While this summer’s transfer rumors were headlined by the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, and David de Gea, one man’s transfer request has successfully unhinged the entirety of the … Continue Reading Ronaldo Transfer Set to Highlight Summer of Soccer Shakeups
Hitting on second round picks can mean the difference between a good and great team. There are plenty of examples of second round picks lifting franchises to new heights, like … Continue Reading Six Teams With Intriguing Second Round Pick Possibilities
LeBron Did Not Start The Superteam The “superteam” is one of the most controversial topics in the NBA today, especially following the Golden State Warriors’ 2017 championship run that included … Continue Reading LeBron Did Not Start The Superteam
NBA Draft Early Mock Lottery As Zaza Pachulia clinched Golden State’s ticket to the Finals with a controversial closeout and LeBron James dominated the Eastern Conference once again, the NBA … Continue Reading NBA Draft Early Mock Lottery
For the most part, the narrative for the Milwaukee Brewers this season consisted of a roster that would be lucky to scrounge up 60 wins with a below average lineup … Continue Reading Milwaukee Brewers surprised everyone, but their luck will end shortly.
A new trend has developed in our ever-changing online landscape. Social media users have posted NBA footage from the 1960’s with mocking captions, such as the following: Bruh I would … Continue Reading The Trend Of Comparing Eras In The NBA Is Stupid
The Los Angeles Clippers’ loss to the Utah Jazz in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs may have done more than end their season. We could possibly … Continue Reading The Free Agent Signing That Would Terrify The Rest Of The NBA
The first round of the NBA Playoffs can often be boring. In a format where more than half of the league makes the post-season, we’re too often left with uninspiring … Continue Reading NBA Playoffs: Most Interesting First Round Match-Ups
Why the Clippers Will Win the 2017 NBA Title The Los Angeles Clippers may have had a rocky regular season, but when all’s said and done, they will be crowned … Continue Reading Why the Clippers Will Win the 2017 NBA Title
For a few weeks this winter, it seemed that analysts just couldn’t stop yammering about the Chris Sale trade. And for Aroldis Chapman, his face was plastered across MLB Network for … Continue Reading Impactful MLB Offseason Moves Nobody’s Talking About
Lonzo Ball’s incredible season finished with a whimper, as the star point guard had just 10 points on 4-10 shooting with four turnovers in UCLA’s Sweet Sixteen game against Kentucky. … Continue Reading Pros And Cons Of Drafting Lonzo Ball Number One Overall
For much of this NBA season, the MVP race has been focused on two players who have put up eye-popping numbers. Russell Westbrook and James Harden have redefined the statistical … Continue Reading Three Reasons Why Kawhi Leonard Can Win MVP
The Trade That Never Happened Following weeks of intense speculation, the Pacers ultimately chose to keep homegrown star Paul George in Indianapolis for the time being. But how does this … Continue Reading How Paul George Staying in Indiana Affects the NBA
For the last six seasons, a LeBron James team has represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. After leading the Heat to four straight Finals appearances and two appearances … Continue Reading LeBron James’ Eastern Conference Dominance May Be Coming To An End
NBA Midseason Awards As we get closer to All-Star weekend, and the NBA season surpasses its introductory stages, it is time to analyze the most deserving recipients of the league’s … Continue Reading NBA Midseason Awards
After an eight year absence, baseball and softball have returned to the Olympics. In the 2020 Tokyo Games, baseball will be played for the first time since Beijing in 2008. … Continue Reading Forecasting the United States Olympic Baseball Team
We can all talk about the narrative of the Atlanta Falcons’ number one scoring offense going up against the New England Patriots’ number one scoring defense, but we all know … Continue Reading Rob Gronkowski’s Absence Will Be The Difference In The Super Bowl
This summer, the NBA saw a shift that many fans, coaches, and players never thought they would see. The best team in the NBA last season, as well as in … Continue Reading LeBron Should Want More Reinforcements, Including Wade, To Beat The Warriors
Four Realistic Deals Before the NBA Trade Deadline With 2017 now under way, the NBA trade deadline is approaching fast. So, who will be dealt this winter? Which contenders will … Continue Reading Four Realistic Deals Before the NBA Trade Deadline
Bryce Harper has every quality of a superstar. He has world-class talent, passion for the game, and let’s not forget, the hair to go along with it. He fits the … Continue Reading Bryce Harper: The 400 Million Dollar Man?
It’s the time of year when NBA trade rumors really pick up speed. We now have a clearer picture of where every team stands in the league’s hierarchy, so the … Continue Reading Four Entertaining NBA Blockbuster Trade Ideas
Why the NBA Draft Lottery is Rigged “It’s a rigged system.” Donald Trump spent much of his successful presidential campaign ingraining this quote into our minds. And guess what, Mr. … Continue Reading Why the NBA Draft Lottery is Rigged
Oh, How We Forget… College football is full of elite quarterback talent. But once these signal-callers take their talents to the NFL, much of their past success becomes long forgotten. … Continue Reading College Stars Don’t Always Translate To the Pros – But Does That Call for Humiliation?
