1. Major Premier League Baseball: Fixing Baseball's Competitive Balance

    An issue that has been plaguing baseball is massive inequalities of teams' abilities to compete consistently...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 4 years ago 811 reads 1 comments

  2. Fresno State Football: Why Pat Hill Needs To Be Fired

    Pat Hill has been the head coach of Fresno State since 1997. He has been known for challenging schools the big schools from BCS conferences under any situation...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 4 years ago 1,507 reads 5 comments

  3. Aloha WAC: Why Hawaii Football Should Go Independent

    With the defections of Boise State, Fresno State, and Nevada in 2011, this season is the last year of the WAC as a top tier non-BCS conference and its national relevance...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 4 years ago 316 reads 8 comments

  4. Busting the BCS for Good: Why the Playoff Season is the Best Alternative

    This is the final part of my six-part series about how to legitimize the national championship in college football by turning the regular season into a long playoff...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 4 years ago 304 reads 0 comments

  5. College Football Realignment: Big 32 Is The Best of Midwest

    This is the fifth part of my six-part series about how to legitimize the national championship in college football by turning the regular season into a long playoff...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 4 years ago 391 reads 2 comments

  6. Big East: Making College Football Relevant Again In The Northeast

    This is the fourth part of my six-part series about how to legitimize the national championship in college football by turning the regular season into a long playoff...

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  7. SEC Football of the Future: How an Enlarged SEC is Perfect for a Playoff Season

    This is the third part of my six-part series about how to legitimize the national championship in college football by turning the regular season into a long playoff...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 4 years ago 465 reads 4 comments

  8. Pac-10 Football: How The Pac 32 Can Be Arranged As a Western Superconference

    This is the second part of my six part of series about how to legitimize the national championship in college football by turning the regular season into a long playoff...

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  9. Find a True College Football Champion: Make the Regular Season a True Playoff

    The BCS and college football's lack of a playoff are hotly contested issues in sports. Arguments usually come down to either preserving the current bowl system or tagging on an eight to sixteen team tournament after the regular season...

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  10. Back On the Bleacher with New Focus

    I'm back to writing on BR after a two=year hiatus. I temporarily quit writing sports to spend some time overseas and then wrote a book about it (search Off the Beaten Path, Nicholas ...

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  11. Pardiniosophy Sports Edition: NBA Playoffs Preview

    Pardiniosophy is a podcast where Nick Pardini talks about politics, society, and sports. In this special sports edition, Nick talks with Common Sense Magazine analyst Roman Mathys about the early results of the MLB season and previews the NBA playoffs...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 5 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  12. Nick's NBA Notes 11/1/2008

    1. Lakers look dominant. Although the Los Angeles Lakers have only played two games this season, they seem to be proving preseason prognosticators to be correct by playing dominant basketball...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 6 years ago 149 reads 0 comments

  13. Episode 24: The Demise of the Dollar

    What has happened to the economy and what is the real extent of this slowdown? Nick explains the truth behind these problems lies in a 95 year history of the US government debasing the dollar...

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  14. College Football Weekly Roundup Week Six: Here Comes Alabama

    With a tumultuous week filled with upsets and nine ranked teams losing. Who now leads the national title race and who gets the BCS shovel? 1...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 6 years ago 490 reads 1 comments

  15. Why Don’t Commentators Ever Run for Office?

    Commentators across the media from talk radio to television constantly rant about political issues and what is wrong with society...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about 6 years ago 149 reads 1 comments

  16. Mountain West a BCS Conference? Only If It Absorbs WAC's Top Teams

    College football, unlike any other major sport, lacks a playoff. In the current BCS system, due to polls and automatic BCS berths, only schools from the Pac-10, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, Big East, and the ACC can compete for national titles...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 3,235 reads 12 comments

  17. College Football Weekly Roundup 1: UnACCeptable

    What happened to the ACC on week one? The ACC had possibly the worst opening week ever for a BCS conference since the start of the BCS...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 403 reads 0 comments

  18. Common Sense College Football Preview Part VIII: Top 25 and Non-Conference Games

    The college football season has kicked off. The 12-game season has opened up BCS schools to challenge themselves in the non-conference...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 273 reads 1 comments

  19. Common Sense College Football Preview Part VII: Non-BCS Contenders

    With the opening of a fifth BCS bowl game and the recent trend of non-BCS schools making BCS bowl games in three of the past four seasons (2-1 in those games), which team from outside ...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 1,095 reads 9 comments

  20. Common Sense College Football Part VI: Big Time Quarterbacking In The Big XII

    The Big XII conference historically has been known for tough football and the running game. However, there might be a change in identity this season...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 197 reads 0 comments

  21. Common Sense College Football Preview Part V: ACC

    Despite bowl struggles, the ACC will still have a competitive race to reach the Orange Bowl. With Florida State and Miami facing down years, the ACC has its most wide-open race in years...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 537 reads 0 comments

  22. Common Sense College Football Preview Part III: A Critique of Big Ten Football

    The Big Ten used to set the standard of a college football conference. Due its recent futility, the Big Ten is now a joke among college football fans across America...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 730 reads 9 comments

  23. Common Sense College Football Preview Part IV: Big East Preview

    In recent years, the Big East has improved from being a joke of a BCS conference (now the Big Ten) to the fourth best conference in college football. Other than Syracuse, every team in this league has a shot at the Big East title...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 844 reads 6 comments

  24. Common Sense College Football Preview Part II: Pac-10 Preview

    The Pac-10 is not as deep as last season, but the league is top heavy with a national championship favorite in USC and three BCS bowl contenders in Arizona State, Oregon, and Oregon State...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 511 reads 23 comments

  25. Common Sense Mag College Football Preview Part I: Florida Retakes SEC

    This article is the beginning of an eight-part series that will predict outcome of the 2008 college football season...

    Nicholas Pardini Written by Nicholas Pardini about over 6 years ago 472 reads 11 comments