The Red Sox have a Hidden Gem in Nick Pivetta

The Red Sox have a Hidden Gem in Nick Pivetta

The Boston Red Sox might just have a hidden gem in the starting rotation, Nick Pivetta. During the nightmare that was the 2020 season, Chaim Bloom made a smart trade that sent long-time Sox relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree to the Philadelphia Phillies. In...

Rory McIlroy Nearly Missed His $1.4 Million Payday

Rory McIlroy Nearly Missed His $1.4 Million Payday

Rory McIlroy won more than $1.4 million this weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow this weekend. I would say that is an alright payday for four days of work. It was the first win for Rory since 2019 and the drought is finally over. But, it almost...

Why a Chris Sale return is crucial to the Red Sox

Why a Chris Sale return is crucial to the Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox won 17 games in the month of April alone. The way that people were talking about the Red Sox before the season began, you’d have thought that this team wasn’t going to win 17 games until the month of June. But they have been a resilient team and...

Post-Fight Brief: Canelo – Saunders

Post-Fight Brief: Canelo – Saunders

The biggest surprise last night is that it was a pretty good fight for a little while. Canelo Alvarez, an 8-to-1 favorite, built up an early lead on Billy Joe Saunders. BJS crawled back into the fight in the middle rounds - and then he got too confident. He put his...

Weekly Recap: Celtics

Weekly Recap: Celtics

For much of this season, the Celtics have been consistently inconsistent, and that trend continued this week. After getting on a recent roll, winning 8 of 10 games at one point, the Celtics had a rough start to this past week. To be fair, they've been fighting...

The Aaron Rodgers Drama that Fell on its Face

The Aaron Rodgers Drama that Fell on its Face

The NFL Draft is already dramatic. Then the Packers made it more dramatic. At the very end of Draft Night, Aaron Rodgers is still a Packers and I would assume that Aaron Rodgers is still pissed off. Honestly, that may be the most fitting thing of all, the fact that...

Welcome to Foxborough, Mac Jones!

Welcome to Foxborough, Mac Jones!

The New England Patriots took another step to address their quarterback position in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft by picking Alamba’s Mac Jones with the 15th overall pick. It came as a complete surprise when he dropped out of the top 10 as several teams could...

Weekly Recap: Bruins

Weekly Recap: Bruins

Remember the "Taylor or Tyler" debate before the 2010 draft? Edmonton opted to pick Hall first and then the Bruins chose Seguin second. The Bruins likely still regret trading Seguin away after he helped them win the 2011 Stanley Cup and got them close to another in...

Six Losers from the First Round of the NFL Draft

Six Losers from the First Round of the NFL Draft

The NFL Draft had a lot less trades and a lot less drama than we anticipated with actual picks, but there were still some very well-crafted moves done and a lot of teams made excellent decisions to go out and get their guys. There are plenty of winners and losers from...

Under the Radar Draft Picks Part 2

Under the Radar Draft Picks Part 2

On April 29th, the next wave of National Football League superstars will hear their name called on night one of the NFL Draft. We all know the kind of players who are taken in night one. We have our Patrick Mahomes, Chase Young, and Justin Jeffersons of the world...

6 Winners from First Round of the NFL Draft

6 Winners from First Round of the NFL Draft

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The NFL Draft had a lot less trades and a lot less drama than we anticipated with actual picks, but there were still some very well-crafted moves done and a lot of teams made excellent decisions to go out and get their guys. There...

Six Draft Fits for Top Skill Players

Six Draft Fits for Top Skill Players

Photo: John David Mercer There are so many talented skill players that will hear their names during the course of the 2021 NFL Draft. This class is loaded with skilled wide receivers, one of the top tight ends we have ever seen in college, a couple of prolific college...

Weekly Recap: Boston Bruins

Weekly Recap: Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) is congratulated by David Krejci, center, and Taylor Hall (71) after the team's 3-2 win over Buffalo Sabres in a shootout in an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) The Bruins were not...

Kansas City Chiefs’ O-Line Upgrade from Baltimore

Kansas City Chiefs’ O-Line Upgrade from Baltimore

After an embarrassing Super Bowl 55 performance from their offensive line and two key offseason departures, football experts everywhere wondered how the Kansas City Chiefs would address protecting their $503 million quarterback. No Chiefs fan wants to see Patrick...

Weekly Recap: Celtics

Weekly Recap: Celtics

The feeling among fans and the media was that the Celtics were an average team that would not be able to go on a sustained run in the playoffs. The past couple of weeks has changed that narrative. The Celtics have won eight of their last eleven despite dealing with...

Diamond Battles: MLB Second Baseman

Diamond Battles: MLB Second Baseman

Welcome to the Diamond Battles, a series on CruelFan.com, that will highlight the top players at each position in MLB. With the season nearly here, it’s never a bad idea to get a top refresher on the top 5 at each position. Let’s take a look at the second baseman...

3 Under the Radar NFL Draft Prospects

3 Under the Radar NFL Draft Prospects

On April 29th, the next wave of National Football League superstars will hear their name called on night one of the NFL Draft. We all know the kind of players who are taken in night one. We have our Patrick Mahomes, Chase Young, and Justin Jeffersons of the world...

JD Martinez Swing is Benefiting From Video

JD Martinez Swing is Benefiting From Video

No one in baseball is hotter than the Boston Red Sox and leading the way is JD Martinez. This team just can’t be stopped, rattling off nine straight wins after beginning their season by getting swept by the Baltimore Orioles. But the Sox bounced back, sweeping the...

The Tigers Roaring Sweep in Houston

The Tigers Roaring Sweep in Houston

I think I can speak for the entire baseball world when I say: thank you to the Detroit Tigers for pulling off an impressive three game sweep of the Houston Astros. This series started off with the storyline of former Astros’ manager AJ Hinch returning to Houston for...

3 Most Intriguing NBA Teams Down The Stretch

3 Most Intriguing NBA Teams Down The Stretch

There are just over 27 games left to be played in basketball’s regular season with the NBA playoffs beginning at the end of May. This season has been nothing short of interesting with a couple of massive trades, some really big injuries to superstar players, and even...

Fixing the MLB Replay System

Fixing the MLB Replay System

Major League Baseball caught some serious heat over the last week because the MLB replay system, which has always seemed a bit flawed, made a couple more horrendous mess ups.  The biggest issue came when Phillies runner Alec Bohm failed to touch home plate on his...