1. Ballon D'Or 2013: Franck Ribery's Time to Shine? Keep Dreaming

    When it comes to world football, the most prestigious individual award is the Ballon d'Or . The pinnacle of individual trophies, the Ballon d'Or is what every player dreams ...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about 11 months ago 7,369 reads 14 comments

  2. Cincinnati Reds: Fire Dusty Baker or Continue to Underacheive

    The Cincinnati Reds finished the season with 90 wins and 72 losses. For nearly any other team in Major League Baseball, that would be a success. For the Reds and their fans, it is not and should not be enough...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about 12 months ago 4,474 reads 42 comments

  3. Madrid Swaps Creativity for Production in Choosing Bale over Ozil

    With hours left in the transfer window, Real Madrid announced the highly anticipated signing of Welsh winger Gareth Bale for a world record fee...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about 1 year ago 936 reads 2 comments

  4. Real Madrid: Why Gareth Bale's Arrival Spells Doom for Los Blancos

    With only a few days left in the transfer window, all eyes are anxiously and expectantly watching for Real Madrid to announce the signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur ...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about 1 year ago 6,956 reads 61 comments

  5. Cincinnati Reds: A Pessimist's Guide to the 2013 Redlegs

    The 2013 Cincinnati Reds have been good, not great. Sitting 12 games above .500, they are unlucky to be sitting in third in the National League Central division but are still holding onto a wild-card spot...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about 1 year ago 1,044 reads 16 comments

  6. Cincinnati Bengals: Rookies with the Best Chance to Start on Day 1

    The Cincinnati Bengals didn't have a lot of holes to fill going into the 2013 NFL draft. They were really drafting for depth and for the future, evident from some of the raw prospects they picked...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 1 year ago 1,701 reads 0 comments

  7. Real Madrid: Summer Transfers That Must Happen for 2014 Success

    Real Madrid have disappointed this season. Despite possessing one of the most loaded sides in world soccer, Los Blancos look set to settle for just the Copa del Rey this season, and even that is not a guarantee...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 1 year ago 14,212 reads 56 comments

  8. Cincinnati Bengals: Predicting Round 2 Selections

    With the first round of the NFL Draft finished, experts and fans alike were stunned to see the Cincinnati Bengals draft TE Tyler Eifert out of Notre Dame. Despite his tremendous skill set, many are questioning the pick given the team's obvious needs..

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 1 year ago 2,016 reads 0 comments

  9. Cincinnati Reds: A Case Against Calling Up Tony Cingrani

    Cincinnati Reds fans are reacting differently to Johnny Cueto 's injury. His absence makes most fans anxious, as they should be, while others are excited at the prospect of another starter getting a chance...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 1 year ago 2,056 reads 9 comments

  10. Cincinnati Bengals: What Rey Maualuga's New Contract Means Going Forward

    On March 18, a little before noon, Adam Schefter tweeted that the Bengals and Rey Maualuga had agreed to a new two-year, $6.5 million deal...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 1 year ago 1,017 reads 6 comments

  11. El Clásico: 5 Things We Learned from Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

    Tuesday's match marked the fifth time Barcelona and Real Madrid have met this season. El Clá sico is one of the most anticipated matchups in the world and it never seems to disappoint...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 1 year ago 1,237 reads 1 comments

  12. Cincinnati Reds: 5 Biggest Weaknesses for 2013

    The Cincinnati Reds were one of the best teams in baseball last season, which isn't half bad considering they're such a small market team. This 2013 season will see the Reds looking to grab their third NL Central title in four years...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 1 year ago 2,847 reads 47 comments

  13. Cincinnati Bengals: End of the Year Report Card

    Two years in a row, the Cincinnati Bengals have made the playoffs and defied predictions of experts and critics...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 1 year ago 874 reads 2 comments

  14. Cincinnati Bengals: What Mohamed Sanu's Injury Means for the Team

    The Cincinnati Bengals posted on their website on Friday night that Mohamed Sanu suffered a stress fracture in practice that will likely keep him out for the rest of the season...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about almost 2 years ago 2,372 reads 5 comments

  15. Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Biggest Weaknesses after 8 Games

    The Cincinnati Bengals have struggled mightily this season. Their 3-5 record speaks for itself as the young team that seemed destined for another playoff run is finding itself below ...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about almost 2 years ago 793 reads 4 comments

  16. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, Andy Dalton Lead the Bright Future

    The Cincinnati Bengals were good in 2011. Shockingly good. In the preseason, fans and sports "authorities" were predicting a campaign of about three wins...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about 2 years ago 1,170 reads 3 comments

  17. Cincinnati Reds: Johnny Cueto Quietly the NL's Best Pitcher

    Reds ' fans are witnessing the greatness of Johnny Cueto for a second consecutive year. The Dominican starter has firmly entrenched himself as the Reds' No. 1 starter, their true ace...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about 2 years ago 1,185 reads 19 comments

  18. Summer 2012: Addressing Real Madrid's True Needs

    Hala Madrid! The La Liga champions excitedly look forward for the oncoming 2013 season and another chance at glory. Despite world-leading play, countless players have been linked to Real Madrid...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about 2 years ago 4,484 reads 13 comments

  19. Real Madrid: What Does the Future Hold for Nuri Sahin?

    Turkish playmaker Nuri Sahin looked like the transfer of the summer last season, getting swooped up for a mere €10 million following an absolutely dominant season with German champions Borussia Dortmund ...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 2 years ago 4,471 reads 17 comments

  20. Didier Drogba: 5 Reasons Real Madrid Shouldn't Sign the Ivorian

    Chelsea have come off of fantastic FA Cup and Champions League wins. They've seen a tremendous turnaround and many praises have been offered to the Ivorian striker, Didier Drogba ...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 2 years ago 4,353 reads 9 comments

  21. Managerial Turnaround the Key to Success in Cincinnati

    The Cincinnati Bengals have been a disappointing team for decades. From Superbowl loses, to mediocre seasons, to playoff failures, their history is littered with fan-crushing moments...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 2 years ago 566 reads 10 comments

  22. Cincinnati Reds: Narrow Win over Yankees Reveals Disturbing Problem

    The Cincinnati Reds played well Saturday in narrow victory at Yankee Stadium. Homer Bailey is showing signs of being the starter that, for years, fans were told he was. The bats were alive, and the Reds made the most of their opportunities...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 2 years ago 532 reads 11 comments

  23. Cincinnati Bengals: 12 Wideouts, 6 Spots, 1 Question

    With the 2012 NFL Draft now finished and the best undrafted free agents already scooped up, the Cincinnati Bengals find themselves in an interesting situation...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 2 years ago 3,490 reads 30 comments

  24. Real Madrid: 5 Players Who Won't Be Leaving This Summer

    Real Madrid is having a fantastic year, shattering the La Liga scoring record and holding a seven-point lead over rivals Barcelona. Their offense is one of the most potent in the world, with a lineup of huge stars with eyes for goal...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 2 years ago 2,816 reads 3 comments

  25. Barcelona: Champions League Failure Reveals over Dependence on Messi

    Chelsea fans around the world rejoiced as Fernando Torres put away the goal that guaranteed Chelsea's spot in the finals...

    Ryan Nolan Written by Ryan Nolan about over 2 years ago 705 reads 1 comments