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  1. NFL - Despite winning streak, New York Giants still far from cont...

    Rivers McCown

    Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders writes that despite a four-game winning streak, the New York Giants remain outside the realm of legitimate contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  2. NFL - Where contrarian betting value lies in Week 11

    PJ Walsh

    PJ Walsh examines where the contrarian betting value lies in Week 11, based on a system that examines teams that performed poorly against the spread in the first half of the season.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  3. Video: Top 10 contender or pretender?

    ESPN.com staff

    Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert take a look at the teams outside of the current top 5 in the ESPN class rankings, and decide if each is a contender or a pretender when it comes to vying for a spot in the final top five....

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  4. 2013 NHL Playoff Odds - Blackhawks, Devils looking like locks, wh...

    Neil Greenberg

    A quarter of the way into the season, we're starting to see some separation in the NHL standings. Using some detailed statistical analysis, Neil Greenberg provides the playoff odds for the contenders, pretenders and those who should be booking tee times.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  5. Florida Gators among seven teams playing at national championship...

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway tracks this season's top teams against the statistical benchmarks of past Final Four teams in order to separate the contenders from the pretenders. The result: Only seven teams are currently setting a national championship pace.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2013
  6. NFL - Five reasons why Baltimore Ravens are pretenders, not conte...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner says the Baltimore Ravens are poised for a decline and offers five reasons why.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  7. NFL - Herm Edwards - Are Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys c...

    Herm Edwards

    Herm Edwards analyzes five teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, to determine if they are pretenders or contenders.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  8. 2012-13 NBA preview: Memphis Grizzlies outlook

    John Hollinger

    How will the Memphis Grizzlies fare in 2012-13? Here's John Hollinger's projection.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  9. Why Notre Dame, West Virginia and Georgia aren't true title conte...

    Rod Gilmore

    Rod Gilmore looks at three undefeated top-10 teams -- Notre Dame, West Virginia and Georgia -- and writes that they will soon be exposed as pretenders in the BCS national title race.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  10. Pau Gasol to the Atlanta Hawks and other potential trade ideas - ...

    Austin Link

    Austin Link proposes five potential trades that would turn title pretenders into legitimate contenders to win the NBA championship this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  11. New York Giants aren't even NFC's last team out in ESPN Insider's...

    Nik Bonaddio and Keith Goldner

    The New York Giants, after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, are now not even the last team out of the playoffs in the NFC, according to Insider's NFL Playoff Predictor.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  12. Why the San Francisco 49ers are a playoff pretender - NFL

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner writes that the San Francisco 49ers are playoff pretenders. They may be a high seed entering the playoffs, but with a low-powered offense, they won't last long.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  13. Skyler Windmiller 'oblivious' to pressure

    Damon Sayles

    Kansas 2013 QB Skyler Windmiller says he's 'oblivious' to pressure and ready to face any and all challenges.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  14. College football: The biggest trip-up for the Auburn Tigers will ...

    Jeff Dooley

    The Eliminator -- which uses statistical benchmarks for contenders in each conference, historically -- looks at results after Week 8 of college football. Lessons: Missouri is legit, but fear the Huskers. Sparty is legit too, but they should fear Iowa.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2010
  15. For Michigan Wolverines' Denard Robinson, Greg Jones and Michigan...

    Bruce Feldman

    Bruce Feldman looks at some key storylines for CFB Week 6: Denard Robinson's biggest test yet vs. Greg Jones and Sparty, the chances of South Carolina stunning Alabama and whether Les "Mr. Magoo" Miles can keep escaping tight late-game situations.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  16. MLB: Philadelphia Phillies are back in the playoff race

    John Perrotto

    Thanks to a hot start to September, the Phillies are back in the playoff race. Here are the 10 teams with the best odds to make the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2010