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Photo Credit: Vox Until recently, the only time the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, which has been known about for years, got any news coverage whatsoever was when a “high-profile” gymnast accused him of sexual assault. But let’s be honest — it’s gymnastics, not football. Unless you’re like really into that or really into the Olympics when it takes place once every four years, “household … Continue reading The truth about sexual assault in sports
Photo Credit: Maxim A few months, weeks or even days ago, I may not have written this article. In fact, I probably would have never even imagined that a slight chance existed that I’d be writing this article. There comes a time when enough is enough. After watching the feminism movement over the years and seeing how it had inspired some individuals to totally abandon … Continue reading Aly Raisman is the role model today’s society needs
Photo Credit: Glamour People know who Roy Moore, Republican, is. People know who Al Franken, Democrat, is. What these politicians are mostly known for, however, and how they are viewed in the present day has absolutely nothing to do with politics. I did not think that the following would actually be the case, but I wasn’t exactly shocked to find out it was. An overwhelming … Continue reading Why the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal is going virtually undiscussed
Photo Credit: Cleveland 5. Alabama Crimson Tide @ Auburn Tigers, Week 13 When both teams are top teams, this game is always a can’t-miss, and they both look like national contenders this season, especially with Auburn adding Baylor transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham, who lit it up in limited playing time two years ago. And ‘Bama is ‘Bama; let’s just leave that right there. On top of … Continue reading Top 5 can’t-miss NCAA football matchups in 2017
Photo Credit: The New York Times In general, college football conference championships game mean nothing, especially when one division’s champion has three or four more wins than the other division’s champion. But perhaps no conference championship game was more notably meaningless than last year’s Big Ten (B1G) conference championship game, and that was a game that actually featured two of the nation’s top teams: the #6 Wisconsin … Continue reading Avoiding another B1G Conference debacle
Photo Credit: Celebrity Net Worth It took three years, but Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry finally didn’t win an NBA MVP award. Instead, that award went to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, who set the all-time record for triple doubles in a season and became the first player to ever finish a season with a triple double average. But MVP and best player aren’t synonymous. While … Continue reading Why Stephen Curry is still the NBA’s top point guard
Photo Credit: Deadspin Former NFL MVP Cam Newton had been in the league for four seasons coming into the 2015-2016 season. But it took until the beginning of that fifth season for the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft to become a breakout star. His secret? The Dab, which became a common gesture among fans, particularly young children, after seeing Cam perform it week … Continue reading Numbers don’t lie; Cam Newton needs to bring back the Dab
Photo Credit: Fort Worth Star-Telegram The MLB has a major issue on their hands, and that was evidenced just recently when Texas Rangers’ third baseman Adrian Beltre was thrown out of a game for essentially making umpire Gerry Davis feel badly about himself. While it didn’t necessarily affect the outcome of this particular game, who’s to say something similar won’t affect the outcome of a future game, … Continue reading The MLB has a major problem on their hands
Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports In the eighth inning of game during which the Texas Rangers were getting killed by the Miami Marlins by a score of 18-6, Adrian Beltre was told by umpire Gerry Davis that he needed to stand on the on-deck circle mat. Beltre recalled after the game that he had expressed his concern to Davis about moving away from the spot he claims he has … Continue reading Adrian Beltre literally gets ejected for trolling an umpire
Photo Credit: Business Insider Given his recent workout with the team, Robert Griffin III, the former Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns quarterback, has a shot at returning to the NFL as a Los Angeles Charger. While many may consider RGIII one of the biggest NFL Draft busts in recent years, the Chargers would actually be smart to sign him. Here’s why. The Chargers current quarterback, … Continue reading Why the Chargers should pursue RGIII
Photo Credit: The New York Times The MLB has taken up a recent interest in trying to shorten games. But one issue they have yet to take on is the issue of games going into extra innings. Last season, 185 of 2,428 games went into extras, with several lasting six extra innings or longer. If the MLB really want to “shorten” games, extra innings should get some serious … Continue reading The MLB should start limiting extra inning games
Photo Credit: USA Today Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving recently made headlines for requesting a trade so that he no longer will have to share the rock with LeBron James. LeBron honestly shouldn’t care about this whatsoever, and it’s not just because he stated that he would not intervene in the trade talks. It may be because he’ll likely leave Cleveland for the second time following next … Continue reading Here’s How Big Of A Deal Kyrie’s Demands Should Be To LeBron
