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  1. Canucks' offseason upheaval should build confidence, says Courtna...

    Katie Strang

    What happens in a hockey-crazed market when a hot start quickly dissipates into a dramatic downward spiral, highlighting a questionable coaching hire in the polarizing John Tortorella? You have yourself an offseason rife with upheaval, just like t...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. ESPN The Mag profiles Ndamukong Suh

    Michael Rothstein

    Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh is one of the most complex and polarizing players in the NFL. He has immense talent, yet sometimes crosses the line, be it throwing around quarterbacks or stomping on opponents. But who is Suh, really? It is a question...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Ndamukong Suh the No. 9 defensive player

    Michael Rothstein

    Ndamukong Suh is one of the most polarizing players in the NFL. His talent has made him one of the best players in the league and a dominant defensive tackle. How he sometimes roughs up quarterbacks and others, though, has brought him a bunch of scru...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  4. Failed test leads to title shot for Belfort

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Vitor Belfort will fight for a UFC title in 2014. That sentence alone is enough to infuriate parts of the mixed martial arts world. Belfort, 37, is a polarizing figure. He was brilliant in 2013, with three highlight-reel knockout vict...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. Melo takes $124 million for the team

    Ian Begley

    Carmelo Anthony has been one of the more polarizing figures in New York sports over the past three years. At the beginning of his Knicks career, Carmelo was criticized for the way he arrived in the Big Apple (blockbuster, three-team trade instead...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. Is Ryan Tannehill NFL's 23rd-rank QB?

    James Walker

    Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill remains a polarizing figure entering his third season in the NFL. Despite a mediocre 15-17 career record, some believe he has the tools to become Miami's quarterback for years to come. Others poin...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  7. Johnny Manziel not on Steelers' radar

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- As polarizing a figure as Johnny Manziel is, he can probably get Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers fans to agree on one thing. The majority of fans on both sides would love to see him start Sept. 7 when the Browns visit Heinz ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  8. Vick: Ring with Jets would seal legacy

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Michael Vick is in the fourth stage of his career. We've witnessed the rise, the fall and the comeback, and we wonder how it will end for one of the most polarizing athletes in our nation's history. Is there a happily-ever-after...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Brian Bennett

    Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Which won't be anything different for my pooch. Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel has a comprehensive look at the Big Ten's polarizing East Coast push. Retiring Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner res...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  10. Aging Tony Romo must adopt cerebral approach if Dallas Cowboys ar...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    Dallas QB will be around awhile yet, but, at 34, he must learn to rely on mental ability.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  11. 2014 NBA playoffs - Lance Stephenson is not a ball hog

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh explains why the Indiana Pacers need more, not less, of trash-talking 2-guard Lance Stephenson.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014
  12. Brooks reflects on polarizing perception

    Mike Triplett

    It took several years for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks to be inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame, since his career was filled with so many highs and lows. He led the Saints to their first-ever playoff victory in 2000 and po...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  13. Cowboys roundtable: Yes/no on Manziel?

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- Johnny Manziel is the most polarizing player in this draft, so naturally people believe he will end up with the Dallas Cowboys, the most polarizing team in the NFL. With the first round coming fast, ESPNDallas writers take a round...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  14. Can't argue with Johnson's grad success

    Andrea Adelson

    Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has become a polarizing figure among fans. Many have shared their frustrations about the triple option, about recruiting, about average results. But there is no quibbling with one important aspect of his job: Johnso...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  15. Jon Gruden: 'I want Manziel'

    Paul Gutierrez

    Johnny Manziel might be the most polarizing quarterback in next week's NFL draft, but he has a fan in former Oakland Raiders coach-turned-ESPN "Monday Night Football" analyst Jon Gruden. And if Gruden was still coaching an NFL team? "I don't ha...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  16. Philadelphia Eagles brass says WR Jackson 'was not a fit'

    Andy Jasner

    Speaking at their 18th annual Playground Build at Prince Hall Elementary School in North Philadelphia on Monday, the Eagles' brass finally opened up about the release of wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014