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  • The Colin Kaepernick Myth Is Dead

    The Colin Kaepernick Myth Is Dead

    Colin Kaepernick recently reached an agreement with the National Football League that ended his lawsuit, but it is likely that the exposing of the false myth surrounding the quarterback led to him agreeing to sign for a much smaller amount …
  • Patriots Defense Shuts Down Rams to Clinch Super Bowl LIII Win

    Patriots Defense Shuts Down Rams to Clinch Super Bowl LIII Win

    When a contest features two of the top five offenses in the National Football League, one would think that offensive fireworks were going to be on display, but Super Bowl LIII proved to be anything but an offensive showcase. The …
  • Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots-Los Angeles Rams

    Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots-Los Angeles Rams

    On Sunday, February 3, Super Bowl LIII will get underway as the New England Patriots will square off against the Los Angeles Rams in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be the third straight Super Bowl appearance for the …
  • Browns Can’t Win on Field, Look to Win PC War

    Browns Can’t Win on Field, Look to Win PC War

    It appears the Cleveland Browns appear poised to hire former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to be the new head coach of the team, according to reports released on Sunday.
  • Red Sox Hang on to Down Yankees, 4-3, Advance to ALCS

    Red Sox Hang on to Down Yankees, 4-3, Advance to ALCS

    The Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship series on Tuesday night, holding off a rally by the New York Yankees in the ninth to win 4-3. A three run third inning backed the outstanding start by Rick …
  • Brock Holt’s Cycle Helps Pace Red Sox Historic Victory, 16-1

    Brock Holt’s Cycle Helps Pace Red Sox Historic Victory, 16-1

    The Boston Red Sox got seven outstanding innings from Nathan Eovaldi and Brock Holt became just the 26th player in Major League history to hit for the cycle twice in his career, as the Red Sox crushed the New York …
  • Judge Provides A’s Verdict as Yankees Advance, 7-2

    Judge Provides A’s Verdict as Yankees Advance, 7-2

    It took just four pitches for New York Yankee slugger Aaron Judge to set the tone for Wednesday night’s American League Wild Card game. That was when the Yankees star blasted a two run homer over the left field wall …
  • Yankees Look to Downgrade A’s in AL Wild Card Contest

    Yankees Look to Downgrade A’s in AL Wild Card Contest

    In the storied histories of the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics, the two teams have only met in the playoffs three times, all won by the Yankees. However, the two teams have never faced one another in a winner-take-all …
  • Is This the Final Season for Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady?

    Is This the Final Season for Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady?

    Most men seem to find that 40 is some kind of magical number. The body seems to slow down, it is harder to keep weight off, and the mental faculties don’t seem to be as acute as they once were. …
  • SCOTUS Declares 1992 Sports Betting Ban Unconstitutional

    SCOTUS Declares 1992 Sports Betting Ban Unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court of the United States has just overturned a law that prevented sports betting in 46 of the fifty states, and made it all but impossible to legally bet on a specific game anywhere other than Nevada.
  • Cleveland Browns’ Hail Mary Draft Pick: Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns’ Hail Mary Draft Pick: Baker Mayfield

    Cleveland Browns fans have to be a bit perplexed after the team opted to take Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Will he be another in a long line of first …
  • ESPN Anchor Calls Trump a Racist via Twitter

    ESPN Anchor Calls Trump a Racist via Twitter

    Jemele Hill, the 41 year-old co-anchor of the ESPN’s flagship SportsCenter program, set off a political firestorm a few days ago, when she tweeted out the comment, shown above, labeling President Donald J. Trump as a “white supremacist."
  • Baseball’s Checkered Past With Gambling No Longer an Issue

    Baseball’s Checkered Past With Gambling No Longer an Issue

    As popular as sports are in the United States, one of the driving forces behind the industry is gambling. According to the Nevada Gaming Commission, $3.2 billion was spent on sports gambling in the state’s casinos alone in 2011, with …
  • Colin Kaepernick may be ready  to walk away from the NFL

    Colin Kaepernick may be ready to walk away from the NFL

    There’s been a ton of speculation about Colin Kaepernick and why he remains unsigned. Given his national anthem protest, he’s too controversial. He’s on a vegan diet and has lost weight. He wants too much money. Now, Peter King at …
  • NFL Salary Cap Set at $155.27 Million for 2016

