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April 9th, 2012

The first weekend of the baseball season is in the books, and the Mets are in first place. Sure, it’s only 3 games. And we all know the Amazins will have their struggles this season at some point. But for a franchise that was steeped in more shit this off season than a dog park garbage can, it was as good of a start to 2012 as I could have hoped for.

The Mets did a little bit of everything in their three-game sweep of their nemesis, the Atlanta Braves- quality starting pitching, lights out dominance from the re-tooled bullpen, power in bunches on Saturday afternoon, and timely hitting all around. They even flirted with history when Jon Niese took a no-hitter into the 7th inning on Easter Sunday. Combine the wins with an 0-3 start by the Yankees, and it is one of the rare weekends we have had in the past 5 years when we can walk around New York proud to be Mets fans.

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August 25th, 2011

The “Senator” doesn’t’ seem quite as senatorial now does he?  Former Ohio State Buckeye head coach Jim Tressel has been a hot topic amongst the college football world in the past few months for all the wrong reasons.

Amidst the NCAA allegations of rule violations that Ohio State is currently facing and the resignation of Tressel, one can only assume that the Buckeyes face a very strict punishment by the NCAA.

Many felt that when QB Terrelle Pryor committed to the Buckeyes, his arrival would bring positive results to both Ohio State and Tressel. Instead the exact opposite has happened. Tressel was forced to resign, AD Gene Smith could be next in line, and Pryor is rumored to be foregoing his senior year and may enter the July NFL Supplemental Draft.

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August 25th, 2011

We do know one thing: The Big East can’t get any worse than it was a season ago. From top to bottom, any of the eight teams can win this BCS conference that most argue doesn’t deserve an automatic bid.

There is some hope with the summer buzz around West Virginia getting back to elite status and the expansion coming in a season. TCU will become the ninth member to join the conference in 2012, and most teams should fear the Horned Frogs joining.

The Big East has had a problem in the past losing coaches to better conferences. TCU head coach Gary Patterson is already considered a hot commodity, and if lost to a better team he would join former Big East head coaches Rich Rodriguez (WVU), Randy Edsall (Connecticut), Brian Kelly (Cincinnati) and Bobby Petrino (Louisville) to jump ship for bigger and better days. I feel we are in for a roller-coaster ride this season. Now on to the picks.

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August 25th, 2011

Tonight the Mets start the final series of their road trip with three games at Turner Field in Atlanta. Last night, the Braves snapped a 6-game winning streak in Houston, and the Mets have just come out of a split series against the Pirates.

An interesting player to watch out for on the Braves is catcher Brain McCann. McCann’s been consistent all year, hitting just over .300. However, so far in June he’s slugging an impressive .636, with two doubles and three home runs in just 39 plate appearances. Basically, McCann is doing what we all hoped David Wright would be doing this year.

That is not to say that the Braves don’t have a few hitters in the slump right now. Dan Uggla has been absolutely terrible this season. The Atlanta offense hasn’t really gotten them anywhere this season. The real strengths of this team are in the rotation.

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May 19th, 2011

The thought of NFL football being alive and well was fun for at least a few days. The NFL draft has brought some normalcy back to the offseason and Judge Susan Richard Nelson had put the wheels in motion to begin a new league year when she ruled the NFL lockout unlawful.

However, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals took that joy away when they temporarily imposed a stay on Judge Nelson’s ruling.

That should not stop us from talking about the draft. Here are five winners and five losers from the first three rounds of the NFL draft with early predictions on the biggest sleeper and bust players.

Winners

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March 4th, 2011

Got Yourself A Headache ? Try Being An NFL Player ?

It’s often said ………’it takes a tragedy to happen before we truly understand or appreciate one’s mortality’ and truly that saying hits home every time. Sadly last night while having a drink in a bar with friends after work it was reported that former NFL star , two time winning Superbowl player and Pro Bowler Dave Duerson died from a self inflicted gun shot wound. Unfortunately this tragedy doesn’t encapsulate the whole facet of the player’s life after his retirement from the NFL. The player had taken his life this past Thursday at his South Florida home in Sunny Isles .

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March 4th, 2011

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right So How Come Both The NFL And NFLPA Come Off Looking Like The Biggest Idiots On The Face of The Planet ?

I’m not so sure what to make of the idiocy now taking place between the NFL and NLFPA (Players’ Union) as it relates to the collective bargaining agreement . Several of the patrons of my site have long held the belief that the league and union will come to an amicable agreement that will be equitable for all of the parties concerned . Well with the expiration of the existing agreement due to expire at midnight 3rd March , I’d seriously like to know how is it that the owners , at the league’s behest cannot simply reach agreement with the NFLPA headed by its President Kevin Mawae and Executive Director DeMaurice Smith . On the opposing side of the issue we have NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell , and the owners headed by some of the most powerful men within the game , Robert Kraft , Bud Adams , Jerry Jones , Woody Johnson , Steve Tisch , John K Mara , Pat Bowlen and Art Rooney II .

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March 2nd, 2011

We will look at how each of the 32 NFL teams fared statistically in 2010, analyze their strength and weaknesses, and list their 2011 Home and Away schedule

We will also talk about possible solutions to their problems and we’ll indicate a fantasy player to watch for next season.

Just click on the team of your choice below or read the entire article

Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
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February 8th, 2011

There are still some things to work out with the NFL playoff picture, but nine of the 12 spots have been clinched headed into the final week of the season. However, only two of the first round byes have been clinched and only four of the eight divisions have been decided. That means that most of the teams are going to be involved in meaningful games in the last week of play.

Also having been clinched is the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Carolina Panthers cannot be passed for futility, meaning that at the close of the season they will have the No. 1 pick in the draft. However, with nine teams sitting at either four or five wins there is a lot to work out before the Top 10 is set.

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February 8th, 2011

Barring the unexpected, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will most likely win his second MVP award in four seasons this January.  His only competition was Phildelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick, who probably lost any chance at the award with a 24-14 home loss to a Minnesota Vikings team that was 5-9 coming into that game.

As with any player’s MVP season, Brady is having one of the best seasons of his NFL career. In 15 starts, he has 314 completions in 476 pass attempts for 3,701 yards, 34 touchdown passes, four interceptions and a QB rating of 109.8.

This weekend, he broke longtime Cleveland Browns QB Bernie Kozar’s NFL record for consecutive passes without an interception (308). Brady has an active steak of 319 consecutive passes without an interception headed into Week 17.

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