Published on 2013-05-14 13:16:43
Don’t look now but the MLB regular season is already a quarter of the way over. Several superstars have yet to take the field (most reside in New York) and some teams have played themselves out of playoff contention already (I’m talking to you Ho
Published on 2013-05-13 14:29:58
Tiger Woods wins The Players Championship – Tiger Woods won his fourth tournament of the year on Sunday when he captured The Players Championship. The event went down to the wire as Woods held off Sergio Garcia and David Lingmerth. Lingmerth missed
Published on 2013-05-08 15:04:19
Coming into the 40th edition of what some call golf’s “5th major”, there have been two golfers on tour in 2013 that have separated themselves from the field. One of them is not a surprise; it’s Tiger Woods. The other put his name on the front
Published on 2013-05-07 13:23:05
Before Tiger Woods took the golf world by storm with his monstrous drives, it was John Daly and his extra-long backswing that was pounding the ball past everyone else. And before Daly hit the scene, Fred ‘Boom Boom’ Couples was the long-hitter on
Published on 2013-05-06 12:40:20
Lebron James wins 4th MVP award: Widely regarded as the best player in basketball, the Miami Heat’s Lebron James won his fourth NBA Most Valuable Player award. The award put him in some elite company – the only other players to win as many were M
Published on 2013-05-01 11:47:47
It’s been nearly a week since Mr. Irrelevant was selected in the NFL Draft. That’s plenty of time to figure out which teams improved and which ones blew it. But that seems like a lot of work and judging by last week’s mock draft, I could be wro
Published on 2013-04-30 12:33:37
The 2013 NHL playoffs promise to be as fast paced as the abbreviated season. The strike-shortened season was roughly only 100 days long and the league carries plenty of momentum into the “second season.”
The league began the season with a black e
Published on 2013-04-29 11:08:42
NFL Draft: The popular NFL Draft was held over the weekend and it was, as usual, a big attraction. The true popularity of the league was on display as millions and millions tuned in over the three-day event. The NFL not only has the most popular on-f
Published on 2013-04-25 11:51:51
The 2013 NFL Draft is set for April 25 in New York City and the New York Jets face the most pressure. There are certain teams in sports who are constantly surrounded with drama. Right now, the Jets are the “It” team in this category.
Published on 2013-04-25 08:54:35
It’s that time of year and all the cool kids are doing NFL mock drafts. I gave in to the peer pressure so here is my attempt to get a couple of Thursday’s 32 picks right.
1 Kansas City Chiefs: There’s a new coach in town. Andy Reid has got hims
Published on 2013-04-24 13:12:43
With 5 nights left in the 2012-13 NHL regular season, the final spots in both conferences are still up for grabs. 6 teams in the Eastern Conference have clinched playoff berths, as well as 6 teams in the Western Conference.
This is where the fun begi
Published on 2013-04-22 11:15:14
Boston Marathon bombings – Obviously, the story of the week in sports (and in all other news, for that matter) were the bombings in the Boston Marathon. Not much to say here other than it was a horrific event. But the thing that should be recognize
Published on 2013-04-17 16:01:10
We may only be a few weeks into the 2013 MLB season, but there’s plenty to talk about. With every team playing around 12 games, enough action has played out to begin to speculate on just how the season may go.
If your favorite team has stumbled out
Published on 2013-04-16 16:13:06
One mistake can dash your hopes of winning a major championship. The margin for error is smaller at Augusta than anywhere and sometimes the man that claims the green jacket is the one that avoids the major mistake. So in case you missed it, here’s
Published on 2013-04-15 15:13:08
Adam Scott wins first Masters in dramatic fashion: Golf’s biggest event was front and center this weekend and there were plenty of theatrics. First, there was 14-year old Tianlang Guan taking the world by storm by not only making the cut, but finis
Published on 2013-04-12 13:22:28
Fame can be fleeting in baseball. MLB players who at one time enjoyed star status can suddenly find themselves yesterday’s news in a heartbeat.
For various reasons—age, injuries that take their toll and inexplicable performance drop-offs among t
Published on 2013-04-11 09:43:14
This is what we’ve been waiting eight months for. Golf’s first major championship of the season has begun and there are plenty of storylines happening in Augusta. Of course, the most important one is winning the green jacket come Sunday after
Published on 2013-04-10 15:49:03
The Washington Capitals were expected to win a handful of Stanley Cups not too long ago. Led by Alexander Ovechkin, the team was winning and had a plethora of young talent. A fortuitous future was in store for the franchise.
The organization signed O
Published on 2013-04-09 15:02:50
With golf’s first major of the season beginning on Thursday, the world of golf is again owned by Tiger Woods. His third victory of the season at the Arnold Palmer Invitational saw him take over the #1 ranking from Rory McIlroy. Since then, McIl
Published on 2013-04-08 13:09:53
Louisville vs. Michigan in NCAA title game: Tonight Louisville will take on Michigan for the NCAA basketball championship. With March Madness coming to a close, it’s been an exciting tournament to say the least. Wichita State, a No. 9 seed reached
Published on 2013-04-07 09:41:13
Let’s get ready to Rumble!!
I hope I hear Michael Buffer do that on Sunday to kick off Wrestlemania. The Rock is going to take on John Cena, Undertaker and CM Punk will square off and Brock Lesner and Triple H will meet in a no holds barred m
Published on 2013-04-05 16:37:42
In the final round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP, the United States men’s national team earned two favorable results after a disappointing loss to Honduras to open the hexagonal.
On March 22nd, amidst a blizzard in Commerce City, Colora
Published on 2013-04-03 12:10:52
Finally, spring has officially sprung as the 2013 MLB season is upon us. While there’s plenty to debate about in regards to the rest of the league, the main focus will be on Bryce Harper and Mike Trout.
The two sophomore sensations are nothing shor
Published on 2013-04-02 14:37:15
With the NHL realignment approved for next season, the league will now feature four divisions instead of six. These would be the Midwest, the Pacific, the Central and the Atlantic. The Midwest and Pacific divisions would makeup the Western Conference
Published on 2013-04-01 14:22:43
Final Four set: The NCAA Tournament will conclude next week and the Final Four has been set. Like many years, the top seeds have disappointed for the most part. Included in the Final Four are No. 4 seeds Syracuse and Michigan, and No. 9 upstart Wichi
Published on 2013-03-29 13:27:55
Opening Day is only a few days away and Major League Baseball will have a slightly new look this year for the first time since 1998, when the Milwaukee Brewers switched from the American League to the National league because of expansion teams Tampa
Published on 2013-03-27 14:26:25
There are just a couple weeks left until the NFL Draft so you know what that means…it’s time to judge who “won” and “lost” in free agency. And we’re going to do it only about nine months before we really know how good these teams are an
Published on 2013-03-26 13:13:30
Sweet 16 set in the NCAA Tournament: The first week of the NCAA Tournament is complete and, as usual, there were a fair share of big upsets. The big ones in the first round were tiny Florida Gulf Coast shocking the world by beating No. 2 seeded Georg
Published on 2013-03-20 14:09:24
The best tournament of the year is under way. I’ve already filled out my NCAA Tournament bracket – thrown it away – and filled out a new one. But I don’t like this one either. Time to start over and make a final attempt. But before I do, ther
Published on 2013-03-19 10:16:35
NCAA March Madness is officially upon us as our minds, and our desks, are now cluttered with a plethora of brackets.
With bragging rights on the line for the next year, selecting the perfect upsets along the way play a huge factor in the end result.
Published on 2013-03-18 09:29:29
The NCAA Tournament is here: It’s NCAA Tournament time. The NCAA released its tournament bracket yesterday and while the field is generally wide open, that’s even more so the case this year. In case you missed it, the four No. 1 seeds were Louisv
Published on 2013-03-14 15:09:28
With the 2013 MLB season set to begin in April there are five teams destined to have a bounce-back season.
For the teams mentioned in this article, the 2012 season was a major league letdown. Regardless, what’s done is done and there’s no reason
Published on 2013-03-13 15:29:07
MLB’s Opening day is just a couple weeks away which means it’s time for my yearly ritual of predicting the six division winners and ensuring that those teams don’t have the season they are hoping for. What can I say? It’s a gift. So let
Published on 2013-03-12 12:53:01
College basketball’s player of the year race is starting to heat up. In this wide open season where we’ve seen top 5 teams go down almost every week, the Wooden Award Watch has also been sent into a frenzy. We’ve seen so many teams picked t
Published on 2013-03-11 09:54:50
Tiger Woods wins 76th PGA Tour Event
Golfer Tiger Woods is off to a great start in 2013. Woods won his second event of the season this past weekend, dominating at the Cadillac Championship for his 76th PGA Tour victory. He kept all other players at l
Published on 2013-03-07 17:57:07
What the Chicago Blackhawks are doing this season is nothing short of miraculous and the notion of them going undefeated isn’t far-fetched. Their 21-0-3 record is already an NHL record for most consecutive games to start the season with at least on
Published on 2013-03-06 15:53:52
You can’t win your fantasy baseball league on draft day. That takes much more than one day of investment. But if you draft a few stars that don’t perform, that one day could take you out of the running. With that in mind, here’s a few guys you
Published on 2013-03-04 16:06:01
Magic Johnson offers $1 million dunk challenge offer to Lebron James: Each year, nearly all of the NBA’s biggest stars forgo the league’s slam dunk contest held during All-Star Weekend. Once a marquee event that featured some of basketball’s bi
Published on 2013-02-27 11:16:46
Danica Patrick’s performance at the Daytona 500 was way more than just a few personal milestones. Yes, she became the first woman to win a NASCAR pole, while also becoming the first woman to lead a lap in the Daytona 500, but even more impressive i
Published on 2013-02-26 13:29:08
With about 25 games to go in the NBA regular season, we’ve got a pretty clear picture of the teams that will make the playoffs and the ones that will be in the lottery. What we don’t know is who will face who once the playoffs get started. And th
Published on 2013-02-25 17:22:51
Jimmie Johnson wins the Daytona 500: Danica Patrick made a bit of history as the first woman to start at the pole position in a Daytona 500 race. She was passed up quickly, but also later regained the lead to become the first female to lead a lap in
Published on 2013-02-21 11:35:18
It happens every year in the NBA. There are a lot of discussions, a lot of rumors, a lot of hype, and not very many deals. At least not the deals that have been getting the headlines for the last few weeks.
Dwight Howard is not going anywhere. Pau Ga
Published on 2013-02-20 11:38:59
Baseball fans, it may seem like we’re in the doldrums of winter, but the 2013 MLB season is now just a few short weeks away.
With pitchers and catchers reporting across the league recently, general excitement is beginning to brew within diehard fan
Published on 2013-02-19 14:16:36
The top 64 players in the world of golf will do battle in the only match play event of the season on the PGA Tour; it’s the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
The tournament format is set up into 4 brackets; The Sam Snead Bracket, The Gary Play
Published on 2013-02-18 15:25:43
NBA All-Star weekend takes center stage: The NBA held its annual All-Star weekend to mixed reviews and the events left me mostly ‘meh.’ The whole East-West format for the skills competitions, dunk contests, and three-point shootout was rather con
Published on 2013-02-14 12:32:05
The NBA does a nice job of hyping up all the festivities for All-Star Weekend. It also does a nice job of failing to live up to the hype and the biggest reason is we don’t get to see the guys we want to see. Here’s what I wish we had coming up ne
Published on 2013-02-12 12:54:10
Right now, the entire state of Indiana is once again thriving as the basketball capital of the world. Sure, basketball may not have been born in Indiana, but the state is the heart and soul of the game.
It’s not that basketball ever left the state,
Published on 2013-02-11 14:16:38
Antawn Jamison talks Michael Jordan comeback: Los Angeles Lakers forward Antawn Jamison talked a bit about Michael Jordan this past week to reporters. That fact isn’t all that surprising considering he and Jordan are friends and North Carolina alum
Published on 2013-02-08 15:02:56
The United States men’s national team began the hexagonal stage with a road loss to Honduras on Wednesday. The first-half was pretty even until Clint Dempsey scored on a volley in the 36th minute to give the Americans the lead. Honduras quickly hal
Published on 2013-02-06 13:20:04
The 2013 NHL season may be just a few weeks old, but in this abbreviated season every game, period and point are critical.
