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MLB Thinking About ... Shrinking the Strike Zone?

I know there's this new feeling that with Bud Selig gone, baseball will be heading into an exciting new era.  I'm on that bandwagon.  I think some of those traditions Selig was still holding on to could use a jolt (that being said, Selig did have a lot of tradition-breakers come through his tenure).One of the things I really don't agree with is shrinking the strike zone.  What...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Smith 1931-2015

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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver is interested in realigning NBA's divisions

Photo via: Wikipedia NBA commish Adam Silver is saying that he's open to changing the current playoff format and even open to realigning the divisions and conferences we enjoy today.  Many people are wanting a change with the Eastern Conference getting much weaker teams in the postseason while stronger Western Conference teams are left at home.With private jets and easy...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sportz' Bubble Watch 2015 (Updated 2/4)

Okay. I've been doing my whole Sportz' Bubble Watch for a few years now and I think it is time to start back up. With only a few weeks left in the season before conference tournaments, let's see how the bubble looks.So, here are my locks ... yes, by conference. The ones in green are spot on, no doubt locks. The ones in blue are pretty much in, too, though they can't afford to go...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back At My 49 STOPS TO SUPER BOWL XLIX

Looking back at my 49 Stops To Super Bowl XLIX, let's see where those trends I included hit on the actual game: #46-AFC LOVES FEBRUARY: The Super Bowl will be held on February 1st. Since the first February Super Bowl in 2002, the AFC is 7-5 in those games held in the calendar's shortest month ... though the NFC has won four of the last five:Well, the AFC won again, making them 8...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Become Third Team To Win Super Bowl After Being Down Double-Digits

The New England Patriots bucked one of the Super Bowls biggest trends.  They became just the third team in history to win a Super Bowl after being down 10 or more points in the game.The Patriots were down 24-14 in the fourth quarter.  They would score two touchdowns to pull out the championship with a 28-24 victory.  They join the 1987 Washington Redskins and 2009 New Orleans...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe a New ACC Hoops Schedule As Well?

Yesterday, I took a look at possibly realigning the ACC football schedule to make it a bit tighter and teams would face each other more frequently.  Today, let's look at the basketball schedule.The two big differences between taking on the basketball and football schedules is (a) Notre Dame adds a 15th member to hoops that they aren't a full time member in football, (b) right now...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The ACC's Football Divisions "Split" Up?

With the news that Wake Forest and North Carolina have agreed to a non-conference football series, there has been a lot of discussion about the scheduling of the ACC schedule.  The main issue is that you could play at one school just once over a 12-year period, which is what UNC and Wake were facing with the new 14-team format and the side deal with Notre Dame.Should the ACC do...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC-Wake Show How Mega Conference Can Be Too Big

UNC-Wake Forest may not be a well known nationalrivalry, but it is very important to the schoolsinvolved.   I like the fact that Syracuse, Notre Dame and Louisville are now in the ACC.  I like the fact that the ACC was proactive in the conference realignment game.  However, I'm not a fan of the mega-conferences and the wreckage they've left behind. This is pointed out in the...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

I Still Hate The Pro Bowl ... Just Not As Much

Look, I've made no bones about the fact that I wish the Pro Bowl would go away.  The football is weak, the players have either been sitting for a month or just come off a tough playoff loss so they aren't in to it.  If it went away, I wouldn't care.However, the NFL still has it on life support and ... well, I'm coming around to some of the ideas.  It could still go away for all...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

 Every year since Super Bowl XL, I have used this blog for my "Stops To Super Bowl" list.  Every year, I create a list of smart, dumb, inane and chat worthy items for you to use in any banter leading up to and during the Super Bowl.This year, it is 49 Stops to Super Bowl XLVIX and I'm back with some more (and some of the same) little items for you about the upcoming big game...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

49 Stops To Super Bowl XLIX (#1-9)

Every year since Super Bowl XL, I have used this blog for my "Stops To Super Bowl" list.  Every year, I create a list of smart, dumb, inane and chat worthy items for you to use in any banter leading up to and during the Super Bowl.This year, it is 49 Stops to Super Bowl XLVIX and I'm back with some more (and some of the same) little items for you about the upcoming big game.#9-STILL...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

