X-Factors that Could Determine Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: Falcons Wire – USA Today As the final preparation week of the 2016-2017 NFL season continues, we all know who the biggest and brightest stars are heading towards “Super Sunday.” Players such as Tom Brady (New England Patriots’ quarterback), Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback), Julio Jones (Falcons’ wide receiver) and Dont’a Hightower (Patriots’ linebacker) are all perfect examples of big super star players … Continue reading X-Factors that Could Determine Super Bowl LI

Michael Vick Likely to Retire

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Quarterback Michael Vick is likely calling it quits, as the almost 37-year-old wanted to play in the 2016 season, but none of the 32 NFL teams seemed to be interested in his services. Vick was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he spent eight seasons. During two of those seasons, he … Continue reading Michael Vick Likely to Retire

Top Prospects in the White Sox Farm System

Photo Credit: Southside Showdown As we inch closer to Spring Training, the Chicago White Sox are in the midst of a full-scale rebuild. While casual fans do not spend much time following the minor league affiliates of their favorite team, the success of this year’s White Sox will be measured on the progress made in the farm system. With that being said, here is a … Continue reading Top Prospects in the White Sox Farm System

Is This Finally Northwestern’s Year?

Photo Credit: BT Powerhouse There are only five original Division I NCAA basketball teams that have never been in the NCAA basketball tournament. Those teams are the Army Black Knights, the Citadel Bulldogs, the Northwestern Wildcats, the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, and the William and Mary Tribe. Of those, only the Northwestern Wildcats play basketball in a major conference. Is this their year to finally make it … Continue reading Is This Finally Northwestern’s Year?

Edmond Sumner Out for the Season with Torn Left ACL

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Xavier Musketeers’ guard Edmond Sumner will miss the remainder of his junior season with a torn left ACL that he suffered in Sunday’s win at St. John’s against the Red Storm. He is set to have surgery in the near future at a date yet to be determined. Sumner, 21, has been in the NCAA for 3 seasons, all with the Musketeers. He is coming off of a … Continue reading Edmond Sumner Out for the Season with Torn Left ACL

What Should Define an MVP?

Photo Credit: Golden Gate Sports One of the most debated topics in sports, particularly football, baseball, and basketball, each season is what should define the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the MLB, the NBA, or the NFL. People have different interpretations of what the MVP award means and who it should go to based on that judgment. This article is meant to provide readers with what is the … Continue reading What Should Define an MVP?

Final 2016-2017 Season NFL Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated for Kids (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: These statistics are from the regular season only since each of these awards are regular season awards.    MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Statistics: 373/534 (69.9% completion percentage), 4,944 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 35 rush attempts, 117 rushing yards   Rounding out the top 5: 2.  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 Season NFL Awards Predictions

Who I Would Give the 2016-2017 NFL Awards to

Photo Credit: New York Post (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: These statistics are from the regular season only since each of these awards are regular season awards.   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (10-6) Statistics: 401/610 (65.7% completion percentage), 4,428 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67 rush attempts, 369 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns   Rounding out the top 5: 2.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (11-5) … Continue reading Who I Would Give the 2016-2017 NFL Awards to

January 30th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (22-0)  Baylor Bears (20-1), +3 Villanova Wildcats (20-2), -1 Kansas Jayhawks (19-2), -1 Arizona Wildcats (20-2), -1 Wisconsin Badgers (18-3), +10  Oregon Ducks (19-3), +3 California-Los Angeles Bruins (19-3), -2  West Virginia Mountaineers (17-4), +14 Virginia Cavaliers (16-4), +3 Louisville Cardinals (18-4), +3 Kentucky Wildcats (17-4), -5 North Carolina Tar Heels (19-4), -5 … Continue reading January 30th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

January 30th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (33-10-6, 72 points)  Minnesota Wild (32-11-5, 69 points), +1  Columbus Blue Jackets (32-12-4, 68 points), -1  San Jose Sharks (31-17-2, 64 points), +2  New York Rangers (31-17-1, 63 points)  Pittsburgh Penguins (30-13-5, 65 points), -2  Chicago Blackhawks (30-16-5, 65 points)  Edmonton Oilers (28-15-8, 64 points), +1  Ottawa Senators (26-15-6, 58 … Continue reading January 30th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 14 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (41-7)  San Antonio Spurs (36-11)  Cleveland Cavaliers (32-14)  Houston Rockets (35-16)  Utah Jazz (30-19)  Boston Celtics (29-18), +2  Los Angeles Clippers (30-18), -1  Washington Wizards (27-20), +2  Atlanta Hawks (28-20)  Oklahoma City Thunder (28-20), +2  Toronto Raptors (29-19), -4  Memphis Grizzlies (28-21), -1  Indiana Pacers (25-22)  Denver Nuggets (21-25), +5  Chicago Bulls (24-25)  Charlotte … Continue reading Week 14 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Six Weeks from IndyCar Season Opener, Vacant Seats Remain

Photo Credit: KV Racing Technology After an offseason full of changes, we are now just six weeks away from the season opener of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. However, teams and drivers still have lots of work to do before we get to that point, and that starts with the teams who don’t know what drivers will be in … Continue reading Six Weeks from IndyCar Season Opener, Vacant Seats Remain

Is the NBA Even Worth Watching Anymore?

Photo Credit: World Sports News – Live Scores For the past two seasons now, the NBA Finals matchup has been the same, featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the Eastern Conference, and the Golden State Warriors out of the Western Conference. With between about 32 and 37 games to go in the 2016-2017 NBA season for each team, the current #1 seeds in the Eastern … Continue reading Is the NBA Even Worth Watching Anymore?

Is the #1 Spot Now Gonzaga’s To Lose?

Photo Credit: The Gonzaga Bulletin (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) After much talk about how good of a college basketball team the Gonzaga Bulldogs have been this season, which you can read about both HERE and HERE, it would appear that the Bulldogs will be ranked #1 in next week’s AP Poll for just the 2nd season in school history, the other being in the … Continue reading Is the #1 Spot Now Gonzaga’s To Lose?

