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Breaking Down the (Likely) Baseball Hall of Fame Selections

Four players are likely to be enshrined in Cooperstown.
Breaking Down the (Likely) Baseball Hall of Fame Selections 2015

The much anticipated Baseball Writers Association of America vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is upon us, with the final vote being announced Tuesday, Jan 6.

 

2014 saw Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and Frank Thomas as just the third class in 70 BBWAA elections in which three, first-year candidates were inducted, and just the eighth time overall that three players were inducted in the same year. With a little luck, and some cooperation from the baseball writers, Cooperstown could have three, hopefully four, new inductees this summer.

 

25 Greatest SportsCenter Anchors of All Time

Who are our favorite hosts in the four decade history of ESPN's flagship program?
Ranking the Greatest 25 SportsCenter Anchors of All Time

There’s a reason ESPN has become the sports goliath that it is today.

 

They were the first and best in the business to do what they do. It began on Sept. 6, 1979 with the original run of their signature nightly sportscast that kept fans informed about what was happening in sports. This well before the eruption of the Internet, blog-o-sphere, social media or niche television networks.

 

5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Beat Oregon in the National Championship

Here's why the Buckeyes will win it all on Jan. 12.
5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Beat Oregon in the National Championship

Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship after a 42-35 upset victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Buckeyes have played Oregon eight previous times, but the meeting on Monday, Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas is easily the matchup with the most implications between these two programs.  

 

5 Reasons Why Oregon Will Beat Ohio State in the National Championship

Here's why the Ducks will win it all on Jan. 12.
5 Reasons Why Oregon Will Beat Ohio State in the National Championship

Oregon is 60 minutes away from its first national championship after a 59-20 victory over Florida State in the Rose Bowl. The Ducks had plenty of help from the Seminoles, using five turnovers by the Seminoles to score 41 points in the second half. As usual, Oregon had plenty of explosive plays by its offense, averaging 7.9 yards per play behind quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Heisman Trophy winner started slow but finished with 338 passing yards and two scores and added 62 yards and one touchdown on the ground.

 

AFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck and the Colts hope to continue their home success against the Bengals and advance to the Divisional Round
AFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts

A regular season rematch is on tap when the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts face off in the second AFC Wild Card game on CBS. The Bengals (10-5-1) and Colts (11-5) have already played each other this season in Lucas Oil Stadium, a game that took place back in Week 7 that Cincinnati would rather forget.

 

NFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys

Jason Garrett and his NFC East champion Cowboys are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009
NFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys

The day your five-year-old has waited for his whole life for is finally here — the Dallas Cowboys are back in the postseason. Behind the record-setting offensive trio of Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant, Dallas won the NFC East with a 12–4 record and has returned to the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2009.

AFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are facing the archrival Ravens in the playoffs for the fourth time since 2001
AFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers renew their heated rivalry with a Saturday night, AFC Wild Card showdown on NBC. This will be the fourth time since 2001 the Ravens (10-6) and Steelers (11-5) have played in a playoff game, with the Steelers winning all three previous matchups.

NFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton and the Panthers are just the second team in NFL history with a losing record to advance to the playoffs
NFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers

The 2014 NFL playoffs will kick off in Charlotte Saturday afternoon when the Arizona Cardinals take on the Carolina Panthers on ESPN. The Cardinals (11-5) have four more wins than the Panthers (7-8-1), but are a near-touchdown underdog on the road against the NFC South champions.

 

GoDaddy Bowl Preview and Prediction: Toledo vs. Arkansas State

Rockets running back Kareem Hunt is among the nation’s most productive rushers
GoDaddy Bowl Preview and Prediction: Toledo vs. Arkansas State

The GoDaddy Bowl will feature some familiar faces when Arkansas State and Toledo face off in Mobile, Ala. The final postseason contest before the first national champion of the Playoff era is crowned, the Red Wolves (7-5) are playing in their fourth straight GoDaddy Bowl (formerly GMAC Bowl) while the Rockets (8-4) are making their second appearance.

 

Birmingham Bowl Preview and Prediction: East Carolina vs. Florida

Pirates' Air Raid looks to solve Florida's pass defense
Birmingham Bowl Preview and Prediction: East Carolina vs. Florida

Bowl season has a funny way of changing uninteresting September matchups into must-see TV.

That Western Michigan-Air Force game in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl might not have been on anyone’s radar on the second Saturday in September, but by virtue of being a bowl, the game deserves at least a bit of attention.

The Birmingham Bowl might be the opposite.

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