1. AFC North: Will The Super Bowl Champions Defend Their Title?

    Last year, the AFC North sent two teams to the playoffs. They sent those same two teams to the AFC Championship game to play each other for the third time in a season. Everyone should remember what happened...

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  2. AFC South Preview: Will It Be the Indianapolis Colts Again?

    Last year, the AFC South sent two teams to the playoffs. Both teams had at least 12 wins. The Tennessee Titans won the division with the Indianapolis Colts close behind. The Titans lost at home to the Baltimore Ravens after having a bye...

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  3. AFC East Preview: Will the New England Patriots Reign Once Again?

    The AFC East had some shakeups last season. Quarterback Tom Brady went down with a knee injury. Brett Favre led the New York Jets. Chad Pennington surprisingly rocked with the Miami Dolphins and led them to a division championship...

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  4. AFC West: Which Team Will Fall in to The Playoffs?

    The AFC West is probably the worst division in the NFL. As of last year, they had two tough teams to watch out for. This year, however, the winner may be .500 or less when they win the division...

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  5. NFC East: Who Will Take Home The Title This Year?

    Arguably the toughest division in the NFC, the NFC East, has some of the top teams in the NFL including the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants who all finished in the top 15 last year on both offense and defense.

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  6. NFC South Preview: Will Offensive-Minded Saints March Over Falcons and Panthers?

    Last year, the NFC South sent two teams to the playoffs. The Carolina Panthers won the division and the Atlanta Falcons made it in as a wild card. The Falcons lost to eventual runner-up Arizona Cardinals...

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  7. Arizona Cardinals Again? NFC West Preview

    Last year, the NFC West sent one team to the playoffs and one team to the Super Bowl. The Arizona Cardinals were the only team in the NFC West above .500. The Cardinals had nine wins...

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  8. Packers, Bears, Vikings, or Lions? NFC North Preview

    The first of eight installments, this article previews the NFC North. Deemed one of the worst divisions in the NFL, the NFC North only had one team in the playoffs last year...

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  9. Welcome to Michigan Football Season

    It is Saturday. A typical Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's somewhat breezy and a little cool. You look down the road. All you see is a faint sign of sunlight. You begin to walk. Surrounded by 95 of your friends...

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  10. Top Freshmen Performances in Past 15 Years of College Football

    Freshmen try to make their place in college football. Many freshmen have stellar first years and not-so-stellar careers. Some freshmen use their first season to spring their career throughout college and into the NFL...

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  11. Top 10 Biggest College Football Rivalries

    With college football just around the corner, teams are already preparing for their toughest challenges. Some teams have tougher challenges ahead this season, while others have easier schedules...

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  12. Listen Up, Manny: 50 Games Is 50 Games, Period!

    "Manny was of a mind, 'Just let me take batting practice.' I encouraged him to play games. If he's going to miss 50 games, then he's going to have to do something." Joe Torre stated this in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated's Dan Patrick...

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  13. What Happened to Humility in Sports?

    I learned the biggest life lesson from a five-year-old gymnast. Little Kiley was trying a trick for the first time. She went backwards over a barrel to perform an assisted bridge kickover...

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  14. Every NFL Team Has Announced a Sponsorship (Satire)

    The New York Giants recently announced their partnership with Timex. Timex will give them money for a practice facility and the Giants will put a patch on their practice jerseys. This got me thinking...

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  15. Who Should Join the Big Ten in Football?

    A few weeks ago, Sports Illustrated interviewed Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel. They asked the age-old question, "Who should join the Big Ten?" So...what is the answer? The obvious answer is Notre Dame...

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  16. Officiating in Championship Series Has to Get Better

    First of all, I would like to say congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins. They did what they needed to do to win the Stanley Cup. They won on the road and did not make mistakes...

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  17. Bonnie Richardson: How Can One Person Be Better Than a Whole Team?

    Today, we live in a society where more individual athletes are recognized than teams. In the NBA, it was not about having the LA Lakers versus Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals—it was about Kobe versus Lebron...

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  18. Women's Softball College World Series Prediction

    Every year, eight softball teams travel to Oklahoma City for the Women's College World Series. Only one team east of the Mississippi River has won the National Championship. The University of Michigan won it back in 2005...

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  19. NCAA Softball Super Regional Predictions

    College Softball is winding down. The field went from 64 teams to only 16. This weekend will drop eight more teams. By Sunday night, everyone will know who the eight final teams to play for the 2009 National Championship will be...

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  20. NCAA Softball Tournament Predictions

    The NCAA softball regular season has come to an end and all the conferences have officially concluded their tournaments. With the Women's College World Series just around the corner, the 64-team field was announced on Sunday...

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  21. Best and Worst of The Detroit Sports Market

    Many people in Detroit have lost their jobs, homes, food, and sense of purpose. That does not stop people from attending sporting events, including the Detroit Red Wings playoff run. Most Detroiters have an unmistakable passion for sports...

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  22. Top 10 Most Memorable Individual Performances for the University of Michigan

    Football has long been a team game; however, sometimes an individual will take over a game. Some players have carried their team on their back to victory. All players, offense or defense, can have a great individual performance at any time...

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  23. Are Sports Becoming Too Politically Correct?

    Suspensions and swearing: Are sports becoming too politically correct? Recently, a picture of Michael Phelps came out that has him smoking from a marijuana pipe. Phelps is a 23-year-old swimmer who has worked out his whole life...

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  24. Arizona Cardinals: Cinderella 2009

    Every year, there is a Cinderella—that one team no one expects to rise to the top. The team that surprises everyone and makes a run at the end of the season...

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  25. Green Bay Packers Play the Blame Game

    The Blame Game has begun in the Green Bay Packers Front Office. After a six win season, head coach Mike McCarthy released defensive coordinator Bob Sanders and five other assistant coaches...

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