College Football Preview 2015-2016

Eight months after the Ohio State Buckeyes claimed the national title in the first College Football Playoff I can already hear Enter Sandman playing in my head in anticipation of Monday night’s battle between Virginia Tech and Ohio State in Blacksburg.  Fans all over the country are getting their tailgates ready for the first weekend and I, for one, cannot be happier.  After reading endless blogs and doing way too many hours of research, Almost Varsity has come up with the perfect college football preview.  Read up on our conference previews and predictions and be the office NCAA football pro. Continue reading College Football Preview 2015-2016

2014 NHL Playoffs #BecauseItsTheCup

Lord Stanley’s Cup is the single greatest trophy in sports and the quest for the Cup begins tomorrow night.  March Madness is a great two weeks of stunning game winners and Cinderella stories but sorry NCAA, the NHL has the best postseason in sports.  Every night could end up in a 3OT game winner by a defensemen who has scored 5 goals all year.  East Coast team / West Coast team, the NHL needs to be your TV every night.  NBA fans will say their playoffs are better, but does anyone think it wont be Spurs/Thunder and Heat/Pacers?  The first Continue reading 2014 NHL Playoffs #BecauseItsTheCup

The Baseball Hall Of Fame Election Process Is Broken, And Everyone Knows It

     It’s that time of year again.  Major League Baseball announced Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas will all be part of the 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown this summer.  Players linked to steroids like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds saw slight decreases in the number of votes they received, even though many assumed there were writers who would leave these guys off the first ballot as punishment, but then would vote for them going forward.  Players not linked to steroids but punished for being in the steroid era like Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell Continue reading The Baseball Hall Of Fame Election Process Is Broken, And Everyone Knows It

FF Rankings for your Fantasy Playoffs

This season has thrown many fantasy football owners for a loop.  Here at AVS, we are going to take a quick look at the top 5 fantasy players at each position going into the fantasy playoffs.  Our rankings will take into account stats thus far, injuries, and outlook for the rest of the season.  This is going to be a crucial read as you debate crucial start/sit decisions in the coming weeks. QB Rankings: Peyton Manning (vs.Tenn, vs.SD, @Hou) Matthew Stafford (@Phi, vs.BAL, vs.NYG) Cam Newton (@NO, vs.NYJ, vs.NO) Drew Brees (vs.Car, @Stl, @Car) Tom Brady (vs.Cle, @Mia, @Bal) Peyton Continue reading FF Rankings for your Fantasy Playoffs

Hot Soup Week 9 Pick

@Angelsteve89 Cincinnati (-2.5) at Miami The Bengals look like the real deal. Hopefully they don’t peak too early.  Miami lost their leading TD scorer in Gibson last week so more Mike Wallace should be coming (Yay Fantasy).  Bengals should handle Miami on Thursday. Indianapolis (-2.5) at Houston The Texans do not know who will be the starting running back this week with Foster and Tate both game time decisions.  The window for Foster, Schaub and Johnson sure did close fast. Dallas (-10.5) vs Minnesota Dallas lost a heart breaker last week and Dez exploded on the sideline instead of on Continue reading Hot Soup Week 9 Pick