    NFL Salary Cap Set at $155.27 Million for 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s salary cap for 2016 will be $155.27 million, an increase of nearly $12 million. The NFL Players Association confirmed the figure Sunday, and will release the franchise and transition tag numbers on Monday. Free agency …
  • NBA Western Conference Playoffs Preview

    NBA Western Conference Playoffs Preview

    As has been the case for practically this entire century, the first round of the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs contains matchups that can equate to the drama and excitement of a conference finals series. In a seemingly stacked conference, teams …
  • NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

    NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

    While the first round matchups involving the Eastern Conference’s top two teams lack excitement and anticipation, the two remaining series will be sure to delight basketball fans across the world. With the Cleveland Cavaliers appearing to be the favorite to …
  • Baltimore Orioles 2015 Preview

    Baltimore Orioles 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (96-66, 1st in AL East, Eliminated in ALCS) 2014 appeared to finally be the chance the Baltimore Orioles had been waiting for. It seemed they would have their opportunity to represent the American League in the World Series, with …
  • NHL Playoff Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning

    NHL Playoff Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning

    Playing 22 seasons with the Red Wings from 1983-2006; Steve Yzerman will always be known as “the Captain” in Hockeytown USA, leading the Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup victories in 1997, 1998, and 2002. On Thursday the Detroit Red …
  • Golf Shots: 21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Dominates Masters

    Golf Shots: 21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Dominates Masters

    Jordan Spieth won the Masters on Sunday in dominating fashion, but it never seemed like that. The 21-year-old out of Texas University won his first major tournament in grand fashion, leading at the end of every round and never allowing …
  • On Wisconsin – to the NCAA Championship Game

    On Wisconsin – to the NCAA Championship Game

    The improbable happened Saturday night in Indianapolis. To call it impossible would be an affront to the efforts of a Midwestern college basketball team who knocked off a previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked team in the semi-finals of the …
  • NCAA Final Four: Why Michigan State Will Win

    NCAA Final Four: Why Michigan State Will Win

    With the Final Four set for this year’s NCAA March Madness, only one team remains that is not a No. 1 seed. The Michigan State Spartans look to make history for a second straight year, as they attempt to win it …
  • NCAA Final Four: Why Wisconsin Will Be Crowned Champion

    NCAA Final Four: Why Wisconsin Will Be Crowned Champion

      The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team has done everything that has been asked of them this year, rolling up a 32-3 record, winning both the regular season and post season titles in the Big Ten, and breezing through the first …
  • NCAA Sweet 16 East: Top Two Seeds Eliminated

    NCAA Sweet 16 East: Top Two Seeds Eliminated

    As mentioned earlier before the tournament, Villanova was an overlooked #1 seed due to an inability to perform on the big stage. It comes as no surprise that they are the only top seed to have been eliminated as the …
  • Hardy ‘Boys: A Fan’s Perspective on the Greg Hardy Signing

    Hardy ‘Boys: A Fan’s Perspective on the Greg Hardy Signing

    The NFL's 2015 free agency period was one of the most exciting and comment-worthy in recent history. While the Dallas Cowboys' off-season moves were headlined by the loss of running back DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles, the acquisition of …
  • NCAA Sweet 16 West: Wisconsin and Arizona on Collision Course

    NCAA Sweet 16 West: Wisconsin and Arizona on Collision Course

    In any bracket, the top two seeds are expected to advance in the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament. No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 2 Arizona lived up to expectations. The Wisconsin Badgers, the choice of many to be …
  • Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview

    Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (64-98, 5th in NL West, Missed Playoffs) 2014 was a long, drawn out struggle in the desert. Only the Colorado Rockies allowed more runs scored than the Diamondbacks among all National League clubs. The hitting was so …
  • NCAA March Madness: Villanova Leads the East

    NCAA March Madness: Villanova Leads the East

    The East will have plenty of tight contests this year, but it is no surprise that top seeded Villanova looks to have a firm grip on making the deepest run. Then again, with their recent inability to live up to …
  • Houston Astros 2015 Preview

