1. Detroit Tigers: The Season Is on the Line Tonight

    Unless the Detroit Tigers are the type of team that enjoys trying to accomplish the most difficult of tasks, then tonight's tilt against the Rangers in Detroit is one from which they simply must emerge victorious...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 479 reads 0 comments

  2. Rex Ryan: Why It's Time for the Jets Coach to Stop Talking About Winning

    This article is also available on www.TheFanManifesto.com Swagger. It's something that cuts both ways in the world of sports. Doled out and displayed in moderation, it can intimidate one's opponent...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 254 reads 1 comments

  3. BenJarvus Green-Ellis Leads Patriots on the Season's Critical Drive

    It only resulted in a field goal. Just three points, and yet it was a drive that was as much the work of one individual as any drive in a league such as the NFL could be may just serve as a critical point in the 2011 New England Patriots season...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  4. Broadstreet Bunnies 1-4: Philadelphia Eagles Are a Disaster

    It's no longer a slow start. Now it's just plain awful. I'm not an Eagle fan, nor am I an Eagle hater. It doesn't matter anymore though. One and four in the NFL is a major problem...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 150 reads 0 comments

  5. Brewers-Cardinals Matchup Showcases Opposing Styles in the NL Central

    This wasn't the divisional matchup most baseball fans would have picked for a league championship series...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 186 reads 0 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox: What Would Theo Epstein's Departure Mean for Them?

    Life without Theo. A once unthinkable scenario has become not just one that may become reality but one that some fans might even think would be somewhat favorable as well. Theo Epstein ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 518 reads 0 comments

  7. New York Yankees Fans: Stop Whining, This Was a Good Year

    Pretend for one instant that I can tell the future. I can predict things with stunning accuracy. Now pretend it's the night before opening day way back at the end of March 2011. You ask me about the upcoming New York Yankees 2011 season...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 395 reads 11 comments

  8. Yankees Preseason Pitching Concerns Realized as the Tigers Advance

    On Dec. 15, 2010 Cliff Lee shocked the baseball world when the free-agent signed a five year, $120 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 2 reads 0 comments

  9. Roy Halladay vs. Chris Carpenter: Breaking Down Key Game 5 Pitching Matchup

    When Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series between the Cardinals and Phillies entered the fourth inning, the series was, in the minds of many, nearly over...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 905 reads 3 comments

  10. Theo Epstein Will Talk to the Cubs: If He Leaves Boston Who's Next at GM?

    Theo Epstein has been given permission to discuss the vacant general manager slot in the Chicago Cubs organization. This doesn't mean he's leaving. He might chat with the Cubs and decide that it's not an ideal situation for him to step into...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 893 reads 3 comments

  11. NBA Season Grows Closer to Cancellation: Maybe It's Time to Panic?

    This article is also featured on www.TheFanManifesto.com The NFL actually understood the urgent nature of what a work stoppage would do to the long-term health of the league. Yes they may have waited a bit too long and that shortened training camp...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 132 reads 0 comments

  12. Adrian Beltre Smacks 3 Home Runs To Lead Texas Rangers Back to ALCS

    Anyone that didn't notice the fantastic regular season Adrian Beltre had in 2011 probably notices it now. That's because in Game 4 of the ALDS in Tampa, Adrian Beltre did something not done since 2002...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 532 reads 2 comments

  13. Yankees' Baseball Season Is in A.J. Burnett's Hands: Can He Come Through?

    If anyone had told a Yankee fan around mid-August that the entire season would come down to a road game in the first round of the playoffs with A.J. Burnett on the mound, they'd have been met with a pained expression...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 252 reads 3 comments

  14. Patriots vs. Jets: Matchup Showcases Two NFL Teams Playing Poorly

    This article is featured on www.TheFanManifesto.com Next Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in Foxboro, Massachusetts, one of the NFL 's best rivalries resumes when the New York Jets and the New England Patriots meet for the first of two meetings this season...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 1,113 reads 12 comments

  15. Boston Red Sox Free Agents: Who Stays? Who Goes?

    The NBA had "The Decision," the soap opera-like courting of superstar LeBron James. Major League Baseball has that every season...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 1,561 reads 18 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders: The First Real Test of the Season for the Patriots

    When is a 2-1 team encountering their first "test" of the regular season? When you're the 2011 New England Patriots , that's when. Yes, the Patriots have a loss already this season...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 259 reads 1 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox Managerial Opening: You Have Huge Shoes to Fill

    Every baseball offseason provides ample opportunity for changes within each organization. Last offseason offered dramatic changes for the Boston Red Sox ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 354 reads 8 comments

  18. MLB Playoffs 2011, New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers: The Most Important Game 1

    Tonight the Major League Baseball postseason begins as the American League Divisional Series gets under way: Tampa Bay in Arlington versus the defending American League champion ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 276 reads 0 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox: Parting Ways with Tito Francona Would Be the Wrong Reaction

    The possibility exists that Terry Francona actually does want out of Boston. If that were the case then there's not much that the Red Sox could do to stop him from leaving...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 719 reads 0 comments

  20. Breakup of Boston Red Sox Starts Already: Is Terry Francona out Today?

    It's been just a touch over 24 hours since the Red Sox 2011 season came to its unfathomably painful end. The speculation about who would pay the price for the team's demise began within split seconds of the 4-3 loss to the Orioles ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 232 reads 0 comments

  21. Adrian Gonzalez: Red Sox' Collapsed Because "God Didn't Have It in the Cards"

    Fans of major market sports teams always hear about whether or not big-name players acquired via free agency or trade will "adjust" to the big-time nature of the market they're entering...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 2,767 reads 2 comments

  22. Atlanta Braves Make a Wild Play to Match the Red Sox and Miss the Postseason

    As Boston Red Sox fans lament the demise of a team that showed so much promise and had sky-high expectations, the citizens of Atlanta, Georgia, sit in the same lonely boat. Atlanta had a 10...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 207 reads 1 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox Fallout: Who Goes, Who Stays in Beantown?

    With as epic a regular-season choke as any team has every endured now squarely on the shoulders of the Red Sox, the fallout will begin...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 543 reads 2 comments

  24. Red Sox Put Cherry on Wild Card Collapse Sundae by Imploding One Last Time

    If Boston Red Sox fan Stephen King was to write a horror story devoid of gore that featured his beloved Red Sox as the hapless victims, he could not have written this script...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 2,617 reads 30 comments

  25. Bruce Chen to the Rescue? He Might Be the Calvary for the Red Sox

    In what would be a truly unique baseball happening the Boston Red Sox on the afternoon the 162nd game of the season may be in the process of completing a deal for Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about over 6 years ago 847 reads 2 comments