1. Why the NFL Pro Bowl Must Die

    Death to the Pro Bowl . At least that’s what some people are hoping. NFL league sources recently leaked information regarding the Pro Bowl’s demise after 2013—and for good reason...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about 2 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  2. Roger Goodell and Dick Durbin Make Miserable Football

    Bountygate isn ’t news anymore. However, what is quite troubling news for the National Football League is that the Congress of the United States has gotten involved in the way a professional sport governs its own organization...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 2 years ago 287 reads 8 comments

  3. Bounty-Gate: New Orleans Saints Behaving Badly

    There will always be someone in professional sports trying to get the edge on the competition. Some do it legally, some do it illegally and some do it within that “gray area...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 2 years ago 1,373 reads 6 comments

  4. Tradition, Boston Bruins' Tim Thomas, the NHL and Party Politics

    The 1869 visit of the Cincinnati Red Stockings to the White House started a long-lasting tradition of sports teams and athletes getting attention from the Oval Office and personal congratulations from the president...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 2 years ago 210 reads 0 comments

  5. Super Bowl Sundays Consume America's Paycheck

    As the need for entertainment has grown in this country, so has the National Football League’s ( NFL ) biggest stage: the Super Bowl...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 2 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  6. St. Louis Cardinals Get Another Shot at Milwaukee Brewers

    The Cardinals get another chance at regaining composure in the NL Central. St. Louis had busted through the gates swinging in the 2011 season with the risky offseason signing of Lance ...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about almost 3 years ago 128 reads 1 comments

  7. MLB Power Rankings: How the MLB Trade Deadline Affects the NL Central

    OK, this is being typed up quickly and with error I must admit. It's a long article and I have other articles to churn out. I don't get paid for this so you aren't getting the flashy bits (this means you, forum Nazis)...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about almost 3 years ago 139 reads 0 comments

  8. Aaron Miles: Big Leaguer Proud of Local Roots

    So I got an opportunity to catch up with now-Dodger utility infielder and former World Champion Aaron Miles a couple of months ago. This article was published in the East County Times serving Contra Costa County here in the East Bay...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about 3 years ago 170 reads 0 comments

  9. The Albert Pujols Negotiations: The Decision Part II

    Buster Olney from ESPN and Jon Heyman from Sports Illustrated are two sports writers quickly losing ground of credibility with me lately...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 573 reads 3 comments

  10. Seattle Seahawks Prove Experts Wrong: Will They Do It Again?

    So the playoffs need to be retooled to meet your views of who should be playoff-worthy? Are you there, CBS? Fox? ESPN? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? (Great movie...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 698 reads 6 comments

  11. I Stopped Being a Wrestling Fan

    I just don't see the entertainment value anymore. I think they all ran out of ideas. It's not the same anymore; people age, people die, the sport changes and the bosses add new things...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 2,185 reads 69 comments

  12. Why Not Vince Young? NFL Teams Are Starving for Quarterbacks

    I have finally arrived here in sunny California. Why is it so cold here to me? I thought I left the frigid Midwest for greener pastures...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 1,914 reads 16 comments

  13. ESPN: Another Reason to Can the Network

    First, for those who care to listen to personal tidbits in articles, I want to say, the drive to California was terrible. I made it here in one piece, albeit a disheveled one...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 106 reads 0 comments

  14. National League's New Pitching Rotations: How They Stack Up

    The Philadelphia Phillies: After all the articles about how great the Philiadelphia Phillies are (I still don't see the 2010 WS trophy with their team on it), there have been ...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 1,723 reads 65 comments

  15. New York Yankees: Not Just a Young Man's Game

    Sometimes I think the sports world needs characters like Gene Shalit. Perhaps just a anecdotal distraction from the rising ticket prices, off season doldrums, or whatever. I don't know what I'm talking about...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 256 reads 2 comments

  16. Sports Writers and Their Audience: A Short Rant

    Happy Holidays to everyone, and Merry Whatever you decide to celebrate under any deity or none at all. It's that time of the season again where we have to spend time with family, ...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 87 reads 5 comments

  17. Monday Night Meltdown: Bears Rout Vikings 40-14, Clinch NFC North

    Two things: First, as my roommate was watching the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast , I found myself humming the tune, "Be Our Guest." I also found out that the word "something" can be used very well to replace song lyrics...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 64 reads 1 comments

  18. Brian Cushing: A Personal Foul Of a Personal Nature

    Sometimes you just have to laugh at athletes and their sometimes over-competitve nature. For the second time this year, the Tennessee Titans are a part of a round-two televised football fight...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 708 reads 14 comments

  19. One More Season: Rick Ankiel Signs With The Washington Nationals in 2011

    The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with former Cardinals Starting Pitcher and OF Rick Ankiel, reports Sports Illustrated's John Heyman. The deal is worth $1.25 million dollars for one year...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 690 reads 0 comments

  20. Colt Blooded: Peyton Manning Back in the Saddle

    To those of you who were down on Peyton Manning , how could you? As Peyton was throwing 11 interceptions on the season, the home crowd was about ready to give up on the elite NFL quarterback...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 466 reads 34 comments

  21. Tyrannosarus Rex Grossman: Admitting I Was Wrong

    Prior to the game vs the Dallas Cowboys, I laid the numbers out, and mentioned that perhaps Grossman wasn't the best chance for this team to go forward with. At least for today, I was wrong...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 332 reads 9 comments

  22. Green Bay Packers Reeling: Aaron Rodgers Ruled Out Vs. New England

    I can just hear all the Bears fans jumping for joy on this one. Aaron Rodgers suffered a concussion at the hands of the Detroit Lions last week...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 282 reads 0 comments

  23. Governor's Cup: The Other I-70 Rivalry, Chiefs vs Rams

    Being a hometown guy of St. Louis, i will try not to homer too much up on the Rams today. They are what they are, a 6-7 football team in a weak NFC West...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 189 reads 1 comments

  24. Brett Favre Out Vs Bears: Joe Webb To Start

    Finally. Give someone else a shot would ya? Interim Head Coach of the Minnesota Vikings Leslie Frazier has decided to go with rookie Joe Webb a sixth round draft pick 199th ...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 852 reads 25 comments

  25. Washington Redskins: Donovan McNabb Benched For Rex Grossman

    What in the world? Where to begin? Mike Shanahan, head coach of the Washington Redskins , has benched QB Donovan McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman...

    Todd Washburn Written by Todd Washburn about over 3 years ago 81 reads 10 comments