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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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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2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Better than Opening Day and Super Bowl Sunday… combined. Okay…maybe not that drastic. Nonetheless, it’s time for 16 of the National Hockey League’s best teams to square off against one another in the battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup. For some teams, the next couple of  months are an experience with which they are

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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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MLS playoff update

Major League Soccer playoffs are upon us and there has been more drama in what has already been a ground-breaking season. Western Conference Knockout Round For starters, Sigi Schmid and Clint Dempsey’s Seattle Sounders finally hurdled the LA Galaxy in a stunning 3-2 upset which a star-studded lineup consisting of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, Giovani dos Santos, and Gyasi Zardes. That

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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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Jake Arrieta Makes Everything Okay

It’s a tough time to be a Chicago sports fan right now. Even with the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup, a cloud still hangs low over the team with the allegations against Patrick Kane. It doesn’t help that, yet again, the team has had to rid itself of some important players to keep under the salary cap. And then there’s

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Conference Preview: SEC

The most dominant conference in college football over the last 10 years has certainly cooled off. The SEC comes into 2015 with more question marks than any other league. -How will Alabama respond after two disappointing postseason finishes? -Will Auburn live up to the hype? -Will the Mississippi teams sustain success? -Can Georgia win the East? -Which surprise team can

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