The Impact of the New Redshirt Rule

Earlier this week, the NCAA made a significant change in their redshirt policy for football players. Under this new policy, a player can play in four games while still maintaining his redshirt eligibility, significantly more time than the previous policy, which voided a redshirt after just one snap. The policy is effective immediately and it…

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Championship Weekend: A Beginner’s Guide to Lacrosse

While lacrosse remains one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, it is still met by resistance from some people who perceive the sport to be “soft,” or inferior due to its lack of a professional league that is comparable to the NFL or NBA. The “Lacrosse Bro” stereotype also doesn’t do much…

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Brooklyn Beat Reader Mock Draft

Leading up to the draft, we got some of our readers together to do a five round mock draft, complete with trades. Below are the results of the mock draft. A special thank you to the following for their contributions: Nick Binioris, Sean Lynch, Skylar Sanders, Michael Qian, Dan Austin, Sean Kliemisch, Andrew Young, Kevin…

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Final 2018 NFL Mock Draft

Updated: April 26 at 4:30 following news that the Browns will select Baker Mayfield 1. Cleveland Browns – Baker Mayfield (QB/Oklahoma) I originally had Sam Darnold here, but not it’s being reported that Baker Mayfield will be the pick. I can’t wait for the Browns to select someone else now so I look foolish. 2….

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Items at MLB Food Fest, Ranked

Last weekend, MLB hosted it’s first ever Food Fest, an organized event where all 30 MLB teams participated and served samples of some of the staple foods from their ballparks as well as some sample beers. Given our love for both food and baseball, my wife and I went to the event. Below are each…

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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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Why Rutgers is DeSanto’s Best Landing Spot

After a controversial showing at the NCAA tournament, true freshman Austin DeSanto has been granted his release from Drexel University. DeSanto, who wrestles in the 133-pound division, will have no shortage of suitors. Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson reportedly has already met with DeSanto and Iowa, Rutgers, Nebraska and other Big Ten schools are…

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What We’ve Learned from the Brandin Cooks Trade

In a surprise move, the Los Angeles Rams acquired wide receiver Brandin Cooks from the Patriots yesterday. Much like the Alex Smith trade in January, this move has sent ripples across the league and impacts several teams. Here is what we learned: New England Couldn’t Work Out a Long-Term Deal for Cooks   When the…

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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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