Derek Carr Dislocates Two Fingers

Photo Credit: Texas HS Football Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr dislocated two fingers in Sunday’s win against the Carolina Panthers according to his brother David Carr. Carr suffered the injury right when he took a snap, during which viewers could easily see his pinkie finger on his right hand was bent in the wrong direction after the snap. He did step out of the game … Continue reading Derek Carr Dislocates Two Fingers

Anthony Rendon Wins NL Comeback Player of the Year Award

Photo Credit: Sports on Earth Washington Nationals’ third baseman Anthony Rendon has won this past season’s National League Comeback Player of the Year award. This past season, Rendon played in 156 games and bat .270 with 153 hits, 91 runs scored, 20 home runs, 85 runs batted in, and 12 stolen bases. In the 2015 season, Rendon played in only 80 games due to an injury and bat .264 with 82 hits, 43 runs scored, 5 home runs, … Continue reading Anthony Rendon Wins NL Comeback Player of the Year Award

Rick Porcello Wins AL Comeback Player of the Year Award

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello has won this past season’s American League Comeback Player of the Year award. Porcello, 27, had a 22-4 record this past season. He posted a 3.15 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP with 189 strikeouts and won this season’s American League Cy Young award as well. In the 2015 season, Porcello had a 9-15 record. He posted a 4.92 … Continue reading Rick Porcello Wins AL Comeback Player of the Year Award

Mets, Cespedes Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: FOX Sports The New York Mets and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes have reached a 4-year, $110 million contract extension agreement. Cespedes, 31, has been in the MLB for 5 seasons and has played for 4 different teams. This past season, he played in 132 games and bat .280 with 134 hits, 72 runs scored, 31 home runs, 86 runs batted in, and 3 stolen bases. Over his 5-year MLB … Continue reading Mets, Cespedes Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Mike Conley Out for 6-8 Weeks with Fractured Vertebrae

Photo Credit: Muzul Memphis Grizzlies’ point guard Mike Conley, the highest paid player in the history of the NBA, will be out for 6 to 8 weeks with a transverse process fracture in his vertebrae. Conley, 29, has been in the NBA for 10 seasons, all with the Grizzlies. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 56 games and averaged 31.4 minutes per … Continue reading Mike Conley Out for 6-8 Weeks with Fractured Vertebrae

Do NCAA Football Conference Championship Games Really Matter?

Photo Credit: FanSided With Conference Championship Week standing in the way of the College Football Playoff (CFP) selection committee’s meeting on Sunday, December 4th, 2016, to decide which four teams will go to this season’s CFP, that brings forth the question as to how much do conference championship games really matter, if at all, when selecting the four teams that get into the CFP. They … Continue reading Do NCAA Football Conference Championship Games Really Matter?

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 12

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (9-2) Statistics: 175/256 (68.4% completion percentage), 2,201 passing yards, 18 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 22 rush attempts, 59 rushing yards Analysis: In his seven games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, he has only played … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 12

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 12

Photo Credit: CSNNE (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders (9-2) Statistics: 281/423 (66.4% completion percentage), 3,115 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 28 rush attempts, 49 rushing yards Analysis: In just his three NFL seasons, Derek Carr has taken this Oakland Raiders team from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. His quarterbacking over the first three seasons of his young career has made this Raiders … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 12

Aaron Rodgers May Be Limited in Practice This Week

Photo Credit: cbssports.com Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers haven’t had their best season so far this year, but in the Monday Night Football win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Rodgers looked like his usual self. However, Rodgers suffered a hamstring injury during the game. Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy stated that he wasn’t sure whether or not the injury will limit Rodgers in practice this … Continue reading Aaron Rodgers May Be Limited in Practice This Week

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#5 through #1)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jalen Hurts, Quarterback, #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0) Statistics: 209/317 (65.9% pass completion percentage), 2,454 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 154 rush attempts, 840 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Jalen Hurts has emerged as the best freshman quarterback in the entire country, and he is leading the #1 team in the country to a likely berth in their 3rd consecutive … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#5 through #1)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#10 through #6)

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (9-3) Statistics: 305 rush attempts, 1,908 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 26 receptions, 205 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Donnel Pumphrey has been one of the best running backs in college football. He is 3rd among running backs in rush attempts, 2nd in the nation in rushing yards, and … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#10 through #6)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#15 through #11)

