1. 7 Things the Average NFL Fan Should Understand About the Game

    Football is a complex sport, but it isn't chess, lest it be inaccessible to the masses. Still, there are aspects of the game that tend to hover over the average fan's head...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 4,616 reads 31 comments

  2. Predicting Which NFL Players on New Teams Will Make the Biggest Impacts

    As we look ahead, across the vast expanse between the end of minicamp and the beginning of training camp, let us pause and reflect on free agency...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 36,253 reads 142 comments

  3. The Most Impressive Players Thus Far in NFL Minicamps

    Minicamp season is in full bloom, giving us our final, fleeting morsels of football action before a month-long hiatus leading up to training camp. The pads are not on just yet, but several players have made waves thus far with their teams...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 25,653 reads 32 comments

  4. NBA Finals 2012: Breaking Down Three Controversial Plays from Game 2

    The NBA Finals have lived up to their billing with two riveting games that saw the Oklahoma City Thunder roar back from double-digit deficits...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 2,766 reads 29 comments

  5. Predicting 2012's Top NFL Camp Cuts

    Minicamps are all but over, and training camps do not begin in earnest until late July. I am not waiting to declare who the top training camp cuts will be when the dust settles, however...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 23,617 reads 69 comments

  6. Report Card Grades for Every NFL Team's Roster, OTA Edition

    With free agency and the draft in our rear-view mirror and training camp on the horizon, now is a great time to pause and reflect on the NFL offseason...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 25,271 reads 128 comments

  7. Definitive Winners and Losers from NFL Free Agency

    They say hindsight is 20-20. That may be so, but only after some time—the passage of time focuses the lens peering into past events...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 31,546 reads 121 comments

  8. 2012 NFL Statistics: Predictions for Every Starting Quarterback

    Statistics. Some will have you believe they mean nothing, like a certain NFL starting quarterback. While the scoreboard is what ultimately matters in football, statistics are always part of the equation...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 30,838 reads 189 comments

  9. 7 Hall of Famers Who Wouldn't Make It Through Training Camp in Today's NFL

    The NFL has changed. From the days before the forward pass to the explosive passing attacks of today, the NFL's evolution was spurred along by its legends...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 4,699 reads 17 comments

  10. London 2012: Why US Gymnast Nastia Liukin Must Deliver at Visa Championships

    The last time Nastia Liukin stepped onto the international stage as a competitive gymnast, Barack Obama had been inaugurated a few days after Charles Sullenberger landed a commercial ...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 4,880 reads 0 comments

  11. Predicting Winners and Losers for the Top 25 NFL Training Camp Battles

    Organized team activities are nearing an end, but we are one week closer to NFL training camp as a result. The anticipation grows by the day...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 179,285 reads 108 comments

  12. Breaking Down Each NFL Team's Most Intriguing Training Camp Battles

    Do you smell it? The whiff is there, just around the corner. Football is almost here. We are still mired in the doldrums of the NFL offseason, but the light at the end of the tunnel has appeared: training camp...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 52,206 reads 45 comments

  13. Today's Reality: Why Complaining About NBA Officiating Is Pointless

    The Heat just completed a 15-point comeback—the largest playoff comeback in their 24-year history—on the wings of LeBron James ' continued dominance, Dwyane Wade 's ...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 1,249 reads 37 comments

  14. London 2012: Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and 6 Storylines at Longhorn Invite

    The Longhorn Elite Invitational is one of swimming's final meets before the U.S. Olympic Trials, which are around the corner as we gear up for the 2012 Summer Games in London...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 2,332 reads 0 comments

  15. 12 NFL Players with the Highest Trade Value Heading into 2012 Training Camps

    Player trades are relatively rare in the NFL , unless you are the Philadelphia Eagles or Seattle Seahawks. If you are an avid fantasy-football participant, you know how difficult it can be to make a trade...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 41,420 reads 88 comments

  16. Early NFL Rookie Award Predictions

    Rookies, rookies, rookies. What else is there to talk about in May? Aside from all the courtroom drama, that is. Much earlier, I dissected and graded the draft for each team...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 47,459 reads 219 comments

  17. Early Top 50 Big Board for Fantasy Football Drafts

    Fantasy football draft season is around the corner in redraft formats. If you have not already begun preparing for fantasy football season, now would be a good time as we are trapped in the doldrums of minicamps and organized team activities...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 5,617 reads 32 comments

  18. 2012 NFL Draft: Predicting Statistics for Each NFL Team's First-Round Pick

    The aura of the 2012 NFL draft is fading, leaving us impatiently awaiting training camp and the preseason. In the meantime, rookie roles are becoming clearer as they sign contracts and participate in minicamps and organized team activities...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 10,073 reads 39 comments

  19. Every NFL Team's Realistic Best-Case Scenario Outcome in 2012

    We are in the doldrums of the offseason—if you can believe that with news like Jonathan Vilma's lawsuit and Ed Reed's potential retirement coming out on a regular basis—making this a good time to pause and evaluate teams...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 2,645 reads 9 comments

  20. 25 Things We're Looking Forward to in the 2012 NFL Season

    The 2011 offseason was filled with drama. From the lockout to the mad scramble for free agents, there was plenty of drama to be had. So much so, this year could never match it, right? Wrong...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 5,354 reads 17 comments

  21. The Best Player at Each Position in NFL History

    History is a better judge of merit than the present. In some cases the glow of recent achievement masks a lesser player. In others, perceived stagnation drags their perception down...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 7,303 reads 1 comments

  22. Predicting the Final Miami Dolphins' 2012 53-Man Roster

    Free agency is all but over. The draft is done. Jeff Ireland was panned for free agency and praised for his draft. Minicamps are rolling and training camp is on the horizon. We can almost taste preseason football...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 7,669 reads 11 comments

  23. Predicting the Top 3 NFL Rookies at Every Position in 2012

    Predicting rookie production can be tricky business . Opportunity typically trumps talent for them—rookies will not perform much sitting on the bench, no matter how much talent they possess...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 99,021 reads 249 comments

  24. The Most Irreplaceable Player on Every NFL Roster

    Dan Marino. Jerry Rice. Throughout the years, the NFL has seen countless players who were indispensable to their teams. In today's pass-happy NFL, no position is more important than the quarterback...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 12,128 reads 76 comments

  25. Top 25 Fantasy Football Sleepers for 2012

    Indeed, it's early May, but it's never too early for fantasy football. With the calming of free agency and the glow from the draft fading, we have settled into rookie minicamps and organized team activities...

    Alessandro Miglio Written by Alessandro Miglio about 2 years ago 24,104 reads 20 comments