Remember THIS?

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated In June of 2014, Sports Illustrated published an issue of their magazine featuring Houston Astros’ center fielder George Springer on the cover. The magazine featured an article discussing the Astros and why, despite the fact that they had been one of the worst teams in the MLB in recent years, they could become baseball’s “next big thing” and win the 2017 … Continue reading Remember THIS?

Why protesting the United States national anthem makes absolutely no sense

Photo Credit: The New Yorker The one thing that still makes no sense about these United States national anthem protests…is why are they United States national anthem protests if they truly mean what the protesters say they mean, including fighting things like racial inequality and social injustice? If these protesters truly believe in what they are protesting for, by all means they should continue their … Continue reading Why protesting the United States national anthem makes absolutely no sense

How Tim Tebow is really the NFL player who was blackballed for his beliefs

Photo Credit: Deseret News People are quick to say that Colin Kaepernick not having a job in the NFL is a result of the fact that he began the United States national anthem protests in last year’s preseason. These people are essentially claiming that he was blackballed. But if any player was blackballed, it was Tim Tebow. Tebow had 29 total regular season touchdowns and … Continue reading How Tim Tebow is really the NFL player who was blackballed for his beliefs

NFL national anthem protests prove Colin Kaepernick was not blackballed

Photo Credit: Slate     When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was not signed to any teams this past NFL offseason, people were quick to say that he was blackballed due to the fact that Never mind the fact that opted out of his $19 million per year contract with the 49ers and, while unconfirmed, may have turned down several other contracts because he … Continue reading NFL national anthem protests prove Colin Kaepernick was not blackballed

Yes, this photograph is CLEARLY photoshopped

Photo Credit: Facebook Let me be the first to make very clear that I have been against, am against and will continue to be against the NFL national anthem protests. But I am not opposed to players celebrating in a locker room just because someone photoshopped the original photograph of the celebration into a hateful and divisive photo. Here are few ways to tell that … Continue reading Yes, this photograph is CLEARLY photoshopped

Are people protesting the national anthem because it’s ‘trendy’?

Photo Credit: ABC News On August, 26th, 2016, Colin Kaepernick began his United States national anthem by remaining on the bench before the San Francisco 49ers’ preseason game against the Green Bay Patrick. Slowly but surely, other players began to join in his protest. Could that have been a result direct of their lack of ability to think for themselves and their desire for attention? … Continue reading Are people protesting the national anthem because it’s ‘trendy’?

Blaming President Donald Trump for the NFL national anthem protests is blasphemous

Photo Credit: NBC News NFL national anthem protests have really ramped up lately. But do the players protesting even know what they are protesting for? It doesn’t look like it seeing as how someone they believe President Donald Trump is at fault despite the fact that these protests began last August. These athletes who kneel really want to blame Donald Trump for this mess? These … Continue reading Blaming President Donald Trump for the NFL national anthem protests is blasphemous

The NFL is demonstrating hypocrisy at its finest

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated One of the key things that has been brought to the forefront of the recent national anthem protesters by NFL players is the NFL’s hypocrisy in dealing with the situation. They say this is about the players’ “Freedom of Speech” as guaranteed to them by their First Amendment rights in the U.S. Constitution. That is a flat-out lie and here’s why. … Continue reading The NFL is demonstrating hypocrisy at its finest

September 28th MLB Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: Wallpaper Cave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These power rankings were compiled through Microsoft Excel using a formula. W L 1 Cleveland Indians 99 59 2 Houston Astros 98 60 3 Los Angeles Dodgers 102 57 4 New York Yankees 89 69 5 Boston Red Sox 92 66 6 Washington Nationals 95 63 7 Arizona Diamondbacks 92 67 8 Chicago Cubs 89 69 9 … Continue reading September 28th MLB Power Rankings & Trends

Week 4 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)  Atlanta Falcons (3-0)  New England Patriots (2-1), +2  Green Bay Packers (2-1), +3  Detroit Lions (2-1), +3  Philadelphia Eagles (2-1), +10  Washington Redskins (2-1), +10  Oakland Raiders (2-1), -5  Denver Broncos (2-1), -5  Dallas Cowboys (2-1), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1), -5  Tennessee Titans (2-1), +1  Minnesota Vikings (2-1), +1  Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1), +8  Carolina Panthers (2-1), -3  Buffalo Bills (2-1), +5 … Continue reading Week 4 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 5 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Clemson Tigers (4-0)  Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0), +1  Oklahoma Sooners (4-0), -1  Washington Huskies (4-0), +1  USC Trojans (4-0), +1  Penn State Nittany Lions (4-0), -2  Wisconsin Badgers (3-0)  Michigan Wolverines (4-0), +1  Georgia Bulldogs (4-0), +2  TCU Horned Frogs (4-0), +7  Ohio State Buckeyes (3-1), -1  Auburn Tigers (3-1), +1  Virginia Tech Hokies (4-0), +2  Miami Hurricanes … Continue reading Week 5 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

Week 3 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)  Atlanta Falcons (2-0), +2  Oakland Raiders (2-0)  Denver Broncos (2-0), +8  New England Patriots (1-1), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0), +1  Green Bay Packers (1-1), -5  Detroit Lions (2-0), +2  Baltimore Ravens (2-0), +2  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0), +3  Dallas Cowboys (1-1), -6  Carolina Panthers (2-0), -3  Tennessee Titans (1-1), +6  Minnesota Vikings (1-1), -6  Seattle Seahawks (1-1), -1  Philadelphia Eagles (1-1), … Continue reading Week 3 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 4 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Clemson Tigers (3-0), +1  Oklahoma Sooners (3-0), +2  Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0), -2  Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0), -1  Washington Huskies (3-0), +1  USC Trojans (3-0), -1  Wisconsin Badgers (3-0)  Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0)  Michigan Wolverines (3-0)  Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1)  Georgia Bulldogs (3-0), +2  Florida State Seminoles (0-1), -1  Auburn Tigers (2-1), +2  Miami Hurricanes (1-0), +3 … Continue reading Week 4 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

