1. BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Oregon or Colonial Bank's Lowder vs. Nike's Knight?

    I confess that I read Michael Rosenberg's outstanding story on the University of Oregon's football program and Nike's Phil Knight in Sports Illustrated and was blown away by the article itself and the subject matter...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 2,278 reads 4 comments

  2. Sport Opinion and Predictions: Journalism Standards for Writing Opinions

    I recently wrote two articles on the St. Louis Rams. They were, respectively, on possible changes in the Rams personnel, location and alignment , and a trade for or the acquisition of Peyton Manning by the Rams...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,239 reads 25 comments

  3. NFL Rumors: Would St. Louis Owner Kroenke Trade Sam Bradford for Peyton Manning?

    Stan Kroenke's new majority interest in the St. Louis Rams will be a strong motivator to examine the financial status of his team in the harsh light of the last few games...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 4,914 reads 80 comments

  4. Seattle Seahawks from the Emerald City in NFL Playoffs' Land of Oz

    All you have to do is understand Seattle to understand the Seattle Seahawks and their fans. Seattle is the Emerald City. Very green, just like in the Wizard of Oz—and very odd in many ways...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 654 reads 8 comments

  5. North Carolina Football: Tar Heels Looking Forward To Next Year

    It would have been foolish, given the circumstances, to have said (even halfway into the season) that we look forward to Tar Heel football next year...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,810 reads 7 comments

  6. NFL Rumors: Are St. Louis Rams' Staff, Quarterback, Realignment Moves Certain?

    Are the St. Louis Rams the NFL's worst team, or was last night's Sunday Night Football Rams game against the Seattle Seahawks game just a bad game? It seems certain that last ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 2,947 reads 93 comments

  7. UNC Tar Heels and Tennessee Volunteers in Music City Bowl: True Grit

    College football 2010. Yesterday was perhaps the most unusual bowl day in college history. The Salute in the Pinstripe Bowl, the first bowl game played in New York in 48 years, ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 749 reads 3 comments

  8. Philadelphia Eagles-Minnesota Vikings Showed Limitations of Michael Vick Craze

    Let's face facts. Michael Vick is a bit like Doug Flutie. Eastern Establishment press favorite, undersized and a scrambler caused by little ability to see over larger linemen...

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  9. Saints vs. Falcons: Atlanta Remains Best Team in NFC Despite Loss to New Orleans

    Monday Night Football was a return to the 1970s. Two teams played largely short ball chunk, bump and run, and blitz all night as the fate of the game was decided by a botched snap and a fumble on second down from the 1-yard line...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 574 reads 33 comments

  10. NFC's Super Bowl Team and MVP: Atlanta Falcons and Matt Ryan Make Sense

    The upcoming NFL Monday Night game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints is certain to sort out the NFC favorites for many making predictions for the NFL Super Bowl...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 810 reads 1 comments

  11. Tom Brady: Why the NFL's Best Quarterback in History Must Win the MVP Award

    When this season is over, we will all have our excuses for why the NFL's best quarterback in history did not win the MVP award in this, his finest season. Leave aside the statistics...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,377 reads 28 comments

  12. Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki: Best Hitter in Major League Baseball History

    Ichiro Suzuki recently proved he is the greatest hitter in Major League Baseball history. He had his 200th hit for the 10th straight year in the United States. This is a feat no hitter has ever achieved...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 3,625 reads 8 comments

  13. North Carolina Tar Heels: TJ Yates Heisman Candidate?

    Over the next few weeks, UNC's quarterback TJ Yates has to emerge as a Heisman Candidate. He may have to do it without any fanfare from UNC as they are mired in an NCAA investigation that could spell trouble for the school for some time...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,001 reads 6 comments

  14. Jewels and Travel: How the UNC Tar Heels Gave Up on Enforcement

    According to Dick Baddour —the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) athletic director—the NCAA violations just disclosed UNC Tar Heels defensive tackle Marvin ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 674 reads 2 comments

  15. University of Tennessee Entangled in Web of Bruce Pearl Lies to NCAA

    After Friday's confession by University of Tennessee Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl that he had lied to the NCAA, there was little that needed to be said...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 2,436 reads 32 comments

  16. U.S. Open 2010 Men's Finals: Rafael Nadal Wins, Owns Career Grand Slam

    It was not clean. It was often far from pretty. But it was as expected. More power, more pace, and more mistakes meant a win for Rafael Nadal over Novak Djokovic. In the end, Nadal forced so many mistakes...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 8,135 reads 33 comments

  17. 2010 U.S. Open Tennis: We Should All Say "Goodbye, Mr. Chips!" To Roger Federer

    Roger Federer, emotionless and seemingly without a pulse, orchestrated a third set whose mastery was unmatched in any previous U.S. Open Semifinals...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 3,276 reads 56 comments

  18. UNC Tar Heels Football: Is Support for Head Coach Butch Davis Waning?

    Nothing apart from a tutor who also tutored his son has directly touched UNC head football coach Butch Davis so far. Yet, at a university as academically prominent as UNC in Chapel Hill, no coach will escape consideration of dismissal...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 1,826 reads 7 comments

  19. 2010 U.S. Open Tennis: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the Movies

    It was clear from the outset that Rafael Nadal had the easy way to the Finals. The results yesterday merely confirmed that no decent challenger has stood in his way from the beginning...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 2,881 reads 28 comments

  20. 2010 U.S. Open Tennis: Roger Federer Still on Course With All-Swiss Final

    Tennis in the wind is a funny game. Toss the ball too high, and it moves more. Hit the ball high, and it sails or stops and drops...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 3,380 reads 10 comments

  21. U.S. Open Tennis 2010 Schedule: Five Key Storylines to Watch Wednesday

    The top storyline of the 2010 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament so far will be the match today between Roger Federer and Robin Soderling. Yet there are so many stories, including some that are anticipated over the next few days...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 116 reads 23 comments

  22. U.S. Open 2010: Breaking Down Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

    There is a lot to rejoice about today. Roger Federer is still on track to meet Rafael Nadal after his straight three set win over the No. 12 seed Jurgen Melzer...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 61 reads 65 comments

  23. 2010 U.S. Open Men's Tennis: Will We See Single Nation Finals Again?

    We have the Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer rivalry still alive. But so are two or more players from three countries. While France had some chances, it did not have the ranked players that Spain enjoys in the U...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 1,303 reads 21 comments

  24. U.S. Open 2010: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and John Isner Highlight Men's Draw

    As usual, you can catch Tennis Channel, CBS television and USOpen.org Internet transmissions throughout the day. While three of today's US Open Tennis matches are highlighted below, this could prove to be the best day for the Men's Draw so far...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 2,422 reads 16 comments

  25. UNC vs. LSU: Tar Heels' Astounding Comeback Gives Hope for Season

    UNC fans had few good things to reflect on in the second quarter of last night's Chick-Fil-A football game. Trailing by 20 points by halftime, the real deficit became obvious by then...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 4 years ago 1,220 reads 6 comments