National Signing Day is the first big test for Chris Peterson at UW

2/4/14 in NCAAF   |   droth   |   127 respect

For as long as Chris Peterson has been coveted by programs around the country, fans have wondered how he would fare if he was recruiting to, say, t...

Snubs aside, who will actually make it to New Orleans?

2/4/14 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

You can manipulate the numbers any way you want to make a strong argument that (insert name here) is this year's biggest All-Star snub. Stephen...

A different take on David Stern's legacy

2/1/14 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

Much has been made about David Stern's midseason exit and even more has been made about his legacy. Now that his tenure has come to a close, ma...

Get to know a Celebrity All-Star Game participant: Arne Duncan

2/1/14 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

Over the past few years, Celebrity All-Star Game mainstays like Justin Bieber and Kevin Hart have been hogging the spotlight while Arne Duncan, the...

Marshawn Lynch is making it hard to root against Seattle

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I remember the day that Marshawn Lynch became a Seahawk. It was back in 2010, before the rivalry between the Seahawks and my 49ers escalated to its...

Sandoval's weight loss doesn't mean the Giants should re-sign him just yet

1/20/14 in MLB   |   droth   |   127 respect

Few athletes in the Bay Area are as beloved as Pablo Sandoval. His rotund stature, nimble feet, permanent grin and ability to launch Justin Verland...

Meet this season's biggest All-Star snub: DeMarcus Cousins

1/15/14 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

In March of 2011, after Portland beat Miami 105-96, LeBron James told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel that LaMarcus Aldridge was &q...

What to watch for in the Divisional Round

1/10/14 in NFL   |   droth   |   127 respect

Before last week's games, I highlighted a few factors that would go a long way towards deciding the Wild Card matchups. And now, less than 24 h...

Do running teams really fare better in the cold?

1/5/14 in NFL   |   droth   |   127 respect

Throughout the week, the biggest story leading up to the Packers-49ers Wild Card game has been the weather. Experts have predicted weather near or ...

Senior Bowl coaches announement is good news for Falcons and Jags

1/2/14 in NFL   |   droth   |   127 respect

Earlier today, the NFL and the Senior Bowl announced that Atlanta's Mike Smith and Jacksonville's Gus Bradley will coach this year's ev...

What to watch for in the Wild Card round

1/2/14 in NFL   |   droth   |   127 respect

In a previous post, I tried to reduce the NFL playoffs to a three-part checklist and, after some basic statistical analysis, I concluded that the B...

Trendspotting in the NFL playoffs

12/30/13 in NFL   |   droth   |   127 respect

NFL fans got to see something yesterday that hardly ever happens: a week 17 playoff cluster-$@&#. Postseason hopes dashed from thousands of mil...

11 fun facts about the NBA on Christmas

12/26/13 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

Christmas basketball is better than Thanksgiving football. There, I said it. Yesterday's slate of games may have looked more enticing before th...

Allegations against former Sarkisian assistant mean anxiety in Troy

12/20/13 in NCAAF   |   droth   |   127 respect

Many USC fans were already less than impressed by the Steve Sarkisian hiring. Now this. The SoCal native and former USC quarterbacks coach and o...

Tis the season of trading

12/17/13 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

There is a magical feeling in the air. And no, it's not the holiday cheer or the smell of chestnuts roasting. It's NBA trade season, baby! ...