Darren Sproles: Philadelphia Eagles extend RB’s contract

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a bit of a coup on Thursday, landing running back Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a fifth-round pick. The team has worked quickly to lock Sproles up for the foreseeable future, signing him to a two-year contract extension on Friday. The ...

America’s Most Influential Athlete Is… Jimmie Johnson?!?!?!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Move over, Tebowmania. Pound sand, Linsanity. The thing that's really taking America by storm is Johnson Madness. At least according to Forbes Magazine. On Tuesday Forbes released its list of the Top 10 Most Influential American Athletes, which was topped by NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. No, seriously. This is fairly impressive ...

Aaron Rodgers Is Currently The Best Quarterback In The NFL

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I'm going to preface this post by saying I'm not a Green Bay Packers fan. I have no allegiance to the team whatsoever. After the first four games of this season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has proven himself to be the best signal-caller in the NFL. After a Sunday whipping of the ...

Super Bowl Ironies

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

A few leftover notes from this year's Super Bowl: - How fitting is it that the two players most responsible for breaking Colts fans' hearts in this year's Super Bowl were rooted on by the very same fans in their collegiate careers? Purdue alum Drew Brees was the MVP of the game, ...

I Swear I’m Not Gloating

Monday, February 8th, 2010

For those not aware, I'm a southern California native stuck in the frigid confines of the Hoosier State. For the past six years I've had to hear from everyone how great the Colts are. Every season it's the same thing. Some choice quotes I hear every year: "Peyton Manning is ...

Fantasy Football Sink Or Swim: Week 1

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Ah, TheBaker's fantasy football expertise. It's a Rumors and Rants' tradition. OK, so I didn't win the league last year. I inexplicably finished second (in a 12-team league) despite having a loaded roster. But that's how it goes in head-to-head leagues. Sometimes you put up 58 points when 80 is ...

The Best Players Currently Wearing Each Number From 0 to 99

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Often times as a blogger you get ideas. Really big ideas that sound like they'd turn into awesome posts. The downside? Then you have to actually do the post. I've been sitting on this idea for a bit but executing it turned out to be quite an ordeal. What follows is ...