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Here Are Your NFL Divisional Round Playoffs Matches With Predictions

Michael Lazar | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports
Michael Lazar

The NFL Divisional Round Playoffs are about to get underway. Starting on Saturday, we'll get to see four teams from each conference duke it out to det...

Let's Preview The NFL Playoffs!

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.09.2016 | Sports

Another NFL regular season has come to a close, which means it's time to talk playoffs. Playoffs? Yes, playoffs. On this week's episode of "The Second...

Cardinals Send Vikings Packing, Clinch Playoff Berth In Last-Second Squeaker

Michael Lazar | Posted 12.11.2015 | Sports
Michael Lazar

It's official, the Arizona Cardinals are in the playoffs after earning a narrow victory at home against the Minnesota Vikings with a final score of 23...

Ten Games the Angels Wish They Could Get Back in 2015

Wayne Coito | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports
Wayne Coito

With all the organizational hang-ups, the Angels fell just one win short of a tiebreak with the Astros. One. Single. Solitary. Win. Here are the 10 games in 2015 that the Angels wish they could have back.

The Cubs Are Doing What Modern Medicine Isn't

Kevin Swan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

This year the Cubs and my ALS have had a lot to do with each other. Baseball is an eternity of a season (ask my girlfriend Elizabeth who has uttered "They play again tonight") that lasts a 162 games in a 188 days. It is a true war of attrition. A lot like ALS.

This Damian Lillard Spin Move Should Be Inscribed In Textbooks

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.28.2015 | Sports

The up-and-under was pretty nice too.

General Anxiety and the Playoffs Make for a Rough Weekend

Mel Miskimen | Posted 03.18.2015 | Sports
Mel Miskimen

Football playoffs are arduous for those of us who have general anxiety disorder. I'm on meds and they help, but the lucky-shirt-wearing, crossing-left-leg-over-right-to-insure-a-score fissures in my brain run deep, like a Jordy Nelson post pattern.

Mississippi and Auburn Playoff Selection, Shocking!

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 12.31.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced its top four mid-season favorites for the first postseason playoffs for the National Championship today. It indicated that they believe football is only played at a high level in three states.

Royals Symbolize the Fun in Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The Royals are having a blast playing a kids' game with a joy and esprit de corps usually missing in the pro ranks.

Red Sox Playoff Memories

Larry Schechter | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports
Larry Schechter

After winning the World Series last year, the Red Sox crashed and burned back into last place in the American League east division this year. But that's okay, with three World Series titles in the last ten years, I'll give them a pass.

Are the Leafs in a 'Re-Building' Rut?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

It is anyone's best guess who Shanahan will hire next week as the new assistant GM to work with Dubas and Nonis. Though the changes do seem exciting - they beg the question 'when will we be a winning organization?' How long will this promised "Culture Change" take?

Baseball Fan Finds Peace, Even Though Team Loses

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.15.2012 | Sports
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Andrew Meyer I want to think my first sport related memory is Cal Ripken’s final game. I know it's not, since I have memories of the Baltimore R...

Detroit Tiger Fans Show White Sox Fans How to Support Team

Michael Tomaso | Posted 11.28.2012 | Chicago
Michael Tomaso

The Detroit Tigers can take the field knowing they are playing for not only themselves, but those fans that showed up every single game despite not having the money to do it.

East Lake - Where 'Winning' Involves Much More than a Big Paycheck

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports
Elisa Gaudet

Who would have thought that East Lake Golf Club, the home golf course of Bobby Jones and the man who transformed the game of golf, would be the model for transforming a community?

Playoff Questions From a Poet and a Profit

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.17.2012 | Sports
Etan Thomas

Does it seem like people are a little bit biased against Anderw Bynum? Is it because they really want Dwight Howard? Is it because he is not jovial like Shaq? Or not the all-time best people person like Magic? Or is it too high expectations?

You're Welcome, New York: How My Reverse Juju Helped The Yankees Win Game 4

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.05.2011 | Sports
Tony Sachs

My absence gave the team strength. My lack of faith improved A.J.'s control. My despair brought A-Rod's bat back to life. My fore-ordained knowledge that the Yankees would lose paradoxically put them ahead.

For a Rite of Spring, Give Me Hockey

Jeff Polman | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
Jeff Polman

When it comes to sheer postseason tension, breathless action to lock you to the couch without bathroom breaks, the Stanley Cup playoffs deliver a clean body check to their hoop roommates every spring.

NFL Playoff Observations -- Divisional Round

Christopher Liss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Christopher Liss

The Ravens-Steelers game was a joke. Yes, I had a half on the Ravens with the spread and another half on the moneyline, but my own personal rooting in...

Wild Card Losses: Four Cities' Newspapers React

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

The NFL playoffs kicked off this past weekend, and some perennial favorites have already headed home. Here's what they're saying in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.

Why I Still Believe in the Chicago Bears

Amy Turek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Amy Turek

After watching the Bears collapse like the Metrodome under pressure on Sunday, you might be tempted to believe former Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher is right about the team missing the playoffs. He's not.

The National League Playoffs: The Three Aces

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Larry Abrams

The Phillies are a team that can go mysteriously dead at any given time for no particular reason. Factoring in their unpredictability, there are two reasons to pick them to win.

Hungry for Playoff Action!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

"You've got your regular season, and then you've got your post-season -- it's almost like a season of its own."

Sharks Seek to Erase Ghosts of Playoffs Past

Brad Kurtzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Kurtzberg

At first glance, the San Jose Sharks should be consensus favorites to defeat the Colorado Avalanche and advance to the second round of the NHL playoff...

LeBron James Still Unsure of Off-Season Decision, Despite Wearing a New York Knicks Jersey During Playoffs

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

In NBA news, while LeBron James has been mostly silent about his impending free-agency decision throughout the season, he still maintains that he is u...

Jets Have Nothing to Apologize For

Avi Sinensky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Avi Sinensky

The team that had been left for dead and considered done by their fans, the media, and even their own coach, will play in the postseason this year.