1. Sports Photographers: The Most Underappreciated People in Sports

    We like pictures. Pictures help us understand something if a textual description can't. We can recognize great works of art such as paintings. We acknowledge those who did them...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 7 years ago 2,498 reads 4 comments

  2. Now This is What Fishing is All About

    Fishing has always been a way for sons and dads - or, in my case, two nephews and their uncle, to bond. It's the feeling of being on the lake relaxing in an old-fashioned rowboat...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 7 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  3. The Athlete: The Most Influential Business Role in Sports

    I know what you're thinking. Saying athletes are the most influential people in sports is cliche. But... Businesses are all about making money. Athletes move by far the most money in pro sports...

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  4. That's a Sport?????

    We all agree that basketball, football, baseball, hockey, soccer, golf, and tennis among others are sports...

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  5. Cubs Should Trade for Darin Erstad

    As the 2008 MLB trade deadline approaches the contenders are trying to pick up that elusive piece of the puzzle that could bring them a World Series ring, and the pretenders are selling in an ...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 7 years ago 174 reads 2 comments

  6. Atlanta Braves Icons of the 1990s

    The Atlanta Braves saw unprecedented success from 1991-2005, winning 14 division titles. In 1991 they got to the World Series but lost to Twins in what was perhaps the greatest World Series (at least WS Game 7) ever...

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  7. 2008 NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers - Part II

    To see the Panthers' selections from the first three rounds please see 2008 NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers. Carolina had no fourth round picks, which is at least partly due to the trade ...

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  8. 2008 NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers

    Yes, I know. The NFL Draft was back in April and now it's mid-July. I'm really late. But I had this in my old blog, so I figured I'd bring it here and let everyone read it...

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  9. Carolina Panthers: A Tribute to John Kasay

    Loyalty is something very rare in pro sports today. Players switch from team-to-team, attracted by the biggest paycheck...

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  10. Video Games and Kids: The Easy Ways to Live Out Your Hopeless Sports Dreams

    You wanted to be a professional athlete when you were a kid, right? You wanted to lead your team to the championship, right? You wanted to be the hero, right? Sooner or later, you ...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 7 years ago 293 reads 3 comments

  11. Top-Five NFC Wide Receivers

    With the 2008 NFL regular season still pretty far off in the distance, dissecting Scouts Inc.'s NFC wide-receiver rankings seems like a good way to kill time...

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  12. Hold-Outs: A New Level of Corruption in Sports

    Holdout athletes are becoming more and more common in sports these days. Top athletes think that they are entitled to bigger and bigger contracts because every expert, fan, and agent tells them that they're the best...

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  13. Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors Make Blockbuster Trade

    The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a trade with the Toronto Raptors, sending star foward Jermaine O'Neal to the Raptors for guard TJ Ford, center Rasho Nesterovic, and the 17th pick in the NBA Draft...

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  14. Note to Bobby Cox: This Isn't the 1990s

    Get with the times, Bobby Cox. Yeah, your managerial style (relying on your pitchers to keep you in every game until your offense scores a couple of runs) was successful from 1990-2005...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 7 years ago 216 reads 2 comments

  15. Atlanta Braves: Jeff Francoeur to Use Eye Wear

    Atlanta Braves right-fielder Jeff Francoeur has started wearing a contact lens in his right eye. His dad initially recommended he start wearing eye wear during night games when he noticed a ...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 7 years ago 378 reads 0 comments

  16. The Brewers' Core is Refreshing in the Free-Agent Dominated MLB

    Free agents dominate pro sports, including Major League Baseball. Bolstering teams with big-name free-agents has become the "in" thing to do among GMs. But this method of attempting to improve the team can be very risky...

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  17. GM: The Toughest Job in Professional Sports?

    We’ve all blamed our favorite team’s GM at some point for a pick he made in the draft. That pick may have been someone who we didn’t see as being very useful to our team, or who turned out to be a bust...

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  18. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez hits grand slam as Seattle Wins 5-2

    It was a bittersweet day for Seattle Mariners starter Felix Hernandez. He hit a grand slam, as his Seattle Mariners beat the New York Mets 5-2 in the series opener at Shea Stadium Monday night...

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  19. Braves-Brewers: Ben Sheets Notches Complete Game as Brew Crew Cruises

    Ben Sheets continued to roll Monday night at Turner Field against the Braves. He pitched a one-run complete game and registered his ninth win of the season. Sheets (9-1, 2.59 ERA) also struck out seven...

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  20. Carolina Panthers' Reasons for Struggle in 07-08 Season

    The Carolina Panthers struggled mightily last year. In 2007-08, the Panthers ranked 26th in the NFL in points per game at 16.7, 29th in total YPG at 284.9, 29th in pass yards per contest at 170...

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  21. Chicago Cubs Complete Sweep of Cross-town Rival White Sox

    Cubs fans must be loving life right now. Their team has the best record in baseball right (48-28) and a 32-8 record at home...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about almost 7 years ago 395 reads 2 comments

  22. Mark Teixeira Jacks Three Homers as Tim Hudson Throws a Gem

    It didn't matter that Chipper Jones, who is having a career year, was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game...

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  23. Open Mic: NFL Players and NHL Players are Even

    The USA national soccer team recently played three friendlies against Spain, England, and Argentina. They were outscored 5-0 in two games, which they lost. The third was a tie, 0-0...

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  24. Bats to Blame for Braves' Struggles

    It's no secret that the Atlanta Braves are struggling this year. But what's the cause of their troubles? It's not the pitching...

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  25. Carolina Hurricanes: Replenish Offense in 2008 NHL Draft

    With the 2008 NHL Player Entry Draft upon us, every NHL team is considering which prospects to choose. The Carolina Hurricanes are in the middle of a “chain of replacement”...

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