Championship Predictions for Every Sport in 2017

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN & CBS Sports (team logos) 2016 was one of the most exciting sports years ever. Who would have guessed that the Villanova Wildcats would win the National Championship the way they did? Who would have guessed that the Denver Broncos would deliver another Super Bowl to Peyton Manning in his last season? No one thought that the Chicago Cubs … Continue reading Championship Predictions for Every Sport in 2017

2016 Michigan Wolverines: The Team that Could’ve Been

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The 2016 Michigan Wolverines did a lot of good things. When the season started, the opportunities seemed endless. After a loss in the Orange Bowl leaves them at 10-3 on the season, many believe they left a lot on the table. Jim Harbaugh had a lot to look forward to in his 2nd year as the coach of the Wolverines. The team … Continue reading 2016 Michigan Wolverines: The Team that Could’ve Been

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 30th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 30th Bowl Games Record: 4-1 Bowl Games Record: 18-15 2016 Season Record: 221-73 AutoZone Liberty Bowl  Georgia Bulldogs (8-5) vs.  Texas Christian Horned Frogs (6-7) Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial in Memphis, Tennessee Score: Georgia wins, 31-23   Hyundai Sun Bowl  #18 Stanford Cardinal (10-3) vs.  North Carolina Tar Heels (8-5) Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 30th)

Week 17 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: ProFootballTalk, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase (D), Saj (E), J.D. (F), Ian (G) Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-7) @  Cincinnati Bengals, (5-9-1) Baltimore-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G) @ Cincinnati  Buffalo Bills, (7-8) @  New York Jets, (4-11) Buffalo-(A,B,C,D,F) @ New York-(E,G)  Carolina Panthers, (6-9) @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (8-7) Carolina @ Tampa Bay-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G)  Chicago Bears, (3-12) @  Minnesota Vikings, … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Consensus Picks

The Milwaukee Bucks: The NBA’s Team of the Future

Photo Credit: CBS Sports The 2016-2017 NBA season is in full swing, and we have created a better understanding of the talent in each team and what is to come in the near future for the NBA. Through this, the sudden contenders and future contenders have began to emerge. While I am a strong believer in long term success and less “reacting” in the moment, … Continue reading The Milwaukee Bucks: The NBA’s Team of the Future

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 29th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 29th Bowl Games Record: 2-1 Bowl Games Record: 14-14 2016 Season Record: 217-72 Birmingham Bowl  South Florida Bulls (11-2) vs.  South Carolina Gamecocks (6-7) Date/Time: Thursday, December 29th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST Location: Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama Score: South Florida wins, 46-39   Belk Bowl  Arkansas Razorbacks (7-6) vs.  #22 Virginia Tech Hokies (10-4) Date/Time: Thursday, December 29th, 2016, … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 29th)

How the Dolphins Can Win With Matt Moore 

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The Miami Dolphins have clincihed a playoff spot for the first time since the 2008 season. If all goes as planned, it looks like they will play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wild Card weekend. Despite being without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, here is how the Dolphins could potentially upset the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Wild Card weekend. This has all the makings for … Continue reading How the Dolphins Can Win With Matt Moore 

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 28th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 28th Bowl Games Record: 2-2 Bowl Games Record: 12-13 2016 Season Record: 215-71 New Era Pinstripe Bowl  #23 Pittsburgh Panthers (8-5) vs.  Northwestern Wildcats (7-6) Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York Score: Northwestern wins, 31-24   Russell Athletic Bowl  #16 West Virginia Mountaineers (10-3) vs.  Miami (Florida) Hurricanes (9-4) Date/Time: … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 28th)

Doug Martin Suspended for 4 Games

Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back Doug Martin has been suspended for four games due to his usage of performance-enhancing drugs. Martin, 27, has played in the NFL for 5 seasons, all with the Buccaneers. Over his 5-year NFL career, Martin has played in 57 games and carried the ball 1,012 times for 4,227 rushing yards (4.2 average yards per carry) and 23 rushing touchdowns. He has also caught … Continue reading Doug Martin Suspended for 4 Games

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 16 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 16 (Standings Method)

NFL Week 16 Injuries

Photo Credit: Bakersfield Now (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Oakland Raiders Quarterback (QB) Derek Carr: Fractured his fibula in his right leg. He did have a successful surgery and recovery time is typically six-eight weeks but it all depends on how Carr feels. Raiders will start QB Matt McGloin and rookie Connor Cook will be the backup Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota: Just like Carr, … Continue reading NFL Week 16 Injuries

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 27th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 27th Bowl Games Record: 1-3 Bowl Games Record: 10-11 2016 Season Record: 213-69 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl  Army Black Knights (8-5) vs.  North Texas Mean Green (5-8) Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST Location: Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas Score: Army wins, 38-31   Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman  #24 Temple Owls (10-4) vs.  Wake Forest … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 27th)

Week 17 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) There are nine teams that will have the chance to clinch something related to this season’s NFL playoffs this week. There are a total of 14 NFL teams still alive to make it into the postseason. Note that each item on a bullet on each list describing how each team can clinch something is independent of the other items … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 16

Photo Credit: YouTube (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (9-6) Statistics: 374/571 (65.5% completion percentage), 4,128 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 327 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Aaron Rodgers was pretty much the only member of the Green Bay Packers who put up big numbers in the team’s disappointing 4-6 start to the season. Now … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 16

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Pro Football Talk – NBC Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons  Team Record: 10-5 Statistics: 37 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-3 Statistics: 68 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-3 Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  LeSean McCoy, Running Back, Buffalo Bills Team Record: 7-8 Statistics: 229 rush attempts, 1,257 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 49 receptions, 350 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown 19.  Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens Team Record: 8-7 Statistics: 26/26 (100% extra point conversion rate), 37/38; 1 blocked field goal (97.4% field goal conversion rate), 4/4 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 9/10; 1 … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#20 through #11)

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (13-3) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from AFC East Division   … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Week 17 NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 16 Record: 7-9 2016 Season Record: 138-100-2 Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-7) @  Cincinnati Bengals, (5-9-1) Prediction: Ravens win, 20-16  Buffalo Bills, (7-8) @  New York Jets, (4-11) Prediction: Bills win, 24-17  Carolina Panthers, (6-9) @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (8-7) Prediction: Buccaneers win, 30-20  Chicago Bears, (3-12) @  Minnesota Vikings, (7-8) Prediction: Vikings win, 19-13  Cleveland … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Predictions

Week 17 NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-7) @  Cincinnati Bengals, (5-9-1)  Buffalo Bills, (7-8) @  New York Jets, (4-11)  Carolina Panthers, (6-9) @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (8-7)  Chicago Bears, (3-12) @  Minnesota Vikings, (7-8)  Cleveland Browns, (1-14) @  Pittsburgh Steelers, (10-5)  Dallas Cowboys, (13-2) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (6-9)  Houston Texans, (9-6) @  Tennessee Titans, (8-7)  Jacksonville Jaguars, (3-12) @  Indianapolis Colts, (7-8) … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 16

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 (13-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-3) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (9-6) – AFC South Division Champion  Kansas City … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 16

