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Cubs targeting catcher Max Pentecost with No. 4 overall pick

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

"Are you interested in being a Chicago Cub at the No. 4 pick in the draft?" That, according to a friend of Rumors and Rants, was the question posed to Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost by Cubs president Theo Epstein in a conversation this week. It would appear Pentecost didn't say ...

Browns tell Manziel to start acting like backup QB

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

For the first time in decades, it appears the Cleveland Browns are doing something brilliantly: reigning in the ego of Johnny Manziel before he ever sets foot on the field. It began on draft day. Cleveland came into the first round with two picks, and traded down from the fourth spot ...

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany is a Tool

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

There is no better symbol for everything that has gone horribly awry in college sports in the last half-decade than Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, who today will take his latest turn at pissing into the eyeballs of his conference's fanbase in search of more dollar bills to not give ...

Frank Kaminsky stays at Wisconsin, says NBA looks “boring”

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Part of blogging -- at least in the "good old days" of blogging -- is highlighting the work of other bloggers. It's how the community was built, really, until some places got so big that they didn't have to feature anyone else anymore. But we're not bitter. Today, we'll feature the ...

Why Wrigley Field still matters at 100

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Most stadiums are just places to put butts. Like a living organism, it takes time for these inanimate objects to grow into something more meaningful. The majority of Major League ballparks have not yet had this opportunity — 24 of the 30 have been built in my lifetime, and I’m still ...

College football team suspends accused rapist!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

In a move that is sure to send seismic waves across the college football landscape, the University of New Mexico suspended a player accused of rape on Tuesday. That player is Lobos running back Crusoe Gongbay, who seems like he could have gotten by in life on cool name alone. Unfortunately, ...

Longest-tenured NHL coach dismissed by Nashville Predators

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Barry Trotz is a name only familiar to hard-core hockey fans or Nashville residents. Yet he has been one of the mainstays in the world of professional sports -- until Monday. The Nashville Predators relieved Trotz of his job after he had served as the team's head coach since its inception ...

Hank Aaron, Brandon Spikes and matters of historical hyperbole

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Our nation's racial history remains treacherous ground. Like any other pile you'd prefer not to step in, it seems to find you when you aren't paying attention. And wearing sandals. Two different athletes trod into that territory this week with their words. One is a living legend with a history of ...