Bridgewater Could Miss Entire 2017 NFL Season

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will likely miss the entire 2017 NFL season after tearing his ACL and suffering other structural damage in his knee in practice before the 2016 NFL season began. Bridgewater, 24, has played in the NFL for 2 seasons, both of which with the Vikings. In his latest season, the 2015 season, he played in 16 games and completed … Continue reading Bridgewater Could Miss Entire 2017 NFL Season

The Atlanta Falcons Defense: A Silent But Deadly Killer

Photo Credit: NFL Mocks (featured image), NFL (logo) There was lots of talk all season long about the amazing offense of the Atlanta Falcons led by MVP award frontrunner quarterback Matt Ryan. The offense scored 540 points (33.8 points per game average) in the regular season, which led the NFL by a wide margin. The 2nd closest team to 540 points was the New Orleans Saints, … Continue reading The Atlanta Falcons Defense: A Silent But Deadly Killer

Early NFL Starting Quarterback Predictions for 2017

Photo Credit: Buffalo Bills (featured image), NFL (team logos)  Arizona Cardinals – Carson Palmer  Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan  Baltimore Ravens – Joe Flacco  Buffalo Bills – Deshaun Watson  Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton  Chicago Bears – DeShone Kizer  Cincinnati Bengals – Andy Dalton  Cleveland Browns – Jimmy Garoppolo  Dallas Cowboys – Dak Prescott  Denver Broncos – Trevor Siemian  Detroit Lions – Matthew Stafford  Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers  Houston Texans … Continue reading Early NFL Starting Quarterback Predictions for 2017

Manchester United Advances to EFL Cup Final

Photo via: Givemesport.com Manchester United has advanced to the final round of the English Football League Cup and will play against Southampton. Despite losing by a score of 2-1 to Hull City on Thursday afternoon, ending their 17-game unbeaten streak, they advanced 3-2 on aggregate. Paul Pogba scored Manchester United’s only goal in the 66th minute to level the game. However, in the 85th minute, … Continue reading Manchester United Advances to EFL Cup Final

Early 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Boston’s Bag of Donuts (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions   NATIONAL LEAGUE  Chicago Cubs, NL Central Champion  Washington Nationals, NL East Champion  San Francisco Giants, NL West Champion  St. Louis Cardinals, NL Central (Wild Card #1)  Los Angeles Dodgers, NL West (Wild Card #2)   National League Wild Card Game  #5 Los Angeles Dodgers @  #4 St. Louis Cardinals (best of 1 series, … Continue reading Early 2017 MLB Playoff Predictions

Cleveland To Host 2019 MLB All-Star Game

Photo Credit: ESPN Major League Baseball announced today that the city of Cleveland will host the 2019 All-Star game. This adds on to a list of events hosted in the city in an attempt to bring Cleveland back to the top of the American markets. Some of the most recent events include the NBA Finals, the World Series, and the Republican National Convention. The game … Continue reading Cleveland To Host 2019 MLB All-Star Game

Quintana Trade May Have To Wait Until July

Photo Credit: Write Sox The Chicago White Sox made huge changes this winter with the trading of All-Star pitcher Chris Sale and center fielder Adam Eaton. These changes made it apparent that the long-awaited rebuild is coming and many are expecting the White Sox to trade pitcher Jose Quintana as well. Talks between the White Sox and other organizations in baseball are ongoing. Reports have … Continue reading Quintana Trade May Have To Wait Until July

Teams Ranked #1, #2, and #4 Fall on the Same Night for the First Time Since 2012

Photo Credit: Sporting News Tonight was not a great night to be ranked at the top of the NCAA basketball AP Poll. The teams ranked #1, #2, and #4 in the AP Poll all fell to opponents in true road games, an extremely rare occurrence, especially this late in the season. The #1 Villanova Wildcats (19-2) lost by a score of 74-72 on the road … Continue reading Teams Ranked #1, #2, and #4 Fall on the Same Night for the First Time Since 2012

2017 NFL Playoff Likelihood Rankings: Non-Playoff Teams from 2016

Photo Credit: NFL Logos (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record from the 2016 NFL season.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)  Tennessee Titans (9-7)  Carolina Panthers (6-10)  Denver Broncos (9-7)  Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)  Washington Redskins (8-7-1)  Minnesota Vikings (8-8)  Baltimore Ravens (8-8)  Indianapolis Colts (8-8)  Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1)  New Orleans Saints (7-9)  Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)  Buffalo Bills (7-9)  Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)  San Diego Chargers … Continue reading 2017 NFL Playoff Likelihood Rankings: Non-Playoff Teams from 2016

Ryan Shazier Named to the 2017 Pro Bowl

Photo Credit: SI.com Pittsburgh Steelers middle linebacker Ryan Shazier officially has his name announced onto the 2017 Pro Bowl roster. Shazier has been called upon to replace Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker C.J. Mosley, who unfortunately won’t be able to take part in this season’s Pro Bowl due to injury. This upcoming Pro Bowl will be Shazier’s career first, as he will take the field at … Continue reading Ryan Shazier Named to the 2017 Pro Bowl

2017 NBA Postseason Predictions

Photo Credit: The Insightful Blog (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE Seeding Predictions  Cleveland Cavaliers  Toronto Raptors  Boston Celtics  Atlanta Hawks  Washington Wizards  Charlotte Hornets  Indiana Pacers  Milwaukee Bucks  Chicago Bulls  Detroit Pistons  New York Knicks  Philadelphia 76ers  Orlando Magic  Miami Heat  Brooklyn Nets     Playoffs   Eastern Conference Quarterfinals #1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs.  #8 Milwaukee Bucks Prediction:  Cavaliers in 5 games   #2 Toronto … Continue reading 2017 NBA Postseason Predictions

Jamie Collins Signs 4-Year Extension with Browns

Photo Credit: Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns’ linebacker Jamie Collins has signed a four-year extension with the team. The deal is worth up to $50 million, and $26 million is guaranteed, which makes him one of the highest paid (per year) linebackers in the NFL. Collins was traded to the Browns in October by the New England Patriots in exchange for a third round draft pick, a deal … Continue reading Jamie Collins Signs 4-Year Extension with Browns

January 23rd Top 25 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, January 23rd, 2017, at 1:00 AM EST.   25.  Marcus Foster, Guard, Creighton Bluejays (18-2) Statistics: 20 games played, 29.9 minutes per game, 18.7 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 49.8% field goal percentage, 34.9% 3-point field … Continue reading January 23rd Top 25 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

January 23rd NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-0) Villanova Wildcats (19-1) Kansas Jayhawks (18-1), +1 Arizona Wildcats (18-2), +8  Baylor Bears (18-1), +1 California-Los Angeles Bruins (19-2), -3 Kentucky Wildcats (17-2), -2 North Carolina Tar Heels (18-3), +1  Florida State Seminoles (18-2), +1  Oregon Ducks (18-2), +1  Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17-3), +2  Butler Bulldogs (17-3), +2 Virginia Cavaliers (15-3), … Continue reading January 23rd NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

January 23rd NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (31-9-6, 68 points)  Columbus Blue Jackets (32-10-4, 68 points)  Minnesota Wild (30-11-5, 65 points)  Pittsburgh Penguins (30-11-5, 65 points), +2  New York Rangers (30-16-1, 61 points)  San Jose Sharks (29-16-2, 60 points), +2  Chicago Blackhawks (30-14-5, 65 points)  Montreal Canadiens (28-13-7, 63 points), -4  Edmonton Oilers (26-15-8, 60 points), +4  Anaheim Ducks … Continue reading January 23rd NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 13 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (38-6)  San Antonio Spurs (34-9)  Cleveland Cavaliers (30-12)  Houston Rockets (34-13)  Utah Jazz (29-16), +3  Los Angeles Clippers (29-16), -1  Toronto Raptors (28-16), -1  Boston Celtics (26-17), -1  Atlanta Hawks (26-18)  Washington Wizards (23-20), +2  Memphis Grizzlies (26-20)  Oklahoma City Thunder (25-19), -2  Indiana Pacers (22-21), +2  Charlotte Hornets (23-21), +2  Chicago Bulls (22-23), … Continue reading Week 13 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Super Bowl LI NFL Pick Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Super Bowl LI NFL Pick Using Statistical Formula

