1. David Ragan, UPS, to Yates Racing in 2010 Makes Too Much Sense Not To Happen

    One of my best friends and I like to choose a old school driver along with a younger driver to support as our favorite drivers that way when the veteran retires, we have long established in our loyalty for the next generation making the transition easier.

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 1,045 reads 3 comments

  2. Riggs, Mayfield's New Teams, Entries into Daytona 500 Prove Desire To Race

    In a very good but short segment today on the pre-race edition of NASCAR Now, ESPN's Ed Hinton suggested that "the NASCAR that we fell in love with is back...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 173 reads 4 comments

  3. It's Not Even Spring Training, Yet You Can Count These Eleven Teams Out for '09

    I understand that Orlando Hudson and Orlando Cabrera are still on the market along with Manny Ramirez. But that won't change any of these teams I am about to evaluate...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 451 reads 15 comments

  4. Alex Rodriguez Lied Once, Why Should We Believe Him Now?

    By now everyone has heard of Alex Rodriguez's Andy-Pettite-esque "apology" for taking in his case, anabolic steroids...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  5. Fightin' Phils Have Instituted a 3 Year 'Win'dow

    Commercials tell us, "Your in good hands with All State." Apprantly the Phillies are in good hands with Pat Gillick and now, first-year GM Ruben Amaro Jr...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  6. Do The Arizona Cardinals Have Staying Power, Respect Yet?

    I figured this would happen. The only thing worse than the Cardinals losing so narrowly to the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday in Super Bowl XLIII would be if they would have gotten blown out like many expected, and even wanted, to see...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 135 reads 0 comments

  7. The Arizona Cardinals Must Win the Super Bowl To Avoid Fate of So Many Others...

    I admit it, I am an Arizona Cardinals fan. I want them to win the Super Bowl which I will be watching clad in red and white...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 501 reads 0 comments

  8. 2009 NASCAR Predictions: Is the Economy the Great Equalizer?

    I'm all for the small market teams, and in this case, small-time NASCAR teams. If I had it my way, NASCAR would be capped at three cars per operation instead of the current four (as of 2010), and two would be strongly suggested...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 765 reads 2 comments

  9. Super Bowl XLIII Preview: Victory in the Cards for Arizona?

    After yesterday's thrilling Championship weekend, in which I went 1/2 and stand at 5/10 overall for the postseason, including each week getting 50 percent of my picks correct throughout, many things became painfully obvious...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  10. Predictions for the NFL Championship Round

    And then there were four. After two highly unpredictable rounds of the 2008 NFL playoffs, in which I have managed to go only 2-for-4 each time, one thing seems surprisingly clear...

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  11. Will Mangini Matter in Cleveland? Not Without Front Office Moves

    So the Cleveland Browns smartly signed three-year NFL head coach Eric Mangini to a four-year contract yesterday. While I wasn't surprised, I was impressed since he clearly was the best option available...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 94 reads 0 comments

  12. NFL Playoffs: Predictions for the Divisional Round

    Well, the first round of the 2008 NFL Playoffs is on the books. I got two out of four of my picks right, getting both wrong on Saturday but both unfortunately right on Sunday when the road teams dominated...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 651 reads 7 comments

  13. Predictions For The Opening Round of The NFL Playoffs

    Saturday 4:30PM EST Atlanta vs. Arizona Arizona is backing into the playoffs having lost 4 of their last 6 games and winning a putrid division by default at 9-7...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 1,317 reads 6 comments

  14. Despite What Experts May Think, Mark Teixeira Is No Ordinary Free Agent

    Monday's 7 a.m. SportsCenter featured a segment just as I was waking up where Yankee media child Buster Olney reported he expected the Orioles to drop out of the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes "later ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 319 reads 5 comments

  15. All Baltimore Orioles Fans Want Is for Mark Teixeira to Come Home

    Before the baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas began, I read many Orioles message boards, from MLB.com, to ESPN.com, to the daily updates in publications of the Baltimore Sun. The fans seem divided on Mark Teixeira...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 660 reads 10 comments

  16. Smart Trades, Fresh Faces Should Have Royals Fans Thinking Competitively In 2009

    Should the Kansas City Royals actually land Rafael Furcal, they have the makings of a really nice team heading into 2009. I predicted similar success for the hard-charging Jays in 2009 but that was before the death of owner Ted Rodgers...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 430 reads 4 comments

  17. This Isn't The Nineties Anymore: Yankees Don't Learn On Latest "Big Deal" Deal

    So the New York Yankees signed front-line free agent pitcher CC Sabathia yesterday for a major league record $161 million over seven years...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 194 reads 6 comments

  18. Looking to Be The 2009 Version of The Falcons or Dolphins? Try These Teams...

    The Atlanta Falcons and the Miami Dolphins appear to each have recovered nicely (and quickly) from disastrous 2007 seasons. Each team hired a new General Manager, head coach, and had a new quarterback...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 444 reads 0 comments

  19. Corey Brewer Is Lost for the Year: Will Anyone in Minnesota Notice or Care?

    So the Minnesota Timberwolves' Corey Brewer is lost for the year. The only problem is will anyone notice—or better yet, care? Its like the old adage: If a tree falls in the woods ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 366 reads 3 comments

  20. Who Says You Can't Go Home? Orioles Expected To Court Teixeira, Burnett

    In 1996, I became an Orioles fan and it almost makes me want to cry re-living this. This was because that was the first year that I can consciously remember watching the entire playoffs from start to finish...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 6 years ago 418 reads 5 comments

  21. Are the Arizona Cardinals This Good or Just beneficiaries of a Bad Division?

    Every year it seems, for the past five seasons, the Arizona Cardinals have been the trendy pick to make the playoffs because of their loaded talent on the offensive side of the ball, and improving defense...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 6 years ago 272 reads 0 comments

  22. Detroit Lions Franchise, Not Their Fans, Deserves to Go 0-16

    I feel bad for Rod Marinelli. He seems like a great guy, but you'd never know it because, unlike some of the more successful teams with the big-name stars and coaches that grab attention, the ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 6 years ago 601 reads 3 comments

  23. Even at 1-8, Minnesota Timberwolves Season Over Before It Ever Began...

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently 1-8 and in fourth place in the Northwest Division in the National Basketball Association...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 6 years ago 219 reads 1 comments

  24. New York Yankees: Do Your worst, 'Cause it Still Won't Matter

    Today the Yankees made their first "big" splash. They acquired OF Nick Swisher from the Chicago White Sox in a tilted give away trade in New York's favor. The trade was for two unknown minor leaguers and bench player Wilson Betimet...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 6 years ago 593 reads 0 comments

  25. Managing the Game: The NFL's New (and Already Overused) Catchphrase

    Lately, it seems the chic phrase of choice among many an NFL announcer or analyst is that "QB X is good at managing the game...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 6 years ago 169 reads 1 comments