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Scott Croker


Scott Croker grew up writing short stories and watching sports. It was only fate his two loves would combine into a life of sports writing. He grew up in the great sports city of San Francisco and currently resides in LA, which is just a football team away from being complete. As he has gotten older he has realized that there is not much more in life he needs to be happy than a TV and laptop, although going to games is nice too. Feel free to pester Scott at by emailing him at and make sure to follow him on facebook at and Twitter at He looks forward to getting into debates with you!

Russell Westbrook Will Miss 4-6 Weeks After Knee Surgery

Russell Westbrook's second knee surgery will sideline him 4-6 weeks.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without superstar guard Russell Westbrook for the first 4-6 weeks of the regular season after he underwent his second knee surgery Tuesday. The Thunder were hopeful Westbrook would be ready for the season opener after his rehab showed positive progress. His knee took a step backwards recently, and swelling… Read more »

Jake Locker Will Miss A Few Weeks With A Sprained Hip

Jake Locker will miss a few weeks with a sprained hip

We finally know what’s wrong with Titans quarter back Jake Locker. A second MRI Tuesday revealed the rising star has a sprained hip that will sideline him for a few weeks. The news is exactly what the Titans were hoping to hear. With Locker under center this season, Tennessee is off to a 3-1 start…. Read more »

Jake Locker Injury Requires More Tests

Jake Locker needs his swelling to go down before his next x-rays

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker will need more tests to determine the severity of his hip injury. Initial x-rays on Locker’s hip showed no breaks or tears, but the tests will not be 100 percent accurate until his swelling goes down. Speaking with the media, Titans coach Mike Munchak clarified, “He still has swelling so… Read more »

Josh Freeman Responds To Drug Accusations

Josh Freeman says the drug rumors surrounding him are false

Josh Freeman has responded to a report claiming the Buccaneers quarterback is a stage one participant in the NFL’s drug abuse program. Freeman is in a battle for his NFL career at the moment, and he wisely decided that the best thing to do was clear the air as quickly as possible. In a statement… Read more »

Drew Brees Becomes Sixth All Time Passing On Monday Night Foootball

Drew Brees became the 6th greatest passer of all time Monday night.

Drew Brees passed Fran Tarkenton in career passing yards on Monday Night Football to become the sixth best passer ever. Drew Bres still has a long mountain to climb before he passes Brett Favre for the most passing yards of all time. Brett Favre’s monster record sits at 71,838 yards. Dan Marino, the great Miami… Read more »

Antrel Rolle Says New York Giants Can Go 12-0 To Finish Season

Antrel Rolle thinks the new York Giants can still go 12-4

New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle firmly believes the team can go 12-0 the rest of the season, and make the playoffs to top off the comeback. That’s huge talk for a player on a 0-4 team who has gotten worse as the season has progressed. The Giants have scored seven points their last two… Read more »

Josh Freeman In Stage One Of NFL’s Drug Program

Josh Freeman is stage one participant in the NFL's drug program

Tampa Bay Buccaneers troubled quarterback Josh Freeman is reportedly a stage one participant in the NFL’s drug program. At this point in time, Freeman is not in danger of being suspended by the league for drug or substance abuse, instead, he is only subject to random testing. Sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN’s… Read more »

Houston Texans’ Fans Burn Matt Schaub Jersey

A Matt Schaub jersey was burned by Houston Texans fans before Sunday's game

Houston Texan fans are tired of seeing Matt Schaub under center after he threw a critical fourth quarter interception in the team’s Sunday loss. The Texans were leading the Seattle Seahawks 20-13 with 2:40 to go in the game, when Matt Schaub threw a ball that Richard Sherman grabbed and returned for pick six. This… Read more »

Kevin Garnett In Ring Or Bust Mode For Nets

Kevin Garnett is in ring or bust mode for the brooklyn nets

Kevin Garnett, the Brooklyn Nets prized offseason acquisition, is in “ring or bust” mode with his new team, a sentiment which should make fans very happy. Garnett signed with the Nets, along with Boston Celtics‘ teammate Paul Pierce, to be the finishing touches on a team that just fell short of greatness last season. The… Read more »

