Dominic Jimenez

MNF: Bears vs. 49ers: Three Things to Watch For

on November 19 2012 7:29 PM

          With a chance to gain traction in a tough NFC to get a first-round playoff bye, here are three things to watch for in tonight's Monday Night Football matchup between the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. 

 

 

1. The Backups vs. Two of the Best Defenses in the NFL

           Starting quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Alex Smith are both out of this game with concussions. So it’ll be veteran Jason Campbell against second-year Collin Kaepernick. Campbell has been a decent starter in the past, and obviously has the upper hand heading into the match up. Kaepernick is definitely at a disadvantage tonight. Starter Alex Smith was able to practice this past week before being ruled out of the game earlier today. Smith not only practiced, but took a majority of the first-team snaps. Kaepernick played about 75 percent of last week’s game, but is ill prepared going into this match-up. The play of both of these quarterbacks will go far in determining tonight’s winner. The Bears and 49ers both have ferocious defenses and can force opposing QB’s into bad decisions. Campbell and Kaepernick will need to bring their “A” games in order to win. Just like….

Golden State Warriors Season Keys: Part 1

on November 12 2012 7:47 PM
Golden State Warriors Season Keys: Part 1

 

           The Golden State Warriors have become one of the more predictable teams in the NBA. For over a decade, they’ve been a team with some talent, a run ‘n’ gun offense, and an injury-prone group of players. The front office consistently made questionable decisions while the players continuously floundered late in games. This is a team that has not capitalized on its lottery draft picks (Ike Diogu, Patrick O’Bryant,  etc…), nor has it had an impactful center. It was easy to predict that the Warriors would have flashes of brilliance, but would be otherwise average. It was easy to pencil them into the 10th to 12th seed in the Western Conference, never quite able to consistently break into the playoffs. But about a week into their 2012-2013 season, this looks nothing like the Warriors of old. We’ll start things off by looking at the center position.

 

San Francisco Giants Recap & Offseason Rumors: Could Josh Hamilton Be In Brian Sabean's Plans?

on October 30 2012 5:30 PM
San Francisco Giants Recap & Offseason Rumors: Could Josh Hamilton Be In Brian Sabean's Plans?

          The San Francisco Giants have completed their improbable playoff run with the ultimate prize: a World Series Title. After a period of 56 years without a championship, the Giants now have two titles in three years. While the city of San Francisco and its fans are still celebrating, it is already time to start looking towards next season and where this Giants team is headed.

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10 MLB Players Fans Should Watch In Person Part 2: Chapman, Hernandez, Ichiro, Stanton, and Halladay

on October 26 2012 5:43 PM
10 MLB Players Fans Should Watch In Person Part 2: Chapman, Hernandez, Ichiro, Stanton, and Halladay

          

          There’s that old adage that certain athletes are “once-in-a-lifetime talents.” And while the phrase may be played out, there are definitely a handful of athletes that actually fit into this category. There are some talents that are just too amazing to not enjoy watching, regardless of what your favorite team may be. Some may be older players that have a limited window of playing time left while some may be young stars that are just too good to miss. The first installment in this series will highlight ten baseball players that fans should watch in person. Keep in mind this list is NOT solely comprised of guys on the verge of retirement. Here is part 2 of 2 (Players are in no particular order). You can check out part one here.

 

 

Aroldis Chapman- Pitcher, Cincinnati Reds

 

10 MLB Players Fans Should See In Person Part 1: Jeter, Cabrera, Verlander, Pujols And Rivera

on October 20 2012 6:05 PM
10 MLB Players Fans Should See In Person Part 1: Jeter, Cabrera, Verlander, Pujols And Rivera

          There’s that old adage that certain athletes are “once-in-a-lifetime talents.” And while the phrase may be played out, there are definitely a handful of athletes that actually fit into this category. There are some talents that are just too amazing to not enjoy watching, regardless of what your favorite team may be. Some may be older players that have a limited window of playing time left while some may be young stars that are just too good to miss. The first installment in this series will highlight ten baseball players that fans should watch in person. Keep in mind this list is NOT solely comprised of guys on the verge of retirement. Here is part 1 of 2 (Players are in no particular order).

Derek Jeter- SS, New York Yankees

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