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  • Mar 28, 2017 01:54 AM
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    Bruce Arena has replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as the new head coach for the USMNT. Even though the changed technically happened back in November, the real test for the fit begins now for the team. There are a few that think this is a step backwards, but I see it as the one thing they needed to be a dominating force.

    This is actually Arena's return to the team. He did a great job of coaching them from 1998-2006, with more wins than any other coach in history with the U.S men's team. He has also taken the U.S to two world cups, and a quarterfinals appearance trip in 02. Not only that, he has also been to multiple NCAA championships with University of Virginia. He is a tried and true coach.

    I see this being exactly what the team need to get to where they want to be.

  • Mar 20, 2017 06:28 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote: Yeah, we only have 4 teams that aren't #1-4 seeds in the Sweet 16. So it's been a pretty predictable 2nd round outside of this game and a few others. South Carolina, Wisconsin, Xavier and Michigan are now the underdogs, Xavier being my favorite of that bunch, and coincidentally the lowest seed still left alive (#11). I like underdogs for sure.
    How far do you see South Carolina getting after this? Do you think it was just luck? Or do you see any kind of fighting chance for them to get further?
  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
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    SFriedman Wrote:

    No perfect brackets left standing.

    Last perfect bracket busts after 40 games in the 2017 NCAA tournament

    Best one got 39 games right. Missed out on the Iowa State game. A good line from the article:

    For reference, the odds of flipping a coin and having it land on heads 39 times in a row is 1 in 549,755,813,888.

    That's crazy. Do you know of anywhere that has which games had the most destruction? I'd be interested to see what kind of impact Duke, Michigan, etc had as a whole.
  • Mar 20, 2017 06:28 PM
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    Well I don't think anyone was expecting that.... The No.02 Duke Blue Devils have fallen to the No.7 South Carolina Gamecocks. The team that was being talked about as a strong chance tournament winner, was beaten by a team that hasn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973. I guess that goes to show you that anything can happen during good ol' March Madness.

    The final score of the game was 88 - 81. Not a huge number loss, but most definitely a big upset. This win advances SC to the Sweet Sixteen. I really hope they will take this momentum with them and be able to keep advancing. Everyone loves an underdog winning. Well, most everyone.

  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
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    I need to stop playing these brackets. I won my very first one, then haven't won or even came in second since. It always goes in the first round. My predictions usually pretty good, but I never put it on paper and bet on it. I try to go the oddball route.
  • Mar 16, 2017 07:28 PM
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    Well that was crazy close! The No.5 seed Notre Dame held out and won against the No. 12 seed Princeton Tigers. That would have been pretty devastating to a bunch of peoples brackets, and an odd start to march madness in general. The final score of the game was 60-58.

    Princeton was only one shot down when they carried the ball up the court in the final 10 seconds of the game. Devin Cannady then took the chance of a three pointer... a missed three pointer that I assume he greatly regrets. He took the long shot chance instead of driving the ball a little closer to net. This will most likely lead to a "Marshawn Lynch should have ran" at the Seahawks SB, for the Tigers.

    And to be clear, I don't blame Cannady whatsoever for taking the long shot instead of driving it in. The exact same thing would have happened (maybe even worse) if he had taken it all the way to the net and missed. Then he would have been the guy who missed an easy shot, lost the game, and ruined March Madness for Princeton.

    I wonder if this is going to shake up Notre Dame and/or other teams.

  • Mar 06, 2017 04:54 PM
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    It really is an odd question. I normally don't like to look at any team and single out one player as the winning factor. But as far as the NBA goes, it seems as though everyone has done just that....

    Cavaliers = Lebron James.

    GSW = Steph Curry

    Chicago Bulls = Dwayne Wade

    Etc....

    I'm just mentioning the names because there are so many people (not you) that completely forget about the rest of the athletes in this situation. If I had to guess, I'd put my money on the Spurs winning. Not because Durrant is out, and definitely not because I don't think Curry can pick up the slack. I think they will win because they just won 7 games in a row, and 12 of their last 14. They have the momentum and the players to pull it off.

    That's not to say the Cavs haven't been doing great, they have. But I think they will gas out from frustration and confusion from losing one of their main gears for a big game. This is just my humble opinion.

  • Mar 01, 2017 04:26 PM
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    YES! This is a fight I am actually super excited for. Georges St-Pierre is making his comeback to the UFC! GSP is honestly one of, if not the very best fighter I've ever seen, and definitely one of the most entertaining. When he goes into fight mode, it's like watching the mechanism of a watch function. A true master of the fighting craft.

    UFC president Dana White released a statement that said GSP will take on Michael Bisping for the middleweight title later this year. I sure hope that means tomorrow.... But I am going to guess that it will be in October sometime.

    I feel like I should say that GSP will definitely win this fight. Though Bisping is absolutely no joke. There's a reason he is champion. Looks like we are all going to get to find out!

  • Feb 25, 2017 05:24 PM
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    More than 300 athletes will pour into Indianapolis next week, all biding for the top spots at this years NFL combine. There will only be let down for many, but it will be an amazing life changing moment for some. This is the next step in their path to be an NFL football player. Over the past few months especially, all of these athletes have been trying their best to add value to themselves. The more a player shows himself to be valuable in as many aspects as possible, the greater chance they have of getting picked for the team they want.

    With that said, there are a few players this year that have been successful at adding tremendous value to themselves.

    Here are my top 5 prospects at this year's NFL combine:

    1. Leonard Fournette: RB at LSU. It's no question that Leonard Fournette is high on everyone's list. He is one of the most talented runners we have seen in at least a few years. That combined with size, gives him an edge over other players.

    2. Christian McCaffrey: RB at Stanford. One word sums up McCaffrey, and that word is versatile. I'm really excited to see what he does at the combine. Should be entertaining.

    3. Dalvin Cooke: RB at Florida State. The best thing about Cooke is that he is becoming known as an explosive runner. Though on the other hand, that can be a downside. Not every coach wants to coach a player that is "explosive". They can be difficult to coach.

    4. Alvin Kamara: RB at Tennessee. Kamara is an excellent route runner. That is really sought after when selecting someone who will fit in to your playbook. Not to mention, he is also quite dynamic.

    5. James Conner: RB at Pittsburgh. What to say about James Conner.... I genuinely enjoy watching this guy. He is returning to the field after beating cancer. That right there is enough said, for me. But I should also mention that he is one of the most physical runners in this class, with little worry about his overall long run time. But I see him being super useful in terms of short burst TD runs.

  • Feb 18, 2017 11:09 PM
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    Usually all-star games aren't my forte, but this year's NBA all-star game is looking good. I would most definitely be attending the game, if it wasn't for it being relocated from North Carolina last year. That was quite a mess. Now the game will be played at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

    All the familiar NBA superstars will be in attendance to the all-star game, but this new year will bring new blood. Both the Eastern conference and the Western conference will host two new players each. The West is welcoming Gordon Hayward and DeAndre Jordan, while the East will have Kemba Walker and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

    Another thing I am super excited for, is The Roots will be debuting their basketball themed musical, 'The Evolution Of Greatness' before the game. The musical is said to trace the legacy of the National Basketball Association, and the impact is has had on American culture.

    The game starts on Sunday, February 19, at 8 p.m. ET. Though the The Roots and other shows will begin beforehand, so make sure to tune in early.