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NFC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson is 25-2 in his career, including playoffs, at CenturyLink Field
AFC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots

Season-opening foes will reconvene Sunday afternoon with much more on the line when the Green Bay Packers face the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game on FOX. All that stands between the Seahawks (13-4) becoming the first team in 10 seasons to make it to back-to-back Super Bowls are the Packers (13-4), the team they beat 36-16 more than four months ago.

 

College Football's Early Projected Breakout Players for 2015

Who are the early candidates to have a breakout year?
10 Early Picks for College Football's Breakout Players in 2015

The emergence and development of young talent can play a critical role in any team’s position in the race to win a college football national championship or conference title. And unpredictability of finding the next star or breakout player is also what makes preseason predictions difficult.  

 

Most Overpaid Players of the 2014 NFL Season

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Decline for 2015

Which teams will see their win total drop?
College Football's Top Five Teams on the Decline for 2015

College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. While the title celebration won’t stop in Columbus anytime soon, there are a handful of teams examining what’s next after key personnel departures.

 

Tim Raines Should be in Baseball's Hall of Fame

Here's why Raines needs to be voted in the HOF.
Tim Raines Should be in Baseball's Hall of Fame

Let’s get this out of the way — Tim Raines is not Rickey Henderson.

 

You know that and I know that. But 45 percent of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America hold “not being Rickey Henderson” against Tim Raines.

 

This is backwards.

 

Henderson is unquestionably the best leadoff man in baseball’s history, but that fact should not count against Raines’ career and his case for enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2014

Bobby Petrino gets high marks at Louisville.
Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2014

College football’s 2014 season is over, and it’s time to take a look back and review the teams, players and coaches before predicting what’s to come in 2015. The coaching carousel is always one of the hot topics every offseason. And as expected, the 20 new coaches from the 2014 season had a mixed bag of success.

 

Who Will Replace Marcus Mariota as Oregon's Starting Quarterback in 2015?

Oregon Heads Into Spring With Uncertainty at QB.
Oregon Heads Into Spring With Uncertainty at QB After Marcus Mariota Leaves for NFL

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is leaving Eugene for the NFL after three seasons as the Ducks’ starting signal-caller. The Heisman Trophy winner declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday and finished his career at Oregon as arguably the top player in school history. With Mariota moving onto the NFL, there are big shoes to fill under center for the Ducks in 2015.

 

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders in 2015

Championship QBs like Trevone Boykin lead the list of Heisman candidates.
Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders in 2015

The ink is barely dry on the 2014 season and Athlon Sports is continuing its too early look at what is assured to be another stellar season of upsets, broken records and historic storylines.

 

Considering Marcus Mariota became the first preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy in more than a decade, here is a quick look at the potential frontrunners for the stiff-armed trophy in 2015:

 

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2015

Texas A&M is a team on the rise for 2015.
College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2015

College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. The Buckeyes are the favorites to repeat next season, but winning back-to-back college football national championships isn’t easy.

Ohio State's 10 Most Memorable Moments of 2014

A look back at Ohio State's remarkable journey to a national championship.
Historic Season: Ohio State's 10 Most Memorable Moments of 2014

Generally, any championship in any sport is a long, arduous tale of adversity and perseverance filled with unpredictable success and joy.

 

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