Archive for December, 2009

Bears-Lions: Chicago Loss Would Hasten Lovie Smith’s Departure

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Bob Warja in NFL
Despite the goodwill generated from the Chicago Bears improbable win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, a Bears loss to the hapless Lions this Sunday might be a fatal blow to head coach Lovie Smith. A loss to Detroit on Sunday could make firing Smith that much easier for Jerry Angelo. That is, assuming Angelo himself is still here after the season. For if it were up to me, I would ...

Best of the Decade: Shortstops

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Jason Lempert in MLB
It seems hard to believe, but we are almost to the year 2010. And with any impending new decade, it seems only fair to look back on the best of the previous 10 years. So with that, I present my Top 10 picks from each position between the years 2000-2009: Shortstops. As with any ranking, there will always be snubs. I welcome any comments suggesting players that may have been left off ...

It’s Time To Keep The Faith New Orleans

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Suzette Lampard Brantley in NFL
If someone would have told you in Augustáthat the New Orleans Saints would have a record of 13-2 when we ring in 2010, you would have said what? I'm sure you would have been singing the same old tired tune of how the Saints will never be able to do that.á They'll never beámore than a last minute add for a wildcard spot this year especially with a new defensive coordinator.ááá Why ...

Packers-Cardinals: Week 17 Outlook

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Ryan Cook in NFL
One of the best games of the season is less than three days away.á That's right, it's the Green Bay Packers v Arizona Cardinals.á We've all heard about it, we all know about it, and we all know how much this matchup means to the NFC Playoff picture. The Packers, who are currently sitting at 10-5, are heading to the University of Phoenix Stadium with more than a point to ...

2010 NFL Mock Draft 1st Round: Suh or Clausen? Version 2.0

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Ian O'Brien in NFL
Updated 12/31 Here's the latest update of my 2010 NFL mock draft. The draft order is based on my season record and playoff projections. Tune in next week for another update of my mock draft, and feel free to comment and tell me what you think of my picks and whether you like your favorite team's pick.Begin Slideshow

Canadiens-Panthers: Ugly Wins Count Too!

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Rocket All Habs in NHL
Montreal 5, Florida 4 (BankAtlantic Center) posted by Rocket All Habs Was it the early 5 p.m. start? Perhaps it was the distractions of the pool, the beach, or that it was New Year's Eve. Maybe it was that odd feeling of having Habs' fans outnumber the home side at the BankAtlantic Center. Whatever the reason, we can safely say that ...

A Study in Patience: Francisco Liriano

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Dan Wade in MLB
According to reports by FoxSports.comÆs John Paul Morosi, the Twins are still looking for a middle infielder, which is hardly surprising considering just one member of Game 163 Æs infield (Michael Cuddyer, Nick Punto, Orlando Cabrera, and Matt Tolbert) is likely to be in the starting infield next season. Sure, their projected 2010 infield (Justin Morneau, Alexi Casilla, J.J. Hardy, and Punto) is better in some places, but itÆs weaker in ...

The Worst NBA Draft Picks of the Decade

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Jeremiah Wood in NBA
As the decade draws to a close I thought it appropriate to look back on some of the worst decision-making that went on. These selections ruined franchises, cost people jobs and caused heads to roll. (some more than others). The way IÆve gone about choosing these is a combination of how big of a waste the pick was, how high the pick was, and what could have potentially been done ...

The Decade in Review: The Red Sox All-Decade Team, 2000-09

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Jeffrey Brown in MLB
As theáold decade ends and a new one begins, letÆs take a look back at the Red Sox ôAll-Decade Teamö from 2000-09àin all cases, the choice was really pretty obvious. Catcher: Jason Varitek 10 Seasons: .257 BA (1045 hits in 4060 AB); 148 HR; 596 RBI; 513 R Best Season ù2003: .273, 25 HR, 85 RBI, 63 R (.351 OBP, .863 OPS) First Base: Kevin Youkilis Six Seasons: .292 BA ...

Buffalo Bills Take First Step in Turning Around With New GM, Buddy Nix

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Robert Quinn in NFL
Hello, and Happy Holidays to all the loyal Bills fans, and readers of my articles! Sorry about the lack of recent posts, but I am back and ready to bring you all the latest news on our Buffalo Bills. Ralph Wilson Jr. has been the owner of the Buffalo Bills franchise since the inception of the National Football League 50 long years ago. Still today, Buffalo Bills' loyal fans have yet ...