1. Your Complete 2010 FBS prediction

    The start of college football season is just a few days away. Everybody wants to be the best, but when it ends in December (for all practical purposes), we won’t know who is the best...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 4 years ago 213 reads 6 comments

  2. Blueprint For a Better NBA

    Blueprint For a Better NBA While we're waiting for the NBA Finals to continue, I'd like to make a few suggestions that would make the game more entertaining, and would awaken all the dormant ABA fans who aren't into "tame" basketball...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 4 years ago 96 reads 0 comments

  3. 2010 FIFA World Cup Predictions: World Cup's a Tossup, But Here's a Guess

    It's the world's most popular sport, and this is the time when TVs from the North Pole to the South Pole are turned to the same program. That's the World Cup, and in America that means casual fans start paying attention to real football...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 4 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  4. The NBA Finals Will Be Classic

    Here we go again. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics will scrap for the NBA championship. The Boston fans are excited about it, because they view the Larry O'Brien Trophy as their birthright...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 4 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  5. SB VL Prediction Calls For Second Mardi Gras

    Usually, my first prediction for the upcoming NFL season is made in April, but this year, the schedule was released later than usual, meaning my “April prediction” is now ...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 4 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  6. Draft Analysis: LeFevour Overlooked, Tebow a Reach

    Dan LeFevour had better work hard to back me up. Before the NFL Draft, I had the former Central Michigan star pegged as a first-round pick, and the third quarterback taken...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 4 years ago 64 reads 1 comments

  7. Rams Hoping To Strike QB Gold In Draft

    The NFL, that bastion of sameness, is trying something new by moving the start of its annual player draft from Saturday midday (Eastern) to Thursday night this year. The St. Louis rams would like new results, such as not picking first in 2011...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 4 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  8. Celebs and Power Brokers to Have Best Seats For Cup Finals

    It's spring, and that can mean several things, but the most pertinent on this day is figuring out who's best at the number-one winter team sport. The National Hockey league plans to inscribe a new name on the Stanley Cup, and somebody's gotta win it...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 4 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  9. Anyone But Connecticut Is an Upset In Women's Tourney

    Ladies First? Not when it comes to NCAA Division I basketball. The men's bracket was announced Sunday, while the women's pairings came out a day later...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about almost 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  10. You'll be mad if you hate classic Final Four matchups

    It's March and I'm mad ... About the possibilities when it comes to the Men's NCAA Division I basketball tourney. There are 64 squads with dreams -- some realistic, some not -- of cutting down nets in Indianapolis three weekends hence...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about almost 5 years ago 45 reads 1 comments

  11. Some Need To Wear White After Labor Day

    I’m in a mood to start some stuff.   College football has a lot of great traditions, and some pretty dumb ones.   The NCAA’s Rule 1-4, Article 3 basically says the home team wears dark jerseys, the visitors white...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about almost 5 years ago 280 reads 2 comments

  12. Predicted Super Bowl Matchup Ain't Bad

    To understand the future, one must understand the past. With that in mind, I now revisit my September prediction of how the NFL season would pan out. I picked eight of the 12 playoff teams, but didn’t get a single seeding right...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about almost 5 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  13. Which Governor Will Hoist the Lombardi?

    In April, right after the 2009 NFL schedule was released, I looked it over, predicted the winner of all 256 regular-season games, and came to the conclusion that the New England Patriots would defeat the New york Giants in Super Bowl XLIV...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 93 reads 1 comments

  14. D-1 Crystal Ball Doesn't See a Champion

    The Florida Gators will not win the national championship in football this year. Nor will the Texas Longhorns. Or the USC Trojans. Or the unbeaten Penn State Nittany Lions. It'll be up to the writers to stop the "Curse of Joe Paterno...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 54 reads 4 comments

  15. NBA Should Bring Back Draft Lottery Drama

    The Los Angeles Clippers have the first pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Not that they haven't earned it, but hearing about it afterward sort of takes away some of the potential excitement of the moment...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 254 reads 1 comments

  16. Draft Recap: Why Al Davis Will Get a Christmas Card From Across The Bay

    I blame it all on Tyson Jackson. The soon-to-be-hyperwealthy erstwhile LSU Defensive end grabbed the attention of the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, thoroughly messing up my mock draft...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  17. NFL Mock Draft: Earmuffs For Stafford, a Raincoat For Sanchez

    The NFL Draft is the day that hope triumphs over reality. The league's worst teams start the rebuilding process, hoping to pick up superstars who'll take them places...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 163 reads 0 comments

  18. Here's Who Not to Pick for Super Bowl XLIV

    It's never too early, as far as I'm concerned, to talk football. I mean, NFL football. While just about everyone else is thinking about the draft, I've decided to tackle something else first—my April prediction...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 75 reads 2 comments

  19. Cavs Will Be East Champs

    This is when basketball season gets interesting. In the NBA, most teams make the playoffs, and then there are the Clippers.The Cleveland Cavaliers went 66-16 during the regular season, clinching home court advantage for as long as they remain alive...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  20. Is Byron Leftwich the Answer in Tampa Bay?

    There's a question every National Football League coach, owner, and general manager needs to ask himself about this time every year. "Do we have a Super Bowl quarterback?" If the answer is "yes," concern yourself with other matters...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 188 reads 5 comments

  21. Ice Oracle Predicts NHL Playoff Outcome

    The NHL Playoffs, which have less to do with the regular season than the postseason of any other major sport, are upon us.The four-round march to the Stanley Cup boasts several compelling teams, but only one will drink from the valued silver chalice...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 85 reads 0 comments

  22. Heart and Head Predict Same Baseball Outcome

    Let me start off by saying I'm a New York Yankees fan.Which wouldn't be a problem, if the Yankees were terrible, or if I expected them to be terrible.For the NFL season, I had no problem predicted my Pewter Pirates would go 5-11...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 108 reads 0 comments

  23. ESPN Changed Sports Media, For Good Or Ill

    ESPN: Can't live with it; can't live without it. From the late 70s until my family finally got cable in '86, finding out about what happened in sports meant either watching an event and hoping ...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 611 reads 0 comments

  24. Sweet 16 Lacks Compelling Entry

    Is it just me, or has all the excitement been sucked out of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament?Usually, there's at least one interesting underdog in the Sweet 16, like a Davidson ...

    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about over 5 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  25. Time To Rewrite NCAA Tourney Rules

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    Rodd Cayton Written by Rodd Cayton about almost 6 years ago 79 reads 0 comments