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Just a thought (written October 4, 2015)

Posted: 4th October 2015 by Jeff Plattner in Uncategorized

This past weekend was a busy one in the sports world. While I finished up some projects around the house that had been neglected for the better part of the last year, Major League Baseball wrapped up its regular season, the college football season continued to cause onlookers to scratch their heads, as they tried […]

MLB: 2015 Year in Review (written September 27, 2015)

Posted: 27th September 2015 by Jeff Plattner in MLB

As I sit down to reflect on the 2015 Major League Baseball season, the Minnesota Twins have just seven games remaining. In the American League Wild Card race, they are a single game back, in the loss column. Who would’ve guessed that six months ago? If you had a chance to read my 2015 MLB […]

2015 NFC PREVIEW (written September 1, 2015)

Posted: 1st September 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

NFC East Philadelphia Eagles (Best-case) Oft-injured QB Sam Bradford stays healthy and enjoys a Pro Bowl season as the Eagles run wild, on their way to Chip Kelly’s first playoff win. (Worst-case) Bradford and DeMarco Murray, who Dallas ran ragged last season, both go down with season ending injuries and the Eagles, who started hot, […]

2015 AFC PREVIEW (written August 25, 2015)

Posted: 25th August 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

AFC East New England Patriots (Best-case scenario) The ridiculousness called “Deflate Gate” is finally settled, Tom Brady’s suspension is lifted, and he returns in complete screw you mode to everybody who stands in his and the Patriot’s way, leading the team on a season long, pure anger-inspired journey that ends in a second consecutive Super […]

After covering the ACC, Big 12, Pac 12, and SEC in Part I of our preview, we’ll turn our attention to the Big Ten, other teams to consider, other players to keep an eye on throughout the 2015 college football season, and of course, the college football playoff; who makes it and who wins it? […]

Unsurprisingly, last season’s inaugural college football playoff was a smashing success. How will the 2015 college football season compare, what player will take home the Heisman Trophy, who will be among the final four at season’s end, what teams will be the odd ones out, and who will be crowned national champions when it’s all […]

By the time last week’s Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Moments article was written and we were finished reminiscing of the painful near misses by the Timberwolves, Twins, and Vikings, my mood was so somber, there was no other option than to follow it up with something a little more positive. Though they’ve been few and […]

A few weekends ago, on a Saturday evening, after enjoying another picture perfect summer day, I found myself wanting to watch an exciting sporting event. However, being stuck in the mid-summer sports lull, where baseball and WNBA were really my only options, I knew there was no hope of that. Much to my surprise, my […]

NFL Bold Predictions: 15 for ‘15 (written July 19, 2015).

Posted: 19th July 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL

1. Regardless of whether or not Tom Brady receives a suspension for his alleged involvement in Deflate Gate, for the first time since 2002, the Patriots will finish a season with less than 10 wins. 2. Miami will regret paying Ndamukong Suh $114 million (over 6 years) as they fail to not only make the […]

2015 NBA Free Agency (written July 12, 2015)

Posted: 12th July 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The 2015 NBA Free Agency period has been anything but ordinary. To date, a mere one hundred and seven free agents have agreed to deals and at least nineteen trades are either in the works or have been confirmed. Despite the San Antonio Spurs doing everything right and seemingly ensuring their dynasty extends into the […]