Donald Trump’s inappropriate comments about 16-year-old girl EMERGE from 2012; impeachment now IMMINENT

He’s finally going down. More inappropriate comments made by President Donald Trump have emerged roughly one year after his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. These comments, however, have made impeachment imminent, as they are the first comments or actions of this magnitude to have substantial evidence to back them up. Trump made these comments several Facebook posts in 2012. He pulled … Continue reading Donald Trump’s inappropriate comments about 16-year-old girl EMERGE from 2012; impeachment now IMMINENT

SportsPress Suspending Operations

Photo Credit: SportsPress After over one year of a successful delivery of tons of news, opinion and analysis-based articles from all kinds of different sports, SportsPress is suspending all operations. The one exception to this may be basic list power rankings for different sports depending on how things go elsewhere in my other writing roles and if that’s even allowed given those roles. I cannot … Continue reading SportsPress Suspending Operations

Gonzaga Stays Unbeaten With Win At Saint Mary’s

Photo Credit: The Spokesman-Review In what many people saw as the final game of the regular season that the #1 and undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs had a legitimate chance to lose, the Bulldogs once again rolled to victory. They did so on the road against the #20 Saint Mary’s Gaels by a score of 74-64. Bulldogs’ senior center Przemek Karnowski led the team with 19 points in the … Continue reading Gonzaga Stays Unbeaten With Win At Saint Mary’s

2016-2017 NCAA Football and Basketball Team Combination Power Rankings

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list combines the football and basketball teams among NCAA schools and ranks the top 10 football/basketball combination schools. NOTE: All records and rankings are up to date through 4:30 PM EST on Friday, February 10th, 2017.  Wisconsin Badgers, Big Ten Conference Football Record: 11-3 Football AP Poll Rank: 9th Basketball Record: 21-3 Basketball AP Poll Rank: 7th  Florida State Seminoles, Atlantic … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football and Basketball Team Combination Power Rankings

February 9th Top 30 Naismith Trophy Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Wildcat Blue Nation (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST. 30.  Marcus Foster, Guard, Creighton Bluejays (20-4) Statistics: 24 games played, 29.9 minutes per game, 18.0 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game, 0.0 blocks per game, 0.7 steals per game, 48.0% field goal percentage, 32.9% 3-point field … Continue reading February 9th Top 30 Naismith Trophy Award Rankings

Naismith Trophy Award Late-Season Top 30 List

Photo Credit: Duke – 247 Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Dwayne Bacon, Guard, Florida State Seminoles (21-4) Statistics: 25 games played, 28.4 minutes per game, 17.6 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.0 steal per game, 45.6% … Continue reading Naismith Trophy Award Late-Season Top 30 List

February 9th Top 20 Wooden Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST.   20.  Dillon Brooks, Forward, Oregon Ducks (21-3) Statistics: 20 games played, 22.5 minutes per game, 14.4 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game, 0.5 blocks per game, 1.3 steals per game, 50.7% field goal percentage, 37.5% 3-point field … Continue reading February 9th Top 20 Wooden Award Rankings

Wooden Award Late-Season Top 20 List

Photo Credit: Noles 247 – 247Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Dwayne Bacon, Guard, Florida State Seminoles (21-4) Statistics: 25 games played, 28.4 minutes per game, 17.6 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.0 steal per game, … Continue reading Wooden Award Late-Season Top 20 List

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI (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 Super Bowl LI (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI (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 Super Bowl LI (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI

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 Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI 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 (17-2)  Atlanta Falcons (13-6)  Green Bay Packers (12-7)  Dallas Cowboys (13-4)  Pittsburgh Steelers (13-6)  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 (9-7)  Detroit … Continue reading Super Bowl LI NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Party Like It’s 2015?

Photo Credit: Madison A lot has happened since the night of Saturday, April 4th, 2015, when the Wisconsin Badgers knocked off the 38-win undefeated Kentucky Wildcats by a score of 71-64 in the Final Four of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin then lost the national championship game to the Duke Blue Devils by a score of 68-63 … Continue reading Party Like It’s 2015?

2016-2017 NFL Award Winners

Photo Credit: The Rock at BC (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: These statistics are from the regular season only since each of these awards are regular season awards.   AP 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     AP OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR  Matt … Continue reading 2016-2017 NFL Award Winners

February 4th Top 20 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

Photo Credit: 1170 KPUG-AM (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Saturday, February 4th, 2017, at 12:00 AM EST.   20.  Alec Peters, Guard, Valparaiso Crusaders (19-4) Statistics: 23 games played, 35.8 minutes per game, 23.8 points per game, 10.9 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, 1.0 steal per game, 45.8% field goal percentage, 33.9% 3-point … Continue reading February 4th Top 20 NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

Wild Card Weekend 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 Wild Card Weekend NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

