1. Fantasy Baseball: 6 New Stats to Improve Your League

    A good fantasy baseball commissioner should always be tinkering, looking for ways to improve the experience. Adding new categories is a great way to do that. The traditional 5x5 format is just fine, but it can be improved...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 971 reads 3 comments

  2. Notre Dame Football: One Word for Each Irish Quarterback Candidate

    Brian Kelly 's Notre Dame Fighting Irish are stocked with talent up and down the depth chart, but this offseason, all eyes will be on the battle for the starting slot at quarterback...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 5,866 reads 23 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Comparing Top Recruits to Current NFL Stars

    Recruiting is a difficult science. It's hard to look at grainy YouTube footage of 17-year-olds and project their success at the next level...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,375 reads 10 comments

  4. Peyton Manning: Why Indianapolis Colts Should Cut QB Immediately

    Peyton Manning is not coming back to the Indianapolis Colts . Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay have been dancing around the issue for weeks, but at this point, it's clear that the best thing for both parties is a quick and simple resolution...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,150 reads 0 comments

  5. Lakers Rumors: 5 Things Gilbert Arenas Would Add to LA

    Rumors are flying about Gilbert Arenas joining the Los Angeles Lakers . Arenas' name certainly carries some weight, but what can he actually contribute to the cause? According to 82games...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 15,119 reads 26 comments

  6. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: 7 Irish Commits Who Will Play Right Away

    Projecting the future performance of a college football recruiting class is usually an inexact science, but there are seven recruits in the Notre Dame Class of 2012 who will immediately make an impact...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 6,491 reads 9 comments

  7. 7 Recipes Every Fan Must Have in Hand for Super Bowl Parties

    For fans of the New England Patriots and New York Giants, the Super Bowl is about the game. For everybody else, it's about the party (and maybe a few prop bets)...

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  8. The Toughest NFL QBs in the Super Bowl Era

    Toughness is difficult to quantify. Pain thresholds vary, and some team doctors are more lenient than others. Yet for NFL quarterbacks, toughness is actually very easy to judge...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 804 reads 1 comments

  9. 2012 Senior Bowl: Ranking the 50 Best Prospects in Mobile

    Though the top spots in the 2012 NFL Draft class are occupied by underclassmen, the Senior Bowl remains an important showcase for some of the best college talent in the nation...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 85 reads 50 comments

  10. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Where Will the Top Prospects Land?

    Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Justin Blackmon head the NFL Draft Class of 2012. All are sure to make an impact right away, but where will they end up? The most intriguing element of the NFL draft is the cascading impact of every pick...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 160 reads 6 comments

  11. NFL Playoffs 2012: 5 Most Intriguing Players in Conference Championships

    With a Super Bowl appearance on the line, teams competing for an NFL Conference Championship can expect their stars to come to play...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 846 reads 0 comments

  12. Notre Dame Football: Implementing an Uptempo Offense in 2012

    Brian Kelly will try to implement the full extent of his high-speed spread offense at Notre Dame in 2012. It can work, but only if Kelly gets complete and total commitment from all of his players...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,914 reads 0 comments

  13. 10 Greatest Defunct NHL Logos of All Time

    After taking a look at some of the worst NHL logos , I wanted to put a positive spin on things. A buddy of mine suggested a retrospective on the greatest NHL logos no longer in use...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 13,529 reads 16 comments

  14. Matt Barkley: 5 Reasons USC Quarterback Will Be Heisman Favorite in 2012

    Heading into the 2012 college football season, the USC Trojans are once again contenders for the BCS national championship, and their quarterback, Matt Barkley , is the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 3,769 reads 21 comments

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Smith and 5 Players Who Will Take 49ers to Super Bowl

    The San Francisco 49ers now sit as improbable favorites in the NFC. Alex Smith and Patrick Willis, along with a few supporting characters, will lead Jim Harbaugh's Niners to the Super Bowl...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 4,209 reads 10 comments

  16. New England Patriots: Why Tom Brady and Co. Won't Be Stopped This Postseason

    Coming off the most convincing win of Tom Brady 's playoff career, the New England Patriots offense looks unstoppable. The Pats won't put up 45 points every week, but no defense will be able shut them down...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 528 reads 0 comments

  17. Giants vs. Packers: Aaron Rodgers Will Neutralize the Pass Rush on Third Down

    The New York Giants pass rush would seem to be an unstoppable force on third down, but as the Green Bay Packers proved the first time these teams faced off, Aaron Rodgers isn't fazed at all by the pressure...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 257 reads 1 comments

  18. 2012 NFL Draft: Should Colts Consider Justin Blackmon After Bowl Performance?

    With the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft , the Indianapolis Colts should absolutely not select Justin Blackmon. The reason behind this has very little to do with Blackmon himself...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 3,268 reads 10 comments

  19. Notre Dame Football: How Increasing the Tempo Can Jump-Start the Irish Offense

    Heading into 2012, the best way for Brian Kelly to improve his Notre Dame offense is to pick up the tempo. A faster pace can generate greater production from his existing group of offensive contributors...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 2,733 reads 1 comments

  20. Sidney Crosby and the Most Injury-Plagued Players in the NHL

    Hockey is a violent sport. That fact often gets lost as we try to keep up with the fastest game on two skates, but when budding talents like Sidney Crosby are taken away from us, it's a rude reminder of the career mortality of our NHL stars...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 152 reads 8 comments

  21. 10 Ugliest NHL Logos of All Time

    The current NHL is a strange collision of the new and the old. Some teams have been in place since the players' sweaters were actually sweaters. Others have only known the era of ice girls and All-Star Weekend...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 3,015 reads 26 comments

  22. Notre Dame Football: Why Jack Swarbrick Extended Brian Kelly's Contract

    Why would Notre Dame lock up Brian Kelly to a contract extension after consecutive 8-5 seasons? Because Irish AD Jack Swarbrick sees what's happening. The system is starting to take hold...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 4,415 reads 15 comments

  23. One Player Each ACC Team Will Miss the Most in 2012-13

    Heading into the 2012-12 season, every team in the ACC is already scrambling to cover the holes left by departing seniors and potential NFL draftees. Luke Kuechly and David Wilson head the list of ACC players who will be missed most...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,739 reads 4 comments

  24. Green Bay Packers: 5 Reasons Resting Aaron Rodgers Was Brilliant

    The Green Bay Packers made the right move by benching Aaron Rodgers in Week 17. With the top seed for the NFC playoffs already locked up, they had nothing to gain and everything to lose...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,515 reads 6 comments

  25. 2012 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions' Biggest Needs

    Heading into the 2012 NFL draft , the Detroit Lions ' needs are less glaring than usual, but there are still holes to be filled. After years of searching for stars on both side of the ball, Detroit finally has a base to build on...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 5,416 reads 5 comments