The Ultimate Backyard Baseball Starting Lineup

The voices of Sunny Day and Vinny the Gooch have likely echoed down the hallways of your house since you were in third grade. Whether you played at Playground Commons or Sandy Flats, drafted future MLB stars or the kids from around the block, you felt like the smartest coach around. Other than Ken Griffey and Frank Thomas, with the occasional Phil

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In Appreciation of SVP and Russillo

Everyone knows the newspaper industry is taking a huge hit as part of a changing media landscape. But there is another type of media that is also declining, at least in the college-age demographic (of which I am a part of): sports talk radio. As Spotify, Pandora and podcasts have become more popular, sports talk radio is becoming more obsolete. But

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The Warriors are Finally Golden Again

This was inevitable, right? The Cavaliers and their team of Hercules plus some underdog role players was cute while it lasted, but was there ever any real doubt as to which team would win the series? Maybe a little, but most reasonable NBA experts and observers believed that there was no way Cleveland could keep this up and win two more

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With Hibbert’s Struggles, Where Do Pacers Go?

  When Roy Hibbert went scoreless in Game 5 of the 2014 Playoffs versus the Atlanta Hawks, rumors began to swirl around why he, a 7’2 Center, was struggling so mightily to put the ball in the basket. Some rumors were saying that Hibbert was overwhelmed because he had caught teammates sleeping with his wife, others were saying that Hibbert

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The Future of the Arizona Coyotes

Well folks there you have it: in a special meeting this previous Wednesday, the Glendale City Council terminated the contract between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Glendale owned Gila River Arena. In other words, as of the writing of this article, the Coyotes have no arena to play in for the 2015-2016 NHL season. With the schedule release less than

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Sleepers For The 2015 Season

Stanford Stanford will come into the season overshadowed by teams like USC, UCLA and Oregon. USC is receiving the majority of the hype with so many players on both sides of the ball. UCLA returns 18 starters, and Oregon is a National Championship finalist from a year ago. Stanford had to replace their offensive line and running back core last

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Tales from a College World Series Ticket Taker

June. Around the nation Americans everywhere begin summer traditions of cookouts, beach vacations and road trips. In Omaha however, June means only one thing: the College World Series is back. For those that are unfamiliar with “the Greatest Show on Dirt,” it’s the final stage of the NCAA college baseball tournament. Of the 64 teams that qualify for the double

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Scattered NBA Finals Thoughts

There is no way to write a coherent article about the last two games of the NBA Finals. They have defied logic, common sense, continuity, narrative and possibly the human condition. Other than that, pretty normal. Here are some scatterbrained notes on a discombobulated first three games. Before the series started, I would have been shocked if Cleveland won. I figured it

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Tottenham Hotspur Pre-Summer Assessment: Part 2

The Premier League season is over and Tottenham Hotspur finished just outside the top four, again. They still slipped past Liverpool to claim fifth place on the last matchday. Fortunately or unfortunately, Spurs will be playing in the Europa League once again. This summer the transfer reigns have been handed over to Mauricio Pochettino and he will attempt to build the club his

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French Open 2015: The Stanimal and Five Things We Learned

So that just happened. On a Sunday that for the last decade has been Rafa Nadal’s day, the legend wasn’t present to contend for the French Open championship. Instead, it was one of his great rivals slogging through the dirt in pursuit of history. Novak Djokovic, the undisputed world number one, came within two sets of becoming the eighth man

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