Posted on: August 6, 2009 10:56 am

BCS review and grading nonconference schedules

Bowls and bull

Classic: Texas beating USC. Blowout: Florida stomping Ohio State. And all else in between. Dennis Dodd takes a stroll down BCS memory lane to analyze all of the games, outcomes and flaws of a decade. Full story

Dodd: Golden Decade | Rankings: 1-10 | History | B/R: Best teams | Hey!

Strength of schedule

At least Virginia Tech, Georgia and Florida State mean business, Eric Sorenson says as he grades nonconference schedules that could use more of the buzz that the Buckeyes-Trojans matchup will bring. Story

Dodd: Golden Decade | SB Nation: FSU

Camp tour: Chiefs

Will the gamble pay off? The Chiefs have banked on it. After giving one-
year wonder Matt Cassel a six-year, $63 million deal, their new braintrust is confident it has invested wisely, Clark Judge says. StoryVideo: Judge

Chiefs: Five things | Fantasy | B/R

Posted on: May 12, 2009 11:14 am

Mavs stay alive and the Caps force a game seven

Dallas delivers

The Mavs have life. Dallas keeps its playoff hopes alive by stretching out the Western semifinals to a fifth contest by holding off Denver 119-117 in Game 4. The Nuggets should be thanking the Mavs, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Cuban sideshow | Series: Nuggets 3, Mavericks 1 | Talk!

Goin' the distance

Get ready for Game 7. Dave Steckel scores in OT as the Caps win on the road 5-4 over the Penguins, forcing Wednesday's series finale. A better script couldn't have been written in Hollywood, Wes Goldstein says.

Related Links: Series: Caps 3, Pens 3 | B/R | Speak!

Prime catch

Canton-caliber numbers and being the face of the Chiefs was no longer enough for Tony Gonzalez. The tight end wants to win now and plans to help the Falcons take the next big step, Pete Prisco says. Full story

Related Links: Inside Slant: DBs | Draft Grade: B+ | B/R: Minicamp

Posted on: April 16, 2009 10:43 am
Edited on: April 16, 2009 10:44 am

Intense NHL playoffs and LeBron James as MVP

Pounding start

Playoff intensity is evident from the get-go as the Rangers hit the higher-seeded Capitals for a 4-3 victory. Wes Goldstein says the home team dominates, but goalie Jose Theodore might be Washington's downfall.

Related Links: Series: NYR 1, WAS 0 | Drury sits game | Bracket | Hey!

Draft needs: Chiefs

Two things we don't know about the Chiefs: Whether Matt Cassel will pan out as the long-term QB, and what's on GM Scott Pioli's mind. But Pete Prisco knows this: Kansas City needs help at linebacker. Full story

Related Links: Mocks | Rang blog | Speak up!

It's easy as M-V-P

You're giving Ken Berger a headache with your hypotheticals, not to mention fretting over the definition of 'valuable.' So he'll make this easy: LeBron James had the best season, so he is the NBA MVP. 2009 awards

Related Links: B/R: Here's to the winners | Playoff schedule | Talk MVP!

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