1. Chicago Blackhawks: Do They Have Enough To Hold Off the Rest of the West?

    One year ago at this time, the Blackhawks were tied with the San Jose Sharks for the top spot in the Western Conference with 93 points. Fast-forward one year, and a lot has happened...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 1,130 reads 8 comments

  2. Comparing the 2005 Champions to the 2011 Chicago White Sox

    In almost all instances, preseason baseball predictions need to be taken with a grain of salt. This is especially true in examining, and trying to figure out who is going to be playing in the Fall Classic when it's all said and done...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 1,176 reads 7 comments

  3. 2011 NFL Draft: What Each Team's Philosophy Must Be This April

    Whether or not the labor negotiations end up uniting the owners and players before the beginning of next season; there will be a draft for the best of the college game in April...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 2,226 reads 17 comments

  4. New York Knicks Video: Watch Chauncey Billups Dish Out a Crazy Assist

    No one knows how this season is going to end with the crazy Eastern Conference now loaded with talent. But we got a little glimpse of two of the more talented teams on Tuesday night with the Knicks and the Magic facing off...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 1,077 reads 2 comments

  5. Vernon Gholston and the 20 Most Spectacular Busts in NFL History

    Every team has a bunch of players in their history that never lived up to the expectations that were put on them. Some teams like the Bears and Bengals seem to have an affinity for drafting the guy who won't be able to make the transition to the NFL...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 14,038 reads 21 comments

  6. NHL Trade Deadline 2011: Ranking Every Team's Playoff Chances After the Deadline

    The dust has finally settled. The trade winds have come and gone. As the regular season in the NHL nears its eventual close, it is becoming clear which teams will be in the dance...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 5,823 reads 14 comments

  7. NFL Free Agency 2011: 10 Potential Destinations For Sidney Rice

    With the future unclear for Sidney Rice it will be interesting to see if he is going to suit up for the Vikings next season; or whenever NFL football is being played...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 1,889 reads 18 comments

  8. NHL Trade Rumors: Alexei Kovalev, Bryan McCabe and the Latest Trade News

    The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired veteran right-winger Alexei Kovalev on Thursday after much speculation that a deal would in fact go down. The Senators acquired a 7th round pick in exchange for Kovalev who had a less than stellar stay in Ottawa...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 212 reads 7 comments

  9. NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Reasons Chicago Bulls Need to Make a Deal for Shooting Guard

    The hour draws near. The Chicago Bulls are reportedly in the running for a shooting guard as the NBA Trade Deadline looms...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 1,068 reads 7 comments

  10. Chicago Blackhawks: Is This the Worst Stanley Cup Hangover In the Last 10 Years?

    The 2010-2011 Chicago Blackhawks seemingly cannot find a groove. Coming off a season that saw very few impediments on the way to the Stanley Cup; many believed the 'Hawks would reach ...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 1,488 reads 5 comments

  11. NBA Power Rankings: Grading Each Title Contender's Starting Lineup

    The NBA is unlike other professional sports. It boasts dominant teams at the top that 95 percent of the time will not be knocked out the playoffs early by an average, "barely got in" team...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 3,932 reads 21 comments

  12. NFL Predictions: James Starks and the Top 20 Players Who Will Break Out in 2011

    Every season, there are players that come out of somewhat obscurity and are able to overcome the odds and have terrific seasons...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 4,355 reads 46 comments

  13. Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: 10 Most Important Factors for 'Melo Deadline Deal

    The talks regarding a possible trade featuring NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony have been ongoing since the historic summer of free agents ended in August...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 1,616 reads 7 comments

  14. MLB Trade Rumors: Johan Santana and the Top 15 Potential Midseason Trade Chips

    There's no telling which teams will make a run at the World Series next October. (Not many foresaw the Giants doing it last year.) And this season, usual suspects like the Red Sox, Phillies and Yankees remain favorites...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 2,909 reads 20 comments

  15. NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Players the Chicago Bulls Should Pursue in Trades

    If you ask the analysts and "experts" that cover the NBA every night, they will say that the Chicago Bulls are a team that are very good, but are not an elite team. Despite being currently 2...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 9,932 reads 16 comments

  16. Chicago Blackhawks: Shooting Down Trade Rumors Before They Get Legs

    Sitting at the 11 seed in the Western Conference, with 28 regular season games to go, has many Blackhawk fans starting to hyperventilate...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 2,325 reads 4 comments

  17. 2011 NFL Draft: 15 Teams One Successful Draft Pick Away From a Title Run

    In no way does one player end up winning a Super Bowl on his own; nor does one draft pick rise in one year to single-handedly win a title...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 5,396 reads 37 comments

  18. NBA Power Rankings: The Most Hated Player on Every Team in the NBA

    It's inherent in the NBA that certain players are going to get under other player's and fans' skin every year. In fact, some players make a career out of being a trouble-maker and being the player fans love to hate when they come to each city...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 39,947 reads 52 comments

  19. Phil Kessel and the Softest Players in the NHL

    It is often said that hockey players are the toughest athletes in any major professional sport. The men who take the ice and risk life and limb every night in the NHL are the best ...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 11,791 reads 20 comments

  20. College Football 2011: The Most Glaring Weaknesses of Every Top 25 Program

    With the BCS National Championship and Super Bowl behind us it would seem to many that America's obsession for football would die down and lay dormant through the Spring and Summer time...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 6,778 reads 26 comments

  21. What Are The Starters From The 2010 Orange Bowl Champion Iowa Hawkeyes Up To?

    After a season in which many Iowa fans thought they would be celebrating a Rose Bowl appearance or more, the last four months as a Iowa Hawkeye fan have not been the best of times, to say the least...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 2,036 reads 4 comments

  22. NHL Power Rankings: Troy Brouwer and 15 Underrated Power Forwards

    Go out and look at any good hockey team in the NHL. Whether it's Detroit or Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Chicago. They all have players that are willing to mix it up in the offensive zone...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 3,044 reads 15 comments

  23. Super Bowl: Ranking the Game's 40 MVP Winners by Career

    Since 1967 in the inaugural Super Bowl, there has been a player that has stood out higher than any other player in the biggest game professional football has to offer...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 9,193 reads 11 comments

  24. One Sharp Star: Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks Wins All-Star MVP

    In what has been an up-and-down season for the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, the awards continue to keep coming back to the Original Six franchise...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 981 reads 9 comments

  25. Ladd and The Former Chicago Blackhawks (Updated January)

    It has been a roller coaster type of season for the Blackhawks this season. With the All-Star Game approaching, we can look back and see that the Hawks are beginning to play better each week...

    Joe Favia Written by Joe Favia about over 3 years ago 910 reads 1 comments