1. NFL Playoffs 2012: 6 Best NFL Dream Matchups We Got Cheated out of

    Appealing as this year's NFL Super Bowl matchup is—Patriot revenge, Giant resurgence, Brady legacy—it cannot and will not prevent me from me imagining the savory big-game matchups that could have been...

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  2. Every MLB Team's Player Most Likely to Beef with a Manager

    If human history has proven anything, it is that we as a species are not capable of "all just getting along...

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  3. Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft: First-Round Picks in a 5x5 12-Team League

    It's a buy-low year on Joey Votto. His power dipped in 2011, especially in the first half, and his team's struggles down the stretch overshadowed a sneaky-good finish...

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  4. Would Matt Garza Give Detroit Tigers the Best Starting Rotation in the AL?

    The Detroit Tigers are prognosticator's poison this upcoming MLB season. In 2011 they were a 95-win team with the Pythagorean profile of an 89-win team...

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  5. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 5 Lesser-Known Stats That Should Be Included

    Unlike its on-field counterpart, fantasy baseball has no past—no scripted lore, no false piety, no unwritten rules. Fantasy baseball is nameless, malleable and—this is the best part—utterly up to you...

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  6. NBA Trade Talk: 5 Players Who Will Be Dealt by the Deadline

    Well, that escalated quickly. A few blinks, a couple of weeks and we've reached the quarter pole of a truncated 2012 NBA season. That means trade talk will shift from "preliminary" to "do the damn thang" over the next few weeks...

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  7. NFC Championship: 6 Players Who Need to Improve from Divisional Round

    The time for back slapping and smiles has passed—we're mid-week, and all eyes gaze toward Sunday's NFC Championship showdown between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers...

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  8. Ravens vs. Patriots: Why Joe Flacco Can Out-Gun Tom Brady

    Easily the most-maligned quarterback left in the NFL playoff bracket, Joe Flacco now finds himself up against Tom Brady in the biggest game of his four-year career...

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  9. NFL Playoffs 2012: 11 Reasons Casual Fans Should Watch

    So you're not that into the NFL . Hey, I get it. You don't follow the crowd. You're a lone wolf on the American sportscape. You take pride in an independent streak that's left you on the losing end of one too many bar fights...

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  10. MLB Trade Talk: Every Team's Top Trade Asset to Shop

    It's a 30-team poker table this MLB offseason of ours, and every team has their trump card. Without extending the metaphor too far—into "aces" and "kingmakers" and other forms ...

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  11. Baltimore Orioles: Predicting Their Starting Lineup and Rotation for 2012

    Whatever momentum the Baltimore Orioles generated in their dramatic, season-ending victory over Boston has been left to languish this offseason...

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  12. NFL Playoff Picks: Predicting Scores from AFC, NFC Championship Games

    NFL Championship Sunday—the last and best distillation of pure gridiron before that Madison Avenue carnival known as the Super Bowl—draws nigh. With it comes endless debate over every conceivable micro-element within each matchup...

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  13. Pau Gasol and 10 NBA Players Who Must Be Traded for the Greater Good

    The sooner these NBA players and their employers part ways, the better off everyone will be. I'm talking better prospects from their (should be former) teams, better basketball ...

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  14. 10 Teams That Can Prevent a Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Finals

    By my math, there are 28 teams not named the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat still in contention for a trip to the NBA finals—and by my subjective reasoning, these are the 10 most likely to get there...

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  15. MLB Free Agency: 7 Teams That Haven't Done Enough in Offseason

    These seven teams sat on their hands all MLB offseason, and if they don't rise up soon, they'll live a long, slow regret come summer. All the possible permutations of trades, signings and re-signings, and these guys haven't even gotten their feet wet..

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  16. Dwight Howard Trade Rumors: Most Likely Landing Spots for Magic Center

    East Coast, West Coast, downtown, Brooklyn, NorCal, SoCal—the rumors about Dwight Howard 's eventual destination aren't going anywhere until the All-Star center goes with them...

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  17. Saints vs. 49ers: San Francisco Won't Be Able to Stop Drew Brees and New Orleans

    No game in this weekend's NFL divisional round presents a greater contrast of styles than the strength-on-strength showdown between the high-octane New Orleans Saints and the stingy ...

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  18. 2012 MLB Free Agency: Every Team's Move That'll Backfire Immediately

    Your favorite MLB team made a mistake this offseason and I have the slides to prove it. I'm not talking just any mistake, I'm talking about the kind of errors so egregious you'll know as soon as July rolls around that the deal was bad one...

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  19. NBA Predictions: Can Pacers Overcome the Bulls for the Central Crown?

    Whenever upstarts start upping—in basketball and in life—comparisons to the establishment always follow...

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  20. Eric Gordon and 10 NBA Players Who'll Be Surprise All-Stars

    As a compressed NBA schedule takes its toll on veteran players, expect high turnover and new faces on this year’s All-Star rosters...

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  21. 2012 NFL Draft: Will Andrew Luck Break Cam Newton's Rookie Passing Record?

    Though it is now in some dispute , recent news that the Indianapolis Colts will take Andrew Luck with the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft gives us license to start making absurd projections about the Stanford sensation's rookie season...

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  22. New York Mets: 6 Ways a Healthy Johan Santana Changes Everything

    Meet the Mets , meet the Mets, step right up and deplete the Mets. That's the tenor of things in Queens these days, as stars of the 2006 NLCS squad vanish like so many unfulfilled dreams...

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  23. NFL Power Rankings: Picking the Unluckiest Teams This Season

    It was Yankee hurler Lefty Gomez who said he'd rather be lucky than good, but it just as well could have been an NFL general manager...

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  24. MLB Free Agency: Prince Fielder to DC Would Make Nationals Instant Contenders

    Should recent revelations that the Washington Nationals lead the Prince Fielder sweepstakes consummate in a deal, then the Nationals—wait for it—will make the Major League Baseball postseason in 2012...

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  25. New York Giants Playoff Predictions: 6 Stats That Guarantee Victory

    If a talented New York Giants team hits the following six statistical thresholds in their playoff showdown against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Big Blue will be second round-bound...

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