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Don’t Count Out The Eagles Just Yet

It’s easy to draw parallels between this year’s Eagles and last year’s Raiders. Both teams seemed like trendy Super Bowl picks until they lost...

The 2018 MLB Offseason

After the 2017 World Series, the MLB offseason officially began. The offseason is a time for teams to hit the reset button and reconsider...

Brees’ Adaptability Helps Saints Continue To Go Against The Grain

The Saints have always had an affinity for defying conventional norms. Back when football’s prevailing mantra was “run the ball, play good D, control...

What In The Name Of Mile High Happened To The Broncos??

*Photo Credit: Eric Hartline, USA Today Sports If you looked at the Broncos today, you’d find it unfathomable that they won the Super Bowl not...

The Steelers’ Defense Will Need Big Plays To Survive

*Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images The Steelers’ defense was nothing short of atrocious against Baltimore on Monday night. The Ravens mauled the Steelers for 152...

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Pretenders and Contenders

*Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images Week 12 featured only a few games between playoff-bound teams. However, these few games allowed fans to see which teams are...

The Spurs are a Sleeping Giant

*Photo Credit: © National Basketball Association If your sole criterion for judging an organization is sustained winning, then the Spurs have been immaculate. They’ve won at...

The Current College Football Landscape Isn’t Designed For A Four-Team Playoff

*Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images When college football switched from two to four playoff teams in 2014, it was seen as a move whose ripple...

Are the Celtics Playing Over Their Heads?

Photo credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Though there is a crowd that enjoys the budding rivalry between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, many...

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: Rams Fall, Vikings Rise

*Photo Credit: 1500espn.com Many potential playoff teams faced each other this week in what could be an early look at some potential matchups in January. After...

What NFL Games Should You be Thankful For

*Photo Credit: AP Photo/Duane Burleson It’s that time of the year again, and that not only means families around America will indulge in the Thanksgiving turkey,...

The Cavs will be Fine

Photo Credit: NBA.com High expectations have turned to panic in Cleveland thanks to their mediocre 5-7 opening to the season, though they have since won...

Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

*Photo Credit: Charlie Riedel /AP Last week was a rather mild week compared to most of the season. With the exception of the Cowboys and Falcons, there...

Week 10 NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs Fall, Saints Rise

*Photo Credit: Kelvin Kuo/AP Keeping with the pattern of previous weeks, Week 9 brought many surprises. From the Chiefs’ failures to the Saints’ successes, this wild...

Week 9 NFL Power Rankings: Things Seem Bleak

*Photo Credit: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images After this week, many teams that were hoping for the playoffs were left with huge losses and dashed hopes. Here is...

Chase Elliott Is Exactly What NASCAR Needs Right Now

*Photo Credit: Getty Images It is no secret that NASCAR has been struggling recently. Fans haven’t been showing up to the tracks and TV ratings have...

Week 8 NFL Power Rankings: Shutouts, Shutouts, and More Shutouts

*Photo Credit: NFL.com Three different teams got shutout this weekend, and shutouts mean big changes in rankings. After all of these shutouts, here is this...

2017 Dodgers-Astros World Series Preview

Credit: Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica On Saturday night, the Houston Astros won the AL pennant in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park,...

Minnesota Timberwolves 2017-2018 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Jenni Pinkley/Star Tribune The Minnesota Timberwolves had a rough go of it last year, finishing with their 12th straight losing season. Their ineptitude...

Milwaukee Bucks 2017-2018 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (@WisconsinESC) The Milwaukee Bucks have been the spitting image of what one might call a treadmill team: never...

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Packers Plummet, Steelers Rise

*Photo Credit: Polis Staff Lots of crazy games were played this past weekend, from unexpected nail-biters to blowout upsets. In the aftermath, here is how...

2017-2018 NBA Season Predictions

*Photo Credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images I think all NBA fans can agree that this offseason was far and away more interesting than last...

Cleveland Cavaliers 2017-18 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: thesportsdb.com The Cleveland Cavaliers had one of the most interesting offseasons in the NBA. After an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to the Golden State Warriors...

Week 6 NFL Power Rankings: Injuries Bring Teams to their Knees

*Photo Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports It was a sad weekend as injuries plagued many of the league’s stars. Here is every NFL teams’ ranking...

2017-18 NHL Season Preview: Atlantic Division

*Photo Credit: lemessurier.com The NHL season has started! Here, we take a look at how the teams in the Atlantic Division geared up this offseason, and...

Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Surprise Teams Continue to Surprise

*Photo Credit: uwbadgers.com The upsets continued this past weekend so now the question has to be asked, “Are these teams truly underdogs anymore?” After another crazy...

2017-18 NHL Season Preview: Central Division

*Photo Credit: www.nowplayingnashville.com As this NHL season starts, we have seen many changes around the league to some notable teams! Here is a continuation of the...

2017-18 NHL Season Preview: Pacific Division

*Photo Credit: Subman758/Wikipedia When the puck drops on Wednesday, the new NHL season will be upon us! The teams are gearing up to take on...

