Archive for December, 2014

Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig Mactavish decided to show he understands the situation in Edmonton is dire by making a major move on the last Monday of 2014. Mark Arcobello is a talented player who is capable of playing at the National Hockey League level, but he wasn’t helping the Oilers. Arcobello, who has 12 […]

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One season after creating an offense that ranked second in points and eighth in yards, Marc Trestman was fired along with his general manager, Phil Emery. This came as no surprise as the Bears finished 5-11 and the offense dropped from second in points to 23rd, without a drop in overall talent at most positions. […]

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The New York Jets fired the majority of their football operations staff on black monday, including head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik. Neither is particularly surprising, and they certainly aren’t in the enviable position of Jim Harbaugh. However, Rex Ryan will have opportunities in the NFL or in a studio somewhere; Idzik…not […]

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In possibly the most infuriating head coach change, the San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh mutually agreed to part ways. In other words, he wasn’t being brought back and he had another job that paid more. In this case, a whopping 6-year, $48 million contract. That would put Harbaugh at a huge $8 million per […]

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After clearing waivers on Friday, December 26, 2014, forward Josh Smith signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets. Daryl Morey and the Rockets used part of their bi-annual exception to sign Smith, one of the reasons he was so widely predicted to go to Houston. This extra money above the minimum salary […]

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When the Detroit Pistons signed SF/PF1 Josh Smith, everyone knew that spacing might be an issue, but we were all intrigued by a front court featuring Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe, and J-Smoove. On Monday morning, it all came to a screeching halt when Stan Van Gundy wielded his power in the most surprising way, by […]

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On this week’s Luxury Tax, Alex Lowe and Colby Rogers talk about Josh Smith being waived, Rondo joining the Mavs, and what exactly the Luxury Tax is. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/Luxury_Tax_c4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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The Sacramento Kings recently fired head coach Mike Malone, a move that surprised many. From the outside there seems to have been a certain level of distrust between Malone and the higher ups of the King’s organization. The General Manager Pete D’Alessandro didn’t have any part in hiring Malone (D’Alessandro was actually hired two weeks […]

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In what may be the biggest surprise of the young NBA season, the Sacramento Kings have fired coach Mike Malone. Despite a strong start to the season, the team had lost eight of their last ten, though a chunk of those games can be attributed to the illness of their superstar DeMarcus Cousins. The initial […]

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This week, Alex and Colby dish on who their early all-star picks are, whether a shorter preseason is a good idea, and which teams Ray Allen would be a good fit for. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/luxury_tax_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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After over a century of losing, the North Side of Chicago finally has something to be excited for. Over the past couple of seasons, Theo Epstein and Co. have been working to build the next powerhouse in baseball. While on the surface it may seem he hasn’t done much yet, a talented pool of prospects […]

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