1. Michigan State vs. Wisconsin: Why the B1G Title Rematch Is a Must Win for Sparty

    The reality of today's sports-mad world is that every game is approached as a must win. However, the Michigan State Spartans are in an actual win-or-else situation when they visit the Wisconsin Badgers...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 729 reads 2 comments

  2. Start Em Sit Em Week 8: Backups to Leave on the Bench

    The key to a great fantasy season is having and playing the appropriate backups at the appropriate time. But it also means sitting the right second-stringer when he isn't going to produce...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 12,414 reads 53 comments

  3. Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 5 Centers of This Season

    After last year's lockout debacle, who isn't excited for 82 games of NBA action? Well, maybe Andrew Bynum isn't, but we'll get to that as we go through the top five centers for 2012-13...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 2,173 reads 3 comments

  4. Mississippi State vs. Alabama: How SEC Clash Impacts Conference Outlook

    Whenever two Top 15 teams collide, there will be consequences. Mississippi State against the Alabama Crimson Tide will be no different, but the ramifications will be felt by the entire conference...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 1,852 reads 4 comments

  5. Ahmad Bradshaw: Assessing Giants RB's Week 8 Fantasy Value

    You're nervous. I get it. Ahmad Bradshaw has officially been listed as questionable for this weekend's tilt against the Dallas Cowboys . It'll be okay. Come here. Let me console you...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 2,439 reads 4 comments

  6. Emanuel Steward: No Trainer Had Bigger Impact Than Boxing Legend

    Emanuel Steward can no longer physically stand among the pugilists, but he still sits atop the boxing Olympus as king. His impact on the sport doesn't rival other trainers—it rivals the legends who stood inside the ring...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 2,308 reads 6 comments

  7. Seahawks vs. Lions: Spread Info, Line and Predictions

    The Sunday afternoon matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions features two teams coming off tough divisional losses...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 1,303 reads 1 comments

  8. The Complete Bettor's Guide to NFL Week 8

    Admit it. You're going to watch the NFL games this week, so why not figure out a few ways to counter all the money spent on beer, wings and pizza? Plus, let's be honest, how much ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 3,115 reads 1 comments

  9. Buying or Selling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a Playoff Team?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not gone softly into that good night. In fact, they might have something to say come playoff time. They came into Thursday night with only two wins against four losses...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 917 reads 21 comments

  10. Why the Buccaneers Should Build Team Around Doug Martin, Not Josh Freeman

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently making a statement against the surprising Minnesota Vikings . Doug Martin is a big reason for that. Through halftime of the Thursday night game, Martin had toted the rock 16 times for 111 yards...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 1,343 reads 48 comments

  11. Predicting Which Declining NFL Veterans Will Be Replaced by Rookies in 2013

    Get yourself a jacket, my friend. The NFL is a cold place. If you aren't producing right now, then you'll be on your arse right away. There are many different reasons that a veteran can be replaced, but the most common culprit is age and/or cost...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 163 reads 1 comments

  12. Jordy Nelson: Pros and Cons of Benching Packers Star WR in Fantasy Week 8

    Injuries suck. Whether on your fantasy team or your favorite team, injuries can derail an entire season. Ask the 2008 New England Patriots ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 4,597 reads 10 comments

  13. Week 8 Picks Against the Spread for Every NFL Game

    I backed off in prior installments of my NFL picks against the spread, making comparisons to running backs and basically saying that my time will come. No longer. My picks haven't been as terrible as the record...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 141,406 reads 80 comments

  14. The Latest Buzz Around Odds, Spreads and Lines for NFL Week 8

    My NFL picks against the spread haven't gone particularly well so far this year. Not sure why that is, but there is still over half a season left. So we should certainly see what Vegas is thinking in regards to Week 8...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 1,981 reads 1 comments

  15. Benching of Trent Richardson Further Proof Pat Shurmur Not the Answer for Browns

    Pat Shurmur wants out of the Cleveland Browns organization. What other possible reason could there be for benching first-round pick Trent Richardson? Shurmur pointed out that Richardson wasn't " effective " (h/t Josh Alper )...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 3,641 reads 59 comments

  16. Why Paying Big Money to CBs Makes No Sense

    There are few positions in the NFL where teams should invest large amounts of cash, and cornerback isn't one of them. Teams will always overpay for premium players, but they're missing the point...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 183 reads 0 comments

  17. Jerome Simpson and the NFL's 10 Best-Kept Secrets

    The NFL is not the NBA. The great teams aren't built on the backs of stars, but rather on the shoulders of people who garner less credit than they deserve. No more. It's time these men got the recognition that they have earned...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 750 reads 1 comments

  18. Why Fred Davis Injury Should Prompt Redskins to Re-Sign Chris Cooley

    The Washington Redskins have finally been bitten by the injury bug, which means they should bring in an old, familiar face to get them through these tough times. Wait, what? They've already had catastrophic injuries to major contributors? Yikes...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 3,470 reads 13 comments

  19. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    The first round of NFL games were so fun, the league decided to add a second! Here, we'll be focusing on the action of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders game. The Raiders were listed by bovada ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 6,892 reads 10 comments

  20. Even Stick 'Em Substance Can't Save San Diego Chargers' Season

    I was once a believer who was taken in by these San Diego Chargers . I believed that Philip Rivers had regained his elite status. I believed that the defensive line could carry the rest of the unit...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 1,815 reads 14 comments

  21. World Series Schedule: Dates and TV Info for Every Game

    The Fall Classic is mere days away. After months of speculation, hitting streaks, controversial calls and double plays, the MLB champion will finally be crowned. The Detroit Tigers were quite eager to get to the final series...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  22. South Carolina vs. Florida: 6 Gators Who Must Excel for Win

    Every week is the big week in the SEC. You can't take that trip to the orchard that your girlfriend is bugging you about without missing another top-10 matchup...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 954 reads 2 comments

  23. NFL Predictions Week 7: Why the Browns Will Start a Win Streak vs. Colts

    It's official: The Cleveland Browns will not go 0-16 this year. In fact, they're about to start a win streak against the Indianapolis Colts . This basically qualifies as a playoff victory in Cleveland these days...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 1,839 reads 12 comments

  24. Fantasy Football Week 7: Flops You Must Give One More Shot

    Whenever a relationship has reached the point of no return, it's best to cut ties and move on as opposed to dragging everything out. But every once in awhile, there is that one extra shot that leads to eternal bliss...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 496 reads 0 comments

  25. Manny Pacquiao: How Floyd Mayweather Has Impacted Pac-Man's Career

    Without ever fighting him, Floyd Mayweather has had a tremendous impact on Manny Pacquiao's career. Pac -Man may want to seriously consider sending Mayweather a fruit basket...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about almost 2 years ago 11,463 reads 62 comments