Week 16 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.  New England Patriots (13-2)  Dallas Cowboys (13-2)  Kansas City Chiefs (11-4), +2  Atlanta Falcons (10-5), +5  Oakland Raiders (12-3), -2  Miami Dolphins (10-5), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5), +1  Green Bay Packers (9-6), +4  New York Giants (10-5), -5  Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1), -4  Detroit Lions (9-6), -1 … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 16 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 16 Record: 7-9 2016 Season Record: 138-100-2 Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-5), 19, @  Philadelphia Eagles, (6-9), 24   Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (10-5), 33, @  Carolina Panthers, (6-9), 16  Miami Dolphins, (10-5), 34, @  Buffalo Bills, (7-8), 31  Minnesota Vikings, (7-8), 25, @  Green Bay Packers, (9-6), 38  New York Jets, … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Scores

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 26th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 26th Bowl Games Record: 2-1 Bowl Games Record: 9-8 2016 Season Record: 212-66 St. Petersburg Bowl  Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-7) vs.  Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-7) Date/Time: Monday, December 26th, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida Score: Mississippi State wins, 17-16   Quick Lane Bowl  Maryland Terrapins (6-7) vs.  Boston College Eagles (7-6) Date/Time: Monday, December … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 26th)

How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Photo Credit: The Inside Zone (featured image), ESPN (team logos) After their disappointing 31-24 loss at the hands of the New Orleans Saints on Christmas Eve, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit with a very small chance a clinching a berth in the postseason with a 8-7 record. However, it can be done, but only if each of these eight game results go their way over … Continue reading How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

December 26th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Villanova Wildcats (12-0) California-Los Angeles Bruins (13-0)  Baylor Bears (12-0) Kansas Jayhawks (11-1)  Duke Blue Devils (12-1) Louisville Cardinals (11-1), +2 Gonzaga Bulldogs (12-0) Kentucky Wildcats (10-2), -2 North Carolina Tar Heels (11-2)  West Virginia Mountaineers (11-1) Virginia Cavaliers (10-1)  Creighton Bluejays (12-0)  Butler Bulldogs (11-1) Wisconsin Badgers (11-2)  Purdue Boilermakers (11-2) Indiana Hoosiers (10-2) … Continue reading December 26th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

December 26th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Columbus Blue Jackets (23-5-4, 50 points)  Minnesota Wild (21-8-4, 46 points), +2  Pittsburgh Penguins (22-8-5, 49 points), +3  Washington Capitals (20-8-4, 44 points), +4  San Jose Sharks (21-12-1, 43 points), +4  New York Rangers (23-12-1, 47 points), -4  Ottawa Senators (20-11-3, 43 points), +3  Chicago Blackhawks (22-9-5, 49 points), -5  Montreal Canadiens (21-9-4, 46 points), … Continue reading December 26th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 9 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (27-5)  Cleveland Cavaliers (23-6), +2  San Antonio Spurs (25-6), -1  Toronto Raptors (21-8), +1  Houston Rockets (22-9), -2  Los Angeles Clippers (22-10)  Memphis Grizzlies (20-12), +1  Oklahoma City Thunder (19-12), +1  Charlotte Hornets (17-13), +2  Boston Celtics (18-13)  Utah Jazz (18-13), -4  New York Knicks (16-14), +2  Atlanta Hawks (15-15), +4  Milwaukee Bucks (14-14), … Continue reading Week 9 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 24th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 24th Bowl Game Record: 0-1 Bowl Games Record: 7-7 2016 Season Record: 210-65 Hawaii Bowl  Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (8-5) vs.  Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (7-7) Date/Time: Saturday, December 24th, 2016, at 8:00 PM EST Location: Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii Score: Hawaii wins, 52-35   -Asher Fair Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 24th)

Vikings Complete Worst Season Meltdown Since 1993 Saints

Photo Credit: Daily Norseman After a 5-0 start during which their defense seemed impenetrable, the Minnesota Vikings have dropped eight of their last 10 games and are now in 3rd place in the NFC North division and have been eliminated from playoff contention with a disappointing 7-8 record. Following the 2015 season, when six teams made it to 5-0, five teams made it to 6-0, three teams made it to both … Continue reading Vikings Complete Worst Season Meltdown Since 1993 Saints

How the Carolina Panthers Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report Currently sitting in last place in the NFC South division with a disappointing 6-8 record, the Carolina Panthers have the toughest road to clinching a playoff berth out of any team still mathematically eligible to advance to the postseason. However, the defending NFC champions can still somehow get into the postseason. Here is a list of all nine things that MUST happen in … Continue reading How the Carolina Panthers Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

How the New Orleans Saints Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Photo Credit: New Orleans Saints Currently sitting in 3rd place in the NFC South division with a disappointing 6-8 record, the New Orleans Saints have one of the toughest roads to clinching a playoff berth out of any team still mathematically eligible to advance to the postseason. However, they can still somehow get into the postseason. Here is a list of all eight things that MUST happen … Continue reading How the New Orleans Saints Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Schneiderlin Asks to Leave Manchester United

Photo via: Skysports.com After arriving from Southampton in July of 2015, French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin saw a lot of action under Louis van Gaal’s reign, but with the recent managerial shift in Manchester, Schneiderlin has not seen one start under Mourinho, and he only recently actually made an appearance as a substitute in a match against Arsenal. Offers are arriving left and right for the … Continue reading Schneiderlin Asks to Leave Manchester United

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 23rd)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 23rd Bowl Games Record: 1-2 Bowl Games Record: 7-6 2016 Season Record: 210-64 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl  Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-6) vs.  Old Dominion Monarchs (10-3) Date/Time: Friday, December 23rd, 2016, at 1:00 PM EST Location: Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau Score: Old Dominion wins, 24-20   Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl  Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (9-5) vs.  #25 Navy Midshipmen (9-5) … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 23rd)

JR Smith Out for 12-14 Weeks for Thumb Surgery

Photo Credit: Cavs Nation Cleveland Cavaliers’ shooting guard JR Smith underwent thumb surgery today and will likely miss between the next 12 to 14 weeks of NBA action. Smith, 31, has been in the NBA for 13 seasons and has played for 4 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 77 games and averaged 30.7 minutes per game, 12.4 points per game, 2.8 rebounds … Continue reading JR Smith Out for 12-14 Weeks for Thumb Surgery

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (December 22nd)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 22nd Bowl Game Record: 0-1 Bowl Games Record: 6-4 2016 Season Record: 209-62 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl  Idaho Vandals (9-4) vs.  Colorado State Rams (7-6) Date/Time: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho Score:  Idaho wins, 61-50   -Asher Fair Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (December 22nd)

Indians, Encarnacion Reach Contract Agreement

Photo Credit: Zimbio The Cleveland Indians and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion have agreed to a 3-year, $60 million contract agreement. Encarnacion, 33, has been in the MLB for 12 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. This past season, he played in 160 games and bat .263 with 158 hits, 99 runs scored, 42 home runs, 127 runs batted in, and 2 stolen bases. Over his 12-year MLB career, Encarnacion has played in 1,513 games … Continue reading Indians, Encarnacion Reach Contract Agreement

Week 16 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: Chiefs.com, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase (D), Saj (E), J.D. (F) Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-4) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (5-9) New York-(B,C,D,E,F) @ Philadelphia-(A) Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (9-5) @  Carolina Panthers, (6-8) Atlanta-(D,E,F) @ Carolina-(A,B,C)  Miami Dolphins, (9-5) @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7) Miami-(B,C,D,E) @ Buffalo-(A,F)  Minnesota Vikings, (7-7) … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Consensus Picks

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Kansas City Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (13-3) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (10-6) – AFC North Division Champion  Tennessee Titans (10-6) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL: Who are the Real Contenders?

