Professional Athletes are Not Overpaid

For years now, one of the most comment beliefs about professional athletes are that they are overpaid. “They make millions to play a child’s game!” people say, but they are wrong. Professional sports are a multi-billion dollar industry in America. Even college teams make tens of millions of dollars and watching amateur sports is something…

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Making the Case Against Frank Gore for the Hall of Fame

Last season, former Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore passed LaDanian Tomlinson to be the fifth all-time leader in rushing yards in NFL history. This feat alone will likely earn him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Out of the top 11 leaders in career rushing yards, all but Gore, who obviously…

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The Worst NFL Draft Picks Since 2008

Sometimes, the highly regard draft pick just doesn’t pant out. Today, we’re highlighting the worst draft picks made by draft position over the past 10 draft classes. Whether it is poor play, off-field issues, injuries or something else, all things will be considered, with a specific focus on how good a player was for the…

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2018 NFL Mock Draft Post Free Agency Edition

1. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold (QB/USC) This is the first time since 2006 where there really isn’t a clear-cut favorite for who is going No. 1 overall. A few weeks ago, Saquon Barkley was in the running since the Browns could still land a top signal caller at No. 4, but with the Jets…

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2018 NFL Cap Casualty Candidates

Due to the nature of NFL contracts not being guaranteed, it’s incredibly common for players to be cut midway through their deals, especially if they are underperforming of if a team is in dire straits to get under the cap. While many players could remain with the team by restructuring their deals, others will just…

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What We’ve Learned from the Alex Smith Trade

While the trade can’t be official until March 14, The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor broke the news last night that the Chiefs are trading quarterback Alex Smith to the Redskins. In a move that has all sorts of implications, Kansas City will receive a third-round draft pick and Kendall Fuller as compensation as well…

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In Defense of Marcus Williams

I fully understand that “eyes to thighs” is an old tackling cliche and I understand that on the final play of the Saints NFC Divisional Round loss to Minnesota, safety Marcus Williams had poor fundamentals. Some would say it is endemic of all NFL tackling. This is very true and more noticeable on bad defenses….

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2017 NFL Award Winners

Much has changed since our midseason awards, and our official award recipients reflect this. Each selection was made by a three-person panel consisting of contributors who have written by the NFL over the course of the 2017 NFL season. MVP – Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams (Unanimous selection) Gurley endured a sophomore slump last season,…

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Philip Rivers is not a Hall of Famer

At age 36, Philip Rivers is still playing at a high level, but Father Time is undefeated and within the next few seasons, his career will come to an end. While he is certainly one of the best quarterbacks in Chargers history, his resume screams Hall of Very Good – not Hall of Fame. Last…

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2017 NFL Midseason Awards

The NFL season is halfway through and there have been some surprises (the Rams!) and others conducting business as usual (the 49ers!). Here are our nominees for our midseason awards. MVP – Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Ealges) (Unanimous decision) The Eagles are 8-1 and Wentz is a big reason why. Last year, he ranked 28th in…

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