1. Eli Manning and 5 Other Players the New York Giants Can't Afford to Lose in 2012

    The New York Giants appeared destined to fail before the 2011 season began. General manager Jerry Reese's laid-back approach in free agency had NFL fans and analysts nationwide ...

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  2. Kentucky vs. Kansas: Why Kentucky Won't Lose to Kansas in National Championship

    When Butler played UConn in last year's national championship game, disappointment was widespread. The lack of elite talent, poor coaching decisions and woeful shooting by both teams ...

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  3. Louisville vs. Kentucky: Breaking Down Every Matchup

    The battle for the Bluegrass state has made its way onto college basketball’s biggest stage, as Louisville and Kentucky will face off Saturday night in New Orleans with a national championship game berth on the line...

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  4. New York Jets: Why Media Hype Will Propel Tim Tebow to Starting Quarterback

    Tim Tebow was formally introduced as a member of the New York Jets yesterday in the first ever press conference held for a backup quarterback, but that second-string status will be removed in the near future...

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  5. Peyton Manning Makes the 49ers Super Bowl Favorites

    Two fumbles. That's all that stood between the San Francisco 49ers and a trip to the Superbowl as their season came to a grinding halt in the NFC Championship game...

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  6. BCS Championship: Why Alabama vs. LSU Is the Best Matchup

    LSU was forced to overcome a double-digit deficit for the second week in a row. After falling down by 14 early in the first quarter of last week's showdown with Arkansas, the Tigers ...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 193 reads 4 comments

  7. Heath Bell to Miami Marlins: Why Jose Reyes Won't Follow

    The Miami Marlins made their first big free agent splash of the offseason, signing Heath Bell to a three-year, $27 million deal last night, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark. Bell will replace Leo Nunez as closer, who posted a deplorable 4...

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  8. NBA Award Predictions for the 2011-2012 Season

    It's December 1, and that means that the NBA season is just 24 days away. With just 66 games being played, this season will be different than most...

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  9. Matt Barkley Should Stay at USC for His Senior Season

    Matt Barkley threw for 423 yards and six touchdowns in USC's 50-0 rout of Pac-12 South champion UCLA. That's right, the Bruins, by default, will get a shot at Oregon in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 1,044 reads 4 comments

  10. Alabama vs. LSU Rematch: Which Defense Has the Edge?

    Alabama's 42-14 drubbing of Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium almost surely guaranteed that the Crimson Tide will be playing in the BCS National Championship Game...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 608 reads 18 comments

  11. The Top 5 Free Agents of This Year's Class

    If we assume that the tentative agreement reached in the wee hours of this morning holds true, NBA free agency will begin on Dec. 9. That leaves only 16 days of free agency before the reported start of the regular season...

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  12. NFL Power Rankings: Running Backs

    Today's NFL is a passing league. A strong running game is no longer a necessity. Look at the 2009 New Orleans Saints, who won a Super Bowl with a running back by committee system...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 1,313 reads 2 comments

  13. Picking the Biggest Games of College Football's Week 13

    It's Week 13 in college football and that means this is the final chance for teams to enhance their resumés before the postseason...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 2,345 reads 16 comments

  14. Denver Broncos QB Situation: Tim Tebow's Possible Replacements

    John Elway was asked Monday on his weekly radio show on 102.3 FM The Ticket if the Denver Broncos were "any closer to feeling if you have your quarterback on this team?". His answer: "No...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 468 reads 1 comments

  15. College Football Madness: Putting the BCS Chaos in Perspective

    It's an interesting paradox, isn't it? Upsets actually restoring a sense of order to the BCS standings. It seems almost illogical, but really, it's not...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 142 reads 4 comments

  16. New York Mets: 7 Possible Replacements for Jose Reyes

    Although it is not certain that José Reyes has played his last game in a Mets uniform, it seems very likely that the star shortstop will find a new home this winter. Reyes is coming off one of the best years of his career...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 2,005 reads 15 comments

  17. The NFL's 10 Smartest Players

    While NFL players are mostly known for what they do on game day, there are some who also shine in their academic endeavors. These are the players who actually respected the term "student-athlete" for what it is...

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  18. Why Ohio State Should Not Hire Urban Meyer

    Ohio State's loss to Penn State all but sealed current head coach Luke Fickell's fate. He will not be retained as the head coach...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 1,217 reads 4 comments

  19. The 5 Best in-Game NBA Dunks of All Time

    The dunk is one of the most impressive plays in sports. The art of the throwdown cannot be mastered by all; it is a supreme display of athletic ability. A mix of art, leaping ability, and humiliation for the poor fool on the losing end of the big jam...

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  20. The 5 Biggest NFL Draft Busts of All Time

    The NFL draft is an inexact science. Many teams have learned this the hard way by using their first-round picks on players who shine on Saturdays but inexplicably flame out at the next level...

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  21. College Football's 3 Biggest Games of Week 12: Who Wins Saturday?

    Can you believe it? It's already Week 12 of the college football season. This is the critical time when postseason fates are decided. It's also when we argue most about the absurdity of the BCS...

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  22. The Packers' Quest for Perfection: Green Bay's Three Biggest Roadblocks to 16-0

    Green Bay has been nothing short of incredible all season. Beginning with their 42-34 win over New Orleans in Week 1, Aaron Rodgers and co. have rattled off nine straight victories...

    Christopher Johnson Written by Christopher Johnson about 3 years ago 4,114 reads 23 comments

  23. Heisman Watch 2011: Why This Year's Race Is as Wide Open as Ever

    The moment that he decided to return to Stanford for his senior season, Andrew Luck became the odds-on favorite to take home the Heisman hardware in 2011...

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