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I’m still an NFL Draft nerd at heart

While I may not have my own NFL Draft website any more, this is still one of my favorite days of the year. Continue reading

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How did the Cubs get this good this fast?

Heading into the season, I knew the Chicago Cubs were going to be one of the most improved teams in baseball. With an influx in young talent like Kris Bryant and Addison Russell coming to Wrigley, they had to improve on their 73-win season in 2014. However, I never would have predicted the success the … Continue reading

Horrible Predictions: College Football ’15

Look, everyone knows the deal at this point. I make predictions. They turn out horribly wrong.

Value vs. Need will shape top of NFL Draft

We all know that mock drafts are horribly inaccurate. Even experts that do them admit as much. They are still fun, though. With that said, here is my mock draft for Thursday’s first round. Continue reading

Does Tommy John surgery end Hall of Fame chances?

With how common Tommy John surgery has become, how can John Smoltz say he will be the last to be a HOF that has the procedure? Then I looked at the list of players. What I saw, at least among those that have already had the surgery, is that he may be right. Continue reading

Upcoming moves crucial to fixing Chicago mess

Like every Chicago Bears fan, I was done with the Marc Trestman era.

Horrible Predictions: NFL ’14

I joke that these are horrible predictions, but man, my NFL prognostications last year were beyond laughable. Last year, I had Houston beating the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. Those two went a combined 9-23 and weren’t even close to the playoffs.

Horrible Predictions: College Football ’14

Every year, I try and predict the college football season. Every year, I fail miserably.

USMNT provides excitement more than once every four years

That’s always the question that pops up after the World Cup. Every four years, soccer draws a lot of new fans, but no one has been able to figure out how to keep up the momentum. My answer – keep following the USMNT. Continue reading

Maddux voting shows HOF flaws yet again

The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2014 inductees on Wednesday, and several players have a chance to be inducted on their first time on the ballot. Former Atlanta Brave and Chicago Cub great Greg Maddux seems to be a shoe-in after winning 355 games, four Cy Youngs and 18 Gold Glove Awards. However, … Continue reading

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Friendly message from the postman that was left on my door. #YouveGotMail #RollTide Great scene at Concord Bridge - free BBQ and supply dropoff for a neighborhood flooded during the storm. #HoustonStrong #RollTide Proof that we have been surviving the storm. #Harvey #BeerMe Mandatory #Houston sunshine photo. Great to see after the past four days. This is the retention pond behind our neighborhood which is protecting our homes from being flooded. Earlier this week it was empty. Now there is more than 10-feet of water in it. It actually went down a bit this afternoon when we got a slight break from the rain. It can still hold another 12 or so feet before it goes over its bank. Hopefully it can hang in there the next few days.