1. Sam Bradford Does Not Deserve AP Offensive Rookie Of The Year Honors

    Like with so many other end of the season awards, the AP voters got it terribly wrong when they gave St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford their Rookie of the Year award...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 3,256 reads 50 comments

  2. Josh Freeman and Matt Ryan Both Legitimately Improved to Varying Degrees

    Although I am on record as doubting that the complete National Football League careers of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 628 reads 0 comments

  3. Marcin Gortat: The Orlando Magic's Junk Is the Phoenix Suns' Treasure

    Let this be a lesson to all NBA teams. When a player with the résumé that Marcin Gortat possesses comes to you and demands more minutes and more shots, you find a ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,327 reads 4 comments

  4. Los Angeles Lakers Strongest, Boston Celtics Most Susceptible in Back-to-Backs

    Grinding out back-to-back games is the most grueling aspect of an NBA season, and performance in back-to-back games provides an excellent barometer for determining which teams are the most consistently dominant...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 360 reads 5 comments

  5. Colin Kaepernick's NFL Draft Prospects: The Prestige of Colin Kaepernick

    Nothing does revisionist history or illusion quite like college football's Senior Bowl. In the span of one week that is filled with a handful of practices and one meaningless ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,638 reads 10 comments

  6. St. John's Basketball: Is the Team Really Better Off With Steve Lavin?

    Nineteen games into the 2010-11 season and into basketball head coach Steve Lavin's tenure, it certainly does not seem like St...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,153 reads 14 comments

  7. Rick Neuheisel: UCLA Football Needs To Put Its Coach on Notice

    The usual instances that lead to a college football program hiring a new coach are if the former coach retires voluntarily, if the former coach leaves and takes a coaching job somewhere ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,116 reads 15 comments

  8. NBA Draft: Re-Drafting The 2010 First Round With What We Know Now

    More than halfway through the 2010-11 NBA regular season, some teams are no doubt looking at the rookies they selected in the 2010 NBA Draft and experiencing drafter's remorse...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 143 reads 52 comments

  9. Orlando Magic Are a Better Team Since Their Trades

    So far, 16 games after the trades in which the Orlando Magic acquired Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Richardson, Gilbert Arenas and Earl Clark, and shipped out Mickael Pietrus, Marcin Gortat, ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 586 reads 1 comments

  10. Jake Locker's NFL Draft Prospects: Don't Waste Your Draft Pick

    Along with trying to determine the meaning of life, one of our civilization's greatest mysteries is how anyone could still think former University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker is a viable NFL quarterback prospect...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,700 reads 9 comments

  11. Ryan Mallett's NFL Draft Prospects: Will the Real Ryan Mallett Please Stand Up?

    Like his quarterback colleague Cameron Newton , former University of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett's collegiate career raises more questions than it provides answers, and before ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,649 reads 7 comments

  12. Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Would a Deal Involving OJ Mayo Be More Attractive?

    If the source quoted is correct that the Denver Nuggets have no interest in trading for Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo, then the Nuggets franchise is indeed making the correct decision...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 384 reads 0 comments

  13. Cameron Newton's NFL Prospects: Are We Sure He Is Even That Good?

    There is no denying that former Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton turned in a fantastic 2010 season, one well deserving of a Heisman Trophy. In 14 games, Newton completed 66.1 percent of his passes, gained an extraordinary 10...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 708 reads 12 comments

  14. NFL Playoffs: Predicting Upsets Using Teams' Home and Road Splits

    Due to the NFL playoffs' single elimination format, even more so than in the regular season, how well a team performs at home or how well a team performs on the road can be the ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 7,988 reads 3 comments

  15. Blaine Gabbert's NFL Prospects: What Kind of Pro Quarterback Will He Be?

    To borrow a scene from Anchorman , when former University of Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert declared he would forgo his senior season to enter the 2011 NFL Draft, I thought he was kidding and that it was all a joke...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 2,335 reads 12 comments

  16. Dallas Mavericks: Why Dirk Nowitzki and Co. Won't Miss Caron Butler

    Richie Adubato, former Dallas Mavericks head coach and current radio analyst for the Orlando Magic, believes something no one else should...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,544 reads 13 comments

  17. Auburn Tigers Will Win BCS Title: Here Is Why

    Most would agree that the Auburn Tigers and the Oregon Ducks are the two best college football teams in the nation...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 466 reads 1 comments

  18. Georgetown Hoyas' Offensive Efficiency Is Not Predicated Upon Tempo

    SI.com's Luke Winn is a great college basketball writer. He does copious amounts of research, has a great understanding of advanced basketball statistics and comes up with interesting topics to discuss in his articles...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 238 reads 0 comments

  19. Kellen Moore the Latest in Long Line of Great Boise State Quarterbacks

    Few may think of Boise State as such, but it has quietly turned into a factory that consistently manufactures excellent college quarterbacks...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,249 reads 1 comments

  20. Garrett Gilbert and John Brantley Demonstrate How Not To Follow a Legend

    Following a legend is no easy feat as University of Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert and University of Florida quarterback John Brantley can now attest to after equally disastrous seasons...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 741 reads 3 comments

  21. Andre Iguodala Trade Rumors: Why the Philadelphia 76ers Should Let Iggy Go

    Looking at how the Philadelphia 76ers ' roster is currently constituted, it is difficult to imagine a future where they can emerge as one of the Eastern Conference's elite teams...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 4,592 reads 0 comments

  22. Paul Pierce Is Right About Celtics-Knicks Rivalry From His Standpoint

    When Boston Celtics guard Paul Pierce stated that the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks did not have a rivalry currently going, he can be forgiven since he was merely suffering ...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 797 reads 2 comments

  23. Les Miles Has Virtually Matched Everything Nick Saban Did At LSU

    The next time someone questions LSU Tigers head football coach Les Miles' coaching acumen, he should ask them what else they expect from him...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 1,521 reads 17 comments

  24. Steve Johnson and Jacob Tamme: Why Their NFL Production Is Not Surprising

    Seemingly out of nowhere, former University of Kentucky teammates, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson and Indianapolis Colts tight end Jacob Tamme, have exploded onto the NFL landscape this season...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 890 reads 0 comments

  25. Matt Cassel and Dwayne Bowe's Improved Play Key to Kansas City Chiefs' Success

    The Kansas City Chiefs' vast improvement on offense that has the team currently sitting atop the AFC West standings has arrived via two avenues, one expected and one less expected but extremely promising for the future...

    David Barbour Written by David Barbour about over 3 years ago 689 reads 0 comments