Archive for May, 2014

Although it seemed to almost be a certainty that he wouldn’t, plenty of Minnesota Timberwolves fans were still holding out hope that Kevin Love would stay with the team beyond the 2014-15 season. Unfortunately for them, Love has made it clear that he’s not planning on resigning when his current contract expires, meaning they either trade […]

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On May 22, 2014, Head Coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team Jurgen Klinsmann announced the 23-man squad that he will take to Brazil to compete in the World Cup, and for the first time in 12 years, Landon Donovan wasn’t on the roster. This angered the die-hard fans, who know that he’s the all-time […]

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The Big Fundamental, Groundhog Day, Death & Taxes. In case you didn’t know, these are all nicknames of the continually great Tim Duncan. Repetitive, constant, ever present and just not very exciting. Those are the characteristics that these nicknames describe Duncan as. But what does Tim Duncan do that gives him this description? I was […]

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When is a sports franchise considered a failure – when it simply doesn’t achieve a title, pennant or cup? Or worse, when it fails to ignite the city in which it’s hosted? All businesses choose to locate their headquarters based on the local market. Who their competitors are locally and what type of service they […]

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207 days ago, the Boston Red Sox were on top of the world. They had just defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series to clinch their third World Series in the past 10 seasons. Very impressive, especially for a team that battled “The Curse of the Bambino” for 86 years. […]

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Guess who’s back? No, it’s not the Real Slim Shady. It’s the Orlando Magic and they will be a relevant NBA team again next season. By relevant I mean a team that has a legitimate chance at the playoffs, but more importantly, relevant in the basketball world as a team on the rise. It all […]

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Johnny Manziel has been the biggest name in college football the past year, in fact, he’s probably the biggest name in the game. It really wasn’t any shock to football fans that he was taken in the first round by the Cleveland Browns. When Johnny Football was picked, the assumption was made that he would be […]

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If you’re a baseball fan, you have to be excited for the future of the game. I mean, just look at the wave of young superstars in the game. Mike Trout, Manny Machado, Jose Fernandez, Anthony Rizzo, Billy Hamilton, Nolan Arenado, Matt Harvey, Stephen Strasburg (let’s not forget, he is still only 25), Taijuan Walker, […]

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I had very strong feelings about Major League Baseball taking the power away from umpires when it came to deciding whether balls were fair or foul. Those feelings grew even stronger when the expansion of MLB instant replay was announced. Still, I decided to wait and see how things played out. I gave myself over […]

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If you haven’t already, then you should read the preamble, explanation and offensive starters of the All-Supplemental Draft Team. But, if you’re here to take a look at the defensive side of the All-Supplemental Draft Team, then scroll down and enjoy. Let’s get this show on the road shall we? Defense Defensive End – Reggie […]

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“Coming to the mound, the former NBA All-star, number one…Tracy McGrady!” Just say that in your best “announcer” voice. Doesn’t that sound just a little bit odd to you? Tracy McGrady, aka T-Mac, one of the best players the NBA had to offer a few years ago, is no longer playing basketball. Well, okay, that’s […]

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I find one of the more interesting things to do is to select a specific criteria and create an all-star team based on that. I’ve done that with the best fielding lineup of catchers and the best players included as a player to be named later in a trade. But while researching a separate article, I […]

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First things first, the loss of Serge Ibaka is huge. It doesn’t matter how many points Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are combining to average nor how many players Gregg Popovich feels comfortable playing at any point in the ball game. Oklahoma City’s loss of their athletic big man is going to be hard to […]

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Things we thought we knew before the start of the season: the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers were going to be the top four teams in the East with the Bulls as the question mark due to Derrick Rose returning after a year off. Things we thought we knew around the […]

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Each of the last four years, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been my dark horse pick in the Western Conference. I’m not a complete fool, I never thought they would win the conference, but I figured it was almost a certainty that a team with that sort of talent would find a way to contend for […]

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