2017 Home Run Derby Results

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Here are the results for the 2017 Home Run Derby. The rules for this year’s Home Run Derby were the same as last year’s.   ROUND 1 No. 1 seed  Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins, vs. No. 8 seed  Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees Prediction:  Gary Sanchez, 17,  Giancarlo Stanton, 16   No. 4 seed  Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals, vs. No. 5 seed  Miguel … Continue reading 2017 Home Run Derby Results

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

Which Team Will Suffer Most from NBA Draft Declarations?

Photo Credit: The Slipper Still Fits As usual, changes from year to year in college basketball are inevitable. Seniors graduate, high school seniors begin their college careers, and many underclassmen declare for the NBA draft. Which team will suffer the most this upcoming season as a result of NBA draft declarations in particular? Teams like Kentucky and Duke lose a lot of underclassmen each year, but … Continue reading Which Team Will Suffer Most from NBA Draft Declarations?

Frank Mason Wins 2017 Wooden Award

Photo Credit: Richmond Times – Dispatch (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Frank Mason, Guard, Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) Kansas Jayhawks’ senior guard Frank Mason has won the 2017 John R. Wooden Award. Mason, 23, led the Jayhawks to a 31-5 record and their 13th consecutive Big XII Conference regular season title. He also led them to the Elite Eight in this season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, where they … Continue reading Frank Mason Wins 2017 Wooden Award

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Slam Dunk Championship Results

Photo Credit: Sports – USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   ROUND ONE  AJ Merriweather, Guard, East Tennessee State Buccaneers 50.0 points  Tyler Flack, Forward, South Dakota Coyotes 49.9 points  Steven Davis, Forward, Wright State Raiders 49.8 points  Rodney Pryor, Guard, Georgetown Hoyas 45.3 points  Garland Owens, Forward, Boston College Eagles 44.9 points  Antonius Cleveland, Guard, Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 44.3 points  Paul Watson, Guard, Fresno State Bulldogs 41.1 points  Vitto … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Slam Dunk Championship Results

2017 NCAA Basketball Three-Point Battle of the Champions Results

Photo Credit: Kansas State Collegian (featured image), CBS Sports (Team Logos)   CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL THREE-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPION  Kindred Wesemann, Guard, Kansas State Wildcats 16 points   2017 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL THREE-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPION  Peter Jok, Guard, Iowa Hawkeyes 16 points     2017 NCAA BASKETBALL THREE-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPION  Kindred Wesemann*, Guard, Kansas State Wildcats 79 points   *=won on the best individual round tiebreaker (26 points … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Basketball Three-Point Battle of the Champions Results

2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Three-Point Championship Results

Photo Credit: Kansas State Collegian (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   ROUND ONE  Kindred Wesemann, Guard, Kansas State Wildcats 19 points  Sydney Wiese, Guard, Oregon State Beavers 17 points  Alexis Peterson, Guard, Syracuse Orange 14 points  Jessica January, Guard, DePaul Blue Demons 12 points  Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Guard, Maryland Terrapins 11 points  Alexis Jones, Guard, Baylor Bears 9 points  Tori Jankoska, Guard, Michigan State Spartans … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Three-Point Championship Results

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Three-Point Championship Results

Photo Credit: PennLive (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   ROUND ONE  Peter Jok, Guard, Iowa Hawkeyes 21 points  DeWayne Russell, Guard, Grand Canyon Antelopes 21 points  Matt Jones, Guard, Duke Blue Devils 19 points  Derrick Walton Jr., Guard, Michigan Wolverines 18 points  Bryce Alford, Guard, California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins 16 points  Torian Graham, Guard, Arizona State Sun Devils 14 points  Kris Jenkins, Forward, Villanova Wildcats … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Three-Point Championship Results

McDonald’s All-American Men’s Basketball Game Showcases Rising NCAA Talent

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) In the 40th annual McDonald’s All-American men’s basketball game at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, the West boy’s team rallied from a 56-50 halftime deficit to knock off the East boy’s team by a score of 109-107. The West’s Michael Porter Jr., a Missouri Tigers’ commit, was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the … Continue reading McDonald’s All-American Men’s Basketball Game Showcases Rising NCAA Talent

