1. Notre Dame Football: Sorry Charlie, But It's Time to Go

    I’ll always be a fan of Notre Dame Football. I love the idea of a team of student athletes playing competitively against the best team money can buy out on the West Coast...

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  2. Tooting my Own Horn: January's Fix This Team Revisited

    In January, this writer assessed the Chicago Cubs in a Fix this Team post on a CBS Sportsline blog. He advised the Cubs that it was time to tear down an aging team with a porous defense ...

    jeff Hubbard Written by jeff Hubbard about 5 years ago 61 reads 6 comments

  3. Rays Positioned for Repeat : Why Stop Believing?

    The Tampa Rays are positioned to take the American League East. They’ve been through their injuries...

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  4. Where Michael Vick Belongs: Hold the Dawg Pound Jokes

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I hate to be the one to break it to you but Michael Vick has been tried, convicted and served his sentence. Move on and let him continue his career...

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  5. The Feel Goods: Potential Zobrists and Branyans

    Russell Branyan and Ben Zobrist. Two guys no one expected to be sitting with batting averages over .300 and double digits in home runs here in June...

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  6. Why Sport Really Matters

    My fondest memories are not of happenings on the field. They happened in the backyard. Throwing a ball around with my dad. My dad liked to teach to me catch with my hands by zipping the football so that if it hit my chest it would knock me backwards...

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  7. The Best of the 2009 NFL Draft

    Who had the best NFL draft ? It wasn't one of the prognosticators who spent hundreds of hours preparing tens of mock drafts. They were all wrong. Most of them were wrong numerous times...

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  8. BJ Raji Is Still the Right Choice For the Lions

    A couple of years ago the Houston Texans were on the clock. They owned the first pick so it was a similar situation to the Lions in 2009. The choice was between QB's Matt Leinart and Vince Young...

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  9. Back To Basics: Fearless National League Forecast

    NL East First – Philadelphia Nobody has caught the Phillies if Cole Hamels stays healthy. The defense up the middle is solid. Jamie Moyer deserves hall of fame consideration. Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley are the best double play combo in baseball..

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  10. Back to Basics Fearless American League Forecast

    A fearless forecast? There’s no such thing; everyone fears injuries. This forecast is based on teams' abilities to play old school baseball, which should be new school baseball in these post-steroid days...

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  11. Back To Basics In Baseball

    The steroid era is finally over. It leaves with an Alex Rodriguez whimper after a Jose Canseco roar. Now we can get back to b-a-s-e-b-a-l-l. The teams that do that the best will be the best...

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  12. Denver Broncos Acquire Quarterback with Winning Record

    Poor Kyle Orton. Started four bowl games in college. 10-4 in 2005 and replaced in the playoffs for Rex Grossman. Did Orton demand a trade? Nope. 2-1 in 2006. A 10-4 Quarterback was dropped to third string...

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  13. What's Wrong with These Guys? Draft Sleepers, Not Hype

    There are guys like Percy Harvin that everyone has seen every week. Some how they've seen him and not noticed Louis Murphy was the "real" Wide Receiver at Florida...

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  14. Pacman Jones Should Be a Baltimore Raven

    A long time ago, an NFL player had a man die after a run-in with his entourage. The fans in that player's city rallied around him even though it seemed he'd obstructed justice. That player turned it around...

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  15. Disputing Some "Convential Wisdom" About the NFL Draft

    Conventional Wisdom often goes wrong on draft day. Tony Mandarich was a future Anthony Munoz. Charles Rogers was the next Jerry Rice. Jeff George was a thinking man's Terry Bradshaw...

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  16. 2009 NFL Mock Draft: BJ Raji, Come On Down...

    There is no predicting the NFL Draft. I'll leave out all the silly trades that should be made and all the sillier trades that will be made. Just the players, where they should go and why...

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  17. Jay Cutler's Defining Moment: Pouters Never Win

    Jay Cutler had a chance to be the gold standard of quarterbacks. Strong-armed, fleet of foot, and a quick witted improviser, Cutler was about to be paired with the mind that put Matt Cassel ...

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  18. In Defense of Jerry Angelo: The Article I Never Thought I'd Write

    Let me be perfectly clear, I believe Jerry Angelo is one of the worst General Managers in the National Football League, but at some point, you have to decide where the blame really lies...

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  19. NFL Draft: Who Is in Your Five? Inside Linebacker

    Lance Briggs may be playing Outside Linebacker in the Bears 4-3 but that's a special case. At 6'1" and 240lbs, the same size as 49ers Inside Linebacker Patrick Willis. Briggs doesn't have the height of a 3-4 OLB or the speed of a true 4-3 OLB...

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  20. NFL DRAFT: Who Is In Your Five Defensive Ends?

    I've always wondered what Aaron Smith would have done in a 4-3. He's my kind of end. A guy that can play in either set. A Dan Hampton, Doug Atkins type...

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  21. NFL Draft: Who Is in Your Five? The Running Backs

    Knowshon Moreno has moved to the top of nearly every list. It should depend on what you’re looking for. Beanie Wells is a better fit in some systems. My favorite RB in this draft? He isn’t making the second round on most expert lists...

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  22. Why the Bears Stink

    It's been a long time since the Bears have left the last game of a season as victors. It's going to get longer. Why ? Here are a few reasons, from management to fan favorites the Bears need ...

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  23. NFL DRAFT: Who Is in Your Five ? Interior Lineman

    Every once in a while you see a player you want to see succeed. For me those guys are often offensive linemen. Especially the interior guys who won't get to do many commercials...

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  24. NFL DRAFT: Who Is In Your Five? The Quarterbacks

    Most people think its inevitable that the Detroit Lions will draft Matthew Stafford. I won't say Stafford is a bust but I don't think he's a smart pick at No. 1. The reason? Stafford doesn't top my five QB list...

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  25. Improved Rays Ready to Defend In East

    This addition of the Tampa Bay Rays won’t surprise anyone unless the surprise is the team is even better. That may seem a bold statement. The 2008 squad went to the World Series but that squad was plagued with injuries...

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