Considering the season is nearly a quarter complete, the crystal ball is now beginning to clarify which teams are true Stanley
Published on 2013-02-05 12:55:35
Well that was fun. Congratulations to Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens for becoming world champions in New Orleans on Sunday. But enough about that. Now, by process of elimination, let’s figure out who is going to win the next one in New York.
Published on 2013-02-04 16:42:39
Baltimore Ravens hang on to win Super Bowl over San Francisco 49ers, 34-31: What looked to be a dud of a game early finally became interesting with the help of … a power outage. Down 28-6, the San Francisco 49ers rallied to score 17 consecutive poi
Published on 2013-02-01 16:49:01
For the first time in a while, the Detroit Red Wings have some significant questions to answer. With the retirement of 7- time Norris Trophy winner and former captain Nicklas Lidstrom, and the trade of Brad Stuart, the biggest void is definitely on d
Published on 2013-01-31 14:44:51
Super Bowl XLVII is now just days away, which leaves fans to ponder how many pounds of nachos they’ll serve up to their friends and what exactly will transpire in the big game in the Big Easy.
Making predictions is half the fun when it comes to the
Published on 2013-01-30 11:59:35
Is it just me or has this been one of the craziest months is sports, both on and off the field? At the top of the list of course is the story about Manti Te’o’s girlfriend and the hoax behind it. Every day there is a new unbelievable twist to thi
Published on 2013-01-29 16:44:24
Rajon Rondo out for season – The Boston Celtics received some bad news fresh off of a close win over the Miami Heat as starting point guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL injury. The news couldn’t come at a worse tim
Published on 2013-01-25 14:20:20
With the PGA Tour season now in full swing, we’ve seen 3 pretty different winners. Dustin Johnson won the rain shortened Hyundai Tournament of Champions to win his 7th career PGA Tour event. University of Georgia rookie Russell Henley won the Sony
Published on 2013-01-24 11:29:16
This Sunday CM Punk will defend the WWE Championship against The Rock and Alberto Del Rio defends the World Heavyweight Championship against the Big Show but the most talked about match will be the 30-man, over-the-top-rope, Royal Rumble. Here are my
Published on 2013-01-23 14:37:11
The dust has finally settled on the 2012 NFL season and the table is now set for Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans.
Never mind the over-analyzed matchup between brothers and oppos
Published on 2013-01-22 14:04:32
San Francisco 49ers to meet Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl: The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens advanced to the Super Bowl after wins over the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, respectively. Both teams have played well this season, b
Published on 2013-01-16 13:52:29
The Atlanta Falcons finally won a playoff game, which has eluded them in the Matt Ryan era until their Divisional Round triumph over the Seattle Seahawks on January 13.
Now, they can focus on the task at hand.
The pressure of being the best regular s
Published on 2013-01-15 14:44:01
Every year we see things we never thought we would and things we never want to see again. We see everything from the incredible to the inspiring to the sad and hilarious. Here’s what I will remember about 2012.
To read part one, click here.
Published on 2013-01-14 11:27:33
NFL Conference Championships set: The NFL’s conference championship games are set. The San Francisco 49ers will face the Atlanta Falcons while the New England Patriots square off against the Baltimore Ravens. You could make plenty of good cases for
Published on 2013-01-11 14:02:07
Just about halfway through the college basketball season, we are beginning to find out who’s for real and who’s a pretender. After Arizona’s loss Thursday night to Oregon, there are only two more teams left undefeated; Duke and Michigan. Now we
Published on 2013-01-10 13:50:08
Every year we see things we never thought we would and things we never want to see again. We see everything from the incredible to the inspiring to the sad and hilarious. Here’s what I will remember about 2012.
January 1 – Matt Flynn and Matthew
Published on 2013-01-09 07:27:48
It may have brought up bad memories or left a bad taste in one’s mouth, but the best news for any hockey fan this New Year is that the NHL is back in session.
Just when fans were beginning to accept the thought of missing another season due to a la
Published on 2013-01-08 17:03:49
NHL labor agreement in sight: The NHL lockout wasn’t officially over as of this weekend, but it’s looking like it could be soon. A tentative agreement has been reached by the players and owners and barring anything crazy, we should have hockey th
Published on 2013-01-07 14:48:52
After a year without reaching the medal stand at the IIHF World Junior Championships, the United States came back with a convincing gold medal run in 2013. They beat Czech Republic in the quarterfinal 7-0, and then dominated Canada 5-1 in the semifin
Published on 2013-01-05 08:49:31
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Have you ever been watching a sporting event and thought “Wow, that would make a great Fathead!”?
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Published on 2013-01-04 13:43:41
Coming into the 2012 NFL season the Seattle Seahawks were the league’s most puzzling team. Now, just days away from the playoffs, the Seahawks are the NFL’s most dangerous team.
Last offseason the organization brought in quarterback Matt Flynn to
Published on 2013-01-03 16:41:09
While most of the nation is looking ahead to next week’s BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame, I’m looking back. Back to October 13. Back to one play; one call; one moment that could define the 2012 college football seaso
Published on 2013-01-02 13:38:30
Adrian Peterson barely misses Eric Dickerson’s record: I’ll admit that I was among the doubters not believing that Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson could break Eric Dickerson’s long-standing record of 2,105 rushing yards in a s
Published on 2012-12-31 13:32:39
With the 2013 PGA Tour season less than a week away, there has finally been a changing of the guard in golf. Rory McIlory has had the number 1 ranking for the last 21 weeks. Tiger Woods has dropped down to No. 3 in the world after Luke Donald’s win
Published on 2012-12-28 08:18:11
For the majority of NFL teams, there is just one game left in the season. Some of them know who they are. I’m talking to you Kansas City and Jacksonville. Others enter week 17 in do or die mode. You hear me Washington and Dallas? No matter who you
Published on 2012-12-27 12:10:22
Tim Tebow reportedly asks out of Wildcat packages: Many news outlets reported over the weekend that New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow asked not to be utilized in the team’s wildcat package on offense for this weekend’s game. According to the re
Published on 2012-12-19 14:11:10
Excitement and suspense fills our NFL imagination’s as the 2012 season once again comes down to the wire. With so much at stake during the final two weeks across the league, the tightest playoff race belongs to the tumultuous NFC East.
Published on 2012-12-18 16:48:43
A lot changed in the NFL in Week 15. Fans in Washington, Minnesota and Dallas saw their playoff hopes improve dramatically. And if you are rooting for Baltimore, Tampa Bay, New York Giants, St. Louis, Chicago, Pittsburgh or the New York Jets…yo
Published on 2012-12-17 13:09:50
Josh Hamilton joins Los Angeles Angels: The balance of power could be shifting in the AL West as the Los Angeles Angels have signed Josh Hamilton, formerly of the Texas Rangers. Hamilton’s deal is a reportedly $125 million over five years. Give the
Published on 2012-12-14 15:56:36
On Thursday evening, 63-year-old Tom Watson became the next captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team. The next Ryder Cup will be contested on September 26th-28th, 2014 at Gleneagles in Scotland.
This decision went against the grain for the PGA of America.
Published on 2012-12-12 16:16:45
The Golden State Warriors have long been an afterthought as true NBA contenders, but that time is officially over. The Warriors are the real deal this season for reasons never associated with the franchise before.
For years the team was coached by on
Published on 2012-12-11 16:49:59
There are three weeks left in the NFL regular season and we know who four of the 12 playoff teams will be.
15 teams are still in the hunt for the other eight spots, leaving 13 teams that should already be looking to 2013. Where does your team sit?
Published on 2012-12-10 11:42:44
Johnny Manziel makes history, wins Heisman Trophy: Texas A&M’s freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel made a bit of history last week by winning the Heisman Trophy. Manziel was the first freshman in the history of college football to win the prestigio
Published on 2012-12-07 12:49:16
Amidst an unordinary season in Los Angeles involving a coaching change and the Lakers first 0-3 start since 1978, Kobe Bryant still found his way on a billboard. This time it was a career milestone. Ironically, the 13th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft cam
Published on 2012-12-05 16:13:55
With less than a handful of weeks left in the 2012 NFL season, the playoff picture begins to become clear and individual records start to become threatened. This season is no different as fans everywhere will be glued to their televisions until the w
Published on 2012-12-04 16:32:10
College football’s regular season games have been played, the bowl selections have been made and now all there is to do is wait…for 2014. In two years we will finally get the college football playoff we’ve been waiting for. Until then, we a
Published on 2012-12-03 17:05:01
Bowl game lineups set: College football’s massive bowl game lineup is now complete and, as expected, Alabama will face undefeated Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game. That’s not a big surprise as the Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia
Published on 2012-11-29 14:14:41
The NFL playoffs are quickly approaching and the postseason picture couldn’t be cloudier at the moment. As a die-hard NFL fan, that’s what is great about the game. With so many games coming down to the wire on a weekly basis, the human imaginatio
Published on 2012-11-28 14:16:36
Most NFL division races are all but over but the wild card spots are a different story. By my count, there are 11 teams still fighting for those four spots. But what they all really care about is where they fall in my power rankings.
1 Houston Texan
Published on 2012-11-27 12:21:26
With the end of each golf season comes the World Challenge. Since 2000, Tiger Woods and the Tiger Woods Foundation have hosted and organized the event. The event began awarding world-ranking points in 2009. Luke Donald just overtook Tiger to become N
Published on 2012-11-26 16:53:13
Jack Taylor goes off – Jack Taylor, a Division III guard playing for Grinnell College scored an NCAA record 138 points in a game. He surpassed Bevo Francis’ mark of 113 set in 1954 in doing so. Taylor’s performance awed NBA All-Stars Kobe Bryan
Published on 2012-11-21 13:46:14
Heading into the 2012 NFL season all the talk surrounding the rookie class revolved around quarterbacks Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts and Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins. While the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks have lived up to
Published on 2012-11-20 13:34:58
Did anybody see that coming? I sure didn’t. And now that there is just one perfect team left, the BCS Championship picture is pretty clear……unless they lose, too. And I think they will. With just a couple weeks of chaos remaining, here is where
Published on 2012-11-19 13:35:46
College football’s top two teams fall: On Saturday night, No. 1 Kansas State was rolled up by Baylor, 52-24. Not to be outdone, the nation’s second-ranked team, Oregon, lost to Stanford in overtime, 17-14. But other than Baylor and Stanford, the
Published on 2012-11-16 14:00:22
When Dave Dombrowski and Mike Illitch went out and got Prince Fielder, the expectations for the Tigers were nothing less than winning a World Series Championship. They were picked to win the AL Central by 8 to 10 games. They ended up winning the divi
Published on 2012-11-14 12:41:53
The Indianapolis Colts turned their organization upside down when they decided to part ways with franchise quarterback Peyton Manning in order to draft Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck No. 1.
While many fans had mixed emotions about the orde
Published on 2012-11-13 16:02:12
A couple NFL teams are close to clinching a playoff spot. A couple are close to locking up a top five pick in the draft. A lot are somewhere in the middle. Where does your team stand?
1 Houston Texans (8-1) — One more win may be enough to get the T
Published on 2012-11-12 15:18:20
Down goes Alabama …: The Alabama Crimson Tide looked unbeatable up until this weekend when they were surprised by Texas A&M losing 29-24. Alabama will still have a chance to play in the national championship, though – particularly if a couple of
Published on 2012-11-08 14:41:05
With the 2012-2013 college basketball season set to begin on Friday, this could be one of the most wide-open seasons in recent memory. I don’t believe there are one or two teams loaded with all the NBA talent as in past years with Kentucky. To me
Published on 2012-11-07 14:21:14
The 2011-12 NBA season is quickly gaining momentum since the season recently tipped-off and Fathead is here to name the NBA’s all-underrated team.