BYU Is Two Gonzaga Wins Away from Infamy

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated With a 29-0 record, the Gonzaga Bulldogs appeared poised to finish the regular season unbeaten. They appeared poised to roll through the West Coast Conference (WCC) tournament and to become the third team in the past four seasons to enter the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with an undefeated record (Wichita State Shockers in 2014 and Kentucky Wildcats in 2015). They appeared as though … Continue reading BYU Is Two Gonzaga Wins Away from Infamy

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

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

Other Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) SEE THE TOP 10 RANKINGS FOR BOTH THE WOODEN AND NAISMITH AWARDS HERE. NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at 2:00 AM EDT.   15.  Lauri Markkanen, Forward, Arizona Wildcats (30-4) Statistics: 34 games played, 30.5 minutes per game, 15.6 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, 0.9 assists per game, 0.5 … Continue reading Other Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

NFL Free Agency: Transaction Tracker

Photo Credit: YouTube (featured image), NFL (team logos) TRADES  Indianapolis Colts Receive a 4th round NFL Draft pick  New England Patriots Receive tight end Dwayne Allen Receive a 6th round NFL Draft pick    Cleveland Browns Receive quarterback Brock Osweiler Receive a 2018 2nd round NFL Draft Pick Receive a 2017 6th round NFL Draft pick  Houston Texans Receive a 2017 4th round NFL Draft Pick … Continue reading NFL Free Agency: Transaction Tracker

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 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

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

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

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

2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Results

Photo Credit: Getty Images (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   ROUND ONE DUNK ONE  Glenn Robinson III, Shooting Guard, Indiana Pacers 50 points  Derrick Jones Jr., Small Forward, Phoenix Suns 45 points  DeAndre Jordan, Center, Los Angeles Clippers 41 points  Aaron Gordon, Power Forward, Orlando Magic 38 points   DUNK TWO  Derrick Jones Jr., Small Forward, Phoenix Suns 50 points  DeAndre Jordan, Center, Los Angeles Clippers 43 points  Glenn … Continue reading 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Results

2017 NBA Three-Point Contest Results

Photo Credit: Getty Images (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   ROUND ONE  Eric Gordon, Shooting Guard, Houston Rockets 25 points  Kyrie Irving, Point Guard, Cleveland Cavaliers 20 points  Kemba Walker, Point Guard, Charlotte Hornets 19 points  Klay Thompson, Shooting Guard, Golden State Warriors 18 points  Nick Young, Shooting Guard, Los Angeles Lakers 18 points  Wesley Matthews, Shooting Guard, Dallas Mavericks 11 points  CJ McCollum, Shooting … Continue reading 2017 NBA Three-Point Contest Results

2017 NBA Skills Challenge Results

Photo Credit: Getty Images (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   ROUND ONE GUARDS  Gordon Hayward, Small Forward, Utah Jazz DEFEATS  John Wall, Point Guard, Washington Wizards    Isaiah Thomas, Point Guard, Boston Celtics DEFEATS  Devin Booker, Shooting Guard, Phoenix Suns   BIGS  Nikola Jokic, Center, Denver Nuggets DEFEATS  Anthony Davis, Power Forward, New Orleans Pelicans    Kristaps Porzingis, Power Forward, New York Knicks DEFEATS  DeMarcus … Continue reading 2017 NBA Skills Challenge Results

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 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

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

Early NFL Starting Quarterback Predictions for 2017

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

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

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

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?