Photo Credit: CBS Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) The playoff chase for the NFL has begun, and there are still no promises for many teams this season. As the playoffs come closer and closer to beginning, I thought now would be a perfect time to list all playoff teams and whether they are real contenders or pretenders.  New England Patriots: Contenders Any team with Tom … Continue reading NFL: Who are the Real Contenders?

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (December 21st)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 21st Bowl Game Record: 1-0 Bowl Games Record: 6-3 2016 Season Record: 209-61 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl  Brigham Young Cougars (9-4) vs.  Wyoming Cowboys (8-6) Date/Time: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST Location: Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California Score:  Brigham Young wins, 24-21   -Asher Fair Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (December 21st)

Julian Green Transfers From Bayern to VfB Stuttgart

Photo via: foxsports.com Julian Green, the young, American rising star, who most notably made an appearance for the national team in the 2014 World Cup, and even scored a goal in the round of 16 match against Belgium, has transferred from Bayern to VfB Stuttgart. Despite Green’s success on the international stage, he continued to receive little to no minutes on Bayern Munich’s bench, and it … Continue reading Julian Green Transfers From Bayern to VfB Stuttgart

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 15 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 15 (Standings Method)

One-Third Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: James Harden Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 5.  Stephen Curry, Point Guard, Golden State Warriors Team Record: 25-4 Statistics: 29 games played, 33.0 minutes per game, 24.7 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, 5.8 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.7 steals per game, 47.4% field … Continue reading One-Third Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Should the Chicago Bears Draft a Quarterback?

Photo Credit: Keeping it Heel (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) As the Chicago Bears prepare for their game on Saturday against the Washington Redskins, they sit at 3-11 on the season and in last place in the NFC North division. The Bears have 18 players on Injured Reserve and 15 of them are starters on both sides of the ball. As the season comes to a … Continue reading Should the Chicago Bears Draft a Quarterback?

Week 16 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

Photo Credit: Panic Button (featured image), ESPN (team logos) There are 13 teams that will have the chance to clinch something related to this season’s NFL playoffs this week. There are a total of 22 NFL teams still alive to make it into the postseason. Note that each item on a bullet on each list describing how each team can clinch something is independent of the … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (December 20th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 20th Bowl Game Record: 1-0 Bowl Games Record: 5-3 2016 Season Record: 208-61 Boca Raton Bowl  Memphis Tigers (8-5) vs.  Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (11-3) Date/Time: Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida Score: Western Kentucky wins, 51-31   -Asher Fair Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (December 20th)

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 15

Photo Credit: EndZoneScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (9-5) Statistics: 319/465 (68.6% completion percentage), 4,336 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 31 rush attempts, 106 rushing yards Analysis: Matt Ryan is playing some of the best football of his life right now. He is on pace to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 15

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals Team Record: 5-8-1 Statistics: 260 rush attempts, 1,138 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 73 receptions, 800 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 4 tackles 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 11-3 Statistics: 65 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers Team … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: The Football Insider (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver, New York Giants Team Record: 10-4 Statistics: 85 receptions, 1,173 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns, 1 rush attempt, 9 rushing yards, 10 punt returns, 66 punt return yards, 1 tackle 19.  Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins Team Record: 7-6-1 Statistics: 366/542 (67.5% completion percentage), 4,360 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 29 rush attempts, 66 rushing yards, 2 … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#20 through #11)

Week 16 NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 15 Record: 10-6 2016 Season Record: 131-91-2 Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-4) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (5-9) Prediction: Giants win, 24-14   Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (9-5) @  Carolina Panthers, (6-8) Prediction: Panthers win, 31-27  Miami Dolphins, (9-5) @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7) Prediction: Dolphins win, 26-23  Minnesota Vikings, (7-7) @  Green Bay … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Predictions

Week 16 NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-4) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (5-9)   Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (9-5) @  Carolina Panthers, (6-8)  Miami Dolphins, (9-5) @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7)  Minnesota Vikings, (7-7) @  Green Bay Packers, (8-6)  New York Jets, (4-10) @  New England Patriots, (12-2)  San Diego Chargers, (5-9) @  Cleveland Browns, (0-14)  Tennessee Titans, … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 15

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 (12-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (11-3) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (8-6) – AFC South Division Champion  Kansas … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 15

Week 15 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.  New England Patriots (12-2)  Dallas Cowboys (12-2)  Oakland Raiders (11-3), +1  New York Giants (10-4), +1  Kansas City Chiefs (10-4), -2  Seattle Seahawks (9-4-1), +1  Miami Dolphins (9-5), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5), +1  Atlanta Falcons (9-5), +2  Detroit Lions (9-5), -4  Tennessee Titans (8-6), +2 … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 15 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 15 Record: 10-6 2016 Season Record: 131-91-2 Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Los Angeles Rams, (4-10), 3, @  Seattle Seahawks, (9-4-1), 24   Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Miami Dolphins, (9-5), 34, @  New York Jets, (4-10), 13   Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Cleveland Browns, (0-14), 13, @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7), 33  Detroit Lions, … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Scores

Blake Griffin Out for 3-6 Weeks for Knee Surgery

Photo Credit: Muzul Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin is set to undergo knee surgery and will likely miss between the next 3 to 6 weeks of NBA action. Griffin, 27, has been in the NBA for 7 seasons, all with the Clippers. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 35 games and averaged 33.4 minutes per game, 21.4 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per … Continue reading Blake Griffin Out for 3-6 Weeks for Knee Surgery

Tom Savage Named Texans Starting Quarterback

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle After replacing Houston Texans’ quarterback Brock Osweiler during Sunday’s game, a game in which Osweiler threw back-to-back interceptions, quarterback Tom Savage has been named the starting quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals this Saturday by head coach Bill O’Brien on Monday. Savage was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. His NFL debut was in December … Continue reading Tom Savage Named Texans Starting Quarterback

Writer Vote: Will the Browns Finish 0-16?

Photo Credit: For the Win – USA Today With two games left on the 2016 NFL schedule, the Cleveland Browns sit at the bottom of the AFC North division, the AFC, and the NFL with an 0-14 record. Each of the SportsPress writers voted on whether or not they think the Browns will end up finishing this season as the only 0-16 team in NFL … Continue reading Writer Vote: Will the Browns Finish 0-16?

