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The Chronicles of NFL Rookie Quarterbacks, Past and Present

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have had the most competitive quarterback battle this summer in training camp and during the pre-season. With Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement at the end of last season, Big Ben’s primary backup Mason Rudolph assumed the starting role would be his in 2022. Then the Steelers picked up Mitch Trubisky and Rudolph was once again delegated to the #2 role i ...

Signal Callers for the 2022-2023 NFL Season

With the start of NFL training camps fast approaching, the summer sessions that head coaches utilize to prepare for the forthcoming season always bring competition for starting jobs come opening day. One of the most intriguing battles year after year are those that involve the quarterbacks. Most teams already know who their starting signal caller will be, but from time to time ...

The Overwhelming Pressure on Young NFL QBs

Trade rumors are surfacing around Miami Dolphins’ 2nd-year Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. A prime example of the impatience NFL franchises have with their inexperienced Quarterbacks. A common occurrence in recent years like the following Quarterbacks. New York Jets - Sam Darnold Sam Darnold was drafted 3rd by the New York Jets in 2018. Spending two of his first three seasons u ...

Are the National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide NFL Worthy?

If the Alabama Crimson Tide were to be pit against the 1-15 Jacksonville Jaguars, who wins that game? It won’t happen but what if it did? Some might say no college team can compete with a team from the National Football League, but I beg to differ. I honestly believe that Nick Saban’s boys would either give the Jags a run for their money or defeat them. But before you scoff at ...

The Race is On for NFL Rookie of the Year

This year 32 young men were drafted in the first round of the National Football League Draft and for the team that selected them, they were hoping they found their next great star. We’ve now gone through 10 weeks of play in the 2020 season and when it’s all said and done, there will be one man who is named Rookie of the Year. At this point, it seems to be boiling down to a rac ...

My Too Early MLB Free Agency Predictions

With the MLB season coming to an end in the coming days, I wanted to put out a list of my top free agents for the 2021 season. Now, this list consists of players who are guaranteed free agency in 2021. It does not consist of those who have options with their teams nor is it my total comprehensive list of free agents. If I decided to show the entire list, I would have a novel. ...

High School Standouts Who Made it to the Professional Level

Professional athletes are typically known by the teams they play for. Sometimes their college alma mater comes into the discussion. But how many times do you hear anyone talking about what HIGH SCHOOL they graduated from?

Hardwood Stars of the NBA's Western Conference

As I continue to name the best players ever in pro basketball, Part II concludes the series by taking a look at the Western Conference teams.

Hardwood Stars of the NBA's Eastern Conference

In naming the greatest players on professional sports teams, thus far I've tackled football, threw out the diamond's best, and in this version, I turn to the hardwood floors of the National Basketball Association and attempt to list who I believe have been the greatest talents for all 30 teams that comprise the NBA.

Diamond Gems: Best Players of the National League

In baseball, the most talented players rise to the top but to do that you either know how to hit, field, or pitch. Additionally, there are players who are not as gifted athletically but just know how to hit a ball, field a ball or throw a ball.