full disclosure, I live on the Pacific Coast and my expertise lies primarily with the Western Conference...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 4 years ago 237 reads 4 comments

  22. 2010-11 Preseason NHL Predictions, Western Conference: Northwest Division

    In previewing the other two divisions of the Western Conference on this site, I admitted that as a fan of the San Jose Sharks, I know it better than the East...

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  23. 2010-11 NHL Preseason Predictions: Central Division

    I continue the series predicting and previewing each division with the one that has produced the last three Western Conference champions, the Central...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 4 years ago 295 reads 0 comments

  24. NHL 2010-11 Preseason Predictions By Division: Pacific

    The perception of the NHL Pacific Division is one of team who perform very well in the regular season over the past decade, but do almost nothing in the playoffs...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 4 years ago 917 reads 4 comments

  25. MLB Jackpot: Three Playoff Races Undecided Through Final Day

    Bud Selig has not done much right in his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. He has overseen the first-ever cancellation of the World Series and the first ever tie in the All Star game (in his former team's venue, no less)...

    MJ Kasprzak Written by MJ Kasprzak about almost 4 years ago 139 reads 4 comments