1. MLB Playoffs 2011: Cardinals, Diamondbacks Hold Keys to Early Upsets

    ALDS picks Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers Game 1 Matt Moore (1-0, 2.89) vs. C.J. Wilson (16-7, 2.94) Game 2 James Shields (16-12, 2.82) vs Derek Holland (16-5, 3...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  2. 2011-12 Predictions for the NHL Regular Season, Postseason and Awards

    Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Philadelphia Flyers - In perhaps the most economic upgrade, they added rival Maxime Talbot from the Pittsburgh Penguins for five years, $14M...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 1,608 reads 21 comments

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Fans To Blame Senator Koch and Rep. Zellers With Move to L.A.

    If you are a Minnesota Vikings fan like me and are keeping up with Minnesota state politics, you know the problem in getting a stadium does not stem from a lack of fan support or ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 1,680 reads 8 comments

  4. Syracuse, Pittsburgh's Move to the ACC Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

    Author's Note: This article was written prior to the Texas Tech/Pac-12 rumored talk.) By now we all know of Syracuse and Pittsburgh’s acceptance into the Atlantic Coast Conference...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 337 reads 2 comments

  5. Timberwolves Hire of Adelman Takes Another David Kahn Weakness off the Table

    When the Minnesota Timberwolves announced the hiring of Rick Adelman earlier this week Minnesota media members praised the move...

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  6. Rumored Rick Adelman Contract with Minnesota Timberwolves Is Worth the Risk

    [Update: Adelman has apparently agreed to terms with the Wolves to be their next head coach. However, this article was written last night before today's updates. Please keep that in mind while reading this]...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 518 reads 1 comments

  7. 2011 NFL Regular Season and Postseason Picks: Browns, Texans Surprise

    AFC East New England Patriots 12-4. I’m not 100 percent in love with the Chad Ochocinco or Albert Haynesworth(less) moves, especially the latter. With that said, their talent level is like the Yankees, still better than most...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 348 reads 11 comments

  8. Dear NCAA President Mark Emmert: Please Hit Miami with the Death Penalty

    Miami fans will no doubt find something cold, calculated, and callous in the title of this article but the fact remains no school could use the reality check more than the University of Miami aka “Thug U...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 116 reads 7 comments

  9. MLB Trade Speculation: Prince Fielder to Cardinals, Brewers, Cubs, Nationals?

    Coming off an All-Star Game MVP performance, first baseman Prince Fielder is very likely to leave the Brewers next season the same way they lost CC Sabathia three years ago...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 460 reads 0 comments

  10. When Will Albert Pujols Leave the St. Louis Cardinals for the Chicago Cubs?

    The fun thing about writing articles like this is you can make a prediction and put it on paper, and then sit back and watch all the so-called experts clamor about how wrong you are and how dumb your predictions are...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 774 reads 1 comments

  11. Joe Nathan, Cuddyer and Capps off the 2012 Minnesota Twins Books; What's Next?

    The 2011 Minnesota Twins opened up with about a $113 million payroll, ninth in the league , and easily the highest in franchise history...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 244 reads 3 comments

  12. Second Trade in 10 Days for the San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild

    Well, you can’t say Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher isn’t at least trying. For the second time in ten days the two clubs, Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks completed a trade...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 493 reads 8 comments

  13. Elvis Arrives: Spanish Sensation Ricky Rubio Arrives in Minnesota

    Alright, Bleacher Report, you’ve had two years to add some “David Kahn” and “Ricky Rubio” tags in anticipation of this day, and still you’ve failed to do so...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 361 reads 2 comments

  14. Winnipeg's NHL Return Will Only Increase Quebec's Motivation All the More

    For those of you who have been following the emotion return of the Winnipeg Jets to the NHL for over the past year and a half as I have, this video should give you all the explanation ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 1,344 reads 6 comments

  15. Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins: Someone's Stanley Cup Drought Ends

    If it isn’t obvious by now, as I tried to preview in last round’s analysis, this 2011 Stanley Cup is clearly the Vancouver Canucks ' to lose...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 458 reads 0 comments

  16. Chronicles of a Move: 1.5 Years of Covering the NHL's Return to Winnipeg Ends

    October 11, 2009: Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume announced plans to try and bring hockey back to Quebec City in the form of the Quebec Nordiques...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 280 reads 3 comments

  17. Minnesota Timberwolves: Building for the Future with the No. 4 Pick

    Late last week, a rumored three-way deal between the Cleveland Caviliers, Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves surfaced where the trade would break down like this: Cleveland would get a No...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 1,237 reads 21 comments

  18. On the Eve of Winnipeg's Return to the NHL, Thoughts from a Minnesota Wild Fan

    Update: I am now hearing Wednesday and NOT Tuesday, per Jetsowner.com forums, as orginally thought, as possibly "the Day"...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 1,527 reads 3 comments

  19. 2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Timberwolves Don't Win, but It Could Have Been Worse

    It is less than 24 hours after the NBA draft lottery, and many Timberwolves fans still don’t know what to think. The NBA lottery is still crap...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 701 reads 3 comments

  20. 2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Despite EARNING Top Pick, Expect Stern To Burn Wolves

    Well, it's that time of year again. NBA draft lottery time where the closed-door corruption rears its ugly head...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 327 reads 1 comments

  21. Vancouver Canucks: Canada's Best Hope of Returning the Cup Home Since 1994

    I think it's pretty obvious by now who the superior team left in the playoffs is. Not only did the 2010-11 President's Trophy recipients, the Vancouver Canucks indeed have the ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 729 reads 1 comments

  22. Attention Winnipeg Jets Naysayers: There Will Be No New Arena, MTS Centre Is It!

    There seems to be some confusion and concern over the MTS Centre and its ability to house an NHL tennant when and if Commissioner Bettman finally caves, like he should have done long ago, and admit that his precious sunbelt experiment failed...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 3,365 reads 2 comments

  23. European Style Relegation/Promotion Would Add Interest, Uniquness to MLS

    For those of you that don't follow international soccer, aka, football/futbol, the top leagues in the world, most notably the European top leagues: English Premier League (EPL), ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 1,229 reads 15 comments

  24. My 2011 First Round NHL Playoff Picks: Mostly Chalk Except Ducks and Tampa Win

    It's that time of year again. The best and most exciting playoffs begin.Their Better than the NBA playoffs, because of the potential for three of four OT games in a single series...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 547 reads 2 comments

  25. My 2011 MLB Regular-Season Picks: Yank$ Miss Playoffs, Orioles, Jays Surprise

    AL East 1. Boston Red Sox 98-64 They added Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez in the flashy moves. Added Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler in the lesser, but still important depth moves...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 443 reads 2 comments