ESPN Unveils 2015 Preseason Football Power Index Rankings

To help pass the first weekend without football, ESPN decided to give college football fans something to mull over regarding the 2015 season. The Worldwide Leader unveiled its Football Power Index rankings on Friday. The ratings attempt to project the strongest teams using a handful of factors. Following is how ESPN describes what the FPI is deigned to do. FPI … Read moreESPN Unveils 2015 Preseason Football Power Index Rankings

Todd McShay’s Way-Too-Early 2015 NFL Mock Draft

Like clockwork, ESPN has rolled right into the 2015 NFL Draft following the conclusion of 2014’s. Toddy McShay has already put together a way-too-early look at how next year’s draft could shake out. It may be a bit premature, but the Worldwide Leader has to start popping them out now if it wants to reach … Read moreTodd McShay’s Way-Too-Early 2015 NFL Mock Draft

ESPN The Magazine names Florida the best two-sport school in the nation

In order to name the nation’s top franchise, ESPN The Magazine’s annual “Franchise Issue” ranks anything and everything related to major American sports. It takes into account factors from concession prices to winning. This year ESPN named the Memphis Grizzles America’s best professional franchise for 2013. The Mag also researched on-field success, off-field success and traditions of … Read moreESPN The Magazine names Florida the best two-sport school in the nation

The NFL Draft: Examining the media spectacle and what it means for the fans

g is, that after all of this analysis we still know very little. The NFL has turned itself into a 365-day, news-making entity. To best understand and discuss the league, let’s parse it into three major seasons. The months August-February make up the Playing Season—consisting of pre, regular, and postseason games. As the playoffs and … Read moreThe NFL Draft: Examining the media spectacle and what it means for the fans

Did ESPN’s Colin Cowherd really just call Indiana Pacers fans racist?

ESPN SportsNation hosts Colin Cowherd (left) and Michelle Beadle during the Madden 13 cover unveiling on the set of SportsNation at Times Square. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) Colin Cowherd, television host of ESPN’s SportsNation and radio host of The Herd, blamed the poor attendance at Indiana Pacers basketball games on a racist culture in the … Read moreDid ESPN’s Colin Cowherd really just call Indiana Pacers fans racist?