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method and movement from last week’s rankings. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (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 opponents … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game and movement from last week’s rankings. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships

Football Cat: Super Bowl LI Pick

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Conference Championships Record: 0-2 2016 Playoffs Record: 4-6 Sunday, February 5th, 2017, 6:30 PM ET  #2 Atlanta Falcons (13-5) over  #1 New England Patriots (16-2)   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Football Cat: Super Bowl LI Pick

Conference Championship 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 (16-2)  Atlanta Falcons (13-5)  Green Bay Packers (12-7)  Dallas Cowboys (13-4), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (13-6), -1  Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)  Seattle Seahawks (11-6-1)  New York Giants (11-6)  Houston Texans (10-8)  Oakland Raiders (12-5)  Miami Dolphins (10-7)  Denver Broncos (9-7)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Conference Championship NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Conference Championships Record: 1-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 7-3 2016 Season Record: 156-108-2 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-7), 21, @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (13-5), 44   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-6), 17, @  #1 New England Patriots (16-2), 36   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Scores

Yordano Ventura Killed in Car Accident

Photo Credit: Royals Kansas City Royals’ starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday morning. Ventura, who was only 25 years of age, started 32 games and had an 11-12 record this past season with the Royals with a 4.45 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP with 144 strikeouts. Over his entire 4-year MLB career, which he spent with the Royals only, … Continue reading Yordano Ventura Killed in Car Accident

Andy Marte Killed in Car Accident

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports Former MLB third baseman Andy Marte was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday morning. Marte, who was only 33 years of age, was in the MLB for 7 seasons and played for 3 different teams. In his latest season of action, which was the 2014 season, he was limited to playing in only 6 games and bat .188 with … Continue reading Andy Marte Killed in Car Accident

Hull City Midfielder Ryan Mason Fighting for His Life

Photo via: Bleacherreport.com After an ugly collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, where the two Englishmen banged heads, and while Cahill came out alright, Ryan Mason was not so lucky. Mason suffered a fractured skull as well as internal brain bleeding, had to be carried off an a stretcher, and was administered oxygen. Cahill gave his condolences to Mason, and afterwards said this: “We smashed … Continue reading Hull City Midfielder Ryan Mason Fighting for His Life

Top 6 Hottest NCAA Basketball Teams

Photo Credit: 12 News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) We are getting closer and closer to March Madness, and with that come conference tournaments and the 2017 NCAA basketball tournament. These six teams are all legitimate contenders to win the national championship this season as it is, and they are also extremely hot; in fact, no team on this list has lost in the year of … Continue reading Top 6 Hottest NCAA Basketball Teams

Allonzo Trier To Make Return from Suspension Saturday Against UCLA

Photo Credit: Sporting News Arizona Wildcats’ sophomore guard Allonzo Trier will make his season debut today against the California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins after being suspended for a performance-enhancing drug (PED) violation for the first 19 games of the Wildcats’ season. Today’s game is the biggest of the season so far for the Wildcats, who sit tied atop the Pac-12 Conference with the Oregon Ducks with a 17-2 … Continue reading Allonzo Trier To Make Return from Suspension Saturday Against UCLA

OG Anunoby Out for the Season with Right Knee Injury

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports Indiana Hoosiers’ forward OG Anunoby will miss the remainder of his sophomore season with a right knee injury that he suffered in Wednesday’s win at Pennsylvania State against the Nittany Lions. He is set to have surgery and is expected to make a complete recovery from the injury. Anunoby, 19, has been in the NCAA for 2 seasons, both with the Hoosiers. He is coming off … Continue reading OG Anunoby Out for the Season with Right Knee Injury

Early 2017 MLB Power Rankings

Photo Credit: wallpapercave.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Chicago Cubs  Cleveland Indians  Boston Red Sox   Washington Nationals  Toronto Blue Jays  San Francisco Giants  Los Angeles Dodgers  Houston Astros   St. Louis Cardinals   Texas Rangers  New York Mets   Seattle Mariners  New York Yankees  Pittsburgh Pirates  Baltimore Orioles  Detroit Tigers   Miami Marlins   Colorado Rockies   Kansas City Royals  Tampa Bay Rays  Arizona Diamondbacks  Los Angeles Angels  Atlanta Braves   Philadelphia Phillies … Continue reading Early 2017 MLB Power Rankings

Conference Championship NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: steelcityblitz.com, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Saj (D), Chase Hagemann (E) Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-6) @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5) Green Bay-(A,B,C,E) @ Atlanta-(D)   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-5) @  #1 New England Patriots (15-2) Pittsburgh-(A,E) @ New England-(B,C,D)   Bye: N/A   -Jake … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Consensus Picks

Pau Gasol To Miss 4-8 Weeks After Surgery on Fractured Finger on Left Hand

Photo Credit: Air Alamo San Antonio Spurs’ center Pau Gasol underwent surgery  on a fractured finger on his left hand and will likely miss between the next 4 to 8 weeks of NBA action. Gasol, 36, has been in the NBA for 16 seasons and has played for 4 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 72 games and averaged 31.8 minutes per … Continue reading Pau Gasol To Miss 4-8 Weeks After Surgery on Fractured Finger on Left Hand

2017 Edition: Does the Andretti Curse Exist, and if so, is it Breakable?

Photo Credit: Beyond the Flag WARNING: This article goes all over the place with little to no transitions. Does the Andretti Curse exist, and if so, is it breakable? Andretti is a name known and respected throughout the entire motorsports world, not just in IndyCar racing.The legendary Mario Andretti won 52 IndyCar races, which is currently 2nd all-time, and his son Michael won 42 Indycar races, … Continue reading 2017 Edition: Does the Andretti Curse Exist, and if so, is it Breakable?

Cavaliers? Check. Cubs? Check. Andretti?

Photo Credit: 99.9 KTDY The year of 2016 was a year in sports where notable “curses” were broken. Most notably, the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship in franchise history and brought Cleveland its first major professional sports championship since 1964. Then, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908, ending a 108-year drought. One thing that did not end, however, was … Continue reading Cavaliers? Check. Cubs? Check. Andretti?

