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Cavalier Attitude

Posted on 19 April 2017

  The belief that the Cleveland Cavaliers can still walk through the Eastern Conference is Ridiculous The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the playoffs as the defending NBA Champions looking to repeat en route to reaching The Finals for a third straight season.  LeBron James is gunning to make it to The Finals for an incredible seventh […]

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Todd Bowles: Victim of his own Success

Posted on 09 January 2017

  Indications are that Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles will return for a third season despite a 5-11 year   Much to the chagrin of the desperate Jet fan base, it appears Todd Bowles will be back for a third season.  Had Todd Bowles not gone 10-6 his first season, however, would the fans still […]

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2016 NFC North Preview

Posted on 07 September 2016

  Green Bay Packers (11-5)   The Packers schedule is very favorable throughout the season, which will make it easy for them to regain the division title.  Aaron Rodgers is an elite quarterback, and the return of Jordy Nelson to go along with Randall Cobb will have this passing game hitting on all cylinders.  Eddy […]

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2016 AFC East Preview

Posted on 06 September 2016

  New England Patriots (10-6)   The Patriots will start the season without Tom Brady for the first four games as he finally serves his suspension for “Deflate Gate.”  This suspension will not keep the Patriots from their dominance on this division, but it will keep them from winning the number of games they usually […]

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2016 NFC East Preview

Posted on 02 September 2016

  New York Giants (10-6)   The Giants are the team with the fewest question marks in the division.  The additions of cornerback Janoris Jenkins through free agency and Eli Apple in the draft will bolster the Giants secondary that had its problems last season.  Olivier Vernon is a bit of a stretch but will […]

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2015-16 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

Posted on 02 June 2016

A Rematch of last year’s Championship Series will have a full Cleveland team looking for Revenge   The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are back at it for a rematch in The NBA Finals this season.  This year’s series has a plethora of storylines and matchups to make for an exciting series.   Golden […]

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Return to L.A.

Posted on 29 January 2016

The Pros and Cons of Football Returning to Los Angeles after more than Two Decades   The NFL owners voted 30-2 on Tuesday, January 12th for relocation of the St. Louis Rams back to Los Angeles where they were until 1994 (the last time L.A. had a professional football team) along with the option for […]

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Shooting in Virginia

Posted on 28 August 2015

Same outrage that applied to Charleston shooting needs to apply here   On Wednesday August 26, 2015, Vester Lee Flanagan (aka, Bryce Williams) shot and killed two former co-workers, Allison Parker and Adam Ward.  Reactions to the recent (and unfortunate) shootings now have those on the political left feeling just how sharp that double edge […]

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Chicago Blackhawks: A Dynasty or Not?

Posted on 24 June 2015

The question of whether the Chicago Blackhawks have reached the pinnacle of sports achievement is as close as it gets.   The Chicago Blackhawks have defeated the Tampa Bay Lighting 4-2 to claim their third Stanley Cup Title in six seasons.  There are good points to be made for this team being in the dynasty […]

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NBA Finals 2015: New Wave Basketball Metrics on Display

Posted on 03 June 2015

  The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are set to play for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. LeBron James is in his fifth consecutive Finals while reigning as the League’s Most Valuable Player. Stephen Curry looks to lead the Warriors to their first title in 40 years. Both teams love to shoot the three ball […]

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