1. Cleveland State Vikings: Why They Could Ruin Your Bracket

    I'm sure you've heard of Butler by now. But do you know what conference they're in? Or the name of one other team in their conference? Well, I guess you can answer the second question ...

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  2. Tom Brady: Worst Quarterback in The NFL (Humor)

    Last year, Tom Brady came off one of the worst seasons in NFL history. It's become a universal fact that he is terrible. 2007 didn't help too much either. Don't believe the media. Brady sucks and you know it...

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  3. The Celtics Rebuilding Process: What if Everything Had Gone Right?

    After the 2007 draft lottery, Celtics fans couldn't have felt worse. You know the story. The Celtics received the fifth pick overall after fooling themselves into thinking they'd have the first pick...

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  4. A-Rod Injury Shows That Yankees Need to Add Depth

    Who would have thought that a team could struggle with Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter, AJ Burnett, Mariano Rivera, Johnny Damon, and the rest of the all-star roster? The answer ...

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  5. Why You Should Care about the World Baseball Classic

    Sports fans live to complain. Whether it's about why they don't like any commissioner, how the referee made a wrong call, or why we care about some guy using steroids 15 years ago, complaining is the name of the game...

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  6. Player Profile: Tim Hardaway

    Basketball-reference.com recently started a blog called Keltner's List, which examined the careers of past and current players to determine their legacies. They've inspired me to start my own list of players to examine...

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  7. Five Headlines to Expect in the Next Decade

    Remember Robert "Tractor" Traylor? The fat guy the Mavs traded for Dirk Nowitzki? The one who had to retire due to obesity? Well, you haven't heard the last of him. He is just one of the five news stories that are guaranteed for the next decade...

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  8. Getting O'Neal and Moon Helps, But the Heat Need to Do More to Retain Wade

    Dwyane Wade has done everything for the Heat this year, whether it's offense or defense. He leads the NBA in points, but he is able to incorporate his teammates with seven assists per game...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 387 reads 18 comments

  9. Carlos Boozer vs. Paul Millsap: How Do You Solve a Good Problem?

    Despite fighting for a playoff spot in the West, losing five of the last seven, Andrei Kirilenko's recent injury, and still competing without Carlos Boozer, the Jazz have developed a very good solution for the last problem...

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  10. Around the Diamond: The Top 30 First Basemen, the Royals Winning, and More

    The most boring part of the baseball year has become a little more entertaining. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in a couple weeks, the most overhyped part of the baseball season...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 60 reads 9 comments

  11. Around The Diamond: Top 30 Catchers, Long-term Deals, and Everything Else

    Thanks to E.A. for coming up with the name of my weekly column. This baseball week was another slow one for the free agent class, as many still find themselves out of a job...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 322 reads 16 comments

  12. Ten NBA Teams That Need To Make a Trade

    Don't be fooled by the picture. Dwyane Wade is not gonna be traded. But some of his teammates might. The NBA trade deadline may be over a month away, but teams are still heavily exploring trades...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 1,026 reads 7 comments

  13. Forget Brady vs. Manning: How About Brees Vs. Roethlisberger?

    Right behind Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger in the fight for best quarterback. While Brees and Roethlisberger are arguably not the third or fourth best quarterbacks in the NFL, it is similar to the Brady-Manning debacle

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  14. Baseball Friday: Andruw Jones, A Braves Rejuvination and Fantasy Sleepers

    This is the first of a weekly baseball column I'd like to start. I can't think of a creative name for it, so I'll accept any ideas. Baseball is full of winners and losers. In the offseason, teams find different ways to win and lose...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 200 reads 2 comments

  15. Let Mark McGwire in the Hall of Fame Already

    Mark McGwire received 21.9 percent of the vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame on his third year of the ballot. Have we not gotten over the steroids era yet? Are we really going to punish whoever ...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 307 reads 10 comments

  16. Top Five Defensive Minded NFL Head-Coaching Candidates

    5. Jim Schwartz Schwartz has been the defensive coordinator for the Titans since 2001. He probably could have been a head coach of the Titans had they not found stability in Jeff Fisher, who has been there since 1994...

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  17. 2009 Could Be Patriots' Do-Or-Die Season During Reign of Dominance

    All dynasties must come to an end. Perhaps it already has for the Patriots. Perhaps Bill Belichick can make up for future losses, but losses of key players could spell the end of the Patriots' dominance...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about almost 6 years ago 373 reads 4 comments

  18. Why Mark Teixeira Will Sign With the Angels

    It's hard for me to picture Mark Teixeira signing with another team. Teixeira has been rumored to have negotiated with the Angels, Orioles, Red Sox, Nationals and possibly the Yankees. Teixeira was sent to the Angels this past July and hit ...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about almost 6 years ago 557 reads 6 comments

  19. The 10 Worst MLB Trades of the 21st Century

    10. Tigers Get Carlos Guillen; Mariners Get Ramon Santiago, Juan Gonzalez Guillen's talent came out of nowhere when he got to the Tigers. His OPS+ was 142, 38 points higher than any previous season...

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  20. AJ Burnett, Mike Mussina Link Could Show Yankees Made a Wise Signing

    The Yankees are paying AJ Burnett like an ace at five years, $82.5 million. This is the most heavily scrutinized deal of the off-season...

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  21. Jim Rice Should Not Become a Hall of Famer

    I have nothing against Jim Rice. He had a respectable career. There's just many reasons why he should not be a Hall of Famer. It could be a matter of standards for Cooperstown...

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  22. The NFL Needs To Do More To Glorify Its History

    How many Americans, even non-baseball fans, do you think have heard of Babe Ruth? How many non-basketball fans in America have heard of Michael Jordan? Probably a lot and many could probably tell you at least one team they played for...

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  23. The Javier Vazquez Trade: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios

    The Braves and White Sox made one of the first big trades of the offseason. Braves get: Javier Vazquez, Boone Logan. White Sox get: Tyler Flowers, Brent Lillibridge, Jon Gilmore, Santos Rodriguez...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about almost 6 years ago 530 reads 5 comments

  24. The Devin Harris Factor: What Other Players Would Thrive On a Different Team?

    The Jason Kidd-Devin Harris trade is a perfect example of this concept. What's more important for a team? Proven superstars or players who fit perfectly into a system? Harris could have never lived up to his all-star potential with the Mavericks...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about almost 6 years ago 350 reads 5 comments

  25. The MLB Trade Market Part III: Middle Infielders

    Miguel Tejada, Brian Roberts and Dan Uggla are the biggest names on the list of players possibly available. Excluding the catcher, the second baseman and shortstop may be the most important part of the defense...

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