    Houston Astros 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (70-92, 4th in AL West, Missed Playoffs) The Houston Astros were finally able to avoid the century mark in the loss column. That alone shows positive strides for the franchise that has been in a nightmare of …
  • Colorado Rockies 2015 Preview

    Colorado Rockies 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (66-96, 4th in NL West, Missed Playoffs) Leading the National League in scoring, batting average, and slugging percentage should count for something. Unfortunately for the Rockies, their pitching staff finished among the worst in every pitching category …
  • NCAA March Madness: Wisconsin Leads the West

    NCAA March Madness: Wisconsin Leads the West

    Was there ever any doubt that Wisconsin would capture a No. 1 seed? The Badgers went to the NCAA Championship game last year, and have not seemed to lose a step since then. Even though they have never been a …
  • Philadelphia Eagles Lead in NFL Free Agency Buzz

    Philadelphia Eagles Lead in NFL Free Agency Buzz

    The 2015 NFL free agency period is less than a week old, but it is already one of the most eventful and exciting in the history of the league. The most active team, by far, has been the Philadelphia Eagles as Chip …
  • Seattle Mariners 2015 Preview

    Seattle Mariners 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (87-75, 3rd in AL West, Missed Playoffs) There may not be another team or fan base more anxious for this season to begin. In 2014, the Seattle Mariners had hopes for the postseason for the first time …
  • San Diego Padres 2015 Preview

    San Diego Padres 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (77-85, 3rd in NL West, Missed Playoffs) In 2014 the San Diego Padres proved exactly how important pitching is in the game of baseball. The fact that they won 77 games while finishing dead last in runs, …
  • Oakland Athletics 2015 Preview

    Oakland Athletics 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (88-74, 2nd in AL West, Eliminated in AL Wild Card Game) The Oakland Athletics enjoyed a 2014 in which they sported the best record in all of baseball for most of the season. They followed up this …
  • NFL Trade: Eagles LeSean McCoy Banished to Buffalo

    NFL Trade: Eagles LeSean McCoy Banished to Buffalo

    When Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly took over player personnel decisions for the team in January, it was a good bet he would raise some eyebrows before the beginning of the 2015 season. That speculation was confirmed on Tuesday, as …
  • NFL Trade: Brandon Marshall Jettisoned to Jets

    NFL Trade: Brandon Marshall Jettisoned to Jets

    Most of the speculation surrounding the Chicago Bears this off-season has concerned what new general manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox would do with quarterback Jay Cutler. Imagine the surprise in the Windy City on Friday when their …
  • Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview

    Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (94-68, 1st in NL West, Eliminated in NLDS) Much like their crosstown rivals, the Angels, the Dodgers enjoyed a phenomenal 2014 season only to see it end in the first series of the postseason. The Dodgers were …
  • Los Angeles Angels 2015 Preview

    Los Angeles Angels 2015 Preview

    2014 in Review (98-64, 1st in AL West, Eliminated in ALDS) The Los Angeles Angels turned in a fantastic 2014, earning the league’s best record and scoring more runs than any other team. The offense was led by the American League’s …
  • Derrick Rose to Undergo Knee Surgery

    Derrick Rose to Undergo Knee Surgery

    For the third consecutive season, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is having his season cut short by another knee injury. ESPN broke the news late Tuesday night that team doctors discovered a tear of the meniscus in the guard’s right …
  • Orlando City Soccer Club Poised for Take Off

    Orlando City Soccer Club Poised for Take Off

    Based on its strong management, player selection and advance ticket sales, Major League Soccer (MLS) newcomer Orlando City Soccer Club is well positioned to succeed on the pitch and in the stands. With over 40,000 tickets sold for its home …
  • College Basketball Court Storming is Playing With Fire

    College Basketball Court Storming is Playing With Fire

    Panic struck for a few fleeting moments Monday night after the game clock had run out in Manhattan, Kansas. The Kansas State Wildcats basketball team had just secured a win over in-state rival Kansas University on K-State’s home floor when the …
  • NCAA Hoops: Northern Iowa Breaks Into AP Top 10

    NCAA Hoops: Northern Iowa Breaks Into AP Top 10

    Many casual college basketball fans were probably a bit puzzled when this week’s Top-10 in the Associated Press (AP) poll crawled its way across the screen on ESPN. Kentucky is No. 1 – no surprise there. The Wildcats are followed …
  • San Francisco Giants 2015 Preview

