1. Monaghan's NBA Playoff Predictions

    Western Conference (1) Los Angeles vs. (8) Utah This series appears to be a classic mismatch, and it should be. The Lakers have been nothing if not consistent all season long, storming out ...

    Brendan Monaghan Written by Brendan Monaghan about over 5 years ago 87 reads 0 comments

  2. BCS (Brendan Championship Series) Preseason Rankings

    1. SEC (Georgia defeats LSU) The Bulldogs have just about everything going for them this year: a powerful and experienced offense, a tough defense, and several returning starters...

    Brendan Monaghan Written by Brendan Monaghan about over 6 years ago 561 reads 1 comments

  3. Pac-10 2008 Preview: Which One of You All Is Finishing Second?

    1. USC After USC was supposed to be the best team ever last season (just ask Jim Harbaugh), they did the unthinkable and lost two games. Oh well—they still won the Pac-10 and thrashed Big Ten co-runner-up Illinois in the Rose Bowl...

    Brendan Monaghan Written by Brendan Monaghan about over 6 years ago 779 reads 17 comments

  4. Big Ten Preview: Sizing Up the Big One and the Little Ten

    1. Ohio State It’s good to be the kings, and ever since the guy with the sweater vest arrived, that’s what the Buckeyes have been...

    Brendan Monaghan Written by Brendan Monaghan about over 6 years ago 1,397 reads 10 comments

  5. Debunking (Or Not) The Myth of Sports Curses

    It’s playoff time in the NBA and NHL, and with the Major League Baseball season well underway (and NFL draft this past weekend), now seems as good a time as any to talk of curses...

    Brendan Monaghan Written by Brendan Monaghan about over 6 years ago 281 reads 8 comments

  6. Carrying the Torch of Tyranny

    As much as I hate mixing politics with sports—and I do, believe me—it seems to happen every two to four years anyway...

    Brendan Monaghan Written by Brendan Monaghan about over 6 years ago 410 reads 0 comments

  7. Baseball Night in America: The Bad Old Days of the Regional Pastime

    When the leaves come back on the trees and the weather gets warmer once again, the Major League Baseball season commences, and does so with more television coverage than the average fan could want...

    Brendan Monaghan Written by Brendan Monaghan about over 6 years ago 1,102 reads 0 comments