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The MLB Postseason as “Tolerable Weirdness”

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says it’s not a brilliant idea that baseball’s strange-enough pandemic postseason-to-be might have room for a team or two with a losing record playing for the game’s championship. Complete Story

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NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 2

Sports PhotoThe Rams bring their “horizontal” passing game to Philly, while Tom Brady deletes memory of his Week 1 performance in New Orleans. Cam Newton and the Pats visit Seattle, and the Raiders christen Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s Week 2 NFL predictions! Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Richmond

Sports PhotoBrad Keselowski led 192 of 400 laps to take a dominating win at Richmond. Keselowski is on to Round 2 of the playoffs, as is Denny Hamlin, who advanced on points. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s power rankings! Complete Story

Tom Seaver, RIP: Gravitas

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman — who grew up watching the greatest Met pitch — remembers The Franchise as a man as well as a Hall of Fame pitcher, who recently passed. Complete Story

NFL Players Ignoring COVID Rules

Sports PhotoWhen are rules not rules? When commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t feel like enforcing them. Plus Goodell’s priorities are, with all due apologies to Joey Fatone, most definitely not “in sync” with reality. SC’s Anthony Brancato explains. Complete Story

The Boom Stick Staking His Claim For Cooperstown

Sports PhotoAge doesn’t appear to be a factor for the Twins’ Nelson Cruz, who continues to be one of baseball’s top sluggers at age 40. SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look at Nelly’s remarkable run through his thirties, and where he stacks up against the greats. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 1

Sports PhotoPatrick Mahomes is money (to burn) against the Texans, while Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski look to go old school vs. the Saints. The Browns and Ravens battle to determine who’s No. 2, and the Packers and Vikes battle at U.S. Bank Stadium. Complete Story

Slant Pattern U.S. Open Notes

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane weighs in on the Djokovic controversy and offers you a guide of some of the players still alive at the U.S. open in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Darlington

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick took the win at Darlington when Chase Elliott and Martin Truex, Jr. smacked the wall battling for the lead late. Harvick qualifies for Round 2 of the playoffs, while the Sup series heads to Richmond. Complete Story

2020 NFL Preview

Sports PhotoAs Barry Manilow sang, looks like we made it — to the new NFL season, that is. But what will happen in it? Will Tom Brady get to play at his new home in the Super Bowl? SC’s Anthony Brancato offers an outlook for all 32 teams, plus playoff predictions. Complete Story

All That Matters in a COVID Season

Sports PhotoThere’s a different feel to this year’s college football season, from the tangible to the abstract. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into one of the abstract mottos of the sport and explains why it’s more important than ever. Complete Story

A-Rod Blows a Shot at Owning the Mets

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says Alex Rodriguez and his paramour Jennifer Lopez learned the hard way that seeking a cheater’s advice on running a baseball team is like hiring John Dillinger for bank security — and thus lost J-Rod’s bid to buy the New York Mets. Complete Story

The Suddenly-Luddite Hall of Fame

Sports PhotoPandemic concerns push two Era Committee votes into 2021 instead of this winter. SC’s Jeff Kallman wonders why a Hall making room for pioneers won’t pioneer online conference-call voting. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Daytona

Sports PhotoWilliam Byron won at Daytona and earned a last-gasp place in the NASCAR playoffs. Clint Bowyer and Matt DiBenedetto also claimed playoff positions as the Cup series heads to Darlington. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

Should We Be Ready For Any Football?

Sports PhotoFor the NFL, and for that matter, baseball too, it was business as usual, or very close to it, during World War II. But can it possibly be business as usual in the run-up to Civil War II? SC’s Anthony Brancato can only offer up some sobering thoughts. Complete Story

Bucks’ Stand Ushers in a New Era of Sports Protest

Sports PhotoThe Milwaukee Bucks’ protest on Wednesday was a historic moment to SC’s Ross Lancaster. He looks at how the Bucks may have changed the league, and perhaps sports as a whole, by refusing to play. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIs golf joining bowling in being too easy for the pros? Should Thom Brennamen work in broadcasting again? Is handball good? SC’s Kevin Beane reveals the answers. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Dover

Sports PhotoKevin Harvick dominated at Dover to win the Drydene 311 on Sunday. It was Harvick’s 7th win, tops in the Cup series. Martin Truex took second as the series heads to Daytona’s super speedway. Complete Story

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