1. LeBron James: A Truly Enigmatic Sports Superstar

    As I watched LeBron James miss 11 of his first 13 shots in Game 3 of the NBA Finals — amidst another head-scratching individual performance in a series-swinging loss — ...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about 1 year ago 1,106 reads 5 comments

  2. Ranking the NBA's Top 15 Players: Let's Agree to Disagree

    Ask 15 people to rank the top 15 players in the NBA , and you'll get 15 different lists — so you're destined to disagree with mine...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about 1 year ago 867 reads 9 comments

  3. Tonight Was No Fluke: The Chicago Bulls Can Beat the Miami Heat in the Playoffs

    The Chicago Bulls ended the Miami Heat 's incredible and improbable 27-game winning streak with a dramatic 101-97 victory at the United Center tonight...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 1 year ago 1,333 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA's Top 10 Players: Can You Be the Best Without a Ring?

    What factors do we consider when we rank one NBA player above another? Skills, statistics, intangibles, track record, ability in the clutch and, in some instances, championship rings...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 2 years ago 1,177 reads 4 comments

  5. San Antonio Spurs: Why Tony Parker Is the NBA's Most Underrated Player

    When MVP candidates are discussed, LeBron James , Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant will always get their due...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 2 years ago 1,758 reads 18 comments

  6. NFL Week 14 Power Rankings: High-Powered Offenses Rule

    In the past decade we've discovered that there are two, distinct ways to win Super Bowls: Construct and refine a deep, multi-faceted offense that is virtually impossible to stop, or ...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 2 years ago 280 reads 0 comments

  7. NFL Week 10 Power Rankings: Can Anyone Stop the Packers?

    We're officially past the midway point of the 2011 NFL regular season, and it's time for me to chime in with some power rankings...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 2 years ago 1,527 reads 19 comments

  8. MLB Playoffs 2011: 10 Most Impressive Players of the Postseason

    The dramatic 2011 MLB postseason has been highly competitive and entertaining. Three of the four division series went to a decisive fifth game, and the league championships were back-and-forth, hard-fought battles...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 2 years ago 1,020 reads 2 comments

  9. MLB's Top 100 Players: All Hail King Albert?

    I'm not ashamed to admit it... The early, pulse-pounding action of the MLB postseason has given me a textbook case of "baseball fever...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about almost 3 years ago 608 reads 2 comments

  10. NBA Finals 2011: Dirk Nowitzki and Dallas Mavericks Get What They Deserve

    A seasoned professional scout looks on curiously as two prospects work out against one another. Player "A" isn't blessed with natural gifts, but he works extremely hard, has an incredibly high basketball IQ and a winner's disposition...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about 3 years ago 1,195 reads 3 comments

  11. New York Mets: The Sad Story of Neglected Superstar Carlos Beltran

    In a performance that reminded baseball fans of his breathtaking natural ability, New York Mets ' switch-hitting right fielder Carlos Beltran stroked three home runs against the ...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about 3 years ago 1,466 reads 12 comments

  12. Grizzlies and Hornets Scrapping for Success: The Story of the NBA Playoffs

    Seemingly every night, I hear "expert" analysts saying, "You need multiple stars to compete in the NBA Playoffs...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about 3 years ago 303 reads 0 comments

  13. 2011 NL Central Predictions: Can the Upstart Reds Do It Again?

    Led by National League MVP Joey Votto and playoff-tested manager Dusty Baker, the 2010 Cincinnati Reds surprised many with 91 victories en route to a well-deserved Central Division title...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 1,435 reads 1 comments

  14. NL East Predictions: Will the Phillies' Aces Take Down the Pot?

    When the Phillies added former Astros' ace Roy Oswalt at the trade deadline last season, many believed the deal would tilt the National League's balance of power in favor of Philadelphia...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 780 reads 9 comments

  15. The NFL's Top 100 Players: Where Does Your Favorite Player Rank?

    As another incredibly entertaining NFL season roars towards its conclusion, it's time to put things in perspective...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 2,683 reads 10 comments

  16. Avery Johnson Fails To Maximize New Jersey Nets' Talent

    Everyone knows, with their roster constructed as is, that the New Jersey Nets aren't going to win a championship any time soon. However, that doesn't mean that they should be 20 games under the ...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 272 reads 1 comments

  17. Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers: Which Top-Tier Defense Will Prevail?

    When two elite defenses featuring six combined Pro Bowlers square off, the natural expectation is a low-scoring physical grind...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 315 reads 9 comments

  18. The NBA's Top 50 Players: Which King Reigns Supreme?

    It's never easy to rank the NBA's top 50 players because it requires forced comparisons between guards, forwards and centers. Nevertheless, I'm going to take a shot at it...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 1,623 reads 63 comments

  19. New Jersey Nets Lying in the Weeds: Could They Be a Surprise Playoff Team?

    The New Jersey Nets finished with an utterly embarrassing 12-70 record last season and their 2010-11 campaign is off to an uninspiring 5-10 start, but here's the kicker: The Nets have a legitimate shot to make the playoffs this season...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 279 reads 3 comments

  20. New York Knicks Win Fifth in a Row: Are They for Real?

    There's quite a long way to go in the 2010-11 NBA season, but if it ended this very moment, the New York Knicks would be a playoff team in the Eastern Conference...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 1,618 reads 11 comments

  21. NFL Power Rankings Week 9: The Top 10 Quarterbacks

    Every couple of seasons I feel the urge to publish my thoughts about the NFL's top quarterbacks. With that in mind, 2010 has not been a banner year for the men at the most talked ...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about over 3 years ago 265 reads 0 comments

  22. Moneyball: The Art of Losing With Style in MLB

    Moneyball is a baseball film starring Brad Pitt and Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, and it's set to open sometime in 2011...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about almost 4 years ago 598 reads 1 comments

  23. The Little Things Matter: The Story of Luis Castillo

    When the garden variety Mets fan thinks about Luis Castillo, the first thing that rushes to their mind is the infamous dropped pop up against the Yankees...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about almost 4 years ago 210 reads 3 comments

  24. Waiting for Nothing: Life as a New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets Supporter

    (Author's note: this article was written on Thursday, July 8). Two seasons ago, the New York Knicks bolted out of the gate to a 6-2 record...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about 4 years ago 1,834 reads 19 comments

  25. Clueless Manager Strikes Again: Manuel Blows Game and Series for Mets

    Jerry Manuel is the worst manager in Major League Baseball. Technically speaking, that statement is an opinion. Trust me, however, that by the end of this article you will accept it as fact...

    John Frascella Written by John Frascella about 4 years ago 268 reads 10 comments