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article March 26, 2015

Fantasy Baseball: Better With Age

Everything great usually gets ruined when everyone joins in. But the one thing in my life that I can say, with 100 percent certainty, has gotten nothing but better every single year since it began to exist ... is fantasy baseball. More»
Warriors-Booing article March 25, 2015

Warriors: From Revolt to Rebirth

Three years ago, the Golden State Warriors were engulfed in flames, the fans openly booing their owner at a ceremony to retire the jersey of franchise legend, Chris Mullin. Now, they're the most entertaining team in the NBA. That's hope. More»
BaseballJerseys article March 24, 2015

Baseball Jersey Power Rankings

The baseball season is about to begin, so I thought I'd put together a team-by-team guide for the best jersey to wear to the park for your first game. Who represents your team, and your team's future, best? And who's just fun to wear? More»
Sweet16History article March 23, 2015

Sweet 16: Who Will Make History?

Among the 16 teams left standing in the NCAA tournament, someone's going to win a title, changing the course of their history, and the history of college basketball. What would it mean for each program? Let's take a look. More»
RonHunter article March 19, 2015

The Hunters: March Madness Heroes

R.J. Hunter's loooong three-pointer to seal the upset against Baylor Thursday is instantly one of the greatest shots in NCAA history, made even better by how his dad -- the coach! -- reacted on the sidelines. By falling off his chair. We know the feeling. More»
MarchMadness article March 19, 2015

March Madness Is All About Us

We're entering the best two weekdays in sports with the NCAA tournament's second round. We take everything that we love about watching games, and we mix them up and throw them in a bracket. More»
RootabilityRankings article March 19, 2015

NCAA Tourney Rootability Guide

You don't spend all season following every college basketball team, and how could you? Because the NCAA tournament is the ultimate Casual Fan viewing event, we've come up with a Rootability Guide for each of the bracket's four regions. More»
BP-Odds article March 18, 2015

MLB Playoff Odds and Ends

Baseball Prospectus finally came out with its Playoff Odds Report this week, and I'm already obsessed. Let's go through division-by-division and see what odds seem high, or low. More»
borland article March 17, 2015

Chris Borland's Retirement Impact

49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement after an impressive rookie season, citing long-term health concerns. The problem for the NFL isn't that football is going to stop existing; it's that it continues to ignore the need to change. More»
kentucky-uva1980x1100 article March 16, 2015

Breaking Down the Bracket

Kentucky may be the story of the year in college basketball, but there are plenty of intriguing matchups throughout the NCAA tournament. Here are my Final Four picks, including which upsets to watch for along the way. More»
nlcentralcompelling article March 13, 2015

NL Central's Most Compelling Players

Despite the Cardinals' playoff dominance, the NL Central has been tougher than it has been given credit for, and that's never been truer than this year. Our weekly division-by-division series continues with its players who have the most on the line. More»
Ferrell-2 article March 12, 2015

When Celebs Play Ball

In my opinion, the best reason to be a celebrity is that if you really want to, they will let you play baseball. And that's exactly what Will Ferrell is going to do Thursday when he visits five Cactus League locations and plays every position on the field. More»
SportDivisionRankings article March 12, 2015

Ranking Every Division In Sports

It's not cool to like divisions anymore. Some think the NBA should get rid of them altogether. Balderdash, I say! Divisional rivalries may be relics, but they are still fun. Thus: A ranking of the 24 divisions in the four major North American sports, from least to most interesting. More»
30Stadiums30Days article March 10, 2015

Ultimate Baseball Trip: The Sequel

We look at Spring Training now, and we know the MLB season is coming. It would only be appropriate that, once baseball truly begins again, we celebrate with the ultimate indulgent celebrations: visiting 30 stadiums in (roughly) 30 days. Here's how to do it. More»
Boeheim-Cuse article March 9, 2015

Boeheim's Sound of Silence

On Saturday, following a harsh punishment by the NCAA to him and his program, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim skipped the post-game press conference and sent out assistant Mike Hopkins to face the music. This shouldn't surprise anyone. This is just the way it is now with coaches and athletes. More»
ALWestCompelling article March 6, 2015

AL West's Most Compelling Players

For the first time in the division's history, all five teams in the AL West look legitimate -- yes, even the Astros, who seem to be on the verge of breaking out. But which players will hold our attention the most? Here's my list of candidates. More»
Hamilton article March 5, 2015

Josh Hamilton: Hoping For Mercy

We understand more about addiction now, and talk more sensitively about it, than we did 30 years ago, when Dwight Gooden was struggling with drug use. Now that Josh Hamilton is in the spotlight for his own reported relapse, it's time to show him compassion. More»
MLS-Strike article March 4, 2015

FAQ: Major League Soccer's Labor War

Our major professional American soccer league is about to have a labor stoppage. I suppose that means it's maturing. In case you haven't been paying attention to what's going on in this ugly labor war, here's what you need to know. More»
UConn article March 3, 2015

March Madness Begins Today

A lot of people think that March Madness doesn't really start until Selection Sunday, but that's really not the case. Every team in a conference tournament has a chance to go all the way, and with those tourneys starting this week, March Madness really begins now. More»
Best-Worst-MLBTeams article March 2, 2015

Baseball's 100 Win-Loss Candidates

Last year was the first season since 2007 that no team either lost or won 100 games. With Opening Day now just more than a month away, we ask: Will any team reach either milestone this year? Let's look at the five most likely to do so from each end of the spectrum. More»

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