Who Should Manage The White Sox In 2021?

Who Should Manage The White Sox In 2021?
The Chicago White Sox have had a really good year. That feels like an understatement now, entering the final weekend of the abbreviated regular season, but entering the 2020 campaign many though the Sox would be the third place team in the American League Central behind Minnesota and Cleveland. But here we are with the... Read more »

Who Are Baseball's Most Entertaining Players?

Who Are Baseball's Most Entertaining Players?
Last week, Sam Miller at ESPN published an intriguing list: the 100 most entertaining position players in Major League Baseball. I have written top 100 lists before, and edited a few more than I’d care to admit. They’re a lot of work and you never make everyone (anyone?) happy. I respect anyone who has the... Read more »

"Whistleblower" Podcast Blows Open NBA Gambling Reality

"Whistleblower" Podcast Blows Open NBA Gambling Reality
Tim Livingston fell in love with the game as a five-year-old when his parents put a hoop in the yard. His relationship with the game is an authentic love story born in hundreds of thousands of shots. He loves the game so much he wants the most – and best – from the game. He... Read more »
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Are you ready for National Baseball Card Day?

Are you ready for National Baseball Card Day?
If you are like me, baseball cards were a big part of your fan experience as a kid. Collecting baseball, football, hockey and basketball cards was a fun hobby. Being able to collect cards of your favorite players and feel, in some way, a connection to your heroes through a piece of cardboard has been... Read more »

The IHSA Screwed Baseball

The IHSA Screwed Baseball
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced everything. It cancelled the spring sports season for kids of all ages, from Little League and soccer to high school and college baseball, softball, tennis, etc. Sadly, the disease hasn’t gone away (wear a f***ing mask, people). And now we’re facing the consequences of that reality: fall sports are being... Read more »

The Social Impact of Patrick Mahomes Buying Part of the Kansas City Royals

The Social Impact of Patrick Mahomes Buying Part of the Kansas City Royals
While the world burns around professional sports and Major League Baseball faces a crisis with COVID-19 impacting its schedule less than one week after beginning the shortened 60-game season, enormous news comes out of Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, has bought a stake in the Kansas City... Read more »
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The 2011 Draft Is Reshaping Major League Baseball Financially

The 2011 Draft Is Reshaping Major League Baseball Financially
The 2011 amateur draft is arguably one of the greatest in the history of Major League Baseball. There are good chances there are a handful of players from that draft class that will be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame someday, and many of the stars from that year’s class are beginning to break... Read more »

2020 MLB Predictions

2020 MLB Predictions
We’re actually going to have real, honest-to-goodness sports this week! So here are my predictions for the 60-game season Major League Baseball is about to embark upon. Rather than give you only the winner, I’m offering some names to consider if you’re the inclined to wager in the coming hours/days. These are ranked in order... Read more »

Draft Day: Final 6-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft

Draft Day: Final 6-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft
Something new to talk about, debate and discuss is a beautiful thing. And, from tonight through Saturday, the NFL plans on entertaining us. But how much of a gong show is the 2020 NFL Draft going to be? Wifi connection issues, communication breakdowns and who-knows-what-else could make for a long three days across the NFL.... Read more »
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2020 NFL Draft: 3 Trade Scenarios That Could Shake Up The First Round

2020 NFL Draft: 3 Trade Scenarios That Could Shake Up The First Round
Earlier this week I rolled out a six-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft. In that mock, I did not reflect any hypothetical trades. But trades are going to happen. They always do. I’m not going to dig into the Vikings-OBJ rumor. Sure, the Vikings need to replace Stefon Diggs; but if Minnesota’s smart they’ll see what... Read more »