1. If He Didn't Exist: Calvin Johnson

    If you were to ask 100 people who the best receiver in the NFL is, you would get 99 people saying " Calvin Johnson " and one person who thinks his team's receiver is just way under-rated ...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 2 years ago 146 reads 27 comments

  2. Has the Phrase "Defense Wins Championships" Become Obsolete in the NFL?

    Throughout the history of the NFL , defense has always reigned supreme. When you look at the old days of football, all of the great squad nicknames have come from great defenses...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 2 years ago 576 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA Game of the Night: Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies

    Tonight's big game doesn't exactly have the punch that most nights have, but somehow the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies have turned a game between two teams who should be struggling into the current No...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 2 years ago 368 reads 5 comments

  4. NBA Game of the Night: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers

    The NBA is well into it's long, 66-game season, and tonight we get a big treat as the Los Angeles Clippers , A.K.A Lob City, take on the Oklahoma City Thunder , A.K.A Kevin Durant and that point guard who takes way too many shots...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 2 years ago 745 reads 3 comments

  5. State of the NBA: Week 1 Power Rankings

    The NBA opened up with a bang on Christmas Day. The first game was a two-point nail-biter between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics that ended with Kevin Garnett trying to choke Knicks player Bill Walker...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 2 years ago 1,143 reads 2 comments

  6. Duane 'Bang' Ludwig Recognized by UFC for Fastest Knockout in UFC History

    On January 16, 2006, Duane "Bang" Ludwig fought his second career fight in the UFC against Jonathan Goulet. The fight was quick, and in fact it was the quickest in UFC history...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 2 years ago 453 reads 1 comments

  7. Chicago Bears: Stop the Presses; Josh McCown Doesn't Completely Suck

    The Bears finally made the decision to bench Pro Bowler Caleb Hanie for some insane reason, citing that nine interceptions and a 41.8 QB rating in four games isn't what a starter is supposed to do...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 2 years ago 870 reads 0 comments

  8. The State of the NBA: Season Opener Power Rankings

    For a while it didn't look like it was going to happen, but even though the NBA season has been shortened to 66 games, fans are still excited for opening day on Christmas...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about almost 3 years ago 639 reads 2 comments

  9. Breaking Down the Bulls: Are There Any Weak Spots in Chicago This Season?

    The NBA season is just days away, and basketball fans are beyond excited after early indications pointed to a missed season...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about almost 3 years ago 1,068 reads 8 comments

  10. Chicago Bears: Lovie Smith Goes from One Horrible Quarterback to Another

    For the last four weeks, Caleb Hanie has done his best to help the Bears season implode. Lovie Smith has had enough of it, even though it is likely that the results won't be any better...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about almost 3 years ago 182 reads 4 comments

  11. Chicago Bears Make Late-Season Push for Jay Cutler's MVP Campaign

    The Chicago Bears , while lead by Jay Cutler, had become one of the best teams in the NFL . They were considered a top-five team in the entire NFL and a legitimate contender to defeat the Green Bay Packers on Christmas Day...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about almost 3 years ago 1,874 reads 10 comments

  12. Detroit Lions' Definition of "Physical" Might Not Gel with the Rest of the NFL

    After watching the Chicago Bears ' 37-13 drumming of the Detroit Lions , it looked as though the Lions were perfectly fine with the way that they played and were ready to blame it all on the wind...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about almost 3 years ago 52 reads 4 comments

  13. NFL Season Preview: NFC North

    The NFC North is going to be one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL this season. The Green Bay Packers , Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions are all talented teams capable of taking over the division...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 3 years ago 506 reads 5 comments

  14. UFC 133 Predictions: Does Tito Ortiz Continue His Comeback?

    UFC 133 has been talked about as the most cursed card of all time. The main event was originally slated to be Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans. Jones, however, was forced to withdraw from the card because of a possible surgery...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 3 years ago 358 reads 0 comments

  15. Revisiting Jay Cutler to the Bears: Who Really Came out on Top?

    During the 2009 offseason, the Chicago Bears made a blockbuster trade that brought Jay Cutler and a fifth-round pick to Chicago in return for Kyle Orton , two first-round picks, and a third-rounder...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 3 years ago 1,505 reads 9 comments

  16. NFL Update: Chicago Bears in Search of a Diamond in the Rough

    The Chicago Bears have decided that rather than go out and look for big named guys like Nnamdi Asomugha, they would look for players who fit their system, can come in for cheap, and produce at a high level...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 3 years ago 443 reads 0 comments

  17. Ranking the UFC Divisions: Which Division Is Really the Best?

    This is a hotly contested subject among many in the MMA community. Like the AFC vs. NFC debate in football, Eastern vs. Western conferences in basketball, and the AL vs...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 3 years ago 1,105 reads 8 comments

  18. Changing of the Guard: The New Contenders in the UFC Welterweight Division

    At the top of the welterweight division (170 lbs), there is a group of fighters who have been at the top for a while. Recently, however, there has been a new group of fighters coming up the ranks...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 3 years ago 828 reads 2 comments

  19. Chicago Cubs 2011 Season Preview: Plenty of Upside in Young Guns

    This article is also available at theperspective.yardbarker.com The Chicago Cubs have spent the past few years treading water in the middle of Major League Baseball...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 3 years ago 653 reads 0 comments

  20. UFC and Strikeforce Have Rare Opportunity To Do What No MMA Organization Has

    Recently Zuffa, the parent company of MMA juggernaut UFC, acquired what is widely considered the No. 2 organization in MMA—Strikeforce. With the purchase, Zuffa has to create something that every major sport has, but MMA doesn't...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 3 years ago 818 reads 10 comments

  21. Aaron Rodgers Leads Green Bay Packers to Super Bowl XLV Victory

    (This article is coming out so late because I am also doing it for a Communications class at my University. If editors could be very careful when editing and also work on the format and order of the story it would be a very big help to me...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 3 years ago 411 reads 0 comments

  22. 2011 NFL Draft: With the First Pick, the Carolina Panthers Select...

    The time has come again to begin looking ahead to the NFL Draft. The NFC and AFC Championship games have come and passed and most teams are in offseason mode right now. So let's take a look, team by team, at who will go where in the 2011 NFL Draft...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 3 years ago 2,765 reads 27 comments

  23. Chicago Bears: After the Dust Settles, How Will the Team Fix Offensive Issues?

    The Chicago Bears looked downright awful for three quarters of their final game of the season against the Green Bay Packers , but were able to keep it close and only lose by seven with a good shot to push for overtime at the end...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 3 years ago 131 reads 0 comments

  24. Derrick Rose: Best Player in the NBA?

    The Chicago Bulls are having an outstanding season, despite rarely getting to play with their inside players completely healthy. They began the season without Carlos Boozer, their big offseason pickup...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 3 years ago 2,189 reads 10 comments

  25. Just How Legit Are the Chicago Bears?

    With the Philadelphia Eagles surprising loss to Joe Webb and the Minnesota Vikings , the Chicago Bears are secured at least the #2 seed in the playoffs and still have an outside ...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about over 3 years ago 1,028 reads 10 comments