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COMMENTARY: The NFL and MLB Hall of Fame Voting System is Flawed

Austin Darrow I’ve wanted to argue this for a while now, and the Terrell Owens snub of the Pro Football Hall of Fame has triggered me into this. The NFL and MLB Hall of Fame’s voting system are flawed. The NFL HoF voting committee consists of media members and two Hall of Famers. The MLB HoF committee consists of all media members. Do you see the issue here? The only eligible Hall of Fame voters is the two NFL Hall of Famers in the voting process. The other voters may have played the sport in high school, but now they... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Super Bowl Analysis

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet The Pats-Falcons was a ridiculous end to a Super Bowl. In the last 12 months we witnessed a buzzer-beater in the NCAA championship, two 3-1 leads blown and a college football game goes down to the final second. Cavs win in the final minute of Game 7 Cubs-Indians go 10 innings in Game 7 Nova hits a game-winner Clemson beats Bama with 1 second Let’s get some things straight, the game was terrible. The first three-quarters were a typical NFL playoff game. It was a blowout. The Patriots looked defeated in the first three-quarters. They were... Read more →


LeBron Finally Speaks Out on His Critics

Austin Darrow Cue Michael Scott screaming “this is happening,” because LeBron James has finally spoken out against the criticism he’s faced. You can tell he’s finally fed up with the criticism he has taken throughout his career, unfortunately for Charles Barkley, he was the one who sparked this. Barkley came out and said James isn’t a competitor, because he wanted more players on his team. Here’s what Barkley isn’t understanding; James isn’t asking for the top players, he just wants someone better than Kay Felder. James is 33 and leads the league in minutes played. He shouldn’t be doing that... Read more →


COMMENTARY: It's Time Duke Realizes They Aren't That Good

Austin Darrow College basketball is anything but normal, yet there’s one team who’s been shocking the nation and not in a good way. The Duke Blue Devils started as a preseason ranked No. 1 in the nation. They had a solid group of guys who could take Coach K to another national title (Grayson Allen, Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard). After going 12-1 before conference play, the Blue Devils are now 3-4 in the ACC. Where did it go wrong? The excuses can’t go on any further (suspensions, Coach K’s absence, and injuries). It’s time to admit the... Read more →


COMMENTARY: LeBron Complains About Lack of Bench Production

Austin Darrow Name me a team who had a “Big 3” and had a solid bench. I guarantee you can’t. LeBron James has come out and called out the management for not having bodies on the bench, and he is allowed to since he practically runs the team. I’m not saying he’s lying, because the Cavs bench is disastrous. Now I am a big LeBron fan, but let’s be honest here, he can’t be complaining about his teams needs when they have no money. The Cavs have the highest payroll in the league and have zero dollars of cap room.... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Conference Championship Predictions

Tom Brady takes the snap during Super Bowl XXXIX. Brady threw for 219 yards to give the Patriots their third Super Bowl victory in four years. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related: Austin Darrow Austin Darrow Conference Championship weekend is here and two teams will advance to the final Sunday of the NFL season. The high-powered offense in Atlanta will go up against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Tom Brady looks to go to his seventh Super Bowl as he prepares to face off against the “Killer B’s”. With that, here are my “expert” opinions for this weekend’s games. Sunday, January 22nd,... Read more →


COMMENTARY: MLB Hall of Fame Snubs

Austin Darrow The MLB Hall of Fame inductees have been announced and Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez made it. Unless you’re Jose Canseco, who questioned Bagwell entering the Hall of Fame via Twitter, you’d probably agree these three are deserving of their inductions. How Pudge Rodriguez only received 76% and Vladimir Guerrero didn’t get inducted is mind blowing. I truly believed Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds would get in. Bagwell was suspected of steroid use during his playing days. Steroids have nothing to do with the HoF voting anymore. The problem with the voting is the people who... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Divisional Round Wrap-Up

Austin Darrow On the record, I correctly predicted the final score of the Packers-Cowboys game. That is all. Steelers-Patriots, Packers-Falcons. Those are the final four teams remaining. The Steelers were the only team I predicted to lose and they didn’t look good to me at all last night. The Chiefs have a very tough defense and Pittsburgh found that out. They were great in the open field, but once they got to the red area, the Chiefs shut them down and held them to six field goals. How the Chiefs defense holds that high powered offense to six field goals,... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Processing...

