1. The Pac-10 Should Cut Ties with the Rose Bowl

    Once again, USC proved that the Rose Bowl is an annual mismatch. Pundits said that this year was going to different. Penn State wasn’t like the other Big Ten teams the Trojans had easily defeated the past two years...

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  2. New York Sports: The 10 Biggest Events of 2008

    As always, 2008 was a tumultuous year in New York sports. Teams such as the Jets, Yankees, and Mets had their ups and downs, while the Giants struck a critical blow in city's the eternal battle with Boston for sports supremacy...

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  3. Eric Mangini Deserved to Be Fired, But He Will Be Tough to Replace

    He was supposed to be the Jets’ answer to Bill Belichick. He was supposed to be the first coach of the Jets to bring stability to the position since Bill Parcells. He was supposed to be a defensive genius capable of motivating his team...

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  4. The New York Jets' Seven Pro Bowlers

    Despite their recent struggles, the New York Jets had seven players selected to play in this year's Pro Bowl. What's amazing is most, if not all, of the Jets who were chosen were actually worthy of their selection...

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  5. New York Jets: Pass Rush Key to Division Crown

    Shaun Ellis’ game-winning touchdown against the Buffalo Bills last week wasn’t an accident. Sure, the Jets were fortunate—there is no reason to believe Marshawn Lynch, who ...

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  6. Tennessee Volunteers Try to Solve Tournament Woes at Old Spice Classic

    Since taking the reins of the Tennessee Volunteer basketball program three years ago, Bruce Pearl has done little wrong. But his record in Knoxville does have one noticeable blemish: His teams have underperformed in tournament play...

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  7. Dustin Keller: The New York Jets' Most Underrated Acquisition

    Everyone knows the list of the Jets’ 2008 offseason acquisitions by now. Brett Favre. Alan Faneca. Kris Jenkins...

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  8. Nate McLouth: Deserving His Gold Glove?

    Pirates’ center-fielder Nate McLouth won his first Gold Glove last week. The baseball statistics community is not impressed. ESPN analyst Rob Neyer may have the harshest words for McLouth...

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  9. Wilson Chandler Is an Important Piece for the New York Knicks

    Knick fans got their first look at Mike D’Antoni’s 2008-2009 team Wednesday night, and they had to like what they saw...

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  10. Coaches Are Being Fired Too Quickly These Days

    The Chicago Blackhawks were supposed to be the next exciting hockey team. Led by rookies Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and coached by hometown legend Denis Savard, the storied hockey franchise returned to relevance last season...

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  11. The New York Jets Underutilized Thomas Jones in Loss to the Raiders

    On Sunday, the New York Jets dropped a game that they needed to win and that they should have won against the Oakland Raiders. The Jets' defense looked sharp, but the offense never really got going on the road against an inferior Oakland squad...

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  12. Pittsburgh Pirates' Season Review: Top-Five Games Of 2008

    While the Pirates faded late in the year, their penchant for exciting comebacks led to several memorable games. Below are the Pirates’ top-five games of the 2008 season. 5...

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  13. Calvin Pace and Kris Jenkins Are Outshining Brett Favre As Jets' Top Newcomers

    Brett Favre isn’t the only new Jet in town. In fact, he might not even be the most important one. The Jets began remodeling their team long before they traded for Favre in August...

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  14. Pittsburgh Pirates' Season Review: Grading the Bucs

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had an entertaining, and at times encouraging, season, but at the end, fans were left wondering how different the 2008 version of the Bucs is from the teams they have come to know and hate...

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  15. Carson Palmer's Injury a Huge Break For New York Jets

    A week ago, the New York Jets’ Week Six matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals had all the makings of a trap game...

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  16. Pittsburgh Pirates' Season Review: An Overview

    A tumultuous season for the Pittsburgh Pirates came to an end last Sunday. Once again, the last day of the Major League Baseball regular season was the last day of the Pirates’ season as well...

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  17. New York Jets: Why the Green and White Will Turn Things Around

    It’s safe to say the 2008 season has not started out the way most Jets' fans hoped it would. After an incredibly active offseason, in which the Jets acquired future Hall of Famer ...

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  18. Tennessee Football: The Vols Can't Rely on Jonathan Crompton

    The Tennessee Volunteers’ start to the 2008 season looks eerily similar to their start to the 2007 season, which, if the Vols’ successful second half of 2007 and subsequent SEC East title is any indication, isn’t such a bad thing...

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  19. Pittsburgh Pirates, Pedro Alvarez Agree to Terms; Fans Breathe Sigh of Relief

    It looks like Pedro Alvarez is going to be a Pirate after all. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette revealed Sunday that Alvarez and the Pirates had come to an agreement on the financial terms of a new contract which would pay Alvarez an official figure of $6.

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  20. Pittsburgh Pirates: At Least Winning Seasons Are Now Possible

    On September 7, the Pittsburgh Pirates reached an infamous milestone when they lost their 82nd game of the 2008 season...

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  21. Last Week's Best: The Top-Five Games (9/1-9/8)

    This week’s edition of the top-five games was pushed back a day to accommodate the rainy U.S. Open and a larger-than-usual Monday Night Football schedule...

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  22. Last Week's Best: The Top-Five Games (August 25-31)

    I am finally back from China and settled in, so the top-five games list makes its return this week. The U.S. Open and the first weekend of the college football season added variety and excitement to this week’s list...

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  23. Olympics: My Time In Beijing, Part II: Basketball and Field Hockey

    During my first two Olympic events, I was exposed to one of the elements that keeps the Games such an important world event: the prevalence of national pride in sport...

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  24. Olympics: My Time in Beijing, Part I

    With Sunday night’s Closing Ceremony, an entertaining and eventful Olympic Games came to an end. My three-week hiatus from Bleacher Report, during which I spent two weeks in Beijing ...

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  25. Last Week's Best: The Top-Five Games (July 28-Aug. 3)

    Another eventful week in baseball was highlighted by an unusually fast-paced trade deadline. But trades aren’t games, so you won’t see anything about them here—aside, of course, from one particularly impressive debut...

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