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NCB Instagram Girl of the Week: Olivia Culpo

Name:  Olivia Culpo Instagram:   @OliviaCulpo  Who is she?   Miss Universe 2012, Miss USA 2012, Miss Rhode Island 2012 Ex-girlfriend of Nick Jonas and NFL-dud QB Tim Tebow ___________________________________________________   &nbsp The post NCB Instagram Girl of the Week: Olivia Culpo appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers: Almost Elite

A short six months ago, the Houston Rockets playing the Los Angeles Clippers was must-see TV. They were two elite Western Conference teams vying for a spot in the conference finals. The Clippers collapsed and the Rockets moved on, but similar successes were expected for both again this season. You wouldn’t know that by watching [&hellip The post Houston Rockets and Los Angeles...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

An Examination of the College Basketball Top 25 Poll — 12.21.15

Last week we discussed how one AP voter had Kansas ranked number one overall and the team that has given the Jayhawks their only loss, undefeated Michigan State, number five. Now, how could that happen? Well, Soren Petro provided his analysis. Read about it here. This week a lot of top teams fell. On what [&hellip The post An Examination of the College Basketball Top 25 Poll...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Teams are Still in Play for Daniel Murphy?

Daniel Murphy is one of this year’s most intriguing free agent stories. For years, Murphy seemed destined to be traded away from the Mets, yet never was. Then, in his contract year, Murphy got red hot in the playoffs. He set a major-league record for most consecutive postseason games with a home run, helping to [&hellip The post Which Teams are Still in Play for Daniel Murphy...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 MLB Teams With the Most Left to Do This Offseason

As we near the end of the year, a lot of Major League Baseball fans can say that they got lots of great stuff from their holiday wish list. Chicago Cubs fans got a shiny new outfielder, a solid pitcher, and the game’s most coveted super utility man. Red Sox fans got the ace that [&hellip The post The 5 MLB Teams With the Most Left to Do This Offseason appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The 3 Biggest Mistakes of the MLB Offseason So Far

The Major League Baseball offseason is arguably the most crucial time of year for any MLB franchise. World Series Champions and league pennant winners may raise their trophies in the fall, but it’s in the winter when these teams are built by the front offices and general managers that run the franchises. When the teams [&hellip The post The 3 Biggest Mistakes of the MLB Offseason...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Signing: Johnny Cueto Lands With the San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants entered this offseason looking for pitching. At first, most observers expected them to sign a mid-level guy like Mike Leake or Jordan Zimmermann. Then, after Zimmermann landed with the Detroit Tigers, we learned that the Giants’ goals were larger than that: they were targeting Zack Greinke, who had opted out of [&hellip The post Grading the Signing...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Cubs Now the Best Team in MLB?

Champions are crowned at the end of the season, but you could argue that they’re made long before: in the offseason, when general managers and front offices position their teams for regular-season and postseason success. Sometimes that takes the form of a quiet offseason, and other times teams make big splashes. And perhaps no team [&hellip The post Are the Cubs Now the Best...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving: “I’m Back”

On December 19, 2015 at 2:05pm ET, Kyrie Irving simply took to Twitter and announced “I’m back.” It’s been a long six months for Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard. As most of you will remember, Irving fractured his knee cap during game 1 of the NBA Finals and has been sidelined ever since. There was some anticipation [&hellip The post Kyrie Irving: “I’m Back”...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKLY PICKS: BOWL GAMES

Welcome back, everyone, it’s BOWL SEASON! I thought the two-week football drought would NEVER end, but now we get rewarded with 42 football games between 84 teams in full don’t-give-a-hoot mode. What could be better? Picks from both No Coast Bias College Football Contributor Brian Hall and myself, that’s what. Author’s note: please play the following video [&hellip...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

4 Fights to Watch at UFC on FOX 17

The UFC makes its return to FOX as it closes out 2015 this Saturday, headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Rafael Dos Anjos and fan favorite Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. All the fights will be free, the prelims being on Fox Sports 1 and the main card on your local FOX channel, here’s 4 [&hellip The post 4 Fights to Watch at UFC on FOX 17 appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A 10-Step Guide to Beating the Golden State Warriors

The Warriors started off the season with 24 straight wins. Saturday night, the Milwaukee Bucks gave them their first loss. This is very tough to do. I’ll break down how you can learn from this to beat Golden State, too. In theory, of course. Bide Your Time You can’t just waltz in any old time [&hellip The post A 10-Step Guide to Beating the Golden State Warriors appeared...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Time For Derrick Rose To Take A Step Back