Entering his second season at the helm of Michigan’s football program, expectations were sky high for Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines. After all, Harbaugh took a team that had won … Continue Reading The Case for Michigan to be in the College Football Playoff
With a World Series title finally in the bag, Cub fans aren’t just hopeful for a championship repeat – they’re expecting it. Although Chicago is in a position that leaves … Continue Reading Repeat Roadblocks: Cubs Offseason Challenges
Pressbox is a column here on The Sideline. It serves as a medium for writers to rant about some of the hottest takes in the sports world. Read all Pressbox … Continue Reading The Case For An 8 Team CFB Playoff Has Never Been Better
I am sure most of you know this already, but for those of you who do not I’ll explain. It is widely accepted that no other figure has had a … Continue Reading We Know Him As The King, But He Has A New Name – The G.O.A.T
The NBA is experiencing a major boom in young big men. Players such as Hassan Whiteside, Andre Drummond, and Kristaps Porzingis are showing that centers can still have a huge … Continue Reading Karl Anthony Towns Or Joel Embiid – Which Would You Rather Have?
Professional sports, as they stand, are meant for one purpose – to generate revenue. They do this in a variety of ways, with ticket sales, merchandise, and countless other capitalist … Continue Reading Television Rights Deals Are Changing The On Field Product In Sports
In June of 2015, FiveThirtyEight said that as the number of strikeouts in baseball was going up, so too was the number of pitches per at-bat, and the number of … Continue Reading How a Single Pitch Might Decide The World Series
After last night’s thrilling overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys have ridden the league’s best rushing attack and a surprisingly effective defense to a 7-1 start, good for … Continue Reading The Easiest Question in The NFL -Who Should Start, Prescott Or Romo?
In the 2010-2011 season, Derrick Rose was named the youngest player ever to win the MVP award, Joakim Noah was named NBA All-Defensive Second team, and Carmelo Anthony was quietly … Continue Reading The Knicks Will Disappoint Once Again
The Cubs defeated the Dodgers last night 10-2 to tie up the National League Championship Series at two games a piece. After getting shut out in two straight games, the … Continue Reading The Cubs Must Emulate The Cavaliers If They Wish To Break The Curse
The North Side of Chicago does not want to hear anything else about history. They’ve heard it all before. They know it’s been 108 years since the Cubs have claimed a … Continue Reading How Chicago Can Capitalize on Their World Series Chance
The Perimeter is a column on The Sideline that serves to shine light on the uncovered, the undiscovered, and the unpublished side of the sports world – things you won’t find on … Continue Reading Rick Stansbury Is Building The Ultimate Sleeper At Western Kentucky University
The national anthem in our country is meant as a sign of unity. We stand together, as one nation, and honor our country. Of course in the history of the … Continue Reading The Kaepernick Saga – Its Time For Football
Clippers small forward Paul Pierce announced Monday that the 2016-17 NBA season would be his last. The message came through a video from the Players’ Tribune: Watching that video broke … Continue Reading An Ode To Paul Pierce, An All Time Great
It used to be that blaming the result of a game on the referees was a laughable offense. But now, in the age of instant replays galore, the outcome of … Continue Reading Pressbox: Football Has A Referee Problem
It is Game 4 of the Red Sox-Orioles last regular season series with the Red Sox looking for the sweep and the Orioles looking for a better grasp on the … Continue Reading The Sox’s Final Season With Ortiz Will Finish With A World Series Appearance
For all of his tenure with the Packers, Aaron Rodgers has dominated the other teams in the NFC North. He has a career 34-13 record against divisional opponents, including an … Continue Reading Is It Time To Worry About Aaron Rodgers?
Pressbox is a column here on The Sideline. It serves as a medium for writers to rant about some of the hottest takes in the sports world. Read all Pressbox … Continue Reading The Economic Bombardment of North Carolina Due To HB2 Must Stop
The NBA and its teams are a brand. The average franchise is now worth a record $1.25 billion, a 13% increase over 2015. The top three teams in value (New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Chicago Bulls) are worth a combined $8 billion. The value is tied to the size of the individual market and television deals, the latter a huge piece of the value pie.
In the NFL, the skill position players reign supreme. The quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends are the stars, the ones who have their likenesses plastered all over … Continue Reading Whose Trio Of Stars Is Better, Jacksonville Or Oakland?
On Monday Night Football’s Week 1 doubleheader, the LA Rams played their first game as LA’s team since the 1994 season. Their debut was one to be forgotten. They … Continue Reading We Interviewed The LA Rams’ Leading Rusher, That Field Runner Guy
This article is a part of the Take Notice Column. This column serves to bring the attention of the reader to a new, unique, and / or radical point of … Continue Reading The League Still Hasn’t Seen The Perfect Point Guard
Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors followed possibly the greatest NBA season ever and was part of one of the more interesting offseasons in recent memory. Broken records, incredible collapses, and sensational wins kept us entertained from beginning to end…
Since baseball’s origination, teams have had the task of crafting a winning roster. Many have tried and failed over the course of Major League history. After all, just one of … Continue Reading There’s No Template for Building the Perfect MLB Team
TSL’s Daniel Zimmermann previews the NFL season with his picks for both the division winners and wildcard winners, his pick for MVP and other season awards, and breaks down which … Continue Reading TSL NFL Kickoff Podcast – Predictions for Division Winners, Award Winners, and More!
The “most valuable player” award is always a fickle assessment. Taking each word at it’s literal meaning, the award should simply be handed to the player with the highest WAR, … Continue Reading Breaking Down the AL MVP Race Candidates
NBA Mock Draft Philadelphia 76ers (via Boston from Brooklyn): Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington Fultz has been the consensus number one pick pretty much since the end of the college basketball … Continue Reading 2017 NBA Mock Draft
*Denotes mock trade Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, OLB, Texas A&M The Browns need to draft Garrett here rather than reaching for a quarterback at number one. There are rumors that … Continue Reading 2017 NFL Mock Draft