• Evaluating Hall of Fame Odds for 10 Active Major League Pitchers
  • Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part III: #10-1)
  • Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part II: #50-11)
  • Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part I: #100-51)
  • SwartzSports 2017 Mock Draft with Trades

Evaluating Hall of Fame Odds for 10 Active Major League Pitchers

Embed from Getty Images This isn’t your father’s Hall of Fame. At least not for starting pitchers. There’s a good chance no pitcher will again crack the 300-win plateau, a mark that has been achieved 24 times throughout the sport’s history. Even 250 wins is a rare accomplishment at this point. The ageless Bartolo Colon leads all active pitchers with 235, CC Sabathia is next at 230, and then it’s…

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Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part III: #10-1)

It’s no easy task to look at the National Football League’s 97-year history and select the 100 best players to ever wear a uniform. The game has evolved from a run-heavy, pass-resistant environment to one in which the modern rules cater to high-volume passing attacks. Statistics are readily available to today’s fans, but that wasn’t the case 50, 40, even 30 years ago. I can’t pretend to have watched all…

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Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part II: #50-11)

Embed from Getty Images   It’s no easy task to look at the National Football League’s 97-year history and select the 100 best players to ever wear a uniform. The game has evolved from a run-heavy, pass-resistant environment to one in which the modern rules cater to high-volume passing attacks. Statistics are readily available to today’s fans, but that wasn’t the case 50, 40, even 30 years ago. I can’t…

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Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part I: #100-51)

Embed from Getty Images   It’s no easy task to look at the National Football League’s 97-year history and select the 100 best players to ever wear a uniform. The game has evolved from a run-heavy, pass-resistant environment to one in which the modern rules cater to high-volume passing attacks. Statistics are readily available to today’s fans, but that wasn’t the case 50, 40, even 30 years ago. I can’t…

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SwartzSports 2017 Mock Draft with Trades

Embed from Getty Images   Mock drafts are fun, but you know what is even more fun? A mock draft with trades. Trades happen, and to pretend that no team will trade out of its spot is irrational. That’s why I included a handful of them in here. Whether a trade involves Malcolm Butler, Jimmy Garoppolo, Richard Sherman, a potential blockbuster trade up for a quarterback, or something we’ve never…

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Power Ranking 50 Best Quarterbacks in NFL History (Post-2016 Edition)

Embed from Getty Images   It’s been just a year since I ranked my 100 best quarterbacks ever, but following another Super Bowl victory for Tom Brady, it’s time to re-evaluate the all-time best. Is Brady now the best to ever play the position? Does Aaron Rodgers crack the top 10 after another stellar campaign? Where does Matt Ryan stand up against the game’s quarterbacks, present and past? Let me…

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8 Takeaways From Super Bowl LI’s Thrilling Finish

Embed from Getty Images     1) The Patriots completed the greatest comeback ever on the NFL’s biggest stage. The Super Bowl was a laugher midway through the second quarter, with the New England Patriots down 21-0 following a pick-six thrown by this generation’s finest postseason quarterback. It was 28-3 Atlanta with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter. ESPN’s Stats & Information department calculated the Patriots’ odds…

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Power Rankings: NFL Quarterbacks

SwartzSports 2016 NFL Awards & Playoff Predictions

This was an unusual season in the National Football League. Nobody ran away with a single individual award, as virtually every single race has two, three or even four legitimate candidates. No team established themselves as the clearcut favorite to win the Super Bowl, even with New England and Dallas running away with home-field advantage in their respective conferences.  Below are my picks for each of the awards across the…

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Selecting 2016-2017 SwartzSports Pro Bowl Rosters

Embed from Getty Images     The 2016-2017 Pro Bowl rosters are out by now, and it’s a lot of the names you’d expect to see. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Antonio Brown are annual fixtures on the team by now. There were also some surprises – who would have thought Dak Prescott, preseason third-string quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore – would put together as fine of a…

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What Went Wrong With Philadelphia Eagles After 3-0 Start?

Embed from Getty Images   Sunday’s 32-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals was the final nail in the coffin for the 2016 Philadelphia Eagles. They trailed 29-0 to a team that entered the day 4-7-1; some late garbage-time scores from the Eagles shouldn’t hide what was an all-around embarrassing effort. At two games under .500 in the NFC’s most competitive division, it would take an absolute miracle for Doug Pederson’s…

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