1. Behind the Rumor: How the Julius Peppers-to-New England Trade Could Work

    Ever since Vic Carucci's piece on NFL.com, every possible football pundit has come out of the woodwork with reasons why this trade would never work, reasons Peppers could never get the contract he wants...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about almost 6 years ago 1,158 reads 17 comments

  2. Giants' Burres Shoots Himself, Team In Foot

    He has missed team meetings, incurring fines from his team. Missed practices, leading to more fines and suspensions. He has held out for new contracts, only to get injured in his return...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 873 reads 7 comments

  3. Five New Rules For Thanksgiving Day Football

    After a fairly atrocious day in football on Thanksgiving, things have to change. Two predictable blowouts and an mediocre game on the NFL Network that nobody could watch...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 209 reads 0 comments

  4. Dontrelle Willis: The Next Rick Ankiel?

    Amidst the new rumors that the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers are contemplating a swap of "bad" contracts in Julio Lugo and Dontrelle Willis, I was reminded of just how far Willis has fallen since his breakout 2003 season...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 832 reads 0 comments

  5. Red Sox-Rays: Rediscovering That Fenway Magic

    Friday October 17th, 2008 The day the World Series match up was supposed to be set in stone, pitting the worst-to-first Tamba Bay Rays against the Philadelphia Phillies...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 221 reads 0 comments

  6. Tampa Bay Rays' New Baseball Fans Quickly Vault Themselves Into Annoying Elite

    Even though the Tampa Bay Rays have had a breakout year in terms of performance, their attendance throughout the season has been dismal, some of the lowest in the league...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 568 reads 0 comments

  7. Red Sox Take a Big Risk With Rotation By Planning for Seven Games

    More so than in the past, this 2008 Red Sox team has faced much adversity entering the playoffs. Injuries have dogged this team, especially the latter part of the season and entering the playoffs...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 187 reads 0 comments

  8. Putting 2004 ALCS, 2003 ALDS In Perspective After Red Sox '08 Win Over Angels

    Watching the ALDS play out against Anaheim this year I could not help but be reminded of the Red Sox series comebacks of 2003 and 2004...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 803 reads 0 comments

  9. When Sage Rosenfels Equals Paul Crewe—Colts Win Every Time

    I'm not saying that Bill Polian got to Sage Rosenfels at halftime or that one of the Colts defenders slipped him a note with the payoff information, but the last four minutes looked about as fixed as possible...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 912 reads 8 comments

  10. Can The Cubs Win Already!? I'm Sick Of Hearing About The Billy Goat And Bartman

    It's bad enough living through the heartbreaking years of being a Red Sox fan pre-2004. I grew up with the curse of the Bambino and Dan Shaunesseys' shameless promotion of it for his book...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 361 reads 0 comments

  11. My Team Stinks! Guide To Survive The Rest Of The NFL Season

    This is dedicated to those who have to suffer being a fan of one of the worst eight teams that are all but removed from contention by now, after week 4...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 360 reads 2 comments

  12. 10 Must-Starts to Win Your Fantasy Matchup This Week

    Now clearly you all have the players that you'll start regardless of the match up- All Day, LT, Peyton Manning (especially against Houston!) and so on. This list will ignore those completely...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 1,470 reads 4 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox Have Clear Advantage, Regardless of Game Two's Outcome

    After an impressive 4-1 win in Game One of the ALDS over Angels' ace John Lackey, the Red Sox now hold a decisive advantage in the division series. Jon Lester had a dominant performance, as had been expected of him following a breakout year...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about 6 years ago 704 reads 2 comments

  14. Tom Brady Done for Season; New England Patriots to Work Out Simms

    Many reports out of the New England Patriots' camp have relayed the information that Tom Brady is likely done for the season with a possible torn ACL...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 389 reads 0 comments

  15. Yankees in Tight September Battle

    The Yankees are about to enter the September stretch with their worst record in recent memory. Currently they are 12.5 games back in the AL East (a number well beyond reach), seven games back of the Red Sox in the wild card, and 4...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 318 reads 1 comments

  16. Memo To Alex Rodriguez: You Should Have Stayed in Texas

    You wanted more money. You wanted more fame and recognition. You wanted to be a hero. You wanted to win World Championships...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 1,423 reads 8 comments

  17. Chad Johnson and The Ultimate Character Makeover

    The sight of Chad Johnson (stats) illicits many responses among football fans. You might think of his over-the-top endzone celebrations and other displays of arrogant showmanship, or you might ...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 448 reads 0 comments

  18. Red Sox Cannot Afford To Leave Door Open For Yankees

    We all know how crazy a year it has been in the AL east. With Tampa Bay still leading by 4.5 games, it's a race with the Twins for the wild card for these traditional AL east powerhouses...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 326 reads 0 comments

  19. 9 Year-Old Little Leaguer "Too Skilled," Banned From Pitching

    Every sports fan harbors dreams of their children's success, wanting their child to be bigger, faster, stronger, or just plain better than other children...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 1,589 reads 9 comments

  20. Misty May-Treanor Cashes In on Olympic Performance; Appearing On ABC

    Misty May-Treanor wasted no time cashing in on her Olympic fame. Mrs. May-Treanor is agreeing to appear on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars"...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 331 reads 3 comments

  21. So Much For Defending Their Title; Giants' Umenyiora To Undergo Surgery

    After their surprising Superbowl run and subsequent victory, expectations were high coming into this season. Now, those expectations may be put on hold after losing star defensive end Osi Umenyiora to a potentially season-ending knee injury...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 161 reads 2 comments

  22. Killing The Casual Fan: The Over-Commercialization Of American Sports

    In this ADD—fueled society everything has been shortened to maintain the attention spans of the masses. Everything that is, except for sporting events. Contests in all American sports have continued to add more commercial time outs and breaks...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 2,988 reads 0 comments

  23. Trailblazers Face $18,000,000 Salary Cap Hit as Darius Miles Signs with Boston

    After an extended hiatus, the Celtics are giving Darius Miles a second chance. Problem is, his career was supposed to be over...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 2,973 reads 8 comments

  24. IOC Letting China Off the Hook: The Death of Olympic Gymnastics

    Coming into these Olympic Games, everyone knew there would be controversial issues to deal with. The International Olympic Committee was assured by China, the host nation, that it would clean up its act in regard to pollution and media censorship...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 4,087 reads 57 comments

  25. Usain Bolt: Why The Fastest Man Alive Is in The Wrong Business

    On Saturday he stunned the sprinting world, easily winning the 100 meter dash in world record fashion. Every commentator and expert kept talking about how Usain Bolt was too big to be a sprinter, too tall and bulky...

    Jeffrey Mann Written by Jeffrey Mann about over 6 years ago 4,162 reads 4 comments