NFL RPI Rankings through Week 17 (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s regular season points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method. 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 each team, and 25% … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings through Week 17 (Points Method)

NFL Regular RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 17 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s regular season record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method.  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 of the opponents … Continue reading NFL Regular RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 17 (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings through Week 17

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game in the regular season. 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 the ten … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings through Week 17

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (January 2nd)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) January 2nd Bowl Games Record: 2-2 Bowl Games Record: 23-18 2016 Season Record: 226-76 Outback Bowl  #17 Florida Gators (9-4) vs.  Iowa Hawkeyes (8-5) Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida Score: Florida wins, 30-3   Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic  #15 Western Michigan Broncos (13-1) vs.  #8 Wisconsin Badgers (11-3) Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (January 2nd)

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (14-2) – 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 (10-6) – Wild Card from AFC East Division … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other 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 (4-1, .800 win percentage)  Seattle Seahawks (3-1, .750 win percentage)  Green Bay Packers (5-2, .714 win percentage)  Dallas Cowboys (3-2, .600 win percentage)  Kansas City Chiefs (3-2, .600 win percentage)  Atlanta Falcons (2-2, .500 win percentage)  New York Giants (2-2, .500 win percentage)  Houston Texans (2-2, .500 … Continue reading NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other NFL Playoff Teams

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 17

Photo Credit: Huffington Post (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   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 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 with … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 17

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Cheesehead TV (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons  Team Record: 11-5 Statistics: 39 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 73 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: 12-4 Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% completion percentage), 3,933 passing … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins Team Record: 8-7-1 Statistics: 406/606 (67.0% completion percentage), 4,917 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 34 rush attempts, 96 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns 19.  Tyreek Hill, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs  Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 61 receptions, 593 receiving yards, 6 receiving touchdowns, 24 rush attempts, 267 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 14 kickoff returns, 384 kickoff return yards, … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#20 through #11)

January 2nd NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Columbus Blue Jackets (26-5-4, 56 points)  Minnesota Wild (23-9-4, 50 points)  Pittsburgh Penguins (25-8-5, 55 points)  New York Rangers (26-12-1, 53 points), +2  San Jose Sharks (23-13-1, 47 points)  Washington Capitals (22-9-5, 49 points), -2  Chicago Blackhawks (23-11-5, 51 points), +1  Montreal Canadiens (22-9-6, 50 points), +1  Calgary Flames (20-17-2, 42 points), +2 … Continue reading January 2nd NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Wild Card Weekend NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 17 Record: 11-5 2016 Season Record: 149-105-2 Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) @  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7) Prediction: Texans win, 20-16   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7) @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) Prediction: Seahawks win, 26-20   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #6 Miami Dolphins, (10-6) … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Predictions

Wild Card Weekend NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) @  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7)   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7) @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1)   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #6 Miami Dolphins, (10-6) @  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (11-5)   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 4:40 PM ET  #5 New York … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 17

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Note: Teams listed in bold print are those that are in this season’s playoffs. AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE  New England Patriots (14-2) – 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 … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 17

Week 17 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 (11-5), +2  Green Bay Packers (10-6), +2  New York Giants (11-5), +2  Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1), +2  Oakland Raiders (12-4), -4  Miami Dolphins (10-6), -4  Detroit Lions (9-7)  Denver Broncos … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Final 2016-2017 NFL Standings

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 2016-17 National Football League Standings   American Football Conference   AFC East Division  New England Patriots (14-2)  Miami Dolphins (10-6)  Buffalo Bills (7-9)  New York Jets (5-11)   AFC North Division  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)  Baltimore Ravens (8-8)  Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1)  Cleveland Browns (1-15)   AFC South Division  Houston Texans (9-7)  Tennessee Titans (9-7)  Indianapolis Colts (8-8)  Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 NFL Standings

Week 17 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 17 Record: 11-5 2016 Season Record: 149-105-2 Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-8), 10, @  Cincinnati Bengals, (6-9-1), 27  Buffalo Bills, (7-9), 10, @  New York Jets, (5-11), 30  Carolina Panthers, (6-10), 16, @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (9-7), 17  Chicago Bears, (3-13), 10, @  Minnesota Vikings, (8-8), 38  Cleveland Browns, (1-15), 24, @  Pittsburgh Steelers, (11-5), 27  Dallas … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Scores

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 31st)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) December 31st Bowl Games Record: 3-1 Bowl Games Record: 21-16 2016 Season Record: 224-74 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl  #20 Louisiana State Tigers (8-4) vs.  #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-4) Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST Location: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida Score: Louisiana State wins, 29-9   TaxSlayer Bowl  Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-4) vs.  Kentucky Wildcats (7-6) Date/Time: Saturday, … Continue reading 2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Scores (December 31st)

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)

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 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

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