1. Change The Rules: How MLB, the NFL, and College Football Can Improve

    MLBThe Problem16 teams in the National League play for four playoff spots, and one division—the NL Central—has six teams. Teams in the NL Central have a 16.66 percent chance of winning their division...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about 4 years ago 302 reads 0 comments

  2. Jimmy Clausen Enters 2010 NFL Draft: Five Teams Likely to Draft Irish QB

    At a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, Notre Dame's junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen will formally announce that he is forgoing his senior season to enter the 2010 NFL Draft...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 4 years ago 4,314 reads 58 comments

  3. Jimmy Clausen Punched, but NFL Draft Status May Have Taken Worse Beating

    Multiple media outlets are reporting that Notre Dame's junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen was punched outside CJ's, a South Bend burger joint, following ND's 2OT loss to Connecticut on Saturday evening...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 4 years ago 4,752 reads 27 comments

  4. Patriots Lose On Officials' Bad 4th-And-2 Call, Not Belichick's

    Looking at NBC's replays of the decisive 4th and 2 call in the Colts 35-34 victory over New England in Indianapolis, it was clear that Kevin Faulk did indeed have possession of the ball in front of the first down marker...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 5 years ago 3,406 reads 29 comments

  5. Emmanuel Burriss Is the New Fan Favorite in San Francisco

    Just writing in to express my genuine excitement about a Giants position player that: a) came up through our farm system, and b) is 23 years old...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about 6 years ago 1,103 reads 13 comments

  6. Life After Baron Davis: What's in Store For 2008-2009 Warriors?

    Expect the Golden State Warriors to regress without Baron Davis during the 2008-2009 season. Not a significant step back, but they’re more likely to win 42 games than 48...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about 6 years ago 840 reads 6 comments

  7. Warriors Predictions: The Good Side Of Life After Baron Davis

    How do the Warriors benefit (on paper) from having a Baron Davis-less roster in 2008-2009, and years to come?1. They should make more shots Baron Davis shot 42.6% from the field during the 2007-2008 season, well below the team average of 46...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about 6 years ago 763 reads 7 comments

  8. Warriors Predictions: How Baron Davis's Departure Will Hurt Team

    There’s no debating that Baron Davis’ departure leaves the Warriors as a very different ball club; one with less experience and probably less ego...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about 6 years ago 839 reads 4 comments

  9. Ten Worst Moments of Post-Bob Davie Notre Dame Football

    1. Navy beats Notre Dame for first time in 43 years: 11/3/2007Remember hearing about how the people of Milan beat the crap out of Benito Mussolini’s dead body as it hung upside down on a meat hook? Same basic concept here…2...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 6 years ago 9,245 reads 21 comments

  10. Les Miles to Michigan?: Pelini and Nebraska Helping Wolverines' Cause

    Michigan AD Bill Martin has been given formal permission by LSU to speak with Les Miles about the Wolverines' head coaching position...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 6 years ago 3,124 reads 4 comments

  11. "Hands off Jimmy": Time for Clausen to Go Third-Person

    "Jimmy is one of the more polished quarterbacks to come out from the West in sometime, Jimmy has consistency and accuracy that is second to none. Jimmy is a pure winner, having never lost a start as a prep quarterback...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 6 years ago 1,500 reads 4 comments

  12. Worst Venues: Candlestick Park

    The City of San Francisco built Candlestick Park for fifteen million dollars in 1960. In my book, fifteen million for 40 years of misery is a small price to pay. Growing up in the moderate climate of Northern California, most kids have it pretty easy...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 6 years ago 1,500 reads 1 comments

  13. Notre Dame-Stanford: The NCAA's Incompetent Officials

    Palo Alto, CA "After review, the call on the field is reversed."Welcome to Stanford Stadium on a beautiful Saturday in Palo Alto, CA—where the Pac-10 officiating crew can't make a decision...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 6 years ago 5,718 reads 23 comments

  14. Forget Colt Brennan: Davone Bess Is Hawaii's Best NFL Prospect

    Like many college football fans, I got my first good look at Hawaii tonight as they battled Boise State for the WAC championship in Honolulu.I was immediately struck by the Warriors' team speed...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 6 years ago 10,590 reads 26 comments

  15. America's QB: Biting the Bullet on Brett Favre

    The Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys are set for an NFL Network showdown next Thursday night in Texas Stadium.At 10-1, both teams are enjoying magical runs behind gunslinging quarterbacks and hard-hitting defenses...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about over 6 years ago 1,013 reads 1 comments

  16. Brady to Moss, 2007 vs. Montana to Rice, 1987

    During Sunday Night Football on NBC, John Madden emphatically declared that he'd take Tom Brady and Randy Moss over Joe Montana and Jerry Rice—commonly considered to be the best quarterback-receiver combination in the history of football...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 2,795 reads 8 comments

  17. Four Ways to Improve NBA Officiating

    Ah, the NBA regular season: when play is soft, and officials don't dictate the outcome of every game. It's nice while it lasts...But folks, I'm here to remind you that the postseason starts in just five months...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 865 reads 4 comments

  18. Angels Trade Orlando Cabrera for Garland, Set Sights on Marlins' Miguel Cabrera

    The Los Angeles Angels did well today, sending shortstop Orlando Cabrera and cash to the Chicago White Sox for right-hander Jon Garland.Cabrera is coming off a career year, where he batted .301 with a ...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 1,392 reads 0 comments

  19. NL MVP Mistake: Holliday And Ramirez More Deserving Than Rollins

    During the 2004-2005 NBA season, Allen Iverson averaged 31 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, 2+ steals—and finished fifth in the MVP voting.To put those stats in perspective, AI led the league in scoring average by more than three points a game...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 1,517 reads 5 comments

  20. KB24 and Agent Zero: Should the Lakers Move on Gilbert Arenas in 2008?

    When Gilbert Arenas opts out of his contract next summer, it's inevitable that the Los Angeles Lakers will come calling. Never mind the ridiculously messy salary cap issues. Earth-shaker GM Mitch Kupchak has nine more months to figure out the numbers.

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 4,344 reads 16 comments

  21. Why the Golden State Warriors Are Championship Contenders

    Fresh off of one of the most exhilarating playoff runs in recent memory...Wait a second. Didn't the Warriors win one playoff series? Didn't they get manhandled in the second round by ...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 1,964 reads 8 comments

  22. Warriors Offseason: Chris Mullin Proves His Worth in Golden State

    After all the time Warriors fans spent in Ying (see the last 15 years), they’re finally getting back in Yang...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 1,416 reads 10 comments

  23. A Tribute To Secretariat

    Inspiration comes in many different forms for many different people. I find inspiration in the quest for athletic accomplishment. Playing sports allows us to see and feel what we're physically capable of achieving with our own minds and bodies...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 737 reads 1 comments

  24. What If Kobe Bryant Stays in LA?

    First of all, God help us.If ever there were a "this could get so, so ugly so, so fast" team, it's your 2007-08 Los Angeles Lakers...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 2,540 reads 6 comments

  25. Does Kobe Bryant Make Sense for the Bulls?

    More than three months removed from a series of trade requests, Kobe Bryant is still a Los Angeles Laker.Kevin Garnett won't be joining him this season. Neither will Zach Randolph. Even a trade for oft-injured Jermaine O'Neal seems unlikely...

    Dave Finocchio Written by Dave Finocchio about almost 7 years ago 11,847 reads 32 comments