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Alabama's running backs never seek to impress and this guy won't change stat stereotype.

As the baseball season draws closer, it is an exciting time for fans all over the country. It marks a fresh start, and new beginning whether a fan of the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants, or the Houston Astros who looked more like a beer league soft ball team last year. All in all it is a great time of year, as long as you are not a New York Mets fan.

The playoff stretch is nearing for most fantasy basketball leagues and now is the time to make the necessary adjustments to make a strong playoff push. If the trade deadline in your league has not passed, here are some names to avoid or try and trade for.

The New York Giants roll into the 2013 season with an abundance of offseason needs.  Their typical approach to address such areas is through the NFL Draft, which starts on April 25th.   With Chris Snee, David Diehl and David Baas all undergoing offseason surgery, offensive line is clearly one position Coach Tom Coughlin and General Manager Jerry Reese need to tackle.  We know the Giants won’t waste a first round pick on a Quarterback, Wide Receiver or Running back, but that’s about all we can rule out.  So who’s going to hear their name called with the 19th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft? 

Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon says "It's time to start playing the kids" .... Markstrom the Cats new starting goalie!


The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers are two teams that have hovered around .500 all year, struggled to put together win streaks, and have been victims of inconsistent team play. A rivalry showcased last year in HBO's 24/7, the Rangers and Flyers are two teams that just don't like eachother. However many things, have changed since the Rangers dominated the Flyers last year in all six regular season games. Let's examine what has changed this year.

Hopefully after this video by the Timberwolves mascot we can put this internet fad to rest... about damn time!

The “dog days” of the NBA are upon us, and the New York Knicks are finally showing their true colors. In the beginning of the season they got off to a hot start going 12-4 in the first month of the season, prompting conversation from all the major media outlets; whether or not the Knicks can take down The King and his jesters being the Miami Heat. 

Conference tournament season is upon us with seven games being played today. The fun starts at noon with Radford and Winthrop going at it in the first of four opening round games in the Big South Tournament in Conway, SC. The Horizon League has three of opening round games also being played before the quarterfinals begin on Friday, March 8th.

This is my first installment of Draft Profile, i will be writing one every day up until the draft. The first player i broke down was E.J Manuel quarterback from Florida State University.

With most NHL teams hitting the halfway mark this week, those trade winds are howling throught the league. Some interesting big name players may be on the block --- So lets dive right into the IBN "Ice Melt Rumors" BOOM!

The New York Giants are in the process of a true overhaul after a disappointing 2012 season. Some old faces have already been shown the door, and some more are sure to be gone before training camp in July. However, this is no rebuilding process because as long as Eli Manning is under center they are looking to win a championship. Assuming the Giants brass and WR Victor Cruz can come to an agreement on a contract, here are the top 5 Free Agents the Giants can realistically target in the offseason to help them get back to the Super Bowl.

No team in all of baseball has been through more nonsense off of the field the past two years than the Boston Red Sox. Their first basemen have transformed from Kevin Youkilis to Adrian Gonzalez to Mike Napoli while their managers have gone from Terry Francona to Bobby Valentine to John Farrell. The pitching staff has been atrocious. The bullpen has been shaky on a good day. Jacoby Ellsbury has spent as many days in Arizona rehabbing as he has in Boston playing. And Boston's franchise player, Dustin Pedroia, seemed to have shrunk in the midst of controversy and losing. After coming in last place in the American League East in 2012, how do the Sox stack up in 2013?

History says the Jets are at one of the best spots to pick in the first round ...

As this is my first mock draft i would like to introduce myself a little. My name is Nick Barlotta and I currently attend Bergen Community College, I follow all sports and all teams but more importantly I am a Jets, Mets, Nets, and Devils Fan. This is my first mock draft instead of reposting I will just update this one, and by tommorow night i will have the 2nd round in. 

After an epic week of college basketball the new top 25 should be interesting to see. The player of the year conversation also has accepted a couple new candidates and many people are wondering what teams will get that one seed.

This is my wrap up for the weekend of college basketball, including my top 25, my player of the year list, the four teams that should get one seeds and the first four teams in and the last four out of the tournament.

Here are my NFL draft positional rankings as of 3/5/13

Breakdowns will be provided as follows:

March 5: Quarterbacks & Running Backs 

March 6: Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

March 7: Offensive Line

March 8: Defensive Line

March 15: Linebackers

March 20: Secondary