1. How The Furcal Domino May Fall

    If Rafael Furcal is coming back to Atlanta, he's definitely taking the scenic route. Several media sources are reporting that Rafael Furcal has accepted in principle a 3-year deal with the Atlanta Braves...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about over 5 years ago 275 reads 1 comments

  2. No Peavy, No Burnett: No Problem

    Sixteen years ago, a marquee free agent pitcher took less money than was being offered by the New York Yankees, and instead signed with the Atlanta Braves...

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  3. Greg Maddux: Cooperstown in 2014 Is The Professor's Next Stop

    Throughout his illustrious 23-year career Greg Maddux earned the nickname "The Professor". Remembering Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker mentioning it during the NBC Telecast of the 1995 World Series should have been enough vindication...

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  4. Conference Challenge in Need of Major Shake-up

    According to one writer on here, the Big 10/ACC Challenge needs to end . I don't agree 100%, but Steven Auger has a point...

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  5. Off to 6-0 Start, Syracuse Orange Surge into Top 25

    After a week that saw the Orange win neutral site games against 18th-ranked Florida and 23rd-ranked Kansas, Syracuse finds itself a ranked team for the first time in the 2008-09 season...

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  6. Devin Harris Selected Eastern Conference Player of the Week

    After leading the New Jersey Nets to a 3-1 record on a West Coast road trip, PG Devin Harris garnered Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. Harris averaged 30.0 PPG last week, tops in the NBA...

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  7. Syracuse-Kansas: Jonny Flynn, Orange Complete Classic Comeback

    The first game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Syracuse Orange since the 81-78 2003 NCAA Championship thriller couldn't have been more opposite than the high-scoring first half affair in New Orleans five-and-a-half years ago...

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  8. The Thorn Effect

    Rod Thorn has been around talent in the NBA since Day One. Looking back nine months to the trade that sent All-Star point guard Jason Kidd, Malik Allen, and Antoine Wright to Dallas for Devin ...

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  9. Atlanta Braves: Who's Coming and Who's Going?

    I'll start out by saying this about Frank Wren—he made a smart move ending negotiations with the Padres about Jake Peavy when the trade demands became unreasonable...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about over 5 years ago 1,428 reads 3 comments

  10. Syracuse-Richmond: Orange Backcourt Stomps Spiders

    I wrote a few days ago in my Syracuse season preview that the Orange backcourt would be the strength that led the team back to the NCAA tournament...

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  11. Syracuse Preview: Backcourt Key to NCAA Tournament Return in 2008-09

    With all due respect to Arinze Onuaku, it will be the experience of the Orange backcourt that will take Syracuse back to the NCAA tournament after a two-year absence...

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  12. Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers Had Similarities Aplenty in Week One

    It's Week One of the NFL season, and certain things have to be taken with a grain of salt. The Broncos looked good, but just because they are the only team in the AFC West that won ...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 6 years ago 581 reads 2 comments

  13. Shawne Merriman - A 2008 Season Preview

    Photo: Wikipedia September 14, 2008, Invesco Field, Denver, CO. Three weeks ago, Shawne Merriman said after seeing so many orthopedists about his knee that he felt he was a doctor himself...

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  14. Top 5 Reasons Why College Football is Overrated

    To me, college football is like ice cream. It tastes good as a treat, but too much of it will make you sick. Let's get this straight - I don't hate college football...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 6 years ago 1,206 reads 14 comments

  15. Team USA's Top 10 Surprises and Disappointments in Beijing

    The medal count is set, and the United States did, as expected, win the most overall medals at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, despite China having the most gold medals by quite a large margin...

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  16. Olympic Eye Candy

    Regardless if you're a man or woman reading this, if you've been watching the Olympics you've likely seen at least one athlete that you would describe as hot, attractive, sexy or something of the like...

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  17. Braves' Bats, Defense Hinder Jair Jurrjens' Chance for ROY

    About a week ago, when John Kruk said that Geovany Soto was easily the Rookie of the Year in the National League, he clearly didn't do his homework...

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  18. Phelps' Legacy Extends Beyond Golden Eight

    Photo Credit: Associated Press How many times do people set out to do something seemingly unattainable, with the entire world against them, and reach that goal with perfection? The ...

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  19. Another Golden Trio for US on Day 7

    The United States claimed six more medals in the four event finals held in the morning session of Day 7 in Beijing, including the first three in World Record times...

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  20. Putting Olympic Athletics and Performances in Perspective

    I've learned the names of a lot of American athletes in just a few days. I'm not talking the ones we Americans typically think of whether it be Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Ken Griffey Jr...

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  21. Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, Natalie Coughlin Win Gold for the USA

    The Water Cube in Beijing had four finals with two Americans in each race on Tuesday morning. Seven out of eight US swimmers took home a medal...

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  22. Michael Phelps Gets Second Gold, US Wins in Thrilling Fashion

    You had to see it to believe it. Coming into the 4x100 men's freestyle relay on Monday morning in Beijing, France's Alain Bernard was the world record holder in the men's 100-meter freestyle...

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  23. Braves Bats Back Campillo in Desert

    Casey Kotchman owed this one to Jorge Campillo. For all but one pitch of the first four innings tonight against the Diamondbacks, Jorge Campillo was in complete control...

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  24. All-Time Braves Lineup

    It's interesting that this week's Open Mic topic is a team's all-time lineup, as ESPN started discussing the all-time franchise players for each major league team...

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  25. Favre and Manny: Enough Already

    Brett Favre and Manny Ramirez. Everyone has their opinions, but even this writer acknowledges that both are talented players in their respective sports who've been great for a long time and have championship rings on their fingers...

    James Hulka Written by James Hulka about almost 6 years ago 107 reads 2 comments