Week 2 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Kansas City Chiefs (1-0), +7  Green Bay Packers (1-0)  Oakland Raiders (1-0)  Atlanta Falcons (1-0)  Dallas Cowboys (1-0)  New England Patriots (0-1), -5  Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0), -1  Minnesota Vikings (1-0), +4  Carolina Panthers (1-0), +3  Detroit Lions (1-0), +7  Baltimore Ravens (1-0), +8  Denver Broncos (1-0), -2  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0), -2  Seattle Seahawks (0-1), -7  New York Giants (0-1), -6  Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0), +6  Philadelphia … Continue reading Week 2 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 3 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: en.tubgit.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)  Clemson Tigers (2-0)  Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0)  Oklahoma Sooners (2-0), +3  USC Trojans (2-0)  Washington Huskies (2-0)  Wisconsin Badgers (2-0), +1  Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0), +1  Michigan Wolverines (2-0), +1  Ohio State Buckeyes (1-1), -6  Florida State Seminoles (0-1)  LSU Tigers (2-0), +1  Georgia Bulldogs (2-0), +2  Louisville Cardinals (2-0), +2  Auburn Tigers (1-1), … Continue reading Week 3 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

Week 2 NCAA Football Power Rankings

Photo Credit: en.tubgit.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)  Clemson Tigers (1-0), +3  Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0), +1  Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0), +2  USC Trojans (1-0), -2  Washington Huskies (1-0), +1  Oklahoma Sooners (1-0), +1  Wisconsin Badgers (1-0), +1  Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-0), +1  Michigan Wolverines (1-0), +1  Florida State Seminoles (0-1), -9  Auburn Tigers (1-0)  LSU Tigers (1-0)  Stanford Cardinal (1-0) … Continue reading Week 2 NCAA Football Power Rankings

Top 5 can’t-miss NCAA football matchups in 2017

Photo Credit: Cleveland 5. Alabama Crimson Tide @ Auburn Tigers, Week 13 When both teams are top teams, this game is always a can’t-miss, and they both look like national contenders this season, especially with Auburn adding Baylor transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham, who lit it up in limited playing time two years ago. And ‘Bama is ‘Bama; let’s just leave that right there. On top of … Continue reading Top 5 can’t-miss NCAA football matchups in 2017

Avoiding another B1G Conference debacle

Photo Credit: The New York Times In general, college football conference championships game mean nothing, especially when one division’s champion has three or four more wins than the other division’s champion. But perhaps no conference championship game was more notably meaningless than last year’s Big Ten (B1G) conference championship game, and that was a game that actually featured two of the nation’s top teams: the #6 Wisconsin … Continue reading Avoiding another B1G Conference debacle

Why Stephen Curry is still the NBA’s top point guard

Photo Credit: Celebrity Net Worth It took three years, but Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry finally didn’t win an NBA MVP award. Instead, that award went to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, who set the all-time record for triple doubles in a season and became the first player to ever finish a season with a triple double average. But MVP and best player aren’t synonymous. While … Continue reading Why Stephen Curry is still the NBA’s top point guard

Numbers don’t lie; Cam Newton needs to bring back the Dab

Photo Credit: Deadspin Former NFL MVP Cam Newton had been in the league for four seasons coming into the 2015-2016 season. But it took until the beginning of that fifth season for the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft to become a breakout star. His secret? The Dab, which became a common gesture among fans, particularly young children, after seeing Cam perform it week … Continue reading Numbers don’t lie; Cam Newton needs to bring back the Dab

The MLB has a major problem on their hands

Photo Credit: Fort Worth Star-Telegram The MLB has a major issue on their hands, and that was evidenced just recently when Texas Rangers’ third baseman Adrian Beltre was thrown out of a game for essentially making umpire Gerry Davis feel badly about himself. While it didn’t necessarily affect the outcome of this particular game, who’s to say something similar won’t affect the outcome of a future game, … Continue reading The MLB has a major problem on their hands

Adrian Beltre literally gets ejected for trolling an umpire

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports In the eighth inning of game during which the Texas Rangers were getting killed by the Miami Marlins by a score of 18-6, Adrian Beltre was told by umpire Gerry Davis that he needed to stand on the on-deck circle mat. Beltre recalled after the game that he had expressed his concern to Davis about moving away from the spot he claims he has … Continue reading Adrian Beltre literally gets ejected for trolling an umpire

Why the Chargers should pursue RGIII

Photo Credit: Business Insider Given his recent workout with the team, Robert Griffin III, the former Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns quarterback, has a shot at returning to the NFL as a Los Angeles Charger. While many may consider RGIII one of the biggest NFL Draft busts in recent years, the Chargers would actually be smart to sign him. Here’s why. The Chargers current quarterback, … Continue reading Why the Chargers should pursue RGIII

Don’t Panic; LeBron Will Be Just Fine

Photo Credit: The Sports Digest What a difference 13 months makes. Just last June, the Cleveland Cavaliers were on top of the basketball world after rallying from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals against the 73-win Golden State Warriors. Now, there is internal chaos in Cleveland. But don’t let this distract you from the fact that LeBron is still LeBron, and no matter what … Continue reading Don’t Panic; LeBron Will Be Just Fine

The MLB should start limiting extra inning games

Photo Credit: The New York Times The MLB has taken up a recent interest in trying to shorten games. But one issue they have yet to take on is the issue of games going into extra innings. Last season, 185 of 2,428 games went into extras, with several lasting six extra innings or longer. If the MLB really want to “shorten” games, extra innings should get some serious … Continue reading The MLB should start limiting extra inning games

Here’s How Big Of A Deal Kyrie’s Demands Should Be To LeBron

Photo Credit: USA Today Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving recently made headlines for requesting a trade so that he no longer will have to share the rock with LeBron James. LeBron honestly shouldn’t care about this whatsoever, and it’s not just because he stated that he would not intervene in the trade talks. It may be because he’ll likely leave Cleveland for the second time following next … Continue reading Here’s How Big Of A Deal Kyrie’s Demands Should Be To LeBron

Derek Carr Takes Jab at NFL Referees

Photo Credit: Raiders Central Anyone who knows anything about or follows Oakland Raiders’ Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr knows that off of the football field, he is one of the most genuinely great men that the NFL has to offer. But when it comes to talking to the media, he takes no prisoners and speaks his mind, especially when it comes to talking about his … Continue reading Derek Carr Takes Jab at NFL Referees

It’s Time To Stop Defending Ezekiel Elliott

Photo Credit: The Comeback Everyone knows that there are people out there in this cruel world that make up stories about celebrities abusing them so they can collect an unearned paycheck. So when Dallas Cowboys’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott was accused of domestic assault last summer, many people, myself included, didn’t simply go along with the narrative that his accuser presented because of the … Continue reading It’s Time To Stop Defending Ezekiel Elliott

