1. NHL Lockout: Bettman & Owners Try to Get Out of Current Player Contracts

    As the NHL Lockout pushes on, more and more details have been released about the league's latest offer to the players. After reading through the fine print, it contains a lot of misleading numbers and deceptive ideas...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 6,995 reads 36 comments

  2. NHL Lockout 2012: 3 Reasons the Players Should Accept New CBA Proposal

    As the 2012 NHL Lockout enters its second month, the league and its owners have finally prepared a CBA proposal worth talking about...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 8,107 reads 19 comments

  3. Titans vs. Bills: 3 Things Buffalo Must Do to Get Win It Must Have

    The Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans are both coming off huge wins that may have salvaged their seasons. And with the way the AFC looks like right now, each of these mediocre squads has a shot at the playoffs...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,154 reads 14 comments

  4. BCS Standings: 4 Teams That Will Be Moving Up Shortly

    Sunday's release of the first BCS standings was another reminder that this flawed system will finally be replaced with a four-team playoff in 2014. We now have only two more years of this nonsense...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,226 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL Lockout 2012: Why Gary Bettman Is the Worst Commissioner in Sports

    As we conclude Week 4 of the NHL Lockout , hockey fans across North America are all asking themselves the same question: How could this happen again? Point your fingers at the worst commissioner in professional sports, Gary Bettman ...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 8,380 reads 41 comments

  6. ALCS 2012: New York Yankees Should Keep Alex Rodriguez in Lineup

    The ALCS begins this Saturday night (8 p.m. ET, TBS) as the New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of their first-round playoff series of a year ago...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,728 reads 4 comments

  7. NFL Prediction: Who Will Be NFL's Leading Rusher This Season?

    Over the last decade or so, NFL teams have begun to shy away from only having one primary ball-carrier. That's resulted in RB becoming the most devalued position in football...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 909 reads 11 comments

  8. SEC Football: Who's the Better QB, AJ McCarron or Aaron Murray?

    When you're discussing SEC football, usually the first thing to come up is defense. However, two of the best signal-callers in the nation also reside in the powerhouse conference...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,157 reads 4 comments

  9. Buffalo Bills: 4 Reasons Mario Williams Hasn't Lived Up to High-Priced Contract

    The Buffalo Bills have hardly been known as a free-agent "destination" for the better part of a decade now. Mario Williams changed all that when he came to Western New York this past offseason...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 161 reads 18 comments

  10. Bills vs. 49ers: How Buffalo Can Score on San Fran's Vaunted D

    The Buffalo Bills travel to Candlestick Park on Sunday to square off against the San Francisco 49ers . On paper, this looks like a one-sided matchup...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,706 reads 11 comments

  11. Josh Hamilton: Are the Texas Rangers Better off Without Him?

    The Texas Rangers completed their late-season collapse by losing 5-1 to the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Wild-Card Game Friday night. They now have a decision to make that will alter the course of the franchise...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,419 reads 0 comments

  12. Notre Dame Football: 3 Ways the Fighting Irish Are Improving Under Brian Kelly

    The jury was still out on Brian Kelly coming into this season. He knows that coaching the Notre Dame Fighting Irish carries with it the constant pressure to excel...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,582 reads 13 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox: Do They Need to Replace Bobby Valentine to Start Winning Again?

    The Boston Red Sox hired Bobby Valentine thinking he would bring some order to a team that was in desperate need of some...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,001 reads 3 comments

  14. Patriots vs. Bills: 3 Reasons Buffalo Still Can't Compete in the AFC East

    After their second straight blowout loss to a division opponent, the Buffalo Bills are still a long way from competing in the AFC East. Sunday's thrashing at the hands of the New England Patriots exemplified several glaring reasons why this is true...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,606 reads 9 comments

  15. Oregon vs. Washington State: Players Who Will Light Up the Scoreboard

    The No. 2 ranked Oregon Ducks travel to Seattle for this week's matchup vs. Washington State. Chip Kelly faces off for the first time against Mike Leach in what guarantees to be a shootout...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 2,367 reads 1 comments

  16. Ryder Cup 2012: Most Disappointing Golfers so Far

    The Ryder Cup is an event unlike any other in golf. Friday's matches saw some great performances, most of which were on the American side. But which golfers have been the most disappointing so far? Let's start with the Americans...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,598 reads 0 comments

  17. Buffalo Sabres: 3 Players Who Could Follow Christian Ehrhoff Overseas

    The Buffalo Sabres are a young team on the verge of recreating their image. The NHL lockout has put a hold on their plans (for now), and has resulted in a couple of their players signing to play overseas...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 1,057 reads 3 comments

  18. 4 NHL Players Who Signed with Foreign Teams and Won't Return After the Lockout

    Now that the NHL lockout is in full effect, players are starting to sign overseas in droves. Yet, how many of them will stay there once a deal is reached? The answer might surprise you...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 3,044 reads 3 comments

  19. Buffalo Bills: 3 Ways Fred Jackson's Injury Impacted the Team

    The Buffalo Bills are thankfully deep at the RB position. After Fred Jackson was injured in Week 1, C.J. Spiller took over and made many wonder why he wasn't the starter to begin with...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 3,661 reads 1 comments

  20. Steelers vs. Raiders: Can Carson Palmer Exploit Weakened Pittsburgh D?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Oakland this weekend to face the Raiders on the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception. Troy Polamalu and James Harrison are both out for the Steelers...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 2,596 reads 43 comments

  21. Michigan vs. Notre Dame: Why Brian Kelly Needs Irish Victory

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have struggled for years to find the right fit at coach. Finally, they may have gotten it right, as it seems that Brian Kelly is the guy to lead this storied program back to prominence...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 2,485 reads 0 comments

  22. USC Football: 3 Things to Expect from Matt Barkley vs. Cal

    The USC Trojans probably cost themselves a shot at a national championship when they lost at Stanford last week. Matt Barkley 's poor play was a big factor in the final result...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 932 reads 3 comments

  23. Buffalo Sabres: 3 Ways NHL Lockout Would Affect the Squad

    Hearing the phrase "NHL lockout" again is maddening. For a team like the Buffalo Sabres, it means the promise of a new season is on hold. To think that this would actually be a positive for any team is nonsense...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about almost 2 years ago 959 reads 2 comments

  24. Buffalo Bills: 4 Reasons Fans Should Not Fret About Shaky Start

    After their Week 1 blowout loss to the New York Jets, many Buffalo Bills fans were already hitting the panic button. They were understandably pessimistic after such a shaky start to the season...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about 2 years ago 1,791 reads 2 comments

  25. Fantasy Football: 3 Top Players Guaranteed to Explode in Week 2

    Predicting fantasy football is a little like predicting the weather. Despite that, we're going to give you three players guaranteed to explode for your team in Week 2. All of the normal factors are taken into account...

    Erik Cotton Written by Erik Cotton about 2 years ago 2,260 reads 1 comments