1. Oscar Tavares: Major League Baseball's Next Big Thing

    Lost in the hype of Jurickson Profar , Dylan Bundy and Wil Myers is St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras . Actually, he's even lost in the hype of his teammate, fellow top-10 prospect Shelby Miller...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 1 year ago 3,967 reads 5 comments

  2. Major League Baseball Top 50 Prospects: Pre-Spring Edition

    1. Dylan Bundy , RHP , Baltimore Orioles What more can I say? Dylan Bundy has the size and stuff to be a dominant front-end starter. I expect the Baltimore Orioles to ease him into the majors as he continues to mature as a pitcher...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 1 year ago 1,128 reads 12 comments

  3. LeBron James Rumors: Did an Akron Journalist Find the LBJ Leak?

    Tomorrow night ends what has been a year of speculation surrounding LeBron James’s new home for basketball. So far, the courtship has been relatively quiet and subdued when compared to the documentary cameras following Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about 4 years ago 1,608 reads 2 comments

  4. 2010 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: The Final Countdown, One through Ten Picks

    Well it’s finally here, the 2010 NFL Draft is tonight. With that said my three months of working on my first mock draft ever could be garbage can material, or personal gold...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 3,675 reads 0 comments

  5. 2010 Mock NFL Draft 2.0: Round 1

    Mock 2.0 has some movement in the first round that will shake up the second round some when I reveal that in a few weeks. The biggest movement involved Texas safety Earl Thomas and Iowa offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 4,024 reads 13 comments

  6. 2010 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Round 1

    The first thing you’ll notice about this mock draft is a few big names missing from the first round including NFL Combine studs Bruce Campbell, Jahvid Best, and Arrelious Benn...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 4,124 reads 4 comments

  7. Blasting Off On Milton Bradley and Racism in Wrigleyville

    Milton Bradley continues to pound the drum of his lost 2009 season being Chicago's fault, Wrigleyville's fault, the Cubs' fault. But not his own...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 496 reads 6 comments

  8. Adam Schefter: Bears Need To Do "Whatever Possible" To Help QB Jay Cutler

      When it comes down to the makeup of his coaching staff, Chicago Bears head coach likes what he sees entering the 2010 season...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 1,489 reads 1 comments

  9. 2010 NFL Combine: Five Things You Didn't See on TV

    Watching the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine and "watching" the Combine are two entirely different experiences. To watch the Combine, you turn it on NFL Network and let the editing roll...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 570 reads 1 comments

  10. 2010 NFL Draft Top Five by Position: Running Back

    Running backs in the 2010 NFL Draft are pretty fairly deep with a pair of first round quality picks and a trio of second round talents...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 1,802 reads 30 comments

  11. 2010 NFL Draft Top Five by Position: Quarterback

    Today I start my Top 5 by position leading up to the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine next week. I start with the quarterbacks which, beyond the top couple, stands as a pretty weak class as far as impact players go...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 1,255 reads 0 comments

  12. National Signing Day Live Thread

    Good morning (or afternoon), Huskie fans! As I'm sure you all know by now, today is National Signing Day, and the Huskies are ready to lock down their 2010 recruiting class...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 372 reads 36 comments

  13. BCS Legality in Question By Obama Administration

    On the heels of the Supreme Court hearing the NFL's claim that the NFL is a single entity, it appears the NCAA may also be headed to Capitol Hill.  Sen...

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  14. Myron Rolle-Senior Bowl: Rolle Hasn't Lost His Step

    So I hear there's this guy from Florida grabbing a lot of scouts' attention at the 2010 Senior Bowl. If you're watching ESPN you're hearing all about Tim Tebow and his bad footwork, elongated motion, and so forth...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 2,480 reads 2 comments

  15. Breaking News: Kyle Prater To Keep Commitment to USC

    Lane Kiffin is off to a good start at USC. He has yet to challenge LaGarrette Blount on his boxing skills or accuse Jim Harbaugh of recruiting violations...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 754 reads 0 comments

  16. Top 10 NIU Huskies of the Decade

    I know what you're thinking: Northern Illinois has 10 players worth mentioning for an all-decade team? Well, do the names Garrett Wolfe, Michael Turner and Larry English mean anything to you? Thought so...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 1,949 reads 2 comments

  17. BCS Playoff, Part Two: Round Locations and BCS Rotations

    OK, now that bowl mania, Tiger mania, and Heisman conspiracies have settled down, time to get back to business. When I left off on this series we discussed making the cut, seeding, and match-ups...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 307 reads 1 comments

  18. Brian Kelly Proves Chivalry Is Dead in College Football

    I've lost a lot of faith recently. It's been a recurring theme with my sports preferences, from Tiger Woods, to Roger Clemens, to my beloved Chicago Cubs...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 2,265 reads 63 comments

  19. Breaking Down the Milton Bradley "Mystery" Suitors

    Baseball's hot stove has been on full blast putting Milton Bradley trade rumors into motion. Late Tuesday rumors of a "mystery" suitor came to light that could join the favorite Tampa Bay Rays, this according to MLB...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 744 reads 3 comments

  20. BCS Teleconference Hijacked, Public Relations Mess Continues

    Need any more proof that the BCS system is in need of a change? During the teleconference with the BCS director, executive director and the five bowl reps, prank callers from an unknown radio show hijacked the phone lines...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 1,049 reads 1 comments

  21. Oh, Canada: Northern Illinois Headed To Intenational Bowl

    In a non-surprise selection NIU will be headed across the border to the International Bowl in Toronto, Canada. The Huskies (7-5, 5-3 MAC) will face South Florida (7-4, 3-4 Big East) out of the Big East, so they will draw a BCS conference school...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 141 reads 1 comments

  22. Time for Northern Illinois Huskies To Fire Basketball Coach Ricardo Patton

    I've seen all I've needed to see now.  It's time for NIU to take off the gloves and fire Ricardo Patton. In now his third season as the men's basketball coach, the Huskies have looked worse than ever...

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  23. BCS Playoff, Part One: The Formula, Making the Cut, Seeding and Matchups

    Converting the BCS to a playoff requires one to tread lightly, almost like walking on eggshells. Where you might win in one aspect, you'll lose in another. Really, not all that different from the current setup...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 316 reads 14 comments

  24. Why the Bears Should Fire Lovie Smith and Co.

    It's time for the Chicago Bears and head coach Lovie Smith to part ways. But not because of the struggles of the Bears thus far in 2009, but to save the career of superstar quarterback Jay Cutler...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 2,590 reads 5 comments

  25. The Win-Win-Win BCS Playoff System: A Victory for Teams, Fans and the BCS

    What a purely awful college football season this has been. For everything that is sacred in college football, where is the parody!? At the end of this season everyone will win; the BCS teams ...

    Jerry Burnes Written by Jerry Burnes about over 4 years ago 220 reads 0 comments