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2014 Bill James Projections – Shane Victorino

©2013 Kayla Chadwick 2011: 132 games, .279 BA, .355 OBP, .491 SLG, 17 HR, 61 RBI2012 projection: 149 games, .277 BA, .344 OBP, .441 SLG, 17 HR, 64 RBI2012: 154 games, .255 BA, .321 OBP, .383 SLG, 11 HR, 55 RBI2013 projection: 155 games. .269 BA, .338 OBP, .418 SLG, 14 HR, 59 RBI2013: 122 games, .294 BA, .351 OBP, .451 SLG, 15 HR, 61 RBI2014 projection: 148 games, .270 BA...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Advanced Stats From the First Month of College Basketball

With the first month of the season in the books, it’s time to take a look at a couple of advanced statistics in order to highlight the top performers from around the country. Every month, TCT will look at every high-major conference (AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC), assessing the most productive players, the most efficient specialists, under-rated role players...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Top 25: Arizona Remains #1, Kentucky Plummets

This week’s installment of the AP Poll has been released, and while the top eight teams have remained the same, there has been major movement at the bottom of the list. Arizona remains atop the AP Top 25, just two votes away from being the consensus #1 team in the country. For the first time this year, there are no new teams making an appearance in the rankings. Both Kansas and...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez vs Myles Jury, Alex Garcia vs Sean Spencer Added to UFC 171

Diego Sanchez 24-6 MMA / 13-6 UFC Record Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights Notable Wins: Clay Guida, Takanori Gomi, Martin Kampmann Myles Jury 13-0 MMA / 4-0 UFC Record 13 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Ramsey Nijem, Mike Ricci, Michael Johnson ——————————————— Alex Garcia 11-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record 5 Fight Win Streak Notable WIns: Matt MacGrath, Ryan Dickson...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Al Iaquinta vs Kevin Lee Booked for UFC 169

Al Iaquinta 7-2-1 MMA / 1-2 UFC Record 2 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Ryan Couture, Piotr Hallman Kevin Lee 6-0 MMA / UFC Debut 6 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Mansour Barnauoi, JP Reese ———————————— UFC 169 February 1st, 2014 Newark, New Jersey Prudential Center ———————————— Ultimate Fighter 15 runner-up, Al Iaquinta has now...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dear Addison

I can’t believe that I am writing this letter this morning  to you. We are all stunned by your departure.Our Sorority Sister Paloma is in tears hearing of your departure. It has been so wonderful to watch you grow and learn from your time in the mound office. We watched you and held our breath on each and ever pitch. We cheered you on when you got our of jams and got the job done...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Troubling road loss for Saints to the Rams

Fans and supporters of the New Orleans Saints were left scratching their heads this weekend, as their beloved black and gold team fell 27-16 to the St. Louis Rams in a thoroughly dominating defeat. It was a defeat which again served to demonstrate the maddeningly inconsistent performances which the Saints have delivered on a weekly basis, a game which served to amplify outside doubts...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Auburn coach Malzahn in the mix at Texas

The spotlight of the college football world has shined on Austin over the past several days, as the University of Texas has undergone some peculiar events regarding its coaching search in that time frame. Many had speculated for several months regarding the possibility that Alabama head coach Nick Saban would be primed to accept UT’s head coaching position in the event that the...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State gets 15-Year-Old Football Phenom to Commit

Photo by Brad Bournival/ESPN/http://espn.go.com/ Written by: Jon Bozeka (@JonBozeka) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report     Three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady stands at 6-4 225 pounds and four-time NFL MVP in Peyton Manning stands at 6-5 230 pounds. As for Danny Clark, well, he stands at 6-3 200 pounds. The difference is that Danny...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekly Accolades in College Basketball

While mid-December presents a significant reduction in the total number of games, there was no shortage of primetime games this week. Check out the this week’s installment of TCT’s weekly awards, where I breakdown the top players, and the best performances from the past week of college hoops: Player of the Week: F Jordan Loveridge (Utah) Whether its his location or the program...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengal Punter gets face destroyed by Steeler

  On a night where absolutely nothing has been going right for the Cincinnati Bengals, punter Kevin Huber was leveled on a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown by Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown. Reports were that Huber suffered a broken jaw on the play. Head on a swivel my friend!      Below is the aftermath.   20 total views, 20 views today
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Barely Top Redskins Despite Forcing Seven Turnovers

The Falcons recovered five fumbles in the victory over the Washington Redskins. (John Bazemore) The Atlanta Falcons managed to force seven turnovers versus the Kirk Cousins-led Washington Redskins, but only won by a score of 27-26. A comeback by the Redskins was halted after rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant deflected Cousin’s pass intended for Pierre Garcon on a two-point conversion...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL:Week 11 New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers

