Wednesday night's wild opening to the college football season reaffirmed what many of us realized long ago: The typical football game is a much better viewing experience on television than it is watching from the stands. More»
Royals manager Ned Yost wasn't pleased with the paltry crowd on hand for this club's biggest win of the season, but he should just focus on getting his team to October, because a legendary atmosphere awaits. More»
The general consensus about the new College Football Playoff is that now that the major conferences have consolidated into their Big Five, it's going to be just as difficult, if not more so, for schools outside to break in. That's bad news for the Boise States and BYUs of the college football world. More»
Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury likely seals his status as a bust in St. Louis, but like many NFL players, he's still a legend in his college town, another reminder that legacies in the NFL are far more fleeting than they are in college. More»
Despite all the negative press football has gotten recently, we still can't help but plan our lives around its games. So buckle up, people, because this will be the last weekend for a long time we don't set our clocks to pigskin. More»
The United States has dominated international hoops for the last few years, which means that players are fans are once again becoming indifferent to global competitions. No one should be surprised by this. More»
Fantasy football wasn't full embraced by the NFL establishment until just a few years ago. And like many things, going mainstream has led to fantasy football losing a little bit of what made it so great in the first place. More»
Johnny Manziel is getting over-the-top media coverage we haven't seen for a rookie quarterback since Tim Tebow. There's one key difference: Manziel is entertaining in a way that Tebow never was, which makes much of it justifiable. More»
Shawn Marion, who is poised to sign with the Cavaliers, has a decent chance to make the NBA Hall of Fame. Some might say this is because the Basketball Hall of Fame isn't important enough. We say it's because it's EXACTLY important enough. More»
It's been more than 20 years since we've had a new Commissioner in baseball, so this is uncharted territory. But when Rob Manfred takes over MLB in January, he has some key business to attend to, posthaste. Here are the six items on my list. More»
Michael Vick knows what's like to be a hated man, and as his career moves on to its next phase, his experience sheds some light on how Ray Rice, the NFL's newest pariah, is being viewed by fans, media and players. More»
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick could have used any number of typical excuses to explain his PED suspension, but because of the stigma associated with PEDs, he chose a new one -- straight-up stupidity. More»
Adam Wainwright has been playing fantasy football his whole life, and he's drawing on that experience -- and his connections throughout the baseball world -- to raise money for charity in a unique way. More»
We have become a culture that is obsessed with knowing. It consumes us. But when a nightmarish accident happens on a dirt racetrack on Saturday night, and someone captures it on video, can it provide us with the truth? More»
Congratulations to the Tigers, A's, Angels and Orioles, who seem like excellent bets to get to October. But there's still the matter of the second American League wild card to attend to, and four teams -- the Yankees, Royals, Mariners and Blue Jays -- will fight to the end for it. More»
Tiger Woods' appeal always seemed so tied to his youth, in his place as golf's preternatural phenom. But now that he's aging so ungracefully, it may be time to move on from the idea that we'll ever see him regain his winning form. More»
On Monday, Andy Dalton signed a "six-year, $115 million" contract with the Bengals, which seemed to gall many. But let's not forget that, in reality, that money is mainly an illusion -- and, compared to other leagues, it's a downright bargain. More»
In Monday's Angels-Dodgers game, a playful back-and-forth between Albert Pujols and Yasiel Puig encompassed everything great about the emotion of baseball and clash of cultures. This is what we ask for when we watch: something that makes us want to see these guys play again, and again, and again. More»
Are you sufficiently excited for football season yet? It may still be summer, but we're just a few short weeks away from football, both college and pro, and there's no shortage of hype videos to remind of just how great that is... even if the teams they promote may not be. More»
What the trade deadline doesn't do, as much as we all try to convince ourselves that it does, is have much say in who wins the World Series. On the average, winning teams either didn't make a huge deadline trade or, if they did, the trade had nothing to do with their championship. More»
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