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What NFL Fans Should Be Debating

Sports PhotoShould Dak Prescott be paid more than Carson Wentz? And why is this being discussed nowhere near as much as it should be? It’s the Culture Wars, stupid — maintains SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

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Pete Rose, Colin Kaepernick, and 18 Games

Sports PhotoWhen someone makes an agreement, shouldn’t they be held to it? Pete Rose didn’t want to do it. Now Colin Kaepernick doesn’t, either — and as a result, we are going to hear the Kaepernick rumors. Complete Story

Don Mossi, RIP: Ugly is as Ugly Does

Sports Photo“He looks like a cab coming down the street with the doors open,” said Jim Bouton of Don Mossi. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the late relief pitcher was only ugly on the outside. Complete Story

Football Coaches Are Terrible at Game Management. Why?

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, we have a dissection of a very bad in-game coaching decision made in the CFL a couple years ago, and it leaves him wondering: why are bad decisions so common in the game of football? SC’s Kevin Beane has a theory. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 22

Sports PhotoChase Elliott dominated at Watkins Glen and held off Martin Truex, Jr. down the stretch to win the Go Bowling at the Glen. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s power rankings! Complete Story

Baseball’s Caste System: Rigid as Ever

Sports PhotoFifty years ago, the Miracle Mets delighted the nation with their come-from-nowhere World Series championship season. Now, teams hardly move up or down the standings, and dynasties are the rule. This is preventing the expansion to southern markets that might save the game. Complete Story

Return of the Goods

Sports PhotoInjuries happen all the time. But how much impact shows up when a big-time player returns from injury? SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at some major names that could be back on an NBA court this season. Complete Story

Biggest Trades of the 2019 NHL Offseason

Sports PhotoThis NHL offseason has been full of surprising moves and unexpected trades. Who are the winners and losers so far? SC’s Scott Huntington takes a look. Complete Story

Early Morning Kickoffs Are Not the Answer

Sports PhotoPutting television wants over fan needs has been hurting college football in recent years. SC’s Jean Neuberger explains why the Pac-12’s thought of early morning kickoffs isn’t very beneficial to the sport. Complete Story

Joe Grzenda, RIP: Holding a Riot Ball

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Joe Grzenda, Washington Senators relief pitcher, who saved the last game ball of Washington baseball for over 33 years after a fan riot forced a forfeit in the final Senators game. Complete Story

DirecTV to NFL Fans: Drop Dead?

Sports PhotoOn October 29, 1975, President Gerald Ford refused to save New York City from default, so the following day, a headline ran that is still remembered today — “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” DirectTV is now saying the same thing to millions of NFL fans. Complete Story

A Six-Pack of NBA Title Contenders

Sports PhotoAfter a crazy month of player movement, the countdown is on to what should be as wide-open a season as we’ve seen in some time in the NBA. But SC’s Ross Lancaster is nonetheless confident that one of six teams will be crowned champions. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane muses on Mark Sanchez’s career change, gives an early CFL report, and shines a spotlight on a rare statistical anomaly. Complete Story

Emotional Dignity at the Hall of Fame

Sports PhotoMariano Rivera (fittingly) closed closed the ceremony where Roy Halladay’s widow spoke unforgettably about her haunted late husband, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 20

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick held off the charging Denny Hamlin on the final lap to win at New Hampshire. Joey Logano finished 9th, and leads the Monster Energy Cup points standings. Check out the power rankings! Complete Story

Ezekiel Elliott: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Sports PhotoJust when it looked as if Ezekiel Elliott was going to get off scot-free while Tyreek Hill was in big trouble, both situations suddenly reversed last week. But was the process fair in either case? SC’s Anthony Brancato analyzes both cases, and suspects the continuation of a troubling pattern. Complete Story

Red-Hot Unknown Fueling Giant Resurgence

Sports PhotoThe suddenly hard-charging San Francisco Giants are one of baseball’s hottest clubs, but SC’s Steve Brenna doubts you’ve never heard of the player leading the revival. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 19

Sports PhotoKurt Busch held off younger brother Kyle to seize victory in a dramatic Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. It was Busch’s first win of the season and secured his spot in the Chase. Check out the latest power rankings by SC’s Jeffrey Boswell! Complete Story

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