1. Alex Ovechkin Vs. Eric Lindros: Who Is the Better Player?

    When I first joined Bleacher Report, the first article I wrote was a reflection on the career of Eric Lindros. Needless to say, I believe his legacy should be much greater than it has become ...

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  2. Vanishing Act: The Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek in 2010

    Very rarely does someone enter the NHL with the path of success Thomas Vanek left behind when he joined the Buffalo Sabres for the 2005-06 season...

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  3. The Best and Worst NHL Third Jerseys

    After ranking the Western Conference's white jerseys and the Eastern dark jerseys, it is now time to turn our attention to the NHL's third jersey program...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about over 4 years ago 12,234 reads 9 comments

  4. Fighting Back Tears: Examining Notre Dame's Biggest Worry

    There's a problem deep beneath the surface for Notre Dame fans. It's an anxiety-filled worry that is best kept buried as the long winter months come to an end and spring ball awaits...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about over 4 years ago 4,123 reads 52 comments

  5. NCAA Football: Ranking Uniforms in the Big Ten

    There is so much to love about college football from a fan’s perspective: rivalry games, tail-gaiting, university bands, historic stadiums, team chants and much more...

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  6. Notre Dame's Top 16 Candidates To Start at Safety

    The biggest question mark and hole to fill on the depth chart for Notre Dame this offseason will be the position of safety...

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  7. The Top 15 Dark Jerseys in the NHL's Eastern Conference

    A few weeks ago I critiqued and ranked the NHL's Western Conference white jerseys. In a surprise to very few people, the Chicago Blackhawks came out number one...

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  8. The Blink Theory: Why Charlie Weis Failed at Notre Dame and Brian Kelly Will Not

    As I was finishing the 2005 best-selling book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell, I was struck by how some of his research and stories made sense regarding what happened to Notre Dame football over the past five years...

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  9. One Final Thought on the 1999 Stanley Cup "No Goal!"

    Over a decade ago, one of the most controversial goals in hockey history was scored when Dallas Stars forward Brett Hull beat Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek in triple overtime of Game Six to win the Stanley Cup...

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  10. The Best White Jerseys in the NHL's Western Conference

    Does your favorite team play in the Western Conference? Do you bleed your team’s colors? Or do you wish they would change their look? Some franchises have modern looks, while others have stayed with the same recipe for over 50 years...

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  11. Notre Dame Pre-Spring Depth Chart: The Defense (with Offense Updates)

    Before we get to the defensive depth chart, let me take a look at the additions to the offense since National Signing Day.   For a look at Notre Dame’s Pre-Spring chart for offense, click here...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 2,966 reads 13 comments

  12. I Don't Think So, Tim: Why Tebow Won't Make It in the NFL

    I don’t hate Tim Tebow and I don’t hate the Florida Gators or the SEC. But I want to try and wipe away the gloss and give my scouting report on Tebow as he projects to the next level...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 801 reads 53 comments

  13. National Signing Day 2010 Aftermath: The Top Seven Notre Dame Irish Recruits Likely To Play in 2010

    Three months ago the University of Notre Dame football team was staring at a season-ending losing streak and the firing of its head coach...

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  14. Notre Dame Pre-Spring Depth Chart: The Offense

    We are under 10 days left until National Signing Day and the rumors are heating up all over the country. A handful of elite recruits are still on the table waiting to pick their home for the next four years of their lives...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 4,087 reads 25 comments

  15. Examining a Secret Key to Winning the Stanley Cup

    Coming out of the lockout of 2004-05, the Buffalo Sabres had positioned themselves as one of the best teams in the NHL. Their success was generated from solid coaching and goal tending in combination with a strong group of quick and talented forwards...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 318 reads 4 comments

  16. Battle O' Logos: Rating the NFL's NFC Teams

    A little over a week ago I debuted a new series rating sports logos, beginning with the best and worst of the NFL's AFC conference. While the Steelers were my pick for the AFC's best logo, it is now time to take a look at what the NFC has to offer...

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  17. Why This Irish Fan Is Happy and Sad Pete Carroll Left USC

    I was shocked to hear the news that Pete Carroll was resigning from his post as head coach at USC in order to jump back into the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks...

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  18. Battle O'Logos: Rating the NFL's AFC Teams

    A few months ago I compiled a list of the top NFL home and road uniforms being currently worn on Sundays. And now, as I kick off my series taking a look at the top logos in the world of sports, the NFL gets the first review...

    Ismail Written by Ismail about almost 5 years ago 4,114 reads 17 comments

  19. A Preview of Notre Dame's 2010 Schedule: BCS Bound?

    With the 2009 NCAA football season coming to an official close tonight with the BCS title game, I am jumping months into the future and previewing Notre Dame's 2010 football schedule...

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  20. The Tide Will Probably Roll, But Fortune May Favor Texas' Colt McCoy

    Who is going to win the BCS National Championship game this Thursday? The consensus around the nation seems to favor the Alabama Crimson Tide defeating the Texas Longhorns in a battle between two unbeaten and tradition-laden programs...

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  21. The Best MLB Road & Alternate Caps

    After a long hiatus, my obsession with uniform aesthetics continues with a look at Major League Baseball's road and alternate caps...

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  22. ND's Brian Kelly's New Years Resolutions: 10 For 2010

    With 2009 almost gone and a new decade upon us, there are many changes taking place in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly has been on the job for three weeks and is slowly ...

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  23. A Match Made in Purgatory: Notre Dame and the Big Ten

    Now that the debate involving Notre Dame football joining the Big Ten has died down a bit, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the discussions and give a viewpoint from a Fighting Irish fans perspective...

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  24. Vinny Cerrato Resigns From Redskins, Will He Return To Notre Dame?

    After another disappointing season, the Washington Redskins are finally beginning to feel the repercussion in their front office...

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  25. The Eight Improvements That Will Return Notre Dame To Glory

    This slideshow is a presentation of the eight improvements Notre Dame needs to address in order to become an elite college football team in the 21st Century...

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