Confirmed: Morgan Schneiderlin Signs With Everton for £24 million

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

Transfer News, Stories, and Rumors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 25 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

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

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

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)

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)

One-Third Mark NBA Awards Predictions

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

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 15

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

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

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

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

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

First Team All-FBS Offense

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

Second Team All-FBS Offense

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

Third Team All-FBS Offense

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

First Team All-Power Five Offense

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

Second Team All-Power Five Offense

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

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 14

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (11-2) Statistics: 233/340 (68.5% completion percentage), 2,876 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 26 rush attempts, 59 rushing yards Analysis: In his nine games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, he has only … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 14

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

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

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

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

Early Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

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

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Voting Finishers

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

SportsPress Heisman Trophy Award Voting

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

Final 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Predictions

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

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 13

Photo Credit: SB Nation (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (10-2) Statistics: 208/302 (68.9% completion percentage), 2,470 passing yards, 19 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 25 rush attempts, 60 rushing yards Analysis: In his eight games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 13

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

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

2016 Heisman Trophy Award Finalists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Credit: The Morning Call (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 20.   Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4) Statistics: 281/408 (68.9% completion percentage), 3,468 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79 rush attempts, 270 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 1 reception, 8 receiving yards Analysis: Mitch Trubisky is an accurate quarterback that does a well above average job of moving the ball through the air, and he is also somewhat of … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #16)

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

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

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

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

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 13

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Note: Teams listed in bold print are those that would be in this season’s playoffs if the regular season ended today.   AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE  Oakland Raiders (10-2) – AFC West Division Champion  New England Patriots (10-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (7-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (6-6) – AFC South Division … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 13

2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Schedule

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

Week 14 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

Photo Credit: Cleveland (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) These are the only seven teams that I see that still have a legitimate chance at making it into this season’s College Football Playoff (CFP) when the CFP Selection Committee meets on Sunday, December 4th, 2016.  Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0)  Clemson Tigers (12-1)  Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1)  Washington Huskies (12-1)  Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (11-2)  Michigan Wolverines (10-2)  Oklahoma … Continue reading Week 14 College Football Playoff Predictions: Who’s In?

College Football Playoff: What We Know Now

Photo Credit: WinView Games Following the #4 Washington Huskies’ blowout win over the #8 Colorado Buffaloes in the Pac-12 Conference championship game, here is what we know about how the College Football Playoff (CFP) field of four teams will likely shape out. “IN” means that the team should be into the CFP, “STILL ALIVE” means that the team still has a chance to get into … Continue reading College Football Playoff: What We Know Now

Washington Claims Pac-12 Championship with Victory over Colorado

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated for Kids The #4 Washington Huskies (12-1, 9-1) are likely headed to their first ever College Football Playoff (CFP) after they demolished the #8 Colorado Buffaloes (10-3, 8-2) in the Pac-12 Conference championship game by a score of 41-10. It is their first Pac-12 Conference title since they shared the title with the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers in … Continue reading Washington Claims Pac-12 Championship with Victory over Colorado

NCAA Football Power Five Conference Championships: Outlooks and Predictions

Photo Credit: Zona Zealots (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) #4 Washington Huskies (11-1) vs.  #8 Colorado Buffaloes (10-2) Conference Championship Game: Pacific 12 Conference Game Setting: Friday, December 2nd, 2016, 9:00 PM EST at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California Outlook: The Pac-12 Conference championship game is the best of the Power Five conference championship games on paper due to the fact that the ranks of the two teams … Continue reading NCAA Football Power Five Conference Championships: Outlooks and Predictions

Do NCAA Football Conference Championship Games Really Matter?

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

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Oklahoma State Dilemma

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

The Western Michigan Dilemma

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

NCAA Football Conference Championship Games Predictions

Photo Credit: Big Ten Conference (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list includes each matchup as well as each team’s overall record and conference record. Locations and times for each game are also included as well as final score predictions.   American Athletic Conference Championship  #19 Navy Midshipmen (9-2, 7-1) vs.  Temple Owls (9-3, 7-1) Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland Time: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, … Continue reading NCAA Football Conference Championship Games Predictions

NCAA Football Conference Championship Games

Photo Credit: Pac-12 (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list includes each matchup as well as each team’s overall record and conference record. Locations and times for each game are also included.   American Athletic Conference Championship  #19 Navy Midshipmen (9-2, 7-1) vs.  Temple Owls (9-3, 7-1) Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland Time: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 12:00 PM EST   Atlantic Coast Conference … Continue reading NCAA Football Conference Championship Games

MLB in 2017: Who’s the Best at Each Position?

