By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz, @ORzodkiewicz on Twitter By the numbers, a small market team can still win plenty of games in the MLB, but the success is definitively limited. Major League Baseball remains as the only professional sports organization in America that does not enforce a salary cap for teams, allowing bigger market squads to spend … Continue reading The MLB Payroll Question: Can a Team Simply Buy Wins?
By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz, @ORzodkiewicz on Twitter The public likes Pittsburgh in its postseason matchup Sunday, but everybody may be getting ahead of themselves. The Pittsburgh Steelers sit as a 7-point favorite against the Jacksonville Jaguars for their AFC Divisional Round game this weekend, and with rest, home-field advantage, and talent on their side, betting on … Continue reading Is All the Chatter Around the Steelers Foreshadowing a Disappointment vs. Jacksonville?
By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz, @ORzodkiewicz on Twitter After another polarizing comment from his father, Lonzo Ball's professionalism and demeanor deserves a nod. LaVar Ball is no stranger to making media outlets frenzy over his comments, and his most recent quotes hold no exception. The father of Lakers guard Lonzo Ball criticized Los Angeles' head coach Luke … Continue reading Lonzo Ball’s Place in this Game of Tug-of-War Must Be Tiring
By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz, @ORzodkiewicz on Twitter The blatant lack of consistency over officiating the act of catching a football continues to burden fans, players, and coaches. Dubbed the biggest game of the season by many personalities across the country, the highly-touted matchup between the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the contending Pittsburgh … Continue reading The NFL Catch Rules Need to Catch These Hands
By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz, @ORzodkiewicz Behind a few late James Harden moments, the Rockets were able to outlast the Sacramento’s youthful offense in the Golden1 Center’s second season. With 26 seconds left in the game, a replayed call sent Eric Gordon to the free-throw line to put the Rockets up 5 and seal the game. Harden … Continue reading Late Houston Surge Spoils Kings’ Home Opener 105-100
By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz @ORzodkiewicz ESPN again put its foot down on Jemele Hill's social agenda when the sports media powerhouse suspended Hill for two weeks after she sent out a tweet Monday night regarding a boycott of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' sponsors according to @ESPNPR on Twitter. This play always work. Change happens when advertisers … Continue reading Jemele Hill Suspended for Tweet Calling for a Boycott of Jerry Jones’ Sponsors
The NBA lottery system will undergo change after the league's board of directors voted 28-1-1 in favor of regulations to discourage tanking according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Rules on player rest were also included, and both updates will be implemented in 2019. The announcement from NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday came with changes … Continue reading NBA Draft Lottery Reform: Adam Silver’s Latest League Renovation
The Cincinnati Bengals failed to pass the pylons again on Thursday, and the clock has begun to tick on their season. By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz @ORzodkiewicz The Bengals produced nine total points in their first two games, reaching the endzone zero times in 53:45 total minutes of possession in their own building. "We [were not] good … Continue reading The Bengals’ Back-to-Back Bungles
By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz @ORzodkiewicz The NFL's deep player pool allows for the sudden shining seasons from mostly unknowns that fans rally behind. These are the players that throw preseason predictions out the window and miraculously force themselves into the limelight of professional football. Whether they're young and unproven, looking to thwart an injury bug, or … Continue reading The 2017-18 NFL All-Surprise Team
Don't look now, but the chase for the NL Central crown just became a lot tighter. By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz On May 12, 2017, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped their sixth straight contest en route to a division-worst record of 14-22, falling six games back of the then-first place St. Louis Cardinals. The young Tyler Glasnow unceremoniously … Continue reading The 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Refuse to Pack Up