San Francisco Giants Establish Themselves As Dynasty With Game 7 Win

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With their 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, the San Francisco Giants have now won three World Series titles in the last five years and established themselves as the latest dynasty in American sports.

Week 9 NFL Against The Spread: Mid-Term Edition

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As the calendar turns to November and the cold starts to carry some bite, the NFL’s contenders will separate themselves from the pretenders. At the season’s halfway point, this weeks Against The Spread continues to evaluate trends along with other interesting nuggets.

Green Bay Packers: Is It Time to Stress Out Over 2014 Team?

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I have a very special message for Packers Nation. It contains five letters: P – A – N – I – C.

Pickin’ On the Big Ten, Week 9: All These Miles, None of Them Les

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This week’s Big Ten football schedule features two of the longest roads trips possible for conference teams — and the absolute shortest. No doubt some of these teams will be wishing they’d just stayed home. But who? And why? Well, that’s why I wrote the article, so go read it.

Would World Series Win Make the San Francisco Giants a Dynasty?

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The Kansas City Royals tied the World Series 1-1 on Wednesday night with a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. While the Royals proved that this year’s Fall Classic won’t be a walkover for the Giants, they are still a long way from knocking off the franchise that has won two of the last four World Series. If Kansas City can’t stop San Francisco, it is indisputable that the current crop of Giants would constitute a dynasty.

Week 8 NFL Against The Spread: Raiders Chase ‘Perfection’

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At least any talk about an undefeated season in the NFL ended early this year, as no team made it as far as 4-0.

But the Oakland Raiders still have a shot at going 0-16. I don’t see the excitement in it since the Detroit Lions pulled off the feat just six years ago.

Pickin’ On the Big Ten, Week 8: Regression Analysis

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At first glance, this week’s collection of Big Ten football games looks uninspiring, without a true marquee matchup. At second and third glance it’s much the same. But burbling just below the surface like the spinach in a pot of minestrone, we find that just about every game is going to reveal something we’ll need to know on the way to Indianapolis. Click on and see what’s going to be sorted out this Saturday.

Brewers Make Right Call By Retaining Ron Roenicke

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Last Friday, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin announced that Ron Roenicke will return to manage the team in 2015. It ended nearly two weeks of speculation about Roenicke’s job security following an astonishing September collapse by the Brewers.

NFL Against The Spread Picks Week 7: Cinderella Edition

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Normally I do not cross into the baseball world while doing my weekly football piece, but I have to give props to the Kansas City Royals. I did predict them to make the playoffs (at 89-73, thank you very much), but their historic run through the postseason was even beyond my expectation.

Fighting is declining in the NHL, and that’s a good thing

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One of the biggest novelties in the sport of hockey is fighting. It’s the heart and soul of the “goon” mentality that has been immortalized in movie classics like “Slap Shot.” Fighting remains very popular with both fans and players, but, it’s use to sway the momentum of the game or to enact revenge, is declining. And that’s a good thing.

Pickin’ On the Big Ten, Week 7: Rise of the Two-Headed Quarterbeast

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Week 7 of Big Ten football sees two prominent teams, Wisconsin and Iowa, finally admitting they don’t have a complete quarterback at the moment, but maybe they have the parts to assemble one. While turning to the Two-Headed Quarterbeast is usually seen as a desperation move, for both these schools, it just may be the fix they need. (Emphasis on “may be.”) Click on, as for the first time this season, we have nothing but conference games to look at.

Royals-Orioles 2014 ALCS: Good for baseball, good for fans

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I am generally a National League guy, as more interesting, strategic baseball is played on the Senior Circuit. But with the NL featuring franchises we’ll see in the World Series for a fourth consecutive October, I’m more excited for the Royals and Orioles to open the ALCS at Camden Yards Friday night.

Fantasy Football: Lingering Questions for Week 6

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As injuries and bye weeks begin to stack up, the questions about your lineup do as well. Here’s a look at a lingering question for each position heading into Week 6.

Week 6 NFL Against The Spread Predictions: Hot Seat Edition

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The 2014 season is barely a quarter of the way through, but the NFL has already seen its first coaching casualty in Oakland.

Since speculating and wishing for coaches to be dumped is a passion of many fans and writers, this week’s Against The Spread speculates on those sitting on the hot seat, or with eyes wandering to their next destination.

Recapping College Football’s Historically Chaotic Week 6

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Week 6 of the 2014 college football season will forever go down as one of the best in history, with chaos reigning supreme and ruling with an iron fist.