49 Stops To Super Bowl XLIX (#10-19)

Every year since Super Bowl XL, I have used this blog for my "Stops To Super Bowl" list.  Every year, I create a list of smart, dumb, inane and chat worthy items for you to use in any banter leading up to and during the Super Bowl.This year, it is 49 Stops to Super Bowl XLVIX and I'm back with some more (and some of the same) little items for you about the upcoming big game.#19...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

49 Stops To Super Bowl XLIX (#20-29)

Every year since Super Bowl XL, I have used this blog for my "Stops To Super Bowl" list.  Every year, I create a list of smart, dumb, inane and chat worthy items for you to use in any banter leading up to and during the Super Bowl.This year, it is 49 Stops to Super Bowl XLVIX and I'm back with some more (and some of the same) little items for you about the upcoming big game.#29...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

49 Stops To Super Bowl XLIX (#30-39)

Every year since Super Bowl XL, I have used this blog for my "Stops To Super Bowl" list.  Every year, I create a list of smart, dumb, inane and chat worthy items for you to use in any banter leading up to and during the Super Bowl.This year, it is 49 Stops to Super Bowl XLVIX and I'm back with some more (and some of the same) little items for you about the upcoming big game.#39...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Deflate-gate is perfect ending to rough year for NFL

Roger Goodell probably would like a mulliganon the 2014 NFL season. If Roger Goodell could get a do-over for the 2014 season, he most certainly would.  This was one of the toughest seasons for the league in quite some time.  With the signature game nearing, it just isn't getting any better.No, Deflate-gate is yet another black eye for a season that has seen too many of...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

49 Stops To Super Bowl XLIX (#40 - 49)

Every year since Super Bowl XL, I have used this blog for my "Stops To Super Bowl" list.  Every year, I create a list of smart, dumb, inane and chat worthy items for you to use in any banter leading up to and during the Super Bowl.This year, it is 49 Stops to Super Bowl XLVIX and I'm back with some more (and some of the same) little items for you about the upcoming big game.#49...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant shows us that he knows this is the end

During a bad season, it seems that Kobe Bryant isenjoying every minute of it. We all get older.  This summer, your's truly will hit that magical 40 mark.  In life, you are hitting that middle age point where kids don't need you as much and you've got a bit more time on your hands and you realize that that guy you were in high school is long gone. In sports, getting older...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL's starting quarterback situations

The Colts quarterback situation should bethe envy of the entire NFL.   The NFL's Final Four is upon us, which means we get to see four of the best QBs in the game compete for a title.  Tom Brady wants another ring to match the four Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw have before he rides off into the sunset.  Aaron Rodgers wants a second one to solidify his place among the...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back At My Preseason NFL Picks

Tony Romo and the Cowboys made melook a bit foolish A lot of people hate doing this because it exposes them a little bit.  They don't like the hit to their ego.  I don't mind.  No one is perfectly correct and being humble is a bit of a virtue.So let's look back to my preseason NFL picks to see where I went right and where I went wrong:NFC EAST: 1-EAGLES*2-REDSKINS3-GIANTS4-COWBOYSI...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Missy Meade

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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL's Black Monday Is A-Comin'

Black Monday in the NFL is the date, right after the end of the regular season, that sees coaches and general managers fired.  Some years, there is a huge chopping block.  Other years, it is rather calm.To me, this will be one of those calmer years.  Sure, there will be firings, but not to the insane extent that we've seen before.  So who is on the hottest of seats?OH YEAH, THEY...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Comparing Players Can Be Fun ... But It's Useless

Sports, by nature, is competition.  Teams and athletes compete to see who is better.  In most cases, we get a winner and a loser.  In a world filled with gray, sports is pretty black and white.When we start comparing players off the field, we get into a tough debate.  While it is usually fun to say this person is better than that one, it is just wasted time and energy.  Sometimes...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sportz Assassin's College Football Playoff

Okay, forget that controversial nonsense going on in real life!  Let's try my playoff!It's the same one I've had for years now.  Twelve teams make it with the champs from each of the "big five conferences" in and the top ranked champion from the non-"big five conferences".  Add in six at-large bids and we are all good.I'm seeding according to the AP rankings. FIRST ROUND BYES1...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 may look to expand, hold football title game

Would the Big 12 look west for a new member? The biggest loser on college football's Selection Sunday was the Big 12 Conference.  Baylor and TCU tied for champions of the league and both were the first two teams out of the Final Four.  TCU had the committee's love last week but Baylor owned the tiebreaker.  The Big 12 commish didn't do his league any favors by wavering...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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