1. Carolina Panthers Face the Ultimate Test...In Training Camp

    By now, everyone has heard about the Steve Smith-Ken Lucas altercation that occurred in the Carolina Panthers' training camp last week. There are—and will be—all kinds of consequences that result from this fight...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 470 reads 1 comments

  2. Carolina Panthers 2008 Season Preview

    Every Carolina Panthers fan knows that the Panthers were a huge disappointment last season. They finished 7-9, tied for second in the NFC South—maybe the worst division in the NFL last year...

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  3. The NFL's Coolest Names, Part II

    Part One has already been delivered, but since there are so many great names in the NFL, I present a few more names for your reading pleasure...

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  4. The Coolest Names In the NHL

    This is the last article in a four-part series about the coolest names in the four major pro sports leagues. The other three can now be found on my profile page...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 1,131 reads 17 comments

  5. MLB's Coolest Names

    This is the third article in a four-part series about pro sports' coolest names. The NBA and NFL were the first two parts. You can visit my profile page to find them...

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  6. The NFL's Coolest Names, Part I

    This is the second part in a four-part series featuring the coolest names in sports. The NBA's coolest names were first. These are the NFL's coolest names. Sorry about the prior confusion, Ryan and Tyler...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 4,754 reads 11 comments

  7. The NBA's Coolest Names

    A few minutes ago I was racking my brain trying to think of something original to write about. I was reading an article on Ubaldo Jimenez while I thought. The first line mentioned how fun his name was...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 6,458 reads 10 comments

  8. The Place Kicker: the Most Important Position in the NFL

    Do you know what the most important position in the NFL is? Quarterback? No. Running back? Nope. Wide receiver? Wrong. Tight end? Who are you trying to kid? It's actually the place kicker...

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  9. Carolina Panthers Sign First-Round Pick Jonathan Stewart

    The Carolina Panthers have signed their last remaining unsigned draft pick. Running back Jonathan Stewart signed a five-year deal with the Panthers early Saturday morning. The contract guarantees $10...

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  10. Retirement: Don't Handle It Wrong (a la Brett Favre)

    Retirement, in my mind, is an automatic merit of respect for athletes. If an athlete makes it to retirement, that alone means he's had a great career. Retirement is only necessary if you're physically unable to perform your job well enough...

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  11. NL Central: Mid-Season Report and Second Half Preview

    Many of these stats are from July 17, the day I started writing this article. Please don't ask me how it took me a week to write this article. The All-Star Break is over and the second half of the Major League Baseball season has started...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 118 reads 2 comments

  12. NL East: Mid-Season Report and Second-Half Preview

    The All-Star festivities are over, and now it's time for baseball fans to look to the second half of the MLB season. I'm a Braves fan, but I still know a lot about the other NL East teams, so I'll give a second-half preview of the whole division...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 207 reads 0 comments

  13. AL vs NL: MLB All-Star Game Tries to Answer Burning Question, But Fails

    By now you should know that the AL defeated the NL 4-3 in the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night. Michael Young's walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th won it for the American League...

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  14. Which is Better: the NFC or AFC

    It seems to be general consensus among NFL fans these days that the AFC is better than the NFC. How much credence does this public opinion hold? The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Seattle ...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 2,867 reads 13 comments

  15. It's Not "Just a Game"

    One of the most cliched lines used by people who are not hardcore sports fans is, "It's [the sport] just a game." No, sports are not just games. Pro sports certainly aren't just games...

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  16. Madden NFL Series: Nine Things That Need To Be Improved

    The Madden NFL franchise is a longtime football video game staple. It debuted on the Genesis in 1988 and has since become a favorite game among virtual football fans. This year is its 20th anniversary...

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  17. We Get The Point: Yankee Stadium is Important

    The media, ESPN especially, has bombarded us with notices during every commercial break in any show, that 2008 is Yankee Stadium's last season...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 106 reads 4 comments

  18. Which is Better - College Football or NFL Football?

    For as long as I can remember, football fans have argued whether college football or NFL football is better. It's time to settle the score. If you're a college football fan reading this, I know what you're thinking: we have more enthusiastic players...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 1,930 reads 0 comments

  19. Four Things the Home Run Derby Needs to Improve

    After watching the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby last night (Josh Hamilton was sensational) I was reminded of its flaws, which I had discovered in the past. For one thing, each player has too many outs...

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  20. Sports Science: Intermediary Between Jocks and Geeks

    Sports are full of mysteries. When something goes just slightly wrong, we say, "What if _________ (fill in the blank) had happened differently," or something like that...

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  21. Analyzing Sporting News's Top Five NFC QBs

    With no [real] NFL action until September, it seems like analyzing Sporting News magazine's rankings of the top five NFC quarterbacks would be a good way to kill a little time. So without further adieu...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 551 reads 11 comments

  22. How to Fail at Fantasy Baseball

    Fantasy sports are a way for us sports fans to live out a very specific sports-related dream: have a team of superstars that will dominate every opponent. At least, that's what we wish of our favorite teams...

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  23. Do Pro Athletes Really Deserve Their Salaries?

    Pro athletes make astronomical salaries sometimes worth as much as millions of dollars, or as little as hundreds of thousands of dollars...

    Matthew Gilmartin Written by Matthew Gilmartin about over 6 years ago 11,299 reads 7 comments

  24. Jay Bruce: Super Prodigy to Average Rookie

    Okay, just for a second, let's forget all those awards and expectations that were saddled onto Jay Bruce's ego before he had even made his major-league debut...

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  25. Atlanta Braves: Almost Time to Panic?

    The Atlanta Braves are undoubtedly having a bad year. They're 43-50, 7.5 games back from the first-place division rival Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. They're even 8.5 games from the front-runner St...

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