College Football’s Coaching Carousel: Grading the Seven Biggest Hirings

After the final full slate of games in a college football season, a host of head coaches at blueblood universities are handed their walking papers. This same day in the National Football League has been dubbed “Black Monday.” Unfortunately, for many college football coaches, they don’t even last the night after the final game. At...

Is This the Year for Wichita State?

The mere utterance of “Wichita State” is enough to strike fear into the hearts of NCAA Blue Bloods, and not just because of their  petrifying mascot. The once-cute Shockers have transformed into a perennial March Madness contender, using a stifling defense to fluster even the most organized offenses in college basketball. Wichita State’s high-profile tournament...

NFL Week 13 Winners and Losers

The NFL regular season is winding down, and there are many playoff races which remain tight. The AFC West, AFC South, NFC South, and Wild Card spots are all up for grabs. Week 13 presented several intriguing matchups between division leaders and playoff hopefuls. As the playoff picture starts to take shape, here are the...

Way Too Early World Cup Predictions Part 1

On Friday, the field was set for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. As a result of a new configuration for the draw pots (by ranking instead of confederation), groups were supposed to be more “balanced,” and as a result, we have more soft groups than ever before. These games won’t change though, so it’s...

The Possibilities for Giancarlo Stanton

The 2017 National League MVP, Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins, has stirred up numerous trade rumors this winter. The Marlins’ new ownership, which features Yankees legend Derek Jeter, is looking to move the slugger, as the franchise undergoes a rebuild process. The only issue is  while Stanton’s 59 home runs and 132 RBIs make...

Mike Mussina Belongs in the Hall of Fame

When Aaron Boone launched the first knuckleball he saw from Tim Wakefield into the left field stands to win Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, he vaulted himself into Yankees lore for eternity. He also apparently put himself into the discussion for Yankees manager, but that’s a subject for a different article. If you ask...

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Solar Eclipse: Dark Days for the Phoenix Suns

Solar Eclipse: Dark Days for the Phoenix Suns

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11/13/2017

The Phoenix Suns have had one of the most chaotic beginnings to an NBA season in recent memory. Last Tuesday, they finalized a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks to trade point guard Eric Bledsoe for center Greg Monroe and a first round pick, and a second round pick, bringing a dramatic chain of events to…

A Wonderful Day for College Football

A Wonderful Day for College Football

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11/11/2017

It has been a thrilling college football season, but the fun isn’t going anywhere just yet. Coming hot off the heels of last week’s record-tying six top-25 matchups, three top-10 matchups with enormous College Football Playoff implications loom large in Week 11. With Ohio State and Penn State both suffering shock losses in Week 10,…

Planned MLB Expansion is Bad for the League

Planned MLB Expansion is Bad for the League

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11/09/2017

In recent weeks, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has come forward with talk of potential expansion for the league. Manfred has two cities in mind for his new teams: Montreal and Portland. Montreal does have an extended history with the MLB. For those of us who aren’t old enough to remember (maybe even Bryce…

NFL Week 9 Winners and Losers

NFL Week 9 Winners and Losers

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11/09/2017

Week 9 was full of underwhelming performances by playoff hopefuls and statement wins from some of the league’s up and comers. Several teams appeared to have legitimized themselves as playoff contenders, while others continue to have their stock plummet (I’m looking at you, Chiefs and Falcons). Without further ado, here are the winners and losers…

NBA Early Season Studs and Duds

NBA Early Season Studs and Duds

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11/08/2017

The NBA season is underway, and some things can’t be predicted. Let’s take a look at some players that are going above and beyond expectations, and a few that aren’t where we thought they’d be. The Good Giannis Antetokounmpo Okay, we knew he’d be good. Okay, we knew he’d be an MVP candidate. But this…

On Thin Ice: NHL Early Season Reactions

On Thin Ice: NHL Early Season Reactions

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11/08/2017

One month into the NHL season, there have been plenty of surprises. Hot starts and losing streaks have unsuspecting teams at the top of the standings and perceived contenders in the basement. It is still early enough for the standings to change (last year at this time, Nashville was in last place in the Central…

NBA Early Season Over/Under-Performers

NBA Early Season Over/Under-Performers

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11/07/2017

We are just three weeks into the new NBA season and already irrational conclusions are being drawn. Giannis is the GOAT. LeBron and the Cavs are done for good. Lonzo Ball is a bust, then a stud, then a bust again. Sorting through the pandemonium, sensible statements can actually be made regarding early season trends….

MLB Manager Hirings and Firings

MLB Manager Hirings and Firings

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11/07/2017

The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season ended just a month ago, yet there has already been a crazy number of firings and hirings in the Manager Department. This is usually the time when owners let their fan bases know whether or not their skippers will be returning to battle next season. 2017 has been…

The Harry Kane Team

The Harry Kane Team

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11/06/2017

Heading into the October international break, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola listed his side’s main Premier League rivals: Manchester United and “the Harry Kane team.” Tottenham Hotspur, and in particular manager Mauricio Pochettino, slammed the Catalan’s comments as disrespectful to the rest of his team, which includes Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, English midfielder Dele Alli,…


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