1. Fantasy Football 2012: 7 Veterans You Shouldn't Give Up on Yet

    "Youth is wasted on the young." That quote, which is attributed to George Bernard Shaw, may find an exception in the NFL . The most productive players in the NFL are typically those in their second, third and fourth years...

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  2. Translating LeBron James' Latest Cleveland Cavaliers Comments

    LeBron James usually walks around with a posse. I say he should walk around with a translator. When it comes to discussing his future, James might be known as "King James" more ...

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  3. Could the Lakers Steal Jeremy Lin from the Knicks for 2012-13?

    As Linsanity continues to roll following Jeremy Lin 's second consecutive double-double (10 points, 13 assists) in a rout over Sacramento, the question arises: could the Knicks ...

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  4. Jeremy Lin: 4 Reasons Why New York Knicks Guard Will Have Long-Term NBA Success

    The Jeremy Lin naysayers are out. Maybe they just want to get some publicity. Maybe they are just jealous of the Asian-American's meteoric rise to success. Maybe it's both...

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  5. Jeremy Lin: Explosive Hype over New York Knicks Guard Justifiable

    Despite being a rabid fan during the Michael Jordan era, I admit I no longer follow the NBA . I love Derrick Rose , but between the blatant traveling allowed in the league and ...

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  6. Fantasy Football 2012: The Top 36 Players to Start Your Dynasty League with

    So you're starting or playing in a dynasty league, eh? Be warned: dynasty leagues are a different type of fantasy football animal. You retain most or all of your players, so dynasty leagues require a commitment over several seasons...

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  7. Phil Emery's Realistic Blueprint for Chicago Bears' 2012 Super Bowl Run

    With a new GM, a fairly large amount of available cap space and the free-agency surplus neatly matching up with the team's greatest positional need, the Chicago Bears are—dare I say it—in a prime position to win a Super Bowl...

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  8. Fantasy Football 2012: How High Could Wes Welker Go Next Year?

    Assuming wide receiver Wes Welker re-signs as a Patriot, how high could he go in 2012 fantasy football drafts? Welker's Stats Excluding Kenny Britt, who missed most of the season due to injury, Welker finished 2011 as the No...

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  9. Super Bowl 2012: Does It Rank Among the Top 10 of All Time?

    The New England Patriots forced a Victor Cruz fumble early in the game as the New York Giants were in the red zone, but the Patriots were flagged for having too many men on the field...

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  10. Phil Emery: Chicago Bears Make Bad Move by Naming Emery New GM

    Now that Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith has picked Phil Emery to be the team's new general manager, the Bears' dysfunctional organization is complete...

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  11. Fantasy Football 2012: Ranking the Top 15 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

    When it comes to fantasy football, not all NFL draft prospects are noteworthy, regardless of talent. For example, USC left tackle Matt Kalil is regarded as the consensus No. 1 offensive line prospect...

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  12. Giants vs. Patriots: The Casual Fan's Guide to Super Bowl XLVI

    Unless you're from the New York or New England areas—or a female with a crush on Tom Brady —you probably don't have a rooting interest in Super Bowl XLVI...

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  13. 10 Most Memorable Super Bowls Ever (with Videos)

    For the casual fan, Super Bowls are most interesting for their commercials. For football fans, Super Bowls are some of the most memorable events in sports...

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  14. 2012 Fantasy Mock Draft: 16 Ways the Top 5 Picks Could Go

    Anticipation. It's what separates the great ones from the good ones. And it's what will separate you as a fantasy owner from the rest of the crowd at next year's fantasy drafts...

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  15. Upset Odds for 2012 NFL Conference Championship Games

    Last week, although my predictions for individual player performances in the playoffs were, for the most part, dead-on, my predictions for team performances in the playoffs were, for the most part, way off...

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  16. Ranking the Top 25 Fantasy Football Players in 2012

    Who are the top 25 fantasy football players for 2012? It's not as simple as looking at where everyone finished this year and then taking the top 25 performers. Head coaches change...

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  17. 2012 NFL Playoff Predictions: Upset Odds for Every Divisional Playoff Game

    Many people assume the NFL Final Four will be Packers vs. Saints, and Patriots vs. Ravens. But how likely will there be an upset this weekend? In an earlier piece, I opined on who I thought would have big postseasons ...

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  18. NFL Playoff Predictions: 5 Stars Due for Monster Postseasons

    All teams in the Divisional Playoffs have stars. But not all stars will shine in the postseason. So which stars will carry their teams and which stars will struggle? The most oft-used ...

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  19. Theo Epstein Is Making Changes to Improve Chicago Cubs 2012 Season Prospects

    How do you like Theo Epstein now? After kicking off his Chicago Cubs tenure with two low-key acquisitions in outfielder David DeJesus and third baseman Ian Stewart, Epstein has ...

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  20. Chicago Cubs: 3 Positive Things You Don't Know About Chris Volstad

    All hail King Theo for accomplishing the impossible: trading the undesirable Carlos Zambrano . Some Cubs fans are wringing their hands over losing Zambrano's talent...

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  21. Fantasy 2011 Lesson Learned No. 2: Get Your Top Pick Right

    Welcome to the second in a series of articles on Fantasy Football Lessons Learned, intended to help us learn from the what the 2011 season taught us. In case you missed it, the first Lesson Learned was to beware of your cheat sheets ...

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  22. Chicago Bears: 5 Tips for Finding Jerry Angelo's Successor

    Christmas came really early. Or a bit late. Either way, it's already a very happy New Year for Bears fans...

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  23. 2012 NFL Draft: 7 Holes Chicago Bears Must Address in Draft

    Before we begin, a caveat is in order. As long as general manager Jerry Angelo is running the 2012 draft for the Bears , all hope for that draft class will be muted. Angelo is to drafting as Tim Tebow is to atheism...

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  24. Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons the Disastrous Season Is Still Lovie Smith's Fault

    When quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte both were lost with season-ending injuries, Lovie Smith must have breathed a sigh of relief...

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  25. Fantasy 2011 Lesson Learned No. 1: Beware Your Cheat Sheets

    "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." As the fantasy season comes to a close for 2011, it's time to go all Winston Churchill on your competition...

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