Reading Time: 2 minutesIn their first year in Las Vegas, the Raiders are aiming to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016. The Raiders currently have a bottom-five defense in the NFL as they are allowing an astounding 32.8 points per game to opposing offenses. If the Raiders are looking to make the playoffs this year, improving their defense before the NFL trade deadline will be the best way to do it. Anthony Harris – Minnesota Vikings The Raiders’ defense is in desperate need of true free safety as they lack depth and talent in the position....Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2020 NFL offseason was filled with tons of unprecedented headlines many never thought would never happen. From Brady and Gronk leaving the Patriots to other stars like Jamal Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, and Stefon Diggs all being traded, this offseason was filled with crazy transactions. With these moves come big headlines and bold predictions, and as we enter the midway point of the season I’d like to go back and review how some of these headlines are making out.Tom Brady to Tampa has worked out great so far, although many (myself included) had their doubts....Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Raiders started their inaugural season in Las Vegas with a 34-30 win over the Carolina Panthers. The Raiders need to keep this momentum going as they start their journey as the Las Vegas Raiders. Must Gain New Fans in Las Vegas No one wants to support a losing team. The Las Vegas Golden Knights gained fans in their new city because they were successful right off the bat. The Raiders don’t need to appear in the Super Bowl this year to gain fans like the Golden Knights did, but they must achieve some level of...Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesMike Mayock has cemented himself as one of the league’s top General Managers by completely turning the Raiders’ roster around after just one season. Mayock’s first draft class produced immediately with rookies Josh Jacobs, Maxx Crosby, and Hunter Renfrow all leading in many rookie stat categories. With the work of Mike Mayock, the Raiders improved tremendously from the year before. Mayock has a reputation amongst NFL fans for over-drafting players. Fans heavily criticized his first-round selections of Clelin Ferrell in 2019 and Henry Ruggs in 2020 for the perceived “lack of value” that he got with the picks....Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutesJadeveon Clowney was the biggest name in 2020 free agency, but it’s almost August and he hasn’t signed anywhere. Originally, the Browns, Seahawks, and Titans were thought to be the top 3 teams, but only one of those teams remains. The Browns restructured Olivier Vernon’s contract and extended Myles Garrett. The Seahawks traded a behemoth of picks for Jamal Adams and will likely extend him to a record-setting deal. In the midst of all this chaos, the Raiders snuck in and offered him a contract. So, why would Clowney choose the 7-9 Raiders over the Titans...Read More
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College basketball has tipped-off!
"And Here. We. Go." - The late Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, circa 2008
It’s a race to the top of the #UCL poll rankings. With only half a season in the rear-view mirror — there’s tons to be decided in the second half of play.
Samarth analyzes: https://phenommedia.net/a-review-of-the-ucl-at-the-halfway-mark/
“It was simply surviving. That’s how it felt and that’s how it appeared for Ohio State. In a game that honestly exposed Ohio State defensively, Indiana kept closing the gap on the Buckeyes offensively.. but in the end, the Buckeyes showed balance.”