1. In Pictures: Undefeated! Utah Scores Sugar Bowl Stunner Over Alabama, Renews BCS Debate

    (Above: Utah's Stevenson Sylvester makes his vote for National Champion known.) Let the debate commence—again. Utah stunned Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Friday night by a score of ...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about almost 6 years ago 1,321 reads 2 comments

  2. In Pictures: Panthers Run Past Buccaneers on Monday Night Football

    Jonathan Stewart has reason to celebrate. The Carolina Panthers ran roughshod over Tampa Bay Buccaneers before a nationwide audience on Monday night, and claimed sole possession of the NFC South in the process...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about almost 6 years ago 697 reads 2 comments

  3. Giants Need to Trade Tim Lincecum for Miguel Cabrera

    Recent reports from around the country have Giants GM Brian Sabean in the thick of the Miguel Cabrera sweepstakes.But in baseball, as in life, there is no such thing as a free lunch—though ...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about almost 7 years ago 2,236 reads 13 comments

  4. Notre Dame QB Demetrius Jones Transferring to Northern Illinois?

    It appears that what was once a four-way quarterback controversy is now a two-man show. According to a statement released by Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis, sophomore QB Demetrius Jones has elected not to travel with the team to Ann Arbor...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about 7 years ago 2,589 reads 10 comments

  5. Warriors in the Playoffs? Believe It

    A season that transcends the game? That's an easy one. Just ask any Bay Area sports fan, and all they'll have to do is think back a scant four months.Now, San Francisco isn't a city that typically gets caught up in waves of spots fever...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about 7 years ago 869 reads 0 comments

  6. Stanford v. USC, 1999.

    As a graduate of Notre Dame, I was successfully subjected to the full gamut of football indoctrination that accompanies a degree from Indiana's finest private university. These days, I firmly bleed blue and gold (and occasionally green)...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about 7 years ago 1,048 reads 2 comments

  7. Barry Bonds After 756: Beyond the Numbers

    Last Tuesday, Barry Bonds touched all four bases in succession for the 756th time in his 22 big league seasons. 756. Period. End of sentence. No further punctuation necessary. It is fact...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about 7 years ago 658 reads 3 comments

  8. NCAA Notes: Weis' Guys, Harbaugh's Mouth, Hoeppner's Passing

    Are you ready for some (college) football?! Yeah, yeah, I know: It's June and fall camps don't open for another month and a half...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 7 years ago 601 reads 0 comments

  9. Saints Draft: Making Sense of Robert Meachem

    On the eve of the 2006 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints were a vagrant 3-13 team with more roster holes than could seemingly be filled in two drafts...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 7 years ago 606 reads 10 comments

  10. Goodnight, Sweet Prince: Barbaro, 2003-2007

    Here's hoping you find that stud farm in the sky, big fella. Please feel free to post here your own thoughts, prayers or memories in reaction to the passing of beloved Barbaro...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 7 years ago 405 reads 5 comments

  11. Barry Back in SF: 1 yr., $16M

    So Barry's camp starts out negotiations looking in the $14 mil neighborhood. Exactly zero other teams bid for his services. And he ends up signing for $16M. Nice work, Sabes...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about almost 8 years ago 361 reads 2 comments

  12. My Top 10: Week 3

    Here's mine for Week 3, such as it is. Things will certainly be a lot clearer after this weekend. 1. TheOSU: First team to separate itself from the pack and make a legitimate case for the top spot...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about 8 years ago 326 reads 1 comments

  13. My Top-10 Ballot

    In the interest of transparency, here's my ballot for this week's BR Top-10. Why you should care? I don't know. 1. Notre Dame: You don't drop when you're the only top team to win against real competition...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about 8 years ago 358 reads 1 comments

  14. MY Preseason Top Ten

    For better or worse, 2006 is the most wide-open start to the college football season in recent memory. Feasibly, any member of the top-10 could sneak their way up the boards to a spot in ...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about 8 years ago 312 reads 0 comments

  15. Injury Dooms Oilers' Improbable Run

    In observing the Stanley Cup Finals from Europe, a couple of thoughts sprang to mind: 1. If hockey were as popular in America as soccer is in Europe, it would be, like, the most popular thing ever...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 8 years ago 310 reads 0 comments

  16. God Finally Smiles on New Orleans with Saint Reggie

    On February 17 of each year, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Reginald of Orleans, a Dominican preacher who died in 1220...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 8 years ago 336 reads 6 comments

  17. In defense of Sharks fans

    A few points on this subject: - Having been at Game 5 of the Sharks-Oilers series, I can say that while there were a few hundred who booed at the beginning of the Canadian anthem, ...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 8 years ago 449 reads 1 comments

  18. Hockey coverage on OLN

    For someone who has the SportsCenter Talking Head Blues as much as I do, OLN's nightly Stanley Cup Playoff highlight show has been a revelation...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 8 years ago 375 reads 1 comments

  19. Baseball's New Look

    What in God’s name is happening to baseball’s uniform standards? - First, we are forced to look at the Padres’ positively vomit-enducing “Desert Camo” get-up...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 8 years ago 535 reads 0 comments

  20. The Mess We've Made

    And now for something completely different, an article about Barry Bonds and steroids. While I know there's not much sense in beating a dead horse, much less a very dead and already-pulverized ...

    Mike Eagan Written by Mike Eagan about over 8 years ago 337 reads 0 comments