THE BIG HIT | High Stakes, Going Home, and the Magic Recipe of the Postseason

by Ken Napzok What a season the first week of the playoffs was.  Big time pitching, clutch hitting, and the cream looking like it’s rising to the top. The 2019 postseason has already been a buffet of greatness for even the most discerning baseball aficionado. This is what your childhood baseball dreams are made of. But what really makes a great postseason? What is the … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | High Stakes, Going Home, and the Magic Recipe of the Postseason

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Degenerate’s Guide to College Football Week 6 (Betting Lines)

By Chad Cooper Twitter @thechadcooper Despite losing more than winning last week, we are slowly the closing the gap to get to .500 ATS. Week 6 of the college football season is here and we start on Friday night in California.  Record ATS: 30-41 Over/Under: 5-6 Leans: 11-8 Friday, Oct. 4 New Mexico (2-2) @ San Jose St (2-2) Line: SJSU -6.5, 67.6 Scoop: Both … Continue reading Degenerate’s Guide to College Football Week 6 (Betting Lines)

AFC North is a Muddled Division where even the Depleted Steelers have Hope

by Jordy McElroy After a 27-3 blowout victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in front of a primetime audience on Monday Night Football, a wave of a heartbeat emerged on the electrocardiogram machine hooked to the declining Pittsburgh Steelers. A tremendous defensive effort coupled with an efficient performance by second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph has given the Steelers hope of a fighting chance in the AFC North. … Continue reading AFC North is a Muddled Division where even the Depleted Steelers have Hope

Latest Egregious Hit Worthy of a Lifetime Ban for Vontaze Burfict

by Jordy McElroy It’s a bird, it’s a plane… No, it’s Vontaze Burfict launching himself headfirst like a missile into another defenseless receiver. The Oakland Raiders’ troubled linebacker was suspended for the rest of the season on Monday after landing an egregiously outright dirty hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle on Sunday. A season-long ban could even be considered as merciful for a … Continue reading Latest Egregious Hit Worthy of a Lifetime Ban for Vontaze Burfict

Are the Cowboys still an accident waiting to happen?

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott stood boldly in front of media members on Sunday night and proclaimed the team’s confidence wouldn’t be shaken after losing its first game of the season to the New Orleans Saints. It was a superbly optimistic press conference for a quarterback that was out-dueled by Teddy Bridgewater and not Drew Brees. An opportunity to make a statement and move to 4-0 got … Continue reading Are the Cowboys still an accident waiting to happen?

Packers’ Loss is Proof of how quickly things can Change

by Jordy McElroy On a beautiful night in Wisconsin, if only for a moment in time, the Green Bay Packers looked like Super Bowl contenders again. Aaron Rodgers was doing things only Aaron Rodgers can do, DaVante Adams was having a career night and the defense was stifling a Carson Wentz-led Philadelphia Eagles offense. Thursday Night Football looked to be a statement game rather than … Continue reading Packers’ Loss is Proof of how quickly things can Change

Daniel Jones’ Electrifying Debut Slammed the Door on the Eli Manning Era for the Giants

by Jordy McElroy Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning had a front row seat to Sunday’s eulogy for his tenure with the New York Giants. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’ throwing arm was the preacher, and the diverse group of offensive weapons that used to belong to Manning were his pallbearers. A game-winning fourth quarter drive with a climactic rushing touchdown by the No. 6 overall … Continue reading Daniel Jones’ Electrifying Debut Slammed the Door on the Eli Manning Era for the Giants

Monday Night Meltdown should be the Last Straw for Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

by Jordy McElroy As the primetime spotlight of Monday Night Football shined directly on FedEx Field, there was no hiding the fact that Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden was clearly in over his head. Quarterback Case Keenum might have been the crash test dummy for the Chicago Bears’ vaunted defense, but Gruden was the one absorbing the kind of hits you don’t come back from. … Continue reading Monday Night Meltdown should be the Last Straw for Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

THE BIG HIT | The Agony of Baseball

by Ken Napzok Oh, the agony of the baseball.  These players work so hard and play for so long and then — boom — a fastball catches the meat of a bat and it all comes crashing down. The cheers turn to jeers and hope fades long before the opposing player rounds third.  That’s baseball. The wonderful agony of baseball. What happened this weekend in … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | The Agony of Baseball