Archive for August, 2015

2014 Record – 11-5 Key Additions RB Frank Gore, LB Trent Cole, DE Kendall Langford, WR Andre Johnson, LB Nate Irving, WR Vincent Brown, S Dwight Lowery Key Departures S Sergio Brown, CB Josh Gordy, WR Hakeem Nicks, DE Cory Redding, T Xavier Nixon, LB Shaun Phillips, RB Trent Richardson, WR Josh Cribbs Breakdown Revisit 2011. The Indianapolis […]

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The Toronto Raptors have been stuck on the verge of being something special for the last few years (insert Canada joke here). With the addition of DeMarre Carroll, the outlook for this season is promising, but they still have to get through some tough teams at the top of the East and they’re still lacking […]

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The battle for bringing the NFL back in Los Angeles has been just about the only thing L.A. sports media has cared about since the Deandre Jordan lock-in. As of now, there’s three teams, two stadium proposals, and one city. Any number of reports will give a different picture of which teams are most likely […]

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2014 Record – 3-13 Key Additions Julius Thomas (TE), Bernard Pierce (RB), TJ Yeldon (RB), Rashad Greene (WR), Jermey Parnell (OT), Davon House (DB), Sergio Brown (DB) Key Departures Red Bryant (DE), Cecil Shorts III (WR), Alan Ball (DB), JT Thomas (LB), Ace Sanders (WR) Breakdown The Jags haven’t had a winning season since 2007, in which an […]

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2014 Record – 12-4 Key Additions Ty Sambrailo (guard), Darian Stewart (safety), Shelley Smith (guard), Antonio Smith (defensive end), James Casey (tight end), Shane Ray (outside linebacker), Owen Daniels (tight end), Ryan Harris (offensive tackle), Vance Walker (defensive tackle) Key Departures Julius Thomas (tight end), Terrance Knighton (defensive tackle), Rahim Moore (safety), Orlando Franklin (offensive tackle), Nate Irving (linebacker), […]

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2014 Record – 9-7 Key Additions Jacoby Jones (wide receiver/kick returner), Orlando Franklin (guard), Patrick Robinson (cornerback), Stevie Johnson (wide receiver), Melvin Gordon (running back), Denzel Perryman (linebacker) Key Departures Ryan Mathews (running back), Seyi Ajirotutu (wide receiver), Eddie Royal (wide receiver), Michael Huey (guard), Andrew Gachkar (linebacker), Reggie Walker (linebacker), Marcus Gilchrist (safety) Breakdown The Chargers are in […]

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A group of Northwestern football players led by former QB Kain Colter won a huge victory when the National Labor Relations Board’s Regional Director of Chicago, Peter Sung Ohr, ruled that football players were effectively employees under the National Labor Relations Act in 2014. This gave the players the power to form a union to […]

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2014 Record – 9-7 Key Additions Jeremy Maclin (wide receiver), Paul Fanaika (offensive guard), Tyvon Branch (safety), Ben Grubbs (guard), Jason Avant (wide receiver), Marcus Peters (cornerback) Key Departures Dwayne Bowe (wide receiver), Anthony Fasano (tight end), Ryan Harris (offensive tackle), Jeff Linkenbach (offensive tackle), Mike McGlynn (offensive guard), Rodney Hudson (center), Kevin Vickerson (defensive end), Vance Walker (defensive […]

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2014 Record – 3-13 Key Additions Rodney Hudson (center), Dan Williams (defensive tackle), Michael Crabtree (wide receiver), Roy Helu (running back), Malcolm Smith (linebacker), Curtis Lofton (linebacker), Nate Allen (safety), Kris Durham (wide receiver), Christian Ponder (quarterback), Trindon Holliday (wide receiver), Trent Richardson (running back), Lee Smith (tight end), J’Marcus Webb (offensive tackle), Amari Cooper (wide receiver) […]

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Los Angeles Football Club – aptly nicknamed LAFC – has its sights set on making a splash in MLS, much like the Los Angeles Galaxy did years ago. The league as a whole is making steps toward capturing internationally relevant talent and bringing them to the states despite the league’s lower revenue and payroll through […]

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Track and Field has a long history of athletes rebelling against the archaic regulations the USATF puts in place. Most notable is Steve Prefontaine who fought the amateur requirements which meant full-time runners couldn’t be Olympians. His fight was ultimately successful, as is oftentimes the case when the biggest name and brightest personality stands up to […]

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It isn’t every day that a complicated situation with a complicated set of rules and regulations results in a perfect example of the process and fallout that can result. We’ve had two such examples this offseason in the NBA. DeAndre Jordan reminded us all exactly what the moratorium period is, what goes into the negotiations […]

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Just who are the 2015 Chicago Cubs? The answers this spring were quite frequently erratic and indefinite. The Sporting News picked the team to win the World Series, some local writers thought they would be an average club, and fans tried to keep realistic expectations for a franchise prone to disappointment. However, the Cubs are […]

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Climbing the ranks as a coach in any sport is similar to climbing the corporate ladder in a much more traditional field. You have to put in the time in as a lowly, unpaid intern, or in the case of ex-players, at least a coach at the bottom of the totem pole. If the players […]

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In a rather surprising move, Tuesday afternoon the Detroit Tigers relieved Dave Dombrowski from his duties as GM and VP of Baseball Operations. Filling in for Dombrowski is longtime assistant Al Avila. Team owner Mike Ilitch released the following statement: “I would like to thank Dave Dombrowski for his 14 years of service… Together, we’ve […]

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