The Surprising Correlation of Super Bowl and Presidential Election Results

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) As many (all) of you know, today is the day that Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States after being elected in November. Looking back over the past few presidential elections, their results seem to correlate with the results of the results of the Super Bowl that occurred in the year … Continue reading The Surprising Correlation of Super Bowl and Presidential Election Results

Orioles, Trumbo Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports The Baltimore Orioles and right fielder Mark Trumbo have agreed to a 3-year, $37 million contract extension agreement. Trumbo, 31, has been in the MLB for 7 seasons and has played for 4 different teams. This past season, he played in 159 games and bat .256 with 157 hits, 94 runs scored, 47 home runs, 108 runs batted in, and 2 stolen bases. Over his 7-year MLB … Continue reading Orioles, Trumbo Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Halfway Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Hoops Habit (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, January 19th, 2017, at 3:30 PM EST.   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 5.  Giannis Antetokounmpo, Small Forward, Milwaukee Bucks Team Record: 20-21 Statistics: 40 games played, 34.8 minutes per game, 23.7 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, 5.6 assists per game, 2.1 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 53.8% field goal … Continue reading Halfway Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Angels, Calhoun Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: The Dugout Perspective The Los Angeles Angels and right fielder Kole Calhoun have agreed to a 3-year, $26 million contract extension agreement. Calhoun, 29, has been in the MLB for 5 seasons, all with the Angels. This past season, he played in 157 games and bat .271 with 161 hits, 91 runs scored, 18 home runs, 75 runs batted in, and 2 stolen bases. Over his 5-year MLB career, Calhoun has played … Continue reading Angels, Calhoun Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Lyon and Manchester United Agree on a Deal for Memphis Depay

Photo via: TheScore.com After a completely uneventful season for Memphis Depay this year, it seems like his talents will be going to France, where he will play for Olympique Lyonnais in the French Ligue 1. The transfer was confirmed Wednesday morning by Lyon club president, Jean-Michel Aulas. “I obtained from Manchester United the agreement in principle, which remains to be ironed out, but is on a … Continue reading Lyon and Manchester United Agree on a Deal for Memphis Depay

Maurice Watson Out for the Season with Torn Left ACL

Photo Credit: Creighton Creighton Bluejays’ guard Maurice Watson will miss the remainder of his senior season with a torn left ACL that he suffered in Monday’s win at Xavier against the Musketeers. He is set to have surgery in two or three weeks, and his recovery will likely take between six to nine months. Watson, 23, has been in the NCAA for 4 seasons, and has played both for the … Continue reading Maurice Watson Out for the Season with Torn Left ACL

Chris Paul To Miss 6-8 Weeks with Torn Ligament in Left Thumb

Photo Credit: Fadeaway World Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Chris Paul is set to undergo thumb surgery and will likely miss between the next 6 to 8 weeks of NBA action. Paul, 31, has been in the NBA for 12 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 74 games and averaged 32.7 minutes per game, 19.5 points per game, … Continue reading Chris Paul To Miss 6-8 Weeks with Torn Ligament in Left Thumb

NFL Head Coaching Change Tracker

Photo Credit: Rams (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Here are all of the head coaching changes around the NFL up to this point in time.  San Francisco 49ers Chip Kelly fired Kyle Shanahan hired  Buffalo Bills Rex Ryan fired Sean McDermott hired  Denver Broncos Gary Kubiak resigned Vance Joseph hired  Los Angeles Chargers Mike McCoy fired Anthony Lynn hired  Jacksonville Jaguars Gus Bradley fired Doug … Continue reading NFL Head Coaching Change Tracker

Blue Jays, Bautista Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: 300lbsofsportsknowledge.com The Toronto Blue Jays and right fielder Jose Bautista have agreed to a 1-year, $18 million contract extension agreement. Bautista, 36, has been in the MLB for 13 seasons and has played for 5 different teams. This past season, he played in 116 games and bat .234 with 99 hits, 68 runs scored, 22 home runs, 69 runs batted in, and 2 stolen bases. Over his 13-year MLB career, Bautista has played … Continue reading Blue Jays, Bautista Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Padres, Myers Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: CaliSports News The San Diego Padres and first baseman Wil Myers have agreed to a 6-year, $83 million contract extension agreement. Myers, 26, has been in the MLB for 4 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. This past season, he played in 157 games and bat .259 with 155 hits, 99 runs scored, 28 home runs, 94 runs batted in, and 28 stolen bases. Over his 4-year MLB career, Myers has … Continue reading Padres, Myers Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Phillies, Saunders Reach Contract Agreement

Photo Credit: ESPN The Philadelphia Phillies and left fielder Michael Saunders have agreed to a 1-year, $9 million contract agreement. Saunders, 30, has been in the MLB for 8 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. This past season, he played in 140 games and bat .253 with 124 hits, 70 runs scored, 24 home runs, 57 runs batted in, and 1 stolen base. Over his 8-year MLB career, Saunders has played in 702 games and … Continue reading Phillies, Saunders Reach Contract Agreement

Royals, Duffy Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: KSHB The Kansas City Royals and starting pitcher Danny Duffy have reached a 5-year, $65 million contract extension agreement. Duffy, 28, started 26 games and had a 12-3 record this past season with the Royals with a 3.51 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP with 188 strikeouts. Over his entire 6-year MLB career, which he has spent with the Royals only, Duffy has started 106 games and has a 36-33 record with … Continue reading Royals, Duffy Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Percent Chance Each Remaining NFL Team Wins Super Bowl LI (Using Statistical Formula)

Photo Credit: The Onion (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, 5% based … Continue reading Percent Chance Each Remaining NFL Team Wins Super Bowl LI (Using Statistical Formula)

Percent Chance of Each Possible Super Bowl LI Matchup Occurring (Using Statistical Formula)

Photo Credit: The Business Journals (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Percent Chance of Each Possible Super Bowl LI Matchup Occurring (Using Statistical Formula)

Potential Super Bowl LI Matchup Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Potential Super Bowl LI Matchup Picks Using Statistical Formula

Manchester City Willing to Pay £100 Million for Lionel Messi

Photo via: Youtube User Messi Magic Amid the speculations of difficulties in contract talks between Lionel Messi and Barcelona, rumors have been spreading of him possibly moving to Manchester City. Messi, 29, has been rumored to various clubs before including Manchester City as well as Paris Saint Germain, Boca Juniors, and others. The Argentinian magician would see a record transfer fee, as well as record-breaking … Continue reading Manchester City Willing to Pay £100 Million for Lionel Messi

Potential Super Bowl LI Matchups: Latest Meetings

Photo Credit: Steelers Gab (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Pittsburgh Steelers vs.  Green Bay Packers Setting: Sunday, December 22nd, 2013, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin Result: Steelers win, 38-31  Pittsburgh Steelers vs.  Atlanta Falcons Setting: Sunday, December 14th, 2014, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia Result: Steelers win, 27-20  New England Patriots vs.  Green Bay Packers Setting: Sunday, November 30th, 2014, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin Result: Packers win, … Continue reading Potential Super Bowl LI Matchups: Latest Meetings

Remaining NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Tiebreakers are based on overall winning percentage.  New England Patriots (1-0, 1.000 win percentage)  Atlanta Falcons (1-0, 1.000 win percentage)  Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1, .000 win percentage)  Green Bay Packers (0-1, .000 win percentage)   -Asher Fair Continue reading Remaining NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Mikhail Aleshin May Not Return to SPM in 2017

