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2014-2015 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round

With the Divisional Round here, it’s time for the top teams of the season to play. New England and Seattle each face hungry teams, Peyton Manning faces his replacement again and Dallas faces Green Bay in an Ice Bowl rematch. All four games should be very hard-fought and competitive. On our panel, three of the […]

VIDEO: Pedro Martinez Does Top Ten List on Letterman

Pedro Martinez was a Red Sox Legend, providing absolute dominance at the top of the rotation for years. He was rewarded for his effort by being inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame. But in an even bigger honor, Martinez, along with fellow 2015 inductees Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz, were invited onto […]

2014-2015 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round Results

The first round is complete. Detroit gave Dallas a run for their money, while Baltimore finally got a postseason win over Pittsburgh. Carolina became the second team out of two with a losing record to win a playoff game, while Indy took down a Cincy squad that still struggles in the postseason. The AFC produced […]

2014-2015 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round

The playoffs are finally here. Things kick off with a losing team (Carolina) against one working on a third-string quarterback (Arizona). The Lions have made it back in, while Pittsburgh and Baltimore face off in the AFC (always a great game). With how long it took to settle so many spots, this should be a […]

2014 NFL Expert Picks: Results

The NFL season is over, and what a season. Just the second losing team has made the playoffs. Every other playoff team racked up at least 10 wins. Plenty of rookies made large waves, and plenty others barely made a ripple. Half of the divisions were decided in Week 17. After such a great season, […]

Patriots Survive Gritty Challenge From Jets

The Jets gave New England all they could handle, and at times looked like they might pull off the upset, but the rumors of a blowup of New York’s office and coaching staff in the offseason persist, and New England squeaked out the 17-16 win. In fact, neither side got off to an appreciable start […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

Just two games remain in the season. Still, though, several teams remain alive. Even in the NFC, with the way so many of the best teams are playing, one loss means the difference between #2 and #6. In the AFC, the strong North Division, Johnny Football excepted of course, is threatening to put three teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games remain in the season. No one clear contender has emerged, and the AFC Wildcard hunt could especially turn upside down in the next three weeks. The AFC South will now mathematically be won by a team that finishes .500 or worse. Despite leading the NFC, questions remain about Arizona’s ability to compete […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 13

Just a month remains in the season. Nobody has clinched a spot yet, though Denver and Indianapolis will get the first chances next week. Cincinnati suddenly has some breathing room in the still highly competitive AFC North. Atlanta and New Orleans continue to lead the NFC South at 5-7, where even 2-10 Tampa still has […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

Coming up on Thanksgiving, races are still tight. Four teams in the AFC are only half a game behind the last Wildcard spot, for example. The Seahawks and 49ers are still hassling the NFC. Even the 2-8 Buccaneers are just two games away from their division’s lead. Other than the conference leading Pats and Cardinals, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

10 weeks into the season, and injuries continue to take their toll. Major suspensions are starting to expire, which should help the affected teams. The AFC North has only winning records, while the NFC South has only losing records. Wildcard races remain crowded, especially in the AFC. A lot is happening right now in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 9

All teams are now at least halfway through their season. The NFC South has no winning teams, while the AFC North has only winning teams. Star power is throwing its way around, and with a no contest plea, Adrian Peterson could be on his way back relatively soon, if Roger Goodell allows it. Only the […]

According to Drew Bledsoe, Jets Quarterbacks Are Like Sacrificial Virgins

The Jets are a bad team. Really bad. Many are quick to blame the poor play of quarterbacks on such a team, which you might expect regarding the most important position on the field. But former Pats’ quarterback Drew Bledsoe is not one of them. Instead, he blames the team’s management for mishandling the whole […]

2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: World Series Results

The World Series is over, in a thrilling Game 7 no less. That led to a hearty celebration, to be sure. Usually a starter, but with no games ahead, Madison Bumgarner got a very rare five-inning save to cap off the Giants’ third title in five seasons. The Giants were the favored team among our […]

2014-2015 NBA Expert Picks

The NBA season is underway. Cleveland made the biggest splash in the offseason, landing LeBron James and Kevin Love. Paul George is out for the Pacers after breaking his leg during a Team USA scrimmage. Paul Pierce is in Washington. Many draft and free agent moves, not to mention potential trades, are sure to turn […]