INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 21: Quarterback Marcus Mariota of Oregon throws a pass during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Marcus Mariota could be drafted at No. 2, by another team

As the 2015 NFL Draft approaches, the trade winds are continuing to swirl especially around the second overall pick which is being held by the Tennessee Titans. Many people believe that Jameis Winston will go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the number one overall pick. But there is some uncertainty surrounding the second pick, […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 5: Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with quarterback Nick Foles #9 in the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams on October 5, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Rams 34-28 (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Chip Kelly was trying to keep Nick Foles in Sam Bradford trade

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Eagles sent shock waves around the league as right before NFL Free Agency opened up, they traded quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford. The trade also included some draft picks but according to Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, he was trying not to include […]

MESA, AZ - MARCH 24:  Kris Bryant #76 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with teammates after hitting a third-inning home run against the Oakland Athletics in a preseason Cactus League game at HoHokam Stadium on March 24, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs: Team on the Rise

When baseball fans think of futility, one of the first things that come to their mind is the Chicago Cubs franchise. The team has not won a World Series since 1908, which is the worst stretch of any current Major League team. Who knows what would have happened if Cubs fan Steve Bartman didn’t interfere […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 21: Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Jameis Winston of Florida State look on during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Barlotta’s Draft Corner: 2015 NFL Mock Draft v.3

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jameis Winston, QB, FSU – Jameis Winston is the safest pick for the Tampa Bay Bucs. They need a quarterback who is ready to run the pro-system; Jameis fits the bill. Winston to Mike Evans could become a great thing for the Tampa organization. 2. Tennessee Titans- Leonard Williams, DL, USC […]

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: William Buford #44 of the Ohio State Buckeyes tries to get to the basket against Quinten Rollins #2 of the Miami RedHawks at Value City Arena on November 26, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 66-45. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Eagles fans should get to know Quinten Rollins

Throughout the offseason, Philadelphia Eagles fans have been clamoring for help at the cornerback position. While the additions of Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond are helpful, it will be important for the Eagles to have young depth at the position. One player that could be targeted in the upcoming NFL Draft is cornerback Quinten Rollins […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers runs in for a touchdown in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

NFL Free Agency: The Second Tier Valuables

Is it tough to believe that Free Agency is actually still going on right now? Every year, free agency opens up with a ton of the top available players signing deals in an effort to cash in after a good year. Teams look to fill positional needs with talent that they, at many times, will […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 10:  Hollis Thompson #31 and Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers defend against Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Defense should win Sixers’ Noel ROTY

“Defense wins championships.” As a sports fan, how many times have you heard that phrase? Have you heard it so many times that it’s almost TOO cliche. The cliche absolutely has merit. The San Antonio Spurs won with defense. The Seattle Seahawks won with defense. The Kansas City Royals won (the American League) with defense […]

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The Real Contenders of the Western Conference

The NBA’s power conference is without a doubt the Western conference. It has sustained a category of excellence for a better half of the decade. With the exception of the short run the Miami Heat endured, the NBA usually comes to a close with a Western conference squad hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. Even with […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  A general view of the draft stage after the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Quinn Epperly: Ivy League Standout making his NFL dreams a reality

Jay Fiedler, Jason Garrett and Ryan Fitzpatrick; what do all these guys have in common? All of them are quarterbacks that played in the Ivy League and made an impact in the NFL. Princeton Tigers quarterback Quinn Epperly hopes to follow in their footsteps as the next great Ivy League quarterback to make it to […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 18: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena on March 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** LeBron James

The Real Eastern Conference Contenders

The NBA’s Eastern conference has been the weaker conference for some time now. You still have the three teams that could contend for the title. This year, for the 2014-2015 season, you have the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors being the weakest of the three teams, will probably face […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 20:  Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers looks on in the second half while taking on the San Diego Chargers at Levi's Stadium on December 20, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Rise and Fall of the San Francisco 49ers

When the season ended for the San Francisco 49ers after their last win of the year against the Arizona Cardinals, players and coaches alike were left speechless in the wake of what occurred throughout the season. A perennial NFC playoff contender under Jim Harbaugh, the team suddenly lost its way and stumbled to an 8-8 […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19:  R.J. Hunter #22 of the Georgia State Panthers celebrates after the Panthers win 57-56 against the Baylor Bears in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Three takeaways from Day One of the NCAA Tournament

Thursday was the beginning of the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament, who knew that Day One would bring so much excitement and people’s brackets going to shreds. But if you do not remember what happened yesterday, here are three takeaways from Day One of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. 1. The Big 12 conference […]

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07:  The Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Four ways to winning your NCAA Tournament bracket pool

March Madness is one of the most exciting times in sports. Just about everyone fills out a bracket based off of things like favorite teams, mascots, color, or even a coin flip. Some people like to fill brackets out for fun, but many people enter pools and hoping to win the big bucks. So, it […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Washington Redskins in the first half of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on September 21, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Chip Kelly: Mastermind or Buffoon?

With every passing day, Chip Kelly becomes more and more fascinating and intriguing for the simple fact that no one knows what he is doing. Fans, former football players, and anonymous coaches and general managers have all been completely flabbergasted by each and every move that Chip has made. Each and EVERY ONE. Pundits have even […]