1. NFL Rookie of the Year: Matt Ryan or Chris Johnson?

    The NFL has been blessed to have so much young talent enter the league this season, because many of these players are making big time impacts on their teams. This will bring a wide field of players to the discussion of the Rookie of the Year Award...

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  2. Detroit Tigers: Declawed and Neutered Since 2006

    Before the 2006 season, the Detroit Tigers hired Perrysburg, Ohio native Jim Leyland to lead the Tigers out of the basement in the American League Central. Detroit had been perennially under ...

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  3. Joey Logano Hyped Early, Struggles As of Late

    The 2008 NASCAR season kicked off without a problem. The Daytona produced a finish worth remembering and gave Roger Penske his first Daytona victory. In early May we heard about a young up and coming driver through Joe Gibbs Racing...

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  4. Benson—Hornaday: The Batte We've Been Looking For in 2008

    In 2008, we've been looking for a great championship battle. We've been expecting somebody to take over the top spot on the Cup level. With two races to go, the lead is shrinking, but is still fairly comfortable for Johnson...

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  5. Edwards Dominant at Texas, Had More Drops That The Rest

    See that man in that car right there? His name is Carl Edwards, and Sunday night at Texas, he showed the Nascar world why this championship chase is far from over...

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  6. Dumars Wasn't Joking, Billups and McDyess Are Out

    Just days after the Detroit Pistons were eliminated from the Eastern Conference Finals by the Boston Celtics, Joe Dumars promised big changes among the core players. He told the media that day, that other than Rodney Stuckey, nobody is safe...

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  7. Anderson Varejao: The Biggest Joke in The NBA

    I thought the NBA got rid of its last flopper when Vlade Divac decided to retire. Unfortunately, we have at least one nuisance left in the league and his name is Anderson Varejao. He has to be the flimsiest big man in the league...

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  8. Dale's Daytona Day: 40th 500 Still Most Remembered

    It's 2008 and the Nascar season is winding down without much of a championship chase. Johnson is running away with it all and is well on his way to a third title. It's time to take a little trip down memory lane...

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  9. Does The Heisman Trophy Really Go to The Best Player?

    As a big college football fan over the years I always seem to ask myself the same question at the end of the season recently...

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  10. Tony Stewart to Start New Team in '09 with Old Manufacturer

    The 2008 Sprint Cup Series season hasn't quite been up to expectations. However, Tony Stewart still managed to grab our attention when he announced that he would be leaving Joe Gibbs Racing at ...

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  11. A Dark Dark Day For Michigan Football

    The University Of Michigan had to move on without coach Lloyd Carr, QB Chad Henne, RB Mike Hart, and many of their receivers that left early for the NFL. They started with the hire of West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez...

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  12. Federer Vs. Nadal: Fair To Call It a Rivalry?

    We have been blessed the past few seasons to have been able to continuously watch two of the greatest athletes in their sport meet time after time on the Grand Slam stage...

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  13. Green Bay: Better Without Favre? Just Ask The Jets

    Through the saga that was the NFL offseason involving Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers, there was one very productive result that came out of it—the Jets got a quarterback...

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  14. Less Hitting in Hockey? That's What Pads Are For

    Over the past week or so, there have been many hockey analysts raising a particularly ridiculous question. Should we ban fighting in the NHL? The answer. Absolutely not. Fighting has always been a part of the game, and so have big time hits...

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  15. Red Wings Pick Up Right Where they Left Off after Adding a Penguin

    Hockeytown, U.S.A was rejoicing at the end of last season after their Red Wings won the Stanley Cup against the young, up and coming Pittsburgh Penguins...

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  16. Jeff Gordon: Contender In '07, Pretender in '08

    Many NASCAR fans predicted Jeff Gordon would claim his 5th Sprint Cup championship in 2008 based on the way he ran throughout all of 2007, including the Chase. He had six victories, and a series record 30 top ten finishes...

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  17. PHX Looks To Make Sun Rise In West

    The Phoenix Suns have arguably been the most fantastic thing to hit the basketball court since the Harlem Globetrotters. They up and down, run and gun style of offense leavs many of us in awe of how fluid their offense moves...

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  18. Edwards Wins, But Talk Is About Johnson

    Carl Edwards drove the wheels off his car, sawing at the wheel all day, and it placed the 99 team in victory lane at day's end. One problem with that...

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  19. Pistons Frontcourt

    The Detroit Pistons are coming off of 6 consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference Finals. Sounds good right? Wrong. They only have 1 championship ring in those 6 years and if they want that glory again, they will look to their new frontcourt look...

    Mark Eckhart Jr. Written by Mark Eckhart Jr. about over 5 years ago 72 reads 2 comments