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NFL

Vikings GM Shuts Down Recent Justin Jefferson Reports

Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up against the Carolina Panther at Bank of America Stadium on October 01, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina Ben Donahue • 8 hours ago
NFL

Analyst Reveals Chances Jets Take A First-Round QB

CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 28: Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets looks on prior to playing the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 28, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 3 days ago
NFL

Trent Williams Reveals His Thoughts Ahead Of Super Bowl

Trent Williams #71 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts as he enters the field before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida. Ben Donahue • 2 weeks ago
NFL

Donovan McNabb Makes His Thoughts Clear On Brock Purdy

Donovan McNabb speaks on SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVIII on February 09, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ben Donahue • 2 weeks ago
NFL

Insider Names 3 Candidates For Raiders' OC Job

A detail of a Las Vegas Raiders helmet prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 22, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Ben Donahue • 3 weeks ago
NFL

3 Reasons Vikings Fans Should Be Excited About Kevin O'Connell

An injured Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings waves to fans from the sidelines after a 31-17 win over the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
MLB

3 Controversial MLB Legends In The Hall Of Fame

A fan of 2010 inductee Andre Dawson views the plaques of inducted members at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum during induction weekend on July 24, 2010 in Cooperstown, New York. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

Saints Fans Have Had A Shockingly Rough Year

Quarterback Jameis Winston #2 of the NFC New Orleans Saints talks with head coach Sean Payton before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

Dwayne Haskins Has A Shot At NFL Redemption

Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rolls out of the pocket against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 27, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

Cooper Kupp Deserves NFL MVP Recognition

Cooper Kupp #10 of the NFL Los Angeles Rams celebrates a touchdown during the first half in the game against the Detroit Lions at SoFi Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Inglewood, California. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

Should The Vikings Fire Mike Zimmer?

Head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the first half against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 05, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
MLB

When Was The Last MLB Work Stoppage?

A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

Antonio Brown And Vontae Davis Combine For Shocking NFL History

Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
MLB

A Brief History Of The New York Mets' Worst Seasons

A view of the New York Mets ball bag on the field prior to an MLB game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals on July 5, 2017, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

The Seahawks Must Disband And Rebuild

Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks throws the red flag to challenge a call during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lumen Field on December 26, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

3 AFC Teams Surprisingly Out Of The Playoff Picture

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after losing to the Miami Dolphins 22-10 in the game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

Should Ravens Fans Be Upset With John Harbaugh?

Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter in the game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
MLB

The 3 Worst Seasons In Dodgers History (Updated)

Dodgers batting helmet in the dugout during a MLB game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 9, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

Remembering Bobby Petrino's Time With The Atlanta Falcons

Head coach Bobby Petrino of the Atlanta Falcons watches his team take on the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on October 21, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Falcons 22-16. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
MLB

Why Is Roger Clemens Not In The Hall Of Fame?

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens walks on the field after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame before a game between the Red Sox and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on August 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

3 NFL Head Coaches That May Not Make It To Week 18

NFL head coach Dan Campbell of the Detroit Lions walks off the field against the Buffalo Bills after the second quarter of a preseason game at Ford Field on August 13, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

3 Reasons Panthers Fans Should Be Panicking

Head coach Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers walks off the field after beating the Atlanta Falcons 19-13 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

Did Tom Brady Actually Carry Bill Belichick?

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NBA

3 NBA Teams That Need To Make A Ben Simmons Trade

Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 11, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL

3 Top Positions Of Need For The Lions In 2022 Draft

A Detroit Lions fan holds a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Lions selected Penei Sewell with the seventh pick during round one of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center on April 29, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up against the Carolina Panther at Bank of America Stadium on October 01, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina
NFL

Vikings GM Shuts Down Recent Justin Jefferson Reports

  The NFL rumor mill is in full swing as the start of free agency looms ever closer.... Ben Donahue • 8 hours ago
CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 28: Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets looks on prior to playing the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 28, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
NFL

Analyst Reveals Chances Jets Take A First-Round QB

  By the end of the first game of the 2023 season, the New York Jets were already in tro... Ben Donahue • 3 days ago
Trent Williams #71 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts as he enters the field before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida.
NFL

Trent Williams Reveals His Thoughts Ahead Of Super Bowl

  It’s Super Bowl Sunday, the culmination of every NFL season, and this year’s game... Ben Donahue • 2 weeks ago
Donovan McNabb speaks on SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVIII on February 09, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NFL

Donovan McNabb Makes His Thoughts Clear On Brock Purdy

  Recently, former NFL quarterback Cam Newton made a statement that San Francisco quarte... Ben Donahue • 2 weeks ago
A detail of a Las Vegas Raiders helmet prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 22, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.
NFL

