1. MLB Power Rankings: The Heart of Each Team's Lineup

    In order to succeed, a major league baseball team needs a solid core of hitters to form the heart of their batting lineup...

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  2. NFL Draft 2012: Players Who'd Be Better off Staying in School

    College football is over, and it's time to look towards the NFL draft. Each year, many underclassmen declare to head to the draft early. Some of them are no-brainers, like Boston College's Luke Kuechly...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 857 reads 3 comments

  3. UCLA Basketball: Why Dismissing Reeves Nelson Helped the Bruins

    Things aren't going as planned in Westwood, California. Well, I guess I should say Anaheim, California and Los Angeles, California since those are the locations of the Honda Center and the Sports Arena...

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  4. Giants vs. Packers: 5 Advantages New York Has in Rematch Against Green Bay

    The New York Giants (9-7) will face the Green Bay Packers (15-1) at Lambeau Field on Sunday and the Giants have a much better shot at winning than most people think...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 5,331 reads 20 comments

  5. MLB Trades: Spare Parts Who Blossomed into Stars

    Each season, we see multiple trades go down throughout all of MLB . Some are blockbuster deals and others are simply a swap of relievers. But it's not very common that both sides come out winners...

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  6. NFL Playoffs 2012: Why We Need Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers in the Super Bowl

    Everybody likes a good old-fashioned shootout. And that's why everyone wants to see the New England Patriots play the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLVI. Look, I understand if your favorite team is still in the playoffs and has a shot to win it all...

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  7. Dwight Howard: Why New Jersey Nets Must Make Bold Move for Howard

    The New Jersey Nets need Dwight Howard . Badly. The team is 2-9 and is only better than the Washington Wizards in the entire NBA . They need to make a move to change that around and save what is left of the 2012 season...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 922 reads 3 comments

  8. Fantasy Baseball 2012: Ranking the Top 15 Shortstops

    Spring training is just around the corner and that means it's time to start looking at your 2012 fantasy baseball team...

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  9. Ranking the Best Defenses Left in the NFL Playoffs 2012

    Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships. If that old adage stands true, it's probably a good idea to build up an elite defense. But in today's game, offense has been put on a premium...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 5,046 reads 1 comments

  10. Cal Football: Why the Golden Bears Have a Shot at the 2012 Pac-12 North Title

    The California Golden Bears (7-6) finished 2011 with a disappointing 21-10 Holiday Bowl loss to the Texas Longhorns, but don't count them out for 2012...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 1,982 reads 9 comments

  11. Bengals vs. Texans: 5 Key Matchups in AFC Wild Card

    The sixth-seeded Cincinnati Bengals haven't been to the playoffs since 2009, and the third-seeded Houston Texans have never played postseason football...

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  12. NFL Playoff Picks: Why Detroit Lions Can Stop New Orleans Saints Offense

    Let's start this off with two facts. 1. The sixth-seeded Detroit Lions face the third-seeded New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round of the 2012 NFL Playoffs on Saturday night...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 201 reads 1 comments

  13. Los Angeles Dodgers: Why Joe Torre is the Best Candidate for Owner

    On January 4, Joe Torre quit his job as Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball to pursue buying the Los Angeles Dodgers , and he is already the best candidate for the job...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 2,208 reads 1 comments

  14. MLB Teams That Are Already Screwed in 2012

    Pitchers and catchers don't report for over a month, but it is already becoming clear which teams will find themselves in a world of hurt once the 2012 MLB season starts...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 1,211 reads 6 comments

  15. 2012 NFL Draft: Why Rams Must Trade Out of Their Pick

    Because of their horrendous 2-14 record, the St. Louis Rams have been awarded the second pick of the 2012 NFL Draft . But, for no reason whatsoever, should they keep it? Why should St...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 10,703 reads 9 comments

  16. Biggest Under-the-Radar Player for Each MLB Team

    Each season, at least one under-the-radar player breaks out and becomes a force in the major leagues—or at least a well-known player...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 782 reads 2 comments

  17. NBA Power Rankings: Rating the Best Backcourts in the League

    In the NBA , the backcourt dictates the pace and speed of the game and each offensive set. With the faster pace of today's game, a team's backcourt has become more important than ever...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 16,845 reads 102 comments

  18. The Biggest Hole Each Pac-12 Football Team Must Fix for 2012-13

    With the Stanford Cardinal's 41-38 loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Fiesta Bowl, the Pac-12's 2011-12 season is officially done. Now that it's over, some teams will see their superstars leaving for the NFL...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 2,935 reads 2 comments

  19. Reasons to Believe Michael Vick, Eagles Will Rebound in 2012

    The Dream Team's inaugural season did not end with the dream they envisioned in August of 2011. Instead of raising the Lombardi Trophy, or even making it to the playoffs, like so ...

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  20. NFL Rankings: Picking Each Team's Most Consistent Playmaker

    No matter how good or bad, each NFL team has a playmaker. The best teams out there, like the Green Bay Packers, have a plethora of them while the worst, like the St. Louis Rams, may only have one...

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  21. The Best NBA Players Who Never Play

    Players like LeBron James , Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin get all of the love, so why not give some to the lesser known players? These are the guys that only get ...

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  22. MLB Players We'll Always Suspect of Using Steroids

    The Steroid Era. That's the tainted name that baseball from the late-1980's through the mid-2000's will have to live under forever...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 1,701 reads 4 comments

  23. MLB Free Agency: Most Annoying FAs on the Market and Where They'll Go

    Yes, there are other free agents on the market besides slugger Prince Fielder. While they won't command the salaries that he is looking for, they will come with a bit of a price—attitude problems...

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  24. Houston Astros: Are They Screwed in the AL West?

    On November 18th, 2011, Major League Baseball approved the sale of the Houston Astros to Jim Crane. The main condition of the sale? Crane agreeing to a move that will see the Astros ...

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  25. Trades That Could Jump-Start the Los Angeles Clippers

    The Los Angeles Clippers (1-0) need more help than most people might think. After having years of patience, they have built up a potentially great starting lineup with Chris Paul , Chauncey Billups, Caron Butler, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan...

    Josh Toyofuku Written by Josh Toyofuku about almost 3 years ago 719 reads 9 comments