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2017 NFL Week 3 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoWith upsets across the NFL landscape, SC’s Brad Oremland highlights special teams glory, proposes rule tweaks for unnecessary roughness, doles out blame for the Giants’ offense, and warns not to undestimate the Falcons and Broncos. Complete Story

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College Football Stock Report

Sports PhotoThis season has already delivered some unexpected moments just four weeks in. SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at who’s been on the high and low ends of the sticks. Complete Story

College Football Week 3 Thoughts

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane comes back at us with another college football catch-all thanks to a somewhat egregious line (Houston -6 over Texas Tech), a very egregious line (USC -17 over Cal), and a supremely egregious bad call in a DIII game. It’s the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 3

Sports PhotoThe Lions host the Falcons in a battle of undefeateds, while Mike Zimmer dons an eye patch as the Bucs come to town. The Raiders visit DC, and Ezekiel Elliott gets subscription to Hustler. It’s Week 3! Complete Story

The Dark Knight Swallows Own Sword

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman ponders the sad collapse and immediate future of pitcher Matt Harvey and wonders whether the fallen New York Mets are learning how not to handle physical and even mental fragility. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 27

Sports PhotoMartin Truex, Jr. overcame an early penalty to win the Chase For the Cup opener at Chicagoland. Chase Elliott took second and Kevin Harvick finished third. Next up: New Hampshire. Here are Week 27’s rankings! Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 2 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoIn this week’s quick-read NFL power rankings, SC’s Brad Oremland hands out game balls, rates 2018 Hall of Fame nominees, and ranks teams 1-32, including new teams at the top and bottom. Complete Story

Matt Olson: The Hoskins of the West

Sports PhotoRhys Hoskins burst into the big leagues with an impressive HR barrage, but he’s not the only rookie mashing bombs in 2017. SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look. Complete Story

Indians Streak: Wasn’t That a Time?

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says goodbye to the Cleveland Indians’ staggering 22-game winning streak and celebrates what the Tribe accomplished with it. Complete Story

Toppling Tigers Could Mean Super Stardom For Jackson

Sports PhotoReigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson is far from a household name, but SC’s Steve Brenna believes he has the opportunity to seize the national spotlight this Saturday. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 2

Sports PhotoThe Vikes and Steelers battle in Pittsburgh, while the Pats get the key to the city of New Orleans. The Broncos host the Cowboys, and Green Bay and Atlanta battle in brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s predictions! Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 26

Sports PhotoKyle Larson passed Martin Truex, Jr. on the final restart and won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond. Truex finished 20th and will start the Chase For the Cup with a 20-point lead over Larson. Check out SC’s power rankings by Jeffrey Boswell! Complete Story

Apple-Gate: Red Sox Caught Cheating?

Sports PhotoWith the Red Sox caught using Apple Watches to steal signs from the Yankees, and the Yankees possibly using a YES Network camera to steal signs from the Red Sox, SC’s Jeff Kallman is reminded boys will be boys, and reminds us cheating remains baseball’s oldest profession. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 1 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe NFL is back, and so are Sports Central’s NFL power rankings. SC’s Brad Oremland tackles Odell Beckham’s value to the Giants, the Sam Bradford hype train, and good defensive teams that can’t score. Plus: Week 2 selection in survivor pools. Complete Story

It’s All in the Repetition

Sports PhotoIs this the year that one man finally joins the exclusive “Repeat Heisman Winner” club? SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at a repetitive pattern that might turn in that QB’s favor. Complete Story

Sharapova Optimistic Despite Failed Comeback

Sports PhotoThere’s no denying that Maria Sharapova is one of the most spoken names in tennis. It’s not just because of her sweet charm, but also due to her prowess in the sport. And now that she’s back, she’s on a mission. Complete Story

College Football Week 1 Thoughts

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks back at the woeful state of college football in the state of Texas right now, declares a worst P5 school in the country, and highlights a couple of big FCS wins in this edition of the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 1

Sports PhotoThe Pats host the Chiefs to open the NFL season, while Antonio Brown throws a bone to the Dawg Pound in Cleveland. The Jets and Bills battle for AFC East inferiority, and the Packers welcome Seattle. Complete Story

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