By: Jacob Rayyan The New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East in recent years. They have won the division 13 of the past 14 years, and the only time they did not win was because Tom Brady was out for practically the entire season in 2008. Brady may be sidelined for the beginning of the season this year, depending on the outcome of Deflategate, but the Patriots will still easily be the favorites to win the division. However, the division should be improved from the previous season. ...
by: Sam KluenderCarolina PanthersAlthough the Carolina Panthers only went 7-8-1 last year, they won the NFC South and have a good shot at winning the division again in 2015. The Panthers season hasn’t even started yet and they have already been put in a pretty big hole. Star wide receiver, Kelvin Benjamin, has been ruled out for the entire season with a torn ACL. The Green Bay Packers are under similar circumstances with Jordy Nelson out for the year, however unlike the Packers, the Panthers a...
Seven years later, nothing has changed, yet so much has.Michael Vick signed a one year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night and NFL fans immediately voiced their displeasure over the deal for the former felon. “America is the land of the second chance.” Former president George Bush said that. He should know. Bush was a heavy drinker in college and early adulthood but turned his life around through religion. Christians left England for the unknown to restart their lives. The...
By: Tyler Heyl The Houston Astros are one of the surprise contenders of the 2015 MLB season. Many analysts predicted either the Los Angeles Angels or the Seattle Mariners to win the American League West division. Things did not turn out the way the experts predicted. Currently Houston leads the AL West by three and a half games over the Texas Rangers and the Astros have a five game lead over the Angels. With roughly 36 games left in the season, the Astros are looking to make their first playoff ...
Enough is enough. It is time to expand the netting behind home plate at Major League Baseball stadiums. After a woman was struck by a foul ball on Sunday at Wrigley Field, the answer has become clear.This season, two other fans were injured by foul balls or broken bats flying into the stands at Comerica Park and Fenway Park. A lawsuit in July from an Oakland Athletics season ticket holder has brought this issue to the forefront.If MLB wants to show that it is truly concerned with fan safety, it ...
By: Matt GossTiger Woods had to win the Wyndham Championship this past weekend to find a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs. People assumed he would always be at the top dominating as he had for the good part of a decade. Tiger did not in and, as a result, will miss out on the FedEx Cup playoffs. Disappointing? Yes. Unexpected? Not so much. Tiger has been struggling for a while and has not really been in the mix at a major championship since 2009’s PGA Championship. Tiger seems to be playing bette...
Despite a dreadful month of August, Alex Rodriguez has had a season to remember.No, Rodriguez is not an MVP-caliber player again nor is he the best player on the New York Yankees. However, he should win the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award. In 2014, the team known as the Bronx Bombers hit 147 home runs, good for twelfth in all of Major League Baseball. The 2015 team (164) has already surpassed that total with a little over a month still left in the season. Rodriguez has blasted ...
On October 7th, two of the best teams in Major League Baseball will battle and only one can advance. Should the season end today, the Pittsburgh Pirates would host the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in the National League Wild Card Game to see who will advance to the National League Division Series. Only four teams in all of MLB have at least 70 wins and the Cubs and Pirates are the last two members of that exclusive group. The New York Mets, who lead the NL East at 67-56, would face the NL West leadi...
By: Sam KluenderPhiladelphia EaglesAfter two straight seasons going 10-6, the Philadelphia Eagles are trying to take the next step forward under head coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles have revamped their offense drastically from last season. Sam Bradford will try to add some stability to the quarterback situation in Philadelphia. The Eagles also swapped out elite running back LeSean McCoy for another elite running back, DeMarco Murray. The Eagles also lost their number 1 wide receiver last year, Jere...
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