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  1. The Historically Dominant Oakland A's

    Bill Barnwell

    At 48-30, the Oakland A's have the best record in baseball. Most power rankings I've found have them as the best team in baseball, but that's only recently become the case; ESPN moved them up this past week, while Jonah Keri bumped the...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Fourth-and-Short: Bears and Lions Play a Misdirection Game

    Bill Barnwell

    Having suggested that the Bears were the best team in football last Monday, I anxiously tuned in to Monday Night Football’s tilt between the Bears and Lions to see just how gruesome the effects of my (unintentional) reverse jinx would be upon C...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  3. The Tennessee Titans are a team on the way down

    Bill Barnwell

    Don't be fooled by Thursday night. The Titans' inability to maintain their guys in the trenches has them falling off a cliff.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  4. The Pitching Championship Belt, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    Click here for Part 1 and the methodology. We kick off the '90s with Clemens's best season as a Red Sox pitcher. After posting a 3.13 ERA and failing to make the All-Star team in 1989, Clemens bounced back in a big way, going 21-6 with a...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  5. The NFL Draft: Which Team Has It Best?

    Bill Barnwell

    It's two weeks late, but the NFL draft is almost here. Delayed from its typical late-April slot because of a spring show booking up Radio City Music Hall (which itself was ultimately postponed), the draft that would typically be in the books by ...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. The Shot Doctor

    Bill Barnwell

    On Tuesday, Gregg Popovich was named NBA Coach of the Year, becoming just the third person in league history to receive the Red Auerbach Trophy three times. His team went a league-best 62-20, without a single player averaging 30 min...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  7. Bill Barnwell on Week 9

    Bill Barnwell

    How did Carolina manage to maintain such a dominant four-game stretch? Plus, the rest of the worthy news from Week 9.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  8. The Dominant (and Anonymous) Bengals Defense

    Bill Barnwell

    Let me introduce the Cincinnati Bengals defense to you this way: If you go back and calculate what each NFL team has allowed in points per game over their last 16 regular-season games, the best defense in the league has been that of the Seattle Seaha...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. Bill Barnwell on the NFL teams that have the best shot at the Lom...

    Bill Barnwell

    In the final installment of our team-by-team preview, we look at who has the best shot at winning the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  10. Bill Barnwell names the best QBs throughout NFL history

    Bill Barnwell

    Every season there are a few great signal-callers, but which ones have reigned over all, and for how long?

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  11. Boldin and Harvin Sent Packing As the NFL Offseason Gets Busy

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday afternoon, two notable wide receivers were dealt away in trades that seemed to make little sense for the organizations who were giving away their best wideouts. The Vikings, a playoff team one year ago, dealt Percy Harvin to the Seahawks fo...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  12. Bill Barnwell puts the Ravens win in perspective

    Bill Barnwell

    The confetti has fallen, the Ravens are champs, and now it's time to try to make sense of it all.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  13. Ranking the NFL teams by watchability

    Bill Barnwell

    Forget about which team is the best — which team do you want to watch?

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  14. The top teams in the game, and the rest of the Week 6 news

    Bill Barnwell

    With the way 2012 has gone, it's pretty difficult to figure out which teams are actually good — but we're going to try to do it anyway.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  15. The deals that every NFL franchise needs to avoid

    Bill Barnwell

    The 10 types of NFL contracts that will absolutely haunt your franchise.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  16. Bill Barnwell looks at the three teams that have the best shot at...

    Bill Barnwell

    Three teams that have a shot at the no. 1 pick in the NFL draft. What should they do if they get it?

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011