Photo Credit: Raiders Central Anyone who knows anything about or follows Oakland Raiders’ Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr knows that off of the football field, he is one of the most genuinely great men that the NFL has to offer. But when it comes to talking to the media, he takes no prisoners and speaks his mind, especially when it comes to talking about his … Continue reading Derek Carr Takes Jab at NFL Referees
Photo Credit: The Comeback Everyone knows that there are people out there in this cruel world that make up stories about celebrities abusing them so they can collect an unearned paycheck. So when Dallas Cowboys’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott was accused of domestic assault last summer, many people, myself included, didn’t simply go along with the narrative that his accuser presented because of the … Continue reading It’s Time To Stop Defending Ezekiel Elliott
Photo Credit: USA Today’s FTW The stakes are high for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather with their much hyped-up fight coming at the end of next month. So when Golden State Warriors’ All-Star power forward and Defensive Player of the Year award winner Draymond Green tried to call out McGregor on Instagram for rocking a #23 Warriors jersey, the number Green wears, McGregor showed no … Continue reading McGregor prevails in Instagram beef with Draymond Green
Photo Credit: Business Insider With how great the Golden State Warriors have been over the course of the past three seasons, they have drawn a lot of attention from NBA all-time greats. While the praise for the team is generally high, the snide comments from some of those all-time greats about whether or not this Warriors team would stand a chance “back in the day” … Continue reading Comments of NBA Greats About Warriors are Damaging the League
Photo Credit: ibero 90.0 The never-ending debate as to who the greatest NBA player of all-time is often features two players: LeBron James and Michael Jordan. The fact that these two players are the only two that are consistently included in this debate is why the debate is overrated, and quite frankly, pointless. There are plenty of all-time greats that have been better than both … Continue reading LeBron James-Michael Jordan Debate is Overrated
Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports It has been over a month since Golden State Warriors’ star small forward Kevin Durant got the ultimate revenge on those who turned on him for jumping ship to the stacked Warriors team from the Oklahoma City Thunder just over a year ago. But he didn’t just get revenge. He also got the crown, the King’s crown, that had eluded him … Continue reading Kevin Durant has taken away LeBron James’ crown
Photo Credit: Mavs Moneyball In the offseason between the 2015-2016 NBA season and this past NBA season, small forward Kevin Durant jumping ship from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the 73-win Golden State Warriors dominated NBA news. What made far fewer news stories was what happened to Warriors’ small forward Harrison Barnes, who needed to leave to make the Durant move possible. What happened next … Continue reading The unluckiest player in the NBA
Photo Credit: New York Daily News If there are two common subjects that go together like oil and water yet are mixed together by tons of people all the time, they are politics and sports. People tend to make a big deal out of political “issues” just because they relate to athletes and their opinions. But just how much of a big deal do the … Continue reading Politics and sports don’t mix
Photo Credit: The Inscriber Magazine The NFL season is now under two months away from kicking off, and millions of people around the world will participate in fantasy football. While running backs like Dallas Cowboys’ star Ezekiel Elliott, Pittsburgh Steelers’ star LeVeon Bell and Arizona Cardinals’ star David Johnson will likely be the first three running backs off of most draft boards, put fantasy football … Continue reading NFL’s top running back is not who you think
Photo Credit: Pirates Breakdown In the 2015 MLB season, the teams with the top 3 records in the MLB happened to be in the same division, the National League Central. Broken down, that means that the 2nd best team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the entire MLB didn’t even win their division, and it means that the 3rd best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, were smack … Continue reading The MLB playoff format is extremely stupid
Photo Credit: SB Nation Now that the Golden State Warriors did what everyone expected them to do and walked away with the 2017 NBA championship, their second in three seasons, the odds were released for each team to win next year’s title. And wouldn’t you know it? The Warriors have a better chance to win the championship next season than every other team in the … Continue reading Three under-the-radar teams that could challenge the Golden State Warriors
Photo Credit: SLAM Online The NBA Finals are over and the NBA Draft is over now as well, which means the only way you will get to see your favorite NBA players for the next four months is on social media. Who are the top 10 NBA players that you should be following on various social media platforms this summer? 10. New York Knicks No, … Continue reading Top 10 NBA players to follow on social media this summer
Photo Credit: Business Insider Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Chris Paul and power forward Blake Griffin have notified the team that they will opt out of their contracts and not pick up their player options, thus becoming free agents on Saturday, July 1st. While the Clippers themselves never got past the second round of the NBA playoffs with these two players, the impact of these two players becoming free … Continue reading Another superteam could be brewing in the NBA
