Steve Silverman

Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rodgers’ Health, Peyton’s Arm Strength Are Major Factors In Playoffs

These variables will play a key role in determining who survives and advances to the conference championship games.

01/07/2015

Fans cheer during the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL’s Winter Classic Is A Gimmick That Needs To Go Away

While everyone likes to say how wonderful it is, it’s time for a little truth. These outdoor games are ridiculous, and they diminish the sport.

01/02/2015

Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions participates in pre-game warmups prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Silverman: NFL Made Yet Another Mistake By Rescinding Suh’s Suspension

Suh was and remains a dirty player. He nearly injured Rodgers badly and he put his team at risk by not being able to control his impulses.

12/31/2014

Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass during the third quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 22, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Silverman: Just Like Eli And Brady, Don’t Write Peyton Off Just Yet

The problems that have revealed themselves in the last month are all correctable, and Manning is in a perfect position to make the critics regret their words.

12/26/2014

The New York Rangers celebrate after defeating the Washington Capitals 4-2 in a game at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2014. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Silverman: Winning Streak Has Rangers On Track For Memorable Second Half

The Rangers are a better team now than they were a year ago when they made it to the Stanley Cup Final.

12/24/2014

Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants walks off the field after their game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Silverman: As Painful As It Might Be, Mara Has To Fire Coughlin

He may not deserve to be fired, but he has to leave the sidelines one way or another for the long-term success of the team. It’s a painful move that has to be made.

12/19/2014

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 19: Allen Hurns #88 of the Jacksonville Jaguars warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at EverBank Field on October 19, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Titans’ Bishop Sankey And Jaguars’ Allen Hurns

You’ve probably been going to Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker most of the year, and he’s been quite productive with 793 yards and four TDs. However, he is highly questionable with a knee problem, and he cannot be recommended.

12/18/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Aggressive Nash Has Rangers Pointed Toward Top Of East

The Rangers’ best player is at the top of his game right now, and his teammates are jumping on his back and following his lead.

12/17/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in action against the Jets on Oct. 31, 2010 at MetLife Stadium. The Packers won 9-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Silverman: Packers’ Rodgers Rocketing To Top Of The All-Time QB List

He is not better than Joe Montana or Johnny Unitas, and he hasn’t had the longevity to his career that allows him to go by Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or even Brett Favre. But soon Aaron Rodgers will probably be ahead of them all.

12/12/2014

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Dark Times When White Sox, Marlins Trump Yankees In Free Agency

When you are promoting Andrew Miller and making a run at Chase Headley, you might as well tell your fans you’re going to try really hard to finish in third place next season.

12/10/2014

Chip Kelly (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kelly May Look Like NFL Coaching Royalty, But He Has Lots To Prove

It’s still about winning in the NFL, and while the Philadelphia Eagles have made great strides under Chip Kelly, they still have not beaten any opponent of significance.

12/05/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys hands off to DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half at AT&T Stadium on November 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray And Tony Romo

These two teams meet tonight at Soldier Field in what should be a high-scoring game. There are plenty of fantasy points on the board here.

12/04/2014

Former Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau speaks with the media during the “Salute to the Stanley Cup Legends” on June 1, 2007, at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Silverman: Beliveau’s Dignity, Humility Defined Him As Much As His Success

There may have been a few that were bigger in the sport than Jean Beliveau, but there has never been a classier athlete in any sport.

12/03/2014

Robert Griffin III (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Silverman: Don’t Even Think About RGIII In Green And White

If the Jets make a bid for the deposed Washington Redskins quarterback, that would be yet another mistake for Woody Johnson and John Idzik, or whoever turns out to be his successor.

11/28/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a diving catch for a first down as Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots defends during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bears-Lions Fantasy Starters: Matt Forte, Matthew Stafford, And Calvin Johnson

The Chicago Bears are going to try to reach the .500 mark when they face the Lions in the opening game of the Thanksgiving Day triple header.

11/26/2014

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