1. Book Review: 'Resurrection' by Jim Dent

    Inept coaching. An administration de-emphasizing football. Highly-touted recruits who didn't produce on the field. The team's best talent rotting on the bench. Dwindling fan support...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 5 years ago 919 reads 2 comments

  2. Book Review: 'Rough & Tumble' by Mark Bavaro

    A true football novel can only be written by someone who played the game. Mark Bavaro makes that clear from the first chapter of his debut novel, Rough & Tumble...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about 5 years ago 1,098 reads 2 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Kicker and Punter

    Previously CoveredQuarterbackHalfback and FullbackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineDefensive LineLinebackerSafetyCornerbackSpotlight: Nick Tausch GFGPATPoints 2008 (HS) - 9-15 - - ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 465 reads 2 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Cornerback

    Previously CoveredQuarterbackHalfback and FullbackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineDefensive LineLinebackerSafetySpotlight: Darrin Walls GTacklesINTPBU 2007 12 32 1 9 Also ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 852 reads 1 comments

  5. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Safety

    Previously Covered QuarterbackHalfback and FullbackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineDefensive LineLinebacker Spotlight: Sergio Brown G Tackles INT FF ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 671 reads 0 comments

  6. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Linebacker

    Previously CoveredQuarterbackHalfback and FullbackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineDefensive LineSpotlight: Toryan Smith GTacklesTFLSacks 2008 10 18 0 0 Also Returning: Tom Burke, ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 602 reads 4 comments

  7. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Defensive Line

    Previously CoveredQuarterbackHalfback and FullbackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineSpotlight: Kerry Neal GTacklesTFLSacks 2008 13 25 4.0 2...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 499 reads 1 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Offensive Line

    Previously CoveredQuarterbackHalfback and FullbackWide ReceiverTight EndSpotlight: Trevor Robinson G 2008 11 Also Returning: Braxston Cave, Taylor Dever, Paul Duncan, Andrew Nuss, Eric ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 761 reads 0 comments

  9. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Tight End

    Previously CoveredQuarterbackHalfback and FullbackWide ReceiverSpotlight: Mike Ragone GRecYdsTD 2007 11 1 7 0 Also Returning: Kyle RudolphLost: Kevin Brooks, Paul Kuppich, ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 553 reads 0 comments

  10. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Wide Receiver

    Previously Covered:QuarterbackHalfback and FullbackSpotlight: Robby Parris GRecYdsTD 2008 7 9 50 0 Also Returning: Brian Couglin, Michael Floyd, Dan Franco, Christopher Gurries, Duval ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 825 reads 0 comments

  11. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Halfback and Fullback

    Previously CoveredQuarterbackSpotlight: James Aldridge GAttYdsTD 2008 12 91 357 3 Also Returning: Armando Allen, Jonas Gray, Robert Hughes, Steve PaskorzLost: Eras Noel, Nikolas Rodriguez, Asaph Schwapp (graduation), Barry Gallup, Jr...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 697 reads 5 comments

  12. Notre Dame Football Position Preview: Quarterback

    This is the first in a series of previews of this year's Fighting Irish football team. Spotlight: Jimmy Clausen Height: 6'3" Weight: 200 lbs. G: 13 Comp.-Att.: 268-440 Yds...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 767 reads 4 comments

  13. The Cleveland Indians Weekly Lineup Analysis

    Well, it hasn't exactly been weekly this season, but let's hope it is from here on out. To recap, we take the top-nine Indians in terms of OPS and feed them into Dave Pinto's "Lineup Analysis Tool" to determine the theoretical ideal batting lineup...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 133 reads 2 comments

  14. Jhonny Peralta: Cold Like the Weather

    From Andy Castrovince's latest mailbag: I'd be interested to see Jhonny Peralta's batting average in warm weather vs. cold weather. He was red hot down in Arizona this spring, but now he seems ice cold, much like the first six weeks of last season...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 141 reads 2 comments

  15. Weekly Cleveland Indians Lineup Analysis

    Back again for its second season, this is the weekly series where I plan take the top 9 Indians in terms of OPS and feed them into Dave Pinto's Lineup Analysis Tool to determine the theoretical ideal batting lineup...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 215 reads 5 comments

  16. Love and Sabermetrics on the Softball Diamond

    I jumped head first into managing a co-ed softball team during the summer of 2007. It was a memorable experience - especially since it introduced me to my soon-to-be-wife - and I've often thought about turning it into a book...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 1,825 reads 0 comments

  17. American League Central Preview

    Cleveland Indians Baseball Musings Team OffenseBaseball America Top 10 ProspectsLineupGrady Sizemore CFMark DeRosa 3BTravis Hafner DHVictor Martinez CJhonny Peralta SSShin-Soo Choo ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 141 reads 0 comments

  18. National League Central Preview

    Chicago Cubs Baseball Musings Team OffenseBaseball America Top 10 ProspectsLineupAlfonso Soriano LFRyan Theriot SSDerrek Lee 1BAramis Ramirez 3BMilton Bradley RFGeovany Soto CMike Fontenot 2BKosuke ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 319 reads 0 comments

  19. Stathead Bracketology

    I participate in two NCAA bracket competitions every year. One (through this site) uses fairly straightforward scoring based on the round and nothing else...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 113 reads 2 comments

  20. American League East Preview

    New York Yankees Baseball America Top 10 ProspectsLineup 1. Johnny Damon, LF2. Derek Jeter, SS3. Mark Teixeira, 1B4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B5. Hideki Matsui, DH6. Jorge Posada, C7. Xavier Nady, RF8...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  21. National League East Preview

    New York Mets Baseball America Top 10 ProspectsLineupLuis Castillo 2BJose Reyes SSDavid Wright 3BCarlos Beltran CFCarlos Delgado 1BDaniel Murphy/Fernando Tatis LFRyan Church RFBrian Schneider ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 231 reads 6 comments

  22. American League West Preview

    Los Angeles Angels Baseball America Top 10 ProspectsLineupChone Figgins 3BBobby Abreu LFKendry Morales 1BVlad Guerrero RFMike Napoli CJuan Rivera DHTorii Hunter CFHowie Kendrick 2BErick Aybar ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about over 5 years ago 142 reads 1 comments

  23. Cleveland Indians: WBC Rosters and Baseball America Top 100 Announced

    What a day—especially if you're a prospect nerd. On the same day the Indians held their first intrasquad game, the final World Baseball Classic rosters were announced, AND Baseball America released their top 100 prospects for 2009...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about almost 6 years ago 142 reads 0 comments

  24. National League West Preview

    Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball America Top 10 Prospects LineupStephen Drew SSChris Young CFConor Jackson LFChad Tracy 1BMark Reynolds 3BChris Snyder CJustin Upton RFFelipe Lopez 2B RotationBrandon ...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about almost 6 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  25. Cleveland Indians Sabermetrics 101: Fielding Statistics and the Peralta Problem

    Don't worry, there is very little math involved this time.For many years, sabermetricians ignored fielding, at least partially because it was so much harder to quantify compared to hitting...

    Kanka Written by Kanka about almost 6 years ago 568 reads 0 comments