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MLB Wants To Expand? C'mon Montreal and Charlotte!

Will the Expos return to Major League Baseball? The MLB is talking about expanding for the first time since 1998.  Nice.  Expansion in pretty much all the major league sports has died off since the early 2000s yet all we see are skyrocketing values in franchise values.  Makes sense for leagues to start to kick around expansion. Baseball can see itself expanding soon and two...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

What Cities Should Host World Cup Matches If The United States Has To Host?

What if FIFA decided to strip Russia and/or Qatar of their World Cup bids in 2018 or 2022, respectively?  That could happen if the bribery and kickback scandal reaches to the awarding of their bids.  While that would be a historic decision, it isn't one that is out of the realm of possibility.  If that did happen, there must be another country willing to step in on short notice...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

By Sportz Assassin. By now, most of you have heard about the contract issues with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.  In a general nutshell, Wade has had a great career in Miami and has taken a lot of sacrifices for the team to be able to make moves to win championships.  Now he's in the latter end of his career, he's banged up, but he wants some financial security from the team...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - Final 4

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.  This one will take the entire Final Four as one day.GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Wisconsin vs Kentucky. This was what everyone outside of the Bluegrass state wanted.  To see Kentucky beaten.  Maybe that's a bit drastic, but the SEC wasn't challenging enough...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Dominant In NCAA Title Game Again

*Since 1982 (34 years), the ACC has won 11 NCAA tournaments.  That's nearly one-third of the time. *Current ACC membership has won 13 of the last 34 NCAA tournaments (and 14 of 36).*The ACC is now 6-1 vs Big Ten in NCAA title games. *Conferences in that span ...ACC: 11 titles (13 from current members)Big East: 7 titles (only 2 from current members)SEC: 6 titlesBig Ten: 3 titles...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Imagine If We Did Have The Best 16 Teams In The NBA Playoffs ...

Remember that whole thing about the NBA just ditching the current playoff format and just having the top 16 teams in the playoffs?Let's see how that would look right now ... as of April 6th.1-WARRIORS (63-14) vs 16-BUCKS (38-39)2-HAWKS (57-19) vs 15-SUNS (39-38)3-ROCKETS (53-24) vs 14-PELICANS (41-35)4-GRIZZLIES (52-25) vs 13-THUNDER (42-35)5-CLIPPERS (52-26) vs 12-WIZARDS (44-33...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten Years Ago: UNC Beats Illinois For National Championship

The NCAA tournament is known for being wild sometimes.  The best team doesn't always win it and the best teams rarely play in the title game. In 2005, those two teams did.That Illinois team lost one game all season long, a one-point loss to Ohio State to end the season.  They had the three headed guard monster of Deron Williams, Dee Brown and Luther Head.  North Carolina lost...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Should Pull Events Out Of Indiana

As most of you know by now, the state of Indiana is passing a law that makes it alright for businesses to discriminate against homosexuals if it is part of their religious beliefs.  You may also know that Indianapolis is the site of next weekend's Final Four.  Wonder if that topic will come up?It should.The NCAA has to do something.  Right now, the NCAA won't hold postseason events...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Recap - Elite 8

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.  This one will take the entire Elite 8 as one day.GAME OF THE DAY: Kentucky vs Notre Dame. This was sooooo close.  Notre Dame had Kentucky beaten, but the Wildcats made key defensive plays late and smartly went to Karl Anthony-Towns and...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament recap - Sweet 16, Day 2

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Michigan State vs Oklahoma. It looked like Oklahoma had a hold of this one ... until the Spartans do what they do.  Survive and advance in March.UPSET OF THE DAY: Michigan State vs Oklahoma. The only true upset in the Sweet...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA tournament recap - Sweet 16, Day 1

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Wisconsin vs North Carolina. This was a high level basketball game.  Both teams played well offensively and it was a back and forth game all night.  North Carolina showed that it can hang with anyone when it gives the proper...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

What To Look Forward To: 2015-16 Tar Heels

The entire starting unit should be back for another crack at a FinalFour run in 2015-16. Mighty Wisconsin ends the North Carolina Tar Heels season in the Sweet 16.  Better than the past two seasons, but not as good as I felt this team was prior to the start of the year.  Of any Carolina team I've seen in a while, this team certainly was in its place.  Essentially, the Heels...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament recap - Round of 32, Day 2

