The 2018-19 NBA Awards Predictions

Since J.R. Smith’s Finals screw-up and the Golden State Warriors’ subsequent sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers back in June, we have been witness to a far tamer offseason than the epic blockbusters of recent years. Superstar free agents like Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Joe Harris, and Paul George decided to remain with their respective teams,...

Growing Pains in Oakland

Following Sunday’s devastating loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, one cannot help but think “what the heck is going on with the Raiders?” This season was supposed to be somewhat better than last year, wasn’t it? What is Jon Gruden up to? And once again, why did the Raiders trade Khalil Mack, who is well-off...

Safety Not Free: Abolish the Body Weight Rule

This year’s football season has been full of questions, such as: What’s wrong with the Steelers? How do the Browns have a better record than the Patriots? Why didn’t Patrick Mahomes start last year? But most pressingly, when did the NFL become so soft? This is the first year of the NFL’s new “body weight...

Champions League Reactions: Matchday 2

As the groups begin to take shape, about half of my Matchday 1 reactions seem very foolish now. I’ll still try again for Matchday 2, which at first glance seems much more interesting to me, but we’ll see if I still feel that way at the end of this piece.   Group A Borussia Dortmund:...

Butler to the Big Apple?

As the start of the 2018-2019 NBA season draws closer, the question arises as to what will happen to Minnesota Timberwolves all-star Jimmy Butler. Butler recently expressed his desire to leave Minnesota. Though not certain, many speculate that the cause might be the discord in the locker room between Butler and teammates Andrew Wiggins and...

Are the Bears Back?

2012. That’s the last year the Chicago Bears had a winning record. Now I know you may be reading this saying “So what, the Browns have only had one winning season since 2003.” Well, I’m not even sure the Browns qualify as a real football team, so we’re going to ignore them. Right now, we...

Halftime Sports

Bob Cousy: the Houdini of the Hardwood

Bob Cousy: the Houdini of the Hardwood

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03/23/2014

Superstars come in many shapes and sizes. They are big, small, smart, stupid, arrogant, and some of them are even insane. The one thing they have always had in common, however, is their ability to make us turn on our TVs and forget about everything except for what they show. They teach us how to…

Manziel’s Secret Weapon: Analyzing Mike Evans

Manziel’s Secret Weapon: Analyzing Mike Evans

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03/23/2014

Just about every prolific college quarterback of the past decade has had a great wide receiver. Tim Tebow had Percy Harvin and Aaron Hernandez, Robert Griffin III had Josh Gordon, Brandon Weeden had Justin Blackmon, and Ken Dorsey had Andre Johnson just to name a few. This trend holds true in this year’s NFL draft….

Keep it American: Opening Day abroad needs to go

Keep it American: Opening Day abroad needs to go

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03/23/2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opened the Major League Baseball season last Saturday and Sunday with two games in Sydney, Australia. The season opener for the two teams was part of an initiative the MLB has been working on over the years in order to spread the popularity of baseball all over the…

National Transfers Helping or Hurting USMNT?

National Transfers Helping or Hurting USMNT?

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03/21/2014

On Tuesday, 18 year-old Bayern Munich forward Julian Green applied to FIFA for a change in national team allegiances, deciding to join the US National Team.  Green was born in Tampa to an American father and a German mother, but has spent most of his life in Germany.   A young player with more potential than…

Eye of the Tiger: Is a comeback deserved?

Eye of the Tiger: Is a comeback deserved?

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03/21/2014

It has been almost 6 years since Tiger Woods last won a major championship. In those 6 years he has played 18 majors and failed to win a single one. While he is a four-time Masters champion, he hasn’t won at Augusta National in nine years. Ever since his personal life blew up, he hasn’t…

Basketbrawls: Fighting in the NBA

Basketbrawls: Fighting in the NBA

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03/21/2014

“I would say I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines. That’s what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they’re waiting for is a fight, you know what I’m saying? So if they could set it up something like…

NFL Parity thanks to free agency

NFL Parity thanks to free agency

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03/20/2014

March is typically a month reserved for basketball hype; NBA playoffs loom and the NCAA tournament begins. However, unbeknownst to many people, NFL free agents are trying to find employement. Free agency plays a huge role in preserving the “any given Sunday” parity that seems to exist in the NFL, which is one of the…

Borowitz Repor: Philly looks to the future

Borowitz Repor: Philly looks to the future

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03/20/2014

When the Philadelphia 76ers started the season on a stunning winning streak, the basketball world took notice. Philadelphia began with a remarkable come-from-behind victory over the defending champion Miami Heat, led by a performance from rookie Michael Carter-Williams, who looked like a seasoned veteran for much of the contest. Experts began talking about Philadelphia as…

Brazil 2014 Team Preview: Spain

Brazil 2014 Team Preview: Spain

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03/19/2014

As Brazil 2014 fast approaches, Halftime thought it might be prudent to take a look at each of the 32 teams participating in the World Cup and assess possible lineups and chances of winning the tournament. Just to catch your interest in this first installment, we thought we’d preview the defending world and European champions,…

Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Bill Russell

Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Bill Russell

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02/25/2014

As players and fans alike packed into Smoothie King Center for the 2014 NBA all-star game, the festivities paused for just a few moments to celebrate one man’s 80th birthday. At the end of the first quarter, everyone in the stadium, sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to a man whose name is synonymous with the finals’ MVP…


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