1. Saints-Buccaneers: Saints Beat Tampa with Long Ball and Defense, Yes, Defense!

    The New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-20. The game lived up to its billing as a tough, back-and-forth contest. The Saints scored all three of their touchdowns off the arm of Drew Brees...

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  2. College Football Roundup: Underdogs Impress, Even in Defeat

    College football is well underway now with two weeks in the books. On paper, Week Two seemed like a snoozer. It's a good thing these games aren't played on paper. Several teams pulled off or nearly pulled off huge upsets...

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  3. Buccaneers-Saints Preview: Position-by-Position Breakdown

    Week One of the NFL season has finally arrived. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints open their seasons this Sunday in the Louisiana Superdome. Tampa Bay swept New Orleans in 2007 on their way to the NFC South title...

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  4. NFL Week One Predictions: New York Jets Among Upset Victims

    Week One of the NFL is finally upon us. The Super Bowl champion Giants open the NFL season at home against Washington Redskins on Sept. 4...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about almost 6 years ago 1,296 reads 6 comments

  5. NCAA Football Week 1: UCLA, East Carolina Impress; Clemson, Not So Much

    I want to start off by saying that under normal circumstances, this article would have been written and published by Monday night after the TN/UCLA game...

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  6. Cleveland Browns: Why they will finish no better than 8-8

    After many disastrous seasons, including a 4-12 campaign in 2006, the Cleveland Browns brought hope in 2007 to city desperate for a winner. The Browns finished 2007 with a surprising 10-6 finish and missing the playoffs on a tie-breaker with Tennessee..

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 662 reads 11 comments

  7. AL Post-Trade Deadline Outlook: Separating the Men From the Boys

    The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and with its passing, teams have announced to the rest of the majors whether or not they see themselves as contenders...

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  8. Ryan Dempster, Cubs Defeat Brewers: Magic Number Reduced to 50

    The Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Wednesday night at Miller Park. The win clinches a series win for the Cubs in the four-game set...

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  9. College Football: Ohio State Tops Columnist's College Football Preseason Top Ten

    A heart-stopping 2007 season ended with LSU's 38-24 victory over Ohio State and a claim to their second BCS title. While LSU may have ended the season #1, a gaping hole at quarterback will prevent them from starting this season in the pole position...

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  10. Drew Brees, Marques Colston Headline Saints' Fantasy Players

    With the acquisition of tight end Jeremy Shockey, the Saints look to run one of the more high-powered offenses in the NFL...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 436 reads 1 comments

  11. Jeremy Shockey's Impact on the New Orleans Saints

    The New Orleans Saints landed tight end Jeremy Shockey in a trade with the New York Giants. The Saints surrendered two picks in the 2009 draft. Jeremy Shockey gives the Saints' explosive offense another dimension...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 546 reads 7 comments

  12. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight Ends

    As far as fantasy football is concerned, no position has a greater drop-off in talent after the top 12-15 players than the tight end position. Despite the drop off, there are some star players that everyone knows...

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  13. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide Receivers

    Randy Moss. Terrell Owens. Chad Johnson. Reggie Wayne. These are among the top producing fantasy-football wide receivers. There are definitely many other top wide receivers in the league...

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  14. SEC Football: Who Will Be the Beast of the East?

    Since the SEC went to a two-division format in 1992, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee have dominated the East. They are the only three schools to represent the East in the SEC Championship Game...

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  15. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Running Backs

    Running back is widely regarded as the most important position in fantasy football. They touch the ball more than receivers and score plenty of touchdowns...

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  16. College Football: How The (SEC) West Will Be Won

    The SEC is one of the toughest conferences in America. Whether it's the best or not is a debate for another column. The SEC went to its current two-division format in 1992...

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  17. College Football’s Seven Most Overrated Coaches

    In today’s college football landscape, college coaches are making more money than their NFL brethren. Nick Saban’s contract calls for him to make $3.75 million this year, and he isn’t even the highest paid coach in college football...

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  18. Fantasy Football Sleepers: Quarterbacks

    Everyone knows who the best fantasy football quarterbacks are: Brady, Manning, Romo, etc. What if you aren't in position to draft one of the elite quarterbacks, or you need an adequate reserve? ...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 437 reads 4 comments

  19. Cubs Faced With Golden Opportunity To Stretch NL Lead

    Take a look at the schedule, Cubs fans. Fresh off a 10-game road trip, the Chicago Cubs return to the (very) friendly confines of Wrigley Field on Tuesday...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 305 reads 1 comments

  20. NL Central Race a Three-Headed Monster

    Attention baseball fans: The NL Central is the best division in the National League. That's something you haven't heard in a long time. Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis have the three best records in the NL...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 322 reads 4 comments

  21. AL Central: Midterm Report Card

    Four teams in this division have done a complete flip on the expectations placed upon them in spring training (We knew Kansas City wouldn’t be that good). The Indians were supposed to build upon last season’s ALCS appearance...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 141 reads 5 comments

  22. Cub Killer Turned Hero

    Let's face it, Cub fans. We're starting to like seeing Jim Edmonds with the big C on his chest. It's okay. You can smile a little. We're beginning to see that he's not the worst guy in the world...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 274 reads 5 comments

  23. AL East: Midterm Report Card

    Baltimore Orioles Offensively, no one in this lineup stands out. Aubrey Huff leads the team in home runs (14) and RBIs (42). They are in the top five in the AL in home runs because five players on the team have at least ten long balls...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 221 reads 4 comments

  24. LSU Football: Analysis and Predictions of the 2008 Season

    The 2007 season was a stressful but very special season for the LSU Tigers and fans. Several games were decided at the very end. Florida came in and pushed us around, but we pushed right back until Tim Tebow cried...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 1,755 reads 14 comments

  25. 2008 NFL Predictions: The NFC

    Yesterday, I discussed my thoughts on the AFC. Now it's time to turn our attention on the NFC. How will the four divisions shake out? What teams will earn Wild Card spots in the playoffs? Will ...

    Paul Augustin, Jr. Written by Paul Augustin, Jr. about 6 years ago 2,232 reads 19 comments