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DeVonta Smith Wins College Football’s Most Prestigious Honor

It’s a rare occasion for a wide receiver to put up the kind of astronomical numbers DeVonta Smith recorded with the Crimson Tide this season. Smith led the FBS with 105 receptions, 1,641 yards, and 20 TD’s all while averaging 15.6 per catch. Smith dominated the competition all season long as he became the winner of the 85th Heisman Trophy. He received 447 1st place votes which ...

What 2020 Has Taught Us About the Denver Broncos

John Elway Steps Down In a season that saw the Denver Broncos bottomed out as last in the AFC West, going 4-11 missing the postseason for the fifth consecutive season. Longtime Broncos quarterback and General Manager John Elway has stepped down from his position of GM after serving 10 seasons with the Broncos. Elway will remain President of Operations for the Broncos. Leaving ...

Are We Seeing Big Ben's Final Days in the NFL?

As of this writing, the Pittsburgh Steelers are mired in a three-game losing streak after having won the first 11 games of the season. When they were 11-0, the Steelers had the look of a Super Bowl contender. Now, they are playing like a last-place team and while having already qualified for the playoffs, most prognosticators are indicating it will be a one-game exit for Pittsb ...

Alvin Kamara Dashes into the Record Books as the New Orleans Saints Become Playoff Bound

The New Orleans Saints sought a 33-52 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas day. In an outpouring of scoring from the Saints offense, despite Quarterback Drew Brees throwing two interceptions and finishing touchdownless. Running Back Alvin Kamara ran away from the Vikings defense scoring an outrageous six touchdowns on 22 carries, totaling 155 rushing yards with a 7.0 ...

Buffalo, The Bills, and Good Neighbors

Success on the Field has the Bills Bringing Economic Hope to Buffalo

A Historic 2021 Awaits Men's Tennis

Robert Frost once famously observed, “Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.” The “Big 3” of men’s tennis (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic) – playing in what many consider to be the golden age of men’s tennis – have been poetically dominating the sport for decades, despite playing by the same rules as everyone else, with the net up and all. Do ...

Jalen Hurts Earns His First Win as a Starter in Upset Victory Over the New Orleans Saints

The Philadelphia Eagles rookie Quarterback Jalen Hurts saw his first action in replacement of a struggling Carson Wentz in week 13 against the Green Bay Packers. Discussion of Wentz being benched for Hurts has been the talk of the Eagles for weeks, Hurts was subbed in the 2nd half and gave Eagles life on offense. Driving down the field and nailing Wideout Greg Ward to close in ...

NFL 2020: A Season of Parity

When the National Football League crowns its champion at this season’s Super Bowl it will end what will go down as the strangest, most controversial, disruptive, and bizarre seasons in the league’s history. All because of COVID-19. This season has been a mishmash of players being placed on IR due to a positive result for the virus as well as most stadiums either being empty wi ...

Let Barry Bonds In: Steroid Use and the Hall of Fame

Every year the Baseball Writers Association of America, or the BWAA, selects 10 players from a ballot of recently retired players to make the Hall of Fame. The National Baseball Hall of Fame celebrates baseball history through the recognition of the game’s greatest players. The whole process is ostensibly cut and dry. Demonstrate playing ability and statistics superior to those ...

The GOAT Race is Over in MMA for Now

If there is an argument on who the greatest MMA fighter of all-time is that discussion was slammed shut following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominating victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on October 24. With his 28th MMA victory without a defeat, the undisputed lightweight champion left no doubt that there has never been anyone better. My pick for the fight was a knockout by Jus ...