Photo Credit: Racing Nation Mikhail Aleshin, the 29-year-old Russian who drove in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) last season, could possibly be unable to return to the team for the upcoming 2017 season because of a budgetary shortfall due to sponsorship. After being listed as returning to SPM since October, it now appears unlikely that Aleshin will return to the series next … Continue reading Mikhail Aleshin May Not Return to SPM in 2017

January 16th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-0), +4 Villanova Wildcats (17-1) California-Los Angeles Bruins (18-1) Kansas Jayhawks (16-1) Kentucky Wildcats (15-2), +1  Baylor Bears (16-1), -5  Creighton Bluejays (17-1), +2  West Virginia Mountaineers (15-2), +5 North Carolina Tar Heels (16-3), +1  Florida State Seminoles (16-2), -2  Oregon Ducks (16-2) Arizona Wildcats (16-2), +2  Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-2), +3 … Continue reading January 16th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

January 16th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (29-9-5, 63 points), +4  Columbus Blue Jackets (29-9-4, 62 points), -1  Minnesota Wild (28-9-5, 61 points), +1  Montreal Canadiens (27-11-6, 60 points), +2  New York Rangers (28-15-1, 57 points), -2  Pittsburgh Penguins (26-11-5, 57 points), -4  Chicago Blackhawks (27-14-5, 59 points)  San Jose Sharks (25-16-2, 52 points)  Anaheim Ducks (24-13-9, 57 … Continue reading January 16th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 12 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (34-6)  San Antonio Spurs (31-9)  Cleveland Cavaliers (29-10)  Houston Rockets (32-11)  Los Angeles Clippers (28-14), +1  Toronto Raptors (27-13), +1  Boston Celtics (25-15), -2  Utah Jazz (26-16), +2  Atlanta Hawks (23-17), -1  Oklahoma City Thunder (25-17), +1  Memphis Grizzlies (25-18), -2  Washington Wizards (20-19), +2  Milwaukee Bucks (20-19), +3  Chicago Bulls (21-21), -1  Indiana … Continue reading Week 12 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Conference Championship NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method and movement from last week’s rankings. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round (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 opponents … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game and movement from last week’s rankings. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round

Football Cat: Conference Championship Picks

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Divisional Round Record: 1-3 2016 Playoffs Record: 4-4 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-6) over  #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5)   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM … Continue reading Football Cat: Conference Championship Picks

NFL Conference Championship Rematches

Photo Credit: NFL Full HD (featured image), ESPN (team logos) It is quite rare that each of the matchups in the conference championships of the NFL playoffs are rematches from games that happened during the regular season. This is, however, one of those seasons. Here are the results from each of those regular season games.   Week 7 at Pittsburgh  New England Patriots, 27,  Pittsburgh Steelers, 16 Week 8 at Atlanta … Continue reading NFL Conference Championship Rematches

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Conference Championships   AFC  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) over  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)   NFC  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5)        Super Bowl LI  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #1 New England Patriots (14-2)     Super Bowl LI Champion  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6)     -Asher Fair Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Conference Championship NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 6-2 2016 Season Record: 155-107-2 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-6) @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5) Prediction: Packers win, 37-33   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-5) @  #1 New England Patriots (15-2) Prediction: Patriots win, 28-24   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Predictions

Divisional Round 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 (15-2)  Atlanta Falcons (12-5), +2  Green Bay Packers (12-6), +3  Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5), +1  Dallas Cowboys (13-4), -3  Kansas City Chiefs (12-5), -3  Seattle Seahawks (11-6-1)  New York Giants (11-6)  Houston Texans (10-8)  Oakland Raiders (12-5)  Miami Dolphins (10-7)  Denver Broncos (9-7) … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Divisional Round NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 6-2 2016 Season Record: 155-107-2 Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-6-1), 20, @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5), 36   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-8), 16, @  #1 New England Patriots (15-2), 34   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, 4:40 PM ET  #4 Green Bay … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Scores

Is Duke Even a Top 5 Team…in the ACC?

Photo Credit: The Denver Post To open up this season of NCAA basketball, the Duke Blue Devils were to popular choice to make a run to the Final Four in the NCAA basketball tournament and bring home their second national championship in three seasons. However, things have not gone as planned so far for Duke. They certainly are not a bad team, but in a … Continue reading Is Duke Even a Top 5 Team…in the ACC?

Is Gonzaga the Nation’s Top Team?

Photo Credit: USA Today It is rare in any college sport, particularly football and basketball, that there can be a legitimate argument stating that a team in a non-major conference is the best in that respective sport. This, however, is one of those times. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, who were ranked #5 in this past week’s AP Poll, are now the only remaining team in the NCAA with … Continue reading Is Gonzaga the Nation’s Top Team?

NFL Divisional Round Rematches

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), ESPN (team logos) It is quite rare that each of the matchups in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs are rematches from games that happened during the regular season. This is, however, one of those seasons. Here are the results from each of those regular season games.   Week 3 at New England  New England Patriots, 27,  Houston Texans, 0 … Continue reading NFL Divisional Round Rematches

Potential Super Bowl LI Matchup Rankings

Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   16.  Houston Texans vs.  Seattle Seahawks   15.  Houston Texans vs.  Atlanta Falcons   14.  Houston Texans vs.  Green Bay Packers   13.  Houston Texans vs.  Dallas Cowboys   12.  Pittsburgh Steelers vs.  Seattle Seahawks   11.  Kansas City Chiefs vs.  Seattle Seahawks   10.  New England Patriots vs.  Seattle Seahawks    9.  New England Patriots vs.  Atlanta Falcons   8.  Pittsburgh Steelers vs.  Atlanta Falcons   7.  Kansas City Chiefs vs.  Atlanta Falcons … Continue reading Potential Super Bowl LI Matchup Rankings

Nationals, Harper Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Photo Credit: CBS DC – CBS Local The Washington Nationals and right fielder Bryce Harper have agreed to a 1-year, $13.625 million contract extension agreement. Harper, 24, has been in the MLB for 5 seasons, all with the Nationals. This past season, he played in 147 games and bat .243 with 123 hits, 84 runs scored, 24 home runs, 86 runs batted in, and 21 stolen bases. Over his 5-year MLB … Continue reading Nationals, Harper Reach Contract Extension Agreement

Steelers-Chiefs Playoff Game Postponed

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The AFC Divisional Round playoff matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Missouri, at Arrowhead Stadium that was scheduled to begin at 1:05 PM EST on Sunday, January 15th, 2017, has been postponed due to projected inclement weather. The game will now begin at 8:20 PM EST later the same day that it was supposed … Continue reading Steelers-Chiefs Playoff Game Postponed

