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Deal or No Deal

As the Biogenesis saga slogs on, Alex Rodriguez and his reps are seeking to make a deal with MLB instead of possibly facing a lifetime ban from baseball.  While this is not in the least shocking, it seems MLB wants to work out a deal with him as well.  One need look no further than the previous sentence to understand why baseball will never, ever be the same again.   Many...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Very Bad Things

As time goes on, the Aaron Hernandez story becomes filled with more and more very bad things.  While Hernandez himself has done just about everything possible to make himself LOOK guilty there are still many questions yet to be answered.  Among them, why did the Patriots draft him in the first place?  These very bad things are just the latest apparently in a long line of un-Patriot...
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Point of No Return

Alex Rodriguez reached the point of no return a long time back but apparently he doesn't know it yet.  It happened when he went on the DL this last time.  Many people think it was when his name was mentioned in connection with the Miami PED clinic but no it was well before then. A-Rod was already tarnished by the PED brush.  In fact, he was pretty much covered in the paint...
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July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Good Luck With That

It's almost that time.  Time to pick your March Madness brackets.  The selection show is approaching and the teams will be set.  Then millions of wanna be sports experts will descend on many sites around the Internet to fill out their brackets hoping to get them all right.  But wait there's more.... Hopefully, all these self proclaimed experts have watched one or two...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Get Wild

The NFL regular season is over. Many teams have gone home empty handed. Head coaches and general managers are falling like snowflakes on what is known as "Black Monday". But there is more football to be played and it is time to get wild. The post season wild card match ups begin this Saturday and in general lend themselves to being very unpredictable. So many things...
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December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

NFC Playoff Scenarios Week 17

The last week of the regular season in the NFL is upon us and the playoff scenarios are unfolding at warp speed. The variety is mind boggling and there are many ways that the post season can shape up based on the outcome of the games this weekend. NFC teams that have already clinched are the Falcons, who also have home field advantage, the Packers, the Seahawks, and the 49ers...
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December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 17 AFC Playoff Scenarios

As per usual, the end of the NFL regular season arrives this weekend and the playoff scenarios are wide and varied. Some teams just need to win to achieve their post season goals while others need help. And some need a lot of help. Here is how the AFC picture shapes up in week 17. Teams that have already clinched their post season berths are: Patriots, Broncos, Colts, Texans...
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December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Need To Know

Week 12 of the NFL season is upon us and there are but five games left after this week in the regular season. There are a few things that NFL fans need to know if they don't already, so let's all learn shall we. There are some teams for which this NFL season is over already. Regardless of what they do in the last five games (6 games if they didn't play Thanksgiving...
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November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Child Please

In sports prognostication, many people like to go solely off the wins and loss record. They base everything on even single games won or lost and then generalize an entire team around that. So it is with this year's Patriots, Packers and 49ers. These three teams are so much better than their records and so much better than what a lot of the sports media would have the viewers...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Upset Week?

<img height="300" src="http://static.mobile.espn.go.com/photo/2011/0913/ncf_a_kirkferentz_cmg_300.jpg" alt=""Not Iowa State again..." ISU has been giving Ferentz headaches for 13 years. He is 6-7 against the Cyclones." width="300" />This week does not contain a marquee match-up like last week's Cowboy Classic, but there...
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September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL 2012 Predictions

At the risk of making myself look like an idiot, I am going to offer up some predictions for teams I think will be in the playoffs at the end of the 2012 season even before the season begins. I hate pre-season predictions but figured what's the fun in life if you can't make a fool of yourself a few times, so here goes. From the NFC East: The NY football Giants. I am...
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Ruination Of Baseball

Melky Cabrera is just the latest in what will eventually be a long line of steroid users in baseball. It has been, is now and always will be the ruination of baseball. There are those in the sports community, fans and writers alike, who believe naively or in a deluded fashion that steroid use in baseball is mainly confined to the "steroid era." There are those who...
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Whatever Your Name Is

I have long held the belief that everything in life is a choice and that every single choice comes with price, good choices, bad choices all come with a price. There are those who learn and make different choices. There are those who never learn and pay the same price over and over. That's when choices become habits become character. Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson or...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Lost