Morning Kids It’s a catch up game with the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants. We have traveled to Met-life Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey. Packers are wearing their White Jerseys with green and gold trim, and the Giants are wearing their Home Blue jerseys. Giants won the toss and will receive. Starting on the 20 yard line. 1st series – FLAG - Illegal...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday Picks: Week 15 (2013-14)

More like lazy Sunday picks, right? Excuse the lack of effort in this post, I am just trying to fit these picks in before the afternoon games start. San Diego kicked the week off with an impressive upset over Denver and I have a feeling they might not be the only underdog that walks away with a win this week. It’s surprising what can happen when teams play for their playoff lives...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

SEC: Advanced Stats From the First Month of the Season

With the first month of the season in the books, it’s time to take a look at a couple of advanced statistics in order to highlight the top performers from around the country. Every month, TCT will look at every high-major conference (AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC), assessing the most productive players, the most efficient specialists, under-rated role players...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pac-12: Advanced Stats From the First Month of the Season

With the first month of the season in the books, it’s time to take a look at a couple of advanced statistics in order to highlight the top performers from around the country. Every month, TCT will look at every high-major conference (AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC), assessing the most productive players, the most efficient specialists, under-rated role players...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The beautiful Cheryl Cole was the real X-Factor

Take a look at our newest Gridiron Girl Cheryl Cole. Most might know her from her short time on the X-Factor; however, worldwide soccer fans might remember her from her marriage with England and Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole. Cheryl also has a strong presence in fashion, which you will understand why after viewing her gallery. No views yet
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Who knew an uppercut to the chin makes your ear do funny things?

Is there really anything better than the slow-motion punch to the face inside the boxing ring or octagon? There is just something about the way a persons face reacts or contorts to a direct hit. Watch the right ear of Marcus Maidana after taking a vicious uppercut to the left side of his face from Adrien Broner. With the success of the UFC, boxing is quickly becoming irrelevant;...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 9 Quick Results

  Main Card: Demetrious Johnson def. Joseph Benavidez via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 2:08 Urijah Faber def. Michael McDonald via Guillotine Choke – Round 2, 3:22 Chad Mendes def. Nik Lentz via Unanimous Decision Joe Lauzon def. Mac Danzig via Unanimous Decision Preliminary Card: Ryan LaFlare def. Court McGee via Unanimous Decision Edson Barboza def. Danny Castillo via Majority...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Big 12: Advanced Stats From the First Month of the Season

With the first month of the season in the books, it’s time to take a look at a couple of advanced statistics in order to highlight the top performers from around the country. Every month, TCT will look at every high-major conference (AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC), assessing the most productive players, the most efficient specialists, under-rated role players...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten: Advanced Stats From the First Month of the Season

With the first month of the season in the books, it’s time to take a look at a couple of advanced statistics in order to highlight the top performers from around the country. Every month, TCT will look at every high-major conference (AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC), assessing the most productive players, the most efficient specialists, under-rated role players...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL WEEK 15: IT’S CRUNCH TIME

     I cannot believe that its already week 15 of the NFL Season.  It just seems like yesterday that I was watching that first Thursday Night Game with Peyton Manning throwing 7 Touchdowns on Opening Night.  This season has been a gut wrenching one for many successful teams and some unlikely teams have dominated the league.  For instance, the New York Giants, Washington Redskins...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Big East: Advanced Stats From the First Month of the Season

With the first month of the season in the books, it’s time to take a look at a couple of advanced statistics in order to highlight the top performers from around the country. Every month, TCT will look at every high-major conference (AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC), assessing the most productive players, the most efficient specialists, under-rated role players...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Referee overreacts after Tennessee’s Jordan McRae’s monster dunk

Are you serious? Somebody watch the video below and tell me what Tennessee guard Jordan McRae did to deserve a technical after his monster dunk against Wichita State on Saturday. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of showboating and believe that “there is no I in team”; however, you cannot take the emotion out of the game. You do that, then we might as well be playing with battery...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Bill James Projections – Jon Lester

©2013 Kayla Chadwick 2011 projection: 14-9, 31 starts, 204 IP, 3.53 ERA, 82 BB, 193 SO2011: 15-9, 31 starts, 191.2 IP, 3.47 ERA, 75 BB, 182 SO2012 projection: 15-9, 31 starts, 192 IP, 3.61 ERA, 74 BB, 180 SO2012: 9-14, 33 starts, 205.1 IP, 4.82 ERA, 68 BB, 166 SO2013 projection: 12-12, 33 starts, 211 IP, 3.71 ERA, 75 BB, 192 SO2013: 15-8, 33 starts, 213.1 IP, 3.75 ERA, 67...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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