NFL Week 1: Team Tiers

Playing in the NFL is like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without the right preparation, and the stars aligning, it is almost impossible to get very far. Many people get to base camp, but not much further, for one reason or another. Only the best and most prepared make it all the way to the…

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NFL Week 1: What We Learned

The NFL is a tough sport to cover. It’s only 17 weeks long, not including playoffs, and it’s hard to determine what we do and don’t know this early. We can project but it’s hard to determine what’s real and what’s not after one week. But that’s exactly what we’ll attempt to do. Browns Are…

FIBA World Cup: Why did the top Canadians sit out?

On Tuesday, Canada was eliminated from the FIBA World Cup after losing to Lithuania 92-69, which was preceded by a loss at the hands of Australia, 108-92. The Canadian roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup boasts just two current NBA players, Cory Joseph of the Sacramento Kings and Khem Birch from the Orlando Magic….

NFL: Players That Retired Too Early

On Saturday August 24th, during halftime of the preseason game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears, the seemingly unthinkable happened. Quarterback Andrew Luck retired from pro football. The news broke during halftime, and post-game he had a press conference to make it official. After a 2018 campaign which was arguably one of his best…

NFL: The State of Backup Quarterbacks

There is an old adage in the NFL: you’re only as good as your backup Quarterback. There are various iterations of this, such as, ‘the second most important player is the backup QB.’ Four case studies will help us determine the state of the second most important position in the NFL. Washington Redskins: The Starter…

NFL: What can we expect from Cam Newton in 2019?

As Cam Newton enters the 2019 NFL season at the age of 30, the Carolina Panthers’ dual-threat quarterback faces an array of uncertainties. The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner and 2015 NFL MVP is coming off an injury shortened season in which he missed the final two games of the regular season. The Panthers’ offense with…

Offseason Grades: Atlantic Division

It is time to continue on with the NHL offseason grades. In particular, the Eastern Conference’s other division, the Atlantic Division. This division, like the Metropolitan Division, has been busy. New faces are joining Atlantic teams and it is time to see if these newly acquired players will help these teams get back into the…

NFL: Remembering Andrew Luck’s Outstanding Career

On the evening of August 24th, reports began circulating about Andrew Luck informing the Indianapolis Colts that he is retiring. Soon, the news was confirmed. The news is truly stunning, although reports indicate that for at least two weeks, the Colts knew Luck was contemplating retirement. Now it’s official. Luck’s career is one to remember…

NFL: King in the NFC North

In the NFL’s 100th season, the fierce rivalries in the NFC North look set to continue. Each team has a high level of stability and a realistic playoff chance. So who will establish themselves as King in the North in 2019? Chicago Bears Last Season In 2018, the Bears had their first winning season since…

NFL: Surprise Teams To Watch

The NFL season will always be full of surprises. It’s one of the great things about sports. It’s unpredictable. What those surprises are, will be… well, a surprise. However, it’s time to take a deep dive and predict the teams that will shock us once the NFL season begins. Baltimore Ravens The Ravens are generating…