Photo Credit: Panamerican World I know. The 2016 MLB season just ended. It is way too early to be talking about next season given how long it is until another baseball game is played. However, there has been a lot of discussion among the SportsPress writers on the articles which feature the MLB all-time dream team. I don’t plan on writing too many baseball articles … Continue reading MLB in 2017: Who’s the Best at Each Position?

Easiest Way for Each Serious Contender to Get into the CFP

Photo Credit: UW Dawg Pound (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) These are the 10 NCAA football teams that still have a legitimately decent chance to get into this season’s CFP and what the easiest way to get into the CFP is for each of them and where they will likely be seeded if everything goes the way they need it to go.  #1 Alabama Crimson … Continue reading Easiest Way for Each Serious Contender to Get into the CFP

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 11

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (8-2) Statistics: 145/206 (70.4% completion percentage), 1,915 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 19 rush attempts, 63 rushing yards Analysis: In his six games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 11

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 11

Photo Credit: Boston Herald (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders (8-2) Statistics: 255/385 (66.2% completion percentage), 2,800 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 24 rush attempts, 62 rushing yards Analysis: In just his three NFL seasons, Derek Carr has taken this Oakland Raiders team from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. His quarterbacking over the first three seasons of his young career has made … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 11

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#5 through #1)

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  JT Barrett, Quarterback, #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1) Statistics: 199/314 (63.4% pass completion percentage), 2,304 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 164 rush attempts, 722 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns Analysis: JT Barrett is as athletic of a quarterback as they come, and he is leading yet another Ohio State Buckeyes team with College Football Playoff aspirations. Barrett … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#5 through #1)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#10 through #6)

Photo Credit: TD Alabama Mag (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  Dalvin Cook, Running Back, #14 Florida State Seminoles (8-3) Statistics: 242 rush attempts, 1,467 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 400 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown Analysis: Dalvin Cook has emerged as a really good pass catching back in addition to one of the best runners in the nation. He sits 6th in the nation … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#10 through #6)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#15 through #11)

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 15.  Sam Darnold, Quarterback, #12 Southern California Trojans (8-3) Statistics: 194/284 (68.3% completion percentage), 2,428 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 54 rush attempts, 214 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Ever since not getting a lot of playing time and taking over quarterback Max Browne’s role as the USC starting quarterback in week 4, Darnold has … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#15 through #11)

Why You Should be Excited for the NBA’s Future

Photo Credit: Sports Out West It was a tough pill to swallow around the end of last season. With the retirement of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and others, it had finally became official. All the NBA superstars I had grown up watching and admiring were out the door. With Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, and Ray Allen (just to name a few) … Continue reading Why You Should be Excited for the NBA’s Future

Every NFL Team’s Biggest Surprise and Disappointment this Season

Photo Credit: Cover32 (featured image), ESPN (team logos) We are now 10 weeks through the NFL season and each team has had all sorts of ups and downs. Lord knows that there have been plenty of surprising and disappointing players on every team. So here is every team’s most surprising, and disappointing player.   AFC AFC East  New England Patriots Surprising: Tight end Martellus Bennett … Continue reading Every NFL Team’s Biggest Surprise and Disappointment this Season

How a Houston Win Tonight Would Change the Entire CFP Picture

Photo Credit: Philly Tonight, the Houston Cougars (8-2) will host the #5 Louisville Cardinals (9-1) in a game that has College Football Playoff (CFP) implications for the Cardinals and for every other team still in contention to get into the CFP. In short, a Houston win would pretty much invalidate everything written in my 3,252-word article that I wrote earlier this week about how the CFP … Continue reading How a Houston Win Tonight Would Change the Entire CFP Picture

