1. Imagining the NFL Without Bill Belichick

    "Look Billy! (Hears fizzy squeaking sound...) Commissioner says every time a ball leaks, a Patriot gets his wins ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 14 hours ago 40,678 reads 199 comments

  2. Power Ranking the Potential Matchups for Super Bowl XLIX

    We are spoiled this year. Not only has the NFL regular season been as spectacular on the field as it's seemed demoralizing and unsettling off it, but the playoffs have somehow been even more enticing to watch than the four months that preceded them...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 12 days ago 159,518 reads 497 comments

  3. Colts-Broncos Is a Must-Win for Andrew Luck

    "Must-win" is such an overused term in sports, and I am certainly guilty of exacerbating the overuse of the term here, but there doesn't seem to be any other way to analyze the task ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 17 days ago 53,984 reads 296 comments

  4. From 'Nothing to Lose' to 'Must Win It All': Ranking NFL Teams' Playoff Pressure

    Twelve teams, four weeks and one trophy to decide which NFL team can call itself the best. It's funny, in a football way, that we spend the better part of four months working to ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 25 days ago 98,338 reads 217 comments

  5. 2014 Holiday Cards for Every NFL Team

    Let's be honest: It has been a tough year for the NFL . Well, attendance has been good and viewership is at an all-time high, but all the off-the-field stuff has really put a damper on...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 265,443 reads 118 comments

  6. College Football Playoff Got 4 Teams Right, But 8 Teams Would Be So Much Better

    Alabama. Oregon. Florida State. Ohio State. It's a final four any college football fan would dream of in the inaugural four-team playoff system...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 100,400 reads 354 comments

  7. Landon Donovan Retires a Champion as MLS Must Begin New Chapter Without Its Face

    Landon Donovan is taking his ball, and his trophy, and going home. Forever. In the 111 th minute of a sloppy, grind-it-out MLS Cup final, MLS MVP Robbie Keane slotted home the ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 91,160 reads 28 comments

  8. Backlash over Rams' Hands-Up Gesture Totally Misses the Point

    Since Sunday, a silent gesture has said more than any words possibly could, and no matter the intent from five players of the St. Louis Rams , the reaction—and subsequent national debate—is deafening...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 69,006 reads 619 comments

  9. Rice, Peterson Cases Spotlight Tug-of-War Between NFL and Players Union

    Ray Rice was not a victim of NFL double jeopardy. Ray Rice committed a heinous, criminal act and has paid the price for it. Literally. Rice lost his job. He lost any chance at a paycheck for the foreseeable future...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 19,769 reads 33 comments

  10. Dear NFL Coaches: Stop Trying to Kill Your Starting Quarterbacks

    Ron Rivera is obviously trying to destroy Cam Newton . He's not the only NFL coach seemingly trying to kill his own quarterback this season, a trend that doesn't make much sense given how fragile some playing the position seem to be...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 100,519 reads 76 comments

  11. Ray Rice Hearing Is as Much About Roger Goodell's Future as the Embattled RB

    As Ray Rice began his formal appeal process in front of former federal judge Barbara S. Jones on Wednesday, the proceedings—and ultimately the resolution in this critical ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 13,991 reads 53 comments

  12. Are the SF Giants a Dynasty? The Spurs? Only If We Redefine the Term

    Dynasty vs. Destiny . That's how Major League Baseball billed Game 7 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 49,867 reads 217 comments

  13. Mo'ne Davis, Spike Lee and Sticking It to the NCAA Once and for All

    Teenage pitching phenom Mo'ne Davis was back on the national stage during the World Series—sorry, Major League Baseball's iteration of the World Series, not the Little League ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 62,312 reads 78 comments

  14. Pistorius, Phelps, Solo and the Danger of Turning Champions into Heroes

    Every four years, but for a brief fortnight, a handful of world-class athletes convene from all reaches of the globe to capture our hearts, enrich our lives and inspire us with wondrous feats of strength and speed...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 3,048 reads 6 comments

  15. The Face of U.S. Soccer Will Be Decidedly Un-American, If Klinsmann Has His Way

    Jurgen Klinsmann is managing U.S. Soccer like a second-term president. Now past one World Cup cycle that saw him receive a contract extension through the 2018 tournament before ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 247,601 reads 151 comments

  16. Life After Landon: US Soccer Smart to Celebrate the Past, Not Live in It

    "I think in the end we're all just trying to do our part to keep building the game." That's what Landon Donovan told U.S...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 22,894 reads 23 comments

  17. At Ryder Cup, United States Must Embrace the Underdog Role

    In America, we are used to being the best at everything. Frankly, even when we aren't actually the best, people in this country just spout off unprovable sentiments like "America ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 35,701 reads 18 comments

  18. Roger Goodell Probably Should Be Fired, but He Won't Be, Not for This

    It is evident—if it wasn't before the second domestic assault video involving Ray Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer surfaced this week on TMZ —that Roger ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 months ago 26,716 reads 109 comments

  19. Cowboys-Raiders Fight Is What the NFL Preseason Fan Experience Is All About

    The National Football League, as an organization, trades in violence. No matter how many rules the league puts into place to curtail injuries and prolong the careers—and ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 months ago 73,509 reads 86 comments

  20. Everton Should Be America's De Facto Favorite Team in 2014 Premier League Season

    After a long summer of virtually no soccer worth talking about at all, it's officially Premier League season! Soccer is back in America! "Tim-may How-ward! (Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap!)" Wait, I feel like I'm forgetting something...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 6 months ago 50,000 reads 188 comments

  21. With Rory McIlroy Leading Europe, Americans Have Little Hope in 2014 Ryder Cup

    Tom Watson had to be watching the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship with a wry smile on his face and a sinking feeling in his heart. The U.S...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 6 months ago 20,789 reads 26 comments

  22. Landon Donovan's Impact on American Soccer Transcends Stats, Awards and Trophies

    On Wednesday night, in front of a packed house in Portland, Oregon, and a television audience around the globe, Landon Donovan netted the game-winning goal to lead MLS All-Stars over one of his former clubs, Bayern Munich...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 6 months ago 185,078 reads 105 comments

  23. MLS All-Star Game vs Bayern Munich Must Be League's Big Night: What If It's Not?

    As the marquee event for Major League Soccer, the 2014 All-Star Game, finally arrives (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2), everything has lined up perfectly for the American soccer league. A deep roster of U...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 6 months ago 43,605 reads 110 comments

  24. Bon Jovi's Letter to Bills Fans Needs More Truth, Passion & Chart-Topping Lyrics

    Jon Bon Jovi has become the face of an ownership group out of Toronto that hopes to buy the Buffalo Bills , and while the city of Buffalo hopes to Never Say Goodbye to its NFL ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 6 months ago 152,264 reads 92 comments

  25. Desperation, Parity Spawn Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Day

    Now that was a trade deadline. When Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes both get traded for each other , with Jonny Gomes and a sack of cash making ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 6 months ago 31,792 reads 27 comments