Week 4 NFL Power Rankings: Upset Weekend Shakes Things Up

*Photo Credit: architecture66.com Only one word can describe the games from this past weekend: “wow.” From huge upsets to big name stars underperforming, here are the...

Carmelo Anthony Traded to Oklahoma City Thunder

*Photo Credit: creativecommons.org As if the NBA offseason wasn’t already full of shocking twists and turns, another “superteam” has been constructed in the stacked Western...

Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: Hope is Not Lost

*Photo Credit: Getty Images For many fans, it may seem as if their team already has no hope for this season, but for all 32...

Pitt Looks for Revenge at Home against #9 Oklahoma State

For the second week in a row, the Pitt Panthers (1-1) will play a top ten opponent as they face off against the #9...

Jaguars, Dolphins, and Bengals 2017 Season Previews

*Photo Credit: www.wallpapersin4k.org Jacksonville Jaguars 2016 Record: 3-13 NFL Draft: Rd 1- RB, Leonard Fournette; Rd 2- OT, Cam Robinson; Rd 3- DE, Dawuane Smoot; Rd 4- WR,...

Cowboys and Redskins 2017 Season Previews

*Photo Credit: AT&T Stadium Dallas Cowboys 2016 Record: 13-3 NFL Draft: Rd 1- DE, Taco Charlton; Rd 2- CB, Chidobe Awuzie; Rd 3- CB, Jourdan Lewis; Rd...

Cardinals and 49ers 2017 Season Previews

*Photo Credit: Levis Stadium Arizona Cardinals 2016 Record: 7-8-1 NFL Draft: Rd 1- LB, Haason Reddick; Rd 2- S, Budda Baker; Rd 3- WR, Chad Williams; Rd...

Buffalo Bills 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: John R Witt Photography 2016 Record: 7-9 NFL Draft: Rd 1- CB Tre’Davious White; Rd 2- WR Zay Jones; Rd 2- G Dion Dawkins;...

Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Getty Images/Flickr RM 2016 Record: 5-11 NFL Draft: Rd 1- WR, Mike Williams; Rd 2- G, Forrest Lamp; Rd 3- G, Dan Feeney; Rd...

New York Jets 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Architectural Digest 2016 Record: 5-11 NFL Draft: Rd 1- S, Jamal Adams; Rd 2- S, Marcus Maye; Rd 3- WR, ArDarius Stewart; Rd 4- WR,...

Baltimore Ravens 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Beauty Schools Directory 2016 Record: 8-8 NFL Draft: Rd- 1 CB, Marlon Humphrey; Rd- 2 LB, Tyus Bowser; Rd- 3 DE, Chris Wormley; Rd-...

Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Sam Bleifer 2016 Record: 11-5 NFL Draft: Rd 1- LB, TJ Watt; Rd 2- WR, Juju Smith-Schuster; Rd 3- CB, Cam Sutton; Rd 4-...

Los Angeles Rams 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Industry Tap 2016 Record: 4-12 NFL Draft: Rd 2- TE Gerald Everett; Rd 3- WR Cooper Kupp; Rd 3- S John Johnson; Rd 4-...

Indianapolis Colts 2017 Season Preview

2016 Record: 8-8 NFL Draft: Rd 1 - S, Malik Hooker; Rd 2 - CB, Quincy Wilson; Rd 3 - DE, Tarell Basham; Rd 4...

Kansas City Chiefs 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: HomeAdvisor 2016 Record: 12-4 NFL Draft: Rd 1- QB, Pat Mahomes; Rd 2- DE, Tanoh Kpassagnon; Rd 3- RB, Karemm Hunt; Rd 4- WR,...

Detroit Lions 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Detroit Young Professionals 2016 Record: 9-7 NFL Draft: Rd 1 - ILB, Jarrad Davis; Rd 2 - CB, Teez Tabor; Rd 3 - WR,...

Carolina Panthers 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Housely 2016 Record: 6-10 NFL Draft: Rd 1- RB, Christian McCaffrey; Rd 2- RB/WR, Curtis Samuel; Rd 2- G, Taylor Moton; Rd 3- DE,...

New Orleans Saints 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia 2016 Record: 7-9 NFL Draft: Rd 1 - CB, Marshon Lattimore; Rd 1 - OT, Ryan Ramczyk; Rd 2 - S, Marcus...

Philadelphia Eagles 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: RentPhilly.com 2016 Record: 7-9 NFL Draft: Rd 1- CB, Derek Barnett; Rd 2- CB, Sidney Jones; Rd 3- CB, Rasul Douglas; Rd 4- WR,...

Houston Texans 2017 Season Preview

*Photo Credit: Combined Arms 2016 Record: 9-7 NFL Draft: Rd 1- QB, Deshaun Watson; Rd 2- ILB, Zach Cunningham; Rd 3- RB, D’Onta Foreman; Rd 4-...