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Five reasons why the Detroit Lions can win the Super Bowl

I know what you’re all thinking and trust me you’re not alone. You’re thinking I’m crazy and the Detroit Lions have little to no chance at winning the Super Bowl. The first response I have for all the doubters is this: At least we aren’t the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders or the Cleveland Browns.  Although being a Lions fan myself might bring some bias, I promise...
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Oakland A’s: 5 reasons why Adam Dunn will help the A’s win the West

Adam Dunn hit a two run homer in his first at-bat with the Oakland A’s The recent acquisition of Adam Dunn showed the baseball world that the Oakland A’s were in need of a slugger. The month of August was the first losing month with a 12-17 record for the Athletics since the 2012 season. As a team, they only batted .223 for August with a .345 SLG. So everyone was excited to...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has MVP tools

In the sixth season as the Chicago Bears offensive field general, Jay Cutler has exemplified the quarterback skill set to not only lead the Bears deep into the postseason, but to be a prominent quarterback in a league driven by elite gunslingers. Looking around at the playoff contending teams in the NFL, they all possess one common piece: a consistently elite quarterback that makes...
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San Francisco 49ers: What will happen in the 2014 season?

A couple days.  That’s how long until the 2014 NFL season kicks off and the passion that is football once again rises up throughout the country.  For the San Francisco 49ers it’s another shot at that elusive sixth title with some key new additions and a new address as well. Having the season right around the corner means that it’s prediction time and sure I can predict the...
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South Carolina Gamecocks: 3 reasons South Carolina won’t win the SEC East

This was supposed to be the year that the South Carolina Gamecocks finally arrived.  The country has seen South Carolina come agonizingly close to making the trip to Atlanta three years in a row.  The Gamecocks have beaten the SEC East champion three years in a row, but letdown losses to the likes of Tennessee and company have proven to be fatal.  The season opening blowout loss...
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Thursday Night Football: Week 1 fantasy sit/start

After a long offseason of waiting, watching, and researching, the fantasy football season finally begins on Thursday Sept. 4 with the NFL’s opening matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers. Whether or not you meticulously planned for your fantasy football draft, or completely forgot to draft and auto-picked your entire team, all fantasy owners now have the...
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3 reasons why David Ortiz should be inducted into the Hall of Fame

To get your number retired alongside the likes of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and most recently Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox require two things of a player: to have played in Boston for at least ten years, and to have been elected into the MLB Hall of Fame. David Ortiz, most notably known as “Big Papi,” is currently playing in his 12th season for the Red Sox. His longevity...
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Green Bay Packers: Five reasons they will the Super Bowl

In any sport, the start of a new season has fans of every team thinking this is their year (yes, even Cubs fans).  For fans of the Green Bay Packers, their team is one of several favorites to win the Super Bowl this year.  With a dynamic offense and an improving defense, there is no reason why the Packers won’t be Super Bowl contenders.  Here are my five reasons the Packers...
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Three reasons the Philadelphia Eagles will glide into the playoffs

I can sit here and spout off the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason offensive statistics to make a fan optimistic, such as league bests in offensive yards (455.5) and passing yards (299.8), and second best in rushing yards (155.8). I can look at the defensive stats, last in passing yards allowed (269.8) and second to last in total defense (394), but point to a 2-2 record and claim...
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Fantasy football running back rankings part 2

In case you missed part one of the fantasy football running back rankings, catch up on numbers 16-30 before seeing the top 15. Without further ado, I present part 2 of the fantasy football running back rankings. 15.)  Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville Jaguars After four years of backing up fantasy star Adrian Peterson, Gerhart finally gets his own opportunity as a feature back in Jacksonville...
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Premier League: Transfer deadline day round up

Now that the traditional madness of last minute deadline day deals is over and the transfer window is closed we can take a closer look at all the big deals that took place in the final 24 hours. Radamel Falcao to Manchester United (loan) There was no doubting there was one deal that stole the show on deadline day and that was Radamel Falcao’s move loan move to Manchester United...
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Five reasons the Penguins will be better in 2014

Crosby and the Penguins will be a better team in 2014. It’s been quite the offseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Out are Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero, as well as about a half-dozen players including fan favorites Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen, James Neal and Jussi Jokinen. In is head coach Mike Johnston and GM Jim Rutherford, as well as a whole slew of new faces that will soon don the...
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Temple football: Can defense stay consistent?