Confirmed: Morgan Schneiderlin Signs With Everton for £24 million

Photo via: Mirror.co.uk Everton has recently confirmed the transfer of Morgan Schneiderlin to their club. Schneiderlin, 27, was a young, promising prospect upon his arrival at Manchester United, but has fallen out of the order recently at Old Trafford following the arrival of midfielder Paul Pogba, and a new manager, Jose Mourinho, who doesn’t favor the Frenchman as much as his predecessor, Louis van Gaal. … Continue reading Confirmed: Morgan Schneiderlin Signs With Everton for £24 million

NFL Super Teams by Division: NFC West

Photo Credit: Scout.com ***NOTE: This is assuming all players are healthy, players that are faced with year-long suspensions don’t count, and head coaches can work as coordinators*** Offense: Quarterback: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Running Back 1: David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Running Back 2: Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams Running Back 3: Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers Fullback:  Will Tukuafu, Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver 1:  Doug … Continue reading NFL Super Teams by Division: NFC West

Top 10 NCAA Football Games of the 2016-2017 Season

Photo Credit: Cleveland (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0), 30,  #8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-2), 23   9.  Pittsburgh Panthers (6-4), 43,  #2 Clemson Tigers (9-1), 42 8.  #5 Clemson Tigers (5-0), 42,  #3 Louisville Cardinals (4-1), 36 7.  Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (5-2), 24,  #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1), 21 6.  #3 Clemson Tigers (8-0), 37,  #12 Florida State Seminoles (5-3), 34 5.  #7 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (11-2), 38,  #6 … Continue reading Top 10 NCAA Football Games of the 2016-2017 Season

Top 10 NCAA Football Bowls of the 2016-2017 Season

Photo Credit: FanRag Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl  Appalachian State Mountaineers (10-3), 31,  Toledo Rockets (9-4), 28   9. New Era Pinstripe Bowl  Northwestern Wildcats (7-6), 31,  #23 Pittsburgh Panthers (8-5), 24    8. Hyundai Sun Bowl  #18 Stanford Cardinal (10-3), 25,   North Carolina Tar Heels (8-5), 23   7. Foster Farms Bowl  #19 Utah Utes (9-4), 26,  Indiana Hoosiers (6-7), 24   … Continue reading Top 10 NCAA Football Bowls of the 2016-2017 Season

Divisional Round NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: The Falcoholic, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Saj (D), Chase Hudson (E), Chase Hagemann (F) Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Seattle-(C,E,F) @ Atlanta-(A,B,D)   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) Houston @ New England-(A,B,C,D,E,F)   Sunday, January … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Consensus Picks

Graham Rahal Trolls Ezekiel Elliott On Twitter

Photo Credit: Sporting News (Ezekiel Elliott) and Motorsport (Graham Rahal) (featured image), Twitter (tweets) Following the minor car accident that Dallas Cowboys and former Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in, Elliott took to Twitter to let everybody know that he was alright.   Meanwhile, Verizon IndyCar Series driver and avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan Graham Rahal, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, … Continue reading Graham Rahal Trolls Ezekiel Elliott On Twitter

Chargers Will Relocate to Los Angeles

Photo Credit: Pinterest For 56 seasons, the Chargers of the NFL were the San Diego Chargers. Now, they will relocate to Carson, California, in the 2017 season, and will join the Los Angeles Rams in a stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams will share starting in the 2019 season. Until the 2019 season, the Chargers will play their home games in the 30,000-seat StubHub Center in … Continue reading Chargers Will Relocate to Los Angeles

Bills To Hire Sean McDermott as Head Coach

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated After firing Rex Ryan, who coached the team for two seasons, the Buffalo Bills have announced that they will hire Sean McDermott, who was the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. There is no word on the information regarding the deal that was signed. McDermott was the Panthers’ defensive coordinator for six seasons, during which he developed the team into one the … Continue reading Bills To Hire Sean McDermott as Head Coach

Divisional Round NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method and movement from last week’s rankings. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (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 opponents … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game and movement from last week’s rankings. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend

Football Cat: Divisional Round Picks

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Wild Card Weekend Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 3-1 Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) over  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1)   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 … Continue reading Football Cat: Divisional Round Picks

Early 2017 Season New Year’s Six Bowl Matchup Predictions

Photo Credit: Reign of Troy (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: These are not official rankings, instead they are what I believe that the rankings will look like prior to next season’s bowl season.   College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Sugar Bowl  #1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs.  #4 Florida State Seminoles   College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl  #2 Southern California Trojans vs.  #3 Pennsylvania State … Continue reading Early 2017 Season New Year’s Six Bowl Matchup Predictions

Early 2017 Season NCAA Football Power Rankings

Photo Credit: en.tubgit.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list includes each team’s record from the 2016-2017 NCAA football season.  Alabama Crimson Tide (14-1)  Southern California Trojans (10-3)  Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (11-3)  Florida State Seminoles (10-3)  Clemson Tigers (14-1)  Ohio State Buckeyes (11-2)  Washington Huskies (12-2)  Oklahoma Sooners (11-2)  Wisconsin Badgers (11-3)  Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-3)  Michigan Wolverines (10-3)  Auburn Tigers (8-5)  Louisiana State Tigers … Continue reading Early 2017 Season NCAA Football Power Rankings

Final New Year’s Six Bowl Re-Assignments

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: These are not official rankings, instead they are what I believe that the rankings should look like now that bowl season is complete.   College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl   #1 Clemson Tigers (14-1) vs.  #4 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (11-3)   College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl  #2 Alabama Crimson Tide … Continue reading Final New Year’s Six Bowl Re-Assignments

Clemson’s Historical Season Stretches Far Beyond Winning the National Championship

Photo Credit: FanSided (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Because of their epic 35-31 College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide, which was their first since the 1981 season and second in school history, the Clemson Tigers have now done something that no other college football team has done before. Clemson did not only rally from down 14-0 to beat the 14-0 … Continue reading Clemson’s Historical Season Stretches Far Beyond Winning the National Championship

The Missed Field Goal that Saved Clemson’s Season

Photo Credit: Anderson Independent-Mail The Clemson Tigers are now the NCAA football champions after an exciting 35-31 victory in the College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship game over the Alabama Crimson Tide. Just as there always are after a sports season ends and a team is crowned champions, there are “what if” theories about Clemson’s season. In particular, there is one huge play that happened way back … Continue reading The Missed Field Goal that Saved Clemson’s Season

Clemson Defeats Alabama in Epic CFP Championship Rematch

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated On Monday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the ACC champion Clemson Tigers avenged last season’s 45-40 College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship game loss to the SEC champion Alabama Crimson Tide with a thrilling 35-31 victory that came down to the final second of the game. The scoring began with 9:23 to go in the first quarter, when … Continue reading Clemson Defeats Alabama in Epic CFP Championship Rematch

