1. Major League Baseball Playoffs: The Right Way to Expand, Mr. Selig

    Let me begin by saying…it ain’t broke. But for some reason, Bud Selig still wants to try to fix the Major League Baseball playoffs. So Mr...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about over 3 years ago 1,311 reads 25 comments

  2. USA vs. Ghana 2010 World Cup: Anger vs. Disappointment, a Casual Fan's Take

    It's been quite a while since I used this space to lament my frustrations with the world of sports. But, in the wake of a disappointing loss 2-1 to Ghana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup (which for some inexplicable reason, I predicted ), I feel it's time...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about 4 years ago 465 reads 5 comments

  3. Reconstructing Tiger?

    First, let me say this.  I admire what Tiger Woods did this morning.  It took some stones to say some of the things he had to say. And I truly believe that what he did (over and over again) is none of our (the public's) business...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about over 4 years ago 155 reads 0 comments

  4. Tennessee and Georgia at a Crossroads Heading Into Week 2

    What a difference a week makes. Last week, Georgia was ranked in the top 15. Tennessee wasn't even receiving votes. The Bulldogs were very unimpressive against Oklahoma State, with an offense ...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 5 years ago 336 reads 3 comments

  5. Led By Freshmen: Vols Thump Western Kentucky

    At some point during the first quarter of Saturday's 63-7 blowout of Western Kentucky, Phillip Fulmer must've been smiling. Tennessee had just committed their second turnover, and QB Jonathan Crompton was looking more and more like his 2008 self...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 5 years ago 352 reads 4 comments

  6. Eric Berry, Tennessee's Super DB, May Snatch Heisman From Tim Tebow

    Way back in 1997, Peyton Manning was by far the best quarterback in the country(just ask Ryan Leaf), and arguably, the best football player. When he announced that he was returning for his senior season, Volunteer fans the world over rejoiced...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about 5 years ago 876 reads 12 comments

  7. Whatever Happened To The Tampa Bay Rays?

    It was Sunday night, sometime before or after Jacoby Ellsbury stole home on my beloved Yankees, that my buddy Joey mentioned something I predicted in February...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about over 5 years ago 150 reads 2 comments

  8. Japan-China: Yu Darvish Dazzles in WBC Opener

    Japan and China combined for just 10 hits, but a home run and a solid performance out of the Japanese bullpen allowed the defending World Baseball Classic champions to successfully defend their ...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about over 5 years ago 324 reads 0 comments

  9. Alex Rodriguez Finally Faces Steroid Allegations

    A few years ago, Barry Bonds walked into the clubhouse for spring training and was confronted with allegations of steroid use. Bonds denied everything in an effort to protect his legacy. His plan backfired...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about over 5 years ago 77 reads 4 comments

  10. An Open Letter to The New York Yankees

    Dear New York Yankees, Look at that smile. He must love playing baseball, or, more to the point, love hitting a baseball...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about over 5 years ago 310 reads 11 comments

  11. And The 2008 Heisman Trophy Winner is...

    That's Tim Tebow, or the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner. He plays for the Florida Gators, or the best team in college football. Now before everyone pulls out their Jump to Conclusions Mat, let me say this...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about over 5 years ago 2,764 reads 32 comments

  12. Tennessee-Chattanooga: Volunteers Look Impressive in Blowout Win

    There have been a number of concerns expressed in the preseason about whether or not the 2008-09 Tennessee Basketball Volunteers could match the scoring output, particularly from the perimeter, with the loss of Chris Lofton (above) and JaJuan Smith...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 380 reads 11 comments

  13. Manny Ramirez Sweepstakes to Begin Thursday

    Thursday. That's the deadline for the Los Angeles Dodgers to make Manny Ramirez an offer he can't refuse. So far, they haven't. And if their latest offer is the best they can do, things don't bode well for The Boys of Summer...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 823 reads 1 comments

  14. Ramblings in The Wake Of Tennessee-Wyoming

    (Note: This is just a series of random thoughts. When I sat down at my computer, I meant to try and figure out what happened Saturday against Wyoming. But after two hours of rambling, this is all I could come up with...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 784 reads 20 comments

  15. A Dark Day for the Big Orange as Phil Fulmer Steps Down

    Tennessee Head Football Coach Phillip Fulmer met with university officials Monday morning to discuss the future of Volunteer football. By mid-afternoon, word had spread throughout that Fulmer was out...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 738 reads 5 comments

  16. The Gridiron Gradebook: BCS Edition

    It's been a couple of weeks since the last installment of the ever-evolving Gridiron Gradebook. This time, we focus our attention on the BCS Top 10, which has been under unprecedented scrutiny since its release on Sunday...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  17. A Modest Proposal For The BCS Playoff

    To coincide with the release of the first BCS poll of the 2008 season, it seemed like an appropriate time to introduce my plan for a six team, college football playoff in 1,100 words or less...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 1,592 reads 28 comments

  18. The SEC Gridiron Gradebook: Vol. II

    Though it was hardly an upset this season, Vanderbilt knocked off No. 13 Auburn, 14-13, giving the Commodores a perfect 3-0 SEC record for the first time in decades...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 319 reads 0 comments

  19. Upset Special, Part II: Week Six College Football Picks

    The upsets have begun. South Florida fans can always look ahead to next season, as their national title and Big East title hopes took a hard hit last night at home against Pittsburgh...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 563 reads 7 comments

  20. The Very First SEC Gridiron Gradebook

    It was a topsy-turvy week for many teams across the college football landscape. In the SEC, Alabama made a big statement in the West, while losses by Georgia and Florida opened up the race in the East...

    Jeffrey McDaniel Written by Jeffrey McDaniel about almost 6 years ago 216 reads 3 comments

  21. Who's Next? A Few Week Five College Football Predictions

    Not so fast. While USC’s upset loss to Oregon State may have opened the door for a number of teams in this week’s Top 25, we’ve only been playing for three weeks...

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  22. 1-2 Record Sounds Familiar to Tennessee

    Before being blown out last season in The Swamp 59-20, the Tennessee Volunteers had, in order, traveled to the West Coast, where they lost in a nationally televised game to a team from ...

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  23. Volunteers Look to Rebound Following Florida Flop

    By the time Brandon James streaked past the Tennessee punt team midway through the first quarter, the game was practically over...

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