19 April 2015

Pete Rose has been hired as an analyst by Fox Sports

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Chalk this one up as one of the more unexpected pieces of news this weekend: Pete Rose is joining Fox Sports as a studio analyst for their MLB coverage. Ken Rosenthal, also of Fox Sports, broke the story that Rose will be a guest analyst for studio coverage of games on Fox and Fox Sports 1 as well as well as appearing on Fox Sports Live, America's Pregame and MLB Whiparound.

2014-15 NBA Awards

The 2015 NBA Playoffs are now underway and given that, it is fine time to hand out some NBA hardware for the regular season that was. Here are my 2014-15 NBA Awards.

Fanatic Radio 4/12/15 - April 12, 2015 - Baseball Preview

Fanatic Radio talks some baseball as the season is officially underway with our FR Baseball Preview. Are the Indians a legit contender with Franconia fully at the helm, will the Giants repeat or will the LA Dodgers finally be kings of the MLB. Jordan Speith becomes the first wire-to-wire Masters winner in 40 years, but the notorious Ben Florance predicted the champ for the first time in five tries, thus reliving the magic of his performance at Augusta.



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18 April 2015

Who are the four best players for each MLB franchise?

As part of the buildup for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, being held in Cincinnati for the first time since the legendary Riverfront Stadium hosted the 1988 Midsummer Classic, MLB has announced something called the Franchise Four. It allows fans to vote for the four greatest players in the history of each franchise (as well as the greatest Negro Leaguers, the greatest MLB pioneers and the greatest living players). Given that, I have decided to go off the list of possible choices for every and every MLB team and pick the four greatest players in the histories of each team. Let's take a look.

17 April 2015

2015 NBA Playoffs: 1st Round Predictions


The 2015 NBA Playoffs kicks off tomorrow and I know you are just as excited for it as I am. We have a tale of two conferences with a very deep Western Conference on one end and a very top-heavy Eastern Conference on the other. Who will advance out of the opening round and get to the conference semifinals? Here are my predictions.

16 April 2015

2015 NBA Playoffs: 1st Round TV Schedule & Announcers

The 2015 NBA Playoffs start this Saturday with a quadruple header. Five networks will be covering games in the first round (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV and TNT). Let's take a look at the television schedule and announcing assignments for the opening round of the NBA Playoffs.

15 April 2015

2015 NFL Mock Draft: 12th Edition

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We are only two weeks from the 2015 NFL Draft so I hope you are getting excited, and I think you are (we all can feel it). How does my mock look right now? Let's take a look.

14 April 2015

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 1st Round Predictions

Is the Stanley Cup Playoffs the best postseason in all of sports? One could certainly make that case but regardless of where you stand on that front, the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs kicks off tomorrow night with a quartet of games. It has been a wild season across both conferences but whose dreams of hoisting the Cup will be dashed first? Here are my first round predictions.

13 April 2015

Inside Line: Jamie McMurray previews some new NASCAR in-car technology

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Inside Line is a blogging project for my COMM-326 Sports Journalism course

Fresh off a strong sixth-place finish on Saturday night in Texas in which he was leading the race late, Jamie McMurray was at the Goodyear tire test today at Kentucky Speedway and he tweeted a couple of pictures of a new electronic dashboard that could be coming to Sprint Cup in near future. Let's take a look.

Lou Holtz is out at ESPN

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After a decade as a studio analyst for ESPN, Lou Holtz and the network have parted ways as reported by SI's Richard Deitsch. Holtz, who joined ESPN after retiring from South Carolina in 2004, had said a year ago that the 2014 season was likely to be his last and now it appears that he was correct. His departure now gives the appearance that there will be a sorely needed revamp of ESPN's main college football studio program after now he and host Rece Davis (who is headed to College GameDay) are now gone.