NFL: Taking Stock at the Quarter-Mile in the NFC

With four weeks of the 2019 NFL season in the books, it’s time to take stock of how each team stands. For some, they are staring down the barrel of a bleak end to the year. For others, hope remains but the job isn’t done. This is how the NFC looks after one quarter of…

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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…

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: 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…

Who Are The Most Important Active People in Sports?

The standards in any one sport, but all sports overall, are set by a handful of people who are considered to be the peak. These superstars often transcend their own sport and have a wide-reaching impact across not only across the world of sport, but also into society. They represent what it means to reach…

NFL: Antonio Brown Trade Request Spotlights Ben Roethlisberger as a Teammate

Since the final week of the 2018-19 regular season, there have been problems between receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since than, Brown has asked to be traded and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plays a role in the star receiver wanting out. During a week 17 Wednesday practice, Brown and Roethlisberger reportedly got into a…

Five Of The Oldest Rivalries In Sports

In the history of sports, many rivalries began only to last for decades on end and to become not only fierce but historic and to be talked about for decades to come. A rivalry between two sports franchises is only just part of the game itself. Let’s take a look at five of the oldest…

NFL: Is Matt LeFleur What The Packers Need?

The Packers have their new head coach in Matt LeFleur. With the obvious frustration Aaron Rodgers showed towards McCarthy in 2018, it’s probably for the best. The former offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans didn’t have the most productive season, closing out with the 27th ranked scoring offense overall, but his nine years in the…

NFL: Non-Playoff Teams With Bright Futures

“There’s always next year.” It’s the classic mentality of the losing team’s fan. It’s how they stay sane while they mull over a lost season.  Often times, it comes from a place of unrealistic optimism. For these teams though, next year could actually prove to be more fruitful than last. Cleveland Browns Two words. Baker…