1. 2008 MLB Preview: NL East

    In all respects, the entire National League was flat out weird last season.The New York Mets spent an entire month forgetting how to win, and ended up getting supplanted by the Phillies in their quest for the 2007 NL East division title...

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  2. Curtis Joseph: Rising from the Ashes

    Ladies and gentlemen, CuJo is back.Well, let's face it—he's been back since January 17th, but with last night's win, Joseph has allowed a smidgen of his memory to enter fans' minds once again...

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  3. Hope Springs Eternal (Unfortunately) in Toronto for the Maple Leafs

    Don't look now, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to prove everyone wrong, and eyeing one of the final playoff spots in the East...

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  4. NHL Trade Deadline: Hitting You When You Least Expect It

    I'll admit it—today's NHL Trade Deadline was weird.I mean, I've been confused before but the amount of times I ask "why" had me thinking I was back in grade eleven physics...

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  5. Mats Sundin: Forever With the Toronto Maple Leafs...and Leafs Nation

    The Captain of the ship is never the first one off the Titanic—Glenn Healey, February 1st. And with that, the stage was set for Mats Sundin to remain a Maple Leaf...

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  6. Forgotten Blue Jay: Shannon Stewart Returns to the Coop

    And I thought it would never happen again.I was too shy back in 1998 to approach this man for an autograph—after all, he's a professional athlete who had already made his way through ...

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  7. Maple Leafs: Alex Steen To Bleed Blue and White for Two More Years

    I thought about taking the next few days off, I really did.I figured, "Hey, why not be like Bill Simmons post-Super Bowl XLII and just mysteriously go AWOL for a few days...

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  8. The Toronto Maple Leafs: Confusion and Commitment

    The Toronto Maple Leafs may have had the wrong GM. They may have the wrong ownership, fans who are optimistic one minute and pessimistic the next, and one of the most disorganized front offices in the league...

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  9. 2008 MLB Preview: AL West

    The AL West is boring. There I said it.I mean, what kind of division has four teams? Honestly, how can you be excited about a team that goes through a fire-sale every three years?The A’s ...

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  10. NHL and NBA 'Family Day': What Are They Doing Right Now?

    To those from Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario: Happy Family Day.To our neighbours to the South: Happy President's Day.To professional athletes everywhere: Business as usual...

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  11. The Toronto Maple Leafs: Reading from the Book of Raptors

    I sat down at my kitchen table this morning, poured my cereal, and opened the paper to right where I always do on Sundays: Steve Simmons and his Simmons Says article...

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  12. Desperate Times in Toronto for the Maple Leafs

    The headline on TSN reads Islanders Damage Leafs Playoff Hopes—at least someone's keeping the faith.Hell, even John Ferguson Jr...

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  13. 2008 MLB Preview: The AL Central

    The great thing about sports is that no one's ever happy.Someone is always using the wrong stats, picking on the wrong team, using the wrong reasons to pick on that team, or just angry that their team has to take a few steps backwards...

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  14. Ottawa Senators: Wheelin' and Dealin' with the Carolina Hurricanes

    There was a trade this afternoon in the NHL—and it didn't involve anyone named Hossa, Sundin, Campbell, or Emery...

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  15. Real Life Meets Sports: Richard Zednik's Sunday Night

    Every so often an event happens that reminds us that a sport is the same now as it was when we were kids: it's still just a gameThere are those of us who are lucky enough to be blessed with ...

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  16. Maple Leafs Future: Blue and White Discomfort

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are back to their old ways: beating up on the good teams and losing to the beatable ones.This time around, though, it's a little different.Granted, no one should lose to the Florida Panthers 8-0...

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  17. 2008 MLB Preview: The AL East

    Well, we're just over nine days away from Spring Training, and Baseball Fever has struck again! Ironically, a fever is probably the cure most Red Sox fans need after the Patriots...underperformed...

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  18. Enemy Territory: What the Maple Leafs Can Learn from the Senators

    Since the lockout of 2004-05, the Toronto Maple Leafs have come out on the short end in the Battle of Ontario.In the 20 games against the Ottawa Senators since the lockout, the Leafs are 6-14 and have lost games by scores of 7-0, 8-0 and 8-2...

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  19. Super Bowl Live Blog: Counting Down to a Minute

    Well, I said I would and here it is: The Super Bowl Running Diary Featuring the New England Patriots and the New York Giants!!Before we got started last night though, I had some thoughts:1) ...

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  20. Buffalo Budget Woes: Sabres Hurt by the Salary Cap

    Jean-Pierre Dumont is a hockey trailblazer. Yesterday Dumont signed a 4-year, $16-million extension with the Nashville Predators—hardly anything resembling the lore of Lewis and Clark right? Why don't you ask the Buffalo Sabres that question...

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  21. Toronto Maple Leafs' Fans are in for a Crazy Ride

    The Leafs are like a bad sketch comedy show: They use all the same gags, they lack a quality supporting cast, and now that cast is falling to drug addiction problems...

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  22. Super Bowl XLII: Media Day on Bleacher Report

    Well, it's almost over. In two days, Super Bowl XLR (er...XLII) will begin, and we'll finally know which team prevails...

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  23. Super Bowl XLII: It's in the Cards for the NY Giants

    Remember in The Simpsons episode where Bart was playing bartender at Fat Tony's club and circled the table during a poker game, only to realize that every mobster was playing with a hand full of aces?I sure hope the New York Giants were taking notes...

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  24. Super Bowl XLII: Working Your Way Up

    Today is the day that we split it up. On day three of the "Super Bowl Stories You May Not Have Thought Of" Mini-Series (I probably change the name every day) we get equal coverage between the Patriots and Giants...

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  25. Larry Izzo: Steppin' Onto the Field

    Here we are, day two of five of my Super Bowl Stories You May Not Think Of.I led off yesterday with a look at Tedy Bruschi—but for today's feature, you don't have to go much farther down the depth chart...

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