Miami Marlins Put Unsold No Hitter Tickets Up For Sale

The Miami Marlins are selling leftover tickets from the no-hitter

Miami Marlin rookie pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter on the last day of the regular season. The Marlins, notorious for not selling out games, have put the leftover tickets of the game up for sale. Selling unsold tickets is not a new trick for the Miami Marlins. When Roy Halladay pitched a perfect game… Read more »

Dale Sveum Fired By Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have fired Dale Sveum

After two disappointing seasons at the helm, the Chicago Cubs have fired Dale Sveum, and will be looking for a “proven leader” as his replacement. Cubs President Theo Epstein announced the news in a statement released Monday, “Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager. Dale… Read more »

Brian Hoyer Named Browns Starter For Thursday Matchup

Brian Hoyer named Thursday starter for Browns

The Cleveland Browns have named Brian Hoyer their starting quarterback this Thursday against the Buffalo Bills. The news comes a day after Brian Hoyer led the Cleveland Browns to their second straight victory, evening the team’s record at 2-2. The Browns started the season with second year quarterback Brandon Weeden starting. Cleveland fell to 0-2,… Read more »

Dashon Goldson Avoids Fine For Latest Hit

Dashon Goldson will be fined, not suspended, by the NFL for his latest hit

Tampa Bay Buccaneers controversial safety Dashon Goldson will avoid a suspension from the league for his latest hit. Dashon Goldson’s on field violence has been a continuing theme this NFL season. He has already been fined multiple times by the NFL for illegal hit, his most recent costing him $100,000. Of course, that fine was… Read more »

Vince Wilfork Tears Achilles, Out For Season

Vince Wilfork tears his achilles, is out for the season

The New England Patriots may have beaten the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night Football, but they lost defensive anchor Vince Wilfork for the rest of the season with a torn achilles. The loss of Vince Wilfork will leave a gaping hole in the Patriots offensive line. And no, that’s not a joke at the expense… Read more »

Erik Spoelstra Agrees To Extension With Miami Heat

Erik Spoelstra has agreed to an extension with the Miami Heat.

Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat have agreed on a multiyear contract extension two days before training camp starts. Spoelstra has been with the Miami Heat in some capacity for more than two decades. The relationship has been incredibly fruitful for both sides, and will be for years to come. Because of Erik Spoelstra’s long-standing… Read more »

Big Changes Coming To NBA Finals

As soon as 2014 the NBA Finals format could be changed

The NBA Finals might be getting a big makeover in 2014, returning to an old format that’s better for business. Since 1985, the NBA Finals have been played in a 2-3-2 format, which mean two home games, then three away games, and then two more home games. The 2-3-2 was adopted when the Boston Celtics… Read more »

Mike Glennon Loses First NFL Start

Mike Glennon lost to the Cardinals in his NFL debut

Mike Glennon lost his first NFL start Sunday, as the Arizona Cardinals came back to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10. Glennon was given the nod to start in Tampa Bay after head coach Greg Schiano had enough of Josh Freeman’s nonchalant behavior. The feeling is mutual with Freeman, who reportedly wants to be released… Read more »

Detroit Lions Get Big Win Against Division Rival Chicago Bears

The Detroit Lions got a big win over the Chicago Bears Sunday

The Detroit Lions won a big divisional match-up against the Chicago Bears Sunday and are now tied for the NFC North lead. On paper, this was a game the Chicago Bears should have won. Jay Cutler has played smart football so far this season, and the defense had been a brick wall. All the Bears… Read more »

Washington Redskins Get First Win Against Oakland Raiders

The Washington Redskins beat the Oakland Raiders Sunday

The Washington Redskins beat the Raiders 24-14 in Oakland to get their first win of the season. The Redskins defense finally showed up, and RG3 put together a complete game against a Raiders team without Terrelle Pryor. Both teams are now 1-3 on the season, and both are better than their records suggest. The Oakland… Read more »

