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Hurricane Hugo Hit 25 Years Ago Today. How Sports Have Changed

Hurricane Hugo hit Charlotte overnight on September 22, 1989.  I was a 14 year old junior high football player when that happened and it was quite the event.  No power or school for nearly two weeks.  Gas lines, fallen trees, showers by candle light.  Ahhhh.I'm a sports nerd, so I look at things in a different way when it comes to timelines.  How did our sports look back...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yeah! The Citrus Bowl Is Back!

I've been for the college bowls going back to typical bowl names.  I don't mind the sponsorships, but I hate when the sponsors become the bowl names. Earlier this year, the Peach Bowl returned after a run where it became the Chick-fil-A Bowl.  Sure, it was a money motivated decision since the Peach Bowl wanted to be part of the college football playoff (which requires bowls...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN ... Leave Michael Sam Alone (Other NFL Notes)

Michael Sam has become the new Tim Tebow.I'm not comparing their play, their social importance or whatever to the sports landscape or even their fanbase.  I mean that ESPN just won't leave them alone. During the Tim Tebow Era of ESPN, his name was all over the network.  It could be March and they were name dropping him.  First Take would spend pretty much every day bringing...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sportz' NFL Preview

Ahhhhhhhhh!  It is that time of year again.  Football is back, baseball is in the home stretch, kids are back in school, fantasy football drafts are being held and the sound of basketballs hitting gym floor is around the corner.After a month hiatus, I'm back refreshed to look forward to the fall.  College Saturdays and NFL Sundays.  And like every year at this time, I'...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Making Moves: NBA Free Agent Freeze Ready To Thaw?

Will LeBron James come back to Cleveland, or willhe break Cavs fans hearts again.Eventually rumors can become facts.The NBA's free agency period (a moratorium right now until July 10th) has been not much more than rumors.  The fact that Josh McRoberts signing with the Heat is getting a lot of attention tells you just how little anything concrete is happening.  No, it has been...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Just Wait On Grading This NBA Draft, Let's Look At 2009 Instead

The NBA Draft is over.  Who won?  Who had the best pick?  Who had the worst pick?  Who got the big sleeper?  Who reached?  What trade was the smartest?Who cares.I know that's what draft nerds always do after the NBA and NFL drafts.  We try to break it down as if we are Miss Cleo.  Was is smart for Philly to draft Joel Embiid with that foot and back injury?  Should Andrew...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What is Jason Kidd thinking?

Who are the winners and losers in the Nets, Bucks,Kidd dance over the weekend?I like Jason Kidd.  I liked him in high school ... and enjoyed his play in college and the NBA.  He was a sensational passer who took his biggest flaw, outside shooting, and turned into one of the best three point shooters of all time. I thought it was a bit of a stretch for him to leave the New York...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

I Don't Get Soccer ... But I Get The World Cup

I like the World Cup.  I kinda, sorta get into it.  Just a little bit.  I will admit that 99% of all the soccer I will ever watch will be World Cup soccer.  I'm fine with that and I will always admit that.That's says more about the World Cup itself than the sport.  The same way I'll watch Olympic swimming or curling is the same way I'll watch World Cup soccer...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

James Michael McAdoo Could Continue To Hurt North Carolina

This hasn't been a banner season of North Carolina basketball.  From the PJ Hairston thing to the losing in the Round of 32 thing and the Rashad McCants thing, the Carolina brand has taken huge hits. James Michael McAdoo may actually hurt the Tar Heels harder, however.The Hairston thing was his fault.  Losing to Iowa State to end the Heels season did place hope for a 2014-15...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Lakers legitimately get LeBron and Melo?

We are at the eve of draft night and the selections are taking a back seat to the free agent frenzy that will happen less than a week later.  All we really know is that LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are opting out of their contracts with the Heat and Knicks, respectively. I firmly believe that both will eventually resign with their former teams.  Well, "firmly believe"...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Kobe Bryant Have His #24 or #8 Retired By The Lakers?

Kobe Bryant is one of the best players to ever play in the NBA.  He is a first ballot Hall Of Famer and will receive all the trappings of one of the true elite players in the game.  One of those things will be seeing his jersey retired at the Staples Center not too long after he retires.But what number will be on that jersey?  Number 8 or number 24?If it was me, both numbers would...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sportz' 2014 NBA Mock Draft

Over the years, I have realized a lot of things about mock drafts.  They are pretty much useless.  Sure, you can gauge where a guy is slated to go (which is actually helpful in fantasy mock drafts so you don't reach for someone you could get later on), but you never know what each team is truly thinking.  Not just that, but trades almost always happen and with the NBA Draft...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Fan's Take On The Rashad McCants Scandal