Austin Darrow PROCESSING… Trust the Process. Three words that have become a life quote to Philadelphians. First introduced by Sam Hinkie, former GM of the Sixers, and now being played out by rookie Joel Embiid. No one was really sure how Embiid would do this season after missing two years due to injuries. He’s the NBA Rookie of the Year as of right now. Once the Sixers get their No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons on the court with Embiid, good god, Philadelphia will erupt. As it stands right now, the Sixers will most likely land another top five pick... Read more →


Le'Veon Bell's Comparing Himself to Steph Curry is Pure Delusion

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet Le’Veon Bell came out and said that he’s changing the game of football like Steph courtesy Golden State Warriors Curry is with basketball. He is right about Curry, but wrong on himself. Take a seat Bell, you’re not revolutionizing the game in any way. Bell is a very good running back and I’m not here to discredit him in any way. I am here to say how crazy he is for thinking he’s revolutionizing football. He is one of the most patient runners in the game, yes, but not the first. There have been players with... Read more →


Mike Tomlin Is the Problem In Pittsburgh

Austin Darrow Wild Card weekend is finally over and thank god. The games were boring and no team other than the Packers were really surprising. It’s tough to criticize the games when the Raiders and Dolphins didn’t have their starting quarterbacks. The Texans have Brock Osweiler and Matthew Stafford’s finger wasn’t healed. So four teams didn’t have a QB or he wasn’t 100% healthy. The one team I want to dial in on is the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers beat the Dolphins in a blowout if you go by the score, but remember the Dolphins were without Ryan Tannehill. Matt... Read more →


Terrell Owens To the Hall of Fame Is A No Doubter

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet The NFL Hall of Fame finalists have been announced and now the waiting game begins as they have to cut the final 18 players down to five before voting anyone in. When the Hall of Fame committee cuts the final 18 members down to five, the final five must accumulate a minimum of 80% of the votes to make it to Canton, Ohio. Each player that has made it this far has done their civil service for their teams and have done more than enough to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The... Read more →


LeBron James Will Surpass Michael Jordan As Greatest of All-Time

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in action against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on April 2, 2009, in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan 1997 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet LeBron James said early in the NBA season that he’s chasing a ghost and that ghost played in Chicago. James was referring to Michael Jordan. James has the chance to surpass Jordan as the greatest of all time, the GOAT. Most people aren’t ready to hand that title over to James. I am willing to say that James will surpass... Read more →


A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

"Among the many gifts that we buy and receive, let us not forget the true gift: To give each other something of ourselves, to give each other something of our time, to open our time to God. In this way Anxiety disappears, Joy is born, and the Feast is created. " ~ Pope Benedict XVI Thank you for your support and loyalty over the past year..... from all of us at CNBNewsnet BEST WISHES, Bill & Connie Cleary ... Read more →


The Case For David Johnson's MVP Candidacy

Austin Darrow The NFL MVP race is heating up and it’s going to come down to the final game of Week 17. While we know the usual candidates (Brady, Elliott, Prescott, Carr) there’s one player who has slipped through the cracks. That player is David Johnson. Johnson is the running back for the Arizona Cardinals for the people who don’t know. Johnson has the fourth most rushing yards in the league. And tied for second most TD’s. He is leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage. If you listen to the media, they’ll only fill your brain up with Ezekiel... Read more →


The Solution To Meaningless Bowl Games

Austin Darrow I CNBNewsnet The college football bowl season is upon us and it is under lots of scrutiny, between stars sitting out to prep for the draft and because of the sole factor that they’re meaningless games. The NCAA has these bowl games for one reason and one reason only, the money. The student-athletes are being forced to play these games, which does not matter whatsoever. There’s only one way to fix all of this and that’s to get rid of every bowl game that comes before the New Year’s six bowl games. I bet you couldn’t name more... Read more →


Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette Choose To Skip Bowl Games

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey (source Pinterest) LSU’s RB Leonard Fournette (source LSU) Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet Two of the top running backs in college football have decided to skip their team's upcoming bowl games and there is nothing wrong with it. Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey has decided to skip his team's upcoming bowl game (Hyundai Sun Bowl) and begin his draft prep immediately. LSU’s RB Leonard Fournette was the first to say he was passing up in the bowl game to get ready for the draft. LSU plays in the Citrus Bowl and will play without Fournette. Fournette has said... Read more →