Ezeki…NFL Awards Predictions through Week 10

Photo Credit: The Draft Wire – USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER   Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (8-1) Statistics: 198 rush attempts, 1,005 rushing yards, 9 rushing touchdowns, 18 receptions, 250 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown Analysis: At only 21 years of age, Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFL already. Not only that, but the Cowboys are actually … Continue reading Ezeki…NFL Awards Predictions through Week 10

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 10

Photo Credit: Cowboys Wire – USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (6-4) Statistics: 236/346 (69.6% completion percentage), 3,247 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 23 rush attempts, 69 rushing yards Analysis: Matt Ryan is playing some of the best football of his life right now. He is on pace to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 10

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 11

Photo Credit: Today’s U (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (9-1) Statistics: 270 rush attempts, 1,779 rushing yards, 14 rushing touchdowns, 20 receptions, 145 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Pumphrey has been the best running back in college football, as he is the leader in rush attempts and rushing yards among all running backs in the nation. … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 11

Professional Athletes’ Reactions to Presidential Election Results

Photo Credit: CBS Sports (featured image), Twitter (reactions), iEmoji (fire emoji) As some of you might have heard, Republican nominee Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the United State of American in a 306-232 (likely final count) electoral vote over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Here are some reactions from various athletes around the world of sports regarding the 2016 U.S. Presidential … Continue reading Professional Athletes’ Reactions to Presidential Election Results

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 9

Photo Credit: The Denver Post (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (7-1) Statistics: 98/134 (73.1% completion percentage), 1,319 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns, 10 rush attempts, 44 rushing yards Analysis: Assuming he has not yet cheated this season, Tom Brady has been dominant in his first four games back from his suspension to show that he is really back, and he is not … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 9

Final 2016 MLB Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   NATIONAL LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Kris Bryant, Third Baseman, Chicago Cubs Statistics: .292 batting average, 121 runs scored, 39 home runs, 102 runs batted in, 8 stolen bases Analysis: Kris Bryant deserves to be the NL MVP for the amazing statistical season he had and the positive impact he had on the Cubs’ remarkable season. He was not … Continue reading Final 2016 MLB Awards Predictions

MLB Awards Finalists Announced

Photo Credit: CBS Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Yesterday, the three finalists for each of the MLB’s biggest awards were announced. Here are the final three candidates for each award.   NATIONAL LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Kris Bryant, Third Baseman, Chicago Cubs Statistics: .292 batting average, 121 runs scored, 39 home runs, 102 runs batted in, 8 stolen bases  Daniel Murphy, Second Baseman, Washington Nationals … Continue reading MLB Awards Finalists Announced

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 9

Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Drew Brees, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints (4-4) Statistics: 242/347 (69.7% completion percentage), 2,689 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 11 rush attempts, 9 rushing yards Analysis: Brees would be a lot higher on this list, possibly even #1,  if his value to his team actually helped them win more games, which they have actually been doing as of late, … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 9

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 10

Photo Credit: Gridiron Now (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, #11 Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) Statistics: 193/271 (71.2% completion percentage), 2,912 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 116 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Baker Mayfield is really starting to show that he belongs in at least the top 5 discussion for the Heisman Trophy award. He was among the preseason favorites … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 10

2016 MLB Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: V Tool Showcases (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NATIONAL LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Kris Bryant, Third Baseman, Chicago Cubs Statistics: .292 batting average, 121 runs scored, 39 home runs, 102 runs batted in, 8 stolen bases Analysis: Kris Bryant deserves to be the NL MVP for the amazing statistical season he had and the positive impact he had on the Cubs’ remarkable season. He was not … Continue reading 2016 MLB Awards Predictions

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 8

Photo Credit: NFL Spin Zone (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (7-1) Statistics: 98/134 (73.1% completion percentage), 1,319 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns, 10 rush attempts, 44 rushing yards Analysis: Assuming he has not yet cheated this season, Tom Brady has been dominant in his first four games back from his suspension to show that he is really back, and he is … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 8

