American sports model: take notes

In the current American sports model, there are different tiers of professional athletics. For this, let’s focus primarily on basketball and baseball because of their established tier systems; in baseball it is the MLB, AAA, AA, and A leagues and in basketball it is the NBA and then the D-League. These leagues that are below the major league level are

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The importance of the Battle for Paul Bunyan

The first thing a Michigan fan will tell you is that their rivalry with Michigan State doesn’t matter as much as the game against Ohio State. They’ll say that the last decade is an anomaly to the truth of decades of dominance in the all-time series, which Michigan leads 68-35 with 5 ties. But from what happened Saturday, I can tell you

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The Seven Most Annoying NBA Story Lines This Season

The NBA is back, baby! LaMarcus Aldridge joins the Spurs, the Warriors are already getting disrespected (and not happy about it), the Clippers are better than ever and Houston is absolutely loaded. The Oklahoma City Thunder finally seem healthy again and Cleveland is bringing basically everyone back from last season. I’m as excited for this season as any in the past

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Have an extra $15? Buy an NBA team

Last year around the end of March, a virtual meme gave every basketball fan the chance to make their best 5 man roster. The catch…it had to add up to 15 dollars. As if sports fan didn’t already love to debate and argue with their friends, this meme provided the perfect platform for lunchtime conversation in considering. My players would

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Chicago Bears Road To Revival

The Chicago Cubs have been reborn and look set to continue contention for years to come. The Chicago Bulls are ready to start their season with their new coach, along with Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose (unless he gets a paper cut). As for the Chicago Blackhawks? They’re still one of the top teams in the NHL after winning their third Stanley

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The path to perfection

Am I having déjà vu? Did Doc Brown kidnap me and take me back to 2007 in his DeLorean? But seriously, can someone please wake me from this nightmare or something? Nope? Sigh. Well once again the New England Patriots are kicking everyone’s butt and talks of an undefeated season are already in the air for the fans in Foxborough,

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October’s Very Own: “Baseball’s boring? The door is over there”

I was four years old when my dad asked my brother and I if we wanted to ride the bus downtown to the Kingdome to watch the Mariners play the Detroit Tigers. My brother opted to go with my mother to Target to buy Batman and Superman socks. While Aidan’s choice was suspect, but respectable for a two year old,

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25 things to happen if Cubs win World Series

By Charlie O’Donnell Its been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs won their last World Series (the longest championship drought in sports today), and many Cubs fans have a pennant in sight. All the North Siders have to do is beat the New York Mets in the NLCS (which won’t be an easy task), and they’ll have reached the World Series for

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NHL Bets: Becker vs. Fiorentino

Score: It’s all tied up at 1-1.  Bet: Who scores more points by the midpoint of the season, McDavid or Eichel? Prize: Loser must speak in a southern accent for an entire staff meeting. Peter: Connor McDavid. The dude had 120 points in 47 games for the Erie Otters, and clearly the Oilers saw something in him to take him

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