New York Giants Fall To 0-4 Against Perfect Kansas City Chiefs

The New York Giants fell to 0-4 against the Kansas City Chiefs

The New York Giants remained winless Sunday, falling 31-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs. No one can quite figure out what the problem is with the Giants. Eli Manning, who has two Super Bowl MVPs to his name, has thrown a league high nine interceptions. Manning has always thrown a lot of interceptions, but never… Read more »

Jake Locker Carted Off Field

The Titans carted QB Jake Locker off the field Sunday

Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Jake Locker was carted off the field Sunday with a right hip injury. The injury could not come at a worse time for the very promising Titans. Jake Locker landed awkwardly on his right leg after a hit by New York Jets defensive end Muhammed Wilkerson. He couldn’t get up under… Read more »

Buffalo Bills Hang On To Upset Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Buffalo Bills Sunday

The Buffalo Bills hung on in the fourth quarter to beat the Baltimore Ravens and pull one of the biggest upsets of the weekend. Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel out-dueled Joe Flacco to even the Bills record to 2-2 on the season. He played like a rookie, completing 10 of 22 passes for 167 yards, one… Read more »

Cleveland Browns Surprise Again, Beat Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Cleveland Browns Sunday

The Cleveland Browns and Brian Hoyer have done it again! The team has won two games in a row after beating the Cincinnati Bengals 17-6 Sunday. It looks like everyone was wrong about the Brown tanking the season after the Trent Richardson trade. Brian Hoyer has brought ridiculous new life into Cleveland, and is now… Read more »

Plane Flies ‘Tebow, Why Not?’ Banner Over Jaguars Game

Jaguars fans flew a Tebow, why not? banner over Everbank Field Sunday

Things are getting ugly in Jacksonville. A group of fans tired of the team’s quarterback situation, flew a plane over the game Sunday with a banner reading, “Tebow, why not?” The sign, obviously, is another effort by the Jaguars faithful to convince the team to sign free agent quarterback Tim Tebow. The sad fact is,… Read more »

Josh Freeman Wants Release If He’s Not Traded

Josh Freeman wants the Buccaneers to release him

Well, that escalated quickly. Tampa Bay Buccaneers third string quarterback Josh Freeman reportedly wants to be released by the team if he is not traded immediately. Accord to Jay Glazer or FIX Sports, Josh Freeman believes it would be best for both he and the Buccaneers to part ways sooner rather than later. The news… Read more »

NFL Gameday Preview: Bears Look To Quiet Lions High Flying Offense

The Detroit Lions play the Chicago Bears Sunday

The Chicago Bears will try to beat the high-flying Detroit Lions to start the season perfect 3-0. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has looked revitalized under new head coach Marc Trestman in Chicago. Cutler is playing smart, mostly mistake free football, and looks like the player the Bears wanted when they traded for him. The defense,… Read more »

Hunter Pence Signs Five Year Contract With Giants

Hunter Pence and the Giants agree to 5 year contract

The San Francisco Giants and right fielder Hunter Pence have agreed to a new five-year contract worth a reported $90 million. Hunter Pence’s new contract with the Giants will reportedly be announced tomorrow, after the star player passes his physical. Barring an unforeseen disaster, San Francisco has locked down one of their key pieces for… Read more »

NFL Gameday Preview: Bills Look To Upset Surging Ravens

The Buffalo Bills have a favorable matchup

The 1-2 Buffalo Bills are looking to upset the 2-1 Baltimore Ravens at home Sunday. The matchup is surprisingly favorable for rookie quarterback EJ Manuel and the upstart Bills. The offense is averaging 350 yards per game, 135 of which are coming on the ground. Manuel has been surprisingly solid in his first NFL season,… Read more »

