Archive for April, 2014

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I love a good stat and my first one has some juice to it. The San Antonio Spurs have won at least 50 regular season games in 16 of their last 17 seasons. Pretty good, right? Here’s the juice though: the only season in that span where they failed to reach 50 regular season wins, […]

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It’s beginning to look like we may never know what Tom Thibodeau can do with a full Bulls roster, but in the end that really may not matter. As the cantankerous coach has said time and time again, this team has more than enough to win. Most would have been skeptical if you said on […]

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“For THREEEE.” Insert your best overanxious announcer voice. You may be hearing it a lot when the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers face off in their first round matchup of the NBA Playoffs. Houston, an advanced stat geeks dream, taking all the right shots from all the right places on the floor. A team […]

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It’s the LeBron vs MJ match-up we’ve all been waiting for… kind of. But not even close. The Bobcats find themselves in the playoffs for the first time since 2009-10 and are seeking the franchise’s first ever playoff game win. That’s right, first playoff GAME win, not series. The Heat, on the other hand, are looking […]

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Today’s NBA Playoffs lack the fierce competitiveness of the ’90s and earlier. Only a few matchups over the years have lived up to that highly entertaining ideal, and this is one of those matchups. These two teams have made headlines this season for a hatred that runs so deep that they’re not even willing to […]

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I don’t remember a number one seed in the NBA playoffs being so widely considered to be in a rut before. The Indiana Pacers finished the season 12-13, the exact same finish as their below-.500, eighth seeded opponent, the Atlanta Hawks. After an absolutely torrid start to the year, winning 20-of-21 games following an 0-5 […]

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The almost $103,000,000 roster of the Brooklyn Nets against the Toronto Raptors, who shed their only players that made more than $10 million this season with the trades of Andrea Bargnani and Rudy Gay. Oh, and the Raptors are the three-seed in this NBA playoffs match up, not the Nets. Coming into the season, the […]

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Last season when the Thunder and Grizzlies met in the NBA playoffs, it seemed like there was little chance of the Grizzlies pulling out the upset. After all, the Thunder were playing like the best team in the NBA and the Grizzlies didn’t seem to have the star power to contend. But against all odds, […]

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With his 8 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays on the coldest day in Twins’ history, top prospect Kyle Gibson moves to an impressive 3-0 with an even more impressive 0.93 ERA. But after the dismal season he had last year, many in Minnesota and around the league have to be questioning whether this 2014 […]

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This wasn’t meant to be an exercise in critiquing and editing. I plan to be doing enough of that over the next few months. But reading the latest NHL concussion lawsuit, LaCouture et al v. NHL, brought me to the point of tears.1 Fraught with photographs of bloodied players and punches flying, LaCouture et al […]

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First and foremost, I’d like to thank you for coming to Other League. With my initial blog, I was the only contributor, and it began as a simple outlet for my own thoughts. Hopefully this iteration will turn into an informative and analytical site that tackles interesting sports questions in interesting ways. Most of you […]

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