Photo Credit: FanSided Unlike usual, much of the pre-draft broadcast on ESPN was not spent focusing on the NBA draft itself. In fact, it really wasn’t focused on any of the draft’s players in particular either. Instead, it was focused on the father of one particular player. LaVar Ball, Lonzo Ball’s father, has actually been in the spotlight for some time, and this year’s NBA … Continue reading Lonzo to the Lakers is a touch of death to LaVar haters
Photo Credit: Sporting News Now more than ever, there is one event during the NBA season that stands out not above but below the rest. No, it’s not the 82-game regular season, which has produced a similar-looking playoff field over the past three seasons, which has in turn produced the same Eastern and Western Conference champion over the past three seasons. Instead, it’s the NBA … Continue reading The most meaningless event in the NBA season is over
Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), NBA (team logos) Yet another NBA season has come to a close, and the offseason is officially upon us. As we really get going into the offseason with the NBA Draft, trades and other acquisitions, here is a list of power rankings of the top 10 players currently playing in the NBA. 10. Draymond Green, Power Forward, Golden State … Continue reading Offseason Top 10 NBA Player Power Rankings
Photo Credit: Orange County Register Having one great team can boost how good an MLB division is even if the division itself isn’t that great from top to bottom. With just eight teams in the MLB currently sitting at more than three games above .500, it was not easy to decide which divisions are currently the best from top to bottom. These rankings are based … Continue reading MLB Divisional Power Rankings: Summer edition
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated In a recent article, I touched on whether or not the Golden State Warriors sweeping their way through the NBA playoffs, including the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, would prompt changes to the NBA in regard to which teams players can sign with to create superteams. But because the Cavaliers won Game 4 by a score of 137-116 in addition playing close in … Continue reading NBA Finals proves the NBA needs to leave superteams alone
Photo Credit: SB Nation Predictable. Boring. Unwatchable. All of those negative things and more are terms that people have used to describe the NBA this past season, and all of those claims have enough evidence to back them up with since this year’s NBA did, in fact, turn out how most if not all people predicted it would. But while many people will be quick … Continue reading Five things that make the NBA predictable that have nothing to do with Kevin Durant
Photo Credit: VICE Sports The NBA Draft is coming up in under two weeks now. But in reality, does the draft actually mean anything? Will anything happen in the NBA Draft from a pick standpoint that will change the league in a drastic way? With how dominant the Golden State Warriors are and due to the fact that they have met the Cleveland Cavaliers in … Continue reading Could this year’s NBA Draft drastically change the league?
Photo Credit: The Boston Globe Some schools have elite teams at one sport, but subpar teams at others. Here are the schools that had the top 5 combinations of football and basketball teams this past season. All team records mentioned in this article are from ESPN for football and ESPN for basketball. A list like this brings forth the question for schools and fans: would you rather be solid … Continue reading Top 5 NCAA football and basketball team combinations
Photo Credit: SB Nation Over the past three seasons during which the NBA Finals matchup has been the same each season, with the Golden State having home court advantage out of the Western Conference against the Eastern Conference’s Cleveland Cavaliers, people have complained about a boring and predictable NBA. I recently touched on this subject with one key point to back up my argument that despite that … Continue reading Would a perfect Warriors playoffs prompt changes to the NBA?
Photo Credit: Raptors Rapture With the Toronto Raptors having just been swept out of the NBA playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers, point guard Kyle Lowry, 31, made it known that he will be opting out of his contract to become a free agent this summer. What does this mean for his future in the NBA? Shortly after the announcement, Lowry made his free agency goal quite clear. “A … Continue reading Kyle Lowry looks destined to play for the…
Photo Credit: Breitbart A topic of discussion every year is whether the College Football Playoff should remain in its current format, which features four teams, or move to a larger format, perhaps featuring eight teams. Should the change be made? Here are the pros and cons of changing the current CFP format to feature eight teams as opposed to four. Pros Every season it seems … Continue reading Should the College Football Playoff expand to 8 teams?
Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times With just over three months to go until the start of college football season, it’s time to look at and try to dissect which teams have the best chance at slotting into one of the four College Football Playoff spots for the 2017 season. The records shown are the records each team had last season. Teams are not listed in any … Continue reading Early College Football Playoff outlook: Which teams have the best chance?
Photo Credit: SB Nation No team in NBA history has ever won the NBA championship after going through the entire NBA playoffs without losing a single playoff game. But the Golden State Warriors enter this season’s NBA Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 12-0 playoff recordhaving swept the Portland Trail Blazers, the Utah Jazz, and the San Antonio Spurs up to this point in time. … Continue reading How likely is 16-0 for the Warriors?
