The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs started this past weekend, and already with four games in, they showed why they have the most exciting playoffs out of the four major sports in America.

Three out of the four opening games went to overtime. And the game that didn’t go to overtime was the battle for Florida, between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. It nearly went to overtime, though. The Lightning took the lead with 1:14 to go in the third period.

Aaron Rodgers (Getty Images)

I never would’ve written those words a week ago, but after the news came out that Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay, it is probably best that the Packers grant that wish. Of course they should try everything they can to make him happy, but if that can’t be done, they need to just trade him.

If making Rodgers happy is a goal of the Packers, they probably didn’t help their case when they used their first-round pick on a defensive player, selecting cornerback Eric Stokes out of Georgia. That makes 8 of the last 9 first-round draft…

Akil Baddoo (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Detroit Tigers rookie sensation, Akil Baddoo, has gotten the entire league talking about him. Baddoo is a Rule 5 draft pick, meaning that other teams can draft certain players from other teams that have too much talent stockpiling in the minor leagues. The catch is that they have to make and stay on the major league roster.

So in this instance, the Tigers took Baddoo away from the Minnesota Twins. If the Tigers chose not to have him on their major league roster, he’d end up going back to the Twins.

During spring training, Akil Baddoo made sure that he…

Jon Jones

After this past weekend’s UFC Heavyweight title changing hands with Francis Ngannou knocking out Stipe Miocic, the conversation quickly turned to Jon Jones’ move up to heavyweight.

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Yeah yeah, I know. Everyone is tired of the G.O.A.T. talk. No matter what sport it is, it’s overdone. On top of that, everyone is also tired of Tom Brady and his constant praise and his constant winning.

But it’s hard not to praise him. Whether you like the guy or not, he has won 7 Super Bowls.

Earlier today, Tom Brady signed a four-year contract extension that keeps him in Tampa Bay. The deal will keep him through the 2022 season. The genius of the deal is it frees up $19 million against the salary cap for this upcoming…

Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Royce O’Neale (Pool-Getty Images)

The Utah Jazz won their game convincingly last night against the defending NBA Champion LA Lakers. Granted, the Lakers are without superstar Anthony Davis, but it was still an impressive showing by the Jazz.

The Jazz currently sits atop of the Western Conference with a 26–6 record, which is the best record in the NBA. They are by far the most impressive team thus far as we near the halfway point of the season. The question becomes whether or not they are a legit contender, or are they just like the Milwaukee Bucks the last couple of seasons?

Milwaukee has…

Kamaru Usman (Photo by Jeff Bottari | Credit: Zuffa LLC, 2020 Jeff Bottari)

The dominant performance by Kamaru Usman in his victory over Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 to retain his welterweight title still has the MMA world buzzing. The jab he displayed throughout the fight was absolutely masterful.

Usman immediately called out Jorge Masvidal after the fight. It was a surprising call out since Usman disposed of Masvidal quite easily in July. Granted, Masvidal took the fight on 6 days notice, but it still is a tough sell given that the fight wasn’t close whatsoever. Would a full training camp be the difference for Masvidal to take out Usman? …

Blake Griffin (Photo: Getty Images)

There is no single city in the sports landscape that has as little excitement as the city of Detroit has. With the news of Lions franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford being traded to Los Angeles, it signals what probably should have happened a few years ago: a full rebuild.

The Lions are by far the most depressing team in Detroit. While the NFL is probably the easiest league to go from worst to first, the Lions have history to show that they’re probably not going to do that. They are starting with an entire overhaul in their front office and coaching…

Nolan Arenado (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

A blockbuster trade was done on Monday between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies. Except, only one side got a ‘blockbuster’ deal. Nolan Arenado, who spent his entire career in Colorado, is now heading to the Cardinals.

The Rockies are sending $50 million along with him. Why, you ask? No one really knows. It would be one thing if they sent the money to get higher prospects in return, but the best guy they got from the Cardinals system was ranked 9th. That’s from a team that has the 18th best farm system, so it’s not like they…

Matthew Stafford (Photo: Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

Matthew Stafford has been traded to the Los Angeles Rams after spending his entire career with the Detroit Lions. It marks the first big trade of 2021. The LA Rams were just in the playoffs a couple of weeks ago, but got eliminated by the Green Bay Packers in the second round.

The Lions on the other hand have just hired a new GM and head coach and are going for yet another full reset. Stafford and Detroit mutually agreed to part ways earlier this week. …

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