December 2011

Football

A New San Francisco Treat

The San Francisco 49ers have emerged from a near-decade of miserable mediocrity to become one of the top teams int he NFL. Without the likes of legendary names like Montana, Rice and Young, this new group of 49ers has come together to rebuild the quality and legacy of football in the Bay Area that will hopefully peak with another Super Bowl championship.

Baseball

Of Bryce and Men

The Washington Nationals have a dream of a prospect in Bryce Harper, drafting him first-overall in the 2010 MLB Draft. While Harper’s status as a future All-Star seems little in doubt, the Nationals should still be prepared to begin the 2012 season without his services. Harlan Ambrose explains why.

Hockey

Welcome to The Show

Carolina Hurricanes prospect Zac Dalpe made his NHL debut last season, scoring an assist in his first game. Since then, he’s battled other top prospects and hopes to one day become a stalwart member of the Hurricanes’ roster, but only if he can get over the hump that is the AHL.

Hockey

Forgetting John Tavares

John Tavares was the first-overall selection of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Since his arrival, he’s largely gone unnoticed by anybody not adorning NY Islanders gear. Why has Tavares been so overlooked compared to the likes of other first-overalls like Crosby, Ovechkin, Stamkos and even Nugent-Hopkins?