For the second straight year ESPN Insider has ranked all 30 MLB teams in order of their future power rankings over the next five seasons.
The rankings consider the current major league lineups, the farm systems, quality of management and financial flexibility of various franchises and how those particulars will affect their competitiveness not only for the coming season but for the next several seasons.
If the rankings are correct, the Colorado Rockies, who score 16.2 on a scale of 1 to 100, are doomed to be terrible for a long time to come. They ranked dead last in ESPN's future rankings.
In other words, get used to watching a bad team.
"Nalen’s tone is easy. He’s naturally funny and his voice smiles through the radio. He seems to enjoy being in the studio. I detect that Shapiro is enjoying himself more on air, too, as a result of working with Nalen, even if the ex-pro does make him uncomfortable sometimes with his boyish sense of humor."
News 4 sports anchor Vic Lombardi reports via Twitter this morning that, according to his sources, the Broncos are pushing Elvis Dumervil to restructure his contract.
ESPN lists Dumervil as one on the NFLs 24 "most overvalued players".
Lombardi's report comes on the heels of rumors that Elvis could be trade bait in a deal to acquire Darrell Revis from the New York Jets. Additionally, speculation that Denver might draft Mani Te'o could mean that the team anticipates being able live without Dumervil.
Dumervil is held in very high esteem around Broncos Country, but his 2012 season was not all that impressive. It wouldn't be shocking if "Doom" were not a Bronco come September.
The Nation's largest sports media outlet finds its self in the news once again - and once again racist language is at the center of the story.
Here's an insanely compelling piece of video from ESPN's "Numbers Never Lie" breaking down the remarkable similarities between last years Broncos and this years Jets. It's Tebow Time, alright.
ESPN's Stephen A Smith, who is a huge douche, is reacting on Twitter today to an article that claims he's ready to have the "sex argument" with his nine-year-old son.
I thought I'd heard enough despicable lies about myself. Now there's some article out that I have a 9-yr-old son and I'm going to have a conversation with him about Sex. Mind you, I neither have a son nor a 9-Year-old. Some ppl are beyond despicable. No end! Sad what extent people will go to. Amazing how folks try to tear cats down, primarily due to perceived power of the spoken word. Damn Shame, but too bad. Because I don't intend on going anywhere. Really, Really sad, though!
Wow. He's pissed. There's just one problem. The story he's so riled up about ran in the Onion.
Now he looks like even more of a moron than he did before - and that's really saying something.
Beat you to it, Deadspin.
In case you hadn't heard, it's Tim Tebow's birthday. He's 25 today. It's a milestone worthy of mention we suppose, but ESPN went over the top with this little celebration on Sports Center this morning.
Is it possible that Tebow will bring down the entire four-letter network? People won't put up with this behavior much longer ... will they?
In April, 2009, the Denver Post's Terry Frei and "the Boy in the Window", Patrick Ireland, shared his story of recovery with ESPN's "Outside the Lines". His courage and refusal to give up on life can offer inspiration to the wounded victims of the Aurora shooter and the Community as a whole.
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Our pal, AJ Niss, a veteran of the Fancast, has a few thoughts to share on David Stern's rejection of the Chris Paul trade. Thanks for the submission, AJ. Remember, South Standers, we want to hear from YOU!
"And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason."
Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
Wednesday's one-hour ESPN "Tebow Center" added to the non-stop Tebowing both the four-letter Network and on NFL Network has turned Tebowmania into the new "Stairway to Heaven". It's over-played, over-hyped and quickly growing tiresome.