1. College Football Preseason Rankings: 5 Reasons the Polls Got Big 12 Right

    Despite the losses of Nebraska and Colorado to the Big Ten and Pac-12 respectively, the new-look Big 12 found a way to get five nods into this year's Top 25...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 967 reads 3 comments

  2. NBA Trade Scenarios: 7 Deals That Would Shake Up the Eastern Conference

    Who said that we can't have some fun amid this storm we call a lockout? Now even though we don't quite know when we'll have basketball again, we do know that at some point we will...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 1,649 reads 22 comments

  3. NFL Free Agency 2011: How the Chicago Bears Have Closed Gap on Green Bay Packers

    A year ago, the 11-5 Chicago Bears won the NFC North Division title and were the No. 2 seed in the NFC Playoffs, playing their way to the NFC Championship game. The Green Bay Packers beat the Bears and ultimately won the Super Bowl...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 5,934 reads 5 comments

  4. Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons to Take Jay Cutler over Aaron Rodgers

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been in the NFL for six years now. Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers , seven years. In his six years, Cutler has made the playoffs only once...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 2,966 reads 20 comments

  5. Fantasy Football: 10 Young Stars to Target in Dynasty Leagues

    When drafting up your Fantasy Football draft strategy each year, you usually are most concerned with what big name players you can snag in the first four rounds...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 1,019 reads 2 comments

  6. Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons the Bears Can Win the NFC North

    The Chicago Bears open up their preseason schedule against the Buffalo Bills just five days from today, looking to defend their NFC North title from a year ago...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 1,008 reads 2 comments

  7. NFL Free Agents: Philadelphia Eagles Come out of Nowhere, Sign Nnamdi Asomugha

    Since the lockout was lifted just about a week ago, Oakland Raiders ' CB Nnamdi Asomugha was the hottest commodity on the free-agent market. Today, the Philadelphia Eagles have won the sweepstakes for him; seemingly coming out of nowhere to do it...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 180 reads 0 comments

  8. 2011 MLB All-Star Game: Who Makes Each League's All-Decade Rosters?

    With the Midsummer Classic quickly approaching, I've taken the time to construct the all-decade rosters for each league. Players were looked at based on a few criteria...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 1,671 reads 31 comments

  9. LeBron James: Is He the Alex Rodriguez of the NBA?

    The NBA is on hold for who knows how long and that means one thing. We don't have much to talk about in the way of LeBron James. So I took the opportunity to look at him in this light...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 881 reads 22 comments

  10. Chicago Bulls: 5 Viable Options for Bulls at Shooting Guard

    All throughout the regular season the Bulls skated by without the presence of a go-to scorer along side Derrick Rose . Come the playoffs, it bit them in the rear end. Hard. Luol Deng wasn't consistent enough...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 6,756 reads 22 comments

  11. Title Town-Less: 12 Franchises That Are in Serious Need for a Championship

    No matter how you spell it, the ultimate goal of a sports franchise is to win it all. From the Super Bowl to the World Series, back around to the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup, postseason success is the exclamation point on a team's yearly campaign...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about 3 years ago 266 reads 2 comments

  12. 2011 MLB Baseball: 6 Teams Whose Early Season Production Isn't What It Seems

    Every year the same thing always happens. Mediocre teams start off the season extremely hot and get everyone's hopes up, while on the other hand, big-spending teams seemingly struggle to get their groove after spring training...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 141 reads 0 comments

  13. Mike Anderson: 10 Potential Candidates To Be the Missouri Tigers' New Man

    During his five-year tenure as the head basketball coach at Mizzou, Mike Anderson built a foundation that would make his mentor, Nolan Richardson, proud...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 4,383 reads 25 comments

  14. 2011 NCAA Tournament: UAB Proves They Had No Business Being in the Field of 68

    The University of Alabama-Birmingham was manhandled by the Clemson Tigers from the opening tip on Tuesday night, further cementing the notion that the Blazers had no place in this year's field of 68...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 278 reads 1 comments

  15. Chicago Cubs: Why Geovany Soto's Success Is so Important to the Cubs in 2011

    Geovany Soto is currently the starting catcher for a team with the league's third highest payroll. He currently bears the sixth lowest salary on the Cubs ...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  16. North Carolina and Duke's Profound Rivalry: Renowned Greatness

    The latest episode in the North Carolina-Duke rivalry culminated with North Carolina defeating the Blue Devils by 14 points—ensuring an Atlantic Coast Conference title and a season-split with their biggest rivals...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 619 reads 2 comments

  17. Tale of Two Sides: Recapping the Boston and Oklahoma City Trade

    Today at 3 p.m. ET, the NBA Trade Deadline came and went. One of the more surprising deals of the day was the one between the Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 240 reads 0 comments

  18. 2011 AL Cy Young: Who's Going To Dethrone King Felix?

    Last year was a "down year" of sorts when it came to pitching in the American League. The eventual Cy Young winner, Felix Hernandez, posted less-than-stellar numbers on the mound...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 753 reads 1 comments

  19. Right on Point: Power Ranking the NBA's Starting Floor Generals

    It's a daunting task to try and dissect and evaluate every starter at a certain position, and then rank them from 1-30, the task then elevates to near impossible status...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 671 reads 9 comments

  20. Austin Rivers and the 10 Most Impactful Incoming College Basketball Freshmen

    The recruiting process is one of the most technical and tedious processes in all of sports. It has to be a perfect fit, meaning that a player and school need to form a strong cohesiveness quickly, so that player can contribute his maximum potential...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 1,883 reads 25 comments

  21. Friendly Competition: The Most Intriguing Positional Battles For Every NL Team

    Whether it be injuries, poor play or a rising young stud, midseason evaluations and changes in the field are almost always necessary to remain competitive Most of the time managers ...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 734 reads 4 comments

  22. Jimmer Fredette, BYU Basketball Sensation, Has Nation's Attention

    Quick: How many adjectives can you think of to describe Jimmer Fredette on a basketball court? Here's a few: silky, smooth, silky-smooth, cold-blooded, clutch, dominant...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 688 reads 0 comments

  23. NCAA Rankings: 10 College Ballers You Want Taking Your Final Shot

    Hitting a game winning shot as time is running thin on the clock can cement a player's legacy in tournament lore for many years. The simple idea of succeeding under such pressure is something all hoop stars dream of since birth...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 1,373 reads 21 comments

  24. 2011 NCAA Tournament: Finding a George Mason in a Crowd of 68

    Over the years, the term "Cinderella" has become more recognizable through the annual NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament than Disney Princesses. There are 12 seed vs. five seed upsets, 13 seed vs...

    Brian Lendino Written by Brian Lendino about over 3 years ago 2,354 reads 6 comments