Temple started its season off in grand fashion as they beat Vanderbilt 37-7 in a game that was delayed due to lightning. Getting a win on the opening day of college football is always a good thing, getting one against an SEC opponent is even better. The last time Temple had beaten an SEC opponent FDR was the president. Temple beat Florida back in 1938. Up next for Temple is Navy...
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Manchester United: Assessing their transfer deals

Radamel Falcao was prolific during his time at Porto before his big money move to AS Monaco. The summer transfer window has now closed, and Manchester United look very different from when they started the window.  Players who were tipped to leave, like Marouane Fellaini and Anderson, have stayed, while Louis van Gaal has also added a host of new signings, most surprisingly Colombian...
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Seattle Seahawks will send Green Bay packing

What better way to kick off the regular season than with a NFC playoff preview? The Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the always rowdy CenturyLink Field Thursday night on NBC. Kickoff is set for 8:30 PM ET. The Packers struggled their way to an 8-7-1 record last year, but a bunch of their struggles was because of Aaron Rodgers’...
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3 reasons why Tyson Chandler is the key for the Dallas Mavericks

Bringing Tyson Chandler back to Dallas may be the biggest move the Mark Cuban and company made this off-season. Don’t get me wrong, stealing Chandler Parsons from the Rockets was a huge move. And Dallas did have to give up Jose Calderon to get Tyson and an aging Raymond Felton. But he is the key that will push the Mavs deep into the playoffs. Tyson Chandler 1. Dallas hasn’t had...
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What Should The New York Giants Expect From Odell Beckham Jr. This Season?

This year, the New York Giants selected wide-receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of LSU. With the loss of star wide-receiver Hakeem Nicks to the Indianapolis Colts, the Giants need someone to replace Nicks. New York Giants first round pick, Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of LSU In college, Beckham Jr. made a statement for Les Miles’s Tiger...
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Minnesota Wild: 3 reasons why Zach Parise will be a Hall of Famer

In 2010, Parise scored the tying goal late in the third period of the gold medal game en route to being named to the All-Tournament team. Zach Parise has always been highly regarded by followers of hockey. From his early days as a budding superstar in the state of Minnesota to his current status as a model hockey player for the Minnesota Wild, Parise has been consistent and reliable...
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Green Bay Packers: Time to crash the party

The “Fail Mary” On Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers will visit the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in a game that could already have playoff implications.  The game will be televised on NBC, with kickoff at 7:30 CT.  The Packers are coming off of an 8-7-1 season that saw them win the NFC North and fall to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wildcard round of the playoffs...
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Great returns for Nishikori, ousts Raonic at the US Open

Last night’s match between Milos Raonic of Canada and Kei Nishikori of Japan felt like a referendum on the future and viability of power tennis. Raonic is 6’5’’, serves at about 140+ MPH, has a booming forehand, and is generally improving in all aspects of his game, especially his touch at the net. He doesn’t have a great backhand, but that is normally not an issue for...
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Detroit Lions: 3 reasons they won’t make the playoffs

“This is our year!” It seems like fans of the Detroit Lions find a reason to say that at the start of every season, at least ever since Calvin Johnson was drafted in 2007. I was in a fantasy football draft with some friends just last night, and one of the guys said exactly those words in the chat box: “This is our year.” For some reason, Detroit fans believe this year’s...
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San Francisco Giants: 5 reasons why Hunter Pence should be NL MVP

With less than a month left in the season, the race for NL MVP remains a toss up and while Buster Posey will get his fair share of attention for the San Francisco Giants and deservedly so, Hunter Pence should also be mentioned in consideration for the award in 2014. Hunter Pence Most importantly, Pence has the numbers to justify MVP honors.  The 2014 All-Star selection is hitting...
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3 Reasons why the Indianapolis Colts will win the Super Bowl

With the 53-man roster set for the upcoming 2014 season, the Indianapolis Colts are looking to do something that they have only done once since 2006. Win the Super Bowl. While contributions from each player and coach will be key in making this goal happen this season, there are three main reasons why the Colts will win it all this year. Andrew Luck Quarterback Andrew Luck has become...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 reasons why Gorgui Dieng will be a future All-Star

It might not happen this year, but there are multiple reasons why it is only a matter of time before Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves becomes an All-Star center. Dieng hails from Senegal, and was drafted 21st overall in the 2013 NBA draft after playing three years of college basketball at the University of Louisville. He has only played one year for the Timberwolves, but ...
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Carolina Panthers: 20th season comes with big expectations

The Carolina Panthers announced their 53-man roster Saturday, the last step before the Panthers officially start the 2014 season Panthers, their 20th in the National Football League. The final roster is outlined here. The Panthers open the season on Sunday, September 7th against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay, and the team has high hopes for the 2014 season after tying a franchise record...
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