Adam Larsson has been on an NHL payroll for less than a year, but already he’s drawing comparisons to Nicklas Lidstrom and competing for a Stanley Cup. What else is there for a 19-year-old to do? Larsson’s New Jersey Devils are an excellent team, but perhaps not the right place for the young rookie. Ryan Fulford explains why.
In the wake of Junior Seau’s passing, perhaps it’s time to take a look at where American football at all levels is going. Is the sport too dangerous? Is there enough being done to make sure those participating are healthy long-term, both physically and mentally? The sport is at its most popular, but a rapid decline due to the dangers is not out of the realm of possibilty.
The Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs are playing more than just a Western Conference Finals series. They’re redefining the NBA as we know it. With star power bursting from both sides, there’s a real changing of the guard taking place, and it’s happening in markets you would least expect.
When 49ers QB Alex Smith recently took shots at Panthers QB Cam Newton recently, it sparked a debate much larger than who is the better of the two. Instead, people are focusing on just what makes a great quarterback in the first place? Is it team wins or impressive personal statistics? The answer may help decide which QB you’d rather have on your team.
Jerry Stackhouse is an aspiring NBA coach nearing the end of a long and eventful career. Will it be his experience playing with a young Allen Iverson, spearheading a revolution with the Detroit Pistons, sharing time on the wing with an aging Michael Jordan or playing in the NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks that will help him most as he transitions from on the court to the sidelines? The man’s got history.