May
05

An Agent’s Best Friend

How sweet would it be to represent an MLB starting pitcher? Now image that the pitcher can hit too. Not only hit, but crush the ball. Well that is exactly what Scott Boras has in Micah Owings. Not only is Owings a solid 4 or 5 starter, but he can hit in the 9 spot…
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Apr
21

Schackman’s 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Final Version)

This is Mock Draft 4 of 4. The Grand Finale. To view Schackman’s last mock draft click here. 1. Miami Dolphins-Jake Long (OT- Michigan) Long is their guy. Which Long? We shall see. I am going to go with Jake in the week of the draft. The Fins have done some nice things with the…
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Apr
16

First To Sign, Is The Winner

For the last couple days the Miami Dolphins and Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long have been working on the parameters of a contract that will make him the number 1 pick in the 2008 NFL draft. The latest news on this front is that the Miami Dolphins has supposedly set a deadline on this contract…
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Mar
26

Let the Boys be Boys

As the Adam Pacman Jones saga continues and teams are weighing whether to acquire him or not, it is time to breakdown and analyze this move. The rumors are the Tennessee Titans are looking for a 4th or 5th round pick in return for Jones. Americas team, the Dallas Cowboys, are considered the front runners…
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Mar
17

Schackman’s 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Part 3)

This is Mock Draft 3 of 4. To view the previous mock draft click here. 1. Miami Dolphins-Chris Long (DE- Virginia) Long is their guy. Which Long is the real question, but I am going to go with Chris right now. He is a Parcells kind of guy, with a non-stop motor. But they could…
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Mar
12

Model Teams of the NFL

With the free agent season well under way, every analyst out there will give you his run down on the winners and the losers. But I think it’s just as important to point out those teams that really just know what they’re doing.There are several teams that come to mind. The Colts, Patriots, Steelers, Giants…
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Feb
25

Moss Growing in New England

With the off-season in full effect, it is time to discuss those big-name superstars who are about to leave town to get the big bucks elsewhere. One big time player who won’t be going anywhere is Randy Moss. This past season, we saw the much-maligned superstar turn into a team player and a Tom Brady…
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Feb
12

Schackman’s 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Part 2)

This is Mock Draft 2 of 4. To view the previous mock draft click here. 1. Miami Dolphins-Chris Long (DE- Virginia) If Parcells has confidence in John Beck or can talk Trent Green into playing then Long is their guy. He has that nonstop motor and pedigree that will be too good to pass up.…
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Feb
05

Book Review: Diamond Dollars

Diamond Dollars by Vince Gennaro is as good as it gets when it comes to the business of baseball. The uniqueness of Diamond Dollars is its provocative way of putting numbers to the real concepts that have been talked about by baseball insiders for years, such as the payoff from winning, the dollar value of…
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Jan
22

Schackman’s 2008 NFL Mock Draft

With the playoffs out of the way and the Super Bowl 2 weeks away it gives us some time to look towards the draft. Here is mock draft 1 of 3. Also be sure to look for my Faces in New places articles predicting where the biggest free agents will be playing next season. Miami…
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