Photo Credit: San Clemente Times (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 15.   Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4) Statistics: 281/408 (68.9% completion percentage), 3,468 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79 rush attempts, 270 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Mitch Trubisky is an accurate quarterback that does a well above average job of moving the ball through the air, and he is also somewhat of a threat to run the … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#15 through #11)

Luck Returns to Colts Practice

Photo Credit: foxsports.com There’s no hiding the fact that Andrew Luck is the one guy holding the Indianapolis Colts franchise together. But if there was any disbelief before this week, it was just put to rest. Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck was out this past week due to a concussion. Without Luck running the offense, the Colts were only able to put up 7 points against the … Continue reading Luck Returns to Colts Practice

Week 13 NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 12 Record: 9-7 2016 Season Record: 102-73-2 Thursday, December 1st, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Dallas Cowboys, (10-1) @  Minnesota Vikings, (6-5) Prediction: Vikings win, 23-20   Sunday, December 4th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Denver Broncos, (7-4) @  Jacksonville Jaguars, (2-9) Prediction: Broncos win, 31-13  Detroit Lions, (7-4) @  New Orleans Saints, (5-6) Prediction: Saints win, 34-27  Houston Texans, (6-5) @  Green … Continue reading Week 13 NFL Predictions

Week 13 NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Thursday, December 1st, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Dallas Cowboys, (10-1) @  Minnesota Vikings, (6-5)   Sunday, December 4th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Denver Broncos, (7-4) @  Jacksonville Jaguars, (2-9)  Detroit Lions, (7-4) @  New Orleans Saints, (5-6)  Houston Texans, (6-5) @  Green Bay Packers, (5-6)  Kansas City Chiefs, (8-3) @  Atlanta Falcons, (7-4)  Miami Dolphins, (7-4) @  Baltimore Ravens, (6-5)  Philadelphia Eagles, (5-6) @  Cincinnati … Continue reading Week 13 NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 12

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Note: Teams listed in bold print are those that would be in this season’s playoffs if the regular season ended today.   AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE  New England Patriots (9-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (9-2) – AFC West Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (6-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (6-5) – AFC South Division … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 12

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.  Dallas Cowboys (10-1)  New England Patriots (9-2), +1  Kansas City Chiefs (8-3), +5  Oakland Raiders (9-2)  New York Giants (8-3), +2  Seattle Seahawks (7-3-1), -4  Atlanta Falcons (7-4), +5  Denver Broncos (7-4), -3  Miami Dolphins (7-4)  Detroit Lions (7-4)  Washington Redskins (6-4-1), -5  Tampa Bay … Continue reading Week 12 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 12 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 12 Record: 9-7 2016 Season Record: 102-73-2 Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 12:30 PM ET  Minnesota Vikings, (6-5), 13, @  Detroit Lions, (7-4), 16   Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 4:30 PM ET   Washington Redskins, (6-4-1), 26, @  Dallas Cowboys, (10-1), 31   Thursday, November 24th, 2016, 8:30 PM ET  Pittsburgh Steelers, (6-5), 28, @  Indianapolis Colts, (5-6), 7   Sunday, November 27th, … Continue reading Week 12 NFL Scores

The Oklahoma State Dilemma

Photo Credit: NewsOK With all of the talk about how the College Football Playoff (CFP) selection committee is going to evaluate different teams when selecting the four that will get into the CFP, everyone seems to be overlooking one team. That team is the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Am I saying they are wrong to overlook the Cowboys? Absolutely not. The chance that the Cowboys actually do … Continue reading The Oklahoma State Dilemma

The Western Michigan Dilemma

Photo Credit: 49erswebzone The Western Michigan Broncos are one of two unbeaten teams in the FBS this season, sitting at 12-0 and having beaten all but one team by double digits. The other unbeaten team is the Alabama Crimson Tide, a team that has all but clinched themselves a berth in this season’s College Football Playoff (CFP). Western Michigan has been in the AP Poll … Continue reading The Western Michigan Dilemma

Week 13 FBS Independent Teams Recap

Photo Credit: ABC News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Army Black Knights (6-5) did not play a game this week.    Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-8) lost to the #12 Southern California Trojans (9-3) by a score of 45-27    Brigham Young Cougars (8-4) defeated the Utah Aggies (3-9) by a score of 28-10    Massachusetts Minutemen (2-10) lost to the  Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-7) by a score … Continue reading Week 13 FBS Independent Teams Recap