McGregor prevails in Instagram beef with Draymond Green

Photo Credit: USA Today’s FTW The stakes are high for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather with their much hyped-up fight coming at the end of next month. So when Golden State Warriors’ All-Star power forward and Defensive Player of the Year award winner Draymond Green tried to call out McGregor on Instagram for rocking a #23 Warriors jersey, the number Green wears, McGregor showed no … Continue reading McGregor prevails in Instagram beef with Draymond Green

Comments of NBA Greats About Warriors are Damaging the League

Photo Credit: Business Insider With how great the Golden State Warriors have been over the course of the past three seasons, they have drawn a lot of attention from NBA all-time greats. While the praise for the team is generally high, the snide comments from some of those all-time greats about whether or not this Warriors team would stand a chance “back in the day” … Continue reading Comments of NBA Greats About Warriors are Damaging the League

LeBron James-Michael Jordan Debate is Overrated

Photo Credit: ibero 90.0 The never-ending debate as to who the greatest NBA player of all-time is often features two players: LeBron James and Michael Jordan. The fact that these two players are the only two that are consistently included in this debate is why the debate is overrated, and quite frankly, pointless. There are plenty of all-time greats that have been better than both … Continue reading LeBron James-Michael Jordan Debate is Overrated

Kevin Durant has taken away LeBron James’ crown

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports It has been over a month since Golden State Warriors’ star small forward Kevin Durant got the ultimate revenge on those who turned on him for jumping ship to the stacked Warriors team from the Oklahoma City Thunder just over a year ago. But he didn’t just get revenge. He also got the crown, the King’s crown, that had eluded him … Continue reading Kevin Durant has taken away LeBron James’ crown

The unluckiest player in the NBA

Photo Credit: Mavs Moneyball In the offseason between the 2015-2016 NBA season and this past NBA season, small forward Kevin Durant jumping ship from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the 73-win Golden State Warriors dominated NBA news. What made far fewer news stories was what happened to Warriors’ small forward Harrison Barnes, who needed to leave to make the Durant move possible. What happened next … Continue reading The unluckiest player in the NBA

NFL’s top running back is not who you think

Photo Credit: The Inscriber Magazine The NFL season is now under two months away from kicking off, and millions of people around the world will participate in fantasy football. While running backs like Dallas Cowboys’ star Ezekiel Elliott, Pittsburgh Steelers’ star LeVeon Bell and Arizona Cardinals’ star David Johnson will likely be the first three running backs off of most draft boards, put fantasy football … Continue reading NFL’s top running back is not who you think

The MLB playoff format is extremely stupid

Photo Credit: Pirates Breakdown In the 2015 MLB season, the teams with the top 3 records in the MLB happened to be in the same division, the National League Central. Broken down, that means that the 2nd best team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the entire MLB didn’t even win their division, and it means that the 3rd best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, were smack … Continue reading The MLB playoff format is extremely stupid

Three under-the-radar teams that could challenge the Golden State Warriors

Photo Credit: SB Nation Now that the Golden State Warriors did what everyone expected them to do and walked away with the 2017 NBA championship, their second in three seasons, the odds were released for each team to win next year’s title. And wouldn’t you know it? The Warriors have a better chance to win the championship next season than every other team in the … Continue reading Three under-the-radar teams that could challenge the Golden State Warriors

Top 10 NBA players to follow on social media this summer

Photo Credit: SLAM Online The NBA Finals are over and the NBA Draft is over now as well, which means the only way you will get to see your favorite NBA players for the next four months is on social media. Who are the top 10 NBA players that you should be following on various social media platforms this summer? 10. New York Knicks No, … Continue reading Top 10 NBA players to follow on social media this summer

Another superteam could be brewing in the NBA

Photo Credit: Business Insider Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Chris Paul and power forward Blake Griffin have notified the team that they will opt out of their contracts and not pick up their player options, thus becoming free agents on Saturday, July 1st. While the Clippers themselves never got past the second round of the NBA playoffs with these two players, the impact of these two players becoming free … Continue reading Another superteam could be brewing in the NBA

Lonzo to the Lakers is a touch of death to LaVar haters

Photo Credit: FanSided Unlike usual, much of the pre-draft broadcast on ESPN was not spent focusing on the NBA draft itself. In fact, it really wasn’t focused on any of the draft’s players in particular either. Instead, it was focused on the father of one particular player. LaVar Ball, Lonzo Ball’s father, has actually been in the spotlight for some time, and this year’s NBA … Continue reading Lonzo to the Lakers is a touch of death to LaVar haters

The most meaningless event in the NBA season is over

Photo Credit: Sporting News Now more than ever, there is one event during the NBA season that stands out not above but below the rest. No, it’s not the 82-game regular season, which has produced a similar-looking playoff field over the past three seasons, which has in turn produced the same Eastern and Western Conference champion over the past three seasons. Instead, it’s the NBA … Continue reading The most meaningless event in the NBA season is over

Offseason Top 10 NBA Player Power Rankings

Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), NBA (team logos) Yet another NBA season has come to a close, and the offseason is officially upon us. As we really get going into the offseason with the NBA Draft, trades and other acquisitions, here is a list of power rankings of the top 10 players currently playing in the NBA. 10.  Draymond Green, Power Forward, Golden State … Continue reading Offseason Top 10 NBA Player Power Rankings

MLB Divisional Power Rankings: Summer edition

Photo Credit: Orange County Register Having one great team can boost how good an MLB division is even if the division itself isn’t that great from top to bottom. With just eight teams in the MLB currently sitting at more than three games above .500, it was not easy to decide which divisions are currently the best from top to bottom. These rankings are based … Continue reading MLB Divisional Power Rankings: Summer edition

NBA Finals proves the NBA needs to leave superteams alone

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated In a recent article, I touched on whether or not the Golden State Warriors sweeping their way through the NBA playoffs, including the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, would prompt changes to the NBA in regard to which teams players can sign with to create superteams. But because the Cavaliers won Game 4 by a score of 137-116 in addition playing close in … Continue reading NBA Finals proves the NBA needs to leave superteams alone

