The Oakland Raiders: Always Screwing Things Up For Everyone Else

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The Oakland Raiders have done it again. For the second straight draft, the Raiders grabbed a player far higher than he was supposed to go, and have paid that player far more than his slot value. In 2009, the Raiders took receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey with the No. 7 pick in the ...

TheBaker’s Annual Mock Draft In Which He Gets Creative

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Here it is, the much ballyhooed annual NFL mock draft brought to you by TheBaker. OK, so its not very ballyhooed. But I usually do pretty well. And I tend to get a little overly creative. But hey, that's the fun of it. I've got two major trades in the ...

Proof Taylor Mays Was Faster Than 4.43 At The Combine

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

There has been a lot of debate over USC safety Taylor Mays' 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine yesterday. Unofficially Mays clocked times of 4.34 and 4.24. His best time was later downgraded to a 4.43, which still gave him the fastest time of any defensive back at ...

Things Just Keep Getting Better For The Detroit Lions

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

While the Detroit Lions suffered arguably their most humiliating loss in franchise history on Sunday, there could be more of the same in the works for the beleaguered team from a beleaguered town. In the wake of the team's 17-10 loss to the (at the time) winless St. Louis Rams, ...

Your Week Six College Football Picks

Friday, October 9th, 2009

There's a bunch of decent games Saturday, but the one everyone is talking about is the big, fat monster game in the afternoon. Of course, I'm talking about Indiana at Virginia. The Hoosiers have a shot at beating a BCS conference squad and maybe even salvaging some respect after losing ...

Ten College Football Players I Can’t Wait To See

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The college football season is fast approaching. And for me that means just one thing. Scouting for next year’s NFL Draft. I mean, my alma mater (Indiana) blows and the sport is illegitimate anyways - at least it will remain that way until a playoff system is adopted. So, I basically ...