There Will Be Madness

Sports PhotoThere won’t be objections about finishing the college basketball season this March. SC’s Jean Neuberger discusses why this year’s March Madness, even in a one-state bubble with no fans, will move forward. Complete Story

How to Expand the Playoff the Right Way

Sports PhotoAfter another set of blowouts in the college football semifinals with any late-game drama confined to gambling, SC’s Ross Lancaster has finally realized that it’s time to change the College Football Playoff. He looks at how it can be expanded, but not to the eight teams that many want. Complete Story

12.21.20 Thoughts From Selection Sunday By Jean Neuberger
12.18.20 Stormy Success With a Muddied Outlook By Jonathan Lowe
11.23.20 Could Another 108-Year Drought Be Snapped? By Jean Neuberger

Foul Territory: OJ on Twitter, “Ball’s” on Parade

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Foul Territory, OJ Simpson is guilty (of being on Twitter). LaMelo Ball heads Down Under, a King’s ransom brings Antonio Davis to L.A., and Josh McCown enjoys a lengthy “bye.” Complete Story

05.22.19 Foul Territory: Horse Power and Fighting Words By Jeffrey Boswell
02.15.19 Foul Territory: AB C You Later & P’s ‘N Q’s By Jeffrey Boswell
06.22.18 Foul Territory: Earthshaking Events By Jeffrey Boswell

PGA Tour: Presenting the Future?

Sports PhotoSince the PGA Tour got back on the course, one name has caught more attention than most. But is his new strategy where golf is headed down the road? SC’s Jonathan Lowe is skeptical ahead of its first big test. Complete Story

Tommy Lasorda, RIP: “I Made Guys Believe”

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says farewell to the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager and lifelong Dodgers icon who loved nothing more than being Tommy Lasorda. Complete Story

01.06.21 2020: Once More For the Others Safe at Home By Jeff Kallman
01.01.21 Phil Niekro, RIP: Great Pitcher, Better Friend By Jeff Kallman
12.30.20 Let the Records Show… By Jeff Kallman

Nets Are Looking For Shared Interests

Sports PhotoIt was the well-known secret that became the headline on the marquee. But can the spotlight be split three ways? SC’s Jonathan Lowe discusses the big trepidation with the new-look Nets. Complete Story

12.28.20 NBA Tip-Off: All Up in Their Feelings By Jonathan Lowe
11.30.20 NBA Playing With a Popped Bubble By Jonathan Lowe
10.19.20 Why the NBA Calendar Might Change Forever By Ross Lancaster

NFL Weekly Predictions: Divisional

Sports PhotoJalen Ramsey and the Rams answer to the Lambeau mystique, while Lamar Jackson hopes the weather in Buffalo doesn’t “drop a load.” Meanwhile, the focused Chiefs have a case of “Brown-eye,” and Tom Brady and Drew Brees battle for old times sake. Complete Story

01.08.21 Strength of Schedule: 2020 vs. 2021 By Anthony Brancato
01.07.21 NFL Weekly Predictions: Wild Card By Jeffrey Boswell
01.05.21 It’s Time For the NFL to “Cross Over” By Anthony Brancato

What’s the Future Hold For Ovechkin?

Sports PhotoOver the past two decades, Alexander Ovechkin has been one of the NHL’s greatest scorers. Throughout his professional career, the 35-year-old has played for just two teams, Moscow and Washington. Where will he finish? Complete Story

02.17.20 Is Ovechkin the Greatest Scorer in NHL History? By Scott Huntington
01.20.20 New Jersey Devils Fire Ray Shero, Now What? By Scott Huntington
12.11.19 Are We Seeing the End of Fighting in Hockey? By Scott Huntington

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Phoenix

Sports PhotoChase Elliott drove from the rear to the front at Phoenix, outlasting his three challengers to win his first Cup championship. Brad Keselowski finished 2nd, Joey Logano finished 3rd, and Denny Hamlin took 4th. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s rankings! Complete Story

11.04.20 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Martinsville By Jeffrey Boswell
10.21.20 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Kansas By Jeffrey Boswell
10.14.20 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Charlotte By Jeffrey Boswell

Slant Pattern 2020 Boxing Awards

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane gives his choice for fight of the year, fighter of the year, knockout of the year, and prospect of the year. Check it out! Complete Story

12.23.20 The Scottish Play Set to End For Celtic By Kevin Beane
12.09.20 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
11.25.20 Week 12 College Football Picks By Kevin Beane

Super Bowl 50 Aftermath

Sports PhotoSuper Bowl 50 is in the books, and SC’s Jeffrey Boswell takes a look back at Super Bowl Sunday’s contest. Is Peyton Manning done? What were the best commercials? And can Cam Newton recover from defeat better than he recovers a fumble? Complete Story

02.06.14 Sports Q&A: Super Bowl XLVIII Aftermath By Jeffrey Boswell
02.07.13 Sports Q&A: Super Bowl XLVII Edition By Jeffrey Boswell
05.11.12 Sports Q&A: The Truth Won’t Set You Free By Jeffrey Boswell

Top Five Craziest Meltdowns in Tennis

Sports PhotoThere are moments in sports when a player’s threshold is broken — an instance of overwhelming rage which envelops and enfolds a player’s judgement when performing on the big stage. Here are the top five meltdowns in tennis history. Complete Story

06.18.19 Wimbledon 2019 Preview By Marc James
05.24.19 2019 French Open Preview By Marc James
10.03.17 Djokovic Delivers Warning to Rivals By Marc James

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