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The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Jan 12, 2015

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Pick: New...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Checking in on Virginia & Notre Dame

Sports seasons are long. There seems like there is a point in each season when players and fans’ interest dips a bit. Coaches are not included in this lack of enthusiasm, but that’s because I assume most of them are insane. Because of this feeling of routine in the season, you may see some surprising results. For example, Kentucky nearly lost to Texas A&M (which was playing...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy NBA Sleepers – Jan 10, 2015

    These five fantasy NBA sleepers are owned in less than 50% of Yahoo Fantasy Basketball leagues.  Go pick them up, NOW! Fantasy NBA Sleepers   Tyler Zeller – Boston Celtics – PF/C – Yahoo Rank – #57 What he gets you: FG%, FT% Points, Rebounds Who would have guessed that Tyler Zeller was a good fantasy NBA pickup?!  But it’s true, its true – he leads our fantasy...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Jan 7, 2015

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Phoenix...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Jan 6, 2015

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Markieff...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: 2014 Perry’s Podcast Hall of Fame

    If it is the beginning of a new year (and it is), then it must be time for my Podcast Hall of Fame. This is the third year of the Hall of Fame, which makes it a tradition like no other. All right, it doesn’t have quite the same tradition as my lottery mock draft, but it is getting close. Due to my streamlining of many things in the past year, every podcast that I listen...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Checking in on the SMU Mustangs

  The problem with reviewing college basketball one game at a time is that there is a fairly good chance that a team will have an uncommon game. So how many games should a person watch before they pass judgment? Five? Ten? Sadly, I don’t have the luxury of being able to watch every team multiple times, so I do the best I can on first blush. This weekend, however, I was able to...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2014/15 College Dunk of the Year Nominee: Jerian Grant Dunks on Georgia Tech

  As diehards of this site (Mom? Are you there?) already know, The Hoops Manifesto runs a College Dunk of the Year Tournament every spring.  Our next nominee for the 2014/15 edition is Jerian Grant dunks on Georgia Tech.  Holy Moses!         Other nominees: Justin MossKarrington WardRondae Hollis-JeffersonPalm Beach State   The post 2014/15 College Dunk of the Year Nominee...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Bench Statistical Rankings: Jan 3, 2015

  Every basketball player wants to be a starter.  It’s ingrained in us from the first time we pick up a ball to the day when we shoot our last basket.  Because of this, bench play and bench players don’t get much respect, save for the Manu Ginobili‘s of the world.  But a good bench is crucial ingredient for any team with their eyes on a championship – look no further...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2014/15 College Dunk of the Year Nominee: Palm Beach State

  As diehards of this site (Mom? Are you there?) already know, The Hoops Manifesto runs a College Dunk of the Year Tournament every spring.  Our next nominee for the 2014/15 edition is Palm Beach State teaming up for a dunk of the year worthy alley oop.     Other nominees: Justin MossKarrington WardRondae Hollis-Jefferson   The post 2014/15 College Dunk of the Year Nominee...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Dec 31, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Clippers...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Superstar Miscasting

(Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)   Want to hear a stat that will make many of you feel really old?  This is Carmelo Anthony‘s 12th (!!) season in the NBA. During this time he’s make seven All-Star teams, been named to the All-NBA team six times, and scored over 20,000 points.  He’s a sure bet for inclusion into the Hall of Fame once he retires.  He’s also been miscast his...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Riffing on Wichita State & George Washington

(Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports) Sometimes the math works, sometimes it doesn’t. If you had asked me if Wichita State or George Washington was going to win at halftime when the score was knotted up at 28, I would have stated with as much confidence as I could muster that that the Shockers would win. The Colonials scored their points on 58% from the field, while coach Greg McDermott’s...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Dec 28, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Cleveland...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Rating the Rookies

(Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)   For most people, the month of December seems to be spent in anticipation of one day: Christmas. Well, we finally made it, I hope you received (and gave) exactly what you hoped for. For many NBA teams, the equivalent of Christmas seems to be the draft lottery when they get a present for losing. The Philadelphia 76ers, currently my least favorite...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The NBA Ball Hog Statistical Rankings: Dec 23, 2014

(Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports) My task was simple enough – I wanted to figure out, statistically, who the biggest ball hog/black hole/teammate from hell/etc. was in the NBA.  With the plethora of stats available today, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure that out, I surmised.  While I was researching what stats I should use – Usage %, Assist % – I stumbled across a now defunct...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Dec 22, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Portland...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: LeBron’s Son Is Good At Basketball

  So LeBron James‘s nine-year-old son, LeBron Junior, is good at basketball.  Imagine that.    
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Shoe Review: adidas D Rose 5 Boost

  First let’s get this out of the way – I’ve played in the adidas D Rose 5 Boost several times and I haven’t torn my ACL.  Or my meniscus.  Or hurt my ankles.  Or had nagging hamstring problems.  So, if you plan on buying these shoes to “be like Derrick”, don’t bother.  At the same time, I also haven’t burst by defenders and dunked on people’s heads, either...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Missner’s Manifesto: Big (East) Worries

(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)   I am worried about the Big East. The nation’s best basketball-preferred (no football – perhaps other sports) conference is one of my favorites (no football!) because it has the proper 10-team alignment and had a nice history.  However, the conference had a rough 2014 NCAA tournament (completely out by the Sweet 16) and lacks a certain zing...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Dec 21, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Memphis...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Darko Milicic’s Kickboxing Debut

Former #2 overall NBA draft pick Darko Milicic made his kickboxing debut recently.  And other than the Grand Canyon sized gash he sustained on his shin which caused the match to be called, it went swimmingly.    
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Dec 19, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Portland...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Dec 17, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Memphis...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Dec 16, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Oh does.   Today’s Picks: Washington...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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