These players may not be overnight sensations, but they’ll be fan favorites by season’s end. They
Published on 2012-11-06 12:31:08
The big day has come and gone. All season, we’ve been waiting for Nov. 3 to make or break the BCS title race for some of the top teams. The LSU vs Alabama and USC vs Oregon games could have created BCS chaos, but with Alabama and Oregon remaini
Published on 2012-11-05 15:16:52
Lakers off to rough start: The Los Angeles Lakers not only started the season 0-3, but lost starting point guard Steve Nash along the way. He suffered a small fracture to his fibula and will be out for at least a week according to early reports. Obvi
Published on 2012-11-02 12:49:12
The second half of the 2012 NFL season is upon us and now is the time where the cream rises to the top. With its unpredictability on a weekly basis, the NFL is full of surprises. That’s why we love the game! Fathead is here to try to nail some bold
Published on 2012-11-01 16:07:47
With college football’s BCS bowl picture just vaguely starting to take shape, speculation is already running rampant about which teams will play for the BCS National Championship. We have a long way to go before we find out, but Week 10 in coll
Published on 2012-10-31 13:49:17
We are midway through the NFL season and closing in on the trade deadline. A few teams look Super Bowl worthy, while others are looking towards 2013 already. Where does your team stand?
1 Atlanta Falcons (7-0) – Their seven wins are still more
Published on 2012-10-30 14:02:22
With the NBA regular season set to begin tomorrow, the landscape of the league has changed very little. The Lakers, who are always a threat to win the title, actually got better with the additions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. The defending world-champion Miami Heat followed suit with the additions of Ray Allen and [...]
Published on 2012-10-29 12:01:52
Today we’ll be debuting a new feature – ‘The Week in Sports.’ That’s hopefully a temporary name until we can come up with something a little more catchy (patience is required since that might be a while). Here’s a brief look at what happened in the world of sports in the past week.
Giants sweep Tigers [...]
Published on 2012-10-24 12:04:21
With the World Series set to get underway in a matter of hours, Fathead is here to breakdown the series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants and inform fans of just what to expect.
First and foremost, MLB diehards are in for a treat as two iconic teams square off for the first time [...]
Published on 2012-10-23 13:10:03
College football’s BCS championship contender field is narrowing each week. We are down to just 11 unbeaten teams (really 10 because Ohio State is not eligible this season) as we approach week eight and as that list continues to shrink, the chances of the top 1-loss teams continue to grow. Now that we’ve got a [...]
Published on 2012-10-22 14:46:26
A few seasons ago, the question would have been so ridiculous it wouldn’t have even merited a credible response. This year, however, the Yankees will need to consider the question: Should they try to trade Alex Rodriguez?
Before we even begin to answer that question, though, the fact is that Rodriguez has a no-trade clause, which [...]
Published on 2012-10-19 13:18:12
With college football’s first BCS standings being released 4 days ago, there were a few surprises near the top of the standings, along with the two teams we all expected to be there. This season, at least to this point, has been one of the most intriguing for the fan in years. 3 of the [...]
Published on 2012-10-18 16:13:17
At the beginning of each MLB season, prognosticators and experts alike make their picks as to the teams that are expected to compete for the postseason. Division winners are selected along with possible World Series contenders.
In 2012, several teams that were thought to be worthy of playoff contention have fallen far short of the mark. [...]
Published on 2012-10-17 16:40:12
The NFL season is really beginning to take shape now and parity is running rampant. Everyone has at least one win. Only Atlanta has yet to suffer defeat. Half the teams are at or within one game of .500. Here’s how I have them stacked up:
1 Atlanta Falcons (6-0) — Matty Ice does it [...]
Published on 2012-10-16 12:54:54
The Green Bay Packers started the 2012 NFL season with unfinished business. After a 15-1 2011 regular season campaign the Packers fell short of the Super Bowl. Wanting to amend things in 2012, their season didn’t start off the way they had planned.
The Packers looked sluggish; they looked out of sync and unseasoned. What exactly [...]
Published on 2012-10-15 14:14:44
When Pete Rose finished his career as baseball’s all-time hits leader, it looked to be one of those records that may stand forever. That may still be the case as some of the game’s greatest hitters have fallen well short of the mark, but there’s one man that may have an outside shot at it.
Published on 2012-10-11 11:00:26
Major League Baseball has had many surprises this year; Mike Trout’s rookie season, the Washington Nationals winning the NL East, Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown, and of course, the prolific Oakland Athletics.
Not only did the A’s shock the world and come from 13 games back to steal the AL West from the Texas Rangers on the [...]
Published on 2012-10-10 15:59:58
With the sixth week of the NFL season kicking off tomorrow, we take a look at the biggest games coming up on the schedule. Five weeks into the season, we are finally starting to understand which teams are making moves for the playoffs and which are already falling out of the hunt. These five match-ups [...]
Published on 2012-10-09 13:15:25
A lot has happened in college football the last two weeks. The number of unbeaten teams has dropped from 27 to 16. 12 teams ranked in the top 25 have lost (including nine on Saturday). Some contenders have proven to be pretenders while new contenders have emerged. Where do we stand now?
I still believe the [...]
Published on 2012-10-08 12:28:07
With the MLB season now over, last week we took a look at my predictions for the end of season awards in the American League (Read here). Now the National League is up to bat.
Most Valuable Player – Ryan Braun
A good argument could be made here for San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey, who led [...]
Published on 2012-10-05 13:41:51
The United States men’s national soccer team will continue its quest to qualify for the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP with two matches in the next 12 days. On October 12th, they will travel to North Sound, Antigua to take on an Antigua & Barbuda squad that sits last in Group A with 1 point. Four [...]
Published on 2012-10-04 13:55:25
Each NFL season is full of surprises, never disappointing fans hungry for action. Never a dull moment, the 2012 season is no different as teams and individual players’ true identities have now begun to show.
Albeit only four games in, that means there are only 12 left. The parity in the league is what fans should love [...]
Published on 2012-10-03 14:54:48
The NFL season is already a quarter of the way finished. We have a good idea of what a lot of these teams will be in 2012. Here’s where I have them so far.
1. Houston Texans (4-0) – The Texans have more wins than the rest of the AFC South combined. Nobody has really [...]
Published on 2012-10-01 13:04:13
With the MLB season ending this week, here are my thoughts on who should win awards in the American League. We’ll take a look at the National League next week.
Most Valuable Player – Miguel Cabrera
There will be plenty of support for the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout. Trout leads the league in runs and stolen [...]
Published on 2012-09-27 12:04:05
For those of you who thought we had to wait a couple more years for a college football playoff, think again. Just a month ago 122 teams were unbeaten and dreaming of a national title. Now just 27 are left with an unblemished record. Two of them will probably meet for the BCS Championship in [...]
Published on 2012-09-26 11:33:26
As the 2012 MLB season begins to wind down and the playoff picture begins to take shape, realistic expectations are realized for postseason play. MLB baseball is reaching a fever pitch heading into the post season. Once almost forgotten about because of the start of the 2012 NFL season, America’s true favorite pastime couldn’t be [...]
Published on 2012-09-25 12:59:08
LeBron James’ newest basketball sneakers (courtesy of Nike) were released last week. Unless you’re a teenager obsessed with having the latest and greatest kicks, that might not ordinarily seem like a big deal. But what was significant was the price tag. James’ sneakers will command nearly $200.00 a pair. No, they won’t automatically slide onto [...]
Published on 2012-09-24 16:05:37
This weekend is the phenomenon in golf known as the Ryder Cup. The 39th matches will be held at Medinah Country Club just outside of Chicago beginning on Friday, with the conclusion as always on Sunday with the 12 singles matches.
The Americans will be seeking to retain the Cup from the European team, who took [...]
Published on 2012-09-20 11:58:59
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is doing something special right now. He’s flirting with the Triple Crown, which in turn means he’s flirting with history.
Major League Baseball has not had a player finish a season with the highest batting average, most home runs and most RBIs since Carl Yastrzemski did it as a member [...]
Published on 2012-09-19 16:09:22
With Week 3 in the NFL starting tomorrow, I wanted to look at which teams have been the most impressive through the first 2 weeks of the NFL season. Not the best. Not NFL Power Rankings. Just a list of impressive teams.
Certain teams have started the season much better than we thought, while others have [...]
Published on 2012-09-18 12:59:14
There is only about 15 games left in the grueling 162-game MLB schedule and still more than half of the teams have a realistic shot at making the postseason. Unfortunately, the team I root for is not in that group. I won’t have to worry about making playoff plans this year, but for those of [...]
Published on 2012-09-17 12:44:31
When the ACC added Notre Dame to their conference for all sports except football last week, fans were immediately wondering if it was the right move. Ordinarily, adding a university of Notre Dame’s prestige would be a slam dunk. However, since the school refused to include its historic football program, many wondered if the invitation [...]
Published on 2012-09-14 15:40:17
This is it. This is the final event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Each year at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, the winner of the Tour Championship is crowned, and since 2007 the FedEx Cup champion, who wins 10 million dollars.
Heading into the [...]
Published on 2012-09-13 15:05:17
With the current CBA agreement set to expire on September 15th, the NHLPA and the owners are still not close to coming to an agreement. The NHLPA made the first proposal to the owners almost a month ago, and since then the negotiating between the two sides has been at a standstill.
The last time there [...]
Published on 2012-09-12 13:05:02
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is the most underrated player in the entire NFL. Entering the 2012 NFL season, Flacco consistently caught plenty of flak for being an underachiever in his brief four-year NFL career.
In actuality, he does nearly everything right. What more could an organization ask for in its franchise quarterback? The Ravens have [...]
Published on 2012-09-11 13:10:33
Welcome back to the NFL season in preview. If you missed the first half last week you can check it out here before you read part 2.
Terrell Owens announces on Twitter that he will rejoin the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League for the 2013 season.
The NFL announces that an agreement [...]
Published on 2012-09-10 11:55:20
First, it was Roger Clemens who came out of retirement to pitch in a couple of games with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters. Now, it appears to be former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal tossing his hat into the ring for a brief post-retirement stint. According to ESPN, Shaq is reportedly in discussions with the [...]
Published on 2012-09-07 11:07:14
With Week 2 of the college football season on the horizon, we look back at what we learned from a fairly predictable first week.
All the favorites won their openers in Week 1. However, some teams proved themselves while others left much to be desired. Although there were no upsets in Week 1, we were still [...]
Published on 2012-09-06 15:07:31
The 2012 MLB season is the embodiment of what fans love to see. With just about a month left in the regular season there are some surprises in the standings.
As of September 6, both the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics are the Wild Card leaders in the American League. How could this be? Both [...]
Published on 2012-09-05 12:05:30
The New York Giants begin their title defense tonight when they kickoff the 2012 NFL season against the Dallas Cowboys. That means its time look in my crystal ball and see what the future holds.
1 p.m.: The New York Jets win the toss and choose to kickoff to the Buffalo Bills.
1:07 p.m.: Mark Sanchez [...]
Published on 2012-09-04 14:18:20
Dwyane Wade had some interesting comments about Lebron James and Michael Jordan recently in the wake of the Miami Heat winning their first title with James on board. Speaking at a recent charity event, he essentially said he’s unsure if his Heat teammate can ever top the NBA Hall of Famer even though he conceivably [...]
Published on 2012-08-31 11:13:52
The 2012 NFL season is now just a few short days away as fans breath a massive collective sigh of relief as the long wait is almost over.
Everyone knows that the stars of the league like Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson, Rob Gronkowski and LeSean McCoy will dazzle week in and week out, but it’s these [...]
Published on 2012-08-29 15:07:05
The NFC is the definition of parity. Since the 2001-2002 season, 13 teams have made an NFC Championship Game appearance. Eight teams have played in the last four. Only the Cowboys, Redskins and Lions haven’t been there in this century. Will an NFC team reach the game for the first time in this millennium this [...]