Final 2016-2017 Season NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: This list includes each team’s regular season record and postseason record.  Golden State Warriors (67-15, 16-1)  Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31, 13-5), +6  San Antonio Spurs (61-21, 8-8), -1  Houston Rockets (55-27, 6-5), -1  Boston Celtics (53-29, 9-9), -1  Washington Wizards (49-33, 7-6), +3  Utah Jazz (51-31, 4-7)  Toronto Raptors (51-31, 4-6), -2  Los Angeles Clippers (51-31, 3-4), -4 … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 Season NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Final 2016-2017 Season NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo) NOTE: This list includes each team’s regular season record, regular season points, and postseason record.  Pittsburgh Penguins (50-21-11, 111 points, 16-9), +7  Washington Capitals (55-19-8, 118 points, 7-6), -1  Ottawa Senators (44-28-10, 98 points, 11-8), +14  Nashville Predators (41-29-12, 94 points, 14-8), +15  Anaheim Ducks (46-23-13, 105 points, 10-7), -2  Edmonton Oilers (47-26-9, … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 Season NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Five things that make the NBA predictable that have nothing to do with Kevin Durant

Photo Credit: SB Nation Predictable. Boring. Unwatchable. All of those negative things and more are terms that people have used to describe the NBA this past season, and all of those claims have enough evidence to back them up with since this year’s NBA did, in fact, turn out how most if not all people predicted it would. But while many people will be quick … Continue reading Five things that make the NBA predictable that have nothing to do with Kevin Durant

Could this year’s NBA Draft drastically change the league?

Photo Credit: VICE Sports The NBA Draft is coming up in under two weeks now. But in reality, does the draft actually mean anything? Will anything happen in the NBA Draft from a pick standpoint that will change the league in a drastic way? With how dominant the Golden State Warriors are and due to the fact that they have met the Cleveland Cavaliers in … Continue reading Could this year’s NBA Draft drastically change the league?

Top 5 NCAA football and basketball team combinations

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe Some schools have elite teams at one sport, but subpar teams at others. Here are the schools that had the top 5 combinations of football and basketball teams this past season. All team records mentioned in this article are from ESPN for football and ESPN for basketball. A list like this brings forth the question for schools and fans: would you rather be solid … Continue reading Top 5 NCAA football and basketball team combinations

Would a perfect Warriors playoffs prompt changes to the NBA?

Photo Credit: SB Nation Over the past three seasons during which the NBA Finals matchup has been the same each season, with the Golden State having home court advantage out of the Western Conference against the Eastern Conference’s Cleveland Cavaliers, people have complained about a boring and predictable NBA. I recently touched on this subject with one key point to back up my argument that despite that … Continue reading Would a perfect Warriors playoffs prompt changes to the NBA?

Kyle Lowry looks destined to play for the…

Photo Credit: Raptors Rapture With the Toronto Raptors having just been swept out of the NBA playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers, point guard Kyle Lowry, 31, made it known that he will be opting out of his contract to become a free agent this summer. What does this mean for his future in the NBA? Shortly after the announcement, Lowry made his free agency goal quite clear. “A … Continue reading Kyle Lowry looks destined to play for the…

Should the College Football Playoff expand to 8 teams?

Photo Credit: Breitbart A topic of discussion every year is whether the College Football Playoff should remain in its current format, which features four teams, or move to a larger format, perhaps featuring eight teams. Should the change be made? Here are the pros and cons of changing the current CFP format to feature eight teams as opposed to four. Pros Every season it seems … Continue reading Should the College Football Playoff expand to 8 teams?

Early College Football Playoff outlook: Which teams have the best chance?

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times With just over three months to go until the start of college football season, it’s time to look at and try to dissect which teams have the best chance at slotting into one of the four College Football Playoff spots for the 2017 season. The records shown are the records each team had last season. Teams are not listed in any … Continue reading Early College Football Playoff outlook: Which teams have the best chance?

How likely is 16-0 for the Warriors?

Photo Credit: SB Nation No team in NBA history has ever won the NBA championship after going through the entire NBA playoffs without losing a single playoff game. But the Golden State Warriors enter this season’s NBA Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 12-0 playoff recordhaving swept the Portland Trail Blazers, the Utah Jazz, and the San Antonio Spurs up to this point in time. … Continue reading How likely is 16-0 for the Warriors?

The NBA is boring, you say?

Photo Credit: The Mercury News For the third consecutive season, the Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference will match up against the Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference to decide who the NBA champion will be. But fans across the world complained all season long about how boring the NBA was and how predictable the outcome would be. Here’s why, despite the fact that … Continue reading The NBA is boring, you say?

Will any upperclassmen go Top 10 in the NBA Draft?

Photo Credit: The Seattle Times The 2017 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017, making it less that one month away. With the draft order set thanks to the recent draft lottery, which player will each team in the top 10 select and why? Will any teams in the top 10 take a player who is NOT a freshman? 1. Boston Celtics … Continue reading Will any upperclassmen go Top 10 in the NBA Draft?

Five things to know before Cavaliers-Warriors Part III

Photo Credit: International Business Times While the official NBA Finals matchup is not yet set in stone, many NBA fans have already drawn the conclusion that the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be battling for the NBA championship for the third consecutive season.  Here are some key things to know well beforehand so that you are prepared when this matchup is, in … Continue reading Five things to know before Cavaliers-Warriors Part III

Way-Too-Early Top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates for 2017

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated There are two primary goals that top-tier college football players enter the season with. Number one is, obviously, to win the College Football Playoff national championship game. Number two is to win the Heisman Trophy award. Who are the way-too-early favorites to rock this year’s race? With still roughly four months to go until the start of the season, these rankings … Continue reading Way-Too-Early Top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates for 2017

Like it or not, LaVar Ball is winning

Photo Credit: USA Today If you haven’t heard the name LaVar Ball by now, you’re one of three things. You simply do not care about sports (in which case you would not be reading this article). You have been living under a rock for the past few months (in which case you would not have survived). You were literally born yesterday (in which case you … Continue reading Like it or not, LaVar Ball is winning

Ryan Zimmerman is absolutely obliterating the MLB

Photo Credit: Federal Baseball Up until five years ago, no MLB player had won the Batting Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. It was in the year 2012 when Miguel Cabrera put an end to the 45-year Triple Crown drought by leading the American League in batting average (.330), home runs (44), and runs batted in (139). But looking more closely at the Triple Crown trend, one … Continue reading Ryan Zimmerman is absolutely obliterating the MLB

Don’t look now, but the Yankees are back

Photo Credit: FiveThirtyEight Seven consecutive seasons without a championship win isn’t many in a 30-team league. But in the Bronx, greatness is expected. Championships are expected to be won. Since winning their MLB-record 27th World Series in 2009, over twice as many as the next best team, the New York Yankees have underachieved and fallen short of that expected greatness. Now, eight years later, that greatness … Continue reading Don’t look now, but the Yankees are back

