1. The NFC West Playoffs Will Run Through San Francisco In 2009

    The San Francisco 49ers are going to win the NFC West title. Go ahead and write it down, take it to the bank and keep a record of this column so you can try to say “I told you so” at the end of the NFL season...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about almost 5 years ago 1,576 reads 9 comments

  2. Rams Fans Take Solace: The MLB Playoffs Start Soon!

    New head coach, new free agent acquisitions, new rookies, same old losing ways for the St. Louis Rams. Much talk was made in the preseason about how new head coach Steve Spagnuolo had come ...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about almost 5 years ago 119 reads 2 comments

  3. "In Shaun We Trust" Is More of a Question than a Statement for 49er Fans

    For the love of Joe Montana, will the San Francisco 49ers please find a franchise quarterback in the foreseeable future? That has to be one of the burning questions San Francisco fans awake ...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about almost 5 years ago 453 reads 6 comments

  4. Even with a New Sheriff in Town, Rams Aren't Ready To Win West

    Rebuilding. That’s the dirty word that strikes fear in the hearts of football fans from California to Connecticut. When a football team is rebuilding, it means the chances for a successful season are as hopeless as an ice cube in the desert...

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  5. San Francisco 49ers Who Weren't Busts, but Will Probably Never Get One

    Although it’s been seven years since the San Francisco 49ers had a winning season in the NFL, it doesn’t take someone long to think of the dominance the franchise put together in the 1980s and '90s...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about almost 5 years ago 814 reads 8 comments

  6. Dodgers Need to Stay Healthy and Happy in Second Half of Season

    They have had the best record in Major League Baseball all season long. They have the lowest team ERA in the league. They have a top-notch closer with 18 saves...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about 5 years ago 92 reads 4 comments

  7. Atlanta Falcons will Still Remain Balanced Offensively in 2009

    Atlanta fans were giddy when the Falcons traded for 10-time All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez on the eve of the NFL Draft last April. However, those fans have nothing on quarterback Matt Ryan...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about 5 years ago 172 reads 2 comments

  8. Being Prepared Applies to Sports Writers, Not Just Boy Scouts

    Bleacher Report is obviously a site that devotes itself to sports fans, but the time has come for some breaking news that doesn’t involve things that are played on a field or in an arena...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about 5 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  9. Atlanta Falcons Turned Things Around from Top to Bottom

    Attention, fans of the Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, and Oakland Raiders! There is reason to hope that the 2009 NFL season will not be filled with frustration, embarrassment, and disappointment...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about 5 years ago 177 reads 4 comments

  10. Atlanta Falcons Need to Keep an Eye on Division Foes in 2009

    There’s an old adage in sports that talks about taking care of your own business so good things will happen. It says that if you worry about what your competition is doing, then it can cause you to lose focus on the task at hand...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about 5 years ago 244 reads 7 comments

  11. History Not With the Atlanta Falcons as the 2009 Season Approaches

    Atlanta residents have Sept. 13 circled on their calendars. That’s the date of the opening game of the 2009 NFL season when the Atlanta Falcons host the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about 5 years ago 126 reads 1 comments

  12. Will the Real Manny Ramirez Replacement Please Stand Up?

    As we wait for the fallout from the Manny Ramirez fiasco, life still goes on for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ramirez either used poor judgment and was given bad advice by his physician, or he used poor judgment and knew exactly what he was doing...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about 5 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  13. Why the L.A. Dodgers' Hopes in '09 Begin and End on the Mound

    Let the games begin! The 2009 Major League Baseball season has finally begun, and with it the anticipation of postseason glory for fans of (almost) every team in the league...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 163 reads 7 comments

  14. Ten Men Who Made A Mark On Alabama Football

    Tradition. The world of sports is rife with tradition. There is the lore of the green jacket at Augusta National every April when The Master’s PGA tournament is held...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 350 reads 1 comments

  15. St. Louis Rams' Recipe for a 2009 Turnaround Starts with the NFL Draft

    With a new general manager and a new coach, the St. Louis Rams are hoping that the 2009 season will also bring with it new results. It seems like eons ago when the Rams were one of the elite teams in the NFL and were a playoff regular every season...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 697 reads 7 comments

  16. Dodgers Have Many Question Marks As The 2009 Season Approaches

    This is that special time of the year when fans of the San Diego Padres have just as much hope as those of the New York Yankees. Spring Training is here, and every team in Major League Baseball is undefeated and filled with optimism...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 218 reads 6 comments

  17. Atlanta Braves May Still Make a Left Field Move Before Spring Training

    Although they waited until it already had New York Yankee ripples, the Atlanta Braves have made a splash in the free agent off-season market. The Braves strengthened their pitching staff with the acquisitions of Derek Lowe and Kenshin Kawakami...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 396 reads 4 comments

  18. Braves Have Big Holes to Fill Before Spring Training

    When looking at the Atlanta Braves for 2009 and trying to get a grip on how they stand at each position, things actually look pretty good. There are quality players—both young and old—at many key positions...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 1,590 reads 6 comments

  19. Atlanta Falcons' Stars Picked the Wrong Time to Have a Bad Day

    Entering Saturday’s playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Atlanta Falcons had been a team that had reached post-season play because of multiple contributions from a number of players...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 137 reads 1 comments

  20. With Right Offseason Moves, St. Louis Rams Can Be Playoff Contenders in 2009

    In the late 1990s and into early 2000s, the St. Louis Rams were on top of the NFL world. The team that won the Super Bowl in 1999 and should have won it in 2000 was known around the league as ...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 651 reads 0 comments

  21. Atlanta Braves Have Been Burned by Offseason Hot Stove

    Your mother always taught you when you were a child that if you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned. Evidently, the Atlanta Braves didn’t learn that simple childhood lesson...

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  22. NFL Draft For 2009 Lacks The Punch Of Past Years

    This time of the year in the NFL, the race is on for football fans all over the country. Not the race for the playoffs, but the race for the top pick in next April's NFL Draft...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 315 reads 0 comments

  23. Dedication to Braves' Frank Wren: Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River"

    Hello everyone out there in radio land. This is your host, Casey Kasem, and I have a special dedication going out to a down-and-out guy in Atlanta, Georgia...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 320 reads 4 comments

  24. No Matter What Happens with Rafael Furcal, Someone Is Going To Be Upset

    Trying to make heads or tails of the Rafael Furcal situation is kind of like trying to figure out where the marker is going to stop on the roulette wheel before it stops spinning. Furcal's leaning towards the Dodgers...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 171 reads 3 comments

  25. If Rafael Furcal Signs Elsewhere, Los Angeles Dodgers Have Options

    Word from Rafael Furcal's agent Paul Kinzer is that the free agent will make a decision today about where he will play for the next three or four years...

    Jeff Dickinson Written by Jeff Dickinson about over 5 years ago 493 reads 5 comments