Middle Ground

By James Caleb Saffo I’ve always been a bit of an idealist. Much of that bright-eyed optimism has been replaced by a cynicism that only the real world can create, but when it comes to the things that I am passionate about, I still just can’t help myself. I first tasted passion for the results…

(Quarter) Year in Review: NFL Power Rankings

By James Saffo The first quarter of the NFL season in already in the books. (yet, somehow, the MLB season trails on.) Teams are beginning to establish their strengths and weaknesses (since just about every team talks itself into its own hype before the season starts), and certain trends are beginning to emerge. Of course,…

Fire Off: 9 Burning UGA Football Questions

By James Robert Saffo The college football regular season is rapidly approaching, and as usual intrigue surrounding the University of Georgia has reached a fever pitch. UGA is a perennial contender, always in the mix when the season starts, but that has yet to coalesce into the results the Bulldawg Nation so craves, as the team hasn’t…

Ten Bold {If Slightly Vague} Predictions for the NBA First Round

By James Caleb Saffo The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. No, not that most wonderful time. The NBA playoffs have finally arrived as the last triumph of the American sports calendar before baseball engulfs everything until September. There are certain things that can be assured in the playoffs; statements like, “Watch out…

We Were All In, What’s Next

Reactions from the first College Football Playoff By James Saffo NCAA concluded the inaugural edition of the College Football Playoff on Sunday night, to rousing success in more ways than one. Fourth-seeded Ohio State’s convincing victory over No. 2 Oregon validated the implementation of the new system in the place of its predecessor. Under the former…

Wildcard Weekend: Predictions

By James Saffo NFL Teams are set to do battle on Wildcard Weekend.     No. 5 Arizona Cardinals at No. 4 Carolina Panthers 4:25 PM ET ESPN This game is proof that so much can change in a month in the NFL, because this matchup wouldn’t have been a possibility four weeks ago, when…

Carolina Panthers: First to Worst?

By James Robert Saffo The NFC South is perhaps the most volatile division in sport’s most unpredictable attraction. Nothing in the NFL is certain except for change, and the NFC South is the poster child for this mantra. Since 2002, when the NFL realigned its system to accommodate 32 teams, no team has won the…