Published on 2012-08-28 12:41:08
The 2012 NFL season is set to kick off in just a few short weeks and this season promises to be nothing less than fantastic.
While every team has their own storylines to follow, a few stick out and will shape the NFL landscape in 2012.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the upcoming headlines [...]
Published on 2012-08-27 13:11:34
When we last saw iconic hurler Roger Clemens, he was donning a New York Yankees hat and struggling a bit with a 6-6 record and an ERA just over 4.00. These days, you could have worse seasons as a pitcher, but considering the Rocket’s previous three years in Houston (38-18 with an ERA under 2.50 and [...]
Published on 2012-08-24 13:51:33
3 wins and 6 top-10s would be a career year for any other PGA golfer. Not Tiger Woods. Some of Tiger’s putting struggles may be a result of Tiger revamping his swing, however, I believe it has everything to do with the putter itself.
It has now been 2 years since Tiger first started experimenting with [...]
Published on 2012-08-23 13:54:00
One year ago, I went three-for-four picking NFL division champs and my Super Bowl team was a last-second missed field goal away from sending the AFC Championship game to overtime. What will happen this season? Only time and reading the rest of this article will tell.
Is it just me or does it feel [...]
Published on 2012-08-22 12:45:36
Chicago Bears’ fans got their first taste of their re-tooled roster recently in preseason Week 2 against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.
Quite simply, the Bears first-string offense looks phenomenal.
Everybody knew heading into the offseason that the Chicago Bears were at a make-or-break point as far as their offense was concerned. Behind running back [...]
Published on 2012-08-21 14:54:05
When the Washington Nationals announced a plan early this season to shut down prized pitcher Stephen Strasburg once he reached a strict innings count, there was little pushback from fans. The move appeared to be a sensible one and they were only protecting what has become the best young pitcher in all of baseball.
Now that [...]
Published on 2012-08-16 16:58:08
With NFL Fantasy Football drafts right around the corner, we will take a look at the top 5 players at each position. Depending on what type of league you are in, theses evaluations will vary, but the general ranking will be similar. Our last rankings focused on running backs. Today, we will look at wide receivers [...]
Published on 2012-08-15 15:02:18
With NFL Fantasy Football drafts right around the corner, we will take a look at the top 5 players at each position. Depending on what type of league you are in, theses evaluations will vary, but the general ranking will be similar. Our last rankings focused on quarterbacks. This week, we will look at the running [...]
Published on 2012-08-14 13:58:22
We are just a few short days away from the 25 anniversary of the “biggest party of the summer” – WWE’s Summerslam. What better way to get ready for the big night than to take a look back at some of the great moments in Summerslam history. Here are my 25 favorites:
The Honky Tonk Man’s [...]
Published on 2012-08-13 11:42:36
Last month, it was Steve Nash. Last week, Dwight Howard.
The Los Angeles Lakers weren’t satisfied with only the addition of Nash and last week, traded for Orlando Magic star, Dwight Howard. As part of the deal, the Lakers dealt away its most talented young player, center Andrew Bynum.
On the surface, the Lakers have the look [...]
Published on 2012-08-09 15:46:56
With the beginning of the regular season just two months away, the NHL offseason has brought some surprises, some heartbreak, and some confidence. There were many teams that have been quiet including the Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, and the St. Louis Blues because they felt the core of their team was strong [...]
Published on 2012-08-08 09:45:11
Are you serious about your Fantasy Football league or want to regain some respect after a disappointing season last year? Fathead will be hosting a Google+ Hangout live from Fantasy Football Fest on August 18th from 1-3 pm ET. During the Hangout we will have Fantasy Football experts joining us to answer your questions and [...]
Published on 2012-08-07 15:55:14
After years of waiting, hoping, and even begging, we will finally have a college football playoff. But not this year. First we have to wait some more. When the playoff system takes effect starting in 2014, teams won’t necessarily be knocked out of the conversation with one loss. But this year – if you want [...]
Published on 2012-08-06 13:07:26
The 2012-13 NBA schedule was released recently and, as always, there are plenty of interesting matchups on the slate. Last week, we took a look at some of the intriguing matchups from the first half of the season. This week, we’re back with some of the highlights from the second half after the All-Star break.
Published on 2012-08-03 13:53:26
With the PGA Championship a week away, I’m going with old method that “the cream will rise to the top”. This year’s tournament is going to be held at a course that has never hosted a major championship, and hasn’t hosted an official event since the World Cup Of Golf in 2003, in Kiawah Island’s [...]
Published on 2012-08-02 12:15:53
It’s now August and the MLB trade deadline has past, meaning that the playoffs will be here before we know it. There was much speculation that the trade deadline would be relatively quiet compared to years past because of the new playoff format that Major League Baseball has adopted this season. This year, two wild [...]
Published on 2012-08-01 12:01:53
This is a guest post submitted by Chris Ludwig. Chris played a wide variety of sports growing up and now passionately follows everything sports, especially Detroit sports. He works with Phoenix Bats, a company that creates world-class wood bats for amateur and professional ball players around the world. Chris enjoys writing on different sports topics [...]
Published on 2012-07-31 14:25:29
We are officially less than a month away from kickoff of the 2012 college football season. Can’t wait! (Thank you Bart Scott) College football always provides the most entertaining regular season of the major sports in America. We don’t know which games are going to mean the most or be the best, but here are [...]
Published on 2012-07-30 14:59:54
The 2012-13 NBA schedule was released last week and, as always, there are plenty of interesting matchups on the slate. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the first half of the season. Next week, we’ll take a look at important matchups after the All-Star break.
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat (October 30th) – [...]
Published on 2012-07-27 15:28:10
When the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team began play in the 2012 Summer Olympics, it was actually on the field before the opening ceremony. The soccer tournaments begin early in the Olympics so they can play a full tournament.
Coming in to these Olympics as the favorite to win the gold, the women’s national team began with [...]
Published on 2012-07-26 15:43:52
With NFL Fantasy Football drafts right around the corner, we will take a look at the top 5 players at each position. Depending on what type of league you are in, theses evaluations will vary, but the general ranking will be similar. Our first installment will focus on the quarterbacks. Having a Top 5 quarterback [...]
Published on 2012-07-25 14:43:13
NFL fans, the best time of the year is finally here—the 2012 NFL season kicks off with training camps this week. While it may not seem too exciting just yet, it means that the season is a quick five weeks away. Fans get to see their favorite franchise launch their newest campaign this week when [...]
Published on 2012-07-24 14:56:14
It’s hard to believe four years have passed since we saw Michael Phelps win eight gold medals and 16-year-old Shawn Johnson became America’s sweetheart. We are just a couple days away from the Olympic opening ceremonies in London. In the next few weeks, we will watch events we haven’t seen in four years and very [...]
Published on 2012-07-23 14:01:22
This week, we’ve got a special treat as legendary WWE wrestling announcer Jim Ross participated in a Q&A session with me. Ross is, quite simply, the best in the business. Below are his thoughts on plenty of topics including the grind of professional wrestling, the downfall of the WCW, and Oklahoma football. Be sure to [...]
Published on 2012-07-20 14:51:31
The Detroit Red Wings and defensemen Kyle Quicey agreed to a new two-year, $7.55 million contract on Wednesday.
This move by the Wings was essential. After Nick Lidstrom retired and Brad Stuart took a pay cut to move closer to home in San Jose, the Wings’ talk on defense was mostly about breeding the younger players [...]
Published on 2012-07-18 09:58:49
Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates is having a season for the ages. Because of his accomplishments on the field this year,I believe the 25-year-old center fielder will be named NL MVP at season’s end.
Now in his fourth major league season, McCutchen is set to take home the game’s biggest individual prize, along with a [...]
Published on 2012-07-17 14:27:06
Once again, it’s PGA major championship time. This week is the British Open which means die-hard golf fans will have to get up in the middle of the night if they want to watch the action live. I’m already tired just thinking about it. In case I forget to set my alarm or just keep [...]
Published on 2012-07-16 11:26:01
Sanity was restored when Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints reached an agreement on a five-year, $100 million contract this weekend. The entire contract is one of the richest in league history and the $20 million per year is an NFL record. According to ESPN, $60 million of the deal is reported to be [...]
Published on 2012-07-13 15:14:11
The PGA TOUR announced Tuesday that they will begin using a new qualification process starting in 2013. The most significant change to this process is that there will no longer be a 6-day 108 hole qualifying tournament formerly know as Q-School held to determine which players receive full and conditional status on the tour.
This change [...]
Published on 2012-07-11 11:07:19
It’s that time again; the 2012 London Olympics are set to begin on July 27. The special event will showcase the globes finest athletes of all varieties. There’s something about the Olympics that is simply captivating. It’s as if the world pauses for two weeks to focus on unity while witnessing the fastest, strongest and [...]
Published on 2012-07-10 13:26:34
Good news baseball fans…now that we’ve reached the MLB All-Star break, baseball business is about to pick up. Every team has at least 75 games to play (more than the NBA season that just finished) and with the expanded playoffs beginning this year, we will see a lot more meaningful games in the last few [...]
Published on 2012-07-09 10:21:05
Last week, the first blockbuster of the NBA’s offseason was announced as the Phoenix Suns declared their intention to deal star point guard Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers. Detractors of the deal from the Lakers’ standpoint will be fast to point out that, at 38, Nash is no longer the player he once [...]
Published on 2012-07-06 13:14:13
Coming into this offseason, the Detroit Red Wings were all smiles with enough cap room to make some significant changes. However, with both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signing with Minnesota, the Wings were left with more difficult decisions than the franchise anticipated.
The team needs haven’t changed even with the additions made in the past [...]
Published on 2012-07-05 16:09:17
What is better than watching the best long-ball hitters in the MLB slug it out during the All-Star break? How about winning a $300 Fathead gift card and hanging out with other sports fans in the process! We are hosting an on-air Google+ Hangout during the Home Run Derby on Monday, July 9th at 8 [...]
Published on 2012-07-03 15:01:58
The New Orleans Hornets just became championship contenders in 2016. The Houston Rockets crashed and burned in their attempt to trade for Dwight Howard. The Brooklyn Nets screwed up big-time when they traded their pick for Gerald Wallace, who is about to leave as a free agent. At least that’s what all the analysts were [...]
Published on 2012-07-02 11:55:07
The NBA Draft was held on Thursday and it was a fairly standard affair. That said, there were a few surprises from the evening that were notable.
Lack of Star Trades – With big names out there on the trading block, it almost seemed expected that an All-Star would be dealt. But Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, [...]
Published on 2012-06-29 16:14:27
With the top 3 players in the world either resting or playing overseas, the highest ranked golfer in this year’s field at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland is Tiger Woods, who is ranked 4th in the world. The next highest is American Hunter Mahan at 10th in the world.
That being said, we won’t have [...]
Published on 2012-06-28 12:42:04
College football took a step in the right direction on June 26, 2012 when it was announced that the coveted game will finally have a much anticipated playoff.
Beginning in 2014, a four team playoff system will begin. A committee of university presidents came upon the decision and in doing so put an expiration date on [...]
Published on 2012-06-27 11:56:28
The NBA draft is just a couple days away and the trade rumors are swirling. Will Charlotte move back? Who wants to move up? Will any big names like Dwight Howard or Pau Gasol be moved? We have to wait until Thursday night to get our answers. Until then, here are a few teams I [...]
Published on 2012-06-26 14:56:26
The NBA doled out its regular season awards earlier this year. But with the postseason recently concluded, here’s a look at some awards I’d hand out based solely on the playoffs.
Most Valuable Player: Lebron James
After a few disappointing postseasons, James finally put it all together and grabbed his first ring. Make no mistake about it [...]
Published on 2012-06-22 13:54:37
Under the guidance of new head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team began qualifying for the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP on June 8 with a 3-1 victory over Antigua & Barbuda, and a 1-1 draw with Guatemala on June 12.
