The Kansas City Royals have become the first MLB team this year to clinch a division title. It’s the first time since 1985 that they’ve won a title. The American League team surprised a lot of people last year when they went to the World Series, and this year they were just expected to dominate in the AL Central. They have the best record by far in the American League, and only a handful of National League teams have better records. This is surprising at a deeper level though, because the Royals don’t really have any superstars on their team. There are no great powerRead More →

The appeal that Tom Brady made to the NFL after his deflate-gate suspension has been made public. The entire 172 page transcript is available online, and a lot of it is not easily understood, but it can be boiled down to a few main points. The first is that the balls used in the AFC Championship game last year would have naturally deflated because of moving from hot to cold temperatures. This would have happened pretty quickly once the balls were brought out on the field. There is reason to believe that the balls that the Patriots used were treated differently in some way thanRead More →

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is less than ten days away, and there’s a lot of waiting going on. Many teams are delaying simply because they want to see what other teams will do. Moving too soon can betray their hand and give other teams an advantage during the trading frenzy that is about to ensue. Some teams, however, have more importance when it comes to being watched than others. The Detroit Tigers, according to some analysts, are the key to the entire trade deadline, and there’s no clear idea of what they are planning on doing, if anything.Read More →

Finish in Style

Brett Favre was recently inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and had his number retired in front of a big audience at Lambeau Field. Fans cheered him as he was officially canonized into the team’s long and storied history. The famous Number 4 will now be hanging from the rafters, so to speak. This is an interesting contrast to the last time Favre was here five years ago. At that point, Favre was playing for the Minnesota Vikings and was heavily booed by the crowd at his former home field. It made sense at the time, considering the rivalry between the PackersRead More →

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao shattered all sorts of records for pay per view numbers. It was far and away the most expensive boxing match ever, and the number of people that paid to watch it was stupendous. More than 4.4 million people bought the match, and you can be assured that more than this number actually watched it, as people often pool together for viewing parties when there’s a big PPV fight like this. Mayweather has had a six fight contract with Showtime, and the first five of those fights were handled as PPV matches just because that’s how most majorRead More →

Pick some winners

The NFL season doesn’t start for several more weeks, but fantasy football players are already starting to get their teams outlined and ready for the draft. If you are a fantasy football fan, you probably already have a good idea of who you want to draft onto your team, but there are many ways of approaching this, and having a few different sources for ideas will be to your benefit. The time tested advice is that players hit their peak in their late 20s. This is when, athletically, a player is strongest and at their most explosive. You tend to find positions where older playersRead More →