1. Prospect Peek: Ranking the San Francisco Giants' Top Five Farm Hands

    It is never too early in a season to open up the cupboards and take a gander at just how much talent is waiting in the wings. For the casual fan, the vast rosters of the minor leagues can be a little overwhelming...

    Jason Figueiredo Written by Jason Figueiredo about over 4 years ago 1,755 reads 4 comments

  2. 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Five Sharks That Need To Emerge As Wild Cards

    Whether it is a jovial joker or a one-eyed Jack, a wild card has a way of mixing things up in advantageous ways. It can turn the mediocre into amazing and the amazing into the absolutely spectacular...

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  3. NCAA Football: Top 10 Toughest 2010 Road Schedules

    Taking the show on the road is never an easy task. Even when facing off with a mediocre opponent, the best teams can find themselves in the tightest of situations...

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  4. Sharks Extend Skid: Five Reasons the Teal Faithful Should Remain Calm

    In times of uncertainty, it is not uncommon for people to panic and lose focus of the situation at hand. The San Jose Sharks’ recent sky dive down the Western Conference standings ...

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  5. San Jose Sharks: Top Five Offseason Free Agents that Could Replace Evgeni Nabokov

    It is a weird thought…someone other than Evgeni Nabokov regularly in between the pipes for the San Jose Sharks. Nabokov’s career in the NHL has spanned 11 seasons and three different decades, with all of them in teal...

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  6. NCAA Power Rankings: Top 10 Athletic Quarterbacks in 2010

    Being athletic is one of biggest requirements when it comes to playing any organized sports. As the level of difficulty rises, those that lack athleticism eventually get weeded out of the game ...

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  7. Sharks Stay Quiet At Trade Deadline, Current Contracts Possibly to Blame

    Steady as she goes! Not a bad mentality for some, but for Northern California hockey, it can feel a bit empty. The San Jose Sharks kept the steering wheel heading due north during the biggest ...

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  8. NCAA Football: Top 10 QB Showdowns for 2010

    There is nothing that draws more attention to a football game than two marquee quarterbacks going head-to-head. Every play has to go through the quarterback’s hands and how he handles the ...

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  9. Power Rankings: Top Ten Wide Receivers in the Pac-10

    The Pac-10 is no stranger when it comes to putting up points, but with a long list of running backs more often than not stealing the show, it can be hard for the outstanding wide receivers ...

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  10. Pac-10 Expansion: Changing the Conference Name to Fit Possible Additions

    If you haven’t already heard, the Pac-10 is seriously thinking about adding a couple teams to the conference. Big whoop. Personally, I think it is a terrible idea. The system is just fine the way it is right now...

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  11. Cause & Effect: Possible Ripples from NCAA Sanctions on USC

    It is only wrong if you get caught, and boy did they get caught. The University of Southern California’s NCAA rule violations have been piling up the past couple years and the time has come for the rubber to hit the road...

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  12. National Signing Day: Grading the Pac-10's 2010 Recruiting Classes

    During a week where Super Bowl Mania steals most of the headlines, it easy to forget that each of those stars getting ready to lace them up in South Florida this weekend went through this often-underrated ...

    Jason Figueiredo Written by Jason Figueiredo about over 4 years ago 4,253 reads 8 comments

  13. National Signing Day 2010: Stanford Loses Top LB Recruit Zumwalt To UCLA

    After giving Stanford a soft verbal late last year, rumors began to surface that four-star recruit Jordan Zumwalt may decide to stay close to home...

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  14. 2010 Senior Bowl: Tim Tebow Tops List Of Senior Bowl Busts

    In life, the impression that you make the first time you meet someone can be forever lasting. As the old saying goes, you only have one chance to make a good first impression...

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  15. San Jose Sharks Could Benefit From Not Winning the Presidents' Trophy

    Winning is pretty much everything when it comes to sports.  As former New York Jets’ head coach Herm Edwards so famously said, “You play to win the game!” But the NHL point-leading San Jose Sharks may want to reconsider this philosophy...

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  16. Can Team Sweden Repeat Ice Hockey Gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics?

    Repeating as champions is difficult in any sport. The competition has a tendency to adapt the second time around and the reigning champ always has that proverbial target on their back...

    Jason Figueiredo Written by Jason Figueiredo about over 4 years ago 426 reads 5 comments

  17. San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau: Top 10 Goals So Far This Season

    Patrick Marleau is no stranger when it comes to putting the puck in the net. But even he has to be surprised at the pace in which he is scoring this season...

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  18. San Jose Sharks' Struggles with Giveways Becoming a Worrisome Trend

    There are certain times in life when giveaways are appreciated. Getting a free T-shirt, coffee mug, or any other type of swag for free is often hard to turn down. Unfortunately, playing hockey is not one of those times...

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  19. Until Another Day: Harbaugh's Grudge with Carroll Put on Temporary Hold

    “What’s your deal?!?” Who can forget these final words spoken between Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll after Stanford’s donkey-whopping of the Trojans? Harbaugh’s not-so-subtle way of ...

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  20. Zac Attack: Can a Surgically Improved Lee Fulfill Nebraska's BCS Dreams?

    Shortly after the Nebraska Cornhuskers completed their annihilation of the Arizona Wildcats in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, quarterback Zac Lee unveiled some interesting news about his health...

    Jason Figueiredo Written by Jason Figueiredo about almost 5 years ago 1,545 reads 7 comments

  21. Beat LA!: Upstart Kings Re-Ignite Dormant Rivalry with the Sharks

    “Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA!” Anyone that has attended a Bay Area sporting event where the away team is a despised squad from Southern California has heard and hopefully partaken in this cheer...

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  22. Heinous Holiday: Arizona's Terrible Bowl Appearance Raises Concerns for 2010

    The holidays have come and gone, but the regrets that follow the constant binging during the most wonderful time of the year still lie ahead for many...

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  23. Arizona's Mike Stoops or Nebraska's Bo Pelini: Who Needs a Holiday Bowl Victory?

    What solidifies a season’s success more than a bowl victory? For head coaches taking over teams that have struggled to reach the postseason in the past, nothing...

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  24. Pac-10 Bowl Predictions: Week One

    Don’t look now but the Pac-10 is making their presence felt once again this bowl season. Seven teams from one of the most underrated conferences in the NCAA reached bowl eligibility and they ...

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  25. Young Guns: Stanford, Oklahoma Lean on Freshman QBs To Reach Sun Bowl

    Whether they are a rookie in the big leagues or just a highly touted high school prospect entering college, there is something about a first-year player that always seems to turn heads...

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