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 8

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (6-1) Statistics: 159 rush attempts, 799 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions, 150 receiving yards Analysis: As a 21-year-old rookie, Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFL already. Not only that, but the Cowboys are actually winning games without their usual starting quarterback Tony Romo, and quarterback Dak Prescott has not … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 8

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 9

Photo Credit: The Crunch Zone (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (7-1) Statistics: 223 rush attempts, 1,469 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 20 receptions, 145 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Pumphrey has been the best running back in college football, leading all running backs in rush attempts, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns. He also leads all running backs … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 9

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 7

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5. Matthew Stafford, Quarterback, Detroit Lions (4-3) Statistics: 164/241 (68.1% completion percentage), 1,914 passing yards, 15 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 21 rush attempts, 126 rushing yards Analysis: Matthew Stafford has emerged as one of the top quarterbacks through the first seven weeks of this season. He is making accurate throws and has not been turning the ball over nearly as much as … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 7

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 8

Photo Credit: Cleveland (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (6-1) Statistics: 191 rush attempts, 1,246 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 20 receptions, 145 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Pumphrey has been the best running back in college football, leading all running backs in rush attempts, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns. Despite not playing for a national contender, Pumphrey … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 8

2017 Pro Bowl Captains Announced

Photo Credit : local12.com The 2017 NFL Pro Bowl has gone back to the classic version of NFC vs. AFC instead of having captains choose the teams in a fantasy football-like draft. But one thing that will stay the same is that legendary former NFL players will be captains for each team. This year, each team will have an offensive and a defensive captain. For … Continue reading 2017 Pro Bowl Captains Announced

Seahawks, Cardinals Tie in Slugfest

Photo Credit: The News Tribune Last night at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona, the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals finished the first tie game in the NFL since 2014, when the Carolina Panthers tied with the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, by a score of 37-37. Last night’s game, which was the first 6-6 tie since 1972, … Continue reading Seahawks, Cardinals Tie in Slugfest

Chase’s All-Star NFL Team

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Offense Quarterback-  Tom Brady, New England Patriots Running Back-   Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver- Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver- Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver- AJ Green, Cincinnati Bengals Tight End-  Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots Center- Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys Offensive Tackle- Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns Offensive Tackle- Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys Offensive Guard- … Continue reading Chase’s All-Star NFL Team

Why Cleveland is Still Not a Great Sports City

Photo Credit: Reid’s So Amazin’ Blog (featured image), ESPN (logo) Despite the Cleveland Cavaliers winning their first ever NBA championship this past summer, giving the city their first major sports championship since 1964, and the Cleveland Indians advancing to their first World Series since 1997 with a chance to win their first title since 1948, Cleveland is still not among the great sports cities in … Continue reading Why Cleveland is Still Not a Great Sports City

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 5

Photo Credit: wtop.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (4-1) Statistics: 109 rush attempts, 546 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 9 receptions, 81 receiving yards Analysis: This would have seemed crazy a month ago. Now, it doesn’t. Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFL already. Not only that, but the Cowboys are actually winning games without their usual starting … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 5

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 6

Photo Credit: New York Times (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jabrill Peppers, Linebacker, #4 Michigan Wolverines (6-0) Statistics: 25 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 35 total tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 14 punt returns, 249 punt return yards, 1 punt return touchdown, 3 kickoff returns, 95 kickoff return yards, 5 rush attempts, 98 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Jabrill Peppers … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 6

2017 NBA Awards Predictions: Preseason Edition

Photo Credit: Pinterest (featured image), ESPN (team logos) MOST VALUABLE PLAYER LeBron James, Small Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James proved once again last season that, despite his inferior 3-point shooting to Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry, he is the best overall basketball player in the world. Now with Curry, the 2-time defending NBA MVP, having to share the spotlight with not only stars … Continue reading 2017 NBA Awards Predictions: Preseason Edition

