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West Virginia Basketball: season recap

The 2015 season came to a close after an embarrassing defeat last Thursday against Kentucky. It wasn’t much of a competition as the Wildcats dominated the Mountaineers in every aspect of the game. Some might say that the domination was brought on by the comments of Daxter Miles Jr. and I would agree it was a contributing factor. Poor shooting and stout defense by Kentucky also...
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New York Giants:Eli Manning Extension?

Reports have surfaced that the New York Giants are comfortable with letting quarterback Eli Manning play out the final year of his contract, thus insisting that they aren’t in a hurry to extend his contract. This has sparked speculation that the Giants could be looking towards bringing in a potential replacement or moving on from the Manning era. While the team would be wise to...
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Chicago Bears: Pace adds former Falcons RB Rodgers

Ryan Pace is certainly taking advantage of one-year, “prove-it” type deals. Jacquizz Rodgers It was announced Tuesday the Chicago Bears have signed former Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year deal. This is the 10th free-agent signing for the team since early March and seventh to be signed to a one-year deal. Pace and director of player personnel Josh...
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UFC: Dana White Verbally Smacks-down Reporter

Dana White and the UFC are doing a World Tour press conference to promote UFC 189 which will feature two championship fights, Jose Aldo vs. Conor Mcgregor and Robbie Lawler vs. Rory McDonald.  I will break these fights down in a later edition of my blog.  This world tour marks the first time the UFC has begun promoting a fight card four months before the actual event and things...
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2015 NFL Draft Predictions: NFC North

An in depth view into possible selections for the NFC North teams as the 2015 NFL Draft approaches. This division should look mostly to add to their defensive sides in this year’s draft. Chicago Bears Needs- OL, WR, QB, DL, CB After trading away Brandon Marshall, the Chicago Bears would be ecstatic if Amari Copper fell to them at 7th pick. He would pair brilliantly with Alshon...
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Miami Dolphins rumors: Stevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley Kevin Patra of nfl.com reported that Stevan Ridley was visiting Miami this morning. Would Stevan Ridley be a good addition to the Miami Dolphin running game? The Miami Dolphins had an above average running year for themselves in 2014. They increased their overall yards from 1440 in 2013 to 1872 in 2014. This placed them at twelfth overall in the league. However, what...
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Detroit Red Wings: March madness causing inconsistency in the net

After Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Islanders, the Detroit Red Wings have had enough of March’s madness in their crease. The Wings entered the month as one of the hottest teams in the league, having an electrifying January and strong February to start 2015. It looked as if things were going to stay strong, too. Jonas Gustavsson was looking like he did last year and backing...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Five bold predictions for 2015

This will be the most unfamiliar team in recent history for fans, but this does not mean that the Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t one of the most dangerous teams in the National League. Here are a few bold predictions for the upcoming 2015 campaign. 1. Yasmani Grandal will hit more home runs than Matt Kemp Many Dodger fans were upset about the Dodgers-Padres trade, which centered...
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New York Mets: Two Bold Prediction for 2015

1. The New York Mets will get into the playoffs without winning the NL East division The National League East looks to be an extremely competitive division for the 2015 season. For the New York Mets, getting into the playoffs will be the top priority, even if they do not the division. The Washington Nationals have been selected the favorite to win the World Series, leaving the Mets...
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How will USC football respond to unsealed NCAA documents?

“These recent documents confirm what we’ve believed all along, that we were treated unfairly in this investigation and its penalties,” said USC athletic director Pat Haden. Following last week’s release of nearly 500 pages of previously sealed documents containing private communication among members of the NCAA Committee of Infractions, tension surrounding the USC athletic...
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Kansas City Royals: Five bold predictions for 2015

(calltothepen.com) The 2015 season will get under way in less than a week now, and the Kansas City Royals will look to defend the American League Crown. Yordano Ventura will get the nod against the Chicago White Sox making his first Opening Day start and will look to get the season rolling against their American League Central opponent. With the success of 2014, the Royals will...
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Brooklyn Nets: Brook Lopez finding his groove

Brook Lopez The Brooklyn Nets are currently in the middle of a late season playoff push. The Nets are now 32-40 and tied with Boston for the eighth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Winners in seven of their last ten games, center Brook Lopez has been on a tear as of late and is a big reason for this recent success. Lopez has missed 10 games this season for...
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Ole Miss football: recovering players key to 2015

Ole Miss football has suffered some key injuries during the 2014 season. The most notable was Laquon Treadwell, a wide receiver who broke his leg during the Auburn game. Treadwell had been Bo Wallace’s go-to receiver, and once Treadwell was injured the Rebels offense fell to pieces. With Treadwell, the Rebels were 7-1, and without Treadwell they ended the season at 2-4. Denzel...
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Why the Tampa Bay Lightning dominate Montreal

Ben Bishop has had his way with Montreal for the Tampa Bay Lighting The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the best teams in the NHL. Blending great goaltending with great scoring ability and solid defensive play, it is no wonder they are having success for the second consecutive season. Although the Bolts have had sustained success throughout the season, there has been one team that...
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Detroit Tigers: are they baseball’s best offense?

