1. In Defense of Manny: Let's Think about This for a Second

    When it was announced Thursday afternoon that Manny Ramirez was going to be suspended for 50 games for violating MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, I did not have the same reaction as most...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 5 years ago 511 reads 39 comments

  2. Bloggers vs. Reporters: Why Can't We Be Friends?

    Much has been made about the perception these days of bloggers, tweeters, and everything else in the sports journalism world in this day and age...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 5 years ago 125 reads 1 comments

  3. Greg Jennings: Is He the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL?

    He's not the fastest receiver in the NFL, nor is he the best route runner. But Greg Jennings flat-out gets it done...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about 6 years ago 733 reads 2 comments

  4. White Sox-Rays: Momentum Could Lead To Series Win For South Siders

    After a crucial three game stretch that left every White Sox fan in complete and utter jubilation after suffering through heart attack-inducing, must-win games, the White Sox travel to St...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about 6 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  5. A First-Hand Look at Ryan Perrilloux's Ohio Valley Conference Debut

    Embattled former LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux made his debut in the Ohio Valley Conference on Saturday, playing quarterback for Jacksonville State University, the preseason favorite to win the OVC...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about 6 years ago 464 reads 5 comments

  6. Marion Barber III, Cowboys Wear Down Packers' Defense in Defining Victory

    Entering Sunday's showdown in Green Bay, it was clear that the game would be determined defensively. Sure, the Packers and Cowboys both have potent offenses, but it was going to be ...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 474 reads 4 comments

  7. Packers-Cowboys: Who's Defense Will Step Up?

    Sunday night's game between the Packers and Cowboys is a great early-season matchup. It's an exciting game that will be an important momentum-builder for whichever team comes out on top moving forward...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 327 reads 3 comments

  8. Gavin Floyd Keeps Proving His Doubters Wrong

    Say what you want about the stats. Examine the BABIP, the xERA, and everything else, but Gavin Floyd just keeps getting the job done. The White Sox hurler won his 16th game Tuesday night...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 137 reads 0 comments

  9. American League Rookie of the Year: Comparing the Numbers

    Everyone's rookie darling this season has been Evan Longoria. After all, the Tampa Bay Rays' top-notch prospect, who was recalled in April to be the next Mike Schmidt, has not let down in his first year as a major-league third baseman...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 610 reads 10 comments

  10. Packers-Vikings: Aaron Rodgers Passes Big Test on Monday Night Football

    An incredibly competitive and unbelievably sloppy game ended with a 24-19 victory for the Green Bay Packers over the Minnesota Vikings, as new quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed a huge test on his road to replacing the legendary Brett Favre...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 466 reads 4 comments

  11. NFC North Preview: Why the Minnesota Vikings Are Overrated

    The Minnesota Vikings are this year's NFL darlings and reasonably so. The team barely missed the playoffs a year ago, revamped an already impressive defense, and, oh yeah, they have some guy named Adrian Peterson...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 799 reads 5 comments

  12. AL Central Race: Does Anybody Really Want It?

    The American League Central Division race is proving to be the most intriguing race in baseball as the final month progresses...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 247 reads 6 comments

  13. Atlanta Falcons Made Right Decision In Starting Matt Ryan at Quarterback

    Any time the debate is brought out, people throw out names. Akili Smith, Joey Harrington, Cade McNown, Tim Couch—all of who were high draft picks who started right away with ...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 422 reads 1 comments

  14. Tampa Bay Rays' Season Eerily Similar To The 2005 Chicago White Sox

    The comparisons are a bit inevitable. The uncertainty out of the closer position, the emerging stars, the pitching staff throwing completely out of their minds. Yup, that's the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 123 reads 1 comments

  15. Top Five Most Valuable Players for Team USA Basketball

    After the USA Basketball team's thrilling win in the Gold Medal game against Spain—yes, I stayed up to watch it—it became apparent that USA won because of all the reasons pundits said they would...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 2,960 reads 6 comments

  16. The Death of a Hero Puts Sports Into Perspective

    Sports are a big part of my life. As insipid as that may sound, it's true. As an aspiring sports journalist, sports are something that I pay attention to at all hours of my day...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 325 reads 6 comments

  17. Ted Thompson Knows What the Heck He's Doing

    Well, it's finally over. The agonizingly tedious saga that was Brett Favre's unretirement has come to an exasperating end...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 724 reads 33 comments

  18. White Sox Get Into Scuffle, Lose AL Central Lead

    Things don't get much uglier than this. It's pretty safe to say that White Sox fans can officially push the "panic" button after a 14-3 drubbing at the hands of the Kansas City Royals on Sunday...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 362 reads 0 comments

  19. Griffey to the White Sox is a No-Lose Situation for Chicago

    Ken Griffey Jr. may not be the best player of our lifetime anymore. He's not the most feared hitter in baseball. He's not a gold glove candidate and he's no longer a superstar...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 439 reads 1 comments

  20. Mark Buehrle Key To Second-Half Success For White Sox

    There have been many keys to the White Sox's success thus far in the 2008 season. Many surprises including John Danks and Gavin Floyd in the starting rotation, as well as the hitting ...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  21. Is Carlos Quentin an Early Favorite for MVP?

    I know it's not even August, but it's about time to start the always-hot debate as to whom should win the American League MVP. There are a lot of decent candidates, although not many of the familiar names of years past...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 431 reads 10 comments

  22. Are the Chicago Cubs Finally Starting to Crack?

    Alright, before I go on I must provide a disclaimer. I'm a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan who dislikes the Chicago Cubs. That being said, I know many of you will dismiss my opinion as simply being biased...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 498 reads 19 comments

  23. 2008 Fighting Illini Football Preview: Can the D Carry the Team?

    The University of Illinois football team is in an interesting position entering 2008. The team exceeded expectations by a mile in 2007, finishing tied for second in the Big Ten and earning a trip to the Rose Bowl...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 740 reads 4 comments

  24. Why Can't the Packers Just Say No to Brett Favre?

    I am a diehard Green Bay Packers fan who has only known one quarterback in his life—Brett Favre. When Favre announced his retirement in March, I was less surprised than most...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 785 reads 6 comments

  25. Hey, John Paxson: Go After Josh Smith!

    After the Chicago Bulls drafter Derrick Rose number one in the NBA Draft one thing became clear—the Bulls needed to clear room in their backcourt and they needed to add a solid forward...

    Collin Whitchurch Written by Collin Whitchurch about over 6 years ago 8,124 reads 4 comments