Jaguars Fire Head Coach Gus Bradley

Photo Credit: USA Today After four disappointing seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, head coach Gus Bradley was fired on Sunday following the 21-20 loss to the Houston Texans. Bradley held a record of 14 wins and 48 losses in the four seasons he served as the head coach. Coming into the 2016 season, the Jaguars were one of many teams to watch, as they made … Continue reading Jaguars Fire Head Coach Gus Bradley

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (December 19th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 19th Bowl Game Record: 1-0 Bowl Games Record: 4-3 2016 Season Record: 207-61 Miami Beach Bowl  Central Michigan Chippewas (6-7) vs.  Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-3) Date/Time: Monday, December 19th, 2016, at 2:30 PM EST Location: Marlins Park in Miami, Florida Score: Tulsa wins, 55-10   -Asher Fair Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (December 19th)

December 19th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Villanova Wildcats (11-0) California-Los Angeles Bruins (12-0)  Baylor Bears (11-0) Kansas Jayhawks (10-1)  Duke Blue Devils (10-1) Kentucky Wildcats (10-1), +1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-0), +1 Louisville Cardinals (10-1), +2 North Carolina Tar Heels (10-2), -3  West Virginia Mountaineers (9-1), +2 Virginia Cavaliers (9-1), +2  Creighton Bluejays (11-0), -1  Butler Bulldogs (10-1), +5 Wisconsin Badgers (10-2) … Continue reading December 19th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

December 19th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Columbus Blue Jackets (20-5-4, 44 points)  New York Rangers (23-10-1, 47 points), +2  Chicago Blackhawks (22-8-4, 48 points), +5  Minnesota Wild (18-8-4, 40 points), +5  Montreal Canadiens (20-7-4, 44 points), -2  Pittsburgh Penguins (20-7-5, 45 points), -4  Philadelphia Flyers (19-11-3, 41 points), -2  Washington Capitals (19-8-3, 41 points), -2  San Jose Sharks (19-12-1, 39 … Continue reading December 19th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 8 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (24-4)  San Antonio Spurs (22-5)  Houston Rockets (21-7), +1  Cleveland Cavaliers (19-6), -1  Toronto Raptors (19-8)  Los Angeles Clippers (20-8), +1  Utah Jazz (18-10), +1  Memphis Grizzlies (18-11), -2  Oklahoma City Thunder (16-11)  Boston Celtics (15-12), +3  Charlotte Hornets (15-13)  Milwaukee Bucks (13-12), +3  Indiana Pacers (14-14), +3  New York Knicks (14-13), -4  Washington … Continue reading Week 8 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 17th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)) December 17th Bowl Games Record: 3-3 Bowl Games Record: 3-3 2016 Season Record: 206-61 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl  North Carolina Central Eagles (9-3) vs.  Grambling State Tigers (12-1) Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia Score:  Grambling State wins, 10-9   Gildan New Mexico Bowl  Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (6-7) vs.  New … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 17th)

FIFA Uses New Instant Replay Technology in Club World Cup

Photo via: SI.com Most football fans never anticipated the day they would be seeing a penalty decided after the play. With the use of instant replay technologies, which are now being tested in football for the first time, officials can award penalties, review bookings, and more. While this technology is still in its infant years, or months for that matter, it still has proven useful, … Continue reading FIFA Uses New Instant Replay Technology in Club World Cup

Donnel Pumphrey Breaks Career FBS Rushing Yards Record

Photo Credit: Saturday Blitz San Diego State Aztecs’ running back Donnel Pumphrey has broken the all-time FBS rushing yards record. He did it in today’s 34-10 Las Vegas Bowl victory against the Houston Cougars at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pumphrey racked up 115 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown on 19 rush attempts in today’s win. Pumphrey, a senior who has been … Continue reading Donnel Pumphrey Breaks Career FBS Rushing Yards Record

2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Kansas City Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) – AFC West Division Champion  New England Patriots (12-4) – AFC East Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (10-6) – AFC North Division Champion  Tennessee Titans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from … Continue reading 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Five Most Pleasantly Surprising NFL Teams in 2016

Photo Credit: Lester’s Legends (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Honorable Mentions:  New York Giants 2016 Season Record: 9-4 2015 Season Record: 6-10  Miami Dolphins 2016 Season Record: 8-5 2015 Season Record: 6-10   Top 5 5.  Oakland Raiders 2016 Season Record: 10-3 2015 Season Record: 7-9 Analysis: Coming off of a 2015 season during which they finished without a winning record for the 13th consecutive season, the Raiders were a team … Continue reading Five Most Pleasantly Surprising NFL Teams in 2016

Five Most Disappointing NFL Teams in 2016

  Photo Credit: Endzone Score (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Dishonorable Mentions:  Cleveland Browns 2016 Season Record: 0-13 2015 Season Record: 3-13  Philadelphia Eagles 2016 Season Record: 5-8 2015 Season Record: 7-9   Top 5 5.  New York Jets 2016 Season Record: 4-9 2015 Season Record: 10-6 Analysis: Coming off of a 2015 season during which they were just one win away from being postseason bound, the Jets had … Continue reading Five Most Disappointing NFL Teams in 2016

Houston Rockets Break Three 3-Point Records in One Night

Photo Credit: tuningpp.com In Friday night’s 122-100 win at home against the New Orleans Pelicans (9-19), the Houston Rockets (20-7) broke three NBA records relating to 3-point shooting by a team. The Rockets attempted the most 3-point field goals in a half in NBA regular season history; they attempted the most 3-point field goals in a game in NBA regular season history; and they made the most 3-point … Continue reading Houston Rockets Break Three 3-Point Records in One Night

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: CBS Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Included is a list of all of the bowl games this season as well as the date, time, and location of each. Writers Picking Asher Fair – (A)  JD Jensen – (B) Chase Hudson – (C) Clancy Hughes – (D) Ian Blum – (E) Joey Higginbotham – (F) Christian Ormsby – (G) Saj Jain – (H) Jake Scanlon … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Consensus Picks

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Predictions

Photo Credit: TBO (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Included is a list of all of the bowl games this season as well as the date, time, and location of each.   Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl  North Carolina Central Eagles (9-2) vs.  Grambling State Tigers (11-1) Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia Prediction:  Grambling State wins, … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Predictions

First Team All-FBS Offense

Photo Credit: FOX News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Please note that this list is not official nor was it voted by anyone and it is only what I think this team should look like.   Quarterback  Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3) Statistics: 220/382 (57.6% pass completion percentage), 3,390 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 234 rush attempts, 1,538 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, … Continue reading First Team All-FBS Offense

Second Team All-FBS Offense

Photo Credit: YouTube (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Please note that this list is not official nor was it voted by anyone and it is only what I think this team should look like.   Quarterback  DeShaun Watson, Quarterback, #2 Clemson Tigers (12-1) Statistics: 328/486 (67.5% completion percentage), 3,914 passing yards, 37 passing touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 129 rush attempts, 529 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns Running Back … Continue reading Second Team All-FBS Offense

Third Team All-FBS Offense

Photo Credit: Greenville Online (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Please note that this list is not official nor was it voted by anyone and it is only what I think this team should look like.   Quarterback  Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) Statistics: 235/330 (71.2% completion percentage), 3,669 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 74 rush attempts, 143 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns Running Back … Continue reading Third Team All-FBS Offense

First Team All-Power Five Offense

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Please note that this list is not official nor was it voted by anyone and it is only what I think this team should look like.   Quarterback  Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3) Statistics: 220/382 (57.6% pass completion percentage), 3,390 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 234 rush attempts, 1,538 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, … Continue reading First Team All-Power Five Offense