This year’s NBA MVP race is what the league needed

Photo Credit: FanRag Sports The 2017 NBA Playoffs are well underway. While the primary focus has turned to which NBA team will rise above the rest and win this year’s championship, there is a whole other battle to be fought over which player is deserving to be crowned the league’s Most Valuable Player. The two frontrunners two win the award have stuffed the stat sheets … Continue reading This year’s NBA MVP race is what the league needed

Way-Too-Early 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Power Rankings

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list includes each team’s record from the 2016-2017 NCAA basketball season. NOTE: This list could change in the future based on recruiting, NBA Draft declarations or lack thereof, and much more. The season does not start for another seven months.  Wichita State Shockers (31-5) Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) Arizona Wildcats (32-5) Kentucky Wildcats (32-6)  Duke … Continue reading Way-Too-Early 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Power Rankings

Final Regular Season NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (67-15)  San Antonio Spurs (61-21)  Houston Rockets (55-27)  Boston Celtics (53-29)  Los Angeles Clippers (51-31), +2  Toronto Raptors (51-31)  Utah Jazz (51-31), +1  Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31), -3  Washington Wizards (49-33)  Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35)  Indiana Pacers (42-40), +4  Atlanta Hawks (43-39)  Chicago Bulls (41-41), +3  Portland Trailblazers (41-41), -3  Miami Heat (41-41), +2  Milwaukee … Continue reading Final Regular Season NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Final Regular Season NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (55-19-8, 118 points)  Edmonton Oilers (47-26-9, 103 points), +4  Anaheim Ducks (46-23-13, 105 points), +6  Minnesota Wild (49-25-8, 106 points), +7  St. Louis Blues (46-29-7, 99 points), +3  Montreal Canadiens (47-26-9, 103 points), -1  Columbus Blue Jackets (50-24-8, 108 points), -4  Pittsburgh Penguins (50-21-11, 111 points), -4  Chicago Blackhawks (50-23-9, 109 points), … Continue reading Final Regular Season NHL Power Rankings & Trends

How BYU Beating Gonzaga Saved Gonzaga

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Had the Gonzaga Bulldogs won the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game over the North Carolina Tar Heels, they would have finished the season with a 38-1 record. This would have made them the first team since the 1973-1974 North Carolina State Wolfpack (30-1) to win the championship with a 1-loss record. As a result, it would have made the … Continue reading How BYU Beating Gonzaga Saved Gonzaga

Despite National Championship Game Loss, Gonzaga Sends HUGE Message To Doubters

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated   They said Gonzaga was overrated. They said Gonzaga didn’t play anybody. They said Gonzaga would not be prepared for close games. They said Gonzaga would choke like usual. They said Gonzaga would never get to the Final Four.   What “they” said, none of it was true. For Gonzaga, this was about Gonzaga. Not “they”.   Despite the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ disappointing 71-65 … Continue reading Despite National Championship Game Loss, Gonzaga Sends HUGE Message To Doubters

Final 2016-2017 Season NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) North Carolina Tar Heels (33-7), +8 Gonzaga Bulldogs (37-2)  Oregon Ducks (33-6), +2 Kansas Jayhawks (31-5), -1 Kentucky Wildcats (32-6), +2  South Carolina Gamecocks (26-11), NEW, +20 Villanova Wildcats (32-4), -6 Arizona Wildcats (32-5), -4 California-Los Angeles Bruins (31-5), -3  Duke Blue Devils (28-9), -2  Florida Gators (27-9), +7  West Virginia Mountaineers (28-9), +1  Baylor Bears (27-8), … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 Season NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Q&A with Devontae Cacok

Photo Credit: UNCW Athletic We recently had the opportunity to interview North Carolina (UNC) Wilmington Seahawks’ forward Devontae Cacok. Cacok is a 6’7″, 240-pound sophomore from Riverdale, Georgia. Cacok played in all 35 of UNC Wilmington’s games this past season and averaged 25.9 minutes per game, 12.3 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, 0.4 assists per game, 1.3 blocks per game, and 1.1 steals per game. He … Continue reading Q&A with Devontae Cacok

April 3rd NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (52-18-8, 112 points)  Chicago Blackhawks (50-22-7, 107 points), +1  Columbus Blue Jackets (49-21-8, 106 points), -1  Pittsburgh Penguins (48-19-11, 107 points)  Montreal Canadiens (45-24-9, 99 points), +3  Edmonton Oilers (44-25-9, 97 points), +4  New York Rangers (47-26-6, 100 points), -2  St. Louis Blues (43-28-7, 93 points), +1  Anaheim Ducks (43-23-13, 99 … Continue reading April 3rd NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 23 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (63-14)  San Antonio Spurs (59-17)  Houston Rockets (52-25)  Boston Celtics (50-27)  Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)  Toronto Raptors (47-30), +1  Los Angeles Clippers (47-31), +2  Utah Jazz (47-30)  Washington Wizards (46-31), -3  Oklahoma City Thunder (43-33)  Memphis Grizzlies (42-35)  Milwaukee Bucks (40-37)  Portland Trailblazers (38-38), +1  Chicago Bulls (38-39), +4  Atlanta Hawks (39-38)  Charlotte Hornets (36-41), … Continue reading Week 23 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Q&A with Tra-Deon Hollins

Photo Credit: The Summit League We recently had the opportunity to interview Omaha Mavericks’ guard Tra-Deon Hollins. Hollins is a 6’2″, 195-pound senior from Omaha, Nebraska. Hollins spent his freshman season playing for the Central Community College (CCC) Raiders, averaging 17.1 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 5.3 assists per game, as well a 4.1 steals per game, which led all players in the country. He spent … Continue reading Q&A with Tra-Deon Hollins

Q&A with Markis McDuffie

Photo Credit: Wichita Eagle We recently had the opportunity to interview Wichita State Shockers’ forward Markis McDuffie. McDuffie, 19, is a 6’8″, 212-pound sophomore from Paterson, New Jersey. McDuffie played in all 36 of the team’s games this past season and averaged 25.5 minutes per game, 11.5 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 1.2 steals per … Continue reading Q&A with Markis McDuffie

