1. 2010 NBA Playoff Bracket: Eastern Conference First Round Preview

    Let the games begin. After six months of action, the NBA's best weeks are ahead of us, and I for one can't wait. Every year, the NBA playoffs give us drama and star-power, and this year will be no exception...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 2,180 reads 0 comments

  2. Fantasy MLB: No Saving Grace for Demoted Closers

    The baseball season isn't yet two weeks old, but there has been a flurry of activity already in bullpens across the country...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 267 reads 0 comments

  3. 2010 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears' Position Needs

    You won't be hearing much noise from the Chicago Bears next week when the NFL draft begins, but for a team shut out of the playoffs for three straight seasons, plenty of work needs to be done...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 1,176 reads 8 comments

  4. 2010 NBA Playoffs: The Race for the No. 8 Seed in the East

    The NBA Playoffs have just one meaningful race left: the race for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference (and future road-kill for the Cleveland Cavaliers)...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 1,234 reads 0 comments

  5. 2010 NFL Draft: Could Tim Tebow Be an Option for the Chicago Bears?

    In 15 days, the NFL draft will begin its new three-day format, and disgruntled New York Jets fans will once again flood Radio City Music Hall in New York City screaming, "Why?!?!?" after every Jets' pick...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 2,860 reads 31 comments

  6. 2010 MLB Preview: 25 Cubs, 25 Comments

    Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock. The wait is almost over for Chicago Cubs baseball. If your glass is half-full, then you're probably very optimistic about this season...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 426 reads 13 comments

  7. The New York Mets Are Hoping David Is Wright In 2010

    You probably wouldn't call a player that hit .307, drove in 72 runs, and stole 27 bases a failure, but that's what many fantasy baseball players were caling New York Mets' third baseman David Wright last year...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 231 reads 3 comments

  8. Chicago Bears: A Tale of Two Running Backs

    If you're looking for an eventful NFL draft next month, you might want to look outside of the city of Chicago. The Bears have a draft plan that is about as exciting as a Nationals-Pirates spring training game...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 1,612 reads 0 comments

  9. March Madness 2010: Keep Your Eye On These Five Players

    Michigan's Fab Five is no more, but with March Madness just around the corner, I wanted to highlight the five names every college basketball fan should know...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 446 reads 2 comments

  10. Chicago Cubs: Kevin Millar at Wrigley? No Thanks

    With 25 days until Opening Day for the Chicago Cubs, I would like to clear the air about one Cub. Kevin Millar, owner of a World Series ring and scruffy facial hair, is, in the simplest form, no longer a serviceable major leaguer...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 580 reads 10 comments

  11. For Chicago Bears, It's Time To Sink or Swim

    After three straight seasons of mediocrity (and no playoff appearances), the Chicago Bears' hands were tied. They HAD to make a move (or two...or three?). So, here we are, on arguably the biggest free agency day in Chicago sports history...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 294 reads 0 comments

  12. Banged-Up Bulls Need Bigger, Better Bodies For Battle

    The city of Chicago just let out a collective groan with the news that Joakim Noah will be sidelined three weeks as he deals with plantar fasciitis in his left foot...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 293 reads 8 comments

  13. MLB Predictions: Grady Size (Will Be) More in 2010

    If you're anything like me, you were kicking yourself last year for drafting Grady Sizemore in the first round of your fantasy draft. The three-time All-Star was coming off of a 30-30 season in which he drove in 90 runs and scored over 100 times...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 220 reads 8 comments

  14. Chicago Cubs at a Crossroads: Five Key Questions

    What can the Chicago Cubs do for an encore in 2010? 2009 started off with the highest of expectations, but a season of hope and promise quickly turned into one of dismal performances and despair...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 551 reads 15 comments

  15. NBA Trade Deadline: Chicago Bulls Have Best of Both Worlds

    Perhaps no team was busier than the Chicago Bulls this week. In addition to a pair of wins against the mighty New York Knicks, the Bulls made a pair of deals that will greatly improve their future—without sacrificing this season's playoff hopes...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 749 reads 6 comments

  16. Big Ten Bubble Watch: Five In, Six Out?

    Where has the college basketball season gone? With baseball's pitchers and catchers reporting this week, it's time to gear up for the stretch run of college basketball...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  17. NBA Trade Deadline: Chicago Bulls on the Block

    As the NBA trade deadline gets ever so close, teams around the league are forming two groups: the buyers and the sellers. Realistically, there are about eight or nine teams that can look at themselves in the mirror and say, "We are title contenders...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 1,714 reads 3 comments

  18. National Signing Day 2010: How Did Notre Dame Fare?

    For Brian Kelly, today in many ways is Chapter One of his Notre Dame story. National Signing Day has turned into a miniature holiday for football crazies and, like baseball's Opening Day, teams ...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 8,815 reads 30 comments

  19. Fighting Irish On the Bubble: 'Nova Victory Would Be Huge

    A terrific opportunity exists for the Notre Dame basketball team, but it is an opportunity that will make some very, very nervous. It's a trip to Philadelphia to take on the No. 3 Villanova Wildcats...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  20. Xavier Nady Not What the Chicago Cubs Need: Why X Misses the Spot

    Pending the successful completion of a physical (which is really a question mark at this point), Xavier Nady will be the fourth outfielder for the 2010 Cubs...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 457 reads 14 comments

  21. When the Going Gets Tough, Pete Carroll Gets Going

    So much for sticking it out through the tough times.  Pete Carroll is returning to the NFL, where he has twice before failed as a head coach. Carroll's previous job, head coach at USC, was anything but a failure...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 762 reads 4 comments

  22. The Five Best Rose Bowls of the Last 20 Years

    College football bowls mean one thing to me: the Rose Bowl. Every year, this is the game I look forward to more than anything else. The Pac-10 champion vs. the Big-10 champion...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 151 reads 4 comments

  23. Lovie Smith Is Back: Grin and Bear It

    With the rumor mill already swirling around the NFL coaching world, the Chicago Bears announced that head coach Lovie Smith will be retained for next season...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 210 reads 4 comments

  24. Chicago Bulls: Two Months In, Too Many Questions

    As the clock runs out on Head Coach Vinny Del Negro's brief Bulls career, according to various reports, it's time to look at where the Bulls stand two months into the NBA season...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 308 reads 1 comments

  25. Let's Go Bowling: An Early Look at Bowl Season

    College football's best month is just about here: bowl season.  Even if your team is out of it (mine is...damn you Fighting Irish), the bowl season always provides exciting football and sets the stage for next season...

    Ed Leiser Written by Ed Leiser about over 4 years ago 99 reads 3 comments