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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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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Every NBA Team’s All-Time Starting Five, Part One

Photo via ballislife.com After Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal got into some silly online trash talk last month about which team had the best all-time starting five (the Bulls or Lakers), I started thinking about some other all-time teams that would give Chicago and L.A. a run for their money. This naturally lead to a long but fun journey to

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The Best Logos in Sports

For a sports franchise –or any business at all for that matter—the most recognizable image is that of a logo or nickname. It’s (realistically) how the public associates a group of people with a brand. The most important part of logo creation, consequentially, is individuality. To create a brand for yourself or company, it is important to have something to

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NBA Teams Primed to Improve: Western Conference

The 2015-16 NBA season kicks off in less than three months and right now every fan base would like to believe their team will be better this season than they were last year. Unfortunately, improvement is only a reality for a small number of teams. Who’s ready to take the leap? Western Conference New Orleans Pelicans Last year was a huge

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What Real Fantasy Baseball Looks Like

Have you ever wanted to see LeBron rob a home run? Steph Curry turn a double play? Patrick Kane steal second? Probably not, but I have. I compiled a baseball lineup of non-MLB players in light of Tuesday’s All-Star Game. 1. Steph Curry, 2B, Golden State Warriors With his excellent speed and hand-eye coordination, Steph is an easy choice for

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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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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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NBA Jerseys: Best of the Best

The jersey has evolved a lot over the history of the National Basketball Association. From bright colors and short shorts to more modern approaches, the jersey has become an icon of the league. Over the years we have seen some phenomenal uniforms and some not-so-great ones. Let’s take a look at the top ten in the NBA’s history: 10) Sacramento

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The Madness Never Stops

March has ended, but the madness continues. No, I am not talking about the elite 8 or the final 4. It’s the madness that is coaches being hired and fired and players transferring and declaring for the NBA draft. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, there have been 450+ transfers since the beginning of the College Basketball season, with that number

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