1. Oakland Raiders: Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen Continue to Make Their Mark

    When Al Davis died and a new regime was brought in to make the decisions for the Oakland Raiders , everyone knew there would be wide-scale changes, but I'm not sure anyone could have imagined they'd happen this quickly...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 8,422 reads 38 comments

  2. Grading the Oakland Raiders' Entire 53-Man Roster

    While the 53-man roster is an ever-evolving list of players, the Oakland Raiders have done their best to compile the roster they'll go to battle with Monday night...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 8,996 reads 26 comments

  3. Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Live Game Grades and Player Analysis

    It's tough to say there's a lot of positives to be gained from this game, but losing 21-3 to one of the worst teams in the league isn't easy to swallow — even in the preseason...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 7,744 reads 42 comments

  4. Oregon Ducks Football: Does Transferring Really Make Sense for Bryan Bennett?

    As rumors swirl about the potential departure of now-backup quarterback Bryan Bennett from the Oregon Ducks football program, the green and yellow faithful are up in arms...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 2,331 reads 11 comments

  5. Predicting Winners for the Oakland Raiders' Most Heated Remaining Camp Battles

    Now halfway through the preseason, it's safe to say that things haven't gone quite as many Raider fans had hoped...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 5,502 reads 35 comments

  6. Plaxico Burress: 5 Reasons the Oakland Raiders Should Target Receiver

    As NFL fans, we should be accustomed to this by now. Anytime a big name remains available, rumors will swirl and fanbases will begin to wonder whether their team is the right fit...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 2,517 reads 23 comments

  7. Oakland Raiders: 5 Sleepers to Watch in Training Camp

    They say the playoffs are where stars are made, but training camp? For many people, it's where role players are made. It may sound condescending, but at the end of the day, nobody can make the Pro Bowl in August...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 10,511 reads 27 comments

  8. Oakland Raiders Roster 2012: Latest News, Cuts, Preseason Predictions

    After averaging just over four wins a season from 2003-2010, the Oakland Raiders have notched back-to-back 8-8 seasons in the last two years...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 30,931 reads 71 comments

  9. Five Potential Cheap Targets for Chicago Bulls Before Training Camp

    At the beginning of the offseason, there was plenty of uncertainty throughout Chicago as to how the team would fill some holes across the roster...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 2,313 reads 8 comments

  10. 6 Games the Oakland Raiders Need to Win to Make the Playoffs

    In 2011, the AFC West champion needed just eight wins to make the playoffs, but with a revamped division set for 2012, this year's winner will need to do better than that...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 10,861 reads 34 comments

  11. 2012 Olympics: 7 Must-See Events

    With the 2012 Summer Olympics finally upon us, it's time to wade through two jam-packed weeks of events in hopes of predicting which events can be classified as, "can't-miss...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 794 reads 0 comments

  12. Nash, Hill, Jamison: Are These Ring Chasing Veterans Heroic or Cowardly?

    We've all seen it before: a veteran player who has toiled away in mediocrity for the span of his long career just longing for a chance to win...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 12,041 reads 65 comments

  13. Oakland Raiders: 5 Reasons the Raiders Could Overtake the AFC West

    It's a strange time to be an Oakland Raiders fan, caught in between feelings of optimism birthed in 2010 and 2011 and pessimism swirling throughout the offseason...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 15,693 reads 65 comments

  14. Los Angeles Lakers: Was Antawn Jamison a Better Fit Than Grant Hill?

    As news broke last night that the Los Angeles Lakers were set to sign forward Antawn Jamison to a contract, many fans were reminded that Jamison, in fact, still plays in the NBA ...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 4,372 reads 23 comments

  15. Los Angeles Dodgers: Bigger Threat for Division Title, Giants or Diamondbacks?

    At the halfway point of the 2012 season, the National League West has already been whittled down to a three-horse race between the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 2,306 reads 10 comments

  16. Los Angeles Dodgers: They've Got the Band Back Together

    As I followed the Dodgers game against the Padres last night, there was something slightly different about things, but I just couldn't put my finger on it...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 844 reads 3 comments

  17. Team USA Breakdown: Who Wins Between the 1992 and 2012 Squads?

    In a perfect storm of timing, Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan have attempted to answer the unanswerable: who would win if the original Dream Team faced this year's ...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about almost 2 years ago 17,817 reads 203 comments

  18. Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Reasons Matt Kemp's Return Will Save the Dodgers

    To put it bluntly, there's two ways to look at the 2012 Dodgers as they currently stand at the All-Star break. On one hand, there's the "glass half-full" approach, which cites their half-game divisional lead despite mounting injuries...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about 2 years ago 2,089 reads 1 comments

  19. Los Angeles Dodgers: Comparing Yasiel Puig to Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler

    There are a few things more entertaining than watching a major league fanbase react to the signing of an unknown Cuban defector, so as news broke that the Los Angeles Dodgers had signed Yasiel Puig, things got comical...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about 2 years ago 1,231 reads 3 comments

  20. 2012 MLB All-Star Game: Did Los Angeles Dodgers Get Snubbed?

    As has become an annual debate on the day the All-Star Game rosters are announced, fans around the league began making the case that their favorite players got snubbed...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about 2 years ago 86 reads 8 comments

  21. Los Angeles Dodgers: Why a Carlos Lee Trade Is Worrisome

    As the Dodgers lost their sixth straight game Friday night (and in impressive 9-0 fashion), rumors began ( via Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports ) about a potential trade with the Houston Astros to land Carlos Lee ...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about 2 years ago 1,723 reads 4 comments

  22. Los Angeles Dodgers: Projections for the Pitching in the Second Half

    For the first time all season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are no longer in first place in the National League West...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about 2 years ago 548 reads 1 comments

  23. Los Angeles Dodgers: With Andre Ethier Out, Is There Any Room for Hope?

    It's June 27 and the Dodgers are tied for first place in the National League West. Unfortunately for Dodgers fans, it's amazing how much perspective can impact the interpretation of that statement...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about 2 years ago 1,451 reads 2 comments

  24. Did the Los Angeles Dodgers Overpay for Andre Ethier?

    You know which word I've come to hate? "Overpaid." What the heck does it even mean? Overpaid in relation to what? Anytime someone signs a contract, there's an expert out there who's going to claim that some team overpaid for some player...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about 2 years ago 323 reads 1 comments

  25. Andre Ethier Near Contract Extension with LA Dodgers

    When Matt Kemp signed his eight-year, $160 million contract just before the start of the 2012 season, all eyes turned to free-agent-to-be Andre Ethier ...

    Jeff Spiegel Written by Jeff Spiegel about 2 years ago 3,020 reads 6 comments