Final 2016-2017 Season NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list includes team records and movement from the previous edition of 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 … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 Season NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Bowl Games Record: 24-18 2016 Season Record: 227-76 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 Mexico Lobos (9-4) Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (January 9th)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) January 9th Bowl Game Record: 1-0 Bowl Games Record: 24-18 2016 Season Record: 227-76 College Football Playoff National Championship  #2 Clemson Tigers (14-1) vs.  #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (14-1) Date/Time: Monday, January 9th, 2017, at 8:30 PM EST Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida Score: Clemson wins, 35-31   -Asher Fair Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Score (January 9th)

Jaguars To Hire Doug Marrone as Head Coach

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated After yet another losing season by the Jacksonville Jaguars led by head coach Gus Bradley, who was fired after the team’s loss against the Houston Texans, the Jaguars have finally made a decision on their next head coach. Doug Marrone will be the next head coach and signed a deal that is good through the 2019 season. Marrone was previously the … Continue reading Jaguars To Hire Doug Marrone as Head Coach

Coughlin Hired as Jaguars Vice President of Football Operations

Photo Credit: Sporting News On the same day that it was reported the Jacksonville Jaguars would be hiring Doug Marrone as their next head coach (click HERE to read about Marrone), sources say that previous long-time head coach Tom Coughlin will be hired as the team’s executive Vice President of football operations. Both Marrone and Coughlin have been given a deal that will last through … Continue reading Coughlin Hired as Jaguars Vice President of Football Operations

The Rematch: Key Things To Know

Photo Credit: Capstone Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) For the first time in college football history, the national championship game will feature the same two teams for consecutive seasons. This season, the Alabama Crimson Tide will look to defend their championship from a season ago over the Clemson Tigers, the team they beat in the College Football Playoff (CFP) championship game last season … Continue reading The Rematch: Key Things To Know

Transfer News, Stories, and Rumors

Photo via: thesun.co.uk Drogba Returning to France? News from the MLS this week as Didier Drogba claimed in an interview he would not rule out a Marseille return. Marseille, the French Ligue 1 side where Didier Drogba and other notable stars made names for themselves have not cast a bid for the 38-year-old yet, but Drogba is keen, and would like to go back as … Continue reading Transfer News, Stories, and Rumors

January 9th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Baylor Bears (15-0), +1 Villanova Wildcats (15-1), -1 California-Los Angeles Bruins (16-1) Kansas Jayhawks (14-1) Gonzaga Bulldogs (15-0) Kentucky Wildcats (13-2)  Duke Blue Devils (14-2)  Florida State Seminoles (15-1), +1  Creighton Bluejays (15-1), +3 North Carolina Tar Heels (14-3), +3  Oregon Ducks (15-2), +4  Butler Bulldogs (14-2), +5  West Virginia Mountaineers (13-2), -5 Arizona Wildcats … Continue reading January 9th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

January 9th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Columbus Blue Jackets (28-7-4, 60 points)   Pittsburgh Penguins (26-8-5, 57 points), +1  New York Rangers (28-13-1, 57 points), +1  Minnesota Wild (25-9-5, 55 points), -2  Washington Capitals (25-9-5, 55 points), +1  Montreal Canadiens (25-9-6, 56 points), +2  Chicago Blackhawks (26-12-5, 57 points)  San Jose Sharks (24-14-2, 50 points), -3  Ottawa Senators (21-14-4, 46 … Continue reading January 9th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 11 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (32-6)  San Antonio Spurs (30-7), +1  Cleveland Cavaliers (28-8), -1  Houston Rockets (30-9)  Boston Celtics (23-14), +3  Los Angeles Clippers (26-14), +4  Toronto Raptors (24-13), -2  Atlanta Hawks (21-16), +4  Memphis Grizzlies (24-16)  Utah Jazz (23-16), -4  Oklahoma City Thunder (22-16), -4  Indiana Pacers (20-18), +3  Chicago Bulls (19-18), +4  Washington Wizards (18-18), -1 … Continue reading Week 11 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Remaining NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Tiebreakers are based on overall winning percentage.  Dallas Cowboys (2-0, 1.000 win percentage)  New England Patriots (2-1, .667 win percentage)  Seattle Seahawks (2-1, .667 win percentage)  Green Bay Packers (2-2, .500 win percentage)  Kansas City Chiefs (1-2, .333 win percentage)  Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2, .333 win percentage)  Atlanta Falcons (1-2, .333 win percentage)  Houston Texans (1-2, .333 win percentage)   -Asher Fair Continue reading Remaining NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Packers (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round   AFC  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) over  #4 Houston Texans (9-7)  #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) over  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)   NFC  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #1 Dallas Cowboys (13-3)  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) over  #3 Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)     Conference Championships   AFC  #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) over #1 New England Patriots (14-2)    NFC  #4 … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Divisional Round NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Wild Card Weekend Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 3-1 2016 Season Record: 152-106-2 Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Prediction: Falcons win, 34-30   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) Prediction: Patriots win, 28-13   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Predictions

Divisional Round NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5)   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (14-2)   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (12-5), @  #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, 4:40 PM ET  #4 … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Schedule

Wild Card Weekend NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Wild Card Weekend Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 3-1 2016 Season Record: 152-106-2 Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-5), 14, @  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7), 27   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-8), 6, @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1), 26   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #6 Miami Dolphins, … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Scores

Wild Card Weekend 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 (14-2)  Dallas Cowboys (13-3)  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)  Atlanta Falcons (11-5)  Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5)  Green Bay Packers (11-6)  Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1), +1  New York Giants (11-6), -1  Houston Texans (10-7), +4  Oakland Raiders (12-5), -1  Miami Dolphins (10-7), -1  Denver Broncos (9-7) … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Power Rankings & Trends

76ers Match 2015-2016 Win Total with Victory Over Nets

Photo Credit: Liberty Ballers With their 105-95 victory at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, against the Brooklyn Nets, the Philadelphia 76ers have notched their 10th victory of the season to advance to 10-25 this season. Center Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 20 points in only 23 minutes of play, while center Brook Lopez led the Nets with 26 points in 31 minutes of … Continue reading 76ers Match 2015-2016 Win Total with Victory Over Nets

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#4 through #1)

Photo Credit: Blogging the Boys (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 4.  Ezekiel Elliott will lead the NFL in rushing yards. The rookie out of Ohio State was the highest running back selected in the NFL draft since 2012 this past … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#4 through #1)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#8 through #5)

Photo Credit: Panic Button (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 8.    The AFC South will have three of its teams in the postseason. Even though the AFC South was arguably the worst in the NFL last season, this season’s AFC South … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#8 through #5)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#12 through #9)

Photo Credit: Newsday (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 12.  The Denver Broncos will be a better team this season than last season. The Broncos kept the majority of their superb defense together this offseason in hopes that it will again … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#12 through #9)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#16 through #13)

Photo Credit: Fake Pigskin (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 16.                                 No NFL team will win or lose more than 5 games in a row at any point during the regular season. The NFL has been full of parity, especially … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#16 through #13)

January 6th Top 25 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

Photo Credit: VU Hoops (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Friday, January 6th, 2017, at 4:35 PM EST.   25.  Alec Peters, Forward, Valparaiso Crusaders (11-3) Statistics: 14 games played, 36.5 minutes per game, 25.0 points per game, 10.4 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, 0.9 steals per game, 43.9% field goal percentage, 32.1% 3-point field goal … Continue reading January 6th Top 25 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

Top 10 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017 Following Joe Mixon’s NFL Draft Declaration

Photo Credit: FanSided (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.   Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State Cowboys Statistics: 284/448 (63.4% completion percentage), 4,091 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 83 rush attempts, 61 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 1 reception, 24 receiving yards, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle   9.  Trace McSorley, Quarterback, Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions Statistics: 224/387 (57.9% completion percentage), 3,614 passing yards, 29 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 146 rush attempts, … Continue reading Top 10 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017 Following Joe Mixon’s NFL Draft Declaration

Will Gonzaga Run the Table?

