Four Teams That Could Crash the Party For March Madness

Sports PhotoAs we approach the NCAA tournament, traditional powers have every chance of being in the Final Four. But a wide-open season means that more programs without an elite pedigree could be around later. Complete Story

02.26.20 Cinderella Watch List: 2020 Edition By Jean Neuberger
02.13.20 Previewing March Madness Contenders By Marc James
01.31.20 The Baylor Miracle By Jean Neuberger

Disjointed Fan Attendance Policies Are a Problem

Sports PhotoConfusion and disorganization abounds when it comes to fan attendance guidelines at college football games in 2020, so which conferences and schools are doing the right thing? SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look. Complete Story

09.21.20 The B1G Reversal By Jean Neuberger
09.07.20 All That Matters in a COVID Season By Jonathan Lowe
08.17.20 The B1G Gamble 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

Joe Morgan, RIP: The Machine’s Main Man

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers the Hall of Fame second baseman whom the Houston Astros let escape to become the final but most important gear in Cincinnati’s legendary Big Red Machine. Complete Story

10.14.20 A Cruel, Unfair Rep For Renteria By Jeff Kallman
10.09.20 Cut the Crap By Jeff Kallman
10.05.20 The Power of Postive Padre-ing By Jeff Kallman

Why the NBA Calendar Might Change Forever

Sports PhotoAfter an unprecedented NBA season has come to a conclusion, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at why the next one might start later than you think, the consequences, and why what we’ve come to expect from an NBA calendar could change forever. Complete Story

10.05.20 The Doc is In By Jonathan Lowe
09.28.20 How Important is “Heat Culture?” By Ross Lancaster
08.31.20 Bucks’ Stand Ushers in a New Era of Sports Protest By Ross Lancaster

How Bad is the NFC East, Really?

Sports PhotoThe NFC East is easy to make fun of right now. But should it be made fun of? SC’s Anthony Brancato has his doubts. Complete Story

10.15.20 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 6 By Jeffrey Boswell
10.13.20 Is Lack of Crowds Diluting Home Advantage in NFL? By Anthony Brancato
10.08.20 NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 5 By Jeffrey Boswell

Is Ovechkin the Greatest Scorer in NHL History?

Sports PhotoAlexander Ovechkin is going to get his 700th goal any game now. Does this make him the best scorer in history? SC’s Scott Huntington takes a look at this question. Complete Story

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
11.22.19 Don Cherry: Pathetic Victim of PC Zeal By Anthony Brancato

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Charlotte

Sports PhotoChase Elliott won at Charlotte’s Roval course as the NASCAR playoff field was trimmed to eight drivers. Joey Logano finished second, while defending champion Kyle Busch was eliminated from playoff contention. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s NASCAR top 10 power rankings! Complete Story

10.07.20 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Talladega By Jeffrey Boswell
09.30.20 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Las Vegas By Jeffrey Boswell
09.22.20 Last Roundup For Cowboy Cerrone? By Anthony Brancato

Slant Pattern’s College Sports Covid Landscape

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes an updated look at how college sports are handling the Covid pandemic, and while he has time for a bit of crowing about a prediction and finding a cause celebre in early schedule finalization, he is ultimately unhappy with what he sees. Complete Story

09.24.20 In Praise of the Denver Nuggets By Kevin Beane
09.12.20 Slant Pattern U.S. Open Notes By Kevin Beane
08.27.20 Slant Pattern Odds and Ends 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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