1. Brett Favre Decision Big for NFC North

    The unexpected announcement that Brett Favre will not be returning to the NFL wearing the purple and gold of the Minnesota Vikings should have Bears and Packers fans dancing in the streets...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 361 reads 0 comments

  2. Welcome Back Michael Vick (Well Sort Of)

    After weeks of speculation and rumors, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has officially brought Michael Vick back into the NFL fold with the potential for him being back on the field by the sixth week of the 2009 season...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 113 reads 0 comments

  3. Looking Back: The Harold Baines Trade 20 Years Later

    It was 20 years ago this week (July 29, 1989) that the Chicago White Sox traded away one of their favorite sons for a group of players that included a future superstar...

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  4. Baltimore Orioles Need To Provide Young Pitchers With Offensive Support

    The Baltimore Orioles couldn’t ask for much more from rookie hurler Brad Bergesen than what he has given them in his first 18 major league starts. The right-hander sure should expect more from his teammates than what they have given back to him...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 117 reads 1 comments

  5. Is Tim Tebow Another Starr In the Making?

    Regardless of whether you are a fan of the Florida Gators, it is hard not to like and appreciate the drive and talent of their star quarterback, Tim Tebow...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 253 reads 6 comments

  6. Jim Rice In the Hall of Fame: It's About Time

    After a much longer than deserved wait, Jim Rice will finally take his rightful place this weekend as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame...

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  7. Another Reminder of How Much I Hate the New York Yankees

    As a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan it goes without saying that I HATE THE NEW YORK YANKEES! While Yankee fans now pretty much dismiss the Orioles as a pesky little hang-nail, at one time that ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 233 reads 5 comments

  8. Cubs Sweep Nationals: Is This the Start of a Second-Half Surge?

    By sweeping the Washington Nationals in their first four games following the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs did exactly what they needed to do if they intend to make a playoff run over the second half of the season...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 91 reads 4 comments

  9. Walter Payton: Simply Sweet

    The images of him flying through the air or high-stepping across the end zone are so ingrained in my mind, that I can't believe it's been more than two decades since Walter Payton completed his NFL career, and nearly a decade since his premature passing..

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 301 reads 7 comments

  10. New England Patriots Backfield Full Of 30-Somethings

    The addition of 33-year-old Fred Taylor to the New England Patriots' backfield provides veteran depth to a unit that was already full of runners in their 30's...

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  11. Jason Berken Needs To Keep His Head Up

    It has been a rough adjustment to the majors for Baltimore Orioles rookie pitcher Jason Berken, but as he struggles to gain his footing, the talented right-hander might be able to take comfort ...

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  12. Doesn't Tom Watson Know How Old He Is?

    Evidently the only person at the British Open (referred to as the Open Championship in England) who doesn’t know that Tom Watson is nearly 60-years-old is Watson himself...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 747 reads 12 comments

  13. Best Defensive Linemen Not In the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Our position-by-position look at the best eligible players not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame now shifts from offense to defense as we look at the best defensive linemen who have not yet earned a bust in Canton...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 2,784 reads 11 comments

  14. Baltimore Orioles: Five Key Players For the Second Half of 2009

    The second half of the 2009 season for the Baltimore Orioles isn’t necessarily about wins and losses, but it is about changing a negative aura that has been more than a decade in the making...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 439 reads 2 comments

  15. Arnold Palmer Led the American Invasion of the British Open

    The absence from The Open Championship (often referred outside of England as The British Open) of Tiger Woods last year and the decision by Phil Mickelson not to make the trek across the pond ...

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  16. Florida Governor Gets Sneak Peak at EA Sports NCAA Football 10

    Florida Governor Charlie Crist, a former college quarterback, was “In the Game” on Monday as he received a sneak peak of the new NCAA Football 10 at the EA Tiburon Studios in Maitland, Florida...

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  17. MLB All Star Game: Great Moments in History Part 3 (1990-2008)

    Over the last two decades, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game has transitioned from being simply a game to being a multi-day extravaganza where the game itself is simply one component...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 413 reads 2 comments

  18. No-Hitters Aren't Just For Baseball's Elite

    The no-hitter Friday night by San Francisco Giants hurler Jonathan Sanchez is a reminder that one of baseball’s most hallowed accomplishments is not just reserved for pitchers with lofty career statistics...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 648 reads 6 comments

  19. Great Moments in All-Star Game History: Part 2 (1960-1989)

    After becoming an American tradition following its inception in 1933, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game evolved into the “Midsummer Classic” through some memorable moments in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s...

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  20. Orioles Made the Right Decision on B.J. Ryan

    When the Baltimore Orioles chose not to match the five-year, $47-million contract that B.J. Ryan signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006 it seemed to be just another example of the Orioles lack of commitment toward building a winner...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 518 reads 3 comments

  21. Great Moments in All-Star Game History: Part 1 (1933-1959)

    Since its inception in 1933, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game has provided fans an annual opportunity to see most of the great stars of the game on the same field...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 265 reads 2 comments

  22. Do Sports Records Equal Athletic Greatness?

    Roger Federer’s recent move past Pete Sampras in the tennis record books and the readiness by many to label Federer the “greatest men’s tennis player of all time” ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 945 reads 25 comments

  23. Matt Wieters Needed To Save Orioles' All-Time Team

    I was struck recently when two separate lists of the “All-Time Baltimore Orioles” included Gus Triandos as the best catcher in Orioles history. If that is truly the case, then we need Matt Wieters even more than I originally thought...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 379 reads 2 comments

  24. The 10 Best Offensive Linemen Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    In the fifth installment of our position-by-position look at the best eligible players not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we are looking at the position that has sent more than twice as many ...

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  25. 2009 Wimbledon Final Reminds Us Why We Love Sports

    The classic Wimbledon men’s final between Andy Roddick and Roger Federer served as another reminder of why so many of us have a lifelong love affair with sports. Even when we think we know the expected outcome, something magical can happen...

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