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It’s Official: Aaron Craft has Earned a Spot in the NBA

Photo is courtesy of Getty Images/http://www.rantsports.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook   Growing up with the values that I have, there is no doubt that they have made me the man I am today. Due to that “never give up” mentality that was instilled in me at a young age...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Benchwarmer: Huddle Up

Photo is courtesy of Matt Shock   Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Ladies and Gentlemen, I know it may be hard for you to believe, but in my single year of college baseball, there was a time when I truly forgot my place…which was that of a bad player who warmed the bench...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Shoemaker struggles, but Angels win in extras

After a clutch victory over Minnesota last night, the Angels looked to win two in a row against the Twins, and keep their lead intact in the West.Matt Shoemaker and Ricky Nolasco were the starters.The Halos tacked on the first run of the game, as Kole Calhoun hit a lead-off triple, followed by a RBI ground-out from Albert Pujols in the top of the first inning.The Twins would tie...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeye Fans Won’t Stand For This!

Photo is courtesy of Getty Images/http://sports.yahoo.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   In a CBS Sports article, Jerry Hinnen reported on a report from WBNS (that’s the Columbus CBS station, in case you didn’t know) stating that fans can now text the word “BRUTUS”...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Picks: Week 1 (2014-15)

Week 1 is back! Seattle kicked off the year a lot like they finished the last one: embarrassing a good team and elite QB on primetime TV. The Seahawks looked like a bunch of bullies on defense and Richard Sherman wasn’t targeted once! Russell Wilson looked as poised as he did in the Super Bowl and with the 36-16 win, Seattle quelled any doubts that they are still the team to beat...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Milk and Twinkies

It is game two in the series with Minnesota and before the game tonight, the Twins honored Paul Konerko with a donation to his foundation and a rather large bottle of wine with an engraved thank you. Taking the field today:Adam Eaton, Moises Sierra, Alexei Ramirez, Carlos Sanchez, Jose Abreu, Michael Taylor, Avisail Garcia, Jordan Danks, Conor Gillaspie, Leury Garcia, Dayan Viciedo...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL 2014 – Packers and Sea Hawks

Welcome to the first game of the 2014 season. It’s the Super Bowl Champions Seattle Sea Hawks against the Green Bay Packers. First Half: Seattle to Kick off *Packers – Aaron Rodgers to Quarterback, FLAG – Offside on the defense, 4th and 10, the punting unit is on, short kick,returned to the 35 yard line. *Sea Hawks – Russell Wilson to Quarterback, 4th and 2, punting. FLAG...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels rally behind Santiago to win the first one in Minnesota

The Angels’ road-trip did not get off to a very good start, to say the least. So, they traveled to Minnesota to begin a four-game series with the Twins.Hector Santiago and Kyle Gibson were the starters in game one.In the top of the fourth inning, the Halos dropped a four-spot on Minnesota.Howie Kendrick started it off with a two-RBI double to left field. Erick Aybar and David...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Season Finale Recap

The Hard Knocks series with the Falcons was an enjoyable watch. (Phelan M. Ebenhack) The season finale of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons opens with undrafted rookie linebacker Jacques Smith taking a walk backstage after being  Smith then goes to head coach Mike Smith and asks for a chance to address the team to apologize for getting kicked out of the game. Matt Ryan – in...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

New Theme: Eighties

Today we’re taking a trip back in time with our latest free theme, Eighties! Eighties Think big hair, mixtapes, and beloved family sitcoms, and you have what is arguably one of the craziest, most colorful periods in recent memory. Eighties channels that essence into a theme with just as much flair and personality as the decade for which it is named. Designed by Justin Kopepasah...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Official: Aaron Craft has Earned a Spot in the NBA

Photo is courtesy of Getty Images/http://www.rantsports.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook   Growing up with the values that I have, there is no doubt that they have made me the man I am today. Due to that “never give up” mentality that was instilled in me at a young age...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Official: Aaron Craft has Earned a Spot in the NBA

Photo is courtesy of Getty Images/http://www.rantsports.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook   Growing up with the values that I have, there is no doubt that they have made me the man I am today. Due to that “never give up” mentality that was instilled in me at a young age...
Via In The Neutral Zone
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 1 College Football Rankings 2014

Auburn goes into #1 after a lackluster performance from Florida St. On the other hand, maybe Oklahoma St. is a lot better than people thought. Texas A&M and Penn St. are the other new additions this week, so that’s why I included logos. I just thought the A&M one was cool, that’s the only reason I didn’t post something more conventional there. I don’t like to make...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-2015 NFL Predictions

