Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 14

The most entertaining week of the college football season is here. From the Iron Bowl to the Egg Bowl to Ohio State-Michigan, Thanksgiving weekend brings us rivalry games and decisive moments for playoff hopes and conference titles. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Holiday Shopping: Who Wants an RB?

DeMarco Murray and Marshawn Lynch are playing in key divisional games that will greatly influence playoff positioning. Yet, with contract uncertainty looming in the offseason, fighting for a top seed is just one of the concerns facing the talented runners. More»
Will Leitch

Thanksgiving Sports Viewing Guide

The sports world has given you much opportunity to have your family and friends gather from all across the country to sit together and not talk to one another. For the next five days, your sports calendar is completely full. Here's how to schedule out your Thanksgiving week. More»
Michael Clair

Richard Sherman's 5 best NFL moments

When the Seahawks' Richard Sherman came out with a cardboard cutout of Doug Baldwin on Tuesday to make a statement about teammate Marshawn Lynch, the media knew they were in for a treat. But it's not the first time that Sherman has grabbed headlines for his actions. More»
Matt Brown

The Humanization of Alabama

Auburn's spectacular last-second win over Alabama last season was among the best individual sports moments we'll ever see, but it didn't fundamentally change Alabama football. The Crimson Tide are still the team everyone's chasing, they're just more relatable. More»
Brian Burke

Man vs. Machine: NFL Week 13 Picks

The byes are done and the NFL playoff race is in full swing. We're all in for a treat because Thanksgiving's three games will have major playoff repercussions. Here's how the outcome probabilities are shaking out for a crucial week in football. More»
Adam Berry

GM For A Day: Tigers

For a team that's enjoyed so much recent success, the Tigers also have a lot of questions. After re-signing Victor Martinez, they'll go about the business of trying to put together a roster that gives them the best chance to make it five straight AL Central titles. More»
AJ Cassavell

Who's Trending Toward The Hall?

This year, 17 players returned to the Hall of Fame ballot. When do they get in? That's a question we can attempt to answer by combining past trends in Hall of Fame voting and a look at which players will join the ballot in the future. More»
Ross Tucker

Don't Just Trust "The System"

Ever since Bill Belichick took over the Patriots in 2000, there is no organization that has accomplished their objective of winning games each week more often than New England. That's because he doesn't default to "we just do what we do." He adjusts his game plan week to week. More»
Paul Casella

MLB's Best Pitcher-Hitter Combos

When rattling off a list of Major League Baseball's best hitters and top pitchers, it's not often that the same team can lay claim to a name on each list. With that in mind, it's worth taking a look at which teams currently have the best pitcher-hitter duos in the Majors. More»
Matt Brown

College Coaches Under Pressure

Rivalry week is about more than bragging rights and championship dreams. It's about embattled coaches trying to keep their jobs, and it's about rising coaches trying to make an impression. These are the coaches under pressure entering Week 14. More»
Cash Kruth

The Biggest MLB Free-Agent Splashes

Big free-agent splashes are nothing new, as teams have previously signed multiple top free agents within a small timeframe. Here's a look at some of those instances, listed in reverse chronological order by the season the contracts began. More»
Will Leitch

Fan's Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the two days a year -- the other being Super Bowl Sunday -- when people who know nothing about sports suddenly start talking about sports. Here's our yearly Thanksgiving column on how you can respond to the uninformed things they'll probably say. More»
Anthony Castrovince

More To Come For Revamped Red Sox

For all the concern about what the Red Sox have done here -- and the concerns are valid -- the basic notion behind their signings of both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez makes sense. But trades have to happen, because the Red Sox just expended the vast majority of their financial flexibility in signing Sandoval and Ramirez. More»
Cy Brown

Most Awkward Press Conferences

Seattle Seahawks tailback Marshawn Lynch avoided a fine by meeting with reporters after Sunday's game with the Cardinals, but then things got weird. His one-word responses may now be added to the pantheon of sports' most awkward press conferences. More»
Brian Kenny

Hanley Can Hit, But Odd Fit In Boston

There is no doubt that Hanley Ramirez can hit, but the fact that he has struggled with injuries and that the Red Sox have some young players at his position make him a little bit of an odd fit in Boston. More»
Will Leitch

2015 Hall Of Fame Ballot FAQ

The Hall of Fame ballot for the class of 2015 was released on Monday, and it might be the most packed ballot ever. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about this year's group of legends vying for a plaque in Cooperstown. More»
Matt Brown

