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  • May 25, 2017 02:15 AM
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    The French open will be on Sunday in Paris. This particular year's tournament is going to be very important for many. Most of the big contenders will not be attending, so it is prim time for someone else to take the win. Roger Federer is sitting this one out to rest for Wimbledon. Serena Williams will be out due to her pregnancy. And Maria Sharapova was not invited to the event. With that said, you couldn't ask for better circumstances for a new champion.

    Here are a few players this year that I think are worth the watch:

    Alexander Zverev:

    The 20-year-old German defeated Novak Djokovic at the Rome Masters and has shot up into the top 10. An important thing to note about Zverev is that he is widely thought to become a dominant force in the future. Though many think that this is not yet his time. I disagree with that. I think he will seize this opportunity to snatch the trophy while the big dogs are away. Not that that's any less worthy. More power to him.

    Dominic Thiem:

    And now we have 23-year-old Dominic Thiem. The young athlete impressively came in second only to Rafael Nadal this clay season. That isn't a bad thing whatsoever, considering the only person ahead of him. Afterwards, Thiem lost to the Spaniard in the Barcelona and Madrid finals. He then handed Nadal his very first loss in four tournaments in the Rome quaterfinals. Keep your eye on this one. I can most definitely see him taking out whoever is in his way.

  • May 17, 2017 07:36 AM
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    It'd be really cool to see AD win. Though it would be a stretch to bet for any horse to win triple crown, being that it is the unicorn of trophies. Isn't it known as the most difficult and rare trophy to win out of all sports?

    On a side note, who names these horses? They all have the strangest names. It's like they are all picked from random google translate responses.

  • May 15, 2017 01:03 PM
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    The Green Bay Packers are one of the only teams I can think of that I relate success to basically one player. When I am watching a Packer's game I am really only focused on what Arron Rodgers is going to do next, both athletically and play-wise. He seems to be the only player on the team that you can rely on to win the game, or lose the game.

    For instance, if we were talking about a Denver Broncos win, it would be normal talking about how the defense/Manning/entire offense won the game. Same goes for most other teams. But to me, that's not the Packers. It is either going to be a conversation about how Rodgers throws a crazy long pass for the win, or how he ran it in for a late td, so on and so forth.

    My point to this is that the Packers need more guys who are there to compete at every game, not ones that show out 1/6 games (like Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews, and honestly.... just not many more come to mind). Maybe throw some fresh faces in there to get some nerves running. Something has to change.

    I genuinely think the Packers have what it takes with their roster as it stands....they're just not doing it. The have a great defensive line. They have talented receivers. They have a great QB. They have a great coach. They have all the right parts to build a winning machine, but it seems like they just don't have enough fuel to keep it running long enough to matter.

  • Apr 25, 2017 08:17 PM
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    Well the Browns ended up staying course and picked up Myles Garrett. Smart move on them. They could have picked up Trubisky at No. 1. They also skipped on a first round QB altogether before picking up Kizer in the second round. Though he apparently it's been confirmed he will be sitting to start the season, leaving Kessler to be the starter.

    This makes me wonder what Cleveland will look like this year. They could really use some wins their way.

  • May 06, 2017 06:57 PM
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    I've always wanted to bet on "the ponies", as Mr. Tony Soprano says. It seems like a really fun sport to gamble on. Solid build up of anticipation, while also have a really quick time gap to know if you've won or not. It was actually 'The Sopranos' that made me interested in the sport to begin with.
  • Apr 25, 2017 05:20 PM
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    I think Peterson is going to be a key player for the Saints. I don't see Ingram getting outshined or Peterson getting ignored. Like you said, I think they will time share. I cant totally see why they picked him up. I definitely wouldn't pass him up if I had the opportunity.
  • Apr 25, 2017 08:17 PM
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    The NFL draft is something that has always been interesting to me. NFL scouts and analyzers work continuously to make sure that their numbers are correct. They spend years watching players straight out of highschool, all the way until their NFL debut. And when it really comes down to it, all of their work is built up to just an educated guess.

    Take Johnny Manziel for example, he was adored as the No.1 pick for his athletic skills. Though when it came down to everything else that goes along with being an NFL star, he quickly became useless for the team. So all of the work by the scouts/analyzers ended up being for nothing. There are no actual answers as to if an athlete is going to be worth millions of dollars, only guesses.

