Hey, look at this! An article about preseason and rookies that doesn’t involve Johnny Manziel. Of course, I had to at least include his name as part of my contract but that’s all you’ll hear about him the rest of the way, promise. We’re midway through the preseason and here are the rookies you need to have on your radar for your fantasy drafts; these rankings are based on this season alone, not ta
By Andrew Ericksen on Aug 19, 2014
Let’s start by saying that preseason is not the time to start judging winners and losers in this past May’s NFL draft, but for fans and fantasy football geeks it’s really the only evidence available as to which players may or may not make an immediate impact in the league. One such player on everyone’s radar is Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins, and thus far he hasn’t exactly been m
By on Aug 18, 2014
It’s mid-August. The Mets are 58-65 and 10.5 games back in the NL East. They are 6.5 games back for the second wild-card spot. Citi Field is a ghost town in the final months of the season. Mets fans are looking toward next year. Sounds familiar, right? Yet for some reason, Terry Collins' job is safe for 2015. Please explain. Well, since Collins got here in 2011 he’s had the excuse that he hasn’t h
By Jake Brown on Aug 16, 2014
The third preseason game is generally considered a "dress rehearsal" for NFL teams as they get set for the regular season. Starters typically receive a healthy serving of playing time, and it is the best time for fans to examine what their teams plan to do as far as schemes, game plans, and the roles of players. On Friday, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley announced that he plans to give
By Matthew Shovlin on Aug 15, 2014
After a couple consecutive disappointing campaigns, the Detroit Lions added some new faces to their coaching staff to revamp their team. Among these new faces is Joe Lombardi, who came over from the New Orleans Saints to coordinate the Lions' offense. A disciple of Sean Payton, Lombardi is expected to implement many of the philosophies that have been used in New Orleans over the past few years. On
By Matthew Shovlin on Aug 15, 2014
Major League Baseball owners spoke with a united voice Thursday in Baltimore, unanimously selecting MLB’s chief operating officer Rob Manfred to become the sports 10th commissioner when Bud Selig steps down from the position in January. "I am tremendously honored by the confidence owners showed in me today," Manfred said after being elected. "I have very big shoes to fill." Unanimity was not assur
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