Second Team All-Power Five Offense

Photo Credit: Cleveland (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Please note that this list is not official nor was it voted by anyone and it is only what I think this team should look like.   Quarterback  DeShaun Watson, Quarterback, #2 Clemson Tigers (12-1) Statistics: 328/486 (67.5% completion percentage), 3,914 passing yards, 37 passing touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 129 rush attempts, 529 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns Running Back … Continue reading Second Team All-Power Five Offense

Third Team All-Power Five Offense

Photo Credit: Breitbart (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Please note that this list is not official nor was it voted by anyone and it is only what I think this team should look like.   Quarterback  Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) Statistics: 235/330 (71.2% completion percentage), 3,669 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 74 rush attempts, 143 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns Running Back … Continue reading Third Team All-Power Five Offense

Colorado Rockies Reach Contract Agreement with Mike Dunn

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The Colorado Rockies have reached an agreement with left-handed relief pitcher Mike Dunn. The deal is for 3 years and is worth around $19 million. Dunn will likely replace Boone Logan in their bullpen as a late inning left-handed specialist (Boone Logan has entered free agency, and is not likely to return). The Rockies were known throughout the last few seasons … Continue reading Colorado Rockies Reach Contract Agreement with Mike Dunn

Week 15 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: FOX Sports, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Christian (C), Joey (D), Clancy (E), Chase (F), J.D. (G) Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Los Angeles Rams, (4-9) @  Seattle Seahawks, (8-4-1) Los Angeles-(D) @ Seattle-(A,B,C,E,F,G) Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Miami Dolphins, (8-5) @  New York Jets, (4-9) Miami-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G) @ New York   Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 1:00 … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Consensus Picks

Ranking the Top 10 Teams Not in a Bowl Game

Photo Credit: Rebel Nation – The Magazine (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  Oregon Ducks (4-8) Wins Against:   California-Davis Aggies (3-8)  Virginia Cavaliers (2-10)  Arizona State Sun Devils (5-7)  Utah Utes (8-4)   9.  Oregon State Beavers (4-8) Wins Against:   Idaho State Bengals (2-9)   California-Golden Bears (5-7)  Arizona Wildcats (3-9)  Oregon Ducks (4-8)   8.  California-Los Angeles Bruins (4-8) Wins Against:  Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (4-8)  Brigham Young … Continue reading Ranking the Top 10 Teams Not in a Bowl Game

Patriots Sign Michael Floyd

Photo Credit: FanSided The New England Patriots have signed 5th-year wide receiver Michael Floyd following his release from the Arizona Cardinals after he was arrested on DUI charges early Monday morning. Floyd, 27, was arrested early Monday morning on DUI charges after falling asleep behind the wheel of his car and having an officer behind him notice that he did not go through a green light … Continue reading Patriots Sign Michael Floyd

NCAA Football Conference Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Tulsa World (featured image), CBS Sports (conference logos), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  Sun Belt Conference Teams Ranked in the Top 25 in the College Football Playoff Rankings: N/A Analysis: Only four of the 11 teams in the Sun Belt Conference have winning records, and none of those four teams are ranked. Only two of those four have fewer than four losses, the Appalachian State Mountaineers and … Continue reading NCAA Football Conference Power Rankings

Did Mikhail Aleshin Hack IndyCar’s Timing and Scoring System to Secure his First Pole?

Photo Credit: IndyCar Back on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, Mikhail Aleshin earned his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series pole position start at the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, with a 2-lap average qualifying speed of 220.445 miles per hour around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Aleshin, 29, hails from Moscow, Russia, and is known by many in the IndyCar paddock as “The Mad Russian.” … Continue reading Did Mikhail Aleshin Hack IndyCar’s Timing and Scoring System to Secure his First Pole?

Offseason IndyCar Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Grand Prix Times (featured image), IndyCar (number logos) This list includes drivers who will likely and/or have been confirmed to have a full-time or a part-time ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series in the 2017 season. Included on this list is each driver’s name, their engine and aero kit manufacturer, and their prospective team for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season.  Team Penske, … Continue reading Offseason IndyCar Team Power Rankings

NFL Week 14 Injuries

Photo Credit: The Phinsider Miami Dolphins Quarterback (QB) Ryan Tannehill: After taking a low hit from defensive linemen Calais Campbell, Tannehill suffered a left knee injury and did not return during the game. Early reports stated he tore his ACL, but head coach Adam Gase said it was only an ACL and MCL sprain that will sideline him for a couple of games. The Dolphins did … Continue reading NFL Week 14 Injuries

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 14 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 14 (Standings Method)

Cardinals Release Michael Floyd

Photo Credit: FanSided The Arizona Cardinals have released 5th-year wide receiver Michael Floyd after he was arrested on DUI charges early Monday morning. Floyd, 27, was arrested early Monday morning on DUI charges after falling asleep behind the wheel of his car and having an officer behind him notice that he did not go through a green light after it cycled through twice. Floyd has played … Continue reading Cardinals Release Michael Floyd

Dodgers, Turner Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: MLB The Los Angeles Dodgers and third baseman Justin Turner have agreed to a 4-year, $64 million contract extension agreement. Turner, 32, has been in the MLB for 8 seasons and has played for 3 different teams. This past season, he played in 151 games and bat .275 with 153 hits, 79 runs scored, 27 home runs, 90 runs batted in, and 4 stolen bases. Over his 8-year MLB career, Turner has played in 704 … Continue reading Dodgers, Turner Reach Contract Extension Agreement

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 14

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (11-2) Statistics: 233/340 (68.5% completion percentage), 2,876 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 26 rush attempts, 59 rushing yards Analysis: In his nine 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 … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 14

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals Team Record: 5-7-1 Statistics: 248 rush attempts, 1,085 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, 69 receptions, 745 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 3 tackles 9.  Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers Team Record: 8-5 Statistics: 218 rush attempts, 1,053 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 67 receptions, 563 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown 8. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 10-3 Statistics: 61 tackles, 11 sacks, … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens Team Record: 7-6 Statistics: 22/22 (100% extra point conversion rate), 31/32; 1 blocked field goal (96.9% field goal conversion rate), 3/3 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 8/9; 1 blocked field goal (88.9% 30-39-yard field goal conversion rate), 11/11 (100% 40-49-yard field goal conversion rate), 9/9 (100% 50+-yard field goal conversion rate), 0/1 (0% completion … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #11)

Week 15 NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 14 Record: 10-6 2016 Season Record: 121-85-2 Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Los Angeles Rams, (4-9) @  Seattle Seahawks, (8-4-1) Prediction: Seahawks win, 28-10   Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Miami Dolphins, (8-5) @  New York Jets, (4-9) Prediction: Dolphins win, 26-17   Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Cleveland Browns, (0-13) @  Buffalo Bills, … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Predictions

Week 15 NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Los Angeles Rams, (4-9) @  Seattle Seahawks, (8-4-1)   Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Miami Dolphins, (8-5) @  New York Jets, (4-9)   Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Cleveland Browns, (0-13) @  Buffalo Bills, (6-7)  Detroit Lions, (9-4) @  New York Giants, (9-4)  Green Bay Packers, (7-6) @  Chicago Bears, (3-10) … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 14

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 (11-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (7-6) – AFC South Division Champion … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 14

