Last week, we published analysis recapping this years’ prospects on the offensive side of the football. Today, we switch our focuses to the defenders and there are some absolute MONSTERS. There … Continue Reading NFL Combine 2016: Defensive ZScor
Rookie Contract is a column here on The Sideline Sports. It provides analysis on business deals and decisions in the world of sports, as well as reports on revenues, endorsements, and contracts. … Continue Reading The Swoosh Paradox
Last Spring, I published my first edition of ZScor. To summarize, players are placed in position groups, their individual drills (40 Yard Dash, Three Cone Drill, Shuttle Run, Vertical Jump, … Continue Reading NFL Combine 2016: Offensive ZScor Rankings
For American Soccer fans, 2015 ended disappointingly. The year began with friendly victories against the Netherlands, Germany, and Mexico (Germany were ranked first in the FIFA Rankings). But the year will ultimately … Continue Reading 2016: A Transition Year for American Soccer
As the 2015 professional football season comes to its conclusion, campaigns for Most Valuable Player are in full swing. Offensive players often dominate the MVP vote as 97% of previous … Continue Reading Aaron Donald: The Quiet Giant
For Americans, the last week in November is often reserved for giving thanks (and waiting hours in line at Walmart for a PlayStation 4). This year in college football, we’ve seen a … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: The Annual NCAAF Coaching Carousel Begins
What we know: From 2013 to 2014, Daily Fantasy Sports (DraftKings and FanDuel) saw participation increase by 847%. Increased participation has led to big money winners and large investments by corporations. On … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: The Demise of DraftKings and FanDuel
Major League Soccer Team of the Season In 2015, Major League Soccer has placed offense in full display. Not every team has formidable defenders and as a result, offensive output … Continue Reading Major League Soccer in 2015: The Year of Gio
For the past six years, Leonard Fournette has been labeled as many things. (The Next: (Jim Brown, Hershel Walker, Bo Jackson), a freak of nature, a man child, or a … Continue Reading Leonard Fournette: The Tipping Point of Amateur Athletics
On August 13th, James Harden signed a $200 Million deal with Adidas after Nike decided it would be unwise to match the offer. The 25 year-old swingman, fresh off an … Continue Reading Harden To Adidas: Why It’s Worth It
After the feedback given by the community in my previous article, I was inspired to look at the NFL Scouting Combine over the past decade. Explained in my last article, … Continue Reading Historic NFL ZScor: Decade’s Best Offensive Prospects
Social Darwinism in World Football A few months back, I sat in my Grade 11 History class. We learned about “Social Darwinism.” It was defined as the individual or group whom achieve advantage over others … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: Darwinism in World Football
Through this season’s NBA Playoffs, we have seen players such as Matthew Dellavedova, Tony Allen, and Andre Iguodala contribute to the success of their team without the ball in their … Continue Reading The Hidden Gem of The 2015 NBA Draft: Bri-Fense
As both a player and a manager, nobody is more accomplished as a player and a manager than Jurgen Klinsmann. Despite scoring goals, coaching Bayern Munich and Germany at the 2006 … Continue Reading Freedom Ball: Is It Time To Finally Thank Jurgen Klinsmann?
In August, I wrote about the brand bidding war for Kevin Durant and how Under Armour would be silly to not sign Durant to the pricy contract. While it would’ve … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: How Under Armour Outsmarted The Market
As the final weekend of Spanish BBVA League Play concludes, many football fans are confused as to how Granada CF was able to stay in the Primera Division, while Eibar … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: Did SD Eibar Deserve To Be Relegated?