1. Sports Book Review: 'Dream Team' by Jack McCallum

    (Note: As a sports fan and aspiring sports writer, I find it frustrating to read reviews of sports books by writers who do not seem to enjoy sports as much as myself...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about almost 2 years ago 1,311 reads 0 comments

  2. NFL Preseason 2012: A WWE-Themed Preview

    Football season is right around the corner. The preseason is marching on and most teams have their depth charts filled out. That means that everybody will be turning in their season predictions and breaking down rosters...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about almost 2 years ago 3,785 reads 42 comments

  3. Roberto Hernandez: The Roller Coaster Career of the Cleveland Indians Pitcher

    Roberto Hernandez is back in Cleveland. If you are reading this, then you're likely an Indians fan and know who I am referring to, but if not, let's be clear: Mr. Hernandez was " Fausto Carmona " and will always be Fausto to me...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about almost 2 years ago 1,006 reads 1 comments

  4. Breaking Down the Pacers Roster in 140 Characters or Less

    Like many pro sports teams, the Indiana Pacers have figured out technology. The Pacers organization is constantly engaging fans on Facebook and Twitter...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about almost 2 years ago 3,621 reads 14 comments

  5. NBA Free Agency: Indiana Pacers New Second Unit Seems to Be Taking Shape

    The last 24 hours have been busy for the Indiana Pacers . They began the free agency period by locking up Roy Hibbert and George Hill...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about 2 years ago 4,366 reads 18 comments

  6. NBA Free Agency 2012: Indiana Pacers' Strategy Remains a Mystery

    What a strange month or so it has been for the Indiana Pacers franchise and its fans. Against the eventual NBA champion Miami Heat , the Pacer faithful came out to Bankers ...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about 2 years ago 3,426 reads 32 comments

  7. NBA Finals: A Bitter Outsider's Perspective on the NBA Champion Miami Heat

    I know there will be thousands of tweets, blogs and articles written about the title run by the Miami Heat that concluded tonight in Miami. I am sure many people closer to the situation with a more insider viewpoint will write about the champs...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about 2 years ago 305 reads 4 comments

  8. Iowa Basketball: Top 5 Things to Watch in 2012 Primetime League

    The annual Primetime Basketball League held in North Liberty, Iowa is underway for the summer. Iowa Basketball has grabbed the interest of the state and Hawkeyes fans nationwide ...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about 2 years ago 1,163 reads 0 comments

  9. Indiana Pacers: Possible Trades Involving Danny Granger

    To quote Fantasy Focus, one of my favorite podcasts,: "The hate has gone too far" on Danny Granger . It seems that most Pacers fans have forgotten that Danny Granger is about ...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about 2 years ago 5,054 reads 19 comments

  10. MLB: First-Month MVPs for All 30 Teams

    The MLB season is already a month old. We begin May with some teams looking like the juggernaut many thought they would be, and some teams stumbling out of the gate. There is also a few surprises, such as the Baltimore Orioles , L...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about 2 years ago 270 reads 0 comments

  11. Indiana Pacers: Night of Celebration for ABA Long Overdue

    Wednesday night is not about the Pacers against the Bulls as much as it is about the Pacers' greats of the ABA. The game means very little to the Pacers. The third seed is locked up...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about 2 years ago 354 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB 2012: 10 Most Ridiculous Bobblehead Giveaways

    The Major League Baseball season is (kind of) underway. This can only mean one thing: promotional schedules! Of course, with the exception of pre/post game concerts with some of music's hottest stars (Whats up, M...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 4,373 reads 0 comments

  13. NCAA Tournament 2012: Ranking the Sweet 16 Matchups

    The first weekend of the 2012 NCAA tournament is in the books. The Sweet 16 is only three days away—eight games in two nights for a chance to play in the Elite Eight...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 5,896 reads 5 comments

  14. Big Ten Tournament 2012: Predicting the Entire Bracket

    The Big Ten tournament tips off Thursday in Indianapolis. This may be the most competitive tournament in Big Ten history. All of the top seeds have been vulnerable at times to almost all of the lower seeds...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 872 reads 2 comments

  15. Matt Gatens' Career-Defining Senior Season for the Iowa Hawkeyes

    This season has been a roller coaster ride for the Iowa basketball team. After losing some ugly non-conference games, the Hawkeyes have been a pleasant surprise in the Big Ten, ...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 522 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA: Top 15 Centers in the NBA Right Now

    The center position is very notoriously lacking in 2012. Perhaps the best center in the NBA , Dwight Howard , has been nothing short of dominant this year, while seemingly being uninterested...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 30,750 reads 4 comments

  17. Iowa Basketball: Hawkeyes Entering Their Most Important Stretch in Years

    After a long nine-day layoff, the Hawkeyes Men's Basketball Team returns to the court tonight to host the Nebraska Cornhuskers for the first time in Big Ten play. This game is more than just a new border war for the basketball team...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 501 reads 1 comments

  18. Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball: How Big Was the Win in Madison over the Badgers?

    Just hours after the Iowa football team laid an egg at the Insight Bowl in Arizona, the Iowa basketball team came through by giving Iowa fans something to cheer about. Iowa went into Madison and beat Bo Ryan's Wisconsin team...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 661 reads 0 comments

  19. Indiana Pacers: A Basketball Team Worth Watching Again

    Growing up in Iowa is strange. We are kind of at the crossroads of professional teams. Iowa Hawkeye Football IS the professional team in this state...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 41 reads 6 comments

  20. Indiana Pacers: Ranking the Pacers Roster

    Number 31 was still in the starting lineup the last time I was this excited for an Indiana Pacers team. Expectations are high in Indiana this year...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 811 reads 3 comments

  21. NCAA Basketball: 10 Must-See Games of the Week

    Finals week for most colleges makes for a pretty boring week of College Basketball . With still two weeks until the NBA tips off, it may be a long week for sports fans. Of the 10 games I have listed, only two of them are not played on Saturday...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 561 reads 4 comments

  22. NCAA Basketball: 10 Must-See Games of the Week

    Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to look ahead to next week. Many teams are getting into their regional games this week, playing local or in-state opponents...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 1,276 reads 6 comments

  23. College Basketball: The Top 10 Games of the Week

    This is the second week of my Top 10 games column. Last week turned out to be an entertaining week of college basketball, capped off with the UNLV upset of North Carolina last night...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 640 reads 0 comments

  24. College Basketball: The 10 Most Intriguing Games of the Week

    College basketball season is now in full swing. The preseason tournaments are underway. The top dogs are asserting themselves, while others (cough, Vanderbilt, cough) struggle with mid-major competition...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 408 reads 2 comments

  25. Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the Freshman Classes

    Big Ten Basketball is here. College Basketball is set for a huge season. The talent is as deep as it has been in years. The ratings are bound to go up, due to not only the talent, but also the NBA lockout...

    Geoff  Estes Written by Geoff Estes about over 2 years ago 44 reads 3 comments