If you haven’t already, it’s time to forget about the Derrick Rose you once knew. The 2011 NBA MVP is just not that guy anymore. He’s now had more surgeries than Amanda Bynes and, on top of all that, is coming back from a fractured face. His game is drifting away, which threatens to send [&hellip The post It’s Time For Derrick Rose To Take A Step Back appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Hits & Botches: Raw 12/14

This Raw was good. Probably the best Raw they’ve done in ages. It was newsworthy, storylines progressed and for once I felt like we had a decent hook to keep watching until the very end of the show. Stephanie and Roman open the show: Hit The crowd were into Reigns after last night’s beat down. [&hellip The post Hits & Botches: Raw 12/14 appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NCB Instagram Girl of the Week: Janey B

Name:  Janey B Instagram:   @HelloJaney  Who is she?   Filipino model based out of San Diego ___________________________________________________ &nbsp The post NCB Instagram Girl of the Week: Janey B appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Greinke Signing Changes the Complexion of the NL West

When Zack Greinke exercised his option and left the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball season, he immediately became one of the 2015-16 offseason’s most coveted free agents. Greinke is an ace pitcher coming off a career year in which he led all pitchers in WAR and ERA. At [&hellip The post How the Greinke Signing Changes the Complexion of the NL...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Signing: Samardzija to Giants

The Giants didn’t waste much time after striking out in the Zack Greinke sweepstakes. Just a day after Greinke signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, a divisional rival, the Giants inked pitcher Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija was clearly a second-tier option in an offseason in which pitchers like Greinke, David Price, and Johnny Cueto were available, but [&hellip The post Grading...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Signing: O’Day to the Orioles

The Kansas City Royals won the World Series in part because of their strong bullpen. So it’s no surprise that, in the offseason immediately following that Royals championship, relievers are in high demand. And no reliever got more attention this offseason than Darren O’Day, the righty who has emerged as one of baseball’s premier relievers [&hellip The post Grading the Signing...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Signing: Lackey to Cubs

Right from the start of this offseason, we knew that the Chicago Cubs would look to improve their starting pitching. And while they didn’t make a Greinke- or Price-sized signing, the Cubs did get their man. They snagged John Lackey, who is now reunited with his old teammate, Jon Lester, and his old GM, Theo [&hellip The post Grading the Signing: Lackey to Cubs appeared first...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Signing: Greinke to Diamondbacks

All of baseball was eagerly awaiting the decision: would ace pitcher Zack Greinke return to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team he’s played on for the last three seasons? Or would he leave them for the other team that was known to be courting him – the Dodgers’ arch rivals, the San Francisco Giants? In [&hellip The post Grading the Signing: Greinke to Diamondbacks appeared...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Trade: Astros Acquire Ken Giles

The Houston Astros feel like they are ready to win. The Philadelphia Phillies do not. And as a result, elite young Phillies closer Ken Giles is packing his bags and headed to Houston. The Astros and Phillies just completed a trade that will send the 25-year-old Giles to Houston and return four prospects to Philadelphia. [&hellip The post Grading the Trade: Astros Acquire Ken...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Yankees Make a Major Free Agent Signing?

The New York Yankees have finally made a high-profile move in this 2015-16 offseason. Hot on the heels of the Cubs’ signing of Ben Zobrist, the Northsiders flipped SS Starlin Castro to the Yankees for RHP Adam Warren and IF Brendan Ryan. The Yankees will almost certainly use Castro as a second baseman while sticking [&hellip The post Should The Yankees Make a Major Free Agent...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Trade: Cubs Send Castro to Yankees

Just hours after signing free agent IF/OF Ben Zobrist, the Cubs made a move that complete the change to their middle infield. They’d landed Zobrist in part because they were able to offer him a everyday spot in the infield, and that meant that they needed talented young shortstop Starlin Castro less than ever. The [&hellip The post Grading the Trade: Cubs Send Castro to Yankees...
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Grading the Trade: Braves Send Shelby Miller to Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks just won’t stop upgrading their 2016 roster. Having already signed Zack Greinke to a huge six-year deal, the Diamondbacks moved heaven and Earth (as well as their top two prospects) to get Shelby Miller, a great young pitcher, from the Atlanta Braves. The Diamondbacks now have a fearsome 2016 pitching rotation, but they’re [&hellip The post Grading the Trade...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The NCB Vine Hall of Fame

Six seconds may seem like too short of a time to truly capture the essence of something but Vine has proved otherwise. This simple app has revolutionized the world as we know it and has given the internet some legendary video. There are infinite funny vines out there roaming the world wide web so I had [&hellip The post The NCB Vine Hall of Fame appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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