Opening Day is right around the corner and the Detroit Tigers, by and large, look poised for another run at the American League Central crown. A few bullpen decisions still need to be made before the final 25-man roster is complete but the look and feel of the 2015 Tigers has essentially taken shape. I am so optimistic about the Tigers’ offense heading into the season that this...
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Miami Heat: 3 reasons why they should max sign Goran Dragic

With the offseason just a couple of months away, the decision to sign Goran Dragic to a long-term contract is quickly approaching . I will present to you three reasons on why the Miami Heat should take their chances and sign Dragic to a max contract. Dwayne Wade loves him Dwayne Wade has been vocal about his desires to continue playing with Goran Dragic. “I think he fits with...
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Carolina Panthers GM: on a scale from Dollar Store to Tiffany’s

“Last year we were shopping at the dollar store”, Carolina Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman said earlier this year during a news conference. “This year, we might be able to move up in class a little bit.”  After a reporter asked if it would be more like Nordstrom, he replied, “We’re not going to Tiffany’s, I’ll tell you that.” “Last year we were shopping...
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Who are the Miami Heat’s top rivals?

With the playoffs quickly approaching, I will take a look at the Miami Heat’s top 5 rivals in the league since they made their debut in 1988. Honorable Mentions Orlando Magic: The Magic get an honorable mention.  They barely missed the mark on making the top 5 rivals list. Although both the Magic and the Heat are close in proximity, it was very hard for me to talk myself into...
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Carolina Panthers and their Walmart approach to free agency

The Carolina Panthers are no longer shopping in the dollar store, their shopping in Walmart. A popular phrase amongst Panther fans. General Manager David Gettleman told the press that they won’t be shopping in the “Dollar store” for free agents. Management did an excellent job in freeing up cap space over the last few years, money some fans were hoping would be spent on some...
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2015 NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles should target Landon Collins

The playoffs seemed to be a surefire happening as last season began to wane, the weakness that was the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary made it impossible. After dominating the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving last year the Eagles found themselves sitting atop the division at 9-3 and in the driver’s seat in terms of not only being in the playoffs, but hosting at least one game. Philadelphia...
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Duke Basketball: Blue Devils advance to Final Four

Nerves were high on Sunday as many players played in the biggest games of their careers. Gonzaga hasn’t been to an Elite Eight game since 1999, so obviously it was a new feeling for the Bulldogs. Duke has had some experience in the NCAA tournament, but with four freshman, three of which start for the Blue Devils, the NRG Stadium in Houston was an intimidating venue. Yet, the storyline...
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Ohio State Football: Will Advocare picture end Miller’s career?

Before Braxton Miller was caught in a published photo with AdvoCare products, I didn’t really know anything about the brand.  I just knew of it as the brand that made the energy drink my mother drinks every morning before work. But today, I think of it as the reason Miller possibly may never play another down at Ohio State. It comes without much questioning that if you or someone...
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WWE Wrestlemania 31 recap and reactions

So it’s safe to say that I didn’t have my best night at the plate. Friday I put out my Wrestlemania 31 predictions and I went a whopping one for nine. I really can’t tell which was worse my Mania picks or my March Madness bracket. But hey, even the best can get in a little slump. Moving on. Wrestlemania 31 was an overall fantastic show. Despite an unremarkable build up to the...
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Minnesota Twins: Opening day roster starting to take shape

Early Saturday morning the Twins decided to option Aaron Hicks, Eddie Rosario and Trevor May down to their AAA affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. This not only has immediate impact to these three players, but it helps shape what the opening day roster will look like. The largest question the Twins were faced with coming into spring training was who is going to be their fifth starter...
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Storyline: Utley’s Unannounced Replacement on the Phillies

Because of his three vesting options, Chase Utley could be the regular second baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies for the next four campaigns. Starting in 2015 and through 2017 for each 162, Utley will either have 500 plate appearances to guarantee $15 million for the following season or a club option of $11 million or $5 million if he doesn’t have 500 PA. He had 664 plate appearances...
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