2013 NBA Playoff Predictions

Here they are! With the NBA Playoffs upon us, the Ath-Lists staff got all jazzed up and threw together their predictions for how the bracket will run out. Enjoy! Kyle DeManincor   Eastern Conference First Round   1 Miami Heat vs 8 Milwaukee Bucks Winner: Miami in 4 Too good. Easiest series in the playoffs.   2 […]

The NBA Playoff Picture – Winding Down the Season

The two reasons the Hawks are where they are.

The 2012-2013 season has seen most of the teams presumed to dominate do so, but there have also been a number of teams that fell short of expectations (for various reasons). As we draw nearer to the playoffs, the 1-8 seeds are all but locked in one conference, yet in the other, much drama remains […]

The NBA Bench Squad


As we draw nearer to the playoffs, there has been a group of players coming off the bench for their respective teams that have been making noteworthy contributions on a nightly basis. Honestly, my inspiration for this list  came from thinking about how bad the Charlotte Bobcats actually are. I thought it would be fun […]

Regular Season and Super Bowl Picks


Tony Delk Jr.’s (My) Picks NFC NFC East: Giants NFC North: Packers NFC South: Saints NFC West: 49ers WC1: Lions WC2: Cowboys NFC Championship: Giants over Packers AFC AFC East: Patriots AFC North: Steelers AFC South: Texans AFC West: Chiefs WC1: Ravens WC2: Broncos AFC Championship: Patriots over Texans Super Bowl (Rematch Again!) Giants over […]

Fixing the 2012 Top 100 NFL Player List – Part II

How could he not catch everything with those mitts?

This batch of players was ranked with much higher success than the previous.   #90: Hakeem Nicks, WR (Giants) – UNDERRATED – Hailing from Chapel Hill, Nicks has been a major reason for the shift in the Giants’ offensive style. The 6’1 wideout touts some sick physical attributes, including a nice vertical and perhaps the […]

Top 5 Reasons LeBron Critics Need to Shut Up


Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying LeBron James is one of the transcendent athletes the NBA – and sports in general – has ever seen. His combination of speed, strength, control, defensive prowess, and basketball IQ make him something the NBA has never seen before. Sure, there have been guys […]

Fixing the 2012 Top 100 NFL Player List – Part 1


This offseason, the NFL players voted on who they consider to be the top 100 players in the league. As with any list of this nature and size, there is plenty of room for criticism, and this one surely does not disappoint. I was toying with the idea of writing this list in the form […]

2012 NL All Star Final Vote


That guy over there on the AL side had it easy. There, I said it. The talent up for the Final Vote for this year’s NL All Star squad features four very solid position players at different points in their careers, all of whom are putting up similar numbers. For the purposes of this list, […]

Factors for Rangers/Devils Conference Finals – Top 3


With the LA Kings up 3-1 (in dominating fashion) in their series with the Coyotes, we will presume they will represent the West in the Stanley Cup Finals. With the West set, we turn to the East, a conference that has seen favorites fall and no team have an easy run to this point. Left […]

2012 NHL Semifinals Matchups – Top 5

NHL: DEC 23 Kings at Blue Jackets

The first round of the NHL playoffs produced some intense drama, with the Presidents’ Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks being knocked off and the #1 seeded Rangers were taken to the brink of elimination. Other upsets included the #7 Capitals overtaking the #2 Bruins in a Game 7 overtime, and the highly favored Penguins being ousted […]


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