Week 14 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.  New England Patriots (11-2), +1  Dallas Cowboys (11-2), -1  Kansas City Chiefs (10-3)  Oakland Raiders (10-3)  New York Giants (9-4), +3  Detroit Lions (9-4), +1  Seattle Seahawks (8-4-1), -2  Miami Dolphins (8-5), +2  Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5), +2  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5), +2  Atlanta Falcons (8-5), +2 … Continue reading Week 14 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 14 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 14 Record: 10-6 2016 Season Record: 121-85-2 Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Oakland Raiders, (10-3), 13, @  Kansas City Chiefs, (10-3), 21   Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Arizona Cardinals, (5-7-1), 23, @  Miami Dolphins, (8-5), 26  Chicago Bears, (3-10), 17, @  Detroit Lions, (9-4), 20  Cincinnati Bengals, (5-7-1), 23, @  Cleveland Browns, (0-13), 10  Denver Broncos, … Continue reading Week 14 NFL Scores

Michael Floyd Arrested on DUI Charges

Photo Credit: FanSided Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Michael Floyd was arrested early Monday morning on DUI charges after falling asleep behind the wheel of his car and having an officer behind him notice that he did not go through a green light after it cycled through twice. Floyd, 27, has played in the NFL for 5 seasons, all with the Cardinals. So far this season, he has caught … Continue reading Michael Floyd Arrested on DUI Charges

Early Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Statistics from the 2016 season are included for each player. Players who will likely enter the 2017 NFL Draft are not included, while those who are unlikely to enter the 2017 NFL Draft but still might are included. 15.   Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State Cowboys Statistics: 262/416 (63.0% completion percentage), 3,777 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79 rush attempts, 54 rushing … Continue reading Early Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2016 Ballon d’Or Over Lionel Messi

Photo via: BBC.com The Portuguese forward ousted Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious award in football. This marks the fourth time Ronaldo has won the award, and only trailing one behind Lionel Messi. Ronaldo has scored 19 goals this season, between both club and international play, as well as the 54 last season, for a total of 73 goals this year. For … Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2016 Ballon d’Or Over Lionel Messi

Seattle Sounders Beat Toronto FC in the MLS Cup Final

Photo via: @FourFourTwoUSA on Twitter The Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC in a stunning fashion, with a thriller in penalties, that came down to the last kick. After the game finished 0-0 through 120 minutes, despite quite a few chances from both sides, the teams had a hard-fought penalty shootout, however, Justin Morrow’s missed penalty in sudden death meant it was up to Román Torres … Continue reading Seattle Sounders Beat Toronto FC in the MLS Cup Final

Rams Fire Jeff Fisher

Photo Credit: Football Scoop Just a week after signing him to a 2-year contract extension, the Los Angeles Rams have decided to fire head coach Jeff Fisher following a disappointing 4-9 start to their first season back in Los Angeles. In 22 seasons as an NFL head coach, Fisher has a 173-165-1 record. He has coached for the Houston Oilers, the Tennessee Titans (same as … Continue reading Rams Fire Jeff Fisher

Jarrett Stidham Commits to Auburn

Photo Credit: KHOU Former Baylor Bears quarterback Jarrett Stidham has announced that he will be transferring to play for the Auburn Tigers in the 2017 season. According to Baylor head coach Jim Grobe, Stidham wanted to move on to another school to play football as a quarterback as a starter instead of as a backup when he made his decision to transfer from Baylor back in … Continue reading Jarrett Stidham Commits to Auburn

Dodgers, Jansen Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The Los Angeles Dodgers and closer Kenley Jansen have agreed to a 5-year, $80 million contract extension. This past season, Jansen, 29, had a 3-2 record with 47 saves in 53 save opportunities with the Dodgers. He had a 1.83 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP with 104 strikeouts. Over his entire 7-year MLB career, which he has spent only with the Dodgers, Jansen has a 19-13 record … Continue reading Dodgers, Jansen Reach Contract Extension Agreement

December 12th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Villanova Wildcats (10-0) California-Los Angeles Bruins (10-0)  Baylor Bears (8-0) Kansas Jayhawks (9-1)  Duke Blue Devils (10-1) North Carolina Tar Heels (10-1) Kentucky Wildcats (9-1) Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-0) Indiana Hoosiers (8-1), +2 Louisville Cardinals (9-1), +2  Creighton Bluejays (10-0), -1  West Virginia Mountaineers (8-1), +1 Virginia Cavaliers (8-1), +1 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2), +2 Purdue Boilermakers … Continue reading December 12th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

December 12th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Columbus Blue Jackets (17-5-4, 38 points), +2  Pittsburgh Penguins (18-7-3, 39 points), +4  Montreal Canadiens (19-6-3, 41 points), -1  New York Rangers (20-9-1, 41 points), -3  Philadelphia Flyers (18-10-3, 39 points), +4  Washington Capitals (17-7-3, 37 points), +6  San Jose Sharks (16-11-1, 33 points), -3  Chicago Blackhawks (18-8-4, 40 points)  Minnesota Wild (15-8-4, 34 … Continue reading December 12th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 7 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (21-4)  San Antonio Spurs (19-5)  Cleveland Cavaliers (17-5), +2  Houston Rockets (17-7), +2  Toronto Raptors (16-7), -2  Memphis Grizzlies (17-8), +2  Los Angeles Clippers (17-7), -3  Utah Jazz (15-10), +5  Oklahoma City Thunder (15-9), -2  New York Knicks (14-10)  Charlotte Hornets (14-10), +4  Chicago Bulls (13-10)  Boston Celtics (13-11), -4  Detroit Pistons (13-13), +3 … Continue reading Week 7 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Voting Finishers

Photo Credit: The Onion (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jabrill Peppers, Linebacker, #6 Michigan Wolverines (10-2) Statistics: 46 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 67 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 1 pass defensed, 21 punt returns, 310 punt return yards, 1 punt return touchdown, 10 kickoff returns, 260 kickoff return yards, 27 rush attempts, 167 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 3 receiving yards 4.  Dede Westbrook, Wide … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Voting Finishers

Lamar Jackson Wins 2016 Heisman Trophy Award

Photo Credit: Cleveland Louisville Cardinals’ quarterback Lamar Jackson has been crowned the winner of this season’s most prestigious award in college football, the Heisman Trophy. He is the sixth quarterback in the last seven years to have been awarded the Heisman Trophy. Jackson, 19, completed 220 of his 382 (57.6% pass completion percentage) for 3,390 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns along with 9 interceptions this past season as a true sophomore. … Continue reading Lamar Jackson Wins 2016 Heisman Trophy Award

Week 15 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: en.tubgit.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list includes team records and movement from last week’s power rankings. Teams that just entered the top 25 will be denoted as “NEW” along with their movement assuming they were ranked #26 before they moved. If a team that is new is the biggest “Up” mover, the word “NEW” will be placed next to the team’s name when … Continue reading Week 15 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

SportsPress Heisman Trophy Award Voting

Photo Credit: Hookem (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Voting All 11 of SportsPress’s current writers came together to vote for their top 5 Heisman Trophy award candidates. They voted for any players, even those who are not among the official five finalists for the award. 1st place votes count as 5 points, 2nd place votes count as 4 points, 3rd place votes count as 3 … Continue reading SportsPress Heisman Trophy Award Voting

