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The underrated talent of the upcoming NBA free agent class

With the NBA Finals almost at its end, the now year-round state of the NBA heads into its next stage: the offseason. Composed of the NBA Draft, the Summer League,... Read more

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What Teams Would Make My NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL No-Trade Clauses?

When the Spittin’ Chiclets guys had Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri on their podcast recently, they were joking about the teams Kadri probably had on his modified no-trade clause when... Read more

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Fun Hypothetical – What If the MLB and College Baseball Had the Same Agreement as the NFL and College Football?

The NFL’s structures are unparalleled. And the league has created an absolute mammoth spectacle in the NFL Draft. This is because the Draft, and the NFL in general, flows so... Read more

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DC United Falls 1-0 At Home To Orlando City SC

On May 16th DC United (2-0-4, 10th, Eastern Conference) fell 1-0 to Orlando City SC (2-3-0, 2nd, Eastern Conference). The game’s only goal came in the seventh minute, thanks to... Read more

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Beneath the American sports fray, tennis’ Big Three continue to defy logic

What Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are still doing—jockeying with each other and only each other for position at the absolute pinnacle of men’s tennis—is unfathomable in 2021.... Read more

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Sam Darnold and a Mini-Rant on How We Value Quarterbacks

There is absolutely no way to overstate the importance of the quarterback to an NFL team’s potential success. This is an uncomfortable, novel reality. I suspect this is because, whatever... Read more

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The NFL’s Grip on Americans

I’ve been trying to think about explaining the grip the NFL has on America. It’s far and away the most popular sport in the country. The profit generated by every... Read more

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DC United Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak Against Chicago

DC United (2-0-3, 5th, Eastern Conference) saw their three-game losing streak come to an end Thursday night with their 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire (0-1-4, 13th, Eastern Conference). The... Read more

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As Jordan Introduces Kobe into the Hall of Fame, a Look Back at the Speech We Agreed To Forget

Michael Jordan will be introducing Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Hall of Fame this afternoon. Fitting, right? The man who has been tragically immortalized too young receiving a few words... Read more

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How Did You Decide Who To Root For in the Final Four?

I am a ferocious fan of underdogs. If there is a Vegas moneyline on a game that gives the favorite implied odds of better than, say, 70% to win, I’ll... Read more

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If You Were a Pro Sports Owner, Would You Meddle?

I’m pretty sure I would. I wouldn’t go full Jerry Jones and anoint myself the czar of all personnel decisions, but I would tell my general manager: “Hey, before you... Read more

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Is Baseball In a Good Place?

Here are some top-of-mind examples to answer in either direction: Baseball is in a good place – The small-market Padres are making an electric bet on the here and now,... Read more

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On the Niners Trade to #3 and If They’ll Take Mac Jones

Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, the San Francisco 49ers decision makers, have completely flummoxed me with their titanic trade to move from No. 12 to No. 3 in the upcoming... Read more

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Oklahoma’s Lady Tigers are taking the fight against racism to the court—and their community

Content Warning: This article discusses racism and references racial slurs.   They aren’t pro athletes aglow on a field surrounded by cameras. They aren’t NCAA champions or national stars shipping... Read more

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10 Things That Are More Blue Blood Than Syracuse

In recent weeks, the concept of what makes a blue blood college basketball program has been bandied about both among sports fans across the country and in the Voice Sports... Read more

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A Nepalese team became the first to summit K2 in the winter—here’s why it matters

On Jan. 16, the 8,611-meter summit of K2 heard the sounds of something it had never heard before during the winter months. The sound of humans on the peak in... Read more

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Cognitive Dissonance of the Super Bowl

Content Warning: This article mentions instances of assault and domestic violence.  The first Super Bowl I remember watching was in 2007 when the Chicago Bears, led by Brian Urlacher, took... Read more

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Second Half Fireworks Display Guides Manchester City To Their First Win At Anfield Since 2003

Manchester City (14-5-2, 1st) traveled to Merseyside on Sunday for one of the Premier League’s most anticipated games this season. After an almost 18 year winless-streak at Anfield, the Citizens... Read more

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The Voice Super Bowl LV Preview

Super Bowl LV will take place later today at 6:00 pm Eastern time, with two formidable clubs battling it out for arguably the most challenging championship in recent memory considering... Read more

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Manchester City Continue Their Winning Ways Against Sheffield United and Burnley

As the two teams at the top and bottom of the Premier League faced off, one goal proved to be the difference in Saturday’s hard-fought match. Gabriel Jesus’ ninth-minute finish... Read more