Boston Celtics on the verge

One of the leading sub-plots during the summer of Kevin Durant’s OKC departure was the Boston Celtics continuing their rise up the ladder of contenders. Lost in the chaos is the answer to this question: Where do Brad Stevens’ C’s go from here? The 2015-16 Boston Celtics won 48 games in their third season of the Brad Stevens-era rebuild. Celtics fans

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NBA Summer League Favorites

The summer is a terrible time for sports. The NBA and Stanley Cup Finals are wrapped up, NFL training camp doesn’t begin until August, and even baseball just had their All-Star Break. It’s a barren, Saharan-desert for sports fans that are searching for any kind of salvation. But, in this hellish landscape there is an oasis, a small trickling well

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Why the Timberwolves should not trade for Jimmy Butler

The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to part with the number five pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in hopes of acquiring Jimmy Butler, according to a Monday report by ESPN. Butler just completed his fifth season in the NBA, earning his second all-star selection and a spot on the league’s All-Defensive Second team. The 26-year-old is one of the best

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NBA Finals characters as HGTV personalities

The NBA Finals are in full swing which means we are at peak basketball right now. We, as a nation, are also at peak HGTV right now, because HGTV is always on the top of its game. It’s time someone finally attempted to connect these two beautiful universes. It’s time to answer the burning question that’s been sweeping our nation:

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Roundtable April 27th

Who looked the best in round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Peter Fiorentino: Blues. I don’t care if it went 7, it shows a tremendous amount of heart to beat the Hawks, and Brian Elliot looked really good. Jamey Schilling: The Pittsburgh Penguins. Even without their starting goalie the Pens looked like a team a dangerous team. Any one who

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Roundtable – April 7th

Monday night’s NCAA championship game was objectively one of the most entertaining ever. Was it the best NCAA Championship game of all time? Kellan Buddy: I’d say definitely the best in the 21st century; certainly in our lifetime. Nobody thought that Jenkins would hit that three after Paige nailed it. To be honest, I feel bad for Marcus Paige; hope his

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Rockin’ NBA Coaches

The National Basketball Association is composed of rock-star coaches who hardly ever get their due. They are a pivotal part of their team’s success, but it got us wondering – how do NBA Coaches compare to some of the biggest musicians ever? If you woke up today wondering the same thing, then you came to the right place, because here

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TCT Roundtable February 25th

Another week of sports means another week of questions for The College Tailgate staff. Have a question you want answered? Email us: thecollegetailgate@gmail.com.   NBA: The race to make the playoffs in the Western Conference is getting tight as four teams compete for three spots. Amongst Portland, Dallas, Utah and Houston, who is most likely to miss out and who

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Grading the NBA trade deadline: 2016 edition

The inevitability that the NBA Trade Deadline is doomed to underperform is a trend that has become accepted across the association throughout the past few years (save last year, of course). This year was really no exception to the rule either, with only 24 players – none of which were truly ‘blockbusters’ – and a slew of draft picks being

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