1. NBA Playoff Predictions: Which First Round Matchups Will End in Sweeps

    In the NBA, making the playoffs guarantees your fan base at least two more home games. Some teams are lucky to be given one...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 665 reads 3 comments

  2. NBA Draft 2011: Tyler Honeycutt, Malcolm Lee and the Top 15 Pac-10 NBA Prospects

    The Pac-10 is not as loaded with NBA talent the way other major conferences are. In fact, the Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks may send more players to the NBA from their 2010-11 rosters than the entire Pac-10 league...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,436 reads 4 comments

  3. March Madness 2011: Five NCAA Tournament Exits That Broke Jayhawks Fans' Hearts

    Almost everybody across the country is loving the VCU upset over the Kansas Jayhawks and doing their incredibly creative "VC who? VCU!" chants. Everybody except for me, and the rest of the Kansas Jayhawks fanbase...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,435 reads 9 comments

  4. Derrick Williams: One Lucky NBA Team Will Be Transformed by Arizona Star

    Derrick Williams has the most NBA potential of anyone in college basketball. Now that his NCAA Tournament run with the Arizona Wildcats is over, he can place his focus on what should be a very long and successful professional basketball career...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 8,876 reads 39 comments

  5. NCAA Tournament 2011: Breaking Down Last Night's Sweet 16 Tournament Action

    Half of the Elite Eight is now in place. While the Connecticut Huskies, Florida Gators, Arizona Wildcats and Butler Bulldogs celebrate their impressive victories, four teams are left wondering what went wrong in the Sweet 16...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 779 reads 0 comments

  6. NCAA Bracket 2011: Ranking This Year's Top 10 Kansas Jayhawks

    The Kansas Jayhawks have an unbelievable amount of depth to their roster. They go two-deep at every position and their seven-foot center does not even make the cut for the 10-man rotation...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 988 reads 2 comments

  7. Bruce Pearl: Where Does the Ex-Tennessee Coach Go from Here?

    The Bruce Pearl era is officially over at the University of Tennessee. If the administration was at all on the fence as to whether or not it should fire Pearl, the 30-point beatdown ...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,592 reads 2 comments

  8. NBA Power Rankings: The Sweet 16 of the NBA

    In the spirit of March Madness, I look to answer the question of what the Sweet 16 would look like in the NBA. I have broken the NBA into four regions, just like the college bracket, and have ranked teams No...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,399 reads 1 comments

  9. NCAA Tournament 2011: Sweet 16 Power Rankings

    Welcome to the Sweet 16. After four days of upsets, buzzer-beaters, and head-scratching performances, the field of 68 has dwindled down to the cream of the crop. Every team left in the tournament deserves to be there and easy games will no longer exist..

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,341 reads 0 comments

  10. NCAA Bracket 2011: 10 Most Disappointing Teams of March Madness

    March Madness did not go as planned for top teams like the Pittsburgh Panthers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Texas Longhorns...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 975 reads 0 comments

  11. March Madness Bracket 2011: Pick-by-Pick Analysis of the SouthEast Region

    The other three regions appear to be fairly simple. Kansas and Ohio State have a fairly manageable route to the Final Four, and Duke should be able to make the Sweet 16 without having to exert themselves more than 70 percent...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,764 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA Playoffs 2011: Miami Heat Are Built to Beat the Los Angeles Lakers

    Last night's victory does not mean that the Miami Heat are back. This one win over the Los Angeles Lakers does not erase the five straight losses against fellow NBA contenders...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 575 reads 3 comments

  13. NCAA Tournament 2011: 6 Cinderellas That Could Make It to the Sweet 16

    Nobody has the magical formula for putting together consistently accurate March Madness brackets. When we choose all the No...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 627 reads 0 comments

  14. College Basketball: Michigan State and Other Teams in Need of Big Week

    Conference tournament week is a time for bubble teams to make one final case for a bid and top-ranked teams to make an argument for an even higher seed...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 693 reads 1 comments

  15. LeBron James and the 10 Reasons Why He Might Never Win an NBA Title

    To even suggest it seems somewhat crazy, but could LeBron James finish his NBA career without an NBA ring? Winning seven rings and passing Michael Jordan is slowly growing out of ...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 11,475 reads 141 comments

  16. NFL Lockout 2011: Finding Jobs for Potentially Unemployed NFL Stars

    NFL labor discussions are a complete and utter mess right now. Yes, the deadline has been extended and yes, it seems like both sides are at least willing to negotiate with one another...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 8,419 reads 24 comments

  17. Los Angeles Lakers Still on Top: Ranking the Nine NBA Championship Contenders

    There are nine championship contenders left in the NBA. Teams like the Portland Trailblazers, Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies might be able to put together a first round upset, ...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 2,900 reads 6 comments

  18. NBA: Can We Talk about the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love Yet?

    Kevin Love is having an outrageously productive season. With all the hype surrounding young stars like Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose, the general reaction to Kevin Love's ridiculous 20 and 15 or even 30 and 20 nights is a mere, "Oh, that's nice...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,038 reads 16 comments

  19. College Basketball: March Madness Is Near, Which Teams Will Grab Top Seeds

    Selection Sunday is less than two weeks away. As many as eight teams are still in the hunt for a number one seed and none of them seem to be able to secure their spot once they reach the top...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,390 reads 11 comments

  20. Boston Celtics To Oklahoma City Thunder: You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours

    The Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics share a common enemy; Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers. The 2 best series in last year's playoffs were the Lakers' 6 game battle against the Thunder and the 7 game NBA Finals classic between Boston and LA...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,451 reads 2 comments

  21. New Look New York Knicks: Analyzing Carmelo Anthony's Debut

    The moment after the Milwaukee Bucks' starting lineup had all been introduced, the lights went off at Madison Square Garden and Diddy's newest single, "Coming Home," filled the arena...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,399 reads 4 comments

  22. Deron Williams a New Jersey Net: Why Kevin Durant Should Be Excited

    Did any of us see this trade coming? Sure, there were plenty of slide-shows and articles being written about Deron Williams and where he should go at the end of next season, but ...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 1,493 reads 0 comments

  23. College Football 2011: The 10 Games That Will Decide the Big 12 Championship

    The Big 12 looks to be a somewhat wide open conference next season. With Nebraska leaving the Big 12 North, teams like Missouri and Kansas State will look to step in and be the team to beat for years to come...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,241 reads 10 comments

  24. Carmelo Anthony: Can He Take the Knicks Out of the First Round?

    Carmelo Anthony is finally a New York Knick. Whether you love the trade, hate the trade, wish they would have waited until the offseason or wish they would have kept their core group of guys together, the reality is, all the rumors are over...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 397 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA Trade Rumors: Outlook for Lakers, Knicks and Each Team at the Deadline

    With all of the Carmelo Anthony talk this season, it was easy to forget that there are actually some other players in the NBA that could fit nicely into another team's uniform...

    Chris O'Brien Written by Chris O'Brien about over 4 years ago 3,223 reads 0 comments