Masahiro Tanaka is a big X-factor for the Yankees in the ALCS.

Why Masahiro Tanaka is the most important Yankee in the ALCS

A day after wrapping up the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees announced their ALCS starting rotation on Thursday. Masahiro Tanaka will start Game...
Hue Jackson Cleveland Browns NFL coaches

The Browns ‘Factory of Sadness’ is back, and Hue Jackson is to blame

Knowing full well that his Cleveland Browns team wasn't going to contend for a playoff spot in 2017, head coach Hue Jackson decided to start rookie quarterback...
Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker making huge mistake keeping Stephen Strasburg in back pocket

Game 4 of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs getting rained out seemed to be a gift from above for Washington. Trailing 2-1 and...

Alex Smith: The evolution of NFL’s REAL MVP

A crazy, albeit realistic, thought came to mind during the Kansas City Chiefs' 42-34 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday night. What if Alex Smith is...
Michigan Wolverines quarterback John O'Korn

Rain-soaked field heralds Michigan’s true worth in 2017

There's no louder silence in the world than when a Hail Mary reaches its apex. The 112,432 at Michigan Stadium -- or at least the surprisingly large...

Will Ben Roethlisberger’s regression lead to doom for the Steelers?

Through the first quarter of the 2017 season, Pittsburgh Steelers signal caller Ben Roethlisberger simply hasn't been the same player. It might not show in the team's...
Ben McAdoo

Ben McAdoo clueless about how predictable his Giants offense is

Predictability has been an issue for the New York Giants' offense since Ben McAdoo has been in charge of it. Just don't tell that to Ben McAdoo. Until...

Early returns from Browns’ 2017 draft class have been disastrous

We could be jumping the gun. It's definitely premature. But after the first four weeks of the season, it's readily apparent that the Cleveland Browns' 2017 draft...
Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino is embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of college basketball in recent history

Fixing college basketball’s dark underbelly not as hard as it looks

It's been a week since the college basketball world was flipped upside down by the FBI investigation that led to multiple coaches being arrested. And with the...
Can Mitchell Trubisky now win Bears starting QB job? NFL preseason Week 1

Time for Bears to bench Mike Glennon for Mitchell Trubisky

The Chicago Bears aren't going to win many games in 2017, no matter who is starting under center. Through four games, one thing that's abundantly clear is...

49ers’ move to Santa Clara has been an absolute bust

The San Francisco 49ers moved into Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium in 2014. What's gone wrong? Well, it would be easier to go over what's gone right. The decision...
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo

The Giants are just as bad as they look

Try to find a good thing to say about the New York Giants. You can't. The coaching was bad. The running game was nonexistent. Eli Manning was atrocious....
Bengals offensive coordinator Ken Zampese

Firing Ken Zampese won’t solve anything for flailing Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have won just six games since the start of the 2016 season, and the franchise is in full-blown panic mode after opening this season...
Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson looks strong in NFL preseason debut

Deshaun Watson or bust: Bill O’Brien cannot go back to Tom Savage

The Houston Texans haven't stuck with a quarterback in a long time. When Deshaun Watson got the start Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals he became the...
Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson looks strong in NFL preseason debut

The Texans are setting Deshaun Watson up to fail out of the gate

The Houston Texans will start rookie first-round pick Deshaun Watson in their Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This comes after Tom Savage was benched in...
Odell Beckham Jr. Giants

In absentia, these two NFL stars prove they’re worth the money

Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. were sidelined during Week 1 for vastly different reasons. Attempting to get a...
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette already proving he can dominate NFL competition

The brilliance we saw from Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette in his regular season debut against the Houston Texans on Sunday can't be overstated. Sure...
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins

Captain Kirk lost in space: Cousins and the ‘Skins in deep trouble

We're looking all over the place for a franchise quarterback known for his accuracy and poise, but he is nowhere to be found. Kirk Cousins entered the...

Can elite Broncos defense mask shaky offense?

The 2016 Denver Broncos were as much a reversion to the mean as they were a disappointment. A 9-7 record and narrow playoff miss in the stacked...
Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott, NFLPA preparing for nuclear option against NFL

The appeal of the six-game suspension handed down to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is being heard this week. It's most definitely a contentious environment in...
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green

Playoffs in sight for Bengals barring another rash of injuries

The Cincinnati Bengals had a year from hell in 2016. They fell from 12-4 -- AFC North winners in 2015 -- to 6-9-1 and third place in...
Bills fans

Fumbling Bills need to go for broke, blow it all up

The Buffalo Bills are currently on the path to mediocrity when they'd be better served to simply go for broke and blow the whole thing up. Mediocrity has...

Mediocre Baltimore Ravens are just treading water

A .500 record was good enough for the Baltimore Ravens to finish second in the AFC North last season. It won't be in 2017. Baltimore stayed in playoff...
Browns QB DeShone Kizer looked the part in his NFL debut.

Browns look to use 2017 as a stepping stone to respectability

The Cleveland Browns aren't trying to win this year. After a 1-15 campaign in 2016, the Browns will probably only get slightly better this season. A tank...

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