Swag, swagger, swaggest: the Fab Five

The term “swagger” is thrown around so much these days that it’s starting to lose value. If you saw a dog wearing a gold chain, you might think to yourself, “Man, that dog’s got some swag!” But does it really? Probably not. It might look cool, but the G’d up[Read More…]

From velour tracksuits to cardigans and class

The National Basketball Association, my friends, is back. The turnaround the NBA has made over the past few years is truly remarkable considering the dark days it suffered for most of the 2000s. While a number of factors have accounted for the comeback, much of the credit should go to[Read More…]

UFC: Ultimate Fighting Conversion

Last Saturday night, from the friendly confines of my living room, I experienced my first Ultimate Fighting Championship event. I had seen a few Mixed Martial Arts fights before, but had never watched a live pay-per-view. The show, it turned out, was spectacular. And that has a lot to do[Read More…]

National Football Conference – South

New Orleans Saints:    The defending Super Bowl champs will not make it back to the big game, but they have enough firepower to repeat as NFC South champions. Drew Brees leads an impressive passing attack while the running duo of Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush rounds out a high-octane offence.[Read More…]

American Football Conference – South

Indianapolis Colts: Expect the Colts to return to the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season with Peyton Manning at the helm. The emergence of wideouts Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie, combined with Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, and a now-healthy Anthony Gonzalez rounds out the most dangerous passing attack in the[Read More…]

Return to the shinny rink for NHLers

The North American professional sporting world is primarily made up of the so-called “Big Four” leagues—the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and the National Hockey League. Still, while the NHL will always have a strong base in Canada, it’s an afterthought for the majority of[Read More…]

NBA Preview – Southwest Division

Dallas Mavericks: The Mavericks have three bench players who could start on any other team: Jason Terry, Tyson Chandler, and Shawn Marion. Point guard Jason Kidd continues to defy age and Dirk Nowitzki remains one of the most consistent power forwards of the decade. If the Mavs want to make[Read More…]

When fantasy studs become studly fantasies

You know that indescribable feeling you have towards an athlete?  The one that goes beyond admiration? You can’t quite put a finger on it, but you get the same jolt through your veins every time you see them on television or read about them on the Internet. You don’t just[Read More…]

Roger rocketing MLB towards unwatchability

Last week, police officers searched the offices of the Toronto Blue Jays and confiscated documents in connection with the perjury case against Roger Clemens. While baseball fans are asking whether he took steroids, what they should be asking is, “Who cares?” In case you “misremembered,” Clemens’ case began when his[Read More…]

THIRD MAN IN: Gilbert Arenas’s fall from grace

Overflowing with confidence, talent, and charisma, Gilbert Arenas was the unofficial darling of the NBA just two seasons ago. A cocky sharpshooter who worked hard to make his way to the top of the basketball world, Arenas captivated the league with his flashy smile and graceful style of play.

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