Klinsmann, who was born in the little town of Gingen, Germany, was hired [...]
Published on 2012-06-21 16:54:56
With back-to-back 1-4 predictions, I am starting to lose faith in my UFC predicting abilities. I am now 13-22 and the writing may be on the wall that UFC predictions aren’t my strong suit. I will press on with this post and while I don’t like making this stipulation on a card that isn’t PPV, [...]
Published on 2012-06-20 12:17:22
Major League Baseball has a new star in Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The 20-year-old phenomenon has been thriving since being called up to the big leagues on April 28 of this season.
In 190 at-bats in 2012, he’s batting a remarkable .337 with six homers, 27 RBI, 40 runs scored and [...]
Published on 2012-06-19 16:49:19
Oklahoma City and Miami are battling it out in the NBA Finals. Meanwhile, the rest of the league has its attention on next weeks draft. For those of you who won’t be able to watch the draft and want to know what will go down, keep reading. For the rest of you its *SPOILER ALERT* [...]
Published on 2012-06-18 12:25:26
As recently as two years ago, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Chad Ochocinco were three of the most dangerous receivers in the NFL. Each was a few years past his respective prime, but still able to contribute heavily. The trio combined for more than 2,200 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2010, and the group was [...]
Published on 2012-06-14 15:56:50
It is only mid-June, yet we already have five no-hitters this MLB season, 2 of which are perfect games. We have had some from usual suspects (Jered Weaver) and from unlikely places (Seattle). So before another one is thrown (R.A. Dickey may have his approved by the time I finish this article) let’s rank which [...]
Published on 2012-06-13 16:14:46
NFL teams are starting to get back in the swing of mandatory mini-camps and practices, bringing joy to their fans at the sign of football season nearing. At the same time, some fan bases are worried about key players missing camp and when, or more importantly if, they will return. Here are five players making [...]
Published on 2012-06-12 14:59:46
The field for the national championship has been narrowed down from hundreds in qualifying to some 150 players. If you are like me you don’t have time to follow them all, so here are the players I’m going to be following when the U.S. Open begins on Thursday:
Stricker is one of the best putters [...]
Published on 2012-06-11 16:40:22
At one point, it appeared as if we were destined for a matchup of two veteran teams in the NBA Finals. Heading into the Western Conference finals, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs were not only rolling through the playoffs, but were undefeated. And after winning the first two games against the Oklahoma City [...]
Published on 2012-06-08 14:52:55
With news coming out yesterday that Chad Ochocinco was released by the New England Patriots, speculation has started on where the wide receiver could end up next year. It has been a rough year for wide receivers in the NFL. Terrell Owens has been unable to land with a team, Hines Ward retired maybe a [...]
Published on 2012-06-07 15:40:45
My wires must have been crossed last week. I said I needed my UFC 146 picks to be 4-1 last week to get to .500 in my predictions. However, I went 1-4 and am now a lowly 12-18. Maybe I was getting too cocky with the previous winning streak I went on. have had a bad record before, [...]
Published on 2012-06-06 13:53:06
The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012 feature New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, who single-handedly owns every major record for a goalie in NHL history.
Now that the Devils are down 3-0 to the Los Angeles Kings, hockey fans are left to ponder whether or not Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals will be his [...]
Published on 2012-06-05 15:44:55
It is hard to believe, but the MLB season is already one-third of the way over. Nobody has locked up a playoff spot yet, but several teams have dug themselves such a big hole that they probably can’t climb out of it. Therefore, its time to eliminate a third of the teams. Who are the 10 [...]
Published on 2012-06-04 14:15:43
It would have been the perfect ending. Phil Jackson was supposed to guide the Los Angeles Lakers to another three-peat and with that, would have ridden off into the sunset with a tidy 12 World Championships – all of the back-to-back-to-back variety. Things didn’t exactly work out as the Dallas Mavericks went on to win [...]
Published on 2012-06-01 13:05:31
If you would have told me on Opening Day that on June 1st the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles would be leading their divisions, I would have laughed at you and likely offered you a sizable bet to the contrary. Luckily for me, nobody around me thought that possible. Yet that is exactly where the [...]
Published on 2012-05-31 10:08:29
The San Antonio Spurs have been nothing short of an NBA dynasty over the past 13 years. Four titles with a fifth on the way is proof of that. Heading into the 2011-12 NBA season, fans knew the Spurs were good, but thought of them as “over the hill”. After all, their last title was [...]
Published on 2012-05-30 13:53:49
With news a few weeks back that the Big 12 and SEC were planning a major bowl game tie-in similar to the Big Ten and Pac 12 Rose Bowl, all sorts of guns were jumped in relegating the ACC to the Big East’s status. And when rumors floated that Florida State and/or Miami and Clemson [...]
Published on 2012-05-29 15:15:59
There are currently 22 players listed on the roster of finalists to represent the United States this summer in London. Only 12 will make the final roster. Some are locks. Some can be eliminated from consideration.
Coach K and I have never seen eye to eye. He continues to root for Duke to win and I [...]
Published on 2012-05-25 09:26:48
My confidence grows and grows making UFC predictions after another winning card (3-2) brings my overall record to 11-14. I have to keep the momentum going with UFC 146 this Saturday. A 4-1 card could finally get me to .500, but I’m shooting for my first perfect card. With that in mind, here are my [...]
Published on 2012-05-24 11:35:30
The Los Angeles Kings have shaken-up the sports world with their meteoric rise in the NHL playoffs all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Kings squeaked into the playoffs and look to become the first ever No. 8 seed to win the holy grail of hockey. While the Kings have been led in the [...]
Published on 2012-05-22 15:08:34
No. 1 Los Angeles Dodgers (29-13)
They haven’t missed a beat (6-2) since Matt Kemp went on the disabled list.
No. 2 Baltimore Orioles (27-16)
The American League East standings continue to look like they are upside down. Orioles look like they are in for the long haul.
No. 3 Atlanta Braves [..]
Published on 2012-05-21 17:18:46
On a night when 13 NBA franchises find out where they will draft in the 2012 NBA Draft, Fathead will give you the opportunity to find your place in our “Draft”, where you can pick from our prize pool later in our Google+ Hangout.
During our NBA Draft Lottery Hangout, we will watch as each NBA [...]
Published on 2012-05-21 13:28:21
With the abrupt retirement last week of Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Kerry Wood, baseball lost one of the great flamethrowers of his era.
Wood’s career didn’t turn out exactly as he probably thought it would, though. As a rookie in 1998, he burst onto the scene after recording 20 strikeouts in a game against the Houston Astros, [...]
Published on 2012-05-18 09:57:20
Word broke yesterday that Ed Reed is not certain whether he will return to the Baltimore Ravens for the 2012 NFL season. The Ravens have already lost Terrell Suggs for at least part of the 2012 season, can they afford to lose Reed as well?
The future Hall of Fame safety is 33 years old and [...]
Published on 2012-05-17 11:26:18
By now I am sure you know about Pinterest, you may even know that Fathead is on Pinterest, at least I hope you do. What you may not know is that you can now win a Fathead simply by re-pinning our pins!
How you ask? Simple. Just go to our Fathead Pinterest page and re-pin your [...]
Published on 2012-05-16 15:37:01
Coming into the 2012 MLB season, the Texas Rangers came up on the short end of back-to-back trips to the World Series. As the cliché goes, the third time is the charm and the Rangers sure do look like they’re planning on making it a reality.
Given, it’s only six weeks into the MLB season, but [...]
Published on 2012-05-15 13:34:04
The first round of the NBA playoffs became survival of the fittest with player after player going down with an injury. The list looks like an all-star roster. The Bulls, Hawks, Magic and even Knicks could all blame injuries for their first round exits. As the conference semi-finals get underway, the playoff picture is much [...]
Published on 2012-05-14 10:52:46
Who doesn’t love a night at the ballpark? Even if baseball doesn’t happen to be your favorite sport, attending a live game is still a good time. So when Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals came to town to play the Pittsburgh Pirates, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the evening. And [...]
Published on 2012-05-10 16:26:40
Lost in all of the hype and debate about which NFL prospect is the next Joe Montana or Jerry Rice, is which prospects could become Pro-Bowlers on the interior of the offensive line (or at least Pro Bowl caliber, if there is no Pro Bowl). This year’s Draft showed how lightly NFL teams value interior [...]
Published on 2012-05-08 16:00:35
At 41, Phil Mickelson was one of five inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday. He’s earned it.
Not only because of his four major championships, 40 PGA Tour wins, or the $66 million career earnings. He’s earned it with the way he plays the game and all of the fascinating moments he [...]
Published on 2012-05-07 13:38:37
Despite assembling a trio of some of the league’s biggest stars last year, the Miami Heat were unable to win the NBA championship, falling to the Dallas Mavericks. They received a bit of a pass since it was their first season together, but that won’t be the case if Miami fails to bring home the [...]
Published on 2012-05-04 13:33:12
NHL Playoffs. NBA Playoffs. The Kentucky Derby. NASCAR at Talladega. UFC on Fox. This weekend is packed with amazing sporting events, so amazing that some of the events above didn’t even make this week’s viewing schedule. With a weekend as action packed as this one, I thought I would break down the must-see events this [...]
Published on 2012-05-03 11:54:51
Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was anointed MLB’s next phenom when he left high school to play college baseball at the age of 16. At 17, he proved that was a worthy decision when he batted .443 with 31 homers and 98 RBI as a freshman at the College of Southern Nevada. His numbers [...]
Published on 2012-05-02 16:19:25
After starting out with a miserable record in picking UFC fights, I went 4-1 in my last picks and am 8-12 to date. That means I can get my record above .500 for the first time since I started writing UFC predictions with a perfect card this time. So with UFC on Fox happening this [...]
Published on 2012-05-01 12:30:12
The NFL Draft is over so now its time for everyone to prematurely judge which teams did well and which teams blew it. That sounds like a lot of work.They say it takes three years to properly evaluate a draft, so I’ll take the easy route and look back at the 2009 NFL Draft for my [...]
Published on 2012-04-30 11:32:09
With this year’s NFL Draft concluded, there were, as always, plenty of surprises. Here were some of the big ones from last week’s mega event.
Browns Trade up to grab Trent Richardson: Few would argue that Richardson is a top talent in this year’s draft. He was projected by most as the top running back, so [...]
Published on 2012-04-27 15:48:24
Maybe you’re new to NASCAR and could use an introduction?
Maybe you’re a superfan and you want to help your uninformed friends/family members/random people on the street realize the awesomeness of stock car racing?
Maybe you like beautifully-designed artwork that is not only pleasing to the eyes but chock full of neat info?
No matter who you are, this [...]
Published on 2012-04-26 12:59:20
NFL Mock Drafts are never accurate, but they are incredibly fun to make and tear apart after 10 picks. Here is my mock draft attempt:
1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
The pick is already in. The Colts will rebuild around their new franchise QB.
2. Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Mike Shanahan hopes [...]
Published on 2012-04-25 10:00:41
The 2012 NFL draft is now just hours away, and a handful of teams are set to hit the jackpot this season.
Some of the teams that will have success in this year’s draft had a lackluster 2011 campaign but hit a home run in free agency to set themselves up nicely for the April 26 draft. Others [...]
Published on 2012-04-24 13:50:46
With only three days left in the NBA’s regular season, most of the playoff matchups are set but there are still plenty of interesting storylines to keep our eyes on. Here’s what I will be watching for.
Worst team ever?
Could the greatest player of all time also be part of the worst team of all time? [...]
Published on 2012-04-23 12:38:57
The NFL schedule release has become a national event with more hype growing for it every year. The schedule always features some big time games and this year was no exception. Here are ten matchups you won’t want to miss.
Indianapolis at Washington (August 25): August? That’s right, this is a preseason game. But it could [...]
Published on 2012-04-20 11:00:53
Last week, I got back in the saddle on my UFC picks and can report I had my BEST DAY EVER! Now, that may only have been a 2-3 result, but that is double the amount of correct answers in any of my previous reports. Being as that wasn’t even a PPV event, I feel good [...]
