1. Alabama Football: Why Tide Will Roll Despite Absence of Jalston Fowler

    The big showdown between SEC powerhouses Alabama and Arkansas has been tempered a bit due to the latter's surprising loss last week to Louisiana-Monroe...

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  2. Why Tampa Rays Will Win AL Wild-Card Race

    The new wild-card format will make for an interesting start to the 2012 playoffs, but before we get to that one-game playoff, two teams have to play strong baseball in the coming weeks in order to even be in contention...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 540 reads 5 comments

  3. Peyton Manning: Why the 4-Time MVP Will Struggle Against the Falcons

    Peyton Manning 's return to the NFL went fairly smoothly in Week 1, as the 36-year-old, four-time MVP looked controlled and poised in the pocket against a very stout Pittsburgh Steelers defense...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 3,306 reads 27 comments

  4. NFL Picks Week 2: Playoffs Teams Ready to Get Their 1st Win of 2012

    Week 1 of the 2012 season saw a few playoff contenders stumble out of the gate and lose in tough fashion...

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  5. Stephen Hill: Why You Should Be Cautious About Rookie Jets Wideout

    A rookie player bursts onto the scene in Week 1 of the NFL season, and it's easy for fantasy football fans to become enamored and immediately click the "claim" button on their computers...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 3,287 reads 5 comments

  6. Manny Pacquiao: Why Rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez Would Be Must-See TV

    We know Manny Pacquiao will be fighting on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas , the first match since his controversial loss to Timothy Bradley Jr...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 1,991 reads 3 comments

  7. Notre Dame Football: Why Irish Will Stumble Against Michigan State

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish started the season in impressive fashion, blowing out Navy, 50-10, in Week 1, and then barely edging Purdue last week by a score of 20-17. But the real test is coming this weekend in the form of No...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 1,060 reads 4 comments

  8. Alabama Football: Why Jalston Fowler's Absence Hurts Tide's Title Chances

    The Alabama Crimson Tide have very few weaknesses, both offensively and defensively. They are a team comprised of NFL-caliber players on both sides of the ball, and even with all ...

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  9. Andy Murray: First Grand Slam Title Won't Be Last

    Many thought he'd never get that elusive Grand Slam title. Most pundits claimed he didn't have the guile or the big-game ability to hang with the likes of Roger Federer , Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal ...

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  10. Boise State Football: Why Inexperience Will Keep Broncos out of Top 25

    The big question mark heading into the season for the Boise State Broncos was whether their young talent could match the high standard that's been set for the program...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 1,987 reads 5 comments

  11. FedEx Cup Standings 2012: Why Rory McIlroy Will Win PGA Player of the Year

    Rory McIlroy 's pursuit of the FedEx cup these past few weeks has been a marvel, and he will continue this amazing play en route to his first-ever PGA Player of the Year award...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 3,731 reads 4 comments

  12. Serena Williams: Impressive 2012 Has Tennis Star Back on Top

    Serena Williams has been through a lot in the past few years, but anyone who thought she was done taking down Grand Slam titles and patrolling the upper levels of the world rankings was sorely mistaken...

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  13. Cristiano Ronaldo: Why Real Madrid Star Is Staying Put

    Cristiano Ronaldo is not going anywhere. Ronaldo, one of the best two or three soccer players in the world, has always had a certain amount of controversy following him...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 6,735 reads 6 comments

  14. Montee Ball: Police Reportedly Arrest 3 in Assault on Wisconsin RB

    The recent assault case involving Wisconsin running back Montee Ball may have found some closure. The Madison Police Department has arrested three men in relation to the assault ...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 5,889 reads 9 comments

  15. 'NBA 2K13' Rankings: Rajon Rondo's Leap Is Well-Deserved

    Rajon Rondo made a gigantic leap in the 2012 postseason, and as a result, he will be appropriately compensated when 2K Sports' latest basketball video game incarnation, NBA 2K13 , comes out October 2, 2012...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 761 reads 33 comments

  16. Maurice Jones-Drew: Why Jaguars Should Pony Up for Star Back

    Maurice Jones-Drew is holding out for a long-term contract because that's what great players do when they reach the apex of their respective careers...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 4,995 reads 4 comments

  17. AL Wild-Card Race: Which MLB Teams Will Prevail Down the Stretch?

    The American League wild-card race this year has a different look and feel to it, but the younger teams may find it hard to hold on down the stretch...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 285 reads 0 comments

  18. Andy Roddick: Why the American Won't Be Winning His Second US Open

    Andy Roddick looked dominating in his opening-round win over 21-year-old American qualifier Rhyne Williams on Tuesday...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 439 reads 4 comments

  19. College Football Picks Week 1: Top 25 Teams Who Will Breeze Through Opener

    Week 1 of the college football season is exciting. We get our first crack at revamped rosters, most of which have been working tirelessly to prepare for the grind of the upcoming season...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 896 reads 1 comments

  20. MLB Trade Rumors: 3 Teams Who Must Deal for Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Daisuke Matsuzaka has been an enigma for the Boston Red Sox since he came to the team in 2007. That year he went 15-12 with a 4.40 ERA and helped the Sox win Game 3 of the World Series against the Colorado Rockies...

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  21. Trent Richardson Will Bring Balance to Browns Offense

    Can Trent Richardson save the Browns ? He may not bring them to the playoffs, but he will certainly make life easier for Colt McCoy and Co...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 1,939 reads 14 comments

  22. Hidden Gems That Will Help Win Your Fantasy Football League

    Finding those diamonds in the rough is the goal of every fantasy football participant. It's never easy, mind you, but coming up with an unheralded or overlooked fantasy player and then having them come through big for your season is a tremendous feeling..

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 1,171 reads 1 comments

  23. Rafael Nadal's Absence Won't Tarnish U.S. Open

    When one of the best players in a particular sport finds himself sidelined for a major event, that usually spells doom for those involved. We want to watch the best go head-to-head with the best...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 698 reads 3 comments

  24. Aaron Hernandez: Worth the Money

    The New England Patriots are a franchise that is known to not hand out a large contract extension very easily. That would make the recent five-year, $40 million deal to tight end Aaron Hernandez a big of a shock...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 991 reads 4 comments

  25. Why Red Sox Outsmarted the Dodgers in Blockbuster That Shook Baseball

    Taking one glance at the moving parts in the blockbuster Red Sox - Dodgers trade makes it seem fairly one-sided. You have one team, the Dodgers, procuring three star players in Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett ...

    Matt West Written by Matt West about 2 years ago 1,055 reads 7 comments