1. New England Patriots Played a Dangerous Game Against the Oakland Raiders

    The New England Patriots earned themselves a tough win against a good team on Sunday when they traveled to the West Coast to take on the Oakland Raiders...

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  2. NCAA Conference Realignment: Why It Makes Sense for All Involved

    This weekend we learned that two more schools are going to abandon their conferences and jump to one that better suits their needs. Not their needs on the field, but their needs on the balance sheet...

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  3. NFL Predictions Week 2: A Preview of This Week's Games

    What an amazing opening weekend for the NFL . After an offseason full of lockout talks, a shortened player movement period, a frantic fantasy draft season (I successfully started ...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about almost 3 years ago 89 reads 0 comments

  4. 2011 NFL Predictions: The New England Patriots Take the AFC East

    It’s finally here—Kickoff Thursday. Actually, that still kind of feels awkward to say. It still feels like it should be Kickoff Sunday. Giving us tonight’s game is like getting to open one Christmas present on the 22 nd ...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about almost 3 years ago 199 reads 0 comments

  5. 2011 NFL Predictions: The Baltimore Ravens Pounce on the AFC North

    What a weekend. Lots of preseason football, a hurricane for many of us and most importantly, my 30-round dynasty league initial fantasy football draft. OK, maybe just most importantly for me...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about almost 3 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  6. 2011 NFL Predictions: Houston Texans Will Stampede the AFC South

    Happy Thursday fellow football fanatics. Today we continue along our journey toward total football readiness. We’ve come a long way so far, we’ve talked about all of the NFC divisions and after today we’re halfway through the AFC...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,633 reads 7 comments

  7. 2011 NFL Predictions: The Chargers Light Up the AFC West

    When I start to look at these divisions the first thing that I do is to rank the quarterbacks, and in most cases, that will give me a good sense of where the teams will finish. The AFC West is a good example of that...

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  8. 2011 NFL Predictions: Will the Patriots Run a College Defense in 2011?

    The New England Patriots have made several high-profile changes to their defensive roster this summer. Moves that have left us all wondering what the defensive strategy is going to look like when the team lines up to play this year...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 796 reads 5 comments

  9. 2011 NFL Predictions: The Rams Climb to the Top of the NFC West

    Welcome back everybody. With another weekend of pretend football ahead of us, I bring you the next installment of our NFL Division Previews. Today we end our discussion of the National Football Conference with the NFC West...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,692 reads 2 comments

  10. 2011 NFL Predictions: New Orleans Saints Will March on the NFC South

    I spent more time watching exhibition football this weekend then should be legally allowed. As I said last week, I just love this time of year...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,215 reads 0 comments

  11. New England Patriots: Quick Thoughts on First Exhibition Game

    Patriots football is finally back. Well, kinda. I love the exhibition season, after a winter and spring of having no football to enjoy, the fact that I get to see guys in Patriots uniforms on my TV screen is enough for me...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,041 reads 1 comments

  12. 2011 NFL Predictions: Green Bay Packers Will Be Back on Top of NFC North

    Happy football-is-back day, everybody! That’s right, tonight is the night that the NFL makes its triumphant return to our television screens. I feel like the proverbial kid on Christmas morning...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 394 reads 1 comments

  13. Tom Brady: 7 Games on the 2011 Schedule That Could Give Him Problems

    Tom Brady is the best quarterback alive. After losing all of the 2008 season to a knee injury, Brady came back strong in 2009, then had a season for the ages in 2010...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 182 reads 1 comments

  14. 2011 NFL Predictions: Philadelphia Eagles Will Soar over the NFC East

    NFL football isn’t going to miss a beat in 2011. That feels great to say. After months and months of talking about class action lawsuits and revenue sharing models, we’re ...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 394 reads 0 comments

  15. NFL Rumors: 8 Moves the Oakland Raiders Could Make to Get Under the Salary Cap

    Have you seen that show “Hoarders”? It’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. The formula is the same for each episode: they show you someone’s house that’s become overrun with trash, food, or really anything...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,378 reads 17 comments

  16. NFL Rumors: New England Patriots Should Sign Ex-New York Jet Jerricho Cotchery

    I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Jerricho Cotchery for years now. I hate him, not only because he played for the New England Patriots biggest rival, the New York ...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,026 reads 4 comments

  17. NFL Lockout: Grading the New NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

    A little while back I wrote a column, " 5 Changes the NFL Needs To Make with the Lockout ," detailing the five most important issues that the NFL needed to address in the new collective bargaining agreement...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,131 reads 9 comments

  18. NFL Lockout: The NFL Owners' Power Play Backfired on Them

    The NFL owners took a huge gamble on Thursday when they announced that a labor agreement had been completed with the players, even though it has now become obvious that the deal was far from agreed upon...

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  19. USC Was Wrong to Suspend Running Back Marc Tyler

    My brother went on a bachelor party weekend recently with some guys that we grew up with. They had a good time, I mean a really good time. And I know this not just because he told me, but because he came home with video evidence...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 2,393 reads 18 comments

  20. NBA Lockout: NBA Players Should Play Overseas During the Lockout

    It has been said that life is all about leverage. While that may be an overstatement, leverage is certainly the most important factor in labor negotiations...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,249 reads 2 comments

  21. MLB All Star Weekend: 5 Ways to Improve the Home Run Derby

    Monday night’s MLB All-Star Home Run Derby was one of the best I’ve ever seen baseball put on. The infusion of young stars mixed with a few old faces gave the event a fresh look and feel...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 152 reads 1 comments

  22. David Ortiz Sent a Message by Not Backing Down from a Fight

    When David Ortiz stood his ground against the Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Kevin Gregg, he sent a message to the rest of the majors that the Sox would not be intimidated. The Orioles were getting slaughtered on the scoreboard...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 2,503 reads 55 comments

  23. New England Patriots: Why Ty Warren Is the Key to a Better Pass Rush in 2011

    New England Patriots fans have been dying for the team to upgrade at the pass-rushing outside linebacker position for years now...

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  24. 5 Statistical Milestones Red Sox Players Could Reach in 2011

    The hype around Derek Jeter getting his 3,000 th hit is starting to ramp up. Rightfully so, 3,000 hits is a statistical milestone that will validate a great career by Jeter. Everyone is happy for him, even most Boston Red Sox fans...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 428 reads 2 comments

  25. Boston Red Sox: Why the Red Sox Should Never Have Signed Mike Cameron

    In a move that shocked pretty much no one, The Red Sox designated outfielder Mike Cameron for assignment today. Cameron had been abysmal at the plate and no longer possesses the defensive skills he once had...

    Ben Sullivan Written by Ben Sullivan about 3 years ago 1,652 reads 7 comments