Insider Names 3 Candidates For Raiders' OC Job

  How quickly things change in the world of the NFL. Just a few days ago, it was repo... Ben Donahue • 3 weeks ago
An injured Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings waves to fans from the sidelines after a 31-17 win over the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
NFL

3 Reasons Vikings Fans Should Be Excited About Kevin O'Connell

  On January 10, the Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Mike Zimmer after eight seasons.... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
A fan of 2010 inductee Andre Dawson views the plaques of inducted members at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum during induction weekend on July 24, 2010 in Cooperstown, New York.
MLB

3 Controversial MLB Legends In The Hall Of Fame

  The Baseball Hall of Fame recently completed its annual voting process. As expected... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Quarterback Jameis Winston #2 of the NFC New Orleans Saints talks with head coach Sean Payton before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NFL

Saints Fans Have Had A Shockingly Rough Year

  On January 9, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons to end their 2021 se... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rolls out of the pocket against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 27, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NFL

Dwayne Haskins Has A Shot At NFL Redemption

  On January 16, the Pittsburgh Steelers' season ended with a blowout playoff loss to Ka... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Cooper Kupp #10 of the NFL Los Angeles Rams celebrates a touchdown during the first half in the game against the Detroit Lions at SoFi Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
NFL

Cooper Kupp Deserves NFL MVP Recognition

  With one game left in the 2021 NFL regular season, the postseason award selection proc... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the first half against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 05, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
NFL

Should The Vikings Fire Mike Zimmer?

  With only one game remaining in the 2021 NFL regular season, the Minnesota Vikings sit... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
MLB

When Was The Last MLB Work Stoppage?

  In early December, MLB announced that there would be a work stoppage for the foreseeab... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NFL

Antonio Brown And Vontae Davis Combine For Shocking NFL History

  Whether it’s an injury or diminished skills, athletes are eventually forced to retir... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
A view of the New York Mets ball bag on the field prior to an MLB game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals on July 5, 2017, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
MLB

A Brief History Of The New York Mets' Worst Seasons

  On December 21, the New York Mets received an early Christmas gift. New manager Buc... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks throws the red flag to challenge a call during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lumen Field on December 26, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.
NFL

The Seahawks Must Disband And Rebuild

  It doesn’t seem like that long ago that the Seattle Seahawks were in back-to-back Su... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after losing to the Miami Dolphins 22-10 in the game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
NFL

3 AFC Teams Surprisingly Out Of The Playoff Picture

  At the start of every season, most NFL teams are full of optimism. They’ve added... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter in the game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
NFL

Should Ravens Fans Be Upset With John Harbaugh?

  One of the most common sources of contention among sports fans is the use of analytics... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Dodgers batting helmet in the dugout during a MLB game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 9, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
MLB

The 3 Worst Seasons In Dodgers History (Updated)

  The Los Angeles Dodgers have had the distinction of making the postseason every year s... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Head coach Bobby Petrino of the Atlanta Falcons watches his team take on the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on October 21, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Falcons 22-16.
NFL

Remembering Bobby Petrino's Time With The Atlanta Falcons

  Urban Meyer was fired as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars early Thursday.... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens walks on the field after being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame before a game between the Red Sox and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on August 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
MLB

Why Is Roger Clemens Not In The Hall Of Fame?

  In 2021, former MLB All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens failed to receive the required numb... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
NFL head coach Dan Campbell of the Detroit Lions walks off the field against the Buffalo Bills after the second quarter of a preseason game at Ford Field on August 13, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
NFL

3 NFL Head Coaches That May Not Make It To Week 18

  It’s getting to be that time of year again in the NFL. No, not the annual positio... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Head coach Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers walks off the field after beating the Atlanta Falcons 19-13 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
NFL

3 Reasons Panthers Fans Should Be Panicking

  As the 2021 NFL season dawned, the Carolina Panthers looked poised to have a breakout... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
NFL

Did Tom Brady Actually Carry Bill Belichick?

  When Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the 2020 season, it marked... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 11, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
NBA

3 NBA Teams That Need To Make A Ben Simmons Trade

  As sure as the world turns, so does the Ben Simmons saga. During this past summer,... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago
A Detroit Lions fan holds a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Lions selected Penei Sewell with the seventh pick during round one of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center on April 29, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
NFL

3 Top Positions Of Need For The Lions In 2022 Draft

  It doesn’t seem possible, but the Detroit Lions are well on their way to a third win... Ben Donahue • 2 years ago


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