1. Usain Bolt, Not Yohan Blake, Is Still Track and Field's Man to Beat in 2012

    We’re always looking for the next one. Proven stars sell tickets and generate headlines, but there’s a reason why ratings for the NFL draft are so high, why National ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 1,119 reads 3 comments

  2. 30 Track & Field Stars Meet Their Mainstream Sports Doppelgangers

    Who is the greatest athlete in the world? It depends on your definition of the term. Some people value winning and clutch performance over everything else and would consequently hand the title to a proven major sport champion like Tom Brady ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 3,046 reads 2 comments

  3. 10 World Championsip Gold Medalists with the Most to Prove in 2012

    Samantha Stosur, Kevin Harvick and the Buffalo Bills provided three more examples this weekend of one of sports' enduring truths: Just because you won, it doesn't mean you're the best...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 2,604 reads 0 comments

  4. Seahawks vs. 49ers: 5 Storylines to Watch in Week 1 Matchup

    The San Francisco 49ers are to the NFL what Notre Dame is to college football. Always classy in appearance and operation (at least on the surface), their tradition of winning is an organizational calling card...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 623 reads 7 comments

  5. NFL Cuts: 5 Seattle Seahawks Who Didn't Deserve the Ax

    Anybody who has ever felt the pressure of going in for a job interview should empathize with the NFL player who finds out he's been cut before the regular season...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 885 reads 6 comments

  6. 12 Athletes to Watch in 2012 Who Missed This Year's World Championships

    No disrespect to this year's two remaining Diamond League meets—Sept. 8 in Switzerland and Sept. 16 in Belgium—but for most intents and purposes, the end of the IAAF World ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 2,743 reads 5 comments

  7. Track & Field World Championships: Winners and Losers from Day 9

    Relay day at the Track & Field World Championships was a reminder to the casual fan that it's not just about speed, strength and raw talent in this sport...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 1,635 reads 3 comments

  8. Track & Field World Championships: Winners and Losers from Day 8

    Domination was the word of the day in Daegu. On the eighth day of the Track & Field World Championships, two individuals (Sally Pearson, Usain Bolt) and one team (USA women's ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 1,498 reads 0 comments

  9. Track & Field World Championships: Winners, Losers from Day 7

    Following a few days where the other 2,000 or so athletes had their chance to borrow center stage, Day 7 of the Track & Field World Championships was back to Usain Bolt...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 1,151 reads 3 comments

  10. Track & Field World Championships: Winners, Losers from Day 6

    Following a day off for all athletes except the women's 20K race walkers, everybody brought the heat on Day 6 of the Track & Field World Championships. Everybody including Mother Nature...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 1,347 reads 3 comments

  11. Track & Field World Championships: Breaking Down the Top 10 MVP Candidates

    We live in a superstar-driven sports culture. Check the advertising for any game in any sport. It's not the Bulls versus the Suns; it's "Derrick Rose and the Bulls" against "Steve Nash and the Suns...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 694 reads 0 comments

  12. Track and Field World Championships: Winners and Losers from Day 4

    One of the best parts of following track and field is that new stars are always being born right before our eyes...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 2,277 reads 0 comments

  13. Ridiculous NFL Fan Tattoos for All 32 Teams

    Here's what you may not know about the recent revelation that Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson not so subtly told franchise quarterback Cam Newton to refrain from getting ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 35,785 reads 19 comments

  14. Track and Field World Championships: Winners and Losers from Day 3

    The third day of the 2011 Track & Field World Championships was a display of perfect timing. For casual track fans, and even the die-hards who had become too wrapped up in the ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 3,442 reads 1 comments

  15. NFL Free Agency: Dallas Cowboys Rejects Could Save Seattle Seahawks' 2011 Season

    Dating analogies in sports are tired. Whether it's comparing LeBron James leaving Cleveland to a boyfriend dumping a girlfriend, or slapping Mike Ditka and Ricky Williams on the cover of a magazine in wedding gear, the whole practice has gotten old...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 1,728 reads 6 comments

  16. Track and Field World Championships: Winners and Losers from Day 2

    As much as sports fans hate when referees and officials become the focus of a story, we hate it even more when questionable rules drive the headlines. Think about the Tuck Rule Game that sent the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl in 2002...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 2,056 reads 4 comments

  17. Track & Field World Championships: Winners and Losers from Day 1

    Just when you thought Usain Bolt would be gracious enough to let somebody else have the spotlight for a major track meet, the fastest man (and most swag-loaded athlete) on the planet ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 1,403 reads 0 comments

  18. Track & Field World Championships Preview: 25 Team USA Athletes to Watch

    Track and field is inherently unpredictable. That is the norm in a sport where the difference between a gold medal and eighth place can be half a second or half a foot...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 2,081 reads 2 comments

  19. 23 Best Rides in NFL History

    Lockout? Bad economy? Doesn't matter. Go around and ask any incoming group of NFL rookies about their first big purchases with those professional paychecks (or loans from an agent), and tally their answers...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 18,316 reads 5 comments

  20. NFL Free Agency: 10 Unsigned Stars with Injury Concerns

    Two factors guaranteed to give NFL teams pause before signing any player: age and injuries. Minor inconveniences like a criminal record or a history of not producing up to one's potential can be overlooked...

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  21. Track & Field World Championships Preview: 25 International Athletes to Watch

    This is the pageantry of the Super Bowl, the tension of the World Series and the individual pressure of The Masters. This is the most major of the major track meets, at least until the next Olympic year...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 276 reads 13 comments

  22. NFL Free Agency: One Unsigned Player Every Team Should Consider Re-Signing

    The unofficial slogan of the 2011 NFL preseason—"Football is Back" or "Back to Football" or whichever variation you prefer—also calls attention to another summer milestone: Free agency is over...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 7,195 reads 17 comments

  23. Seahawks vs. Vikings: 7 Key Storylines for Preseason Week 2 Matchup

    In the same summer where it seems the Seattle Seahawks are organizing a reunion of former Minnesota Vikings , it's only appropriate that the preseason home opener sees the current ...

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  24. 2011 NFL Trades: Grading the Risk Factor for Every Trade This Year

    National Football League teams don't make high-risk trades anymore. In a climate where it's better for GM's and VP's to act conservatively and get consistently above-average results, ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 4,518 reads 5 comments

  25. 10 Trades That Should Be Made Before the NFL Preseason Ends

    While I'm willing to believe that everybody who gets paid to make NFL roster decisions grew up swapping football cards on the playground and was in on the pre-Internet versions of ...

    Austin L. Burton Written by Austin L. Burton about 3 years ago 16,815 reads 49 comments