49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo proving he’s better off for leaving the Patriots

by Jordy McElroy Jimmy Garoppolo could have followed in the footsteps of Tom Brady if he opted to stay with the New England Patriots. That towering shadow as the successor of the greatest quarterback of all time would have blotted out the warm rays of sunshine in San Francisco. Beaches, money, palm trees and a Super Bowl-contending team with electrifying talent on both sides of … Continue reading 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo proving he’s better off for leaving the Patriots

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Remember the Titans: How Tennessee can Build off their Failed Cinderella Run

by Jordy McElroy The clock struck midnight and the Cinderella Tennessee Titans had to leave the dance on Sunday. An improbable AFC Championship run came screeching to a halt in the rollicking madhouse at Arrowhead Stadium, where even fairy tales pale in comparison to the might of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. But there were teachable moments that could help the Titans close the … Continue reading Remember the Titans: How Tennessee can Build off their Failed Cinderella Run

THE BIG HIT | So Much for a Quiet Offseason

by Ken Napzok “That escalated quickly.” – Ron Burgundy, legendary newsman. We all saw this storm forming far off the coast, but we just didn’t know how hard it was going to smack the shoreline. Then it hit and the winds of scandal, drama, gossip, and good ole fashion conspiracy theories slammed into the sport with the speed and ferocity of Pete Rose breaking Ray … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | So Much for a Quiet Offseason

Logan Paul fight could end disastrously for Antonio Brown

by Jordy McElroy The last thing anyone needs to see is former NFL All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown tossing on a pair of boxing gloves and stepping into the ring with YouTube megastar Logan Paul. Some guilty pleasures are better left alone, including the ones that would draw copious amounts of attention and an enormous payday. Brown, who can no longer set records on the field, … Continue reading Logan Paul fight could end disastrously for Antonio Brown

Winning made the Ravens Soft and it Cost them when it Matter Most

by Jordy McElroy The Baltimore Ravens sat on their throne long enough for the Tennessee Titans to knock them off. A well-timed right hook in the form of bruising running back Derrick Henry put the Ravens down early in Saturday’s Divisional playoff game and kept them there for good. It was a shocking turn of events for a team that hadn’t lost a game since … Continue reading Winning made the Ravens Soft and it Cost them when it Matter Most

Houston Astros Penalized in Cheating Scandal but was it Enough?

Rob Manfred has spoken. Houston Astro General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Field Manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for a year without pay. The club had their 1st and 2nd round picks in the next two amateur drafts (or whenever they next have those picks) whisked away. And a five-million-dollar fine will be collected. This is the official cost for an unprecedented sign stealing operation … Continue reading Houston Astros Penalized in Cheating Scandal but was it Enough?

THE BIG HIT | Offseason Moves

Cody Bellinger signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers for 11.5 million dollars, avoiding arbitration, and setting a record for first year arbitration eligible players. Mookie Betts signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox for 27 million dollars, avoiding arbitration, and setting a record for arbitration eligible players. Kris Bryant signed a one-year deal with the Cubs for 18.6 million dollars, avoiding arbitration, and … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | Offseason Moves

Mike McCarthy hiring won’t save the Cowboys from Jerry Jones

by Jordy McElroy Mike McCarthy is next in a long line of head coaches to stand on Jerry Jones’ chopping block. One of the most sought after jobs in the NFL comes with more than just an elevated level of status in the media spotlight. The fine print of the job description is dealing with an owner that loves to be part of the show … Continue reading Mike McCarthy hiring won’t save the Cowboys from Jerry Jones

THE BIG HIT | New Year’s Resolutions for an Old School Baseball Fan

by Ken Napzok It’s that time of the year again! Sing it with me, friendos. “Should  old… errrr… auld acquaintance be… forgot? (Is it forgot?) For days of bald land signs…  hum hummm hum huuuum.” Or something. I’ve only ever heard that song while drunk and watching for a clock to count down. Point is here we are again at the big turning of the … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | New Year’s Resolutions for an Old School Baseball Fan

Bruce Allen’s Walking Papers Signal Clean Slate for the Washington Redskins

by Jordy McElroy The speculation surrounding Bruce Allen’s status with Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder came to an abrupt end. After 10 long years of serving as the president and general manager of the Redskins organization, the pink slip finally came for Allen. Snyder saved the team the melodramatic ending by doing the deed on the one day deeds such as this typically get done. … Continue reading Bruce Allen’s Walking Papers Signal Clean Slate for the Washington Redskins