1. Steelers vs. Broncos: Why Pittsburgh Defense Is Worst-Case Scenario for Tebow

    Despite Tim Tebow 's worst stretch of his professional career, the Denver Broncos have stumbled into the playoffs...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 2,368 reads 21 comments

  2. NFL Playoffs: Each Team's Most Dangerous Player in the Wild Card Round

    As NFL Wild Card Weekend kicks off, each playoff team will be keying on dangerous athletes on both sides, looking for strong contributions from their own stars while scheming to stop their opponents' best players...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 291 reads 0 comments

  3. New York Rangers: Why the Winter Classic Momentum Will Run out

    As usual, the NHL Winter Classic was, well, a classic. The victorious New York Rangers have ridden that momentum to second place in the Eastern Conference, but John Tortorella's boys are primed for a fall...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 671 reads 18 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football: Breaking Down the Tempo of the Irish Offense

    As the Notre Dame Fighting Irish close down the 2011 season and head into 2012, one major adjustment looms for Brian Kelly's offense: Tempo. This is the first in a three-part series examining the offensive tempo at Notre Dame...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 4,440 reads 2 comments

  5. Alabama's Trent Richardson Will Run Like the Heisman He Never Won

    Regardless of what may or may not be sitting on Trent Richardson 's mantle, he's had a Heisman-caliber season and he'll keep it going against the LSU Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 536 reads 1 comments

  6. Way Too Early Predictions for Next Years' BCS Championship Game

    The crystal football hasn't yet been hoisted to close the 2011 season, but it's never too early to look ahead...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 748 reads 6 comments

  7. 2012 NFL Draft: Teams That Should Trade Up for Andrew Luck

    If the Indianapolis Colts decide to make the top pick in the 2012 NFL Draft available, their phone lines will be overwhelmed by teams seeking to move up for Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck ...

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  8. Alex Ovechkin: Are Great 8's Best Days Behind Him?

    The statistics don't lie, Alex Ovechkin isn't what he used to be. Will the Washington Capitals ' superstar ever recover? After setting career highs with 65 goals and 110 points back in 2007/2008, both numbers have dropped in every season since...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,203 reads 7 comments

  9. Rose Bowl 2012: Why Wisconsin vs. Oregon Will Be Best BCS Bowl Game

    Featuring two of the most explosive offenses in college football, the Rose Bowl between the Wisconsin Badgers and Oregon Ducks is the best that the BCS has to offer. In boxing, the old adage is that "styles make fights...

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  10. New Orleans Saints: Why Saints Are Biggest Obstacle in Green Bay Packers' Way

    The New Orleans Saints weren’t able to snag a first-round bye in the NFL playoffs, but that doesn’t change the fact that the hottest team in football is the biggest threat to dethrone the Green Bay Packers ...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 2,656 reads 3 comments

  11. 15 Worst NFL Free Agent Acquisitions in 2011

    Vince Young and Braylon Edwards head the list of the most disappointing acquisitions from the frenzied 2011 NFL free-agent signing period. Never before has the NFL seen such a harried and hurried offseason...

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  12. Drew Brees for MVP: Saints' Record-Breaking Offense Seals the Deal

    There are many ways to approach the NFL MVP debate, but from every angle, the New Orleans Saints ’ Drew Brees is the winner. Before getting into the breakdown, let’s lay down the ground rules for how to choose an MVP...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,271 reads 21 comments

  13. Notre Dame Football: 10 New Year's Resolutions for the Irish

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head into the 2012 season with a long list of offseason priorities. Regardless of what the realism would dictate, Notre Dame always faces BCS-or-bust expectations...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,250 reads 25 comments

  14. Vince Carter and More NBA Veterans That Should Hang 'Em Up

    Vince Carter heads the list of washed up NBA veterans that don’t deserve the roster spot they’ve been given this season. In this condensed, 66-game season, nobody is going to be able to just ride the bench and pick up a check...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 350 reads 35 comments

  15. Champs Sports Bowl: How Notre Dame Can Blow out Florida State

    Heading into the Champs Sports Bowl, the underdog Notre Dame Fighting Irish have an opportunity to turn the tables on Florida State and blow out the Seminoles. Florida State is favored by three points in this game, mostly because of its defense...

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  16. 3 Reasons Scott Gomez Has Been an Unmitigated Disaster with Montreal Canadiens

    Scott Gomez was supposed to lead the revival of the Montreal Canadiens , but since arriving in Quebec, he hasn’t been able to live up to his billing...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 2,430 reads 3 comments

  17. 5 Most Notorious College Football Programs

    Miami, USC and SMU are among the most notorious college football programs. They are teams that have combined on-field success with off-field turmoil...

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  18. The 10 Sickest NFL Rookie Duos of the Last 10 Years

    Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have led the Cincinnati Bengals to a bounceback season as first-year players...

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  19. Notre Dame Football: How the Irish Can Pave a Path to a BCS Bowl in 2012

    No matter what the situation at Notre Dame, expectations for the Fighting Irish are always “BCS or Bust.” Even with the team losing some key pieces, 2012 sets up well for Notre Dame to make a run to the BCS...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 2,845 reads 8 comments

  20. 2012 NFL Draft: Robert Griffin and Players Who Move Up with Matt Barkley Staying

    Matt Barkley’s decision to skip the 2012 NFL Draft was a disappointment for NFL teams but a huge boon to the draft stock of a few prospects. Most any team that finds itself at the top of the NFL draft has a variety of needs...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 474 reads 2 comments

  21. NFL Week 16 Picks: Why Detroit Lions Will Clinch vs. San Diego Chargers

    A festive Ford Field will be rocking on Christmas Eve, and Matthew Stafford will lead his Detroit Lions to a playoff-clinching victory over the San Diego Chargers ...

    Gerard Martin Written by Gerard Martin about over 2 years ago 1,055 reads 2 comments

  22. Notre Dame Football: FSU Pass Rush Makes Theo Riddick Key in Champs Sports Bowl

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish face a tough challenge against the Florida State Seminoles in the Champs Sports Bowl. If the Irish are to get a victory, they’ll need a multifaceted contribution from their offensive Swiss Army knife, Theo Riddick ...

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  23. Tim Tebow: Each Denver Broncos Win Vindicates Fans, Not Reluctant Front Office

    The fans finally got their wish when Tim Tebow was installed as the Denver Broncos ’ starter in Week 7. There were certainly skeptics, even within his own organization...

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  24. The 15 Most Underrated QBs of All Time

    We all know the names that would top the list of greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time: Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas, etc. The more interesting question is: Who are we leaving out? A couple of notes on this list before we get started...

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  25. Robert Griffin III Will Vindicate Heisman Voters with Alamo Bowl Performance

    With so many viable candidates in play, Robert Griffin III’s Heisman victory wasn’t without controversy...

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