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NFL Football: 2014 NFL Mock Draft

Posted by Bryan Knowles in NFL Football Blog
Apr 15, 2014
NFL Football: 2014 NFL Mock Draft

The trouble with mock drafts is the ease at which they crumble. All it takes is one wrong pick at the top of the draft for the entire thing to collapse under its own weight—if the Texans , for example, take Jadeveon Clowney instead of Blake Bortles, that starts a cascade effect, where the team that you mocked to take Clowney has to take a new pick, and so on and so forth down the line.

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The Best and Worst of NFL Free Agency

Posted by Bryan Knowles in NFL Football Today
Apr 07, 2014
The Best and Worst of NFL Free Agency

With the bulk of free agency over, it's time to look at which teams did the most to improve their squads, and which teams saw notable players leave during free agency. Contract values matter—overpaying for talent hurts you, while signing players for a value helps. In short, these are the teams that shopped wisely, finding bargains both big and small.

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What Should Joel Embiid Do?

Posted in NCAA Basketball Blog
Apr 05, 2014
What Should Joel Embiid Do

When the 2014 NBA Draft takes place on June 26th, many people feel that Kansas big man Joel Embiid will be a top 5 selection, however, according to KU head coach Bill Self, Embiid is considering sticking around for another season.

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Is the One and Done System Hurting College Basketball?

Posted by Zach Gilliand in NCAA Basketball Blog
Apr 02, 2014
Is the One and Done System Hurting College Basketball?

Freshmen players are always exciting in college basketball, but the one-and-done rule is hurting the game because of a lack of identity and continuity. This season, we have seen guys like Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, and Joel Embiid steal the highlights on SportsCenter, but is this good for the image of college basketball?

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Why the Los Angeles Lakers Should Fire Mike D'Antoni

Posted by Lorenzo Tanos in NBA Basketball Blog
Apr 01, 2014
Why the Los Angeles Lakers Should Fire Mike D'Antoni

When a team is winning, the coach usually doesn't get much credit, if at all. But when a team is losing, fans call for the coach's head. That's normally not the right way to go about things when a once-mighty team finds itself in the unfamiliar position of losing. But with the Los Angeles Lakers, it stands to reason that the best way they can kick off the rebuilding process is by getting rid of the coach.

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Geno Smith or Michael Vick?

Posted by Ron Leyba in NFL Football Today
Apr 01, 2014
Geno Smith or Michael Vick

The New York Jets, led by head coach Rex Ryan, have picked up former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Former Jets QB Mark Sanchez was later signed by the Eagles to a one year deal, so the two teams essentially swapped backup quarterbacks.

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No Bull, Chicago Could Go Far in the Eastern Conference

Posted by Lorenzo Tanos in NBA Basketball Blog
Apr 01, 2014
No Bull, Chicago Could Go Far in the Eastern Conference

You look at the Chicago Bulls' numbers and they are anything but sexy. As of this writing, the Bulls are dead-last in the NBA in scoring, averaging just 93.0 ppg and bringing to mind memories of Mike Fratello's slow-breaking Cleveland Cavaliers from the mid-'90. However, the team is delivering where it counts the most – on the defensive end – and are holding opponents down to just 92 ppg and 43 percent shooting from the field, both second-best in the league. With that in mind, can the Bulls go far in the Playoffs with a lineup that, once again, features franchise point guard Derrick Rose on the sidelines?

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The Top Ten Draft Classes in NFL History

Posted by Bryan Knowles in NFL Football Blog
Mar 29, 2014
The Top Ten Draft Classes in NFL History

There's nothing like a draft going perfectly to revitalize a team's fortunes. When you nail multiple draft choices in a year, you're getting an influx of talent for years to come. Of course, it's easier to nail draft choices when you're picking high in the draft. It's more impressive to find gems in the later rounds then it is to pick the best player with the top pick—finding Tom Brady in the sixth round is more impressive than finding Peyton Manning with the first pick.

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Tale of a Top Prospect: Andrew Wiggins

Posted by Aaron Sass in NBA Basketball Blog
Mar 27, 2014
Tale of a Top Prospect: Andrew Wiggins

If you look at most NBA mock draft boards, you'll see on almost every single one of them that Andrew Wiggins is expected to be a top 3 draft choice if he's not taken number one overall. After Kansas lost to Stanford on Sunday, Wiggins faced a lot of criticism based on his performance, and how he seemingly disappeared and was shut down. Wiggins only attempted 6 field goals, making just 1, and went 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He finished with just 4 points.

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On the Death of Ralph Wilson

Posted by Bryan Knowles in NFL Football Blog
Mar 27, 2014
On the Death of Ralph Wilson

A legend of the National Football League has passed away. Ralph Wilson, founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, died on Tuesday afternoon. He was 95 years old. Wilson was one of the original founders of the American Football League, bringing professional football back to Buffalo for the first time since 1949 and the All-American Football Conference.

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