1. Yet Another Article Defending LeBron James

    This column is not for you. This column is for me. Usually as all my faithful readers (and by faithful I mean 4 other people and my mom) know that I don't like to write on the hot topic du jour in sports...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 4 years ago 753 reads 10 comments

  2. The Death of NFL Playoff Cliches (with My Picks Thrown In)

    Before I get to my conference championship picks, I have to unload here. Ever since I started following the NFL, I have heard the cliche, "You need to run the ball and play defense to win in January"...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about almost 5 years ago 280 reads 6 comments

  3. Analyzing and Predicting This Exciting NFL Divisional Round

    So last week, I went 1-3 in my predictions column. Pretty embarrassing. In fact if you were to stop reading right now, I really couldn't blame you. I will say that if the Bengals and Jets were to play each other again, I'd still take Cincy...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about almost 5 years ago 294 reads 2 comments

  4. Wild Wild Wild Card Preview

    I will say that this is the hardest round one to predict in recent memory. All the teams are match up well, are well coached and can beat anyone in the league...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about almost 5 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  5. 2009 NFL Preview: AFC Dominance

    The 2009 NFL season will be remembered for one thing: AFC dominance. The Lombardi Trophy currently resides in the AFC, where the Steelers are looking primed for a repeat...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 5 years ago 203 reads 11 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant: The World's Most Interesting Man

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 With apologies to the 'Dos Equis' guy, Barack Obama, and Lionel Messi, the world’s most interesting man at the moment is none other than Mr...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 5 years ago 1,164 reads 6 comments

  7. A-Waste: The Alex Rodriguez Book Sucks

    Those who know me personally know that I am a man of my word and that I would never steer anyone wrong, much less a fellow sports fan. So believe me when I tell you...do not waste your money on Selena Roberts' A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 5 years ago 551 reads 4 comments

  8. Burning Questions for the Baltimore Ravens This Offseason

    The 2008 Baltimore Ravens season definitely went better than expected for most. However, many fans were still disappointed that the Ravens did not make the Super Bowl...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about almost 6 years ago 539 reads 0 comments

  9. Two Simple Ways to Fix The NFL Playoffs

    Inevitably, when a decent team is going to get left out of the NFL playoffs, people start screaming about how the format needs to be changed...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about almost 6 years ago 323 reads 4 comments

  10. College Football Playoff Preview

    I’m just so happy for college football’s playoff system. It really does a great job of getting the casual fan interested. Take my good friend George. He doesn’t care about the old system...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about 6 years ago 248 reads 2 comments

  11. Memo to Philadelphia: Shut the Heck Up!!!

    Why? Because of articles like this. I'm so sick of the Phillies and their fans bellyaching about what happened last night. So, to vent my frustration, I'm gonna break this Michael Radano column down, firejoemorgan...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about 6 years ago 237 reads 0 comments

  12. Week Six NFL Picks

    A lot of do-or-die games for teams this week. I would hazard to guess that this has probably been the toughest week to predict so far. But I enjoy it. I really like how wide open this season is compared to past seasons...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about 6 years ago 496 reads 0 comments

  13. NFL Picks: Week Five

    I'm not going to have a prelude because I wrote a really in depth article on the state of the NFL and my take on its teams here. As for the picks, I'm out front in our friendly competition by one game...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about 6 years ago 438 reads 0 comments

  14. Ravens Offensive Review: Close to Competent?

    With just three games under their belts, the Ravens are outperforming the expectations of most. The hard-fought, yet crushing, loss to the Steelers still proved that the Ravens have a decent team...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about 6 years ago 371 reads 0 comments

  15. Major League Baseball Playoff Predictions

    With the exciting NFL season currently in progress, I feel a lot of apathy towards October baseball this year. There are several MLB teams about to begin their quest to the World Series that I do not like: Tampa Bay, Boston, Philadelphia...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about 6 years ago 458 reads 2 comments

  16. Making Sense of the NFL

    The reason I titled this column "Making Sense of the NFL" is because the NFL makes absolutely no sense right now. So.....

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about 6 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  17. Ravens-Steelers: Once Again, It's On!

    Ask any NFL fan what they think of the average Ravens-Steelers game, and they'll all give you the same answers: physical, defense-oriented, hard-hitting, and smash-mouth. It's why it is one of the best recent rivalries in the NFL...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about 6 years ago 1,250 reads 4 comments

  18. NFL Week Four Picks

    How quickly have things turned in the AFC? Going into the year, the general consensus was that Indy, SD, and NE were going to dominate the year. Pittsburgh was expected to take the AFC North, Jacksonville and Cleveland were going to get the wild cards...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 6 years ago 1,790 reads 2 comments

  19. An Open Letter To Phillies "Fans"

    Dear Phillies fans, I attended last night's game between the Phillies and the Braves. Seeing as how your team was at the time only leading their division by 1...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 6 years ago 635 reads 13 comments

  20. What We Know: NFL Week 3

    So every Monday/Tuesday, I will review the Sunday NFL games, asking what we saw, what we know and what we can expect...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 6 years ago 457 reads 0 comments

  21. Baltimore Ravens Preview: Week 3 Vs. Cleveland Browns

    With an unexpected bye week, the still undefeated Ravens invite Cleveland to town, ready to end their season (much to the delight of all Ravens fans). As far as expectations go, its really impossible to gauge how the Ravens have fulfilled them...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 6 years ago 612 reads 0 comments

  22. The NFL's Best Young QBs

    ESPN and Scouts, Inc. posted an article on the best young QBs and how they ranked/judged them. You can find that article right here. I didn't necessarily disagree with their rankings, as Scouts Inc...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 6 years ago 555 reads 3 comments

  23. Who's Fault Is It, Anyway?

    I grew up the son of a referee/umpire. He always taught me that you never want to let the game come down to a bad call or a fluke play. Do your best to keep it out of the hands of others. Because referees, umpires, judges, etc...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 6 years ago 754 reads 3 comments

  24. Boys Will Be Boys Book Review

    I got my copy of Boys Will Be Boys, Jeff Pearlman's recent take on the '90s Dallas Cowboys, on Tuesday...And finished it last night. I know plenty of people have already read the teasers for this book or heard reviews about how awesome it is...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 6 years ago 6,987 reads 4 comments

  25. NFL Week Three Picks

    For my loyal Facebook readers out there...This is our 100th post together! Woohoo! Pass the Courvoisier! For my loyal Bleacher Report people...You're just going to have to stand aside and let them bask in the glory...

    Jacob Simpson Written by Jacob Simpson about over 6 years ago 1,996 reads 10 comments