Published on 2012-04-19 10:35:57
The NFL Draft is more than just a regular sporting event. It is a date deserving of a Holiday. A day where every NFL team and fan gets the greatest gift of all: Hope.
Regardless of if you are a fan of the New York Giants coming off of a Super Bowl victory, or an Indianapolis [...]
Published on 2012-04-18 14:39:32
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is set to have an explosive season in 2012. The 27-year-old propelled his career into the stratosphere by batting .324 with 39 homers and 126 RBI in 2011.
His numbers last season were good enough to finish No. 2 in NL MVP voting behind Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. [...]
Published on 2012-04-17 16:05:49
The NFL Draft is getting close and it seems like everyone is doing a mock draft these days. Why not me? It’s not like it would be the first time I went 4-for-32. Here’s my shot in the dark.
1. Indianapolis Colts — Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Everyone’s had Luck in this spot for two years. The [...]
Published on 2012-04-16 12:53:35
After a third consecutive disappointing season at Florida International University, Isiah Thomas was fired from his job as head coach of the men’s basketball program last week. For Thomas, it was yet another subpar bullet on his non-playing resume.
Thomas was brought in after many consecutive losing seasons and was never able to turn it around [...]
Published on 2012-04-13 14:50:22
Regardless of my 2-8 record picking UFC fights, I refuse to give up on my goal of havinga successful UFC predictions blog post. So after a month off, I am back to tackle yet another UFC card. You may be thinking I waited for a card where I was more familiar with the fighters to give [...]
Published on 2012-04-12 10:39:11
The NHL playoffs begin tonight, considered by many to be the best playoff atmosphere of any sport. Each first round series has a compelling storyline and even the 8th seeds have a shot at advancing. So who will win each series? That is exactly what I will tell you in the following predictions. After breakind [...]
Published on 2012-04-11 17:00:32
The NHL playoffs begin tonight, considered by many to be the best playoff atmosphere of any sport. Each first round series has a compelling storyline and even the 8th seeds have a shot at advancing. So who will win each series? That is exactly what I will tell you in the following predictions. We start [...]
Published on 2012-04-10 15:18:52
A lot of things need to go right for you to win a major championship. And, of course, it helps when things go wrong for the other players in the field. Sometimes you just have to survive the pitfalls of a pressure-packed week to give yourself a chance at the end. That is just what [...]
Published on 2012-04-09 11:36:47
As ESPN’s resident bracketologist, Joe Lunardi has become a household name every year when March Madness rolls around. With the tournament having recently ended, Joe had some time to answer our questions about the NCAAs. Be sure to check out Joe’s page over at ESPN for his tournament updates and projections throughout the year. His [...]
Published on 2012-04-06 15:01:49
It has been a while since I wrote a weekend sports schedule, but with the NHL and NBA heading into the homestretch before the playoffs, the MLB season getting under way and The Masters going on this weekend, it may be hard to prioritize which games are “must-see”. Have no fear, I have looked over all [...]
Published on 2012-04-05 13:03:38
2012 MLB Opening Day is finally here and baseball junkies can rest at ease. The beginning of a new baseball season is always a time where fans can turn a new page, reset their internal clocks, and go outside and enjoy America’s game.
It’s a breath of fresh air after a dreary winter, a time where things [...]
Published on 2012-04-03 15:52:40
This Sunday I will be teaching my son that you are supposed to collect the Easter eggs and put them in your basket, not pick them up and throw them. Meanwhile, at Augusta, someone will be winning one of golf’s highest honors, a green jacket. Who it will be is anyone’s guess, but there are a few guys we [...]
Published on 2012-04-02 10:56:33
In only a few short years, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has become a lightning rod for attention. Recently, Tebow was traded from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets. With the signing of Peyton Manning, it wasn’t a surprise that he was dealt. But the Jets’ willingness to step up to make a move [...]
Published on 2012-03-30 08:51:13
Opening Day for the 2012 MLB season is April 5 and this season promises to be one for the ages. While there are many teams that are expected to win, there are a few that are currently flying under the radar. Although merely forgotten about at the moment, these teams will be known and feared [...]
Published on 2012-03-28 15:09:56
Last week, after a terrible start, my Elite Eight picks ended up 5-3. I didn’t have time to write an article predicting who would advance to the Final Four, but I am back to predict the Final Four winners and project the NCAA National Champion. The NCAA Tournament is lacking a major Cinderella, but it [...]
Published on 2012-03-27 13:13:25
My league had our MLB fantasy baseball draft recently. As always, I got some of the guys I wanted and missed out on a few as well. But since my draft has come and gone I don’t have to worry about the other guys in my league knowing who I want on my team. Therefore, I will give you [...]
Published on 2012-03-26 09:13:34
With the announcement that Chipper Jones will retire from Major League Baseball after the season, the Braves’ third baseman will wrap up an excellent career after this summer. Jones has not only been a pillar for the franchise, but one of baseball’s best players over the past 20 years. The question is sure to be there [...]
Published on 2012-03-23 15:23:41
Last night’s NCAA Tournament games went terribly wrong for both my picks and my bracket. I went 1-3 with my picks last night, so of course I have to try and regain some dignity with a better showing in this version. I went heavy on the Big Ten yesterday, and the pain they put me [...]
Published on 2012-03-22 14:05:16
The NCAA Tournament is back underway tonight and we will find out the first 4 teams going to the Elite 8. These games have your expected #1 seeds in Syracuse and Michigan State as well as #6 Cincinnati and #7 Florida making it further than I suspect most people had them going in their bracket. In [...]
Published on 2012-03-21 12:55:24
The 2011-12 NHL regular season is nearing an end, which means that the best part of the season is just beginning—the playoffs. While hockey fans know that the NHL playoffs bring an unmatched intensity from every team, just who those teams will be is the question at the moment.
With 10 games to go for most [...]
Published on 2012-03-13 14:22:19
If this isn’t the best time of the year for a sports fan, it’s pretty darn close. This week is the beginning of free agency in the NFL and the trade deadline in the NBA. The MLB season is about to begin and the golf season is ramping up with the Masters right around the corner. [...]
Published on 2012-03-12 11:24:59
With the NBA’s trade deadline coming up this week, a number of teams will have their eye on some heavily coveted players. Who knows what this year’s deadline will hold, but here are some key players that could be wearing different uniforms come next week.
Dwight Howard – The Dwight Howard fiasco has been one that’s [...]
Published on 2012-03-09 14:17:05
Yes, we all know that Peyton Manning holds the keys to the NFL offseason. Mario Williams will be coveted? No kidding. With all of the press the top 5 free agents of 2012 receive (and deservedly so) there are many other quality free agents getting little to no attention. Well not anymore! I give you the [...]
Published on 2012-03-08 10:37:29
With the Big Ten Tournament kicking off today, I thought it would be fun to make my predictions for who will come out on top. A three-way tie for the regular season crown, the Big Ten tournament might be the most unpredictable of all the conference tournaments this year. Keeping that in mind, as well [...]
Published on 2012-03-07 14:10:40
On March 11 the field will be announced for the greatest tournament known to mankind. 68 colleges and universities get to do-si-do as the Big Dance kicks-off on the road to the Final Four in New Orleans. For nearly a month, the passion of college athletics will be so thick one couldn’t slice it with [...]
Published on 2012-03-06 12:32:42
Drew Brees broke Dan Marino’s passing record, Tim Tebow stole all the headlines, and Eli Manning won another Super Bowl. However, it’s Peyton Manning that is about to change the entire landscape of the NFL. Probably.
We should find out any day now whether Manning is going to retire (very unlikely), stay with the Colts (unlikely), or [...]
Published on 2012-03-05 11:24:01
As a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, one of the great privileges I have is voting for the organization’s All-American college basketball team. Below were my selections for the 2011-12 season.
Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) – The Tarheels have any number of players that could be considered for All-American status, but my nod goes [...]
Published on 2012-02-29 11:20:23
Heading into the 2011-12 NHL season, the Pittsburgh Penguins had a few looming questions. Mainly, what was the future of their franchise with injuries to stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin?
Within a three week span in January 2011, Crosby fell to a concussion and Malkin suffered a devastating knee injury. For a team that’s expected [...]
Published on 2012-02-28 14:19:33
The NBA trade deadline is two weeks away. The trade deadline in your fantasy league is probably even closer. Now is the time to look over your roster and make the deal that will get you into the playoffs. Fortunately for me, I am leading my league, so I am just looking at what will [...]
Published on 2012-02-27 10:17:06
Speculating on how a current player might finish his career is always tricky. Unless we’re talking about Cal Ripken, injuries almost always play at least a small role. And with age comes decline – just ask NFL running backs. But in looking over Albert Pujols’ mind-boggling career numbers to date, imagining where he might end [...]
Published on 2012-02-24 13:27:10
The NBA gave us some great games last week. The Clippers and Spurs went to OT, and the Knicks made a big 4th quarter comeback against the Mavs. The NBA has All-Star Weekend going on, but it will have plenty of company with the Daytona 500 and the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend. We think [...]
Published on 2012-02-23 12:27:05
Almost two months ago, I broke down UFC 141 on this blog. I said that I knew very little about UFC, and I backed it up with my picks, going 1-4. I refuse to let that record stand, so I am back again, no smarter than the last time I made these picks, but with the same confidence [...]
Published on 2012-02-22 09:05:25
The NBA’s future is bright because of a handful of young stars that stuff the stat sheets on a nightly basis. It’s hard to believe but each player on this list is under the age of 25.
Whether it’s dishing the rock, banging the boards or shooting the lights out, these players consistently leave crowds in [...]
Published on 2012-02-21 15:25:30
The NBA trade deadline is less than a month away. Everybody is going to be on the phone looking for the deal that will bring in a superstar, set the franchise up for future success or add the last piece of a championship puzzle. The rumors are already flying. Here’s the trades I would like [...]
Published on 2012-02-20 09:09:22
How good is Jeremy Lin? It’s safe to say that we don’t know yet and here’s the thing – we probably won’t for a while.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Lin, in his second NBA season, is taking the league by storm. As a little-used guard with the Golden State Warriors, he signed [...]
Published on 2012-02-17 11:37:35
Sports fans are in for a smorgasbord of action in the upcoming month. Whatever your sporting fancy may be, there will be plenty to speculate, watch and love. The next month will be stuffed with non-stop rumors of trades, free agent signings and March Madness bracketology.
Fans should cancel their plans, hunker down and plan on [...]
Published on 2012-02-16 17:22:29
We like to make sure you keep track of all the relevant games nationwide. In order to ensure that you can watch all the big games, we have created your weekend viewing guide so that whenever you have some down time, you know which game you should be watching. Here is how we envision your [...]
Published on 2012-02-14 16:53:14
The shortened NBA season is nearing its midpoint and shaping up as one of the most “on any given night” seasons I can remember, largely because of the jam-packed schedule. Here’s how I see the teams stacking up so far.
1. Chicago Bulls (23-7) – The Bulls are on top of the East, even with Derrick Rose [...]
Published on 2012-02-13 11:55:04
When then New Orleans Saints coach Mike Ditka traded his entire slate of draft picks in 1999 to move up to acquire Ricky Williams, he was highly criticized. Williams had come off of an amazing career with the Texas Longhorns, but gambling an entire draft on a single player was a monumental risk – so [...]
Published on 2012-02-10 12:25:56
If you followed our schedule last week, you got to see some amazing games last weekend. On Friday, Florida held on to a 2-1 lead to edge the Jets. Saturday, our Mid-Major game came through HUGE, with Northern Iowa hitting a buzzer beater to upset #12 Creighton. Plus, we were the only blog that let [...]
