Remembering The Freezer Bowl

The air temperature was -9°F (-22.8°C) with sustained winds of 27 miles per hour. With the wind chill is factored in, it felt like -59°F (-50°C). According to meteorologists, the extreme cold was caused by a low-pressure storm over Hudson Bay in Canada with winds comparable to that of a Category 2 hurricane. The storm pulled cold air and wind down from the Arctic. The same system caused -90°F (-67°C) wind chills in Chicago where 11 deaths were blamed on the extreme cold.

Giants’ Olivier Vernon named as replacement on NFC Pro Bowl team

New York Giants linebacker Olivier Vernon was named as a replacement for the NFC Pro Bowl team Thursday. Vernon will take the spot occupied by the Chicago Bears’ Khalil Mack. Mack, who was named to the Pro Bowl...

Remembering The Catch

The NFL postseason has provided many memorable moments. The greatest of these games/plays generally have nicknames that immortalize them. On Jan. 10, 1982, one such moment took place in the closing moments of the NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers...

Decline or Re-Charge? The Patriots are Still Here

The word ‘decline’ (courtesy of Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary) is defined as a “trend toward an inferior state or weaker condition.” In the world of professional sports, it is commonly used to describe an ailing or aging athlete in the (ahem) ‘twilight’ of...

Playoff Power Rankings

What began with 32 teams have been whittled away to eight. Some would say they are an elite group of eight. Wild Card weekend is behind us and we head to the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs. The top seeds from...

Ranking the Young Quarterbacks Heading Into 2019

The era of Manning, Brady, Brees, Roethlisberger, and Rivers is fading and a new group of quarterbacks is falling into place. There are currently fourteen quarterbacks under the age of 26 starting in the NFL. Half of them have their team into...

How to Win a Shootout With the Rams

Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Rams and their brilliant offensive mind had the league in the palm of their hand. They were nigh-unstoppable offensively. Their bust quarterback was a superstar. And the postseason looked like a mere formality in crowning the soon-to-be NFC champs.

Who’s Your Next Head Coach?

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If you aren't numbered among those still with a need for face paint you may be asking the question, "Who will my next head coach be?"

Ranking the Playoff Defenses

While teams are looking to score in bunches, it will come down to the defense to get the big stop or force a turnover.

Student Becomes The Master: What Nagy Learned From Reid And How He Is Destined to Surpass Him

In the realm of the NFL, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid has cemented his football legacy in not only breeding some of the prolific offenses in the modern era but as a fabled teacher. Though he may never receive the credit...

Ranking The Defenses 2018 Playoffs NFC

Ranking Defenses NFC
Defense is the best Defense Last time we talked it was about the defenses on the AFC side of the bracket. I will tell you now that with one exception I consider the AFC the weaker defensive conference. ...

Ranking The Defenses 2018 Playoffs AFC

Ranking The Defenses AFC
Offenses put butts in the seats but defenses put hardware on the mantel. I think this theory still carries weight even...

NFL Playoff Power Rankings

NFL fans rejoice, the playoffs are here! It feels like just yesterday NFL teams were beginning training camp. We aren't getting a Jaguars Packers Super Bowl like many 'experts' predicted but the playoffs should be thrilling. Let's break down each playoff team...

Will Saquon Barkley be named Offensive Rookie of the Year?

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has had an incredible rookie season. He became the first Giants rookie to surpass 1,000 yards and set a franchise record with 14 total touchdowns. Heading into the final week of the...

Christmas memories of 99-yard TD from Victor Cruz

On this Christmas Day, it is fitting to remember former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz playing the role of the Grinch. In the 2011 season, the majority of Week 16’s games were played on a Saturday that...

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Breaking News: Chiefs Fire DC Bob Sutton

The Chiefs have fired Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton. This is a look at some of the reasons that Kansas City made this decision and what may come next.

My Hall Of Fame Ballot

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2019 Baseball Hall Of Fame Class announced

The Baseball Hall Of Fame has announced its class of 2019. Joining Harold Baines and Lee Smith, the Veterans Commitee inductees, are...

My Hall Of Fame Ballot

It will be announced later today, on MLB Network, that we will have three or four new inductees into Cooperstown. Former Yankees...

Draft Profile: RHP Daniel Espino

The New Year brings us another day closer to baseball season and another day closer to the draft. Every few weeks I...

5 Bold Sports Predictions for 2019

5. A Professional Sports Team Announces Relocation in 2019 This one is probably the tamest of all the...

Sails Up In Pittsburgh

As winter rolls through the Midwest, baseball fans in Pittsburgh anxiously await the end of March and Opening Day. Opening Day is...

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