    Though for us NFL fans, guessing which athletes are ultimately going to be successful is most of the fun. Here are the top 3 prospects that I see being the most successful out of this year's draft:

    Myles Garrett: Pass Rusher for Texas A&M

    He is most everyone's top pick for the draft. Last year he had 33 tackles, 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He is being compared heavily to Julius Peppers. The Cleveland Browns are most likely going to pick him up.

    Leonard Fournette: RB for LSU

    I like Fournette not only because he is a monster of a rusher, but he also has clear passion for the game. He said this, “I could have been like any knucklehead out here selling drugs, a criminal or doing whatever. But no, I was on the football field 24/7". I see him being a key player for the team.

    Jonathan Allen: DT for Alabama

    Allen's stats for the 2016 season were impressive, 69 tackles, 16 TFL, led team with 10.5 sacks. Along with that he won the 2016 Chuck Bednarik and Bronco Nagurski Award as the nation's top defender on the top defense. I have full faith that he will be a long-term reliable player.

  • Apr 14, 2017 03:32 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    Well, you got 2/3 right. But I was shocked the Blackhawks got swept, as I'm sure you were from what you wrote. When's the last time they got beat 4-0, let alone didn't make it out of the first round?

    Seems the Predators might be good enough to go all the way. Next up for them is the Blues. I can see them winning there for sure. Then it's either the Oilers or the Ducks. Call it a coin flip to get to the finals. Just feels like they are playing the best of the teams that won, from the first round.

    It was extremely infuriating to watch. The Hawks had several power-plays throughout the round WITH ONLY ONE SHOT ON GOAL. That is insane.... I have seen occasions that the penalty team keeps it out of their side during the duration of the time, but that's not what happened here. The Hawks were way, way too busy trying to pull all of the crap that has been proven to only work 1/10 times. In this situation they have 1 more player than the Preds, they have it on the Pred's side, and.....nothing. They just pass the puck back and forth while being sure to leave "drop pucks" as they fly by another Hawk's player. And I repeat, this is happening on the Pred's side, while they are 1 man short. GET THE PUCK TO THE NET, HAWKS. That is the only was to score. Period. That's it. If you don't shoot the entire time you have a +1 man advantage, then you won't score. Passing the puck back and forth the entire time looks foolish and makes you look scared and weak.

    The Hawks did it to themselves this year. They played ridiculous. Short bursts of offense doesn't make up for skating the entire 4 games. Stop trying to make fancy passes. Stop waiting until the last second to get that same crazy win you did a few years ago. Start getting the puck to the net. And don't even try to say it was playing it safe to keep the puck from the Preds. You play it safe when you are 1+ up and it's 3 minutes till the final buzzer.... You know, like the Preds did.

  • Apr 14, 2017 03:32 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    I have been waiting a year for this. The NHL playoffs are finally here! If you are wanting to get a friend interested in hockey, the playoffs are most definitely the time to do it. As always, there are a few times this year that have a really good chance at winning the cup.

    The Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators:

    I am going to give this matchup to the Blackhawks. They are the top-seeded team in the Western conference, and looking to win their 4th Stanley Cup in eight seasons. That's an impressive record. An important note in this matchup is that 2/3 times the Hawks have won the cup recently, they have played the Predators in the first round. It would be pretty stunning if the Predators took them out this year.

    The Washington Capitols vs. Toronto Maple Leafs:

    I am giving this matchup to the Capitols. They are favorite for the cup this year, even though they have a record of burning out in the postseason. And I'm not only saying that because they are favored, I genuinely cannot see the Leafs taking them out. The Caps have more heavy hitters and much more speed than the Leafs.

    I would normally have more top matchups for the playoffs, but this year is looking scarce for teams that will be both entertaining and can make the cut. So I'm going to stick with the 3 that I actually see having both of those qualities.

    My 3rd top matchup (and to me, least likely to win the cup):

    The Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets:

    I am giving this matchup to the Penguins. Both teams have similar qualities, but the penguins have veteran Marc-Andre Fleury. That is the determining factor for me. The Jackets won't be able to penetrate the pucks to the net.

  • Apr 08, 2017 12:50 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    Speaking from strictly a WWE standpoint, I'd say John Cena is reining champ. I don't think there is anyone else who deserves it more. But from an all around standpoint, I'd say Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson takes the title. The man went from dominating in the wrestling world, to dominating in the cinema world. Cena will never be able to make the transition like Johnson has. I read somewhere that he is now the highest paid celebrity in hollywood, per movie/time.