Rockets, Motiejunas Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: Space City Scoop The Houston Rockets and power forward Donatas Motiejunas have agreed to a 4-year, $35 million contract extension. Motiejunas, 26, has been in the NBA for 4 seasons, all with the Rockets. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 37 games and averaged 14.8 minutes per game, 6.2 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, 1.1 … Continue reading Rockets, Motiejunas Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Cardinals, Fowler Reach Contract Agreement

Photo Credit: Warning Track Power The St. Louis Cardinals and center fielder Dexter Fowler have reached a contract agreement. Fowler, 30, has been in the MLB for 9 seasons and has played for 3 different teams. This past season, he played in 125 games and bat .276 with 126 hits, 84 runs scored, 13 home runs, 48 runs batted in, and 13 stolen bases. Over his 9-year MLB career, Fowler has played in 1,064 games and … Continue reading Cardinals, Fowler Reach Contract Agreement

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cleared to Return to Racing

Photo Credit: In The Nation by Nationwide After a hard crash in the 2016 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, this past June, Dale Earnhardt Jr., raced in just three more races in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season before being experiencing concussion-like systems and being sidelined for the remaining 18 races of the 36-race schedule. Now Earnhardt Jr., 42, has been … Continue reading Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cleared to Return to Racing

Week 14 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Marcus (B), Asher (C), Christian (D), Clancy (E), Chase (F), Saj (G), J.D. (H), Ian (I) Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Oakland Raiders, (10-2) @  Kansas City Chiefs, (9-3) Oakland-(B,D,E,F,I) @ Kansas City-(A,C,G,H)   Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Arizona Cardinals, (5-6-1) @  Miami Dolphins, (7-5) Arizona-(A,B,C,D,E,G,H) @ Miami-(F,I)  Chicago Bears, (3-9) … Continue reading Week 14 NFL Consensus Picks

Race Winner Predictions for Each IndyCar Race in 2017

Photo Credit: IndyCar (featured image), IndyCar (logos)   2017 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SCHEDULE Sunday, March 12th, 2017-  Streets of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida  Simon Pagenaud,  Team Penske Sunday, April 9th, 2017-  Streets of Long Beach in Long Beach, California  Simon Pagenaud,  Team Penske Sunday, April 23rd, 2017-  Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama  Graham Rahal,  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Saturday, April 29th, 2017-  Phoenix International … Continue reading Race Winner Predictions for Each IndyCar Race in 2017

Yankees, Chapman Reach Contract Agreement

Photo Credit: Federal Baseball The New York Yankees and closer Aroldis Chapman have agreed to a 5-year, $86 million contract. This past season, Chapman, 28, had a 4-1 record with 36 saves in 39 save opportunities with the Yankees and the Chicago Cubs. He had a 1.55 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with 90 strikeouts. Over his entire 7-year MLB career, which he has spent with the Cincinnati Reds, the Yankees, and … Continue reading Yankees, Chapman Reach Contract Agreement

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 13 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 13 (Standings Method)

Oriol Servia to Drive for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2017 Indianapolis 500

Photo Credit: USA Today – Sports Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that Oriol Servia will drive for the team in the 2017 Indianapolis 500. Servia, 42, has driven in eight Indianapolis 500 mile races over his 9-year Verizon IndyCar Series career. His best finish in the race was a 4th place finish in the 2012 Indianapolis 500, a race he started in 27th place, the … Continue reading Oriol Servia to Drive for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2017 Indianapolis 500

Max Chilton to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017 Season

Photo Credit: The Checkered Flag After a rookie season in which he finished in 19th place in the Verizon IndyCar Series championships standings driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, Max Chilton will return to the Verizon IndyCar Series with Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2017 season. Chilton, 25, raced in all 16 races last season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He finished 13 of the 16 … Continue reading Max Chilton to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017 Season

Rockies, Desmond Reach Contract Agreement

Photo Credit: Call to the Pen The Colorado Rockies and center fielder Ian Desmond have reached a 5-year, $70 million contract agreement. Desmond, 31, has been in the MLB for 8 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. This past season, he played in 156 games and bat .285 with 178 hits, 107 runs scored, 22 home runs, 86 runs batted in, and 21 stolen bases. … Continue reading Rockies, Desmond Reach Contract Agreement

Klay Thompson’s Historic Performance

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated In the Golden State Warriors’ 142-106 victory at home against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, Warriors’ shooting guard Klay Thompson put together a performance for the ages. Thompson set a new career high in points with 60. He shot 21 for 33 from the field, including 8 for 14 from 3-point range. His previous career high was 52 points, which … Continue reading Klay Thompson’s Historic Performance

Final 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Predictions

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jabrill Peppers, Linebacker, #6 Michigan Wolverines (10-2) Statistics: 46 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 67 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 1 pass defensed, 21 punt returns, 310 punt return yards, 1 punt return touchdown, 10 kickoff returns, 260 kickoff return yards, 27 rush attempts, 167 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 3 receiving yards Analysis: Jabrill Peppers is … Continue reading Final 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Predictions

Rangers, Gomez Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: Call to the Pen The Texas Rangers and center fielder Carlos Gomez have reached a 1-year, $11.5 million contract extension agreement. Gomez, 31, has been in the MLB for 10 seasons and has played for 5 different teams. This past season, he played in 118 games and bat .231 with 95 hits, 45 runs scored, 13 home runs, 53 runs batted in, and 18 stolen bases. Over his 10-year MLB career, Gomez has played … Continue reading Rangers, Gomez Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Why the Minnesota Vikings are in the Midst of the Worst Meltdown in the 16-Game Regular Season Era

Photo Credit: FanSide After a 5-0 start during which their defense seemed impenetrable, the Minnesota Vikings have dropped six of their last seven games and currently sit two games behind the Detroit Lions, who beat the Vikings twice, for the NFC North Division lead, and one game behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the final NFC Wild Card playoff spot with a record of 6-6. Following … Continue reading Why the Minnesota Vikings are in the Midst of the Worst Meltdown in the 16-Game Regular Season Era

The 12 Games and 2 Plays that Kept Penn State Out of the CFP

Photo Credit: For The Win – USA Today (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is the point in the NCAA football season where fans are talking about “what if” this and “what if” that to imagine possible scenarios where there teams would have ended up in a better bowl; in particular, the College Football Playoff (CFP). The one team in particular that this is … Continue reading The 12 Games and 2 Plays that Kept Penn State Out of the CFP

Rays, Ramos Reach Contract Agreement

Photo Credit: Nationals The Tampa Bay Rays and catcher Wilson Ramos have reached a 2-year, $12.5 million contract agreement with incentives to make up to $18.25 million over those two seasons. Ramos, 29, has been in the MLB for 7 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. This past season, he played in 131 games and bat .307 with 148 hits, 58 runs scored, 22 home runs, and 80 runs batted in. Over … Continue reading Rays, Ramos Reach Contract Agreement