NBA Projected Starting Lineup Rankings

Photo Credit: knbr.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record from the 2015-2016 NBA season. It includes the name of each player in the projected starting lineup as well as their projected position and their stats per 36 minutes from last season. Note that these starting fives are projected starting fives and are not official. Also note that players with long-term injuries … Continue reading NBA Projected Starting Lineup Rankings

#1 Golden State Warriors

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Golden State Warriors (2015-2016 Season Record: 73-9) Point Guard: Stephen Curry 31.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 0.2 blocks, 2.3 steals, 50.4% FG%, 45.4% 3P%, and 90.8% FT% Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson 23.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.8 steals, 47.0% FG%, 42.5% 3P%, 87.3% FT% Small Forward: Kevin Durant 28.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, … Continue reading #1 Golden State Warriors

#2 San Antonio Spurs

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  San Antonio Spurs (2015-2016 Season Record: 67-15) Point Guard: Tony Parker 15.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.0 steal, 49.3% FG%, 41.5% 3P%, 76.0 FT% Shooting Guard: Danny Green 10.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 blocks, 1.4 steals, 37.6% FG%, 33.2% 3P%, 73.9% FT% Small Forward: Kawhi Leonard 23.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.1 … Continue reading #2 San Antonio Spurs

#3 Cleveland Cavaliers

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Cleveland Cavaliers (2015-2016 Season Record: 57-25) Point Guard: Kyrie Irving 22.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1.2 steals, 44.8% FG%, 32.1% 3P%, 88.5% FT% Shooting Guard: JR Smith 14.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.2 steals, 41.5% FG%, 40.0% 3P%, 63.4% FT% Small Forward: LeBron James 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.7 blocks, … Continue reading #3 Cleveland Cavaliers

#4 Toronto Raptors

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Toronto Raptors (2015-2016 Season Record: 56-26) Point Guard: Kyle Lowry 20.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, 2.0 steals, 42.7% FG%, 38.8% 3P%, 81.1% FT% Shooting Guard: DeMar DeRozan 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.0 steal, 44.6% FG%, 33.8% 3P%, 85.0% FT% Small Forward: DeMarre Carroll 13.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.3 blocks, … Continue reading #4 Toronto Raptors

#5 Los Angeles Clippers

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Los Angeles Clippers (2015-2016 Season Record: 53-29) Point Guard: Chris Paul 21.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 0.2 blocks, 2.3 steals, 46.2% FG%, 37.1% 3P%, 89.6% FT% Shooting Guard: JJ Redick 21.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.1 blocks, 0.7 steals, 48.0% FG%, 47.5% 3P%, 88.8% FT% Small Forward: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 6.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, … Continue reading #5 Los Angeles Clippers

#6 Oklahoma City Thunder

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Oklahoma City Thunder (2015-2016 Season Record: 55-27) Point Guard: Russell Westbrook 24.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 0.3 blocks, 2.1 steals, 45.4% FG%, 29.6% 3P%, 81.2% FT% Shooting Guard: Victor Oladipo 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.8 blocks, 1.8 steals, 43.8% FG%, 34.8% 3P%, 83.0% FT% Small Forward: Ersan Ilyasova 14.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.5 … Continue reading #6 Oklahoma City Thunder

#7 Indiana Pacers

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Indiana Pacers (2015-2016 Season Record: 45-37) Point Guard: Jeff Teague 19.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1.5 steals, 43.9% FG%, 40.0% 3P%, 83.7% FT% Shooting Guard: Monta Ellis 14.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 0.5 blocks, 2.0 steals, 42.7% FG%, 30.9% 3P%, 78.6% FT% Small Forward: Paul George 23.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, … Continue reading #7 Indiana Pacers

#8 Atlanta Hawks

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Atlanta Hawks (2015-2016 Season Record: 48-34) Point Guard: Dennis Schroder 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.6 steals, 42.1% FG%, 32.2% 3P%, 79.1% FT% Shooting Guard: Kyle Korver 11.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.5 blocks, 0.9 steals, 43.5% FG%, 39.8% 3P%, 83.3% FT% Small Forward: Kent Bazemore 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.7 blocks, … Continue reading #8 Atlanta Hawks

