1. Fantasy Football: The Draft for a Casual Football Fan

    Your boy had his first fantasy football draft of the season tonight, and it went just as expected. I thought about the draft all day and an hour before the draft began, I got absorbed into watching old school WWE matches on YouTube...

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  2. New York Yankees: Cashman Says A.J. Burnett Deserves 'No Guarantees'

    A.J. Burnett has been a major disappointment as a New York Yankee. Let's just get that out of the way now, shall we? While disappointing, it's unfair to say it couldn't have been expected...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about 3 years ago 426 reads 2 comments

  3. 2011 NBA Playoffs: LeBron James Silences Critics with Game 5 Performance

    As Miami Heat star LeBron James sank clutch three-pointer after clutch three-pointer in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Boston Celtics , it relieved 10 months of feeling the weight of the world on his shoulders...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 3 years ago 1,970 reads 26 comments

  4. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Why Do Referees Swallow Their Whistles in Overtime?

    Overtime playoff hockey may be one of, if not the most dramatic sequences in all of sports. The flow can change in an instance and a broken play can result in the puck finding the ...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 3 years ago 551 reads 0 comments

  5. Los Angeles Kings: 5 Reasons They Can Pull the Upset Against San Jose

    Not many people (translation = nobody) is giving the Los Angeles Kings a chance to win their first round series against the Pacific Division champion San Jose Sharks ...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 3 years ago 611 reads 7 comments

  6. New York Jets: Who Should They Hope For in the First Round of the Playoffs?

    We all know the playoffs aren't always decided by who the best overall team is. Match-ups play a huge part in which teams with high expectations go home earlier than anticipated, and which teams make a Cinderella run deep into the postseason...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about over 3 years ago 817 reads 2 comments

  7. NHL Predictions: Top 10 Most Likely Stanley Cup Matchups

    That's right. On Friday, November 5th, we're already going there. We have a good grasp on each team by now. A popular theory is if you look at the NHL standings on Thanksgiving Day, they don't change much between then and the end of the season...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 2,820 reads 15 comments

  8. Atlanta Hawks and Their 5-0 Start: Contenders or Pretenders?

    Going into the 2010-11 NBA season, the consensus was there were three elite teams in the Eastern Conference. The Orlando Magic , Miami Heat , and the Boston Celtics . Then, for the most part, there was everybody else...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 459 reads 2 comments

  9. Election Day 2010: 10 Athletes Who Should Get Into Politics

    I hope everyone that knows the slightest bit about politics (I don't) goes out to their local voting offices and lets their voice be heard today...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 218 reads 1 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants: 10 Reasons They Won the World Series

    Many people didn't think the San Francisco Giants would win this World Series they just stole from the heart of Texas. Hell, most people didn't even think they'd get there. But, as you know well by now, they did it...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 455 reads 0 comments

  11. World Series Game 2: Have The Texas Rangers Finally Run Out Of Magic?

    As I write this sentence, the Texas Rangers are down to their final strike in Game 2. One strike away from being down 2-0 in the World Series...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 326 reads 4 comments

  12. 10 Best ESPN Commercials of All Time

    Doesn't it look like the best job ever? To be immersed in a world where you're surrounded by professional athletes and mascots, and your biggest worry is who to pick in your ESPN office suicide pool is the epitome of the American dream...

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  13. NHL Power Rankings: Top Goal Scorers, Stamkos and Sharp Lead the Way

    We're seeing some diversity in the NHL goal scoring department. At least in comparison to what we saw last year. As of right now only one of the current top five goal scorers, Steven Stamkos, was in the top 20 in goals last year...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 89 reads 1 comments

  14. Paul the Octopus and the 10 Biggest Superstitions in Sports

    If you haven't heard the Earth-shattering news yet, Paul the octopus, who became famous over the past summer for correctly picking the winner of World Cup soccer matches, died in his tank early Tuesday morning...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 702 reads 0 comments

  15. Slipped at the Starting Line: Each NHL Division's Most Disappointing Team

    We're already two weeks into the NHL season (honestly, it seems a lot longer) and not everything is shaking out how the experts predicted before the season began...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 663 reads 6 comments

  16. Could the New Jersey Devils Victory Over Montreal Canadiens Propel Their Season?

    Besides playoff elimination games, this may have been one of the more "must-win" regular season games in recent New Jersey Devils history...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 263 reads 6 comments

  17. NHL Power Rankings: All 30 NHL Teams' Heaviest Hitters

    While hitting has been a heavy topic of the day— my article on Brandon Meriweather's Sunday hit on Todd Heap in the NFL was part of it—why not continue the trend? This slideshow will feature the hardest hitters on all 30 NHL teams...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 322 reads 10 comments

  18. Brandon Meriweather: Does the Hit on Todd Heap Warrant a Suspension?

    During Sunday afternoon's game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather sent tight end Todd Heap into a heap, literally...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 3,032 reads 3 comments

  19. MLB Playoffs 2010: Cliff Lee and 5 Other Top Performances

    Texas Rangers pitcher, Cliff Lee had one of the 2010 MLB postseason's best performances last night at Yankee Stadium. He struck out 13 New York Yankees hitters, while only allowing two hits and zero runs in eight innings...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 1,222 reads 0 comments

  20. ALCS Game 3: Texas Rangers Refuse To Be Mentally Defeated By New York Yankees

    When Josh Hamilton grounded out to end Game 1 on Friday night, a game where the Texas Rangers let a 5-0 lead slip away in their own ballpark to the dreaded New York Yankees, eventually ...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 340 reads 1 comments

  21. 2010-2011 NHL Power Rankings: Rating the Teams After Week 1

    Never too early to rank the teams, right? Right. Not even just one week into the season. Come on, real hockey fans always want to know where their team stands, whether it's the first week of October or the last week of the regular season in mid-April..

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 2,505 reads 14 comments

  22. NLCS 2010: Comparing the Phillies and Giants Outfields

    As you've seen, we've analyzed the pitching matchups and how the Phillies and Giants compare in the infield . This slideshow will examine the only part of the teams we haven't focused on yet: the outfield...

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  23. 2010 NLCS: Comparing Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants Infields

    We just did a piece on the pitching matchups for the NLCS, that you should really read if you haven't already. This time, we're breaking down the infields of the finalists for the National League pennant...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 2,160 reads 18 comments

  24. NLCS 2010: Examining The Pitching Matchups

    They say, rightfully so, that pitching decides the postseason. In the NLCS this year, pitching will almost certainly have a direct impact on who goes to the World Series, and who goes home until spring training in 2011...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 2,227 reads 12 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants Have Puncher's Chance at Taking Down Philadelphia Phillies

    If the Phillies win the upcoming National League Championship Series, they will be the first team since the St. Louis Cardinals from 1942-44 to win three straight National League pennants...

    Doug Gausepohl Written by Doug Gausepohl about almost 4 years ago 595 reads 1 comments