College Football's Best Division Race

Week 13 lived up to its underwhelming billing, but it was merely a staging area for what could be a wild Rivalry Week. Here's how this weekend's college football results impact the national picture, including a down-to-the-wire race in the Pac-12 South. More»
Derek Rackley and Ovie Mughelli

Amazing Catch, Giant Letdown

Despite an incredible circus catch from Odell Beckham, the Giants fell to the Cowboys Sunday night. We'll break down the moment from MetLife, the resurgent Seahawks defense and more of Week 12's best NFL action. More»
Ben Cosman

Down With ODB

The sports world lost its collective mind over Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s second touchdown catch against the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, but we'd like to remind everyone that Beckham has been doing this sort of thing for awhile. More»
Andrew Simon

Who Should Sign Nelson Cruz?

Major League Baseball's reigning home run king has hit the open market, but there are a few reasons suitors won't be lining up around the block for Nelson Cruz. Nonetheless, his tremendous power will have clubs calling, so let's take a look at the teams that make the most sense for Cruz. More»
Joe DeLessio

Bringing the NHL to Vegas

There's no timeline for expansion yet; the NHL reportedly wants to first settle on a second new city that would eventually bring the league to 32 teams. But as the prospect of a team in Sin City becomes increasingly realistic, the question must be asked: Just because the NHL might be willing to go there, does that mean it should? More»
Adam Berry

GM For A Day: Rays

It's been a pretty busy offseason in Tampa Bay, between trading away former AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson -- among others -- and losing their GM and manager. But their rotation is full of potential stars, and there's still a lot of material to work with. More»
Matt Brown

Florida State's Imperfect Perfection

We've been through this before, haven't we? Yet again, Florida State escaped with a close win over an inferior team, this time kicking a late field goal to edge Boston College 20-17. Ole Miss lost to Arkansas, but the top contenders took care of business. More»
Matt Brown

Perine Breaks Gordon's Record

It didn't take long for Melvin Gordon's single-game rushing record to fall. After he beat LaDainian Tomlinson's 15-year-old record last week, Gordon's mark was broken by star Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine, who hit 427 yards vs. Kansas on Saturday. More»
AJ Cassavell

Who Needs Lester The Most?

It's been an interesting past 12 months for Jon Lester. A year ago, he was coming off a World Series win in Boston. Then, he was dealt to the A's, and now he has hit the free-agent market. We ranked the teams that need Lester the most, taking into account their spending power. More»
Antoine Walker

Walker Talks Johnson, Bankruptcy

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson had to file for bankruptcy. Former NBA star Antoine Walker also ran into serious financial issues, and he talked to us about Johnson's predicament and how he can get back on track. More»
Andrew Simon

The Issues Facing LA's New Regime

It's already been an eventful offseason for the Dodgers, who have overhauled their front office with some of the sharpest minds in the business. Here's a look at the most significant issues facing L.A.'s new regime. More»
Cy Brown

The NBA's Best and Worst Dressed

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore wore a garish holiday sweater to a game last night. But he's not the only NBA player who has an interesting sense of style. Let's look at some of the snappiest (and craziest) dressers in the league. More»
Sports on Earth Staff

QUIZ: The 500-Home Run Club

In honor of Ken Griffey Jr.'s 45th birthday we have decided to put together a little quiz in his honor. Do you think you can name all 26 members of the 500-home run club? Well, now is your chance to find out. More»
Will Leitch

The SEC Needs a Breather

This weekend, the Southeastern Conference, and much of college football, essentially, is taking the day off. They scheduled it that way to prepare for the crazy weekend after Thanksgiving, followed by the conference championship games. Let's relax while we still can. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 13

With Rivalry Week on the horizon, much of college football opts for a breather this week. Despite the lack of high-profile games, a calm Week 13 slate still provides some intrigue, headlined by the USC-UCLA rivalry and Ole Miss visiting rising Arkansas. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Wilson could be the NFL's best RB

Russell Wilson has managed to avoid the tag of a "running quarterback" throughout his career, but when the passing goes away, what are we left with? A quarterback who might also be the game's best rusher at any position. Let's examine the evidence. More»
Cy Brown

Bills-Jets: Headed to Detroit

Mad amounts of snow have fallen on Buffalo the last few days, forcing the the Bills-Jets game to be moved to Monday in Detroit. The storm has brought out some heartwarming tales, though. The team is full of good samaritans. More»
Andrew Simon

GM For A Day: Marlins

The Marlins made headlines this week by signing slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a record-setting $325 million contract. Of course, they are still a few players shy of contending, and here is what they need to do to take the next step. More»

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