1. NFL Season Preview: Cleveland Browns

    The Cleveland Browns were the NFL's big surprise last season. They went from the bottom of the barrel to one of the teams on the verge of a Super Bowl ready season. They were everything an up-and-coming team should be...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 446 reads 7 comments

  2. NFL Season Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

    The Bengals weren't good last season, but they weren't bad either. They ended the season 7-9, but they weren't stellar on defense...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 562 reads 17 comments

  3. Open Mic: Which Sport Has the Best Athletes

    Which sport has the best athletes? To me, an athlete is not just somebody that can do a tedious task for a long time, but also somebody who has a very unique skill as well in doing it...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 649 reads 6 comments

  4. NFL Season Preview: Baltimore Ravens

    I have been watching the NFL Off-season very well, getting very annoyed with my Bears and astounded by some deals—Bernard Berrian's overpricing comes to mind. I have decided to start giving previews of every NFL team...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 673 reads 2 comments

  5. Midweek Round-Up: We Are the Wild and Crazy Guys

    This is the beginning of what I plan to call the Midweek Round-Up, where I discuss all of the going-ons in sports. Some will be serious, some will be funny, B/R writers will be praised, and hopefully, it will catch your eyes...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 437 reads 1 comments

  6. Chicago Bears: An Inside Look at the Depth Chart

    Most off season moves are basically set in stone now, all the major names are off the market, and teams are ready to create their depth charts...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 491 reads 17 comments

  7. Open Mic: Joe Namath's Guarantee More Than a Great Upset

    Let's take a trip down memory lane. Pretend you are Joe Namath. Your team just made it to the first true Super Bowl. (The first two were called Super Bowl's after they were held)...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 1,250 reads 14 comments

  8. Tim Donaghy: Is He a Pimple or Tumor?

    I was listening to ESPN Radio in Chicago today, and they were talking about the Tim Donaghy's claim that Game Six of the 2002 Western Conference Finals between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers was fixed...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 700 reads 7 comments

  9. Quick Hits: Michael Strahan Retires, Cedric Benson Released

    We are now just a few weeks away from the time most NFL Training Camps open up, and some news has broke over the past few days. Here to discuss it all is NFL Guru (a little self love never hurt) Joe Willett...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 480 reads 3 comments

  10. An Exclusive Interview with Cedric Benson

    Cedric Benson has had some legal troubles this off season (to put it lightly). He has also been labeled as an underachieving bust who is about to lose his job to rookie Matt Forte...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 1,623 reads 8 comments

  11. Chicago Cubs Roundtable: Are The Cubs World Series Ready?

    The Chicago Cubs are the best team in the Majors at the latest point in the seasonsince 1908.It may be early, but if you don't start to plan now, you aren't going to be ready for the World Series...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 711 reads 10 comments

  12. Do Stats Lie? A Look Back at My First 100 Articles

    In the five and a half months that I have been a member of Bleacher Report, I have enjoyed some success. I have 32 fans who (I think) enjoy my writing and insight...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 616 reads 21 comments

  13. Star Athletes Need to Be More Like Johnny Depp

    I was watching a re-run of the MTV Movie Awards this morning (don't judge me, there is nothing on daytime TV) and besides Adam Sandler's hilarious self-loving song, I also noticed Johnny Depp receive two awards...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 1,526 reads 20 comments

  14. Rasheed Wallace Arrested at the Piggly Wiggly

    Rasheed Wallace is an emotional man to say the least. If he sees something that he thinks is wrong or feels that he is the victim of some injustice, he will say something about it...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 3,458 reads 18 comments

  15. Flip Saunders Fired; Joe Dumars Ready to Bust Some Skulls

    Just four days ago, Flip Saunders and the Detroit Pistons were knocked out of the Eastern Conference Finals for the third straight year...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 675 reads 0 comments

  16. Open Mic: Is Race an Issue in Covering Criminal Activities?

    Lately there has been a lot of publicity surrounding black athletes in criminal trials. Many of these players were setting purely negative examples in the media and in the clubhouse...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 404 reads 14 comments

  17. Quick Hits: NFL Offseason News

    Mini-camps are in full swing around the league, and NFL junkies like myself are searching for anything to help our addiction. So here are a few of the stories that are happening right now in the NFL...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 474 reads 2 comments

  18. Bleacher Report: Best Of the Young Writers Part Deux

    I have been a member of Bleacher Report for about five months now, according to my profile page. This site has been instrumental in me hopefully finding a career in sports journalism, and other young writers are taking advantage of it, too...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 422 reads 6 comments

  19. Lakers-Celtics: NBA Finals Preview

    First off, here is the NBA Championship schedule... Game 1: June 5th, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Game 2: June 8th, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Game 3: June 10th, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Game 4: June 12th, 9 p...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 1,539 reads 7 comments

  20. Is God a Cubs Fan?

    First of all, I'd like to thank Sean Crowe for the picture idea. He doesn't know it, but I kinda sorta stole it from his profile picture. But anyway, back to the matter at hand: Are the Holy Ones draped in Cubbie blue? It seems so...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 54 reads 9 comments

  21. NBA in '08: a Look Back at the Season Thus Far

    This has been one of the best NBA seasons in recent memory. There was a constant battle for NBA MVP as players came in and out of the race late in the season. There were great trades, bad trades, and trades that shook the foundation of basketball...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 941 reads 15 comments

  22. Open Mic: Is There an Alternative to Instant Replay in MLB?

    Instant replay has been a large part of the discussion among baseball fans during the past few weeks. Should they make it more fair? Is this hurting the integrity of the game? Shouldn't ...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 596 reads 9 comments

  23. Chicago Bulls Take Top Spot in NBA Draft

    The Chicago Bulls didn't get a lot of luck in the 2007-2008 season. They lost out on Kobe Bryant, and everybody that was involved in the proposed trade became angry and didn't give their full effort for the remainder of the season...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 766 reads 20 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher Will Dominate Spurs in Conference Finals

    The Eastern Conference was set earlier this week, and Game 1 for them is tonight between the Celtics and Pistons. Yesterday, the Western Conference Finals were set, and it turns out that the San Antonio Spurs will be facing the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 1,781 reads 1 comments

  25. Missing in Action: NFL Edition

    NFL Organized Team Activity Sessions, otherwise known as OTAs, are coming up. Some teams start next week, but some players aren't showing up...

    Joe Willett Written by Joe Willett about 6 years ago 353 reads 0 comments