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Can any of the ten remaining undefeated teams in college football run the table?

The first BCS poll came out this week, and to no one's surprise, the Alabama Crimson Tide were a comfortable #1. Winners of 3 of the last 4 national championships, the Tide looks like a heavy favorite to grab another one this season. They may not be able to afford a slip-up though. Even though they have managed to win the last two championships with one loss, it looks much tougher...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the Red Sox will win the World Series

The 2013 World Series gets under way tonight in Boston. The Red Sox and Cardinals are fairly even even on paper, and their strengths match up well against each other. They are also two of the least-likeable teams in baseball and it's difficult to root against both teams. You just have to watch, hope to see some good baseball and find the team that's slightly less annoying...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The NBA's new "rivalry" between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat is a farce

The NBA and the media are trying to play up the new "rivalry" between the two-time champion Miami Heat and the new-look Brooklyn Nets. LeBron James made a few comments last week about Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett (as well as Doc Rivers) leaving the Celtics, a year after ripping Ray Allen for doing the same thing. Despite the fact that the circumstances were not exactly...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

If Jason Campbell isn't better than Brandon Weeden, the Browns have to find someone else

Brandon Weeden has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that he cannot be an effective starting quarterback in the NFL. I was among the minority who thought he might improve significantly this season under Norv Turner and Rob Chudzinski's vertical offense. It seemed like it would play into his skill set much better than Pat Shurmur's dink and dunk "West Coast" passing...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the Broncos-Jaguars 28 point spread is not nearly high enough

On Sunday the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Denver to face the Broncos in what could be one of the most one-sided games in NFL history. Denver is favored by 28 points, the largest point spread for any regular season game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, and it's not enough. Former Jaguar quarterback (and possible multiple concussion sufferer) Mark Brunell told Fox Sports he...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns' trading Josh Gordon would be a big mistake

The Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers have discussed a trade for receiver Josh Gordon, according to reports. The Browns are said to be looking for a 2nd round pick in return. This comes a week after Adam Schefter reported that the Browns were shopping both Greg Little and Gordon. The Browns seem to have hit a home run with the Trent Richardson deal. Richardson never...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Can talking about a no-hitter jinx it?

  No. No, it can't. Don't be stupid. I'm talking to you:   WAY TO JINX HIM, ELLIOTT!! "@JoshElliottABC: Five outs left.... #nono #Wacha"— Adina Raye (@AdinaRaye) October 7, 2013 Hey @MLB_TBS you own Wacha and all of #CardinalNation a no hitter you buncha F*CKIN' losers #Jinx— Kevin Urbeck (@theKujo17) October 7, 2013...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Can talking about a no-hitter jinx it?

  No. No, it can't. Don't be stupid. I'm talking to you:   WAY TO JINX HIM, ELLIOTT!! "@JoshElliottABC: Five outs left.... #nono #Wacha"— Adina Raye (@AdinaRaye) October 7, 2013 Hey @MLB_TBS you own Wacha and all of #CardinalNation a no hitter you buncha F*CKIN' losers #Jinx— Kevin Urbeck (@theKujo17) October 7, 2013...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Can talking about a no-hitter jinx it?

  No. No, it can't. Don't be stupid. I'm talking to you:   WAY TO JINX HIM, ELLIOTT!! "@JoshElliottABC: Five outs left.... #nono #Wacha"— Adina Raye (@AdinaRaye) October 7, 2013 Hey @MLB_TBS you own Wacha and all of #CardinalNation a no hitter you buncha F*CKIN' losers #Jinx— Kevin Urbeck (@theKujo17) October 7, 2013...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Can talking about a no-hitter jinx it?

  No. No, it can't. Don't be stupid. I'm talking to you:   WAY TO JINX HIM, ELLIOTT!! "@JoshElliottABC: Five outs left.... #nono #Wacha"— Adina Raye (@AdinaRaye) October 7, 2013 Hey @MLB_TBS you own Wacha and all of #CardinalNation a no hitter you buncha F*CKIN' losers #Jinx— Kevin Urbeck (@theKujo17) October 7, 2013...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Can talking about a no-hitter jinx it?

  No. No, it can't. Don't be stupid. I'm talking to you:   WAY TO JINX HIM, ELLIOTT!! "@JoshElliottABC: Five outs left.... #nono #Wacha"— Adina Raye (@AdinaRaye) October 7, 2013 Hey @MLB_TBS you own Wacha and all of #CardinalNation a no hitter you buncha F*CKIN' losers #Jinx— Kevin Urbeck (@theKujo17) October 7, 2013...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Can talking about a no-hitter jinx it?

