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How Would the NFL, Los Angeles React If the San Diego Chargers Moved Back There?

Writer's note: This article was written days before Jeff Fisher's hire in St. Louis. The NFL is very likely returning to Los Angeles in the near future. If you read my columns, you know that while I am a Minnesota Vikings ... (Continue reading)

Why Los Angeles Deserves Another NFL Team Like the Oakland Raiders

Those of you who read my articles know that I am a Minnesota Vikings fan. A fan who obviously does not want to see the team relocate to Los Angeles—or elsewhere, for that matter.However, this does not mean I think ... (Continue reading)

Battle LA: Despite Clippers Adding Chris Paul, It’s Still Lakers’ Town

Well, less than 24 hours after the Chris Paul trade was finally completed, the ESPN hype-machine is in full effect. Analyses were done as to who has the better comparable lineup, and the early results actually favor the Los Angeles ... (Continue reading)

My 2011 MLB Regular-Season Picks, Playoffs and Post-Season Awards

AL East 1. Boston Red Sox 98-64 They added Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez in the flashy moves. Added Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler in the lesser, but still important depth moves. Lackey still concerns me, and Beckett is an every-other-year-pitcher. ... (Continue reading)

AL West: With a Weaker West, DeJesus & Matsui, Can We Just Give The A’s The Division Now?

I don’t know if you noticed two things, but the Oakland A’s with their ragtag, no-name pitching staff and always-youthful roster somehow stumbled their way to an 81-81 (.500) record last season in the suddenly wide-open American League West. Keep in ... (Continue reading)

2010: Part II Season-Long Series-a Look at the Lost Art of Stolen Bases

Okay so I'm a little late with Part II of my season-long look into the lost art of the stolen base. You can read part I here as a template for what future articles in this series will look like ... (Continue reading)

Analyzing Baseball’s Contenders From the Pretenders at the Half

Separating the contenders from the pretenders:                       Current MLB standings @ the half            My Preseason pick AL East                               Boston Red Sox 54-34                           Tampa Bay Rays 92-70                   New York Yankees 51-37                       Boston Red Sox 86-76                   Tampa Bay Rays 48-41                         New York Yankees 84-78                   Toronto Blue Jays 44-46                       Baltimore Orioles ... (Continue reading)

Recent Trades Should Have Pittsburgh Pirate Fans Rethinking McLouth Outrage

Growing up, the Pittsburgh Pirates were really good. They were always good and they were in the playoffs. Besides Barry Bonds who was the anchor of the teams, his notable teammates also included Bobby Bonilla, Andy Van Slyke, Jeff King, ... (Continue reading)

From the Beginning, NBA Finals Format Flawed

Baseball, basketball, and hockey all follow best-of-seven formats in order to crown their champion at the end of a gruelling season. Hockey, for all its faults, uses the correct 2-2-1-1-1 format where each team plays two home games and the rest ... (Continue reading)