#9 Minnesota Timberwolves

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Minnesota Timberwolves (2015-2016 Season Record: 29-53)  Point Guard: Ricky Rubio 11.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 10.2 assists, 0.2 blocks, 2.5 steals, 37.4% FG%, 32.6% 3P%, 84.7% FT% Shooting Guard: Zach LaVine 18.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.1 steals, 45.2% FG%, 38.9% 3P%, 79.3% FT% Small Forward: Andrew Wiggins 21.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 blocks, … Continue reading #9 Minnesota Timberwolves

#10 Boston Celtics

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Boston Celtics (2015-2016 Season Record: 48-34) Point Guard: Isaiah Thomas 24.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 0.1 blocks, 1.2 steals, 42.8% FG%, 35.9% 3P%, 87.1% FT% Shooting Guard: Avery Bradley 16.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.7 steals, 44.7% FG%, 36.1% 3P%, 78.0% FT% Small Forward: Jae Crowder 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.5 blocks, … Continue reading #10 Boston Celtics

#11 Portland Trailblazers

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Portland Trailblazers (2015-2016 Season Record: 44-38) Point Guard: Damian Lillard 25.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.9 steals, 41.9% FG%, 37.5% 3P%, 89.2% FT% Shooting Guard: CJ McCollum 21.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.3 steals, 44.8% FG%, 41.7% 3P%, 82.7% FT% Small Forward: Evan Turner 13.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 0.4 blocks, … Continue reading #11 Portland Trailblazers

#12 Utah Jazz

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Utah Jazz (2015-2016 Season Record: 40-42) Point Guard: George Hill 12.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.2 steals, 44.1% FG%, 40.8% 3P%, 76.0% FT% Shooting Guard: Rodney Hood 16.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.0 steal, 42.0% FG%, 35.9% 3P%, 86.0% FT% Small Forward: Gordon Hayward 19.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.3 blocks, … Continue reading #12 Utah Jazz

#13 Detroit Pistons

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Detroit Pistons (2015-2016 Season Record: 44-38) Point Guard: Reggie Jackson 22.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.9 steals, 43.4% FG%, 35.3% 3P%, 86.4% FT% Shooting Guard: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 14.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.4 steals, 42.0% FG%, 30.9% 3P%, 81.1% FT% Small Forward: Marcus Morris 14.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.3 blocks, … Continue reading #13 Detroit Pistons

#14 Memphis Grizzlies

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Memphis Grizzlies (2015-2016 Season Record: 42-40) Point Guard: Mike Conley 17.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.4 steals, 42.2% FG%, 36.3% 3P%, 83.4% FT% Shooting Guard: Tony Allen 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.4 blocks, 2.4 steals, 45.8% FG%, 35.7% 3P%, 65.2% FT% Small Forward: Chandler Parsons 16.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.4 blocks, … Continue reading #14 Memphis Grizzlies

#15 Houston Rockets

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Houston Rockets (2015-2016 Season Record: 41-41) Point Guard: James Harden 27.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 0.6 blocks, 1.6 steals, 43.9% FG%, 35.9% 3P%, 86.0% FT% Shooting Guard: Eric Gordon 16.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.0 steal, 41.8% FG%, 38.4% 3P%, 88.8% FT% Small Forward: Trevor Ariza 12.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.3 blocks, … Continue reading #15 Houston Rockets

#16 Chicago Bulls

Photo Credit: NBA (all) Note: Statistics are per 36 minutes.  Chicago Bulls (2015-2016 Season Record: 42-40) Point Guard: Rajon Rondo 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 0.1 blocks, 2.0 steals, 45.4% FG%, 36.5% 3P%, 58.0% FT% Shooting Guard: Dwyane Wade 22.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.7 blocks, 1.3 steals, 45.6% FG%, 15.9% 3P%, 79.3% FT% Small Forward: Jimmy Butler 20.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 0.6 blocks, … Continue reading #16 Chicago Bulls