  No. No, it can't. Don't be stupid. I'm talking to you:   WAY TO JINX HIM, ELLIOTT!! "@JoshElliottABC: Five outs left.... #nono #Wacha"— Adina Raye (@AdinaRaye) October 7, 2013 Hey @MLB_TBS you own Wacha and all of #CardinalNation a no hitter you buncha F*CKIN' losers #Jinx— Kevin Urbeck (@theKujo17) October 7, 2013...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL's horrible quarterbacks

Matt Schaub set an NFL record today with his fourth straight game throwing a pick six. He threw 3 interceptions in a 34-3 beatdown at the hands of the 49ers. Even in victory, winning QB Colin Kaepernick didn't exactly put up Hall of Fame numbers. He struggled for the 4th straight game, going 6/15 for 113 yards and one TD. It's not the first game we have seen some...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Takeaways from the Cleveland Indians' season

The Cleveland Indians' season ended in a disappointing 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Wild Card game last night. While the season ended sooner than fans would have liked, the Indians exceeded all expectations anyone had for them coming into this season. The future looks bright and there is a sense of optimism around this team for the first time in several seasons....
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Will the Cleveland Media now stop enabling Bernie Kosar?

Former Browns' quarterback Bernie Kosar was arrested for DUI over the weekend. Kosar is one of the most beloved sports figures in the city. For a city that is starved for a winner, Kosar led the closest thing the Browns have had to "glory years" in the last 50 years. In the mid-80's he led the Browns to 3 AFC Championship games, losing all of them to John Elway...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

What a weekend for Cleveland sports!

In a week where GQ Magazine listed "Every Cleveland Sports Franchise" as the "Worst Franchise in Sports," Cleveland had one of the most memorable weekends in a long time. GQ was clearly just trolling and picking the easiest target, trying to rub more salt in the wounds of the fans of Cleveland. It was the Indians and Browns, though, that came up with the best...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians to host Wild Card game with a Tampa Bay loss or an Indians' win

The red-hot Cleveland Indians won their 9th straight game today, 5-1 over the Twins in Minnesota, behind great pitching from Scott Kazmir. In doing so, they moved one game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers in the wild card race. They have assured themselves of no worse than a three-way tie for the wildcard. All they need now to clinch home-field advantage...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football adds for Week 4

Three weeks are in the books in the NFL and many fantasy football owners are getting a pretty good feel on which players can be trusted. If you are ready to hit the waiver wire, here’s a look at some nice pickups for not only this week, but possibly the rest of the season:   Jason Snelling The news coming out of Atlanta is that Steven Jackson will be out...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaguars giving away free beer to fans, sounds like a flawless plan

The Jaguars are a bad football team. So bad that an Orlando TV station apologized to it's viewers for having to broadcast one of their games. The team is worried about getting blacked out on local television though, because of low fan turnout. They have come up with a brilliant strategy for drawing fans to the game. They are offering free beer when fans buy a ticket to their...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB is not fair to the poor Yankees, says Ken Rosenthal

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, baseball is really not fair to the poor New York Yankees. He argues that the unbalanced schedule creates an unfair advantage for the Indians, who get to beat up on the Twins and White Sox, and the Rangers, who have the luxury of playing the Astros about 50 times.  It's a ridiculous premise. He makes a point to say that the Indians...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Brian McCann is the home run police

Carlos Gomez was ejected from the game yesterday when he showboated a little too much on a home run. While it was unnecessary, I fail to see why baseball players get so upset about a guy admiring a home run. Showboating is accepted in football and basketball, but the "unwritten rules" of baseball, most of which are complete nonsense, don't allow for it. Gomez standing...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ridiculous Cleveland Browns fans now upset about winning

The Cleveland Browns got a great win over the Vikings today, highlighted by the return of Josh Gordon and a game winning drive led by new quarterback Brian Hoyer. You would think after the interesting week they've had, with the trade of Trent Richardson, Browns' fans would be thrilled about the win. Apparently not. The same fans who were outraged over the trade of Richardson are...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians continue to pound bad teams and it looks like it will get them in the playoffs

The Cleveland Indians know how to beat sub-.500 teams, and they are in great position to take a wild card spot because of it. With a rain-shortened win over the Astros, they are now 48-18 against teams currently with a losing record. That's a .727 clip. The win tonight propelled them past Texas and they are now in a wild card position with 8 games left. The Indians'...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns trading Richardson is more about Weeden than T-Rich

With the Browns trading Trent Richardson today to the Colts for a 2014 #1 pick, it says a great deal about what they thought of him. The team, under the previous regime, spent the #3 overall pick last season on him, and they just dumped him for a pick that will likely be in the late teens or the 20's. While Richardson battled injuries and ran behind a bad offensive line, he...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns need to start Brian Hoyer this week

Cleveland Browns' coach Rob Chudzinski hasn't announced if Jason Campbell or Brian Hoyer will start at QB this weekend against Minnesota. It seems Brandon Weeden will miss at least this game, and depending on who you believe, it could be significantly longer. With the way the Browns' season has begun, this gives them an excellent reason to take a look at Brian Hoyer....
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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