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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Questions of the week: November 26

The College Tailgate staff has decided to launch a weekly article where all our writers get their two cents on the biggest narratives of the week from all around the sports world. Let us know what you think of this idea in the comment section below! NFL QUESTION The Dallas Cowboys ended a seven game skid this weekend and moved

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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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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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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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The State of the Sports World Address

The College Tailgate faithful, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and my fellow sports fans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with criminals like Ray Rice, Ray Lewis, the entire Ravens team, Aaron Hernandez, and Alex Rodriguez; that unfolded with a new generation fighting tooth and nail with the commissioners of all four major sports, especially when

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The 3 Essential Things So You Have The Most Swagger In Your Sport

It’s not about the potential, talent, or handwork. It’s not about the minutes logged into the gym, breaking into a cold sweat. It doesn’t require genetics or DNA passed from your grandparents. No, sports swagger has evolved into a bigger beast. It takes a man or woman so dedicated to their wardrobe, their closet game reeks of coolness. A bottle

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Ladies, Let’s Talk Sports 2.0

It’s that time of year again ladies, your favorite female sports writer is here to talk directly to you about sports during the holidays. Now last year I taught you how you can jump right into a sports conversation without sounding like an idiot. I hope within this last year you have fallen in love with sports and have become

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Fixing Professional Sports: Baseball Edition

By Grant Becker After a recent philosophical hot tub session with my roommate, I came to the conclusion that there are some serious issues with modern professional sports. I spent the remainder of the evening brainstorming solutions to the endless list of problems before me. This is a documentation of my brilliance. This series may save professional sports as a

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