Photo Credit: FanSided NOTE: All statistics are updated as of 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. All records are updated as of 11:30 PM EST on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. As hard as it is to go undefeated in NCAA basketball, the 2016 NCAA basketball tournament bracket was the only one since 2013 that saw no teams enter into the tournament with an undefeated … Continue reading Will Gonzaga Run the Table?

Joe Mixon Declares for NFL Draft Amid Controversy Surrounding Video

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle Oklahoma Sooners’ sophomore running back Joe Mixon has declared for the 2017 NFL Draft amid the controversy surrounding him in regards to a 2014 video of him striking a woman from that was recently made public. Mixon was considered among the top contenders to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy award had he decided to stay in college for another season. Mixon, 20, … Continue reading Joe Mixon Declares for NFL Draft Amid Controversy Surrounding Video

Hawks Trade Korver to Cavaliers for Dunleavy, Williams, and a 2019 Draft Pick

Photo Credit: YouTube The Atlanta Hawks have traded shooting guard Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for shooting guard Mike Dunleavy, point guard Mo Williams, and a first-round draft pick in 2019. Korver will be owed $5.2 million at the end of this season, while Dunleavy will be owed $4.8 million. Korver, 35, has been in the NBA for 14 seasons and has played for … Continue reading Hawks Trade Korver to Cavaliers for Dunleavy, Williams, and a 2019 Draft Pick

Sam Johnstone Heads to Aston Villa on Loan

Photo via: Skysports.com Manager Steve Bruce of Aston Villa has made his first signing this transfer window. Villa loaned in Sam Johnstone for the remainder of the season, and Johnstone will most likely see more minutes at the Villa Park. The youngster has capped for the England U-20’s, and is certainly a bright prospect, however he wont get the play time necessary to further develop himself … Continue reading Sam Johnstone Heads to Aston Villa on Loan

NFL Super Teams by Division: NFC North

Photo Credit: FOX Sports ***NOTE: This is assuming all players are healthy, players that are faced with year-long suspensions don’t count, and head coaches can work as coordinators*** Offense: Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Running Back 1: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings Running Back 2: Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears Running Back 3:  Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers Fullback:  Aaron Ripkowski, Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver … Continue reading NFL Super Teams by Division: NFC North

Re-Assigning Teams for the New Year’s Six Bowls

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: These are not official rankings, instead they are what I believe that the rankings should look like as of right now following bowl season.   College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl  #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0) vs.  #4 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (11-3)   College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl … Continue reading Re-Assigning Teams for the New Year’s Six Bowls

Randy Gregory Suspended for At Least One Year

Photo Credit: Sporting News After failing three drug tests in 2016, Dallas Cowboys’ defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended by the NFL for at least one year. Gregory had initially been suspended for four games for violating league’s drug policy. After a couple months, he failed another drug test, leading to a 10-game suspension and a possible year-long suspension. The Cowboys activated Gregory off of the reserve/exempt … Continue reading Randy Gregory Suspended for At Least One Year

Wild Card Weekend NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: USA Today, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase Hudson (D), Saj (E), Chase Hagemann (F) Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) @  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7) Oakland-(D,F) @ Houston-(A,B,C,E)   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7) @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) Detroit-(D,E,F) @ Seattle-(A,B,C)   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Consensus Picks

Top 25 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Photo Credit: NOLA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Statistics from the 2016 season are included for each player. 25.  /  Malik Zaire, Quarterback, Undetermined (Likely Wisconsin Badgers or North Carolina Tar Heels) Statistics: 11/23 (47.8% completion percentage), 122 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 20 rush attempts, 34 rushing yards Statistics*: 26/40 (65.0% completion percentage), 428 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, 19 rush attempts, 103 rushing yards *=statistics are from the 2015 season with … Continue reading Top 25 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Top 10 IndyCar Storylines for 2017

Photo Credit: IndyCar (featured image), IndyCar (team logos) 10. , , , ,  Young and Inexperienced Drivers If everything goes like it looks like it currently will in terms of who is driving, the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series lineup will be 0 of more than 20% of rookies and second-year drivers. Confirmed rookies and second-year drivers for the 2017 season include Conor Daly, Max Chilton, Ed Jones (rookie), Spencer Pigot, … Continue reading Top 10 IndyCar Storylines for 2017

SportsPress NFL MVP Award Voting

Photo Credit: The Cheat Sheet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) All eight of SportsPress’s current writers came together to vote for their top 5 NFL MVP award candidates. 1st place votes count as 5 points, 2nd place votes count as 4 points, 3rd place votes count as 3 points, 4th place votes count as 2 points, and 5th place votes count as 1 points.   Those Who … Continue reading SportsPress NFL MVP Award Voting

2016 SportsPress “SP” Awards Voting Results

Photo Credit: SportsPress These awards were voted on by our writers. Each writer’s vote counted as an amount in accordance to their rank in terms of how many articles they have published on SportsPress. A total of eight writers voted. Each voter voted for three nominees from each category. The lowest ranking voter (8th place) in terms of number of articles written had his 1st place votes … Continue reading 2016 SportsPress “SP” Awards Voting Results

2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #4)

Photo Credit: Sports – USA Today (featured image), IndyCar (all other icons) Note: One-off drivers like drivers who only race in the Indianapolis 500 are not included in this list. Also, this list will likely be updated as more deals become confirmed or look more or less likely. Team Penske   Josef Newgarden   Helio Castroneves   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud  Chip Ganassi Racing  Max Chilton   Scott Dixon  Tony … Continue reading 2017 IndyCar “Silly Season” Driver Lineup Prediction (Edition #4)

Spencer Pigot To Return To Ed Carpenter Racing in 2017 Season

Photo Credit: Motorsport Spencer Pigot, 23, will likely return to the driver’s seat of the #20 Chevrolet-powered car for Ed Carpenter Racing for the road and street course races in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He drove all of the road and street course races starting with Belle Isle for Ed Carpenter Racing last season. Pigot was the 2015 Indy Lights Series champion with Juncos Racing after he … Continue reading Spencer Pigot To Return To Ed Carpenter Racing in 2017 Season