04 December 2015

2016 College Football Coaching Carousel: Grading the Hires

(Miami Herald)
The 2016 college football coaching carousel kicked off early and even as the regular season has not finished yet, a good number of those jobs have already been filled. Those jobs include some of the sport's true blue bloods as well as a number of underachieving Power 5 schools as well as many mid-majors.

Continue reading for my analysis of all coaching hires, to be updated when further vacancies are filled.

03 December 2015

2015 NFL Predictions: Week 13

(USATSI)
In the wake of a snowy upset in Denver, there is now only one undefeated team left in the NFL and it, of course, is the Carolina Panthers (bet you saw that one coming). What will happen now this week as the calendar has finally turned to December? Here are my picks.

02 December 2015

Why the Red Sox needed David Price

(AP)
New Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski has already been aggressive in remaking the Red Sox this offseason, specifically with regards to their pitching staff. Boston traded prospects to San Diego for closer Craig Kimbrel a few weeks ago and now they have made the biggest splash in free agency by signing star pitcher David Price to a massive seven-year, $217 million contract, the highest ever given to a pitcher. It's certainly no chump change but I would have to argue that it was a deal that had to be made.

2015-16 Bowl Projections: Championship Week

November 27, 2015; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose State Spartans tight end Billy Freeman (18) is congratulated by running back Tyler Ervin (7) for scoring a touchdown against the Boise State Broncos during the second quarter at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
(USATSI)
What may be more exciting than finally finding out who will be in the College Football Playoff come New Year's Eve this Sunday is that we will have teams with losing records in bowl games! Considering that this wasn't supposed to happen even with 80 bowl games, you have gotta to love it. Here are my bowl projections for the final week of the regular season.

30 November 2015

2015 College Football Predictions: Championship Week

(USATSI)
It is the final week of the college football season prior to the bowl games and, most importantly, the announcement of the College Football Playoff teams on Sunday morning. We think we have an idea of who the teams will end up being, but in this sport you just never know. Will we see some major upsets and thus pure chaos for the Playoff? Here are my predictions for Championship Week.

2016 MLB Managerial Carousel: Grading the Hires

(Getty)
Five MLB clubs have hired new managers this offseason in the hopes that a fresh voice will either lead said team to a World Series, consistent playoff success, or simply improvement. Which hires made the grade and which did not? Here is my exclusive take.

29 November 2015

2015 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 13

Eagle in 2000 (SAD)
CBS Sports will have regional action this week, the 13th of this NFL campaign. Six games are on the schedule, including action from Miami Gardens, the Meadowlands, Nashville, Oakland, Orchard Park and San Diego. Which game will you be getting on your CBS affiliate this Sunday and who will be calling it? Let's find out.

2015 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 13

Myers in 2005 (SAD)
Fox Sports will have the doubleheader this week, the 13th week of this NFL season. Seven games are on the docket with action from Chicago, Cleveland, Foxborough, Minneapolis, New Orleans, St. Louis and Tampa. Which games will you be getting Sunday on the NFL on Fox and who will be calling them? Let's find out.