Top 5 Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 27th, at 8:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.   5.  Nigel Williams-Goss, Guard, Gonzaga Bulldogs (36-1) Statistics: 36 games played, 32.6 minutes per game, 16.7 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 4.6 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 49.0% field … Continue reading Top 5 Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Top 5 Wooden Award Finalists

Photo Credit: FanSided (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 27th, at 8:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (31-5) Statistics: 36 games played, 35.1 minutes per game, 14.6 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 55.1% field … Continue reading Top 5 Wooden Award Finalists

March 27th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (49-17-8, 106 points), +2  Columbus Blue Jackets (48-19-7, 103 points), -1  Chicago Blackhawks (48-21-6, 102 points), -1  Pittsburgh Penguins (46-18-11, 103 points)  New York Rangers (46-26-4, 96 points)  Anaheim Ducks (41-23-11, 93 points), +7  Calgary Flames (42-29-4, 88 points), +1  Montreal Canadiens (42-24-9, 93 points), +1  St. Louis Blues (40-28-6, 86 … Continue reading March 27th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 22 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (59-14)  San Antonio Spurs (56-16)  Houston Rockets (51-22)  Boston Celtics (48-26), +1  Cleveland Cavaliers (47-25), -1  Washington Wizards (45-28)  Toronto Raptors (44-29), +2  Utah Jazz (44-29), -1  Los Angeles Clippers (44-31), +1  Oklahoma City Thunder (41-31), -2  Memphis Grizzlies (40-33)  Milwaukee Bucks (37-36), +1  Indiana Pacers (37-36), +2  Portland Trailblazers (35-38), +4  Atlanta Hawks … Continue reading Week 22 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Is Colin Kaepernick a Sellout?

Photo Credit: Sporting News On Friday, April 29th, 2011, the world watched as Nevada Wolfpack star quarterback Colin Kaepernick was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 4th pick in the 2nd round (36th overall pick) in the NFL Draft. On the night of Monday, November 19th, 2012, the world watched as Kaepernick took over as the 49ers’ starting quarterback following Alex Smith’s injury the … Continue reading Is Colin Kaepernick a Sellout?

Should Sindarius Thornwell Have Been in the Naismith and Wooden Award Talks?

Photo Credit: The State (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Frank Mason. Lonzo Ball. Josh Hart. Caleb Swanigan. All of those are players that have received loads of attention from the media and fans this season because of the tremendous seasons that they have put together. They are also the four finalists for this season’s Naismith Award. That is not the case for South Carolina Gamecocks’ senior guard … Continue reading Should Sindarius Thornwell Have Been in the Naismith and Wooden Award Talks?

Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated  (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT.   4.  Josh Hart, Guard, Villanova Wildcats (32-4) Statistics: 36 games played, 33.1 minutes per game, 18.7 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 1.5 steals per game, 51.0% field goal percentage, 40.4% 3-point field … Continue reading Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalist Rankings

Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalists

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (30-4) Statistics: 34 games played, 34.9 minutes per game, 14.6 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, … Continue reading Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalists

Pre-NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at 2:00 AM EDT.   10.  Justin Jackson, Forward/Guard, North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) Statistics: 34 games played, 31.6 minutes per game, 18.1 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 44.4% field goal percentage, 37.7% 3-point … Continue reading Pre-NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Gig Em Gazette (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Villanova Wildcats (31-3) Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1) Kansas Jayhawks (28-4) Arizona Wildcats (30-4)  Oregon Ducks (29-5) California-Los Angeles Bruins (29-4) Kentucky Wildcats (29-5)  Duke Blue Devils (27-8) North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7)  Baylor Bears (25-7)  Florida State Seminoles (25-8) Louisville Cardinals (24-8)  West Virginia Mountaineers (26-8)  Purdue Boilermakers (25-7)  Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-9)  Southern Methodist … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Team Power Rankings

March 13th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Villanova Wildcats (31-3), +1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1), +2 Kansas Jayhawks (28-4), -2 Arizona Wildcats (30-4), +2  Oregon Ducks (29-5) California-Los Angeles Bruins (29-4), -3 Kentucky Wildcats (29-5)  Duke Blue Devils (27-8), +7 North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7), -1  Baylor Bears (25-7), -1  Florida State Seminoles (25-8) Louisville Cardinals (24-8)  West Virginia Mountaineers (26-8)  Purdue Boilermakers … Continue reading March 13th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

March 13th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Chicago Blackhawks (43-20-5, 91 points), +2  Pittsburgh Penguins (43-16-8, 94 points), +3  Columbus Blue Jackets (43-18-6, 92 points), +1  New York Rangers (44-23-2, 90 points), +2  Minnesota Wild (43-18-6, 92 points), -3  Washington Capitals (44-17-7, 95 points), -5  San Jose Sharks (41-20-7, 89 points)  Ottawa Senators (39-22-6, 84 points), +1  Calgary Flames (38-26-4, 80 points), +1  Montreal … Continue reading March 13th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 20 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  San Antonio Spurs (51-14), +1  Golden State Warriors (52-14), -1  Houston Rockets (46-21)  Cleveland Cavaliers (43-22)  Washington Wizards (41-24), +1  Utah Jazz (41-25), +1  Boston Celtics (42-25), -2  Los Angeles Clippers (40-26)  Toronto Raptors (38-28)  Oklahoma City Thunder (37-29), +1  Atlanta Hawks (37-29), +1  Memphis Grizzlies (36-30), -2  Indiana Pacers (34-32)  Detroit Pistons (33-33), +1  Milwaukee Bucks … Continue reading Week 20 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

Photo Credit: VU Hoops (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   Click HERE for a PDF file of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket. Click HERE for a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket. All downloadable brackets are brought to you by Print Your Brackets.   EAST REGION  #1 Villanova Wildcats (31-3) vs.  #16 Mount Saint Mary’s Mountaineers (19-15) /  #16 New Orleans Privateers … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

Final 2017 Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: FanRag Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection/prediction based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading Final 2017 Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 12th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection/prediction based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 12th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 11th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Our Daily Bears (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection/prediction based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee … Continue reading March 11th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 10th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: WV Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries to … Continue reading March 10th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 9th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Orlando Sentinel (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 9th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Three-Quarter Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Dallas Mavericks (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST.   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER   5.  Kawhi Leonard, Small Forward, San Antonio Spurs Team Record: 49-13 Statistics: 57 games played, 33.7 minutes per game, 26.3 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 3.4 assists per game, 0.7 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, 48.7% … Continue reading Three-Quarter Mark NBA Awards Predictions

