After a successful two year run the Arizona Cardinals sunk to the bottom of the NFC West in 2010. The Cardinals were caught flat-footed after the retirement of quarterback Kurt Warner. The revolving door at quarterback in 2010 forced the Cardinals to pull the trigger on one of the biggest offseason trades in an attempt to jumpstart the offense.
Over the last three seasons the Buffalo Bills have won only 17 games and their record has gotten progressively worse. But after being competitive in a number of games in 2010 are the Bills on the way up?
Position Battles Left guard, right outside linebacker and safety are the three contested spots in the starting lineup. TJ Lang, Erik Walden and Morgan Burnett have the inside track. An impressive performance tonight could solidify a starting spot for Week One.
For only the third time since 1994 the Denver Broncos finished with a losing record and the four win total was the lowest in 20 years. The 2010 campaign saw a coaching change midseason as well as a quarterback change later in the year.
Everyone on the same page Obviously the biggest key throughout the preseason every year is making sure you don't lose any starters due to injury. This year the injury concern is joined by the issue of making sure everyone is where they need to be. In the last two summers the offense looked in midseason form by the second preseason game. But this year with limited time to get communication down pat, getting everyone in synch may take some time.
For all intents and purposes, the NL Central is a two team race and that gives extra flavor to the already important midweek series between the Brewers and Cardinals. However, it's not just the NL Central that's in play for the Crew. San Francisco has fallen back, opening the door for the Brewers to grab the second best record in the NL. And the Braves, once thought to have a lock on the wild card, have also come back to the pack.
The MLB All-Star rosters will be announced Sunday morning. Here's my best guess at the AL roster. Bear in mind that the starters are based on voting totals from earlier this week. It looks like catcher, shortstop and the final outfield spot will go down to the wire.
Twitter will be the place to be for the NBA Draft tonight. Already the Bucks have pulled the trigger on a three-way trade and more of the same is expected throughout the league. Plus there's the drama of where Jimmy Butler and Jon Leuer will wind up.
Just a reminder that the start time of the Brewers-Red Sox game on Saturday got pushed back to 6:10 p.m. So we'll have a brief Wisconsin Sports Weekend for you starting at 5 with Brewers Extra Innings after the game.
Hopefully you enjoyed The Finals because it could be the last we see of the NBA for quite some time. Much like its gridiron counterpart the NBA is hip deep in labor strife and a lockout will most surely take place once the current CBA expires on June 30.
After a three game sweep of St. Louis the Brewers are in first place in the NL Central. The last time they led the division this deep in the season was on July 4, 2009. Two years ago the Brewers contended throughout the first half of the season but faded badly in the second half.