Having lived in Montana for the last 16 years, I have adopted the Colorado Rockies as my home team. The Braves are still my all time team, but the Rockies are a very close second. Going to games and watching the players as well as following the team through the years has grown to be a love. One of my favorite Rockies players and favorite all time baseball players, Todd Helton...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL What I'll Be Watching

The upcoming NFL season has a lot of interesting things going on and has caught my interest before it even gets started. These are just a few of the things I'll be watching for from the start. NY Jets - What will they do with Tim Tebow? I am still not convinced he will ever be an NFL QB. Not the kind that teams use as starters. Not the kind that leads teams to Super Bowls...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Our Fault

The Freeh report came out today on the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. It has taken over the airwaves on just about every outlet. The report is damning to many including ourselves. Over the past I would say 20 years, America has become a place where if you have enough influence, money, stardom or power, you can do anything and go on with your lives, for the most part. People...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Run BIlly Run

Billy Hamilton is fast and not just your regular kind of fast for a baseball player. He's not just your regular fast for an Olympic track and field runner. Billy Hamilton is extremely fast and before this season ends, he may be all time fast. Hamilton plays for the California League Bakersfield Blaze, a more apropos team moniker I couldn't think of. The Blaze are...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cinderella Part Two

The College World Series has had it's share of Cinderella's in the past and this year is no exception. Only this time, there have been two, so far. The first Cinderella was Stony Brook who made it to their first College World Series and had fans everywhere rooting for them to win it all. Alas, that slipper did not fit completely and Stony Brook was sent home from the...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Billy Blaze

A minor league record is about to be broken. A record that has stood for many years. The man to do it, Billy Hamilton, of the Bakersfield Blaze a Pacific Coast League team of the Reds. I saw Billy Hamilton play in many games with the Billings Mustangs, the Reds rookie league here in Billings. He was two things - laser fast and extremely likable. He won the Fan's Choice...
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

We Want You

Front Office Blogs wants you! That's right, FOB is looking for sports writers. Here at FOB, writers can write about ANY sport! All blogs are promoted on Facebook, on Twitter and on several other media/blog outlets. Front Office Blogs is a blog for any and all sports. Professional, college, high school, whatever sport and whatever level a writer wants to write about....
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

So Long, Farewell...

This week the Patriots ended one of the weirdest experiments I think I've seen them do, so far. They let Chad Ochocinco go and thus ended something I never understood in the first place. Let me go on record by saying that I think he's a good receiver and I think he still can be somewhere. Also, let me go on record as saying that through interactions with him on Twitter...
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June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Playoffs

The 2012 NBA playoffs get underway today with the first round kicking off. In the shortened NBA season, the playoffs seem to be upon us much quicker. In reality, the NBA playoffs are much like another whole season, which can stretch into June. It's time for the NBA playoffs, who's ready to win? The playoffs kick off with the 76ers going to Chicago to play the Bulls...
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Draft MVP's (Most Valuable Picks)

The 2012 draft first round is officially over, and it had many surprises. Many players went much higher than projected while others inexplicably fell. I felt that some of these picks are sure to be busts, but where there are busts, there are gems also. Courtney UpshawI am a huge Alabama fan, and while I was not necessarily surprised to see Courtney Upshaw slip out of the first...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

No Kickoffs For You

Slowly, inexorably, deliberately, the NFL is moving closer and closer to flag football and further and further away from what it once was. Soon, it may be completely unrecognizable. Last year, the NFL decided to change kickoffs from the 30 yard line to the 35 in what they said was an effort to reduce injuries. The NFL now claims that the increase in touchbacks led to a decrease...
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April 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Prediction Mania

As soon as the first umpire shouted play ball, baseball writers everywhere decided it was time to make predictions. In sports writing, it’s one of the most ridiculous things there is and nothing more than a page filled. Anyone who thinks they know exactly what’s going to transpire in a 160 game season and exactly how things are going to end up is a lunatic. Plain and simple...
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April 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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