March 8th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Big East Coast Bias (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee … Continue reading March 8th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 7th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Yle (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries to … Continue reading March 7th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 7th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 6th, 2017, at 7:00 PM EST.   10.  Justin Jackson, Forward/Guard, North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6) Statistics: 32 games played, 31.5 minutes per game, 18.3 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 45.2% field goal percentage, 38.5% … Continue reading March 7th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

March 6th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 6th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 6th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Kansas Jayhawks (28-3) Villanova Wildcats (28-3) California-Los Angeles Bruins (28-3) Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-1)  Oregon Ducks (27-4) Arizona Wildcats (27-4) Kentucky Wildcats (26-5) North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6)  Baylor Bears (25-6), +2  Purdue Boilermakers (25-6), +5  Florida State Seminoles (24-7), +1 Louisville Cardinals (24-7), +1  West Virginia Mountaineers (24-7), -3  Butler Bulldogs (23-7), -5  Duke Blue … Continue reading March 6th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

March 6th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (44-13-7, 95 points)  Minnesota Wild (42-15-6, 90 points), +1  Chicago Blackhawks (42-18-5, 89 points), +2  Columbus Blue Jackets (41-17-6, 88 points), -2  Pittsburgh Penguins (40-16-8, 88 points), +1  New York Rangers (41-22-2, 84 points), -2  San Jose Sharks (38-19-7, 83 points)  Montreal Canadiens (37-21-8, 82 points), +6  Ottawa Senators (35-22-6, … Continue reading March 6th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 19 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (51-11)  San Antonio Spurs (48-13)  Houston Rockets (44-19), +1  Cleveland Cavaliers (42-19), -1  Boston Celtics (40-23)  Washington Wizards (37-24), +1  Utah Jazz (39-24), -1  Los Angeles Clippers (37-25)  Toronto Raptors (37-26)  Memphis Grizzlies (36-27)  Oklahoma City Thunder (35-28)  Atlanta Hawks (34-28)  Indiana Pacers (32-30), +3  Chicago Bulls (31-31), -1  Detroit Pistons (30-32)  Milwaukee Bucks … Continue reading Week 19 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

March 5th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: The Spokesman-Review (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 5th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Top 15 Wooden Award Finalists

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Saturday, March 4th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (27-3) Statistics: 30 games played, 34.8 minutes per game, 15.0 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, 55.7% field … Continue reading Top 15 Wooden Award Finalists

March 4th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sports Rants (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee … Continue reading March 4th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 3rd Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: The Register-Guard (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 3rd Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 2nd Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Zimbio (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries to … Continue reading March 2nd Sweet 16 Bracketology

Top 10 Naismith Trophy Award Semifinalists

Photo Credit: Keeping It Heel (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (26-3) Statistics: 29 games played, 35.0 minutes per game, 14.8 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, … Continue reading Top 10 Naismith Trophy Award Semifinalists

March 1st Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Rock Chalk Talk (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the … Continue reading March 1st Sweet 16 Bracketology

February 27th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Our Daily Bears (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, February 27th, 2017, at 1:00 AM EST.   10.  Jonathan Motley, Forward, Baylor Bears (23-6) Statistics: 28 games played, 30.4 minutes per game, 17.3 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, 2.4 assists per game, 1.0 block per game, 0.3 steals per game, 52.7% field goal percentage, 29.6% 3-point … Continue reading February 27th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

February 27th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Kansas Jayhawks (26-3), +2 Villanova Wildcats (27-3) California-Los Angeles Bruins (26-3), +3 Gonzaga Bulldogs (29-1), -3  Oregon Ducks (26-4), -1 Arizona Wildcats (26-4), -1 Kentucky Wildcats (24-5), +4 North Carolina Tar Heels (25-5), +4  Butler Bulldogs (23-6), +14  West Virginia Mountaineers (23-6), +5  Baylor Bears (23-6), -4  Florida State Seminoles (23-6), +5 Louisville Cardinals (23-6), … Continue reading February 27th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

February 27th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (41-13-7, 89 points), +1  Columbus Blue Jackets (39-16-5, 83 points), +2  Minnesota Wild (39-14-6, 84 points), -2  New York Rangers (40-20-2, 82 points), -1  Chicago Blackhawks (39-18-5, 83 points)  Pittsburgh Penguins (38-14-8, 84 points)  San Jose Sharks (36-18-7, 79 points)  Ottawa Senators (33-21-6, 72 points), +2  Calgary Flames (33-26-4, 70 points), … Continue reading February 27th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 18 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (49-9)  San Antonio Spurs (45-13)  Cleveland Cavaliers (40-17)  Houston Rockets (42-18)  Boston Celtics (38-21)  Utah Jazz (37-22), +1  Washington Wizards (34-23), -1  Los Angeles Clippers (36-23)  Toronto Raptors (35-24), +2  Memphis Grizzlies (35-25), -1  Oklahoma City Thunder (34-25), +1  Atlanta Hawks (32-26), -2  Chicago Bulls (30-29)  Miami Heat (27-32), +2  Detroit Pistons (28-31), -1 … Continue reading Week 18 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Gonzaga Fails To Complete Perfect Regular Season With Loss Against BYU

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The Gonzaga Bulldogs have failed to fully piece together their first undefeated regular season in school history. With their loss at home in the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington, against the Brigham Young Cougars by a score of 79-71, the Bulldogs have ended their 2016-2017 regular season with a 29-1 overall record and a 17-1 West Coast Conference (WCC) record. Despite trailing … Continue reading Gonzaga Fails To Complete Perfect Regular Season With Loss Against BYU

February 20th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-0) Villanova Wildcats (26-2) Kansas Jayhawks (24-3)  Oregon Ducks (24-4), +1 Arizona Wildcats (25-3), +1 California-Los Angeles Bruins (24-3), +1  Baylor Bears (22-5), -3 Louisville Cardinals (22-5), +2  Duke Blue Devils (22-5), +2  Florida Gators (22-5), +2 Kentucky Wildcats (22-5), +2 North Carolina Tar Heels (23-5), +2  Purdue Boilermakers (22-5), +2 Wisconsin Badgers … Continue reading February 20th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

