For all the agonizing over the Trade Deadline, the playoff matchups at the end of the year often don't change much from how they looked at the Deadline … and when they do, they often don't have much to do with the trades at all. More»
After a month-long battle, we finally have the champion of our Best Cap In Baseball bracket. The final came down to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore Orioles, and it turned out to be a blowout: The Orioles came through with 68 percent of the vote. More»
Every Thursday until kickoff, I'll be previewing the whole NFL, division-by-division. This week it's the AFC West, which features the defending Super Bowl champs and three other teams who hope to make bigger strides this season. More»
Continuing our series in which I debate, well, myself, today we explore the moral dilemma in Aroldis Chapman going to the Chicago Cubs. Has the feel-good story on the North Side been soured now? Let's talk amongst ourselves. More»
For the last two seasons, I've put together a plan where you, Mr. or Ms. NFL Fan, could attend games at every stadium. Thus, today, we put together this year's itinerary, with the goal of hitting all the NFL stadiums before Thanksgiving. More»
Baseball can be a brutal game for a young and unproven pitcher. Unfortunately, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mike Mayers found that out on Sunday Night in front of a packed crowd on national TV. More»
At last, we have reached the final of our Best Hat in Baseball bracket. It's the first one of our brackets that hasn't ended up with the Royals winning -- Kansas City swept both best stadium and best uniform -- and it is, if you'll forgive the pun, for the birds. More»
Each month, we look at the playoff odds for every MLB team based on a number of factors. Here is our July version. Several division and both leagues' Wild Card races are as scrambled as ever. More»
The essence of most sports commentary is debate, people on two sides of an issue discussing (or, more often, shouting) their views on opposite sides of a table. Enter the Mike Trout topic when it comes to the future of the Angels. More»
We are 49 days away from official kickoff of the NFL season. Eight weeks is really soon. Eight weeks is so soon, in fact, that if we're going to do weekly previews of every division, starting with the home of a Super Bowl team. More»
After your team wins a championship, there is a long period in which nothing else that happens in the world matters all that much. The Republican National Convention may have taken over Cleveland this week, but the city is still reveling in the Cavaliers' title. More»
It is a worrisome time to be an American. That means you need to quit your job, buy a large vehicle capable of carting you and your closest friends across the country and start living the life you were meant to live by seeing the most college football games possible. More»
It looks like the Yankees are going to be smart and ship off their expendable talent. It'll be good for them in the long term. And ultimately, it'll probably be good for Yankees fans. It's unnatural to have 23 consecutive winning seasons. More»
Our best MLB hat competition is winding down, and now we're in the Final Four. Of note: The seeds have gone crazy. We have only one of top four seeds left, and that one, the St. Louis Cardinals, just barely beat the San Francisco Giants. More»
For the following five franchises, 2016 might just be their best bet to make October for a while. These next two months are vitally important. Let's take a look at what's riding on the rest of the summer in the Majors. More»
In exactly 89 days, the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season will (probably) end. Every question you still have will be answered. But why wait that long? Here are 100 predictions for the second half of the baseball season: More»
Home-field advantage in the World Series was a fix the All-Star Game didn't need. It was never broken. Let's give it even more power that it needs by getting rid of the one real-world power it has, but doesn't need or want. More»
There's a distinct possibility that Monday night was Chris Berman's last night calling the Home Run Derby for ESPN. Are we ready for what the world looks like next? I come here not to praise Berman, nor to bury him. More»
The MLB All-Star Game in San Diego feels like a quiet boast that the best self is the current self. We had a Futures Game on Sunday. But, in reality, with so much young talent already in the Majors, there is a Futures Game in the actual All-Star Game. More»
A tradition like no other, fans from across the country are drawn to MLB's All-Star Game, which is the crowning jewel of the sports world during most summers. Though the next two sites have already been picked, which cities deserve to play host after 2018? More»
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