Archive for September, 2014

It’s the best time of the year for sports. College and pro football are in full swing, the NBA and the NHL will be starting up in a matter of weeks, and our national pastime enters October baseball. This year, the playoff picture is more unpredictable than ever. The current Wild Card teams (the Royals, […]

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As the NHL Preseason begins, people are swarming back to hockey that have been waiting patiently for months. In this article, I predict who will win awards that don’t involve voting. Art Ross Trophy The Art Ross Award is awarded to the player at the end of the NHL regular season, that has amassed the most […]

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After finishing 4th in the AL West, the Houston Astros have found a replacement as their team’s skipper in AJ Hinch, a former MLB catcher. Hinch also managed the Arizona Diamondbacks and served as VP of Scouting for the Padres. Houston has had trouble finding any remote success in years, but they haven’t been a really […]

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Remember just over a month ago when it was reported that the Arizona Diamondbacks would be bringing back manager Kirk Gibson despite an atrocious record this year? Well, it turns out that’s another great example of how you have to take all reports with a grain of salt until they’re actually official. That’s right, today […]

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Question: What do Don Majkowski, Trent Green, Drew Bledsoe, and Tommy Maddox have in common? Answer: They were all starting quarterbacks who were injured during the regular season and who were ultimately unable to reclaim the starting spot from their backups. Their backups, by the way, were Brett Favre, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, and Ben […]

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This NBA offseason has been yet another example of the perils of restricted free agency, and until now, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe seemed like the biggest victim. That has changed a bit, as he’s now signed a five-year, $70 million contract. That new contract is much closer to what he was asking than what the […]

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With Kobe Bryant’s career reaching its twilight years, and the Lakers looking worse than ever, it’s time for the NBA assassin to start looking at what his next move will be. It’s now being reported1 that Bryant is looking at purchasing Italian Serie B club Bologna FC 1909. The group Bryant may be involved with […]

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One day after being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren. John Hart will be serving as the interim GM until a replacement is found. Fans have been calling for Wren’s head for some time now, and the calls have gotten much louder as this year’s collapse became […]

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The past few years, we, the collective fan base of sports, has looked at the NFL as the gold standard for handing out punishment swiftly and justly. Commissioner Roger Goodell, Revenue Roger if you’re a Bill Simmons reader,1 has an unofficial set of suspensions for various infractions. Goodell knows that the player is going to […]

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Rory McIlroy who? His time may have been during the summer, but there is a new man in town. It is the relatively unheard of Billy Horschel, who just walked away from the Tour Championship with $11.5 million. Not only $11.5 million, but the winner of the FedEx Cup, last week’s BMW Championship, and a […]

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Over the last decade, the NFL has gone from a league centered around the run game to one that revolves around airing it out. With that change of pace to the sport, the wide receiver position has become the prime position. The guys that we have seen playing there over the years have been the […]

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It is more likely that a team in the NFL will go from worst to first and vice versa in the span of one season than any other major sport. But even with such parity, the early results of the 2014 regular season are shocking. Among the most surprising developments is the early fall of […]

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For corporate sponsors, there may be no more appealing spot in the sports world than having a stadium named after your team. After all, every time I watch the Padres play, I can’t help but think about how my dog could use a new chew toy. The guilt is inescapable watching the Brewers while sipping […]

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