1. Phoenix Coyotes' Future: Winnipeg Can Wait While NHL, Glendale Play Hardball

    In considering possible headlines for this article, the one I really wanted to run (but would likely get me sued) was "Back off Glendale" in reference to the Arizona Republic editorial a week ago with this same childish headline...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 1,664 reads 20 comments

  2. Phoenix Coyotes Saga: Goldwater Institute Involvement Could Result in Relocation

    After visiting the forums on CoyotesCorner.net, a fan site for the "Desert Dogs" (no, I didn't know such sites existed either), there was a thread about the latest developments in the case that never ends...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 1,988 reads 12 comments

  3. NBA Rumors: What Things Would Look Like If David Stern, Super Teams Ruled

    Consider this Part II of an earlier article I started yesterday, pre-Deron Williams trade: "Carmelo to New York Deal Exemplifies Why The NBA Will, and Should, Lockout...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 896 reads 10 comments

  4. Carmelo to New York Deal Exemplifies Why The NBA Will, and Should, Lockout

    Holy 1990's NBA anyone! With yesterday's long-rumored trade finally going down, the balance of power has officially shifted to the East...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 739 reads 0 comments

  5. Minnesota Wild Have No Excuse Not to Bring Erik Johnson, Zach Parise Home In FA

    This morning I planned to write my long anticipated plea-article about the Minnesota Wild 's need to bring a local face home...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 2,382 reads 8 comments

  6. The End Appears Near for the Thrashers in Atlanta: Is a Move to Winnipeg Next?

    It isn't exactly how I wanted it to happen. Yes, I want Winnipeg, Quebec City, Hamilton, Ontario and Hartford, Connecticut to get NHL teams again, but not this way...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 2,626 reads 18 comments

  7. Tampa Bay Rays Recover Nicely with Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez Signings

    Like many people, I was about to hand Tampa Bay fifth in the American League East this upcoming season...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 322 reads 5 comments

  8. MLS: Lack Of Big Names, Wild Parity Cause League Not to be Taken Seriously

    Last week I watched the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on ESPN2. Like with any draft in its respective sport, it copied the same format—a table full of front-office executives...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 923 reads 8 comments

  9. NFL Playoff Predictions 2011: AFC and NFC Championship Games

    Last week, amazingly I went 2/4 in the divisional round, identical to the wild-card round. Last year, I got exactly 50 percent of my picks right the entire postseason, going 2/4, 2/4 and 1/2 before getting the Super Bowl wrong...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,189 reads 3 comments

  10. My Picks For the 2010 NFL Divisional Round of the Playoffs (2nd Round)

    Just like last year, I went two for four in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Saturday November 15 4:30PM EST (6) Green Bay Packers vs...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 707 reads 7 comments

  11. NBA Must Lockout and Not Come Back Until They've Reached NFL-Like Parity

    Miami Heat , L.A. Lakers , Boston Celtics , and San Antonio Spurs . Let's be honest. These are the only four teams that have a realistic chance at winning the NBA Championship this June...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 911 reads 7 comments

  12. Derrek Lee, JJ Hardy, Kevin Gregg and Mark Reynolds: All Signs of Improving O'S

    Going into the 2010 off season, the Baltimore Orioles had seemingly the same needs as they do every off season: first base, shortstop, third base, closer, and starting pitching...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,730 reads 5 comments

  13. 2010 NFL Wildcard Round Playoff Picks

    Disclaimer: Keep in mind based on last year, I am only 50% on my picks each round (look up my archive). I certainly hope this is the case this year since all my picks are the opposite of what I want to happen...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 4,233 reads 21 comments

  14. Donovan McNabb-Jeff Fisher Combination Could Turn Minnesota Vikings Around

    As we all know, the 2010 Minnesota Vikings largely disappointed. From August 18, when “Selfish Sidney” Rice only then informed the team he would be having hip surgery that ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,289 reads 6 comments

  15. Could the Rams or Seahawks Actually Win the NFC West With a 10 Loss Season?

    Ever since the NFL split into 8 four-team divisions in 2002, it became evident that the NFC West was unarguably the weakest division...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 672 reads 11 comments

  16. Busy Brewers, Orioles, and Nats Lead 80's-Like MLB Resurgence of Small Markets

    As my previous article about the Oakland A’s described the recent activity of these traditionally small-market and to some extent '80s-competitive “super” power ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,154 reads 1 comments

  17. AL West: With a Weaker West, DeJesus & Matsui, Can We Just Give The A's The Division Now?

    I don’t know if you noticed two things, but the Oakland A’s with their ragtag, no-name pitching staff and always-youthful roster somehow stumbled their way to an 81-81 (.500) record last season in the suddenly wide-open American League West...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 828 reads 10 comments

  18. Minnesota Vikings Must Seize Unique TCF Bank Opportunity To Pitch New Stadium

    "Aw, ready, c'mon and get ready/ Are you ready for some football? A Monday Night Party?/ The Bears and the Vikings better bundle up tight/ 'Cause we're outdoors ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 410 reads 0 comments

  19. Gary Bettman, NHL Use Bully Tactics To Keep Phoenix Coyotes from Move

    October 11, 2009—that's the day news broke that Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume and others were interested in possibly reviving the NHL in Quebec, and ever since that day I, ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 446 reads 16 comments

  20. Edmonton Oilers Moving To Quebec City Not The Right Way to Re-Join NHL

    As reported last week by various Canadian Media outlets including TSN.CA and the Toronto Sun, depending on which side you believe, the Edmonton Oilers either met with Quebec City ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,319 reads 10 comments

  21. Phoenix Coyotes Have 30 Days Before the NHL's Self Imposed Deadline

    December 31st. We've all heard about the NHL 's supposed self-imposed deadline to keep the financially-strapped Phoenix Coyotes in the desert, a place where they don't belong and never did...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 939 reads 10 comments

  22. Edsall May Be a Better Fit, But Could Shannon Go From 'The U" To The U....of M?

    By now we all know former Miami player and coach Randy Shannon was fired. We also know Jon Gruden and Mark Richt have already expressed having no interest in taking over...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,491 reads 3 comments

  23. Hey Cam Newton and Auburn: Enjoy the Accolades Now, Because the Hammer Is Coming

    Tommy Tuberville, Auburn's former coach (how quickly we forget), went 85-40 in his ten seasons on the Plains in Alabama before he was fired after the 2008 season, when War Eagle ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 2,861 reads 151 comments

  24. Why Are the Minnesota Wild Winning? Clutterbuck, Burns, Madden and Cullen

    The Minnesota Wild, the state's seemingly only competitive team this year (I mean, let's be honest, who actually didn't expect the Twins to not break our hearts like they do every ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 472 reads 2 comments

  25. Minnesota Timberwolves Must Find Way to Retain Kevin Love and Michael Beasley

    Finally, the Minnesota Timberwolves led off SportsCenter the last two days by doing something positive, and something all Timberwolves fans can be proud of, instead of the usual embarrassment...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 1,808 reads 12 comments