1. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospect No. 5: Brandon Snyder

    It's kind of hard to be an Orioles fan and NOT be a Brandon Snyder fan. Seemingly, no kid from the O's system has been through the gamut of the emotions that come with trying to make your way through the minor leagues more than Snyder...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 2,300 reads 1 comments

  2. Orioles Top Prospect No. 6: Matt Hobgood

    Congrats to 2009 first-round pick, Matt Hobgood! Not only is he the only Oriole prospect in the top 30 with braces, but he's also the sixth best prospect that the Orioles have to offer...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 2,068 reads 0 comments

  3. The Top 10 Quarterbacks in Boise State Football History

    Boise State has become "Quarterback U." Not neccesarily in terms of NFL productivity (that honor goes to USC) but moreso in terms of college productivity...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 25,979 reads 17 comments

  4. The Blueprint To Rebuild The Washington Redskins Through The Draft

    Okay. Here's the deal. Clearly, the Redskins aren't going to be seriously competing year in and year out for a Super Bowl for a few years. Even with Mike Shanahan at the helm. And with or without Jason Campbell...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 2,745 reads 26 comments

  5. 2010 NFL Draft: Five Reasons Sam Bradford Is the Endgame in D.C.

    Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen? Bradford or Clausen? Grrr... After weeks of gut-wrenching tension (thank you Taco Bell) and weary worry over which way the Redskins should go with the forth pick in the 2010 NFL draft, I have come to a conclusion...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 2,685 reads 22 comments

  6. Zack-Attack's Super Early 2010 NFL Mock Draft Top 10

    With East-West Shrine game practices starting up this week, it means it's finally somewhat sane to project what the first picks of the 2010 NFL draft will look like...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 4,835 reads 7 comments

  7. Orioles Top Prospect No. 7: Zachary Britton

    It only took four whole years, but 22-year old Zach Britton is finally starting to get some much deserved attention. And after putting together his second consecutive solid season, Britton ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 2,682 reads 0 comments

  8. Fiesta Bowl-Winning Coach Chris Petersen Almost Wasn't There to See It

      That's right...that good looking guy in the picture above almost didn't make it onto the field for tonight's game. No, it wasn't an illness or injury, and it sure as heck wasn't stage fright for the gutsiest coach in America (see fake punt vs...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 969 reads 0 comments

  9. Orioles Top Prospect No. 8: Troy Patton

    It's hard to believe, but the 2007 trade that sent Miguel Tejada to the Astros and brought Luke Scott, Mike Costanzo, Matt Albers to the Orioles, was mostly about Troy Patton...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 1,124 reads 0 comments

  10. Orioles Top Prospect No. 9: Xavier Avery

    In the summer of 2008, Decatur, GA product Xavier Avery found himself in a very precarious situation. The two-way star could have signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Georgia, where he would have led a very talented backfield...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 740 reads 2 comments

  11. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospect No. 10: Brandon Waring

    For all the faults that Brandon Waring has, the one thing that keeps him from disappearing into the void where most other power hitters with high strikeout numbers end up is not just power. It's his freakish power...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 1,219 reads 2 comments

  12. Orioles Top Prospect No. 11: Caleb Joseph

    Who knew that when the Orioles took Matt Wieters and Caleb Joseph in the first seven rounds of the 2008 MLB draft, they would be getting two of the better catchers available in that pool of players? ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 1,430 reads 0 comments

  13. Orioles Top Prospect No. 12: Mychal Givens

    The run on infielders continues with 2009 draftee and newly appointed "shortstop of the future" Mychal Givens coming in as the 12th best prospect in the Orioles system. You may remember Givens from his tenuous, down to the last minute draft-deal days...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 1,752 reads 0 comments

  14. Five Strikes: Boise State Downs San Jose State, Moves to 8-0

    After sitting out last week's edition of Five Strikes with the flu (bleck!) I'm back in full-force this week, just in time for Boise's Friday night tilt with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 136 reads 0 comments

  15. Orioles Top Prospect No. 13: L.J. Hoes

    Coming into the 2008 season, Jerome Hoes was a UNC commit, with a very strong verbal agreement to play with the Tar Heels. He was part of a stellar recruiting class that included flame-throwers and fellow top draft picks Tim Melville and Jason Knapp...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 1,263 reads 1 comments

  16. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospect No. 14: Pedro Florimon Jr.

    You have to go back a good long ways to find a guy who made as big a jump from nobody to somebody like Pedro Florimon Jr. did in 2009. For starters, the scrawny shortstop didn't even make the mentionables in Baseball America's 2009 Prospect Handbook...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 1,006 reads 0 comments

  17. College Football Roundtable: Week Eight

    Week eight of the college football season is in the books, taking with it the national title hopes of the Miami Hurricanes. After a ridiculous overtime shootout loss to Clemson, it appears the Canes ACC hopes are out of reach...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 218 reads 8 comments

  18. Orioles Top Prospect No. 15: Brandon Cooney

    D.C. area fans have become accustomed to hearing chants of "COOOOOOOOLLLLEEEEEEEY!" at Washington Redskins. By the time this big Florida Atlantic grad hits Baltimore there will most certainly ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 634 reads 0 comments

  19. Zack Attack's Top 16 and Picks for the Weekend

    What happened to the Top 20, you ask? Or for that matter, what happened to the Top 25? Here's the deal: as I was trying to rank the teams, once I got past team 16, I couldn't really find any ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 304 reads 2 comments

  20. Orioles Top Prospect No. 16: Ronnie Welty

    Prospect #16 comes in the form of a athletic outfielder who has drawn comparisons to a guy who hit over .320 his rookie year and has two 25 home run seasons to his name...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 909 reads 0 comments

  21. Orioles Top Prospect No. 17: Garabez Rosa

    Pedro Florimon Jr. and Greg Miclat may be the two primary candidates vying for the Orioles starting shortstop position, but the one dark horse in the whole thing might be the guy with the best potential out of them all...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 476 reads 0 comments

  22. College Football Roundtable: Week Seven

    What a week it was in college football!! Top teams getting taken down to the wire, and two top ten teams falling prey to the upset...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 256 reads 3 comments

  23. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospect No. 18: Justin Turner

    Who knew that Ramon Hernandez could be so valuable? Especially coming off of a season where he hit .258 and drove in 62 runs. Hernandez netted the Orioles two of the top 20 prospects in Brandon Waring (coming soon!) and prospect number 18, Justin Turner..

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 639 reads 0 comments

  24. The Truth About BSU's Schedule: Everything You Thought You Knew But Don't

    (I wrote in my weekly "Five Strikes" piece about Boise State's case for getting people off their back about their easy schedule...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 609 reads 8 comments

  25. Five Strikes: Boise State Sneaks Out of Tulsa with a W

    Boise State managed to sneak out of the state of Oklahoma with a 28-21 victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 4 years ago 230 reads 2 comments