I make no apologies about being a North Carolina Tar Heels fan.  I've written about then quite a bit on this blog and I've had my great times and my bad times talking about them.This whole academic scandal is the worst.The learn as much of the ins and outs you can, just Google it.  There's so much to digest and so much to sort out as lies and truths.  To be honest...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No, the Bulls Would NOT Have Won 8 Straight Titles Had Jordan Not Retired

Would the Chicago Bulls have won 8 straight titlesif Michael Jordan didn't retire?  Would they evenhad won a total of six?It has been 20 years since 1994 and ESPN and other parts of the media has been looking back at the NBA Finals that year.  ESPN has dubbed them the "Forgotten Finals" and for good reason, even though the series went the full seven games with the...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs 'Dynasty' Is Harder To Define

Are these Spurs a true dynasty?In my experience ... sports dynasties are usually easy to define.  Sure, they can be tough while you are in the middle of them.  Yes, several are open for debate (the Bills of the 1990s).  But, for the most part, dynasties distinguish themselves and become universally recognized.In no sport is that truer than in the NBA.  The NBA, for whatever reason...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

With new logo, the 'Big East-ing' of ACC is nearly complete

We all know and are having to accept the changing landscape of college sports.  Whether it is your favorite school switching conferences, your favorite conference adding or losing schools or rivalries all over the place dying out ... it has been quite the adjustment.It is hard to find a group of schools that have had to deal with a bigger adjustment than the ones that comprise the...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

I'm REALLY Warming Up To NBA Draft Wheel

Cleveland again?  Ahhh yeah!  Again and again!The Cleveland Cavaliers get the No. 1 overall pick.Again.Yes.  For the 3rd time in 4 seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have the top pick in the NBA Draft.  That is amazing on so many levels.  It is their 4th top pick since 2003 and their 5th top pick since 1986. This isn't the NFL where being the worst grants you the top...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers-Thunder Late Game Call Shows Where Replay Actually Hurts

There has been a lot of "thunder" about the above play towards the end of the Oklahoma City-Los Angeles playoff game last night.  A quick recap: Reggie Jackson was driving to the basket, Matt Barnes slapped the ball out of Jackson's hand by actually slapping Jackson's hand, the ball goes out of bounds.  The refs didn't call a foul but instead gave the ball...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the no. 2 overall NBA draft picks of the 2000s

Kevin Durant is by far the best No. 2 overallpick in the 2000sThe 2000s were an interesting time for the NBA Draft.  It was the time when we saw the first (and as of now only) set of high schoolers selected with the top overall pick.  We also saw several foreign only players taken with the first overall selection.  We saw the one-and-done implemented as well as the D-League created...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Would Be Wise To Stay At 8-Game Season

The bigwigs of the ACC are meeting to discuss several things, but one main item will drive the talks.  Should the ACC keep their 8-game conference football slate or should they go to 9 games?  Seems simple but it is quite complicated.  There are a couple of sticking points to making a decision. For a while, it seemed as if the ACC pretty much had to go to a 9-game season.  After...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sportz' Second Round NBA Predictions

Miami needed just four games to move to thesecond round while five teams needed the fullseven games to do so.That was one wild first round, wasn't it?  We saw FIVE Game 7s ... including both No. 1 seeds going the distance.  We saw just one sweep and 13 teams win at least three playoff games last round.  Amazing.However, when you look at the aftermath ... not much is shocking...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Today Is My 10-Year Blogging Anniversary

Today is the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of my blog, The Sportz Assassin.  What started as an AOL Journal, turned into AOL's FanHouse and then part of the Yardbarker network has really been quite a ride.Ten years ago, I was recruited to join this thing called AOL Journals.  From there, I got involved with various others who had their own Journals, including Jamie Mottram...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni Could Be ... BACK As Lakers Coach?

I read this report yesterday and was a bit floored.  For the last two months, it was nearly assumed that D'Antoni was as good as fired from the Lakers (editors note: I am a Lakers fan) when the season ended.  Heck, D'Antoni was even flirting with the Marshall University head coaching gig!Now there is buzz that D'Antoni will be back?Huh?The Lakers just went through their...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors Could Get A Name Change

When the team moves to San Francisco,should the name change as well?The Golden State Warriors may be the latest NBA team to have a name change.  We had the New Orleans Hornets turn into the New Orleans Pelicans this season.  Next year, we will see the Charlotte Bobcats turn into the Charlotte Hornets.The Warriors are contemplating their own name change.  Except they will keep...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Should Be Suspended For Water Incident

To me, this is unreal. Yeah, it is partially funny just because it would be cool to do that to a buddy or something and we've all had that feeling about someone bugging you.  But for an NBA player ... playing at home ... to act like that is quite shocking.Blake Griffin should be suspended.If Griffin confronted a fan and pushed him, he'd be suspended.  If he threw a towel...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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