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Wichita State vs Kansas. Just like on Friday, there wasn't a ton of nail-biting upsets today.  However, the feel and fire of the Wichita State-Kansas game was palpable.  A battle of the Sunflower State being played in Omaha...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament recap - Round of 32, Day 1

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Notre Dame vs Butler. A battle of the Hoosier state was as good as it gets.  The Irish and Bulldogs went back and forth and needed overtime to determine the winner.  Big defensive plays and huge shots late made this game exciting...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament recap - Round of 64, Day 2

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Louisville vs UC-Irvine. Unlike yesterday, there weren't many candidates for this spot.  The Cardinals close win over Irvine gets the spot due to how close the game was.  Key defensive plays late are what won the game for Louisville...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Where will UAB go if Conference USA kicks them out?

UAB has been one of the talks of the NCAA Tournament with their stunning defeat of Iowa State in the Round of 64.  It is a good story for a school that needs some good feelings from their sports programs.See, it was over three months ago that UAB announced that it was scrapping their football program.  Gone.  Kaput.  A controversial decision, for sure, and one that will have...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament MOPs rarely turn into NBA studs

Shabazz Napier was the MOP of the 2014 NCAAtournament.  Does that mean he will have the samesuccess in the NBA? The NCAA Tournament is in full swing and that means guys will be making big plays and having big games to help his team advance to a title.  Sometimes it is the gutsy upperclassman.  Sometimes it is a hot hand.  Very few times it is a big time NBA prospect...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament recap - Round of 64, Day 1

Georgia State's head coach Ron Hunter may havemade the most memorable moment of the 2015NCAA Tournament. Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Georgia State vs Baylor. Honestly, how hard is it to pick just one game as the Game Of The Day?  There were so many great...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Sportz' 2015 MLB Predictions

The 2015 baseball is nearly upon us, so it is time again to make my futile picks for the season.  So here it goes, division by division:NL EAST1-Nationals2-Marlins3-Mets4-Braves5-PhilliesWhat once was a strong division now looks like it is Washington and everyone else.  Both the Phillies and Braves are embracing some rebuilding while the Mets and Marlins have been in that camp...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament recap - First Four games

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.GAME OF THE DAY: Ole Miss vs BYU. This was a season where everyone has complained about the lack of scoring and the boring pace of play.  Well, this was a game where we had 184 points scored ... and that was in regulation!  These two teams just went...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

South Region preview: Duke or Gonzaga?

TEAM TO BEAT: Duke. The Blue Devils may be the one team that can topple Kentucky and they'd have to get to the Final to do so.  They have NBA talent, clutch guards and a nice mix of youth and experience ... and a guy name Krzyzewski ... to get it done.  TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE REGION: Gonzaga. I really think this is set up for a Duke-Gonzaga matchup in the region final and...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

East Region preview: Is Villanova for real?

TEAM TO BEAT: Villanova. The Wildcats have had an amazing year and the committee obviously valued them by making them the 2nd overall seed.  Nova has been a bit under the radar when compared to the other elite teams.  TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE REGION: Virginia. Wow, have people just left the Wahoos for dead.  A little over a week ago, Virginia was entrenched as the 2nd ranked...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

West Region preview: Wisconsin wants more than Final Four

TEAM TO BEAT: Wisconsin. The Badgers are a complete team that has done this before.  They have some familiar foes in this bracket and the probable Player Of the Year.  They felt they let a title slip away last year and are back to finish the job.  TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE REGION: Arizona. I've been on Arizona all year long.  Their three losses are a bit weird (none made the...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Midwest Region preview: Kentucky goes for history

TEAM TO BEAT: Kentucky. The Wildcats are 34-0 and the only teams that have even come close to beating them have done so because Kentucky has looked bored.  That shouldn't happen in the NCAA tournament.  TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE REGION: Kentucky. It's hard to bet against a team that hasn't lost yet.  Kentucky could be challenged by Notre Dame, Maryland or Kansas, but they should...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Selection Sunday - What Is Left To Do

Can UConn steal a bid from a bubble team? Today is Selection Sunday when we finally get to see the 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket.  Still, there is some unfinished business left to do.  So what's on tap before we see the brackets tonight?Also see:*Who Gets The No. 1 Seeds*Latest Bubble Watch1-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP:  This is the most important game of the day...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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