From Tommy to Tajh

In 1999, Clemson hired the Tulane Green Wave head coach, Tommy Bowden.  He was coming off an undefeated season with the Green Wave and would bring the head coach Clemson needed to Death Valley. To say Bowden’s time in Clemson was a roller coaster would be an understatement.  From 1999-2005, Bowden went 52-32, with a 3-3 bowl record.  He also had two of his biggest coaching highlights during this time.  The Tigers took down the number 3 ranked FSU Seminoles in Death Valley in 2003 and were also able to beat the rival Gamecocks four straight seasons from 02′-05′.  After Continue reading From Tommy to Tajh

Is there such a thing as a “winning formula” for GM’s to follow?

The GM. In my eyes those two letters represent the most prestigious position in all of sports. They are the architects, the visionaries and driving force behind bringing a group of professional athletes together to achieve one goal, winning a championship. To further complicate things, there isn’t just one way to achieve success as a GM. Let’s take the four major sports in America right now; football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. The GM’s role and strategy differs drastically from sport to sport. For basketball, one player can make such a profound impact on each and every game, the GM’s goal Continue reading Is there such a thing as a “winning formula” for GM’s to follow?

Kevin Durant and the Thunder Legacy

As we are approaching the start of the NBA season, the biggest story line will be LeBron James and the Miami Heat.  They will begin their quest for the highly coveted 3 peat.  LeBron continues to tell people that he gets better every year and he has proven that to be true so there is no reason not to think another MVP season is on the way.  This leads us to my question:  Did Thunder management ruin Kevin Durant’s legacy and his chance to be one of the greatest ever?  Will it be a Charles Barkley situation or can he Continue reading Kevin Durant and the Thunder Legacy

Waiver Wire Wednesday 10.16

Welcome to the latest and greatest installment of Waiver Wire Wednesday. Check out our top 5 players to target when you make your waiver claims tonight. This week features a starting QB for the 6th ranked passing offense, the #1 WR on the 3rd ranked passing offense, two players that will be relied on to fill the roles of injured star players, and Brandon Jacobs (yay!). Plus, for the first time on AVS, there are GIF’s! These picks aren’t in “priority” order, because I have no idea what your team needs, nor do I care what your team needs/how it Continue reading Waiver Wire Wednesday 10.16