1. Miles Austin's Evolution from Underdog to Superstar

    Flashback to Week Two of the 2008 season: A young, unknown receiver named Miles Austin fills in for the injured Terrell Owens against the Green Bay Packers. Very few people outside of Dallas have heard of him, so no one expects Austin to have a big day...

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  2. Cedric Benson: The Bite of the Bengals Running Game

    Let's all just be very honest. At the beginning of this season, some people heard about Bill Cowher's prediction that the Cincinnati Bengals would be in the play-offs this year. I'm a huge Bengals fan, but even I thought he was crazy...

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  3. Eye of The Tiger: Missouri in The Elite Eight

    If I had told you at the beginning of the year that the Missouri Tigers would make the NCAA tournament, would you have believed me? Probably not. What if I had told you they would make the Sweet Sixteen? You would've thought I was crazy...

    Nick Vandiver Written by Nick Vandiver about over 5 years ago 179 reads 1 comments

  4. From Bad To Worst: What Went Wrong For The Bengals

    Everyone knows all about the Bengals terrible play this season. Everyone loves to poke fun at them and talk down to them like they are an inferior team. And while it seems to be common knowledge that they've been down, nobody really seems to care why...

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  5. What Went Wrong for the Oakland Raiders?

    Ah, what more could possibly go wrong with the Oakland Raiders? Several years back, they were a force to be reckoned with for any playoff-bound team. It used to be a nightmare to have to go play in Oakland...

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  6. The Matt Ryan Effect: Forgetting Michael Vick, Returning to the Playoffs

    Ah, how eager teams are to forget the troubles of the past. The Falcons finally thought they had their quarterback of the future way back when they drafted Michael Vick...

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  7. The System Has Crashed: The Dominance of the Texas Tech Offense

    I've been hearing this term thrown around all the time. It just aggravates to me such a point that I almost need to take some pills and sit down...

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  8. Long Horns/Long Fangs: The Tigers Take on The Longhorns

    Well, last week was certainly a rocky one for the Top 5. Texas upset Oklahoma to take the number one spot in the rankings, and Oklahoma State came out of nowhere to beat the Missouri Tigers...

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  9. Diamond in the Rough: The Emergence of Matt Forte

    The Monsters of the Midway have been called as such for many years. Their great defense was the bane of many an offensive coordinator, with players such as Mike Singletary and Dick Butkus...

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  10. Red River Rumbles: Can Texas Pull Off the Upset?

    The Texas Longhorns—one of the most storied teams in the history of college football. They've been one of the most dominating forces in the Big 12 for longer than anyone can remember...

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  11. Do the Heisman: Who's the Best Player in the Country?

    Ah, the Heisman trophy. The dream of all college football players. Who wouldn't love to have that shining piece of metal sitting up in their own trophy case? It's a representation of ...

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  12. Welcome to the Jungle: Who is the New No. 1 in College Football?

    College football has become such a big part of sports today. Everyone in the country lives within a couple hundred miles of some major college, so everyone roots for somebody. It's not just about being a fan...

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  13. Chris Carpenter Returns: Ace in the Hole

    This year in the NL Central seems to be shaping into a three team race. The Cubs have seemingly come out of nowhere to lead the division ,and are in prime position to at least get to, if not win their first World Series in almost a hundred years...

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  14. Who is the Most Feared Hitter in the Major Leagues?

    When most people talk about the most feared hitters in major league baseball, a lot of names come up. Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and many others. But there is one name that even generals managers fear...

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  15. NFL: Pros and Cons of the Two Running Back System

    Over the course of the 2007 season, something seemed to keep popping up all around the league. Nobody knew where it came from, and it was a surprise to most. In some cases, it was a good thing...

    Nick Vandiver Written by Nick Vandiver about 6 years ago 1,363 reads 2 comments

  16. College Football's Top Five Teams to Start the 2008 Season

    After the 2007 season, it was clear that this year's rankings were going to be very hard to create. There were so many teams that had great years, and a lot of those teams have many of their skill players returning...

    Nick Vandiver Written by Nick Vandiver about 6 years ago 655 reads 9 comments

  17. LaDainian Tomlinson, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady: Future Hall of Fame Candidates

    Most people love hearing about the newest Hall of Fame inductees each year to see if their favorite player from years past will make it in. Hall of Famers are the best of the best, and no one can say otherwise...

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  18. Oh-No Ocho Cinco:Chad Johnson's Drama and Its Validity

    Well, by now most people probably know all about the soap opera that is Chad Johnson. For a quick recap, Chad thinks that he is unappreciated and unwanted within the Bengals organization, ...

    Nick Vandiver Written by Nick Vandiver about 6 years ago 229 reads 2 comments