1. NBA Summer League 2012: Players to Watch

    NBA Summer League 2012 is officially in full swing. Many current NBA players have played on these hallowed floors including Jeremy Lin and Dwight Howard ...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about over 2 years ago 1,933 reads 6 comments

  2. Jeremy Lin in Focus: How Lin's Departure Can Bring Chris Paul to New York

    As most major media outlets are reporting today , the New York Knicks are not planning to match Houston ’s offer sheet for Jeremy Lin ...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about over 2 years ago 2,677 reads 10 comments

  3. World Football Summer Transfer Rumors: Alexis Sanchez, Neymar, and Fabregas

    Rather than list the summer transfer rumors, which you can easily obtain from other sources, I thought it worthwhile to discuss the feasibility of the transfers being discussed...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about over 3 years ago 2,518 reads 6 comments

  4. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Man U: Top 10 Clubs in the World: March 21, 2011

    The final eight Champions League clubs are now known. The ties are as follows: Real Madrid vs. Spurs (April 5, 2011) Inter vs. Schalke (April 5, 2011) Chelsea vs. Manchester United (April 6, 2011) Barcelona vs...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 2,011 reads 19 comments

  5. Cristiano Ronaldo: A Study in Greatness

    One of the most difficult aspects of being a writer is the struggle for objectivity. As a writer, I write because I'm passionate about football...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 453 reads 39 comments

  6. World Football: The 6 Most Accurate Goalscorers in Europe

    I thought it might be interesting to look at who the most accurate goalscorers in Europe are. I looked at players in all the major European leagues with a minimum of 20 goals and at least 100 shot attempts in all competitions this year...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 5,853 reads 27 comments

  7. World Soccer's Top 10 Club Rankings: March 14, 2011

    Due to the popularity of the slideshow format, I've decided to add it to the Top 10 Club Rankings going forward...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 2,385 reads 16 comments

  8. World Soccer's Top 10 Club Rankings: March 7, 2011

    Every week, I spend some time playing around with the methodology I use to calculate these rankings. It dawned on me, that we already have a ranking (calculated by UEFA) that ranks the best teams in terms of their performances in Europe this season...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 14,906 reads 6 comments

  9. World Soccer: Top 10 World Club Rankings: February 28, 2011

    Update Since I last published this ranking on Valentine's Day, a lot has happened. Barcelona has found its stride (domestically), even after a surprise 2-1 loss to Arsenal in their Round of 16 Champions League matchup...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 332 reads 18 comments

  10. Carmelo Anthony Rumors: New York, New Jersey, Denver...Europe?

    As the various news outlets compete in a never-ending duel of bylines, the truth of the matter is that we've all grown weary over the whole sad affair...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 153 reads 0 comments

  11. World Soccer: Top 10 World Club Rankings

    If you are interested in the methodology I used to calculate these rankings, please let me know and I will provide it. In short, I looked at the top 15 leagues in Europe and weighted them by their UEFA coefficients to determine league strength...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 2,983 reads 36 comments

  12. NBA All-Star Game 2.0: An Assist from the NHL

    We stand at a crossroads. Despite the incredible talent, the NBA All-Star Weekend is boring. As a kid (in the 80s and early 90s), I remember sitting transfixed to the television for the entire weekend...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  13. Financial Fair Play: The Financial Lanscape Of European Football

    On Thursday, May 27, 2010, UEFA's Executive Committee unanimously approved the new UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 401 reads 6 comments

  14. Barcelona Transfers: Cesc Fabregas or Denilson?

    There's been speculation ever since Spain won the World Cup that Cesc Fabregas was set for a move back to Barcelona...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 1,903 reads 45 comments

  15. LeBron James: Could King James Really Win the MVP Again?

    By definition, the Most Valuable Player award is awarded to the player who is "most valuable" to his team...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 4 years ago 1,474 reads 35 comments

  16. Messi, Ronaldo or Tevez: Who Is the Best Goal Scorer in Europe?

    Strongest Division in Europe It’s generally accepted that the top four divisions in European football are: England, Spain, Germany, and Italy. UEFA calculates weightings (coefficients) of the top leagues in Europe every two years...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about almost 5 years ago 1,479 reads 5 comments

  17. Champions League 2.0: A Recipe For Fixing the Club World Cup

    Yesterday, Tim Vickery of the BBC wrote an excellent article about the Club World Cup entitled "World Club Cup deserves respect". I highly recommend you read the article here: http://www...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 231 reads 3 comments

  18. Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta Nominated For FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Telegram from Sepp Blatter to FIFA Ballon d’Or voters: Messi, Xavi and Iniesta. Stop. Three from Barcelona. Stop. Russia and Qatar. Stop. FIFA is corrupt. Stop. England is arrogant...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 1,922 reads 13 comments

  19. Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: Stat Talk

    Lionel Messi is the best football player in the world. His technical brilliance was on full display in El Clasico as Barcelona crushed Real Madrid 5-0...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 7,398 reads 12 comments

  20. FIFA Under-20 World Cup Part I: Let's Look At UEFA Under-19's For Clues

    Despite its many issues, FIFA does the best job of any sport I know of keeping all the matches around the world relevant. Whether at the club or national level, the implications of any match are usually far-reaching...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 458 reads 1 comments

  21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook Speeds Past Pacers in 110-106 OT Win

    Last night it wasn't Kevin Durant but Russell Westbrook who willed Oklahoma City to victory. The Thunder beat the Pacers last night 110-106 in OT at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 886 reads 10 comments

  22. Tottenham Hotspur: Who Should They Target In The January Transfer Window?

    Despite their remarkable success in the Champions League, and their come-from-behind away win at Arsenal last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur need help. Harry Rednapp typically plays a 4-4-2 formation: 4 defenders, 4 midfielders, and 2 forwards...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 860 reads 17 comments

  23. World Football: Rating The Top 100 Young Players on The Planet Right Now

    If you're anything like me, you're always curious about who the top young talents are in the world of football. Unfortunately, none of the major media outlets keeps track of these players...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 3,259 reads 2 comments

  24. NBA Rankings: Who Are the League's Best Young Players?

    I'm in the process of writing a piece for Bleacher Report on the top 50 young soccer players in the world which should be out this weekend. It got me thinking that it might be fun to do something like this for the NBA...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 1,351 reads 8 comments

  25. NBA Power Rankings: Top 15 Most Difficult Guys To Keep Out Of The Lane in NBA

    Have you ever been ready to throw your remote at the TV because someone on the opposing team keeps getting into the lane at will? Since hand checking was outlawed a few seasons ago, ...

    Jason Douglas Written by Jason Douglas about 4 years ago 3,712 reads 46 comments