Football Outsiders Determines Effects Of New Kick Off Rule - Warning: Link is ESPN Insider only - Football Outsiders uses their play by play data to try and figure out how many more touchbacks there will be next year. Simple answer, a shit load. There is a chart that shows ten kickers that all would have more than ten more touchbacks next year.
Neftali Feliz to Remain Ranger's Closer - Yeah... Link really says it all. Important mainly for fantasy purposes, but wanted to link here.
Blaine Gabbert Is Awesome - Link is to an ESPN story all about Gabbert personally. This kind of article is why he'll probably go first overall. Any talent concerns with Gabbert are soothed by his amazing off the field personality. NFL scouts are realizing more and more how important character guys are, and Gabbert has character in spades.
Buck Showalter Talks Shit About Yanks and Red Sox - Or in other words, Buck Showalter does exactly what you'd want the manager of the Orioles to do. If you're the manager of the Orioles you are in a tough place behind the Red Sox and Yankees and Rays. Talking shit about them is the first step to getting your team believing they actually have a shot to win that division.
Ochocinco Below Own Expectations at Soccer Tryout - There's minimal NFL news today. That's all the excuse I have for this one.
Bill Parcells Leaves Dolphins... Back On ESPN - After a few years of hanging out in Florida doing nothing for the Dolphins... Tuna is heading back to ESPN. He's going to be a draft analyst at first and will likely find his way back onto Sunday Countdown come fall.
Also going to use this space to kinda announce a future site feature. Once fantasy baseball season starts I'm going to offer a daily spot start candidate. It'll be a player available in a yet to be determined large percentage of ESPN leagues. The plan is to offer one for every day all season long so you'll have a reason to come back here every day.