1. NASCAR Stars Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Dale Jarrett Struggle in Retirement

    I was drawn to an article written late last week by Marty Smith, ESPN’s lead NASCAR reporter , who took time in his column to chronicle the emotional and financial struggles ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about over 2 years ago 17,792 reads 3 comments

  2. Daric Barton & the Art of Fielding: Bad Bounces Doom the A's in Baltimore

    This really isn't about about Chad Harbach's 2011 novel , though I highly recommend that book , especially to anyone who's ever attended a D-III college or played baseball. But, on a related tack...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about over 2 years ago 377 reads 0 comments

  3. Climbing Mount Marino: Will Drew Brees Set the New Single-Season Passing Record?

    "All hands on deck" should be the motto of every NFL team as they head into the final four games of the NFL season, but it should have particular resonance in New Orleans...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 3 years ago 244 reads 5 comments

  4. 2011 Masters: 7 Intriguing, Pre-Tournament Soundbites

    Much has been made about the impending assault on the world No. 1 world ranking at The Masters this week, and rightfully so: it's not often that six of the top seven players in ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about over 3 years ago 446 reads 0 comments

  5. FIFA World Cup Bidding: Qatar "Makes It Rain," Beats USA Soccer, 2022-0

    ZURICH—On a cold and cloudy morning in a neutral country, FIFA made clear its own biases. The world's governing body for soccer awarded the 2022 World Cup home site to Qatar ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 4 years ago 413 reads 3 comments

  6. Baylor Football: Robert Griffin, Art Briles and Bear-ing Down To Earn Respect

    Since losing to conference opponent Missouri on Saturday night, the Oklahoma Sooners have fallen all the way to No...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 4 years ago 818 reads 11 comments

  7. College Football Week 7 Preview: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Memphis Tigers

    Southern Miss Golden Eagles (4-2. 3-0 CUSA) vs. Memphis Tigers (1-5, 0-3 CUSA) October 16, 2010 at 12pm ET/ 11am CT Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN One ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 4 years ago 260 reads 0 comments

  8. Ashes To Ashes: Is It Time for a Maple Bat Moratorium?

    Eric Byrnes/Miguel Olivo - August 2006 Don Long/Nate McLouth - April 2008 Todd Helton/Susan Rhodes - April 2008 Miguel Olivo/Brian O' Nora - June 2008 Mike Napoli/Brad Ziegler ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about over 4 years ago 643 reads 4 comments

  9. A Letter to Frank Deford: Baseball's Length is Its Gift

    Dear Mr. Deford, Last week, you wrote an article for SI.com lamenting what you described as the "stultifying sluggishness" that is presently plaguing Major League Baseball...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about over 4 years ago 156 reads 2 comments

  10. Unga Unguarded: A BYU Cougar Under College Football's Microscope

    Running has never been a staple of Brigham Young University's football program. Names like Detmer and McMahon have always defined the Cougar offense. Sarkisian, Beck, and Hall are among the men who have best worn the "Y" in recent years...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about over 4 years ago 926 reads 16 comments

  11. Maryland-Duke: A Plan for the Terps To Take Control of the ACC

    These days, there are only two things that even begin to rival the hatred that Maryland students have for Duke University.  One of them is the ridiculous amount of snow left over from recent storms that absolutely refuses to melt...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about almost 5 years ago 758 reads 0 comments

  12. Lighter, Better, Faster, Stronger: The Case for Streamlined Football

    "He ain't heavy. He's my brother." So would say many players on Alabama's national champion football team...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about almost 5 years ago 2,078 reads 23 comments

  13. Why Donte' Stallworth? Why Now? Baltimore Ravens Fans Scratch Their Heads

    Earlier this week, the Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent wide receiver Donte' Stallworth to a one-year contract worth $900,000...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about almost 5 years ago 629 reads 3 comments

  14. National Signing Day: Larry Porter Signs Memphis' Best Recruiting Class in Years

    "The Memphis job is the perfect job in the perfect place for me," said Larry Porter when he was hired as the new head football coach of the University of Memphis back in November. "I understand the Memphis brand...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about almost 5 years ago 487 reads 0 comments

  15. NCAA Tournament Prospectus: Potential No. 3 Seeds

    At this point in the college basketball season, the top teams are pretty well established and identified as potential top seeds for the postseason NCAA tournament in March...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about almost 5 years ago 484 reads 0 comments

  16. For Ex-Raven (And Soon To Be Ex-Patriot) Adalius Thomas, A Tale of Two Cities

    The last time the Baltimore Ravens met the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs, Adalius Thomas was wearing a purple jersey. That was the 2006 AFC Divisional Playoffs. This is now...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about almost 5 years ago 806 reads 3 comments

  17. Video Interference: Ravens-Raiders Referees Weaken Integrity of Officiating

    With 18 seconds remaining in the second quarter of Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Oakland Raiders, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco took a third-down snap and dropped back to ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about almost 5 years ago 1,080 reads 12 comments

  18. The Pac-10: College Football's Flagship Conference

    Given the recent buzz over the Big Ten's search for a 12th member, it's no surprise that the Pac-10 has followed suit in saying that it will examine possible additions that would, if added, most ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 5 years ago 871 reads 11 comments

  19. Ravens-Steelers: A One-Round Prize Fight To Save Baltimore's Season

    For fans of the Baltimore Ravens, there exists no phrase in the English language that evokes as much hate as "Pittsburgh Steelers...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 5 years ago 524 reads 5 comments

  20. Ravens-Colts: Baltimore's Play in Indy Loss Proves It Still Has a Chance

    Colts 17, Ravens 15 is a long way from what I thought the score would be, and in that respect, I'm very pleased, but at the same time, I'm upset because they had a shot to win that game and they blew it...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 5 years ago 257 reads 0 comments

  21. Too Legit To Quit: Baltimore Ravens Midseason Report

    For lack of better phrasing, this is awkward. Clearly, the Ravens were not expected to be sitting in third place in the AFC North at 4-4 heading into Week nine. The offense has been unexpectedly good; the defense, unexpectedly bad...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 5 years ago 232 reads 14 comments

  22. Who's Having the Worst Week in Football?

    Whatever the records of their respective teams at this point in the season, most football fans can take solace in the fact that someone else is having a worse week than they are. That is, unless you're a fan of one of the following teams...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 5 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  23. Left Sooner?: Oklahoma Media Hints Bob Stoops Hurt Sam Bradford's NFL Chances

    Sam Bradford is not starting against Miami. This we know. It's a shame, sure. Here's a kid with all the potential in the world. He has won the Heisman...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about 5 years ago 829 reads 7 comments

  24. Ravens Review: Sizing Up the AFC North

    The 2008-2009 NFL season was as close to perfection as the Baltimore Ravens could have hoped. Despite early doubts in new head coach John Harbaugh and rookie quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about over 5 years ago 434 reads 5 comments

  25. Little Leaguers' Run at Williamsport Is About More Than Baseball

    Raul Rojas is not even a teenager, but already he has achieved legendary status in his hometown. After striking out the final batter in Mexico's 6-0 semifinal victory over Japan at the Little ...

    Tyler Springs Written by Tyler Springs about over 5 years ago 246 reads 0 comments