February 20th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Minnesota Wild (39-13-6, 84 points), +1  Washington Capitals (39-12-7, 85 points), -1  New York Rangers (38-19-1, 77 points)  Columbus Blue Jackets (37-16-5, 79 points), +1  Chicago Blackhawks (36-18-5, 77 points), -1  Pittsburgh Penguins (36-14-8, 80 points)  San Jose Sharks (35-18-7, 77 points)  Edmonton Oilers (32-19-8, 72 points), +3  St. Louis Blues (31-23-5, … Continue reading February 20th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 17 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (47-9)  San Antonio Spurs (43-13)  Cleveland Cavaliers (39-16)  Houston Rockets (40-18)  Boston Celtics (37-20)  Washington Wizards (34-21)  Utah Jazz (35-22)  Los Angeles Clippers (35-21), +1  Memphis Grizzlies (34-24), -1  Atlanta Hawks (32-24)  Toronto Raptors (33-24)  Oklahoma City Thunder (32-25)  Chicago Bulls (28-29), +3  Detroit Pistons (27-30), +1  Indiana Pacers (29-28), -2  Miami Heat (25-32), … Continue reading Week 17 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

NBA Awards Predictions at the All-Star Break

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at 1:00 AM EST.   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER   5.  Isaiah Thomas, Point Guard, Boston Celtics Team Record: 37-20 Statistics: 53 games played, 34.5 minutes per game, 29.9 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, 6.3 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 46.7% field goal … Continue reading NBA Awards Predictions at the All-Star Break

February 16th Top 12 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Make Playz (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 16th, 2017, at 3:20 PM EST.   12.  De’Aaron Fox, Guard, Kentucky Wildcats (21-5) Statistics: 25 games played, 29.5 minutes per game, 15.6 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, 5.4 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.6 steals per game, 46.7% field goal percentage, 16.7% 3-point … Continue reading February 16th Top 12 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

February 13th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-0) Villanova Wildcats (24-2) Kansas Jayhawks (22-3)  Baylor Bears (22-3)  Oregon Ducks (22-4), +1 Arizona Wildcats (23-3), +2 California-Los Angeles Bruins (23-3), +2  West Virginia Mountaineers (20-5), +7  Florida State Seminoles (21-5), +2 Louisville Cardinals (20-5), -3  Duke Blue Devils (20-5), +3  Florida Gators (20-5), +6 Kentucky Wildcats (20-5), +6 North Carolina Tar Heels … Continue reading February 13th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

February 13th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (39-11-6, 84 points)   Minnesota Wild (37-12-6, 80 points)  New York Rangers (36-18-1, 73 points), +2  Chicago Blackhawks (35-17-5, 75 points), +3  Columbus Blue Jackets (35-14-5, 75 points), +1  Pittsburgh Penguins (34-13-7, 75 points), -3  San Jose Sharks (34-18-5, 73 points), -3  Ottawa Senators (29-18-6, 64 points), +1  St. Louis Blues (29-22-5, … Continue reading February 13th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 16 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (46-8)  San Antonio Spurs (41-13)  Cleveland Cavaliers (37-16)  Houston Rockets (40-17)  Boston Celtics (35-19)  Washington Wizards (32-21), +1  Utah Jazz (34-21), -1  Memphis Grizzlies (33-23), +1  Los Angeles Clippers (33-21), +3  Atlanta Hawks (31-23), -2  Toronto Raptors (32-23), +2  Oklahoma City Thunder (31-24), -1  Indiana Pacers (29-25), -3  Miami Heat (24-31), +1  Detroit Pistons … Continue reading Week 16 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

First Look at NCAA Tournament Seeds: What is the Committee Thinking?

Photo Credit: The Washington Post On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament selection committee gave us an early look at who they would have as their current #1 through #4 seeds in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time ever. In previous years, the world only got to see how the committee thinks when they actually released the bracket itself … Continue reading First Look at NCAA Tournament Seeds: What is the Committee Thinking?

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

Sleep on the Shockers at Your Own Risk

Photo Credit: Mid-Major Madness As of January of 2012, not many people would consider the Wichita State Shockers men’s basketball team anything more than a mid-major team that would need to win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship to get into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. That perspective did not change in March of 2012 either, when the Shockers, despite making it into the tournament … Continue reading Sleep on the Shockers at Your Own Risk

February 6th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (24-0) Villanova Wildcats (22-2), +1 Kansas Jayhawks (20-3), +1  Baylor Bears (20-3), -2 Wisconsin Badgers (20-3), +1  Oregon Ducks (21-3), +1 Louisville Cardinals (19-4), +4 Arizona Wildcats (21-3), -3 California-Los Angeles Bruins (21-3), -1 North Carolina Tar Heels (21-4), +3  Florida State Seminoles (20-4), +3  Cincinnati Bearcats (21-2), +4 Virginia Cavaliers (17-5), -3 … Continue reading February 6th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

February 6th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NHL (featured image), ESPN (29 team logos), Sports Illustrated (Maple Leafs logo)  Washington Capitals (36-11-6, 78 points)  Minnesota Wild (34-12-5, 73 points)  Pittsburgh Penguins (33-13-5, 71 points), +3  San Jose Sharks (33-17-3, 69 points)  New York Rangers (33-18-1, 67 points)  Columbus Blue Jackets (33-13-5, 71 points), -3  Chicago Blackhawks (32-17-5, 69 points)  Edmonton Oilers (29-18-8, 66 points)  Ottawa Senators (27-17-6, 60 points)  Montreal Canadiens (30-16-8, 68 points)  Anaheim Ducks … Continue reading February 6th NHL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 15 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (43-8)  San Antonio Spurs (39-11)  Cleveland Cavaliers (34-15)  Houston Rockets (37-17)  Boston Celtics (33-18), +1  Utah Jazz (32-19), -1  Washington Wizards (30-20), +1  Atlanta Hawks (30-21), +1  Memphis Grizzlies (31-22), +3  Indiana Pacers (28-22), +3  Oklahoma City Thunder (30-22), -1  Los Angeles Clippers (31-20), -5  Toronto Raptors (31-21), -2  Chicago Bulls (25-26), +1  Miami … Continue reading Week 15 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

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

Phear the Phog: The Dynasty of the Kansas Jayhawks Rolls On

Photo Credit: keywordteam.net Even as the #2 Baylor Bears led the #3 Kansas Jayhawks by a score of 34-28 at halftime, 56-55 with under seven minutes to go in the game, and were tied at 64-64 with under two and a half minutes to play, was there ever any reason to believe that Kansas would lose their first home game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, a … Continue reading Phear the Phog: The Dynasty of the Kansas Jayhawks Rolls On

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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