Ah, the helpless feeling of trying to figure out the NFL season is here once again. It’s one of my favorite times of the NFL, no matter how bad these predictions will look by Week 6. Last year I had mild success, guessing seven out of 12 playoff teams correct and two of the “final four” correct. I’m giving it another shot this year, hopefully with better luck. Records for...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

On The Wire: Players Worth Targeting – Wk 1

As week two is approaching, some of us will need to start looking to the waiver wire to improve our teams. Like I mentioned in my previous article, please don’t do anything your going to regret later on. Even though I’m mentioning Kenny Hilliard as a potential running back to add, don’t pick him up and drop Fournette. It’s way too early to be jumping ship on potential studs...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 4

It’s time for our latest edition of Longreads’ Best of WordPress: below are 10 outstanding stories from across WordPress, published over the past month. You can find Volumes 1, 2 and 3 here — and you can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for all of our daily reading recommendations. Publishers, writers, keep your stories coming: share links to essays and interviews (over 1...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Game one with the Twinkies

This is Captain Konerko month as we head to the close of the 2014 season. It is a two game series with the Minnesota Twins before another day off. The only two players on the injury list as of today are, Nate Jones(Tommy John Surgery) and Felipe Paulino (shoulder inflammation – No update since July) Adam Dunn has been traded to the Oakland A’s and Alejandro De Aza to Baltimore...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

There’s Always Next Year, But Not Next Year

Photo is courtesy of http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   As you know, I’m always the beacon of positivity when it comes to my beloved Cubbies. As you also know, sarcasm abounds here on Our Sports Report. That said, unless the Cubs win every...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Theme Adopters: Sketch

Sketch has barely been available for two weeks, but you’d never know it. This clean, cheerful, portfolio-focused theme is already a favorite — and not just for artists and illustrators. Here are three sites we love: All Cats Have Dutch artist and designer Asja loves cats, as does the rest of the internet. On All Cats Have, she takes a simple doodle of two cats sitting side...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU Adds to Winning Streaks in Opener

LSU has now won 12 consecutive season openers. The last loss was in Blacksburg to start the 2002 campaign. That’s not remarkable for some teams, but LSU hasn’t shied away from opening-game competition, although of course there were a few cupcakes as well: (home team listed second if applicable; 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 have all been neutral sites) 2003- ULM 7, LSU 49 2004...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU Adds to Winning Streaks in Opener

LSU has now won 12 consecutive season openers. The last loss was in Blacksburg to start the 2002 campaign. That’s not remarkable for some teams, but LSU hasn’t shied away from opening-game competition, although of course there were a few cupcakes as well: (home team listed second if applicable; 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 have all been neutral sites) 2003- ULM 7, LSU 49 2004...
Via In The Neutral Zone
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 1 Waiver Wire – Freshman & Sophomore Edition

With the exception of tonight’s Louisville vs. Miami game (ESPN-8:00pm ET) , the first week of the 2014 season is now behind us. Finally, it’s that time of year again. For many of us, the past few days have felt like Christmas. Thursday brought the ever so impressive arrival of Johnny Football’s replacement, Kenny Hill. A lot of us stayed up late Friday night to check out...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Buckeye Hangover: Week 1 – The Ohio State Buckeyes vs. the Navy Midshipmen

Photo is courtesy of http://www.ohiolakefrontgroup.com/ Produced by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow & Check Us Out on Twitter! @OS_Report Welcome to another season of college football!  In the latest edition of ‘The Buckeye Hangover’ on ‘Our Sports Report’, Curt Ashcraft and Matt Shock discuss the most recent Buckeye...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels sweep the A’s; take five game lead in the West

In the final game of August, the Angels had the golden opportunity to sweep the Oakland A’s, and in the process take a five game lead in the AL West.Matt Shoemaker and Scott Kazmir were the starters.Shoemaker pitched two scoreless innings, and the Halos backed him up with some run support in the bottom of the second. First off, Erick Aybar singled to left field scoring Josh Hamilton from...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Fans Should Feel Pretty Good About September

As part of Commissioner Bud Selig’s special committee for on-field issues, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia is one of several members tasked with finding ways to improve the on field product.  One aspect of the game that Scioscia would like to see altered is the expansion of rosters on September 1st.  Currently, teams may expand their 25 man roster by up to 15 players when the calendar...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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