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The Alphabetical: Exploring The College Football Fan Enthusiasm Life Cycle

Spencer Hall explores the great cycle of college football interest and anxiety, reminds you why October is the cruelest month, and writes Lou Holtz gibberish that still doesn't approach real Lou...

'Rolling Logistical Miracle': Behind-The-Scenes With ESPN's GameDay

Every Saturday, you settle in to watch ESPN's Gameday, a perfectly orchestrated live production, getting you ready for the action. But behind the scenes are 70 lunatics, working insane hours and...

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Five Numbers: Jose Bautista's Other League-Leading Statistic, Oakland's Magnificent Infield Defense, And More

This week, we touch on Jose Bautista, the Oakland A's infield, Johan Santana's changeup, some midseason additions, and Brandon Morrow's lousy luck.

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NFL Season Preview: Football, Why Do We Love You So?

Tonight, the NFL returns, and not a moment too soon. In honor of football's new year, we run down some of the biggest questions coming into 2010. Who are the sleepers, who's going to underachieve,...

MLB
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Five Numbers: Carlos Gonzalez's Home Dominance, Baseball's Wave Of Flamethrowers, And More

Carlos Gonzalez has a big giant split. Dan Haren's strikeouts are down just a bit. Jason Heyward has re-learned how to hit. Aroldis Chapman's fastball will make finesse pitchers quit. The Padres...

MLB
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Albert Pujols, Joey Votto, And The Triple Crown Villains Who Plot Their Ruin

No player has won a Triple Crown since 1967, and despite more serious contenders this year, it looks like the drought will continue. We take a look at the 10 villains who have kept baseball Triple...

A Meditation On Melo: Where He Is, Where He's Been, And Where He Might Go

Carmelo Anthony's been a superstar since college, but as he enters the prime of his career, he's on the verge of getting traded, bickering with groupies on twitter, and prompting the question: "Is...

The San Diego Padres, And A Bandwagon Fan's Best Choice

SB Nation's Jeff Sullivan is a fan of a terrible team. As a fan of a terrible team, he needs a bandwagon team to throw his support behind the rest of the way, and he's pretty sure he's found the...

MLB
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Stephen Strasburg's Injury: Not A Nightmare, Just A Delay

News spread fast and furious Friday morning that phenom Stephen Strasburg will likely need Tommy John surgery on his elbow. Here we explore why, all things considered, that's really not so bad.

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Five Numbers: Alex Rodriguez's Timely Production, The Angels' Lost Identity, And More

A-Rod unclutch reputation is a thing of the past. So might be the Angels' Sciosciaball identity. The Rays, Joey Votto, and a handful of starting pitchers are doing some interesting things, too,...

Remembering Seattle: The Best Basketball City In America Without A Basketball Team

Insulting, depressing, shameful, unfair, bizarre, and completely idiotic -- the fact that Seattle doesn't have a pro basketball team is all of those things. We take a closer look at the best...

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Five Numbers: The True Value Of Star Players, The Red Sox' Ability To Rally, And More

Ever wonder how much the game's best players are really worth? Here we take a closer look. And, for fun, we examine Jim Thome, Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, and Boston's amazing ability to rally, too.

Can Tiger Woods Ever Win Again?

For years, Tiger Woods was on top of the world like no golfer we'd ever seen before. Now that he's crashed back to earth, it's fair to wonder. Can he get back up again?

Premier League Rootability Scale For The Ignoramus American

Being the sports-loving American that you are, you may have decided it's time to give this Premier League stuff a shot (it's on ESPN now, after all). But if you're unsure who you should root for,...

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NBA Hall Of Fame Inductions: Karl Malone Deserves More Respect For Making Greatness Look Routine

Karl Malone, who was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night, gets criticized a lot for merely being very good for a very long time, but isn't that just another kind of greatness?...

MLB
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The No-Hitter's Almanac: When And Why They Are Happening In Bunches This Season

A study of all of 2010's no-hitters finds that things like batter/pitcher match-ups didn’t indicate much. What did? Moon phases, Powerball winnings, and proximity to the interstate.

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Five Numbers: The Preposterous Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford's Hidden Value, And More

This time, we take a closer look at Cliff Lee's absurd ability to throw strikes, Carl Crawford's overall value, Nyjer Morgan's defense, Henry Rodriguez's golden arm, and the Blue Jays' approach at...

Jacory Harris Fights His Inner Grossman, And 99 Other Thoughts About The 2010 College Football Season

Spencer Hall runs through exactly 100 of the most random thoughts possible on college football's upcoming season. They may not all be factual, but they're certainly accurate.

Steroids And The All-Time Home Run List: Consequences Of Revising Baseball History

Some think home runs hit by known PED users should be erased from the record books. But if we're prepared to do so, we should also be prepared to take a look at an alternate history, one in which...

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Five Numbers: Adrian Beltre's Offensive Surge, Elvis Andrus' Pulling Problem, And More

This week, we take a close look at Adrian Beltre's offensive resurgence, Carlos Quentin's interesting issue, Elvis Andrus' power outage, Jim Edmonds' big bounceback, and the Dodgers' peculiar split.

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