1. Will Mark Sanchez's Departure Lead To a Temporary Fall From Grace for USC?

    Mark Sanchez is headed to the NFL, and Pete Carroll can't do anything about it. No one can blame Carroll for trying. By his own admission, he stayed up through the early hours of the morning trying the convince Sanchez to return for one more season...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 689 reads 19 comments

  2. Attention, Saints Fans: If the Cardinals Can Do It, Why Not Us?

    To paraphrase Kurt Warner, we can now put “Arizona Cardinals” and “Super Bowl” in the same sentence...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 345 reads 11 comments

  3. Mark Sanchez to the NFL Just Makes $ense

    Whenever a player becomes draft eligible, I like to look at each player on an individual basis. Each case presents a unique set of circumstances. Some players are better served to stay for their senior year...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 330 reads 3 comments

  4. NFL History in Brief: The Rise and Fall of Seven NFL Dynasties

    All good things must come to an end. This simple saying applies in many aspects of life, especially in the world of sports, where franchises are lucky if they are able to keep the same nucleus of players and coaches for more than five or six years...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 3,401 reads 61 comments

  5. Big Apple Meets Big Easy: New York Knicks Take Woeful Road Record to New Orleans

    Two teams headed in oppposite directions meet Monday night in the New Orleans Arena. This is the last game of a rough, winless, four-game road trip through the South and Midwest for the Knicks...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 89 reads 0 comments

  6. The Five Best Actve NFL Coaches Without a Super Bowl Ring

    Championships. It's the standard by which all coaches are measured. Everyone remembers winners. Along with the quarterback, the head coach is regarded by many to be the most important and influential member of an NFL team...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 886 reads 28 comments

  7. New Orleans Saints' Offseason: Brian Dawkins Among Those Available at Safety

    It is obvious to many Saints fans and local media members that the Saints are in desperate need of upgrading their safety position. Current safeties Josh Bullocks, Roman Harper, and Kevin Kaesviharn got burned repeatedly down field...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 728 reads 12 comments

  8. Chris Paul, David West Overcome Kobe's 39 Points, Snap LA Lakers' Home Streak

    Kobe Bryant scored 39 points on just 22 shots, but David West was one better. West tied a career high with 40 points in a game he called, "A must win." He added 11 rebounds and two steals in the Hornets' 116-105 victory...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 106 reads 2 comments

  9. NFL Divisional Playoff Picks: Husband Versus Wife

    On paper, this matchup looks like a mismatch. In one corner, you have a man who has allowed himself to be consumed with sports since he was a young boy. The husband catches as many NFL games as his second tier cable package will allow...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 105 reads 14 comments

  10. Can the New Orleans Hornets Make a Deep Playoff Run?

    Chris Paul is regarded as the man in New Orleans and rightfully so. The young point guard is one of the best players in the league and is the unquestioned team leader...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 155 reads 7 comments

  11. Pass on The Ravens Nevermore: Baltimore Defense Crushes Miami in Victory

    The Baltimore defense showed the Miami offense what a thorough butt-whipping looks like. Baltimore used big plays and a great defense to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 27-9 route. The Ravens turned Mr...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 120 reads 2 comments

  12. T-Mac More Deserving All-Star Than Chris Paul? Fans Need To Wake Up

    Attention NBA fans: Not every big market star needs to be in the All-Star game. As of January 1, 2009, Tracy McGrady leads Chris Paul by nearly 100,000 votes...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 789 reads 48 comments

  13. Arizona Cardinals' Triumph: Old Man Warner Teaches Matty Ice Playoff Lessons

    The Arizona Cardinals made Matt Ryan sweat. Kurt Warner showed him how to remain cool under the playoff pressure. Don't get me wrong, Ryan showed resiliency to bring his team within six points, but Warner was just better...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 119 reads 0 comments

  14. NFL Coaching Carousel: Ranking The Best and Worst Available Gigs

    There are currently six franchises without a full-time head coach. Two of those franchises, Oakland and St. Louis, have interims in place. I have ranked the six available coaching gigs from one (best) to six (worst)...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 1,248 reads 16 comments

  15. It's Time To Lay Off Brett Favre

    Writer's note: This article is in response to, "NFL: Brett Favre-Most Overrated Career?" I know people used to consider (some still do) Favre as one of the top ten quarterbacks of all-time...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 675 reads 23 comments

  16. NFC Wild-Card Predictions: The Tortoise Beats the Hare, Again

    Yesterday, I wrote about the AFC playoffs, and now it is time to look at the NFC. Both road teams are favored. Atlanta has a better record than the hometown Cardinals. Both Minnesota and Philadelphia have won four of their last five games...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 760 reads 2 comments

  17. AFC Wild Card Predictions: My Crystal Ball Says Road Teams Have Advantage

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's time for NFL playoff football. Enjoy it while you can, because it'll be gone before you know it. It's also time to take a look at the AFC playoffs and analyze each game...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 194 reads 8 comments

  18. 10 Most Important Players in NFL Playoffs

    Every year, a group of players emerge to make plays that define the post-season. Some performances are expected (Joe Montana winning his third MVP in SB XXIV) and some come out of nowhere (Doug Williams in SB XXII)...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 769 reads 28 comments

  19. New Orleans Saints' Final Report Card: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    The photograph sums it up. An opposing wide receiver is able to make a catch because one defender fell down and a safety is caught out of position...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 1,677 reads 18 comments

  20. New Orleans Saints' Finale Has More Importance Than Just Passing Record

    The Panthers are fighting for a first round bye. Drew Brees needs 402 yards to break Dan Marino's single season passing record. These two story lines dominate the previews for the Saints' season finale against the Panthers...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about over 5 years ago 175 reads 7 comments

  21. Sweet Redemption for Chad Pennington?

    His arm was considered too weak to make big NFL throws. His now former team, the New York Jets, brought in two quarterbacks in three seasons to replace him. The first quarterback, Kellen Clemens, was drafted in the second round in 2006...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about almost 6 years ago 294 reads 2 comments

  22. Saints' 2009 Opponents Revealed

    It's mid-December and it's that time of the year again for Saints' fans. It's time to look ahead at next season. Thanks to St. Louis' loss coupled with Seattle's win in Week 16, the Saints' 2009 slate of opponents is now complete...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about almost 6 years ago 1,412 reads 0 comments

  23. Should Saints Fans Worry About Winless Lions?

    I've seen this movie before. Beware, it's a horror flick. It seems that every year or so the Saints lose a game that causes fans to swear a little bit louder and more often than usual. They lose a game to a team that they should easily beat...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about almost 6 years ago 200 reads 6 comments

  24. Reggie Bush Should Be Traded

    Let's look at the facts before we get all huffy puffy... Reggie Bush is not an every-down back. He does not run effectively between the tackles. He has not consistently continued New Orleans' drives with hard-nosed third-and-short conversions...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about almost 6 years ago 1,139 reads 12 comments

  25. A Look at The New Orleans Saints' Playoff Situation

    While the Saints have won three out of their last four games, they can blame many close losses for their current position in the standings. At 7-6, the Saints are last in the division and 11th in the NFC...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about almost 6 years ago 165 reads 3 comments