1. NBA/NFL Lockouts: Think of the Fans

    Sorry, folks, for posting the 6,402,218th article on the current NBA and/or NFL lockouts. The NFL lockout is well over the 100-day mark, and is beginning to make diehard fans nervous about a 2011-12 season...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about 3 years ago 197 reads 0 comments

  2. St. Louis Cardinals Rotation: Reason to Worry About the Redbirds

    One month ago, it seemed as if the St. Louis Cardinals ’ starting pitching rotation was one of, if not the, best rotations in baseball...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about over 3 years ago 612 reads 0 comments

  3. St. Louis Cardinals: Is David Freese Lucky or Good?

    On a team featuring two players hitting .400 on the season and arguably the best player in the game for the past decade, David Freese sits in the shadows—something he has kind of grown accustomed to...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about over 3 years ago 1,390 reads 0 comments

  4. Memo to Tony La Russa: Forget the Closer Role

    It's been a troubling year so far for 38-year-old Ryan Franklin. The appointed Cardinal closer saved 38 and 27 games in 2009 and 2010 respectively, blowing just a total of seven combined over the two seasons...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about over 3 years ago 436 reads 4 comments

  5. NBA Quarter Report: Quick Hits From The Season So Far

    It's hard to believe that the NBA season is already a fourth of the way through. Seems like it was just yesterday that the Boston Celtics were taking down what was supposed to ...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  6. Los Angeles Clippers: Bottom Dwellers Despite Loads of Potential

    Sitting in last place of the Western Conference is, no surprise, the Los Angeles Clippers. It's been five years (more like a lifetime) since Elton Brand led the Clips to a playoff appearance...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 493 reads 16 comments

  7. College Basketball: Mid-Majors' Postseason Fate Lies in November Basketball

    Don't call me crazy. The fact that I'm already talking about at-large bids for the NCAA Tournament while it's still months away. No, that's not crazy...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 198 reads 0 comments

  8. 2010-11 Texas Longhorns: Why Rick Barnes and His Team Will Underachieve Again

    Tristan Thompson is a gazelle. The 6'8" freshman for Rick Barnes ' Longhorns can do a little bit of everything. He blocks shots ,leaping with ease. He can hit the turnaround eight to 10-foot jumper (his bread-and-butter shot)...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 294 reads 5 comments

  9. Thoughts and Notes From ESPN's 24-Hour College Basketball Tip-Off

    Though college basketball has been up and running for a little over a week now, it seems as if the unofficial start was yesterday when ESPN broadcasted 24 consecutive hours of NCAA hoops...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 286 reads 0 comments

  10. Road Struggles Continue For The St. Louis Rams: OT Loss To The 49ers

    November 1st, 2009—that was the date of the last Rams' win on the road. Ironically, it was also St. Louis' only win last season. Steve Spagnuolo's boys from St. Louis defeated the Detroit Lions at Ford Field...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 333 reads 2 comments

  11. How Virgina Tech Is In The Running For an ACC Title After 0-2 Start

    The 2010 college football season did not start off as a good one for Frank Beamer 's Virgina Tech Hokies. It was the Hokies who were suppose to prove to the country that Boise State was not capable of beating a top-10 team...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 797 reads 19 comments

  12. Marcell Dareus Could Be the Most Looked At Prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft

    Yes. The 2011 NFL Draft is still months away. But as I've started to see ESPN's reports on the draft (Mel Kiper, anyone?), I've seen one name listed consistently for a number of teams...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 2,393 reads 5 comments

  13. Cecil Newton: How to Destroy Your Son's College Football Career

    The month of November has not been a good one for Auburn's junior quarterback, Cameron Newton . Well, football-wise it's been a good month: Newton led the Tigers to their 10th win of the season over Chattanooga...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 2,244 reads 38 comments

  14. Los Angeles Lakers Hoop Data: A Statistical Look at the 2010-11 Team

    So far, this season, the Los Angeles Lakers have managed to score over 100 points in every game. Oh, and they're undefeated on the season as well (8-0), one of only two teams remaining undefeated (New Orleans Hornets are the other team)...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 774 reads 2 comments

  15. 2010-11 College Basketball: Conference Champion Predictions

    It's college basketball season, baby! ESPN televises its first regular season game of the 2010-11 season Monday, Nov. 8th, when Rhode Island will take on Pittsburgh...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 1,327 reads 1 comments

  16. Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves Frustrated With Minutes

    When the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Al Jefferson to Utah last summer, Kevin Love had the idea that he was Minnesota 's new franchise player...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 1,369 reads 11 comments

  17. 2010-11 Boston Celtics: Don't Count The Boys from Boston Out!

    Apparently, this season's NBA Finals have already been set. Ninety-five percent of NBA followers believe we will be seeing the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat face off next June for the championship...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 568 reads 7 comments

  18. Minnesota Vikings: The Most Underachieving Football Team Not Named the Cowboys

    Three of ESPN.com's ten sidebar headlines had something to do with the Minnesota Vikings: "Vikings will waive outspoken WR Moss" "Day after taking hit to chin, Favre says ...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 131 reads 1 comments

  19. NFL Picks Week 6: The Return of Big Ben!

    Not sure how readers will react to my enthusiasm in regards to the return of Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday. Look, the guy screwed up, but it happens to the best athletes...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about almost 4 years ago 47 reads 0 comments

  20. An Email For The Ages: "What Tiger Should Have Said"

    Here at the ISF offices, we are dedicated to our readers (all two of them) and check our emails on a weekly basis. One reader (thanks, Dad) sent us an email titled "What Tiger Should Have Said...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about over 4 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  21. Matt Holliday and the Cardinals: Do They Really Need Him?

    Just before heading to bed last night, I got a "tweet" on Twitter, the new social network, reporting that utility player Mark DeRosa had been acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals. Let's just say I was too giddy to fall asleep...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about 5 years ago 705 reads 3 comments

  22. Ricky Rubio: Can a Teen Survive in the NBA?

    On October 15, 2005, a 14-year-old named Ricky Rubio graced the court of the Palau d'Esports de Badalona arena in Badalona, Spain. Significance? Rubio became the youngest player to ever play in the Spanish ACB League...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about over 5 years ago 384 reads 2 comments

  23. Mark DeRosa Available

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney is reporting that the Indians are ready to trade Mark DeRosa after the Cubs swept them this past weekend. The Indians, like other struggling teams, are looking to build for the future; in other words: build a younger team...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about over 5 years ago 299 reads 5 comments

  24. St. Louis Cardinals: Mark DeRosa Available

    ESPN.com's Buster Olney is reporting that the Indians are ready to trade Mark DeRosa after the Cubs swept them this past weekend. The Indians, like other struggling teams, are looking to build for the future; in other words: build a younger team...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about over 5 years ago 1,204 reads 15 comments

  25. U.S. Open: History Not In Mike Weir's Favor

    After the monsoon had finished pounding Bethpage Black, the maintenance crews began preparing the course so it could be playable for Friday. Throughout a cloudy Friday in Farmingdale, N.Y., a lefty not named Phil Mickelson crept up the leaderboard...

    In Simmons' Footsteps Written by In Simmons' Footsteps about over 5 years ago 153 reads 0 comments