Kirk Cousins minnesota vikings NFL Op-ed Philadelphia Eagles Sports 

3 Matchups That Will Decide This Pivotal Game

The Minnesota Vikings were projected to be one of the top teams in the NFL during the preseason. So far, they’re not even one of the top teams in their division. Granted, they’re in one of the best divisions in football, but taking losses against two NFC North foes (Packers and Bears) puts the Vikings in an unexpected hole to start the season. Luckily for them, they look like a team that’s about one win away from building some snowball momentum. Unfortunately for them, so do the Philadelphia Eagles. These…

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LeBron James nba Op-ed Sports 

Why Los Angeles NBA Teams Are Crushing It on Ticket Sales

StubHub’s latest figures showcase the most popular NBA teams in terms of ticket sales and the most popular games. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers dominate these popularity rankings. Should they be so popular? One witty social media user quipped, “Is China on there?” Fascination with the Lakers For decades, the Lakers have been consistently one of the most popular NBA teams across the globe. The franchise has seen numerous dynasties over the years, with some of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball having…

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nba new orleans pelicans Sports zion williamson 

4 Things to Watch Tonight in Zion Williamson’s NBA Debut

Only so much knowledge can be gleaned from preseason NBA action. But annual outliers to the significance of early-October basketball exist, and New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is the biggest one in recent memory. Every waking moment of his unofficial introduction to the league will be watched, dissected, and fawned over by analysts and fans across the globe. Here are four factors to keep an eye on during Williamson’s long-awaited NBA debut on Monday night, as the Pelicans open exhibition play against the Atlanta Hawks. 1. His Conditioning &…

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Daniel Jones minnesota vikings New York Giants NFL Op-ed Sports 

Can Daniel Jones Keep The Good Times Rolling, Make It Three In A Row?

Expectations were low for Daniel Jones when he took over the role of starting quarterback for the New York Giants in week three. All he had to do was play better than how Eli Manning had been playing—and he has. After two starts, he is 2-0, the Giants are 2-2, and they are only one game back in the NFC East. Does this mean it is safe to go ahead and get excited about the Giants? Some would say yes; many more would say no. But depending on how Sunday’s…

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Andrew Yang NFL Politics Sports 

Andrew Yang Scores Endorsement from Former NFL Player Antonio Bryant

On Friday, former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant backed Andrew Yang for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. In a tweet hashtagged #YangGang, AB touted the New York tech entrepreneur and universal basic income proponent’s innovative ideas and concern for the average American. In under 24 hours, the post got 2.1K retweets and 13.8K likes. Saturday morning, Bryant was back at it. The 2002 second-round NFL draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys tweeted out eight reasons to support Andrew Yang for president: Antonio Bryant Is Not That AB Within just…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Lakers LeBron James Op-ed Sports 

Lakers Double-Down on Strategy of Signing Relatives of Superstars

The Lakers have adopted another dubious strategy for the 2019 season. Last year, they were determined to surround their new superstar LeBron James with washed-up veterans who couldn’t shoot. This year, they’re looking to sign people related to talented players. Lakers Missing the Point Again Los Angeles just signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton. While he’ll likely go straight to their G-League team, the South Bay Lakers, Stockton has a small shot at making the roster. The 28-year-old point guard played in just six…

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ben roethlisberger mason rudolph NFL Op-ed pittsburgh steelers Sports 

Roethlisberger Who? Steelers Fans Dump Big Ben After Mason Rudolph Balls Out – CCN.com

Steelers fans are eagerly dumping Ben Roethlisberger in the trash bin following Mason Rudolph’s acceptable showing after Big Ben’s injury. | Source: Justin K. Aller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, future Hall-of-Famer and All-Pro grouch Ben Roethlisberger welcomed him to the team by questioning why he was there at all. “I was surprised when they took a quarterback because I thought that maybe in the third round, you know…

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california ncaa Op-ed Sports 

College Athletes Move a Step Closer to Getting the Money They Deserve – CCN Markets

The NCAA has been taking advantage of student athletes for years. Thanks to California Senator Nancy Skinner, that could soon be changing. | Source: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Payday could finally be coming for some college athletes. California Senator Nancy Skinner just tweeted that her SB 206 bill won unanimous approval from the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Yes! My bill, #SB206 — which will give California college athletes the rights to monetize their name, image, and likeness — just won unanimous approval from the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Background on the…

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NFL pickswise Sports 

Best Job Ever? Get PAID to Pig Out at NFL Stadiums & Watch Football – CCN Markets

One sports betting site just poste the BEST job listing ever: NFL food tester. That’s right, you’ll get paid to pig out and watch football. | Source: Joe Robbins / Getty Images / AFP The best jobs in the NFL are the ones where you earn a paycheck without risking catastrophic brain damage: general manager, kicker, maybe even waterboy. But none compares to the latest job listing from PicksWise: NFL food tester. The sports betting site is paying lucky fans $500 to go to NFL stadiums and do what they…

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china Jeremy Lin nba Op-ed Sports 

Jeremy Lin Leaves Ungrateful NBA To Be A Sporting God in China

Jeremy Lin’s incredible run in the NBA is over. As the first American-Chinese or Taiwanese player in the history of the league, not to mention the first Asian-American to win an NBA title, the “Linsanity” superstar is taking his talents to Beijing. In China, the point-guard will discover – something he clearly didn’t realize after his rock-bottom comments – that he’s one of the most influential athletes in the world. NBA Champion Jeremy Lin Departs For China There was always something special about Jeremy Lin. It wasn’t just his ethnicity,…

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