Archive for April, 2014

These playoffs have been fantastic. They’ve been rich with intrigue and ripe with story lines to cover and angles to dissect; both on and off the hardwood. While I was watching one of the duller, early parts of the game between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, an interesting bit of text […]

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After last year’s pitiful showing, The Houston Texans are on the clock – but it’s unlikely that we’ll get any hints about their probable selection anytime soon. Led by new head coach Bill O’Brien, the Texans find themselves with a tough decision at the first overall pick. While historically many teams selecting first overall opt […]

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It has been reported in recent weeks that the NBA salary cap will rise by roughly $5 million this off-season,1 which is about $1 million higher than previous projections. This may not sound like much, but with a marquee free agent or two on the market, some teams will need every bit of that cap space […]

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“What an unlikely hero!” exclaimed Mike Breen, play-by-play announcer for game 3 of the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets playoff series, after Troy Daniels drained the tie-breaking three with 11 seconds left. The Rockets would not relinquish that lead, their lone victory so far in the series. The shot would prompt headlines like this, […]

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The 2013 college football season showcased an abundance of mid-major talent, and many of the biggest names from smaller schools are headed to this May’s NFL draft. In fact, there are a handful of mid-major players that could go in the draft at the QB position alone. But the one name that has really stood […]

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Usually when a 35-year-old MLB pitcher goes 5-12 with a 5.40 ERA, that man never becomes a 36-year-old MLB pitcher. After being released by the Indians before the season, it looks like that was going to hold true for Aaron Harang. But thanks to a series of unfortunately injuries to the Braves, Harang got a […]

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Death by one thousand cuts. To no one’s surprise, the New York Knicks fired head coach Mike Woodson. One year after making the playoffs as the second seed with a record of 54-28, the Knicks fell back out of the playoff picture. Even with the very low-bar for the NBA’s Eastern Conference their 37-45 didn’t […]

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Tyrone Corbin’s fate was likely sealed after leading the Utah Jazz to a 2-15 record during the month of March. On Monday, April 21, Corbin was fired as head coach of the Jazz. What makes this even slightly surprising is that the front office allowed both Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson to walk away as […]

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With the NBA playoffs underway, 16 teams have started their quest to become the next NBA Finals champion. Really though, this field of 16 teams feels more like a field of four. For the last twenty years, the NBA has been ruled by elite franchises which dominate the postseason. Unlike the NFL, the NBA rarely […]

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Winning cures all criticisms. The NFL is no exception. When you’re a head coach who has gone a combined 163-61 (72.8%) in your 14 seasons with a team, you must be doing something right. The NFL draft has become one of the most hotly debated events in all of sports, likely because there is no […]

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Every year in the NBA playoffs it seems like there’s one player who surprises the nation by becoming a major factor. It’s usually a player whose contributions are noticed and appreciated by the hometown fans, but rarely exhibits the sort of flashy play to get national attention. Last season it might have been Danny Green […]

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All positions are not created equal. This is most apparent in football with the obvious influence of the quarterback on a team’s success, but there is a hierarchy of positions in every sport. Sometimes it isn’t as obvious as a quarterback, and the most important position can be a fluid idea. When one position has […]

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I’m sure we’re all wondering what could have gone through the head of Milan Lucic as he was planning to throw his stick into the groin of Danny DeKeyser in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18th. As a former player, I can tell you that emotions can get the better of […]

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You’re bound to find the Stephen A. Smith’s and Tony Kornheiser’s of the world going crazy today about situations like the Brent Seabrook hit on David Backes in Game 2 of their NHL Playoff matchup. At this very moment I’m not very concerned about the deep philosophical and medical implications of this situation and whether […]

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