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NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 12

Sports PhotoThe Cowboys mind their “serving size” on Thanksgiving, while Tom Brady brings back some thin air from Mexico. Sean Payton and the Saints say “who dis?” and the Steelers host the reeling Packers. It’s Week 12’s predictions by SC’s Jeffrey Boswell! Complete Story

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NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 36

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. won at Homestead to claim his first Monster Energy Cup championship. Kyle Busch finished second, while Kevin Harvick took fourth and Brad Keselowski was seventh. Check out the rankings! Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 11 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoWith byes behind us, every NFL team has played 10 games. SC’s Brad Oremland ranks all 32 teams, with commentary on the dismal play of Brett Hundley, Washington and Seattle’s coaching decisions, and Buffalo’s quarterback change. Complete Story

The Baker Mayfield Effect

Sports PhotoOnce thought to be an NFL long-shot, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is continuing to prove his doubters wrong. Yet, he still isn’t getting the respect he deserves. SC’s Robert Campbell analyzes Mayfield’s impact on the college game and beyond. Complete Story

Slant Pattern College Basketball Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane does a college hoops mailbag. Does Georgia Tech make the tourney? What about the Big Ten schedule going to 20 games or mid-majors making the Dance? Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 11

Sports PhotoThe Vikings send the “Chauffeur” after Jared Goff and the Rams, while “Tacos Rule” for Tom Brady and the Patriots in Mexico City. The Cowboys host the Eagles, and Pete Carroll says “Take ‘A Chilles Pill.’” Complete Story

Bobby Doerr, RIP: The Last of “The Teammates”

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman pays tribute to the Hall of Fame second baseman and last of the Red Sox quartet portrayed lyrically in David Halberstam’s “The Teammates.” Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 35

Sports PhotoMatt Kenseth won at Phoenix, while Brad Keselowski clinched the final playoff spot. Homestead is up next, where Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Keselowski will vie for the Cup. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 10 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoAs the best teams separate from the pack, SC’s Brad Oremland weighs in on Color Rush uniforms, Cowboy injuries, Wade Phillips, Pat Tillman and the Hall of Fame, plus the NFL’s corrupt head of officiating and why replay should be abolished. Complete Story

The Groundwork For the End

Sports PhotoEven after all of this week’s action, there’s still stuff to sort through in the college football regular season. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into the biggest developments that made Saturday a fruitful day for some. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 10

Sports PhotoThe Steelers D gets inside the head of Indy’s Jacoby Brissett, while the Falcons try to discipline the Cowboys. “SlickAdoo” and the G-Men face the 49ers, and Tom Brady’s 40-year-old index finger still rises. Complete Story

Roy Halladay, RIP: A Fatal Dream

Sports PhotoThe only man in baseball history to pitch a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter in the same year also had a lifelong passion for flying, being the son of a corporate pilot — and died doing it. SC’s Jeff Kallman says a too-early farewell to Roy Halladay. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 34

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick won at Texas to clinch a spot in the Chase finale at Homestead. Martin Truex, Jr. also clinched a spot on points, leaving only one of the four remaining spots open. Check out SC’s power rankings! Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 9 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoIn the wake of trade deadline roster moves, SC’s Brad Oremland evaluates the state of a league with top QBs sidelined and Jay Ajayi in Philly. Plus: Jay Cutler, Karlos Dansby, and why the Chiefs will be fine. Complete Story

No Apology Necessary. Really.

Sports PhotoWhen a TMZ reporter met him in southern California last weekend, Yu Darvish apologized for Game 7. SC’s Jeff Kallman thinks Darvish and all known or accused baseball “goats” did nothing to apologize for — because, like it or not, you can’t repeal the law that says somebody has to lose. Complete Story

Big 10 Stumbles Open Miami’s Path to CFP

Sports PhotoWith two Big 10 powerhouses toppled in Week 10, the Miami Hurricanes now have a clear path to the College Football Playoff. SC’s Steve Brenna explains how the Hurricanes can crack the final top four. Complete Story

Darvish Wasn’t the Only Game 7 Culprit

Sports PhotoYu Darvish’s horror of a Game 7 start shouldn’t override the real reason the Dodgers lost — their feeble Game 7 bats despite their lights-out relief that included Clayton Kershaw, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Why the ATP Needs to Slow its Roll

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks at the many new rules being implemented for the Next Generation ATP Finals. Most are good, but one is so bad it makes the whole thing bad. He writes the word “bad” a lot. Complete Story

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