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Long Trip, Short Week: NFL's Thursday Problem

(11) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 9:33 AM

Seemingly lost amidst the Super Bowl hoopla over the last week was Roger Goodell's announcement of a scheduling shift that will significantly alter the NFL landscape beginning in the 2012 season. What began six years ago as a late-season treat will now be a routine occurrence -- Thursday games will...

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Princely Gluttony: The 10 Worst Contracts in Baseball

(8) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 10:14 AM

After three clubs committed over $575 million to secure the services of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish, baseball's latest spending bonanza appears complete. You know, unless the Yankees unexpectedly decide to tear up Robinson Cano's contract and reward the infielder with his desired blockbuster deal to prevent him...

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Big Flacco Game a Must for Squawking Ravens

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2012 | 1:00 PM

Imagine what these Ravens might do with the media hype surrounding a Super Bowl appearance. Or with the crushing disappointment of yet another season that ends just shy of the promised land.

They're already proving plenty adept at airing their dirty laundry in surprisingly public fashion.

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Alex Smith: Playoff-Caliber QB?

(15) Comments | Posted January 13, 2012 | 8:47 AM

Alex Smith seems to have finally won over his legions of doubters among 49ers fans. But in national circles, he's still viewed with skeptical eyes, as in, Is Alex Smith really a playoff-caliber quarterback?

Smith has a grand opportunity to quiet the naysayers on Saturday, as he leads San Francisco...

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Raiders Cleaning House: New GM Ousts Jackson

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 1:23 PM

The Raiders' long overdue managerial overhaul is finally underway. And yes, it's a necessarily messy process. New general manager Reggie McKenzie's first action was to dismiss head coach Hue Jackson on Tuesday. Widespread changes in Oakland's personnel department and in the rest of the coaching staff are sure...

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Green Bay Packers May Not Be a Super Bowl Slam Dunk

(20) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 3:41 PM

Don't write the Packers into the Super Bowl just yet. Just as Green Bay has finally shown some chinks in its armor in December, its primary challengers for NFC supremacy are looking more and more formidable.

New Orleans has been the best team in the league of late, with a...

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