1. Yow, Valvano Overcame Cancer to Inspire

    I wrote this magazine-style feature in February 2009, speaking with three people who were close with Kay Yow and Jim Valvano...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 4 years ago 439 reads 1 comments

  2. Mark Stoney: From Gear Head to American Patriot

    This is a story I wrote in January 2009 about an old friend of mine. I didn't have it published anywhere, so I figured it would get a few clicks here. I do not have a photo of Mark in his element, so hopefully the description within this story is enough

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 4 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  3. Back to Drop a Quick Line

    What’s up, everybody? Hope all has been well. I haven’t made a post since April 10, and I apologize to those who enjoyed my columns...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 4 years ago 164 reads 0 comments

  4. 2009 NBA Mock Draft: April Edition

    This is a rather long mock draft, so let's just jump right in. 1. Sacramento Kings - Oklahoma F Blake Griffin He’ll be treated and paid like a "king" in Sacramento, but unfortunately, he’ll have to play as one, too...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 586 reads 1 comments

  5. Candidates aplenty for Bama Basketball job

    Monday afternoon, in a meeting with athletics director Mal Moore, Mark Gottfried agreed to step down as the Alabama head coach. He compiled a 210-131 record in his near 11 years at the Tide’s helm...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 258 reads 4 comments

  6. College Football: Way Too Early Look at 2009

    We're still two days away from the BCS National Championship Game and nine away from the deadline for early entries into the 2009 NFL draft. Meaning, it's way too early to project next season's rankings, but I'll give it a quick shot...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 1,097 reads 16 comments

  7. Sugar Bowl: Bama's Power Against Utah's Speed

    The lone game Andre Smith missed in his three-year career at Alabama came Sept. 6 against Tulane. He was out with a sprained knee he suffered in the season-opener against Clemson...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 207 reads 3 comments

  8. Ole Miss Hoops in Limbo

    Those poor Rebels can’t catch a break. First, it was sophomore guard Trevor Gaskins tearing the ACL in his left knee Nov. 6. Second, it was junior guard Eniel Polynice learning he needed season-ending surgery on his left knee Nov...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 101 reads 2 comments

  9. NBA: 10 Bold Predictions for the 2008-09 Rookies Revisited

    Back on June 29, I made 10 bold predictions for this year's rookie class. Given this NBA season is just over a quarter of the way finished, the projections don't look so good now...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 221 reads 3 comments

  10. December Bracketology: Building on Last Month's Predictions

    Jeff Teague and the Demon Deacons made a pretty big move in the last month. There have been some changes since last month's projections. Here they are: No...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 277 reads 0 comments

  11. November Bracketology: Early March Madness Predictions

    Can Dominic James lead his Marquette Golden Eagles through the tough Big East and into the NCAA tournament? OK, so it's only November, but on a boring Sunday night, why not take a look at which ...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 252 reads 2 comments

  12. 2008-09 College Basketball (Late) Preview

    OK, so I realize it's Nov. 21 already, but I've been busy with school and writing for another website . But I know a while back I promised a preview for this season, and since I have time tonight, I'll follow through with that promise now...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about over 5 years ago 131 reads 0 comments

  13. NFL: Top Fantasy Players by Position for 2008

    I was iffy about getting involved in fantasy sports a couple years ago. I wasn't sure if I'd have the time. Now, here I am writing an article about fantasy football...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 1,666 reads 0 comments

  14. 2008 NFL Regular Season Predictions

    Since I understand the intricacies of the triangle offense more than the individual assignments of the 3-4 defense, I'll keep this football article simple. So let's get started. I'm going to give you my 2008 NFL projections, top to bottom...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 3,444 reads 4 comments

  15. Alabama Crimson Tide Sports the Cause of My Three-Week Stalemate

    Until now, I haven't posted any article on Bleacher Report in three weeks. Why, you may wonder (or, most likely, probably not)? I haven't been lazy. I haven't lost interest. I haven't had any tragedies occur, thank God...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about almost 6 years ago 769 reads 3 comments

  16. NBA Rookies: Comparing the Crop

    Most newcomers to the NBA don't like to compare themselves to past NBA players. Well, some do, but deep down they want other players to be compared to them, in time. What I'm about to do is compare the 30 first-round picks to a current NBA player...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 783 reads 2 comments

  17. 2008 MLB All-Star Game: The Final Picks

    The 2008 MLB All-Star Game is just a couple weeks away, and the deadline for voting is quickly approaching. At the end of May, I compiled my own All-Star squads, giving praise to those who are ...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 1,604 reads 6 comments

  18. NBA: 10 Bold Predictions for the 2008-09 Rookies

    You've seen my list of top rookies for the 2008-09 season. It's still very early to determine who'll be playing with who next season, what with potential injuries and moves on the free agent market...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 3,229 reads 6 comments

  19. Knew it All Along: Richard Hendrix Should Have Returned for Senior Season

    On March 26, 2008, Richard Hendrix made himself eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft. That day, I was very skeptical about Hendrix's decision. I'm not a doubter of his game but of how Alabama early entrants have faired in past drafts...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 831 reads 1 comments

  20. Top NBA Rookies for 2008-09

    The 2008 NBA Draft has been over for nearly 48 hours. The top prospects are working on their contracts in their new cities of residence. The rest of the players are doing the same, all the while wondering if they'll be part of possible trades...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 181 reads 8 comments

  21. 2009 NBA Draft: Early Big Board

    The 2008 draft class is stacked, no doubting that. 2009 will definitely have its stars near the top—but after that, there seems to be a dropoff...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 2,657 reads 5 comments

  22. 2008-09 College Basketball Top 25: June Edition

    June 16 was the last day for collegiate basketball players to make a decision on whether to stay in school or stay in the pool of names for this year's NBA draft...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 1,871 reads 9 comments

  23. Anthony Randolph Will Bust—History Tells Us So

    On Feb. 2, 2008, I saw Anthony Randolph play against Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The freshman phenom had a respectable game, scoring 13 (on 4-14 shooting) and grabbing 12 rebounds en route to LSU's ninth loss in its last 10 games...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 1,462 reads 9 comments

  24. 2008 NBA Mock Draft: The Last One, I Promise

    On the first day of June, I published what I thought was my final mock draft. Obviously, I was wrong. This final (yes, this one is the last) mock draft projects who teams are likely to take, not who I would take...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 1,024 reads 3 comments

  25. Rays-Red Sox: The Newest MLB Rivalry

    Every season since the franchise's inception (1998), the Tampa Bay Rays have served as the doormat for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. That's putting it lightly...

    Gary Lloyd Written by Gary Lloyd about 6 years ago 1,265 reads 5 comments