The Worst Starting Lineup in Baseball This Year

Yesterday, Fivethirtyeigtht released an eye-popping story: Albert Pujols is the worst player in baseball. For anyone who has been watching baseball for the past decade-plus, this is a shocker. Pujols has been one of the most feared hitters of this generation and is Cooperstown-bound. He may have taken notice because he slugged two home runs…

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Joe Haden Isn’t the Player He Once Was

After aggressively trying to trade him, the Browns have released former Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. Haden was selected seventh overall by the Browns in 2010 and was a very good player to start his career. He made the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014 and was named second-team All-Pro in 2013. He was solid…

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For the Lions, Stafford’s New Deal is Worth Every Cent

After months of negotiation, the Detroit Lions announced a mega deal last night for quarterback Matthew Stafford, the largest deal in NFL history.   We have agreed to terms with QB Matthew Stafford on a five-year contract extension through the 2022 season. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 29, 2017 The $127 million pact on the…

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I Really Hope You Didn’t Actually Pay for This Fight

Tonight’s boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was nothing more than a money grab. I said it when the fight was announced and nothing has changed since. And what a surprise, the actual boxer won. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Did you actually expect McGregor to step inside the ring and hand Mayweather…

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Stop Playing Your Starters in the Preseason

I may be in the minority, but I actually like preseason being four games. It allows ample opportunities for playing time for guys who are fighting for a roster spot. What I am not a fan of, however, are players who are locked to make the roster and start playing in these exhibition games. Every…

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Julian Edelman May Have Played His Last Down as a Patriot

Today, New England’s worst fears were confirmed when Julian Edelman’s MRI confirm that he has torn his ACL. His season is over, and his tenure with the Patriots may be as well. Head coach Bill Belichick gives no allegiance to his players and has routinely made surprising releases or has not re-signed a player once…

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Our Favorites for the 2017 Heisman Trophy

College football season is here and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson will attempt to become just the second player win the Heisman Trophy twice. Justin Worsley (JW), Andrew Young (AY) and George Stanley discuss their favorites for the Heisman this season: Who is your favorite to win the Heisman? AY: While there are many very strong…

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Introducing Two New Ways to Evaluate a Pass Rusher

Last week, I introduced the quarterback efficiency rating, a metric that factored in several efficiency statistics to measure how well a quarterback played. This week, I am introducing a new way to evaluate a pass rusher. For years now, sacks have been viewed as the be-all-end-all when it comes to how good a pass rusher…

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NCAA Pre-Season Top 25

College football season is approaching, and for the first time in a few years, we have numerous high-profile quarterbacks returning, and a season with no clear favorite, but many strong teams. Here’s our initial top 25 for 2017: 25. Washington State Cougars In a conference with so many heralded quarterbacks, none may be as statistically…

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