NBA PACE Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After the All-Star Break

Who's ready for the inevitable Cavaliers-Grizzlies NBA Finals matchup?! Plus, the Timberwolves, Raptors and Bulls show their ferociousness, while the states of New York (Nets, Knicks) and California (Lakers, Kings)

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan February 24, 2022

Tweet-Sized Reactions to Every 2022 NBA Trade Deadline Deal

Reacting to every single deal made on or around the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline - in 280 characters or less.

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan February 12, 2022

NFL Regular Season Wrap: Which Teams Surpassed or Fell Short of Preseason Expectations?

While football fans eagerly wait for the NFL Playoffs to kick off this weekend, let's reflect on which teams outperformed or fell short of, their regular season expectations.

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan January 11, 2022

The “Very Nice, Very Evil” Enigma Known as Danhausen

To state the obvious, professional wrestlers can wrestle. But can they gimmick? Look no further than the growing phenomenon that is Danhausen.

Joe Doucet Joe Doucet December 12, 2021

The Intermission‘s PACE Rankings: Welcome to the NHL’s First Edition

We're rolling out the next edition of The Intermission's PACE Rankings. Now it's the NHL's turn! Which teams have surprisingly overachieved? Which teams have been as good as originally advertised?

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan November 29, 2021

A Unique New Sports Analysis Called “PACE Rankings” – Featuring the First NBA Edition

The arbitrary “Power Rankings” concept is tired and too commonplace. It's time for something fresh. The Intermission's PACE Rankings (Performance Against Created Expectations) tap into a unique win-based approach to

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan November 18, 2021

Weekend Aftermath: Five Things We Learned From UFC 268

What did we learn this time around? Usman is dominant, Covington is delirious, "Thug" Rose is indeed the best, the Gaethje-Chandler bomb-fest did not disappoint, Alex Pereira and Ian Garry

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan November 8, 2021

#4. Rodgers’ Vaccination Status, OBJ’s Release, NFL Half-Season Quiz Time ft. Andy Jardine

Entering NFL Week 9, Mike Hallihan and Andy Jardine get back on the airwaves to discuss two hot topics that happen to be very close to home: Odell Beckham Jr.'s

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan November 7, 2021

Guesstimating the 2021-22 NBA Standings, Playoff Teams, and Champion

The NBA tipped off last week, but we're still in "Preview" territory. Here are my predictions on where each of the 30 teams will finish in the standings, with win-loss

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan October 25, 2021

#3. NFL ‘Fake News’ Scenarios ft. Andy Jardine

Episode 3: Mike Hallihan and Andy Jardine get back on the airwaves to offer opinions on NFL Week 5, play a game of NFL "Fake News," check in on the

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan October 16, 2021

The Queue: Green Day’s Dookie

Green Day’s ‘94 punk masterpiece not only helped define the 1990s and launched them into the mainstream, but gave birth to my own personal indulgence into music, with many memories

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan October 6, 2021

Ohtani vs. Guerrero: Baseball’s American League MVP Puzzle Has Only One Correct Answer

Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have battled back and forth for American League MVP supremacy all season long. While both of them deserve to win it, more importantly, neither

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan October 2, 2021

The Queue: Pearl Jam’s Yield

Over 23 years ago, Pearl Jam released their fifth studio album called Yield. Being an angsty teenager is one thing. But when an album breeds beliefs, self-recognition, musical determination, and

Joe Doucet Joe Doucet September 30, 2021

Introducing a New Intermission Music Series: ‘The Queue’

The Queue music series takes you down a musical memory lane with entertaining anecdotes and interesting nuggets of information on the albums we've come to love.

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan September 30, 2021

#2. Airing Some Early NFL Fantasy Gripes ft. Andy Jardine

Episode 2: Mike Hallihan and Andy Jardine return to recap the big things that took place in the NFL's Week 1, rant about some fantasy football "misfortunes," and deliver their

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan September 18, 2021

NFL Week 1 Surprises

The NFL's first week is (almost) in the books. Which teams gave us status quo performances and which teams caught us totally off guard?

Andy Jardine Andy Jardine September 13, 2021

#1. The Intermission‘s 2021 NFL Season Preview ft. Andy Jardine

Episode 1: Mike Hallihan and Andy Jardine shoot the breeze on the 2021 NFL Season, covering favorite storylines, fantasy love/hates, win total over/unders, and picks for Week 1. It's pigskin

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan September 12, 2021

Lingering Questions From the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Boxing Exhibition

The dust has settled from Sunday night's Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley boxing showcase. However, there might now be more lingering questions than answers that were provided. Let's ask a

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan September 3, 2021

Robbie Ray Has Officially Crashed the AL Cy Young Party

After a dominant, 14-strikeout performance against the division-leading White Sox, Robbie Ray, tight pants and all, has officially crashed the American League Cy Young party that's being hosted by some

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan August 26, 2021

Video: UFC 263 Predictions & Picks

UFC 263 is loaded with Israel Adesanya and Deiveson Figueiredo defending their straps. Also, Nate Diaz didn't exactly ease into his return against a heavily-favored Leon Edwards. Mike and Joe

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan June 12, 2021

Video: What Happens if Logan Paul Knocks Out Floyd Mayweather?

At 50-0, Floyd "Money" Mayweather has been untouchable his entire illustrious career. So what happens if he gets caught by a wild-swinging, nothing-to-lose YouTuber?

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan June 6, 2021

Weekend Aftermath: Five Things We Learned From UFC 262

A (deserving) new 155-pound champion was crowned. A once-invincible veteran loses AGAIN. And crowds are back in full force, whether you approve or not.

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan May 18, 2021

’21 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Goaltender Confidence Rankings

With the puck dropping for the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which teams are feeling the most confident with their situation between the pipes? Let's crunch some numbers and use some

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan May 16, 2021

A Three-Step Remedy for the Packers and Their “Aaron Rodgers Problem”

With no obvious contingency plan in place, it's in the Green Bay Packers' best interest to repair the damaged relationship with their MVP quarterback and maintain their contender status. Here's

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan May 12, 2021

Five Bold Predictions for the 2021 MLB Season

Taking a few wild hacks, and inevitable misses, at some potential happenings for the upcoming 2021 MLB season. Because hey, why not?

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan March 29, 2021

Projected Standings for the 2021 MLB Regular Season

Predicting and guesstimating where each of the 30 teams will finish and how each division will play out for the 2021 Major League Baseball marathon of a season.

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan March 24, 2021

All Hail Alexander the Great, the Most Prolific Goal Scorer of All-Time

When it comes to the singular dynamic skill of putting the puck past opposing goaltenders, no player in history has been more prolific than Alexander Ovechkin (not even Gretzky). Here

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan March 16, 2021

Ranking the Latest Nike NBA Earned Edition Jersey Collection

The NBA officially unveiled its 2020-21 Nike NBA Earned Edition uniform collection, exclusive to the 16 teams who earned a spot in the playoffs last season. Here's a ranking of

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan March 12, 2021

NBA All-Star 2021: Here Are Your Bulletproof NBA All-Star Reserves

When it comes to All-Star starters, the fans speak, with little argument. However, the reserve spots are a different animal, and within control of the league’s brightest minds. To properly

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan February 23, 2021

NBA Power Rankings: The Jazz Are Delivering Some Sweet Chin Music

A snapshot of The Association’s balance of power. Can anyone stop the Jazz? Or Damian Lillard? Which LA team is ranked higher? Where are the surprising Knicks, Warriors and Spurs?

Mike Hallihan Mike Hallihan February 19, 2021