1. Pittsburgh Penguins: Losing Max Talbot Doesn't Hurt as Badly as Most Fans Think

    I'm certainly not the only Penguins fan who took a brief moment to pause on July 2, 2011 and quietly commemorate Max Talbot , the hard-working center whose inspired play and timely ...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 1,366 reads 6 comments

  2. Jaguars vs. Steelers: Top 10 Games Between the AFC Central's Last Great Rivals

    Tempers have cooled and absence has made the heart grow fonder (or more tolerant), but little more than a decade ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars were in the ...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 544 reads 5 comments

  3. Pittsburgh Penguins: Beyond Steve Sullivan, What Else Do They Need?

    If the opening-round playoff exit for the 2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins could be defined in one word, most would mention health. I'd say, "deterrence...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 1,089 reads 9 comments

  4. Tom Brady: Top 10 Reasons the New England Patriots QB Is the Best in the NFL

    Watching the "Top 100 Players of 2011," I finally got a moment of satisfaction as the players appropriately picked Tom Brady as the finest player in the NFL today...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 4,022 reads 69 comments

  5. NHL Mascots: The 5 Best and Worst of Hockey's Costumed Creations

    Mascots. Those fluffy, lovable little warriors of whimsy that are hell-bent on rallying the crowd with a somersault and a chuckle...

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  6. Pittsburgh Steelers 2011: Predicting Every Game of Their Upcoming Schedule

    WHO LOVES BEING A STEELERS FAN? Like most Steelers fans, I have this everlasting notion that my football team will never lose a football game again...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 6,786 reads 42 comments

  7. NFL's Criminal Element: 10 Strangest Law vs. Athlete Moments of the Last 5 Years

    Whether it's the result of a meddling media blowing issues out of proportion or a complete lack of perceived consequence that stems from the unprecedented wealth and entitlement of ...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 591 reads 0 comments

  8. Pittsburgh Penguins Retract Jagr's 1-Year Offer: Why This Could've Made Sense

    TITLE AND ARTICLE UPDATE: Since this article was published, the Penguins and Red Wings have withdrawn offers, Jagr signed with the rival Flyers ...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 1,979 reads 3 comments

  9. Madden Cover Curse: Ranking the NFL's Most Affected Athletes...and a Poem!

    Every year, as EA Sports' list of potential cover athletes narrows, the public anxiously awaits, wondering who will be the next Madden Cover Curse victim...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 1,403 reads 4 comments

  10. NHL Realignment: 5 Burning Questions About Hockey in 2012-13

    If any league is familiar with transition or comfortable with adjustments, it is the NHL ; and the 2012-13 season may see important changes. Realignment would be an obvious improvement, and Gary Bettman confirmed it is on the horizon...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 2,843 reads 5 comments

  11. PNC Park: Pittsburgh Pirates Treasure Deserves MLB Playoffs in Its Prime

    PNC Park has been argued by many critics as the finest sports venue in North America, bar none. It's too bad that baseball may never get to enjoy it in all of its intended majesty...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 2,138 reads 6 comments

  12. The Ben Roethlisberger Bias: Why the Steelers QB Is Underrated but Shouldn't Be

    Ben Roethlisberger entered the NFL in one of the most dynamic rookie seasons in sports history. In seven years with the Steelers , he's put fingerprints on three Lamar Hunt Trophies and won two Super Bowls...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 2,335 reads 58 comments

  13. Vancouver Canucks Lose: Riot Brings Shame on Canada and Competitive Sports

    Following a lost opportunity in Game 7 to bring the Stanley Cup back to Canada for the first time in nearly two decades, loyal ‘Nuckers are left to grieve over what feels like the emptiness of a lost season...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 2,403 reads 2 comments

  14. Cleveland Calamnity: 13 Worst Moments in an Era of Sports Heartache

    The rules say to pity Cleveland , but I'm sure their fans don't want our pity. It's been a tough couple of decades by Lake Erie. A city with a rich history has gone through hard times...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 1,646 reads 10 comments

  15. WWE Quality Control Check: The Two Brand Format Is an Entertainment Killer

    If it ain't broke don't fix it. That's an adage that gets stated so often that it is stale, yet applies in nearly every situation which its used. As human beings, we are innovators, and we have a natural inclination to seek change...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 1,983 reads 44 comments

  16. LeBron James' Miami Vice: A Heat Win in the Finals Could Still Tarnish the King

    From the moment he made his selection on "The Decision," many NBA fans suspected that LeBron James felt he could not propel the Cavaliers to a championship...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 354 reads 3 comments

  17. Boston! 10 Moments Define the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots Since 2000

    Boston’s sports revival in the last decade from near-obscurity at the turn of the century has been—in a word—... thorough ...

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  18. NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks Can Still Turn the Tables on the Miami Heat

    Most fans and self-proclaimed experts seem fully prepared to polish the NBA hardware and deliver it playfully bubble-wrapped in a box labelled "Miami" before tip off of Game 4...

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  19. Bill Cowher and the Pittsburgh Steelers: The Best NFL Games from a Great Era

    Replacing a legendary coach can be difficult, but it isn't impossible. Like Jimmy Johnson had done in Dallas a few years prior, Bill Cowher sought to do in Pittsburgh: build a young, dynamic champion...

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  20. NBA Playoffs 2011: Miami Heat Go Cold in Game 2 Loss to the Dallas Mavericks

    It's difficult to discern exactly where everything went wrong for the Miami Heat in their pivotal Game 2 against the Dallas Mavericks . In truth, a lot had to go awry...

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  21. NFL Network Top Ten Snub: Why Rams vs. Titans Ranks Among Super Bowl Bests

    I was watching Top Ten on NFL Network, and a recent episode reviewed the greatest Super Bowls ever played. The series is noted for its ranking-style countdowns, and at the end of every episode there is debate...

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  22. Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James: NBA Greatness vs. Scottie Pippen Silliness

    Ex-Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen recently compared Michael Jordan and LeBron James , insinuating that the Miami Heat star is the better scorer, if not player. In a stunning display...

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  23. LeBron James: 10 Reasons Fans Want to Hate the NBA "King"

    It's fitting that he plays for the Miami Heat , because the fan ire projected toward LeBron James is an inferno. To be clear, I'm not sure how I feel about his relocation or his success...

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  24. NFL's Next Dynasty: 10 Teams That Could Dominate Football for 2010 and Beyond

    There's this little habit that we have in the NFL fan community, and it isn't without cause; we associate the league's dynasties with the decade of their existence. It's a marriage of perfection that has worked out in every decade...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about over 3 years ago 8,176 reads 159 comments

  25. Oklahoma City Blunder: Dallas Mavericks Show Heart in Epic NBA Playoffs Comeback

    The great teams do it. They finish their games. They hold on to win when they have late leads. They even steal a few victories...

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