Exciting times ahead for TOPPS baseball cards in 2019

Exciting times ahead for TOPPS baseball cards in 2019
Full disclosure: Feb. 4 is my 39th birthday. I’m a child of the 80s who grew up playing games and collecting baseball cards. When I got married and my parents made me either trash or take my belongings out of the house, I sadly pitched more than 100 pounds of cards; I weighed them because... Read more »

The ongoing influence of the 1988 Chicago Cubs

The ongoing influence of the 1988 Chicago Cubs
Last night I read a piece on The Athletic about the Atlanta Braves that included a note that former Cubs infielder Luis Salazar had been let go as a minor league manager. I remember Salazar playing for the Cubs between 1989-1992, so this got me thinking. In 1988 the Chicago Cubs set a record when they sent six players... Read more »

2019 NFL Mock Draft: 3-Round Clemson Dynasty Edition

2019 NFL Mock Draft: 3-Round Clemson Dynasty Edition
The college football season ended with a loud thud on Monday night when Clemson stomped Alabama. That game officially closes the books on hundreds of college careers for seniors, and shifts the focus to the decisions of underclassmen. One underclassmen who already declared is Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who now figures to be the... Read more »
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2019 NFL Mock Draft: WTF Raiders Edition

2019 NFL Mock Draft: WTF Raiders Edition
The Raiders keep burning it to the ground and the NFL trade deadline is now in the rear view mirror. So let’s roll the dice and make our first mock draft picks for 2019. ROUND ONE 1. Oakland – Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson 2. NY Giants – Justin Hebert, QB, Oregon 3. Arizona – Ed... Read more »

Bears Breakdown: Week One loss at Green Bay

Bears Breakdown: Week One loss at Green Bay
It’s been a while since I wrote here because of a lot of factors, but the kickoff of the NFL season has compelled me to write about the Chicago Bears. Sunday night’s opener was an ugly loss. But after some time to consider the performances of the players and coaches, and a moment to exhale... Read more »

Save The Mets: 4 Potential Jacob deGrom Trades

Save The Mets: 4 Potential Jacob deGrom Trades
The New York Mets are a dumpster fire. In fact, dumpster fires might be upset by that association. They’ve tried every possible way to remix their roster into a contender and haven’t been able to stay healthy or get consistent production form anyone. So they should burn it down and try a White Sox-like reset.... Read more »
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Hot Take: Remember when the Cavs won the trade deadline?

Hot Take: Remember when the Cavs won the trade deadline?
Let’s take a minute to talk about the 2018 NBA Finals, shall we? If you watch Fs1 and listen to the mind-numbing piles of steaming turd that come from their talking heads, you would believe that Cleveland is dressing LeBron James and a high school JV team from Idaho. If you watch ESPN, you’ll get... Read more »

2018 NBA Mock Draft

2018 NBA Mock Draft
The NBA Finals are in full swing and the draft is coming soon. Some underclass prospects, including Tyus Battle (Syracuse), PJ Washington (Kentucky) and Bruno Fernando (Maryland) have opted to return to school for another year. But many have stayed in the draft, making this another bloated draft with a lot of talent but a few... Read more »

2018 NFL Draft: Post-Round 1 Mock Draft of Round 2

2018 NFL Draft: Post-Round 1 Mock Draft of Round 2
The first round of the NFL Draft went sideways last night, with a few names coming up that weren’t on anybody’s radar for the first round (I’m looking at you, Pittsburgh). So with all of the trades and surprises, here’s my second round mock draft. 33. Cleveland – Will Hernandez, OL, UTEP 34. NY Giants... Read more »
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FINAL 5-Round 2018 NFL Mock Draft

FINAL 5-Round 2018 NFL Mock Draft
OK. It goes down tomorrow. So let’s just get to it. To those who have told me that Cleveland taking a QB at one is “a lock,” I disagree. If they wait, the worst case scenario is they get the 3rd quarterback off the board at 4 overall – meaning they would have both Saquon... Read more »