Published on 2011-07-05 09:12:00
When former NHL star Jaromir Jagr announced he was open to returning to the league, it was one of the few hockey stories that could cause a stir during the summer. Usually during this time, sports fans are discussing the MLB All-Star game, the NBA Dr
Published on 2011-07-01 09:40:15
The Boston Bruins once again dominated the weekly top Fathead sellers list. In contrast, NFL and NBA products have been pushed even further down this week, which we can probably blame on the lockouts. I’m trying to be optimistic about it, but I
Published on 2011-06-29 09:17:21
NBA Playoffs are over. The draft has been completed. What now? Free agency!
The looming collective bargaining agreement, set to expire June 30, is more than likely going to hinder the beginning of the free agency period. Hopefully the owners and play
Published on 2011-06-28 14:11:03
In the movie Men In Black, Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith work for a top-secret agency that polices, monitors, and directs alien activity on Earth. They use pocket-sized devices called “Neuralyzers” to erase the memories of witnesses to a
Published on 2011-06-27 09:20:16
This past week’s NBA Draft wasn’t very star-studded according to most experts. Unlike the 1996 Draft, which was one of the best in recent memory producing future Hall of Famers such as Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Ray Allen, and Allen Iverson, this y
Published on 2011-06-24 09:02:50
If you thought Bruins fans were done celebrating, you thought wrong. Bruins Fatheads have dominated our weekly top ten seller list once again with the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions Logo in first place and Tim Thomas in 3rd and 4th place.
Published on 2011-06-22 09:20:05
Since Joe already beat me to the mock NBA draft, I’ll take a look at story lines to watch and potential trades that may go down this Thursday. Around this time each year, the rumor mill begins churning full throttle as the draft becomes near and fr
Published on 2011-06-21 13:52:48
Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke
Ever since the Cavs won the draft lottery, the talk has been either Irving or Derrick Williams with the first pick. It has been reported that Cleveland has decided on Irving.
Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona
Published on 2011-06-20 08:57:06
It wasn’t always this way. If you could somehow wind back that old, creaky grandfather clock in the hallway about a decade, you could see that. Ten years ago, the Internet was a fairly new invention (just whose invention is up for debate), your Sta
Published on 2011-06-17 13:03:43
Congratulations to the Boston Bruins and the Dallas Mavericks! It’s no surprise that Real.Big. fans wanted to show their team pride in a Real.Big. way. As a result, the officially licensed Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions Logo and the offic
Published on 2011-06-16 08:56:17
Alas, one of the better NBA seasons in recent memory has come to an exciting end. The Dallas Mavericks took the crown as unlikely champions, overpowering the surprisingly ineffective big three of the Miami Heat. Much has been said about each team sin
Published on 2011-06-14 14:17:12
Come Sunday afternoon, thousands of fathers will sit down with their sons and watch someone capture the US Open on Father’s Day. It could be almost anyone in the 156 man field. The 2011 edition looks to be wide open. Tiger Woods is out with an inju
Published on 2011-06-13 09:39:04
Tiger Woods put the sports world on notice with his record-breaking Masters performance in 1997. Since then, the now 35-year old Woods has won a total of 14 majors and is threatening Jack Nicklaus’ all-time total of 18. Despite his recent struggles
Published on 2011-06-10 14:24:29
It’s no surprise that Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki and the Bruins Logo made the Top Fathead Sellers list this week. It may surprise you, however, to see Kobe Bryant on top and Derrick Rose in third, considering their vacations began weeks ago. I sup
Published on 2011-06-09 09:18:48
Shaq was arguably one of the most animated NBA players of all time. Throughout his 19 year career, the dominating center was rarely shy with media, offering up various analogies and nicknames for himself and others. He named himself “Shaq Diesel
Published on 2011-06-08 10:05:29
The MLB season is a little more than one-third of the way over. Therefore, its time to eliminate a third of the teams. Who are the ten MLB teams that aren’t going anywhere in 2011?
The Orioles are a victim of circumstance. If t
Published on 2011-06-06 12:06:42
It goes without saying that Shaquille O’Neal was one of those rare athletes that transcended the game he played. He wasn’t the most dominant as some have called him lately – that title clearly belongs to Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged more than
Published on 2011-06-03 09:24:27
Dwyane Wade may not have won last night’s NBA Finals game but he was able to drive into the number one spot as Fathead’s top seller of the week. Derrick Rose was able to hold his second place standing, however, Kobe Bryant was not so lucky. Kob
Published on 2011-06-01 08:57:37
Men are conditioned to be minimalists. While our significant others have tendencies to go on shopping sprees for items they don’t need because “they’re on sale,” we’re just as happy going to the closest sports bar with our buddies to catch
Published on 2011-05-31 13:56:27
The NBA Finals underway with Dallas taking on Miami in search of redemption after losing in the finals to the Heat in 2006. It’s a storyline worthy of a Hollywood script.
Five years ago, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks led the series 2-0 and Game
Published on 2011-05-31 09:22:36
The recently retired Phil Jackson is considered one of the best coaches in NBA history. But the simple fact is that he should be clearly viewed at the top of that list. His most fierce competition for that top spot comes from former NBA team Boston C
Published on 2011-05-27 13:22:29
The verdict is in. Kobe Bryant has reclaimed his spot as the top Fathead seller of the week. And, similar to last night’s NBA playoff game, Derrick Rose came in at a close second.
Coming in at number five is the new Kevin Durant Dunk Mural, whi
Published on 2011-05-25 10:20:15
Two days ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder had a commanding 15 point lead with five minutes left in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Kevin Durant had just nailed a seemingly dagger-three, consequently celebrating by turning to the OKC bench and
Published on 2011-05-24 11:23:32
The Bulls have to win tonight. If Chicago loses Game 4 in Miami and the Heat take a 3-1 lead in the series, the Bulls shot at reaching the NBA Finals will be about as good as the world ending when someone predicts it will. (The new date is October 21
Published on 2011-05-23 17:00:32
We hear the same thing every year around this time. Usually, it starts out when an MLB player or manager grumbles about the idea. It then makes its way through the media and eventually around the water cooler. The cry is usually the loudest from thos
Published on 2011-05-19 12:38:00
The Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder are half way to a NBA Championship. They met on Tuesday night in the first game of the Western Conference Finals. Here’s a look at the five most important players in this series.
Published on 2011-05-18 11:25:27
Last night was the NBA Draft Lottery. Finallysomething to distract us from the incredible postseason basketball we’ve been subjected to so far (kidding). Pre-draft coverage is often over hyped, and the draft lottery is a great example. It’s not t
Published on 2011-05-16 09:49:43
With the early second-round exits suffered by the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celticsthis past week, much has been made about the shrinking window of opportunity for more championships for each team. The Lakers and Celtics have combined to win
Published on 2011-05-12 12:03:50
The golf world lost one of its greats last week when Seve Ballesteros lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 54.
He is one of the few that have held the number one spot in the world rankings. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame
Published on 2011-05-11 13:38:57
Monday night was a treat for NBA basketball fans. In the first match up, the Miami Heat escaped the Boston Garden with an overtime win over the Celtics. The game was exciting, just as you would expect with arguably seven superstars involved, but afte
Published on 2011-05-09 12:56:42
At least once every few years, we see MLB Players make a run at Joe DiMaggio’s historic 56-game hitting streak. The most recent contestant in ‘Attempting to Break Unbreakable Records’ was Dodgers’ star, Andre Ethier. Ethier’s streak ended
Published on 2011-05-06 14:58:52
Peyton Hillis was awarded the cover of Madden 12, and Derrick Rose was named the 2010-2011 NBA MVP. How did fans respond? By purchasing Fatheads. Hillis topped the list of best selling Fatheads this past week, and two Derrick Rose Fatheads made
Published on 2011-05-04 12:31:04
The first round of the NBA playoffs was a surprisingly exciting and competitive introduction to the NBA’s second season. Usually nothing more than a cake walk for most teams, each series seemed to have an unusually enticing aspect to it. The curren
Published on 2011-05-03 12:48:23
The NFL Draft is now a couple days old. Now is as good a time as any to decide who did well and who didn’t. Teams have not been able to sign free agents because of the lockout so there is still opportunity for rosters to be upgraded, but nobody kno
Published on 2011-05-02 10:09:26
With all due respect to the NBA and NHL playoffs, the NFL Draft was the premiere sporting event of the weekend. It’s a chance for teams to not only build for the future, but in some cases, find players capable of stepping in to contribute immediate
Published on 2011-04-27 13:55:36
With less than a quarter of the NBA playoffs complete, it may be too early to rush to judgment. There’s a lot of competitive basketball to be played, and as we’ve seen so far in the Memphis/San Antonio series, anything can happen. But a few of th
Published on 2011-04-27 12:54:56
The NFL Draft is just a couple days away. It seems like everyone is doing mock drafts these days so I decided to join the party. I’ve made sure to include some trades to ensure that I don’t go 32 for 32. I’d feel bad if all these picks are corr
Published on 2011-04-25 13:34:42
I know, I get it – the MLB seasonis really just getting underway, and many fans aren’t even paying attention yet with the NBA and NHL playoffs dominating the sports world. But some early season surprises are still worth noting – here are a few:
Published on 2011-04-22 14:50:52
For a long time it was Carmelo, and the past few weeks it’s been Kobe. But there’s a new sheriff in Fatheadtown. The best selling Fathead of the past week? The guy that LeBron called the leading MVP candidate…
The top sellin
Published on 2011-04-20 11:09:47
The NBA Playoffs are a proving ground for young NBA players. The new kids on the block can look great at times during the regular season, showing flashes of greatness, but the greats show what they’re made of in the postseason. Aside from Wilt Cham
Published on 2011-04-19 14:29:23
The next few weeks can’t be this good. Can they? If the first couple days of NBA playoff action are any indication of what’s to come, this will be one of the best NBA playoffs in NBA history. Every higher seed was in danger of losing. There have
Published on 2011-04-18 14:05:34
I’d love to say there’s some warm and fuzzy tale of me being a Pittsburgh Pirates fan since childbirth, but there’s really not. See, I grew up in north-central Pennsylvania, but my affinity as a young kid for Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry
Published on 2011-04-15 17:36:06
NFLShop.com released their NFL rankings for jersey sales over the last year, and we wanted to see how closely they matched Fathead’s football rankings (also based on sales). According to USA Today, the best selling jersey for an NFL player wa
Published on 2011-04-13 13:30:57
The recent release of our Dennis Eckersley Fathead reminded us that the overzealous mustache is as large a part of baseball as the stitching on the ball and the blades of grass in the outfield. All three are taken for granted, but without them, the s
Published on 2011-04-12 10:57:16
99 players teed it up at Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday to compete for the green jacket. Charl Schwartzel was the last man standing on Sunday afternoon. He survived one of the most wide-open and unpredictable finishes in Masters history. If h
Published on 2011-04-11 12:11:47
The NHL 2010-11 regular season is winding down, and it’s time to take a look at some of the leading candidates to take home the league’s Most Valuable Player award – the Hart Trophy.