NFL Makes Jaguars Remove OW Position From Denard Robinson

The Jaguars can no longer label Denard Robinson and offensive weapon

As if the Jacksonville Jaguars season couldn’t get any worse, the NFL is now telling the team that Denard Robinson cannot be labeled “OW” on the depth chart anymore. Denard Robinson was a quarterback in college for Michigan, but the school really used him for a little but of everything. He is an incredibly gifted… Read more »

College Football Team Bus Explodes

A small college had its football team's bus expose

A Division II college football matchup last Saturday was canceled abruptly when one of the competing school’s team buses exploded on it’s way to the stadium. The matchup was between Miles College and Concordia-Selma will hopefully be rescheduled for another date. Because both schools are so small, not a lot of details have come out… Read more »

Russell Westbrook Might Not Be Ready For Season Opener

The Thunder may not have Russell Westbrook for their opener

Oklahoma City Thunder super star Russell Westbrook may not be ready to play in the team’s season opener after offseason knee surgery. The Thunder held their team media day on Friday in anticipation of the 2013-14 NBA season. Russell Westbrook was there and was open with the media about his health status: “I don’t know… Read more »

Josh Freeman Could Be Inactive For Bucs Sunday

The Buccaneers might make Josh Freeman inactive Sunday

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Josh Freeman could be inactive on Sunday after being benched for rookie Mike Glennon. A lot has happened in the few short days since Josh Freeman lost his starting job in Tampa Bay, including an unauthorized interview with ESPN where he said he wanted to be traded. Now reports… Read more »

Dodgers Not Interested In Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano will not be a Dodger next season

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly not interested pursuing Robinson Cano, the Yankees All-Star second baseman, in free agency this offseason. Shockingly enough, the reason the Dodgers will not chase after Robinson Cano is money. Los Angeles has $163 million dedicated to the payroll next season, and Cano is hoping to land a $305 million… Read more »

Dale Sveum To Learn Cubs Fate On Monday

Dale Sveum will learn his fate with the Chicago Cubs Monday

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum will meet with team management Monday to find out if he will remain with the team through the final year of his contract. Dave Sveum is currently finishing the second year of a three year contract with the Cubs. In his first season the team finished 61-101. This season the… Read more »

Joey Votto Ties Pete Rose For Reds Team Record

Joey Votto tied Pete Rose's single season on base record Friday

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. On Friday, he got on base for the 311th time this season, tying a franchise record with legendary hitter Pete Rose. Pete Rose set the record in 1969, and now 44 years later it has finally been tied. And… Read more »

Eric Wedge Will Not Return As Mariners Manager Next Season

Eric Wedge announced he is leaving the Mariners Friday

Eric Wedge has reportedly informed the Seattle Mariners he will not return to the team next season. Eric Wedge will stay in Seattle for the final games of this MLB season, then he will leave the team after a less than fruitful three-year tenure. In 2011 the Mariners finished the season with a 67-95 record,… Read more »

Marlins Fire GM Larry Beinfest

The Marlins have fired Larry Beinfest

The Miami Marlins front office upheaval began Friday with the firing of general manager Larry Beinfest. Larry Beinfest will be replaced by Dan Jennings immediately. It had previously been reported that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had taken over day-to-day operations of the team, although at the time Beinfest’s job was not in danger. The tables… Read more »

Trent Richardson To Get Full Workload In Indy Sunday

Trent Richardson's leash will come off Sunday

Trent Richardson will get the full workload at running back for Indianapolis this weekend. With Ahmad Bradshaw out with an injury, the Colts won’t be able to platoon the two backs while Richardson learns the playbook. Ahmad Bradshaw will not play this Sunday against the Jaguars because of a neck injury. In Trent Richardson’s first… Read more »

Matt Cassel To Start At QB For Vikings Sunday

Matt Cassel will be the Vikings starter on Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings will start Matt Cassel at quarterback Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Christian Bonder out with a broken rib, Matt Cassel will get the chance to prove he should be the starter in Minnesota. For Matt Cassel, the opportunity to start is Minnesota is huge. Despite taking the Vikings to the playoffs… Read more »