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Draft Rewind – Dallas Cowboys

April 30, 2014

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The 25 year window on the 1989 Draft will end this year and I think it is hard to screw up an overall #1 first round pick; Troy Aikman will not make the Cowboys list.

FIVE BEST PICKS

1. Emmitt Smith, RB, Florida. 1st round, #17 overall in 1990.

Jimmy Johnson wanted James Francis, and Jerry Jones (more…)

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Draft Rewind – Cleveland Browns

April 28, 2014

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This current version of the Browns started drafting in 1999 as an expansion team. Let’s take a look at why they only have one playoff appearance since then. (more…)

Western Conference Playoff Preview

April 19, 2014

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Odds to win the West Conference

There are 7 teams with 50 wins and the 8th seed has 49 wins. Every team is capable of winning one, if not two, series depending on the match ups, but what team has the best chance to get to the Finals? (more…)

ACC Bubble Watch

December 16, 2012

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It is never too early to start thinking about the BIG DANCE, and with conference schedules right around the corner, let’s take an early look at how many ACC teams have a chance to dance this year.    (more…)

NBA Mock Draft

June 27, 2012

1. New Orleans Hornets – Anthony Davis: PF, 19, 6-10, 220, Kentucky

Davis will be the first pick, but he won’t be a player to build a franchise around.

Top end NBA Comparison: Marcus Camby

2. Cleveland Cavaliers (predicted trade with Charlotte Bobcats ) – Bradley Beal: SG, 18, 6-4, 201, Florida

Beal caught fire at the end of his freshman year, and the Cavs are in love with him. He won’t be the best wing player taken in this draft in the long run.

Top end NBA Comparison:  (young) Ray Allen   (more…)

RIP NBA

June 22, 2012

Birth: June 6, 1946.

Death: June 21, 2012.

The NBA passed away late last night at the age of 66, after a two-year battle with a deadly disease.  (more…)

NFL Mock

April 24, 2012

1. Indianapolis Colts- Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins- Robert Griffin III, QB,  Baylor      (more…)

Commish for a Day

March 29, 2012

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Baseball’s new Wild Card format got me thinking – if I could change one thing in each major sport, what would it be?

MLB – Problem: I am sick of 162 games not meaning anything and Wild Card teams winning the World Series. The regular season used to mean something; the new one-game playoff helps even the field a bit, but it’s not enough in my mind.     (more…)

ESPN – The Entertainment & Sports Promotion Network

March 5, 2012

What do Danica Patrick and UConn coach Gino Auriemma have in common? I would say three things:

1) They are all over SportsCenter

2) I had to google them to find out how they spell their names.

3) No real sports fan gives a crap about either of them.

Last year, the 4-letter network’s coverage was over the top comparing UConn’s winning streak to UCLA men’s record.

Hey ESPN – they play with a different size ball. IT’S NOT THE SAME GAME.   (more…)

Danny and the Miracles

March 2, 2012

It’s getting to be that time of year — the NCAA Tournament is right around the corner; thus, I am going to look back at one of the teams that helped make March MAD.

The 1987-88 Kansas Jayhawks were led by their coach, soon to be vagabond Larry Brown, and Mr. Everything Danny Manning. They started the year in the preseason top ten, but quickly dropped in the polls with two losses in the Maui Invitational. They grinded through the rest of their non-conference games, and entered conference play at 10-3.

When the Big 8 schedule began in late January, the Jayhawks hit rock bottom.  (more…)

Dallas Mavericks – 2011 NBA Chumps

February 29, 2012

Who won the 2011 NBA title? Was it:

Kobe and the Lakers – no that was 2009 and 2010.

Oh I got it, it was those Spurs led by that all-time great Tim Duncan – sorry, no.

Was it the NBA’s greatest franchise, the Boston Celtics, they won number 18 right? Wrong again.

It was Oklahoma City, led by the league’s youngest star Kevin Durant. No, what the heck?

Oh yeah I almost forgot, it was the Miami Heat – they won the title in July 2010, that’s what almost everyone said anyway. No no no, why I am so confused?      (more…)

NFL, MLB, and the Parity Myth

February 20, 2012

Parity.

This is the reason so many experts and fans give for the NFL’s popularity versus that of America’s original pastime – Major League Baseball.

However, the numbers are a lot closer then the pundits ever admit. Let’s take a close look at them, and start with the good clean year of 2000.           (more…)

Sweet Injustice

February 14, 2012

All this football Hall of Fame talk got me thinking about transgressions in other sports. And when you talk Hall of Fame, you start in one place – Cooperstown, New York.

With the recent induction of Barry Larkin and Ron Santo (both debatable), I decided to take a look at one of my favorite players growing up. Why is Sweet Lou Whitaker not on the tip of the pen of the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America?      (more…)

Another One for the Ages

February 7, 2012

With the first of two Duke/North Carolina match-ups a day away, I would like to take a look back at the last 30 years of this fabled rivalry.

These are my five most memorable games:

5)  Feb 3, 2000 – Chapel Hill – Duke 90  UNC 86 (OT)  (more…)

Five Rings Not Good Enough for Canton

February 6, 2012

Five Super Bowl Rings —  over 100 sacks — two All-Pro teams. But no Canton.

Why is Charles Haley on the outside looking in when it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Haley was a 4th round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1986, and made an immediate impact his rookie year by recording a team-high 12 sacks and forcing four fumbles.     (more…)

Will UNC come up LONG in March?

February 4, 2012

A couple of times a week you can see a certain basketball team trot out a rotation that looks like this:

PG – 6’4″

SG – 6’7″  205 lbs

SF – 6′ 8″  215  (6’11″ wing span)

PF – 6’11″ (7’5″ wing span)

C – 7’0″  250 lbs

First big off the bench – 6’9″

Back up swing man – 6’6″  220

If you were looking to your nearest NBA city, you would come up empty. (more…)


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