D’Qwell Jackson Suspended for 4 Games

Photo Credit: ESPN Indianapolis Colts’ linebacker D’Qwell Jackson has been suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Jackson, 33, has played in the NFL for 11 seasons for both the Cleveland Browns and the Colts. He has played in 12 games and recorded 78 tackles, 1 sack, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 passes defensed, and 4 stuffs so far this season. Over his 11-year NFL … Continue reading D’Qwell Jackson Suspended for 4 Games

White Sox Trade Chris Sale to Red Sox

Photo Credit: USA Today The Boston Red Sox have received Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox. The deal included Boston giving up prospects, including Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech, in exchange for the 5-time All-Star. This is a big trade in the baseball universe, as Sale is considered to be one of the best pitchers in the MLB today. He has amazing control and one of … Continue reading White Sox Trade Chris Sale to Red Sox

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 13

Photo Credit: SB Nation (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (10-2) Statistics: 208/302 (68.9% completion percentage), 2,470 passing yards, 19 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 25 rush attempts, 60 rushing yards Analysis: In his eight 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, … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 13

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (7-5) Statistics: 284/414 (68.6% completion percentage), 3,813 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 30 rush attempts, 107 rushing yards Analysis: Matt Ryan is playing some of the best football of his life right now. He is on pace to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,500 or more yards in five … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

2016 Heisman Trophy Award Finalists

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) The five finalists that received invitations to New York City, New York, on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, for the crowning of the 2016 Heisman Trophy award have been revealed. Here is a list of the five players who were invited.  Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3) Statistics: 220/382 (57.6% pass completion percentage), 3,390 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, … Continue reading 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Finalists

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#5 through #1)

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jalen Hurts, Quarterback, #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0) Statistics: 220/337 (65.3% pass completion percentage), 2,592 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 162 rush attempts, 841 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle Analysis: Jalen Hurts has emerged as the best freshman quarterback in the entire country, and he led the #1 team in the country … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#5 through #1)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #6)

Photo Credit: buckeyeextradispatch.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  D’Onta Foreman, Running Back, Texas Longhorns (5-7) Statistics: 323 rush attempts, 2,028 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 7 receptions, 75 receiving yards Analysis: D’Onta Foreman did not have a game this season during which he totaled under 124 rushing yards or 131 scrimmage yards, and he consistently ran all over opposing defenses. He is one of the most consistently dominant running backs … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #6)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#15 through #11)

Photo Credit: matiastanea.gr (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 15.  Joe Mixon, Running Back, #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) Statistics: 168 rush attempts, 1,183 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 449 receiving yards, 5 receiving touchdowns,  1/1 (100% completion percentage), 26 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 4 punt returns, 25 punt return yards, 21 kickoff returns, 494 kickoff return yards, 1 kickoff return touchdown Analysis: Joe Mixon is … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#15 through #11)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #16)

Photo Credit: The Morning Call (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 20.   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, 1 reception, 8 receiving yards 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 … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #16)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#25 through #21)

Photo Credit: Black Shoe Diaries(featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 25.  Rawleigh Williams III, Running Back, Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5) Statistics: 233 rush attempts, 1,326 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 14 receptions, 227 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1/1 (100% completion percentage), 1 passing yard, 1 passing touchdown, 2 solo tackles, 2 total tackles Analysis: Rawleigh Williams III had an amazing season in which he totaled 1,553 scrimmage yards … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#25 through #21)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#30 through #26)

Photo Credit: UW Dawg Pound (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 30.  Kamryn Pettway, Running Back, #14 Auburn Tigers (8-4) Statistics: 185 rush attempts, 1,123 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 14 receiving yards Analysis: Kamryn Pettway only played in eight games this past season, but that did not stop him from rushing for 1,123 yards on just 185 carries despite playing against tough defenses from teams … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#30 through #26)

Dodgers, Hill Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Dodgers and starting pitcher Rich Hill have reached a 3-year, $48 million contract extension agreement. Hill, 36, started 20 games and had a 12-5 record this season with the Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics with a 2.12 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP with 129 strikeouts. Over his entire 12-year MLB career, which he has spent with the Chicago Cubs, the Baltimore … Continue reading Dodgers, Hill Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Tom Brady Wins Record 201st Game, Passes Peyton Manning for All-Time Quarterback Record

Photo Credit: NFL Spin Zone New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady notched his 201st career NFL victory in Sunday’s 26-10 victory at home against the Los Angeles Rams to break recently retired quarterback Peyton Manning’s record of 200 career victories by a starting quarterback. Brady was able to get his 201st win in 262 starts, while Manning needed 292 starts to get his win total … Continue reading Tom Brady Wins Record 201st Game, Passes Peyton Manning for All-Time Quarterback Record

Week 14 NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 13 Record: 9-6 2016 Season Record: 111-79-2 Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Oakland Raiders, (10-2) @  Kansas City Chiefs, (9-3) Prediction: Chiefs win, 26-21   Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Arizona Cardinals, (5-6-1) @  Miami Dolphins, (7-5) Prediction: Cardinals win, 34-24  Chicago Bears, (3-9) @  Detroit Lions, (8-4) Prediction: Lions win, 30-13  Cincinnati Bengals, (4-7-1) @  Cleveland Browns, … Continue reading Week 14 NFL Predictions

Week 14 NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Oakland Raiders, (10-2) @  Kansas City Chiefs, (9-3)   Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Arizona Cardinals, (5-6-1) @  Miami Dolphins, (7-5)  Chicago Bears, (3-9) @  Detroit Lions, (8-4)  Cincinnati Bengals, (4-7-1) @  Cleveland Browns, (0-12)  Denver Broncos, (8-4) @  Tennessee Titans, (6-6)  Houston Texans, (6-6) @  Indianapolis Colts, (6-6)  Minnesota Vikings, (6-6) @  Jacksonville Jaguars, … Continue reading Week 14 NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 13

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  Oakland Raiders (10-2) – AFC West Division Champion  New England Patriots (10-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (7-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (6-6) – AFC South Division … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 13

Week 13 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 (11-1)  New England Patriots (10-2)  Kansas City Chiefs (9-3)  Oakland Raiders (10-2)  Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1), +1  Denver Broncos (8-4), +2  Detroit Lions (8-4), +3  New York Giants (8-4), -3  Baltimore Ravens (7-5), +4  Miami Dolphins (7-5), -1  Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5), +3  Tampa Bay … Continue reading Week 13 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 13 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 13 Record: 9-6 2016 Season Record: 111-79-2 Thursday, December 1st, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Dallas Cowboys, (11-1), 17, @  Minnesota Vikings, (6-6), 15   Sunday, December 4th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Denver Broncos, (8-4), 20, @  Jacksonville Jaguars, (2-10), 10  Detroit Lions, (8-4), 28, @  New Orleans Saints, (5-7), 13  Houston Texans, (6-6), 13, @  Green Bay Packers, (6-6), 21  Kansas City … Continue reading Week 13 NFL Scores

Isaiah Jones Wraps Up NCAA Football Career On Top

Photo Credit: Orlando Sentinel It has been over a week since the East Carolina Pirates wrapped up their disappointing season with a 37-10 loss to the Temple Owls on Saturday, November 26th, 2016, and with a 3-9 record, they never had a chance to make a bowl game this season. Now that the bowl schedule is official and the Pirates will officially watch the games from … Continue reading Isaiah Jones Wraps Up NCAA Football Career On Top