    San Francisco Giants 2015 Preview

    With Major League Baseball’s 2015 Spring Training officially underway we will take a look into the upcoming seasons for all 30 clubs over the next month and a half as we approach the regular season. We will review team performance …
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mariota vs Winston

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mariota vs Winston

    Having the number one pick in the NFL Draft can put a lot of pressure on a team. The threat of a pick turning out to be a bust looms long, and this year is no different. The Tampa Bay …
  • Peyton Manning Set to Return in 2015

    Peyton Manning Set to Return in 2015

    Team officials for the Denver Broncos have confirmed to ESPN that quarterback Peyton Manning will be returning for the 2015 NFL season. Even though he still had another year remaining on his contract with Denver, some club officials feared Manning …
  • Carmelo Anthony Promotes Brand Over Team?

    Carmelo Anthony Promotes Brand Over Team?

    Despite the recent statement by Carmelo Anthony that he intends to shut down for the season after the break to help his ailing knee, the New York Knicks star still intends to play in the All-Star game and, on the …
  • Golf Shots: Another WD by Tiger Woods Raises Serious Concerns

    Golf Shots: Another WD by Tiger Woods Raises Serious Concerns

    It is probably a good idea to start thinking about another favorite player to follow now that Tiger Woods is all but gone from professional golf. There is nothing official, mind you, but there are fears rippling about the PGA that …
  • The Fall of Jeremy Lin

    The Fall of Jeremy Lin

    It was the fourth day of February in the year 2012 when the mania began. This day marked the start of one of the most historical runs in basketball history by an individual player. The mania came to be known …
  • Super Bowl XLIX – A Game That Will Never Be Forgotten

    Super Bowl XLIX – A Game That Will Never Be Forgotten

    Super Bowl XLIX was the final wrap on the 2014 football season, and featured a contest that not many people will never forget. New England Patriots (14-4) and Seattle Seahawks (14-4) fans gathered in front of their television sets Sunday …
  • Orlando Magic Fire Jacque Vaughn

    Orlando Magic Fire Jacque Vaughn

    Just over the halfway mark of the NBA season, the struggling Orlando Magic franchise has fired head coach Jacque Vaughn. The Magic currently boast an unimpressive record of 15-37 and find themselves in the midst of a ten game losing …
  • NBA All-Star Snubs

    NBA All-Star Snubs

    Each year, when the NBA All Star game comes around, it sparks a discussion about the players who will not be in attendance because they were neither voted in by the fans nor selected as a reserve by the coaching …
  • Super Bowl XLIX Play Call Heard Around the World

    Super Bowl XLIX Play Call Heard Around the World

    After two weeks of “Deflategate” dominating the talk and hype going into Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona, the Seattle Seahawks were one yard away from winning the big game for the second consecutive year. Everything had fallen into place …
  • Michigan’s Snowy Forecast May Put a Damper on Super Bowl XLIX

    Michigan’s Snowy Forecast May Put a Damper on Super Bowl XLIX

    Super Bowl Sunday kicks off at 6:30PM EST, Sunday night on NBC at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The two teams facing off this year are the New England Patriots, who had an excellent season with a 14-4 …
  • The Legacy of Russell Wilson

    The Legacy of Russell Wilson

    Only eleven quarterbacks in the history of the NFL have won multiple Super Bowls. At the young age of 26 and only in his third season in the league, Russell Wilson is already looking to become the 12th quarterback added …
  • Proposition Betting Generates Even More Interest Super Bowl

    Proposition Betting Generates Even More Interest Super Bowl

    Worldwide, over 160 million people tuned into the Super Bowl in 2014, and that number is expected to increase again this year. If that number sounds staggering, consider the fact that over $119 million dollars was wagered on that Super …
  • Golf Shots: Phoenix Open Should Be Wild Kickoff to Super Bowl

    Golf Shots: Phoenix Open Should Be Wild Kickoff to Super Bowl

    The Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) is hardly a major tournament on the PGA schedule. Situated more than two months before the Masters, it cannot even be considered a tune-up for a Major. In 2015, however, there is a buzz …
  • Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings Out With Achilles Injury

    Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings Out With Achilles Injury

