We’re less than a week old in training camp and there’s already trouble in Raven land. If head coach John Harbaugh isn’t bald-headed by now, I’m sure he has a death grip by the roots of his hair.
The Ravens is in camp without their franchise QB Joe Flaccowho is nursing a back injury and he might be able to return to practice and might be able to take snaps on opening day. Flacco, who is the midst of a 3 year, $66 million-dollar extension may lead the charge with some missing key players:
Where should I start with this preview of the Falcons? I feel like somewhere around three fourths of the way through this post should work. All jokes aside, many are expecting the Falcons to be right back in the mix for a super bowl championship run again this season, even after an epic collapse against the Patriots.
As all 32 training camps opened last Thursday, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has one objective in mind: knock out the Seattle Seahawks. When you look at the state of the NFC West division, the Seattle Seahawks organization is the 800 lb. gorilla with very little opposition to win the NFC West crown and it’s safe to assume if they can break the curse of being the Seahawks’ “maid of honor”, they can make some noise in the playoffs and possibly make a run to the Super Bowl. Let’s break down some factors the Cardinals will face this 2017 season…….
How much does Carson Palmer have left in the tank?!?
With the Cavalier blowout of the Celtics in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, we are setup for another showdown of the heavyweights of the NBA. A rematch of last year's finals, the Cavaliers and Warriors will face off in what should be another good season finale series.
The Big Dance is almost here again. The Madness has already begun with a number of teams punching their tickets to the tournament. FGCU, Winthrop, UNC Wilmington, Iona, Wichita State, Jacksonville, and ETSU have all earned their entry into the field of 68 with 4 more spots being determined tonight.
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27 MLB pitchers since 1871 have finished their career with 100 or more wins than losses. Can you name 2 of the 27?
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The Cleveland Indians haven't won the World Series since 1948. The Chicago Cubs haven't hoisted the trophy since 1908. Tonight one teams streak of misery continues, while the other can finally call themselves champions after years of heartbreak and disappointment.
The Cleveland Indians took a 1-0 series lead last night on the back of a dominant start from former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. The Cubs were unable to even make solid contact for most of the night. That being said, they still did a whole lot better than my preseason playoff predictions. In fact, the Cubs were the only team I got right in terms of playoff seeding.
Football season is just around the corner. If your fantasy draft was today and you had the #1 pick, who are you taking?
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Its been a little while, but here are my power rankings going into the All Star break.
Here are my power rankings after 9 weeks of the season...
A couple of days late, but here are my power rankings after 8 weeks (and 2 days) of the season...
After 7 weeks of the season here are my power rankings as of today.
After 6 weeks of the season here are my power rankings as of today.
After 5 weeks of the season here are my power rankings as of today.
I started this research to find out if a higher team payroll actually leads to more success in Major League Baseball. After doing the research of salaries per team for the past 10 years versus each teams finish in the final standings in each respective year, I think a high payroll doesn't hurt but I'm not sure if it necessarily helps. Lets assume a team should finish in the order of how much money they spend on players each season. Going by that the team with the highest payroll should win the World Series every year, and the team would with the lowest payroll should have the worst record each year. Interestingly enough, of the teams that have spent the most on payroll each of the last 10 seasons, only 1 team (New York Yankees, 2009) has gone on to win the World Series.
After 4 weeks of the season here are my power rankings as of today.
Obviously we're only 2 weeks in to the season so these rankings will probably change drastically, but as of now here are my power rankings going in to week 3
Major League Baseball players make a lot of money, that is obvious, and each year salaries seem to increase, at least for some of the top players in the league. I decided to take a look at the Top 5 salaries from each season, starting in 1996 and going all the way to last season, 2015.
Obviously we're only 2 weeks in to the season so these rankings will probably change drastically, but as of now here are my power rankings going in to week 3.
While we're still a few months from the college football season, I found myself thinking about the playoff this morning. While the 4 team playoff they implemented 2 seasons ago is a start, I think it still needs to expand more and I think the magic number is 16. A 16 team playoff to me just makes sense. Currently there are 10 conferences in the football bowl subdivision: American Athletic Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference, and Sun Belt Conference. There are also 3 Independent school who currently have no conference affiliation, and those are Army, Notre Dame, and BYU. To level the playing field I think these teams will need to join a conference to be eligible for the playoff.
It was a night to remember for the NBA last night. Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his final game as the Los Angeles Lakers upset the Utah Jazz 101-96 effectively eliminating them from playoff contention. On the same night one of the greatest ever hung them up, the Golden State Warriors capped off the greatest (record wise) regular season in NBA history beating the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, to finish the season 73-9. Regardless of whether you a fan of Kobe and the Lakers, or Steph Curry and the Warriors, it was still an exciting night for the NBA, and should lead to an even more exciting postseason. While the Warriors have shown that they are extremely tough to beat, I think anything is possible and I wouldn't be surprised if they don't even make the finals, as well as the favorite in the east, the Cavaliers. I expect to see a Warriors-Cavs final, but as what usually happens in sports, you can almost always expect the unexpected. So while I think it will be the favorites matching up, I won't be surprised if we see Raptors-Thunder. Regardless it should be fun to watch.
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