1. Alabama Football: T.J. Yeldon Is a Budding Superstar

    One would think that after having five players drafted in the first 35 picks of the 2012 NFL draft, the Alabama Crimson Tide would have had at least a slight drop-off heading into ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 16,919 reads 24 comments

  2. 6 Draft Picks NFL Teams Are Already Regretting

    For the 2012 NFL draft class, the upcoming week is supposed to be the beginning of their careers as NFL players...

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  3. Final 53-Man Roster Projection for New England Patriots

    Friday is cut-down day in the NFL . For most teams, that means releasing 22 players, as teams go from the previous limit of 75 to the regular-season roster of 53 all at once...

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  4. Jon Gruden and 4 Former NFL Head Coaches We'll See Back on the Sidelines in 2013

    ESPN showed its commitment to Jon Gruden as a Monday Night Football commentator in February, when they took Ron Jaworski out of the booth , converting their broadcast to a two-man team with Gruden and Mike Tirico...

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  5. Ranking College Football's Top 25 Preseason Teams

    As August fades into September, the speculation can finally start to come to an end. Teams will stop worrying about preseason rankings and instead focus on their first opponents as college football’s opening weekend kicks off on Thursday night...

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  6. Patriots vs Giants: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots closed their 2012 preseason with a 1-3 record, as a result of a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the same team who beat them in the most recent Super Bowl, the New York Giants ...

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  7. Why New England Patriots Were Smart to Extend Aaron Hernandez Before Wes Welker

    Considering that New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker led the NFL last season with 122 receptions, and was second in the league with 1,569 yards, he certainly would ...

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  8. Ranking Every New England Patriot's Chance of Making the Final 53-Man Roster

    The New England Patriots still have one preseason game left to play, versus the New York Giants on Wednesday, but the team’s roster cutdown to 53 players is also fast approaching, with that deadline being on Friday...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 1,911 reads 2 comments

  9. New England Patriots Preseason: Key Observations from Week 3 Game vs. Buccaneers

    The New England Patriots played in their third preseason game on Friday night (which was also their first road test of the preseason), versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The third game is typically when teams play their starters most...

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  10. 20 Injury-Prone NFL Players Who Must Show Up or Step out in 2012

    Injuries are a major, brutal and all too real aspect of the weekly grind of the National Football League. Football is a hard-hitting, full-contact sport, and as a result, players ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 7,234 reads 25 comments

  11. Can an Option Offense Really Work in the NFL?

    The option offense has long been used by college football programs across the nation. In the National Football League, however, a league based primarily upon downfield passing, use of the option offense is a rarity...

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  12. 6 Newcomers Who Have Impressed Most in Early Careers with New Teams

    During the National Football League preseason, each team’s fans are often most excited about seeing their team’s new players and how those new players can contribute to the team in the upcoming season...

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  13. 5 NFL Undrafted Free Agents Who Are Locking Up Roster Spots

    Even though there are close to 256 overall selections in each year’s NFL draft, there are always a significant number of undrafted free agents who make rosters around the National Football League...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 1,269 reads 4 comments

  14. Ranking Top 20 Women's Track and Field Performers at 2012 Olympic Games

    In 23 medal-awarding events in women’s track and field at the 2012 Olympic Games, many international track and field superstars made their mark...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 15,248 reads 7 comments

  15. London 2012: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and 15 Best Performers in Olympic Men's Track

    The Olympic Games are the world’s biggest stage for track and field every four years, and because of that, they are often a site for incredible, history-making performances from the sport’s biggest stars...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 2,173 reads 2 comments

  16. Women's Track and Field: Allyson Felix Seals Her Title as MVP of London Games

    Allyson Felix has been arguably the best U.S. female track and field athlete since the turn of the century, but she only earned one gold in her first two trips to the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008...

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  17. Olympic Track: Women's Distance Running Characterized by East African Dominance

    There is a severe lack of parity at the top of the women’s long-distance running world. East African nations Ethiopia and Kenya have traditionally dominated the distance ...

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  18. London 2012 Track & Field: US Women's 4x100M World Record a True Olympic Feat

    U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix had already earned an individual gold in the 2012 Olympic Games, and teammate Carmelita Jeter had earned two medals individually ...

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  19. Ashton Eaton: Breaking Down All 10 Events of Gold-Medal-Winning Decathlon

    U.S. decathlete Ashton Eaton has only competed in two decathlons this year, and both were performances that will resonate forever. Eaton’s first decathlon of the season was at the 2012 U...

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  20. Recapping the Best and Worst of NFL Rookie Hazing so Far

    The NFL has a long-standing tradition of veteran players on each team initiating their team’s rookie players by hazing them...

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  21. Olympic Track 2012: Jamaica Bolsters Dominance in Sprints – Can US Recover?

    Track and field is a superstar-driven sport. Jamaica’s sprinting superstars, four-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and rising star Yohan Blake, made it clear at the ...

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  22. U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Has Their Best Day in 20 Years

    The United States men’s and women’s track and field teams did not get off to a blazing start in the 2012 Olympic Games, winning only two golds in the first five days of competition...

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  23. Brittney Reese Gold Medal Proves She's Most Dominant Woman in Track & Field

    U.S. long jumper Brittney Reese’s first Olympic Games were a disappointment, as she failed to medal with a fifth-place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games ...

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  24. Allyson Felix: US Sprinter Finally Tastes Sweetness of Olympic Gold in 200M

    Since 2004, one of the best competitive rivalries in women’s track and field has been between U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix and Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown in the 200-meter dash...

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  25. Olympic Track 2012: US Men's Distance Running Making a Resurgence in London

    There is no other nation that can match the depth and talent of the United States men’s track and field team, but one area that has been weak for the U.S...

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