    It looks like the Detroit Pistons will have to find another way to continue their winning streak, now that star point guard Brandon Jennings will not be by their side. Jennings, 25, and the Pistons were trailing the Milwaukee Bucks in …
  • Golf Shots: Robert Allenby Abduction Story Gets More Bizarre

    Golf Shots: Robert Allenby Abduction Story Gets More Bizarre

    If you thought the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” saga was strange, it pales in comparison to news accounts and speculation involving professional golfer Robert Allenby, a Honolulu Strip Club and an apparent abduction, assault and robbery. The incident occurred Friday …
  • CNFL Championship to Be Decided This Week

    CNFL Championship to Be Decided This Week

    As a holiday gift to the National Football League, we here at Bindlesnitch Sports suggested a sensible restructuring of all the teams in the league. The logical realignment would be made up of divisions based solely on team nicknames. The …
  • LeBron James Is Back – Here Come the Cavs

    LeBron James Is Back – Here Come the Cavs

    At the end of December, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was given two weeks off to rest and heal from some minor injuries that were plaguing the four-time NBA MVP. His return on January 13th has sparked the Cavs to a …
  • Kobe Bryant to Miss Remainder of Season

    Kobe Bryant to Miss Remainder of Season

    For the second straight season, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has had his season ended prematurely due to a serious injury. Last season Kobe tore his knee, and now he has torn his rotator cuff. Another speed bump in Kobe’s chase …
  • College Football Playoffs: Two Big Favorites Headline Semi-Finals

    College Football Playoffs: Two Big Favorites Headline Semi-Finals

    The much-anticipated College Football Playoffs are finally here, as the semi-finals will take place New Year’s Day with the winners meeting on January 12 for the NCAA Championship. On Thursday, No. 2 Oregon (12-1) will meet defending champion Florida State …
  • Cutler Benching Could Be Trestman Test in Chicago

    Cutler Benching Could Be Trestman Test in Chicago

    They are using adjectives like “pointless” and “bizarre” in Chicago, but the Bears’ benching of quarterback Jay Cutler may make perfect sense. While most media outlets focus on Cutler’s future in Chicago – with good reason – this episode may …
  • College Football Playoff Committee Made the Right Call

    College Football Playoff Committee Made the Right Call

    In an announcement that stunned many on Sunday, the College Football Playoff (CFP) selection committee named Ohio State the fourth team in the season-ending playoff for the NCAA National Championship. The Buckeyes join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State as the …
  • NFL Best Bets for Week 14

    NFL Best Bets for Week 14

    Best Bets had another winning week in Week 13 but just barely, going 3-2 against the Las Vegas line. It was not a perfect week, but it certainly could have been worse, and it upped the mark to 38-22 on the …
  • Coach Pelini Dismissal No Surprise

    Coach Pelini Dismissal No Surprise

    The message flashed across smart phones and I-Pads Sunday morning, and soon Twitter was ablaze with news that Bo Pelini, head football coach at the University of Nebraska for the past seven years, had been dismissed from his position by …
  • NFL Thanksgiving Tidbits

    NFL Thanksgiving Tidbits

    Football has almost become as synonymous with Thanksgiving as turkey, dressing and gearing up for Black Friday. And when we say football, we mean the National Football League. Sure, there are some games on the college menu, but the holiday …
  • Big Games on Tap in NCAA

    Big Games on Tap in NCAA

    If there is one thing the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings have brought about—besides controversy—in its inaugural season, it is a slate of increasingly important NCAA football games week after week. As the season winds down, the importance
  • Changes at Top of CFP Poll

    Changes at Top of CFP Poll

    Mississippi State is still No. 1 in the latest College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings, but that is where the similarities end between last week and this week in the latest poll announced Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs are 9-0 on the season after …
  • Browns Bounce Bengals

    Browns Bounce Bengals

    The race in the AFC North division is so tight that if the Cleveland Browns would have beaten the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football, they would take over first place. If they lost the game, they would have been …
  • ESPN Created Bias Perception

    ESPN Created Bias Perception

    ESPN, the self-proclaimed World-Wide Leader in Sports, is coming under fire this week for a perceived bias toward the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The accusations were leveled following the announcement of the initial College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday when three …
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