1. 5 Reasons Why Caleb Hanie Is Capable of Leading Chicago Bears Down the Stretch

    Call me crazy, but I enjoyed Caleb Hanie's play on Sunday during the 25-20 heartbreaking loss in Oakland . He showed he is capable. He made plays when he had to—that's it...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 2 years ago 906 reads 20 comments

  2. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Reasons Why They Won't Play for the Stanley Cup

    After winning the Stanley Cup a few seasons ago, the Blackhawks came so close to making another Stanley Cup final this past season. They aren't far away from being back again for the 2011-2012 season...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 2 years ago 1,545 reads 20 comments

  3. Chicago Bears: 5 Veteran Quarterbacks the Bears Need to Sign

    With Jay Cutler 's thumb injury after last week's victory against San Diego , the Bears are desperately in need of a veteran to play a back-up role to Caleb Hanie. Lovie Smith told ESPNChicago...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 2 years ago 1,232 reads 3 comments

  4. 2011 Recap: Best Sports Moments of the Year

    With 2011 coming to a close in less than a month, it is always important to look back at the year in sports. To date, 2011 may be one of the craziest years in sports yet...

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  5. Chicago Cubs: 5 Free Agents to Target This Offseason

    The Chicago Cubs have been making some noise this offseason so far. They have signed on a new Vice President of Baseball Operations in Theo Epstein, GM in Jed Hoyer, and a manager in Dale Sveum...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 2 years ago 3,439 reads 25 comments

  6. 2011 Heisman Trophy: 5 Reasons Why Montee Ball Should Win

    The Wisconsin football program, in recent years, hasn't gotten the respect it's deserved. This season, Bucky has the best running back to come through Madison since Ron Dayne...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 2 years ago 1,277 reads 3 comments

  7. Chicago Bears: Chris Harris Trade Request Serves as a Warning Sign

    Benched Chicago Bears' safety Chris Harris plans to formally request a trade later on Monday after being placed inactive for the Bears win Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings ...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about over 2 years ago 606 reads 3 comments

  8. Wisconsin Badgers Football: 5 Reasons Why They Will Win the National Title

    The Wisconsin Badgers had a great offseason. Hype has been crazy in Madison, Wisconsin in anticipation for the 2011-2012 football season. Last season's Rose Bowl will be hard to top...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 2,689 reads 8 comments

  9. Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: 5 Players Who Could Be Dealt Before August 31

    Even though the non-waiver deadline has passed, I don't think the Chicago Cubs are done moving players. With the 2011 season down the toilet the Cubs are going to be sellers before the waiver deadline passes on August 31...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 2,816 reads 17 comments

  10. Chicago Cubs: Brett Jackson and 4 Other Players Who Deserve the Call

    In light of the debacle 2011 has been for the Cubs , it's almost that time of year again (but not really) for September call-ups and the 40-man expanded roster. It's time for an overhaul on the Northside of Chicago...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 1,491 reads 4 comments

  11. 2011 NFL Free Agency: Mike Sims-Walker Is the Missing Piece for the Bears

    After the lockout ended and the free agent blitz began, most analysts and fans of the Chicago Bears were aware of their team's main need: a wide receiver. The Bears don't need just any wide receiver...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 3,458 reads 12 comments

  12. 2011 NFL Free Agency: Why the Chicago Bears Should Avoid Chad Ochocinco

    With the recent news of Chad Ochocinco 's release, I can't help but cringe at the thought of Jerry Angelo signing him to play for the Chicago Bears in 2011. Don't get me wrong...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 1,552 reads 3 comments

  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Why Ubaldo Jimenez Should Go to the Detroit Tigers

    Ubaldo Jimenez is the best starting pitcher on the trade market right now by a long shot. Although he hasn't had the best season so far, he definitely has the most upside. The Detroit Tigers are the most likely suitor for Jimenez...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 1,002 reads 0 comments

  14. NFL Free Agents 2011: The Chicago Bears' Top 10 Free Agents to Target

    Batten down the hatches. Clean up the locker rooms. Unlock the facilities. Earlier this afternoon, I heard the best three words I've ever heard spoken, "Football is back." Now you know what this means...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 1,543 reads 5 comments

  15. Rodrigo Lopez to Bullpen: Just Another Reason to Fire Mike Quade

    Cubs manager Mike Quade announced today that he is going to move Rodrigo Lopez to the bullpen in order to have Randy Wells start this weekend against the Astros ...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 2,095 reads 19 comments

  16. Mets Trade Rumors: What Jose Reyes Means to Carlos Beltran

    The New York Mets have told ESPN's Buster Olney that Jose Reyes will for certain not be dealt before the July 31 trade deadline...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 284 reads 3 comments

  17. Chicago Cubs: 5 Bold Second Half Predictions

    The Chicago Cubs have had a brutal 2011 thus far, to say the least. As Murphy's Law states, "Everything that can go wrong, will." This law holds absolutely 100-percent true for the Cubs in 2011...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 1,957 reads 14 comments

  18. Derek Lowe Trade Rumors: Are the Detroit Tigers in His Future?

    Derek Lowe is the latest name being mentioned as a trade candidate from the Atlanta Braves , Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports. Where Lowe will end up is the question on many people's minds...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 781 reads 8 comments

  19. Carlos Beltran Trade Rumors: Are the San Francisco Giants in His Future?

    In the past week, Carlos Beltran 's name has been hot on the trade rumor market just like he was seven years ago when he left Kansas City . People all around baseball are wondering where this big name player could end up...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 953 reads 3 comments

  20. 2011 British Open: 5 Players Who Could Win the Claret Jug

    The Open Championship is one of the more difficult majors to win. To win this tournament, one's game has to be absolutely on. You can't miss putts or mishit shots. You have to be precise...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about almost 3 years ago 468 reads 0 comments

  21. MLB: Roy Oswalt and Each Team's Biggest Underperformer of the First Half

    Every MLB team has that one guy—sometimes multiple guys—year in and year out who underperform with regard to their expectations...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 3 years ago 826 reads 12 comments

  22. Chicago White Sox: Top 5 Hawk Harrelson Nicknames of All-Time

    Long-time White Sox broadcaster, Ken "Hawk" Harrelson has had coined the greatest phrases in baseball broadcasting history. Phrases such as, "He gone!" and "Put it on the board, yes!" have made Hawk into the broadcasting legend he is today...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 3 years ago 378 reads 3 comments

  23. 2011 NCAA Football: Top 25 Pre-Season Rankings

    That little crystal football you see Gene Chizik holding up is the goal every single Division I-A team at the beginning of every college football season has. It is when every team is even at no wins and no losses, the trophy is as good as anyone's...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 3 years ago 6,990 reads 17 comments

  24. Wisconsin Badgers Football: Breaking Bucky Down by Position

    2010 was a magical season to say the least. It had everything you could want as a fan and more. The Badgers dominated teams, won a big ten title, made a Rose Bowl, but eventually fell short to TCU...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 3 years ago 1,657 reads 2 comments

  25. Chicago Bears: Plaxico Burress Could Fit Well in Chicago

    You might think I'm crazy saying Plaxico Burress could fit well in Chicago. Not at all. The Bears don't have a wide receiving corps that will lead them to the promised land of a title...

    Jake Karmel Written by Jake Karmel about 3 years ago 501 reads 4 comments