Archive for April, 2015

Alex and Colby give their award picks for the 2015 NBA season, plus they talk about first round playoff action and who could fill Scott Brooks’ shoes in OKC. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-04-30-015.mp3 http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-04-30-015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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This year marks the first time that the NBA will have the Basketball Players Awards, a set of awards voted on not by media members, but rather by the players who are on the court with the guys they’re voting for. It’s a great idea, as all fans should want to know what players think […]

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1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jameis Winston; QB, Florida State The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a lot of big names lined up under center for them during their tenure as an NFL team. However, none have ever really been a franchise quarterback. They look to snag their first in franchise history with Jameis Winston. […]

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Few coaches have been quite so unanimously disliked in the media. Let me clarify. I’m sure Scott Brooks is a fine man, but the opinion of most is that he is a sub-par head coach. The Oklahoma City Thunder and general manager Sam Presti finally pulled the trigger on firing their long embattled head coach […]

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It has been a very tough couple of years for Josh Hamilton in Los Angeles. After signing a 5-year, $125 million contract, nothing has gone right for the left-handed hitter. Since hitting .285 with 43 HR and 128 RBI in his last season in Texas, Hamilton has only hit .255 with 31 HR and 123 […]

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Most people assumed that the Western Conference Playoff teams were set at the beginning of the year. There could be some mild changes to the seeding, but the eight teams would be the same. However, with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s injuries and some mid-season lulls for several teams, the playoffs became a grab bag at […]

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Most surprising vs. Most disappointing? I don’t think you can dispute that the Atlanta Hawks were the most surprising team of the 2014-15 regular season. Going from sub-.500 and barely making the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference, to winning over 70% of your games against the Western Conference (22 out of 30) in route […]

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Remember the older series between LeBron James and the Boston Celtics’ Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen (and Rondo?)? The two great ones with LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers that saw the Celtics victorious and then LeBron’s revamped Miami Heat finally get the King past his vaunted green nemeses? I hear you can watch […]

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A few months ago, if you had told me that we were going to have a Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers matchup in the first round of the playoffs, I would’ve been beyond ecstatic. Both teams seemed to have a great chance at ending up the number two seed in the West, and through […]

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In the first round of the 2007 playoffs, a plucky Golden State bunch beat the top seeded, 67-15, Dallas Mavericks in six games to eliminate them. This time around the Warriors find themselves playing the role of the Goliath instead. The records for the top seeds are the same, but the similarities between the 2007 […]

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This is one of the series that the Grantland Basketball Hour suspects is most likely to be an upset. I don’t share that opinion. Since March 15, an arbitrary date that I’ve chosen to look at how teams are playing as the playoffs start, the Dallas Mavericks have the fourth best offense and take the […]

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Get on I-90 W/ I-94 W. Follow I-94 W to WI-145 S/W Fond Du Lac Ave in Milwaukee. Take exit 73A from I-43 N. Continue on WI-145 S/W Fond Du Lac Ave. Drive to N 4th St. That’s it. That’s all it takes to get from Chicago’s United Center to Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Center. I say this […]

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If there is any player in the league that you can expect to light the fuel to the fire prior to the first round of the NBA playoffs, it’s Paul Pierce. After comments about having to motivate each and every member of the aging Nets roster a season ago, Pierce let remarks fly about John […]

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Alex and Colby break down the Western Conference first round and share their quick picks for every series. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-04-16-014.mp3

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