Last year’s honoree, Henrik Sedin, is a candidate to become
Published on 2011-04-08 12:23:07
The top selling Fatheads of the last 7 days (Apr. 1 – Apr. 7):
1. Kobe Bryant
2. Rajon Rondo
3. Aaron Rodgers
4. Carmelo Anthony
5. Troy Polamalu
6. Inside Fenway Park Mural
7. Derrick Rose
8. Dwyane Wade Drives
9. Alex Ovec
Published on 2011-04-07 16:39:02
Jamaal Charles has seen a lot. A standout running back, he was part of the 2005 national championship team with the University of Texas, where he currently ranks fourth in career rushing yards, despite forgoing his senior year to enter the NFL draf
Published on 2011-04-07 11:37:15
It’s time to elevate the noise meter at the rink, raise the roof, and pack the arena so full that fans are hanging from the rafters. The NHL post-season is nearly upon us! And, if you’re an NHL fan, you know that there is still a lot to be sort
Published on 2011-04-06 13:28:03
The Major League Baseball season is only a couple days old so if your team is on top of the standings, don’t buy your playoff tickets yet. And if you are rooting for a team that remains winless, don’t push the panic button. It’s still anybody
Published on 2011-04-05 10:23:11
A losing season doesn’t have to be a complete loss for the fans
Being an NBA fan can be a fun and exciting experience, especially if your favorite team has a chance to make a run at a title. Recent draft picks, player acquisitions, or a new coachin
Published on 2011-04-04 11:49:14
It’s the time of the sports calendar that signals Spring. The Final Four, the start of baseball season, and the ends of the NBA and NHL regular seasons all mean that the weather is getting warmer. But the Masters is, perhaps, the biggest sporting e
Published on 2011-04-01 15:35:20
This is the third installment of an utterly enthralling series in which we’ve slowly revealed our selections in an NCAA Tournament bracket we put together based completely on Fathead sales in the month of March. The school wit
Published on 2011-03-31 14:21:35
It’s Opening Day today, and the folks here at Fathead couldn’t be more excited. The office is loaded with jersey-wearing fans, we’ve got nine TVs blasting baseball, and even the nerds on the tech team, normally indifferent when it
Published on 2011-03-29 14:13:36
In just two days, the Major League Baseball season will begin with games that may or may not be played, depending on snow. If it seems like it was just a couple months ago that the World Series was finishing up in cold weather, it was. So who will
Published on 2011-03-28 10:31:26
The Final Four is here and March Madness is coming to an end. This year’s tournament has proved to be just as unpredictable as the regular season. Sure, the way the UConn Huskieswere playing, it wasn’t too much of a stretch to see them end up in
Published on 2011-03-25 15:23:41
I mentioned last week that we put together a Fathead NCAA Tournament bracket based completely on the March sales (so far) of the schools in the tournament. For every match-up, we selected the team with the higher Fathead sales for t
Published on 2011-03-23 13:40:20
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Chad Ochocinco is trying out for Major League Soccer’s Sporting KC. Ochocinco has never shied away from publicity, and MLS needs all the publicity it can get, so the tryout itself can’t be looked at as anyt
Published on 2011-03-22 13:00:25
We are just nine days away from baseball’s opening day. With labor uncertainty hovering over the future in the NFL and NBA, it could be your last chance to play in a fantasy league for a while.
I have been in all kinds of leagues in the last 15 yea
Published on 2011-03-21 12:18:10
With only about a week left in Spring Training, baseball teams are gearing up for the regular season. Managers are sweating over cuts that are being made, rookies are being assigned to the minor leagues, and General Managers are hoping free agent sig
Published on 2011-03-18 13:34:58
Just for fun, we put together a Fathead NCAA Tournament bracket based completely on the March sales (so far) of the schools in the tournament. For every match-up, we selected the team with the higher Fathead sales for the month. A
Published on 2011-03-15 14:40:26
As we speak, millions of people across the nation are frantically trying to find the formula to create a perfect NCAA tournament bracket so they can win the office pool or online contests. They are wasting their time. Odds are their pools will be wo
Published on 2011-03-14 12:10:46
With the NCAA Tournament bracket officially released, it’s time to take a look and see who’s got the best chance of going to the Final Four. Sure it’s weeks away, but while there are games in between, when it’s all said and done,
Published on 2011-03-11 14:26:55
We would like Fathead.com to carry every Fathead that anyone could ever want. Some Fatheads, however, are a little more difficult to produce–often because of the financials, but sometimes for more complicated reasons.
We do, however, take eve
Published on 2011-03-09 15:17:58
For much of the season the MVP talk in the NBA has been about LeBron James and Derrick Rose with Dwight Howard and Dirk Nowitzki in the conversation. The race is over. Give the trophy to Rose because he and the Bullsare surging while LeBron and the H
Published on 2011-03-07 15:39:36
Without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Pens Championship Hopes Dim
Looking at the overall stats, it’s hard to see why the Penguins can’t make another Stanley Cup run this season. As of Sunday, the Pens ranked tenth in total offense (2.8 goals p
Published on 2011-03-04 10:57:59
No surprise at who is at the top of the list for the week…
The top selling Fatheads of the last 7 days (Feb. 25 – Mar. 3):
1. Carmelo Anthony
2. Kobe Bryant
3. Troy Polamalu
4. Aaron Rodgers
5. Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Published on 2011-03-03 10:57:37
The season spans five months, but the madness of the NCAA basketball tournament makes one month more significant than all the others combined: March. For four weeks each March, while the boys of summer begin spring training and professional golf move
Published on 2011-03-01 16:07:24
Insanity. Frenzy. Intense excitement. These words aren’t just a description of the Macho Man Randy Savage. They are also in dictionary.com’s definition of “madness”. Savage frequently referred to himself as “The Madness” and said “The M
Published on 2011-02-28 13:30:02
As expected, there was a flurry of moves before the NBA trade deadline. Some teams legitimately improved their chances of winning a championship this season and others planned for the future. An important aspect of some trades is the ability to take
Published on 2011-02-25 11:12:22
Here’s some proof that school spirit is stronger than the success of a school’s basketball team. Below are the 50 best selling colleges on Fathead.com over the last month. By our estimates, only about half of them will make the NCAA T
Published on 2011-02-24 09:11:02
In an era heavy on flash, one player still brings substance to the court night after night: Kobe Bryant.
The best and most valuable player on the planet is consistent in his approach to the game, the leadership of his team and his relentless will to
Published on 2011-02-22 17:04:29
Now that the NBA All-Star Weekend has come and gone, it’s time to focus on the second half of the season. There are a lot of questions to be answered in the coming weeks. How will Carmelo Anthony change the Knicks? Can the Lakers reach a fourth
Published on 2011-02-21 14:04:53
The record book will officially show that Tiger Woods’ road to redemption started in 2010, but 2011 could be considered the year his comeback actually began.
We are all aware of how Woods failed miserably in 2010. But in hindsight, it’s hard to s
Published on 2011-02-18 10:09:57
The top selling Fatheads of the last 7 days (Feb. 11 – Feb. 17):
1. Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl XLV MVP
2. Kobe Bryant
3. Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions Logo
4. Aaron Rodgers
5. Troy Polamalu
6. Clay Matthews
7. Clay Mat
Published on 2011-02-17 10:28:16
The NFL just crowned another champion in Green Bay. If you’re anything like me, your team didn’t make it all the way. For some fans, not winning titles is more of a tradition than bringing home trophies. In cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Jackson
Published on 2011-02-16 14:18:54
2011 is off to an inauspicious start for golf superstar Tiger Woods. Following a messy year of trysts, tabloids and the destruction of both his family life and golf game, Tiger entered this season with a lot to prove. Prior to his first round of 2011
Published on 2011-02-15 18:24:17
The year was 1999. The world was preparing for Y2K. The NBA All-Star Weekend was canceled because of a lockout-shortened season and Keanu Reeves starred in the Matrix.
Since 1999, Reeves has been making movies like Thumbsucker and The Lake House whil
Published on 2011-02-14 11:50:37
The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner, and while some teams will be merely trying to dump salary, others will be legitimately trying to make themselves better for the playoffs. This is always one of the most frustrating times for fans hopi
Published on 2011-02-11 13:26:48
The top selling Fatheads of the last 7 days (Feb. 4 – Feb. 10):
1. Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV Champions Logo
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Clay Matthews
4. Troy Polamalu
5. Peyton Manning
6. Kobe Bryant
7. Tom Brady
8. Pittsburgh St
Published on 2011-02-10 09:47:22
Editor’s note: In celebration of his birthday (Feb. 10), we’re giving away four autographed Moose Johnston Fathead Teammates. Every person who leaves a comment below (be sure to leave your email address) before 11:59pm ET, Feb. 10, 20
Published on 2011-02-09 10:58:25
In an era focused on individual stars, one NCAA team reminds us that basketball is still a team sport: the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes are 24-0 and ranked No. 1 despite losing last season’s college player of the year, Evan Turner. In a well-r
Published on 2011-02-08 14:28:33
When Vladimir Guerrero signed with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday for one year and $8 million, the last big domino in baseball’s free agent game fell. With only a few weeks to go until spring training, it would appear the major players have made t
Published on 2011-02-07 14:22:30
Christina Aguilera may have gotten the night off to a rough start after botching some of the lyrics of the National Anthem, but after that it was smooth sailing.
Fans were treated to another competitive Super Bowl on Sunday, and for the third time in
Published on 2011-02-04 14:57:54
A condensed version of Chad Ochocinco’s February 3, according to his tweets:
Chad, in a Dallas hotel for the Super Bowl, begins his day with a top-of-the-morning photo and some good-natured cussing for his fans. He’s a laid-back guy, so he
Published on 2011-02-03 15:28:31
As the field general of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger is preparing his team to meet Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. This year, fans get the rare opportunity to watch two of the most storied NFL franchises squa
Published on 2011-02-02 12:46:11
Phil Mickelson had his caddy tend the pin on the 72nd hole at the Farmers Insurance Open and nearly holed out to force a playoff with Bubba Watson. It would have been the third playoff in the first month of the PGA Tour season. Add that to a 36-hole
Published on 2011-02-01 18:22:50
At Fathead, we don’t spend too much time comparing the sales of the various teams we carry. Recently, however, someone asked me how the sales of the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers have been so far this year and if I thought that wa
Published on 2011-01-31 10:57:42
As the NBA season approaches the All-Star break, the league’s top teams are starting to distance themselves from the rest of the pack. Here are perhaps the top five teams vying for the NBA title through the midway point of the season.
San Antonio S
Published on 2011-01-26 16:01:12
The Seattle Seahawks chalked up an improbable win in the first round of the Playoffs, silencing many critics that felt Seattle didn’t belong there with a losing regular season record. While they couldn’t overcome Chicago in the Division
Published on 2011-01-25 11:15:24
This year’s Super Bowl will feature two of the NFL’s most successful franchises of all time in the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Both the Steelers and Packers have not only won a significant amount of regular season and playo
Published on 2011-01-19 16:10:43
With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, it’s time to take a look back at the NFL season and make some predictions for the league’s 2010 awards.
Most Valuable Player
This is likely a three-horse race between three quarterbacks – Tom Brady of
Published on 2010-12-29 15:11:44
By Craig Haley, FCS Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Bring up Delaware football and, not surprisingly, people often focus on Pat Devlin, who has carved his place in the long line of outstanding Blue Hens quarterbacks.
Published on 2010-12-01 15:50:54
By Craig Haley, FCS Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – A wide-open regular season makes it hard to get a clear picture of what’s ahead in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
But we still head into the posts
Published on 2010-11-30 14:43:02
As I sit and eat my Chicken Caesar salad for lunch I can’t help but wonder about the process that was involved in determining edibility. For every great discover like the grape (nature’s candy) there was someone who tried to stomach a pinecone or
Published on 2010-11-24 13:49:31
Michigan is a Midwestern state, not quite sure why since if we drew a line through the country it would definitely be more of a Mideastern state. The question is does it qualify as an eastern entity. I think the true measure of this would be the numb
Published on 2010-11-19 14:40:27
Eventually there is an age when it is not socially acceptable to make a Christmas list. I’m not quite sure when that age is but at 28, I feel I may be approaching it quickly. Eventually I have to realize I’m a grown man and should do grown thi
Published on 2010-11-11 09:30:02
By Craig Haley, FCS Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Whenever I am asked about which players should be considered favorites to win the Walter Payton and Buck Buchanan awards, I start with disclaimers.
I say I don’t w
Published on 2010-10-27 09:51:42
The San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers square off Wednesday in San Francisco to start the 2010 World Series. It’s expected to pull in some of the lowest television ratings in the history of the Fall Classic, but you wouldn’t know it
Published on 2010-10-07 08:31:47
Well, I just had to check because if Minnesota can hold on for a while in the playoffs, this is bound to happen – the lowest recorded October temperature for Minneapolis is 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Wonder what that does to your slider? What does Joe
Published on 2010-10-04 11:05:17
Is anyone else shocked when they actually have a very positive customer service experience? What happened to the days of “the customer is always right”? When I pick up the phone to call my local cable provider, a store or just about anywhere,