The Positives and Negatives of the MLB's Pre-Draft MRI Screening

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet The MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement has some major changes coming to the game. The free agent compensation has been overhauled and MLB players meal money has taken a hit. All of the changes are making teams become more complex in doing business. Another part of the CBA is the new MRI program for top 50 pitching prospects in the MLB Draft. The players will be asked to voluntarily get an MRI on their throwing arm. The MLB Scouting Bureau determines who the top 50 players are. All the players must be registered by the MLBSB,... Read more →


Cowboys Obstacles To A Title Run

Austin Darrow l CNBNewsnet The Dallas Cowboys are the first team to clinch a playoff spot, following Washington’s loss on Sunday. With that they are also close to clinching the NFC East. The Giants lost to the Steelers along with the Washington loss, so now all we can do is look ahead at the Cowboys playoff run. Dallas has overcome every obstacle thrown at them and passed all the tests the media and fans gave them. They took down high powered offenses like Pittsburgh and Washington, come from behind wins against the Eagles and Ravens and the defense even showed... Read more →


Is the Committee Right?

Austin Darrow l CNBNewsnet Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington (in that order) capture the four spots for the College Football Playoff. Alabama was a lock at No. 1, but did the committee get the rest right? A lot of criticism has been thrown at the committee the past few weeks, because of how they’ve managed their rankings. We’ve seen Washington get put into the four spot for a week, before losing to the red hot USC Trojans (who will face Penn St. in the Rose Bowl). The committee has this criteria to determine who gets in and who shouldn’t,... Read more →


Eagles Season in Shambles After Monday Night's Loss

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet (PHILADELPHIA PA)(November 29, 2016)--After a 3-0 start and playoffs an actual possibility, the Philadelphia Eagles have won only two games out of their last eight. That’s not surprising to some, but it’s a little shocking at how fast they have regressed. Their loss on Monday Night Football was a crushing blow to the season and their playoff hopes. The Eagles could win out and win 5 in a row to go 10-6, but that’s very unlikely, and one to two more wins is more likely for the Eagles. Carson Wentz’s first three games were spectacular, he... Read more →


Pederson, Wentz Continue to Have Rookie Problems

Austin Darrow The Eagles just keep on putting more unneeded anger and pain on their fan base with every loss. Not only did the Eagles lose their fourth game out of the last five, but it was once again within a score or fewer. The Eagles went to division rival New York Giants and came out as losers, in a game that was in their hands. A couple fourth down plays Coach Pederson decided to go for, turned out to be the deciding factor of the game. At Dallas, Pederson opted to punt from 54 yards out, instead of kicking... Read more →


Eagles Wide Receiver Problems

Primary Logo''' 1996–present (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet PHILADELPHIA PA--The NFL trade deadline had plenty of rumors swirling, yet no big names were traded. Torrey Smith is still wearing a 49ers uniform, Alshon Jeffrey is still in Chicago and Brandon Marshall is still with the Jets. Worst of all Nelson Agholor is still Philadelphia’s No. 2 wide receiver. To make matters even worse Josh Huff was arrested on Tuesday. Not only did the Eagles not make any moves for those names, but Huff is looking at a suspension or even worse. So the Eagles wide receiving core has... Read more →


CNB Stats October; Average 3,111 Visitors Daily

Monthly Stats Report: 1 Oct - 31 Oct 2016 William E. Cleary Sr., CNBNewsnet Editor Summary Returning Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person is returning to your website for another visit an hour or later First Time Visits - Based purely on a cookie, if this person has no cookie then this is considered their first time at your website. Unique Visitor - Based purely on a cookie, this is the total of the returning visits and first-time visits - all your visitors. Page Load - The number of times your page has been visited. Weekly... Read more →


Sixers 2016-17 Predictions

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet PHILADELPHIA PA--When’s the last time the Sixers were this hyped up? The season opener is tonight and even though there’s no more Ben Simmons in the mix, the game is still more anticipated than it has been in recent memory. Also Nerlens Noel has been shelved and Jahlil Okafor is experiencing knee soreness. With that the home opener tonight is against a tough Oklahoma City Thunder, who is out to prove they don’t need Kevin Durant to succeed. There’s a ton of questions that need to be answered by the end of the season. For a... Read more →