1. Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Baseball: Fair or Foul?

    Should there be performance-enhancing drugs in baseball? I really do not see the difficulty in answering this question with a resounding “No.” For justification, I say look to the athletes currently playing today...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 1,098 reads 1 comments

  2. Adrian Peterson: NFL Gridiron Great's Athletic Obituary

    As NFL training camps get into full swing, and preseason games start, there is one story, it seems, that no one is talking about...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 1,174 reads 15 comments

  3. 5 St. Louis Rams Impressing in Training Camp

    In professional football, there is no easing into the preseason. Unlike most sports, the NFL expects its employees to report to training camp in tip-top shape, ready to get their hitting and tackling game on...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 3,548 reads 3 comments

  4. Miami Dolphins: Misguided Love Affair with Ryan Tannehill

    What’s the deal with the recent hubbub surrounding the newest Miami Dolphin, Ryan Tannehill ? I don’t understand the love affair some have with the former Texas A&M quarterback...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 1,384 reads 33 comments

  5. St. Louis Rams Rookies: Stat Predictions

    In the NFL , there is nothing lower than being a rookie. One minute, you are a college senior living the easy life, strutting around as the “Big Man On Campus.” And the next? To veterans, you are nothing more than what the cockroaches eat...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 1,436 reads 6 comments

  6. Pro Bowl Odds for Best Players on St. Louis Rams' Roster

    Over the past five NFL seasons, if you were on the St. Louis Rams ' roster and your name was not Steven Jackson, you had no hope of going to the Pro Bowl. It was even worse if you'd actually been drafted by the Rams...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 789 reads 8 comments

  7. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford Is Primed for a Huge Comeback in 2012

    In classic tales of Americana, there is but one thing we love more than Mom’s apple pie, a sky full of fireworks, or an ice cold glass of homemade lemonade—a great comeback story...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 3,199 reads 16 comments

  8. Orlando Magic: The Rise and Fall of Dwight Howard

    The recently concluded NBA season had its fair share of twists and turns. From Commissioner David Stern orchestrating the placement (and naming the price) for All-Star point guard ...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 628 reads 0 comments

  9. 4 Reasons the Rams Defense Will Take a Big Leap in 2012

    More than anything, the center of the nightmare that was the 2011 season for the St. Louis Rams can be traced back to one basic element---the defense. More specifically, the run defense...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 1,888 reads 11 comments

  10. Cy Young and Sandy Koufax Lead the Greatest Game Never Played

    In 1862, during a stage version of Charles Dickens’ Haunted Man , a professor at the Royal Polytechnic Institute in London popularized the use of a stage illusion involving an angled mirror used to connect two spaces (one dark, one dim)...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 227 reads 0 comments

  11. MLB: Why the Cardinals Should Want the Astros to Remain in the NL Central

    Starting in 2013, the Houston Astros are moving from the NL Central to the AL West, as part of MLB ’s new realignment plan...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 513 reads 2 comments

  12. St. Louis Rams: Which Rookies Will Make Instant Impacts in the 2012-13 Season?

    The words "rookies" and "impact" do not automatically jump to mind when assessing the draft history of the St. Louis Rams . Rams fans instantly shiver at hearing the names of past early-round picks in recent drafts...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 2,417 reads 8 comments

  13. Ted Williams' 1941 Season Is MLB's Most Underrated of All Time

    “If I had known hitting .400 was going to be such a big deal, I would have done it again.” In 1991, when Ted Williams spoke those words , it was the 50th anniversary of his magical 1941 season...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 2,147 reads 18 comments

  14. Yadier Molina: Next Hero of the St. Louis Cardinals

    Let’s fast forward for a brief moment to late October. The MLB regular season is now complete. The St. Louis Cardinals have secured one of the 10 available slots for the postseason and are deep into the NLCS...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 1,148 reads 4 comments

  15. St. Louis Rams—Blueprint for Success Means Following the 49ers

    For almost 30 years, from the 1950s through much of the 1970s, it did not get much better in the NFL than the rivalry between the Rams and 49ers ...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 1,774 reads 31 comments

  16. Ichiro, Iginla, Nash and Jackson: The Wasted Careers of Some of the Greatest

    I believe sports fans are witnessing an extraordinary coalition of individual professional careers that have been most supremely wasted...

    Matthew Melton Written by Matthew Melton about 2 years ago 243 reads 1 comments