1. NFC East: The Quest for Perfection

    It is not difficult to notice how dominant the NFC East division has been in the NFL in recent years. Last season, the NFC East sent three teams to the playoffs for the second straight year...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 482 reads 17 comments

  2. Penn State Football: Week Three Review and Week Four Preview

    Week Three Review: Syracuse offered no resistance to the Nittany Lions last Saturday, as Penn State easily garnered a 55-13 victory...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 487 reads 5 comments

  3. Penn State Football: Week Two Review and Week Three Preview

    Week Two Review I’m not sure I ever really thought Oregon State could beat Penn State, but I definitely thought they would put up a better fight than they did last Saturday...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 848 reads 6 comments

  4. Penn State Football: Week One Review and Week Two Preview

    Week One Review There isn’t much to be said after a 66-10 victory over an overmatched opponent. In my article a few months ago, I predicted that Penn State would defeat Coastal Carolina by a score of 48-6...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 419 reads 2 comments

  5. Tyreke Evans Looks to Pick Up Where Derrick Rose Left Off at Memphis

    As Memphis looks to rebound from its crushing loss to Kansas in the NCAA Championship game, coach John Calipari's hopes of reloading fall on the talented shoulders of incoming freshman Tyreke ...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 2,836 reads 4 comments

  6. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part XI

    Table of Contents: Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the eleventh and final part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 516 reads 4 comments

  7. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part X

    Table of Contents Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the 10th and second to ...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 544 reads 4 comments

  8. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part IX

    Table of Contents Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the ninth part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years...

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  9. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part VIII

    Table of Contents: Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the eighth part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 405 reads 2 comments

  10. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part VII

    Table of Contents: Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the seventh part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years..

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  11. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part VI

    Table of Contents: Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the sixth part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 669 reads 2 comments

  12. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part V

    Table of Contents: Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the fifth part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 416 reads 5 comments

  13. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part IV

    Table of Contents Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the fourth part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 595 reads 5 comments

  14. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part III

    Table of Contents Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the third part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 378 reads 4 comments

  15. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part II

    Table of Contents: Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the second part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 460 reads 1 comments

  16. The Real Prestige Rankings: Part I

    Table of Contents: Introduction and Outline Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X Part XI This is the first part in my series of Prestige Rankings for NCAA Basketball over the past 24 years..

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 537 reads 6 comments

  17. The Real Prestige Rankings: Introduction and Outline

    A few weeks ago ESPN released “Prestige Rankings” for NCAA College Basketball teams from 1985 through 2008. As ESPN states, 1985 was the first year the NCAA tournament had 64 teams...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 852 reads 6 comments

  18. AL East Playoff Race: End of Season Projections

    Throughout the entire MLB season, the AL East has stood out as the strongest division. For a big part of the year, all five teams had winning records. Currently four out of the five teams have a winning record, and Baltimore sits at five games under ...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 312 reads 0 comments

  19. Willie Harris Is the Washington Nationals' MVP

    It’s hard to imagine a team with a current record of 41 wins and 70 losses having a Most Valuable Player, but the Washington Nationals do have one in Willie Harris...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 523 reads 5 comments

  20. NCAA Basketball: The Real Prestige Rankings, 2000-2008

    For those who may not know, last week ESPN released “Prestige Rankings” for NCAA College Basketball teams from 1985 to the present...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 2,892 reads 32 comments

  21. Open Mic: Retirement in Professional Sports

    To retire or not to retire? This certainly seems to be the question for many professional athletes these days. Brett Favre has struggled with the question for at least three years now and still doesn’t seem to have found a good answer...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 684 reads 4 comments

  22. Washington Nationals' Injury Report

    In a 162-game season, injuries will undoubtedly play a role on almost every major-league team. The key to a successful season lies in part with avoiding too many significant injuries to key players...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 476 reads 2 comments

  23. NCAA Basketball Tournament: Decade's Best Champions Revisited

    I wrote an article analyzing the past nine NCAA tournament champions a few weeks ago. However, due to some suggestions and more thought I decided on some different and possibly improved rankings...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 832 reads 13 comments

  24. MLB All-Star Break Report: Statistical Predictions

    Teams that outscore their opponents, on average, should win a lot of games. Likewise teams that get outscored on average should lose most of their games...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 493 reads 2 comments

  25. New York Yankees: 2008 MLB Post All-Star Break Preview

    I’d like to start off with a question: What’s wrong with the Yankees? And an answer: Nothing. Entering the All-Star break, the New York Yankees are in third place in the AL East...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about 6 years ago 1,115 reads 0 comments