Photo Credit: The Mercury News For the third consecutive season, the Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference will match up against the Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference to decide who the NBA champion will be. But fans across the world complained all season long about how boring the NBA was and how predictable the outcome would be. Here’s why, despite the fact that … Continue reading The NBA is boring, you say?
Photo Credit: The Seattle Times The 2017 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017, making it less that one month away. With the draft order set thanks to the recent draft lottery, which player will each team in the top 10 select and why? Will any teams in the top 10 take a player who is NOT a freshman? 1. Boston Celtics … Continue reading Will any upperclassmen go Top 10 in the NBA Draft?
Photo Credit: International Business Times While the official NBA Finals matchup is not yet set in stone, many NBA fans have already drawn the conclusion that the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be battling for the NBA championship for the third consecutive season. Here are some key things to know well beforehand so that you are prepared when this matchup is, in … Continue reading Five things to know before Cavaliers-Warriors Part III
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated There are two primary goals that top-tier college football players enter the season with. Number one is, obviously, to win the College Football Playoff national championship game. Number two is to win the Heisman Trophy award. Who are the way-too-early favorites to rock this year’s race? With still roughly four months to go until the start of the season, these rankings … Continue reading Way-Too-Early Top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates for 2017
Photo Credit: USA Today If you haven’t heard the name LaVar Ball by now, you’re one of three things. You simply do not care about sports (in which case you would not be reading this article). You have been living under a rock for the past few months (in which case you would not have survived). You were literally born yesterday (in which case you … Continue reading Like it or not, LaVar Ball is winning
Photo Credit: Federal Baseball Up until five years ago, no MLB player had won the Batting Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. It was in the year 2012 when Miguel Cabrera put an end to the 45-year Triple Crown drought by leading the American League in batting average (.330), home runs (44), and runs batted in (139). But looking more closely at the Triple Crown trend, one … Continue reading Ryan Zimmerman is absolutely obliterating the MLB
Photo Credit: FiveThirtyEight Seven consecutive seasons without a championship win isn’t many in a 30-team league. But in the Bronx, greatness is expected. Championships are expected to be won. Since winning their MLB-record 27th World Series in 2009, over twice as many as the next best team, the New York Yankees have underachieved and fallen short of that expected greatness. Now, eight years later, that greatness … Continue reading Don’t look now, but the Yankees are back
Photo Credit: FanRag Sports The 2017 NBA Playoffs are well underway. While the primary focus has turned to which NBA team will rise above the rest and win this year’s championship, there is a whole other battle to be fought over which player is deserving to be crowned the league’s Most Valuable Player. The two frontrunners two win the award have stuffed the stat sheets … Continue reading This year’s NBA MVP race is what the league needed
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Had the Gonzaga Bulldogs won the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game over the North Carolina Tar Heels, they would have finished the season with a 38-1 record. This would have made them the first team since the 1973-1974 North Carolina State Wolfpack (30-1) to win the championship with a 1-loss record. As a result, it would have made the … Continue reading How BYU Beating Gonzaga Saved Gonzaga
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated They said Gonzaga was overrated. They said Gonzaga didn’t play anybody. They said Gonzaga would not be prepared for close games. They said Gonzaga would choke like usual. They said Gonzaga would never get to the Final Four. What “they” said, none of it was true. For Gonzaga, this was about Gonzaga. Not “they”. Despite the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ disappointing 71-65 … Continue reading Despite National Championship Game Loss, Gonzaga Sends HUGE Message To Doubters
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated From a previous article, which you can read in its originality right HERE, With a 29-0 record, the Gonzaga Bulldogs appeared poised to finish the regular season unbeaten. They appeared poised to roll through the West Coast Conference (WCC) tournament and to become the third team in the past four seasons to enter the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with an undefeated record … Continue reading BYU Is Now Just One Gonzaga Win Away from Infamy
Photo Credit: The State (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Frank Mason. Lonzo Ball. Josh Hart. Caleb Swanigan. All of those are players that have received loads of attention from the media and fans this season because of the tremendous seasons that they have put together. They are also the four finalists for this season’s Naismith Award. That is not the case for South Carolina Gamecocks’ senior guard … Continue reading Should Sindarius Thornwell Have Been in the Naismith and Wooden Award Talks?
Photo Credit: Mid-Major Madness As of January of 2012, not many people would consider the Wichita State Shockers men’s basketball team anything more than a mid-major team that would need to win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship to get into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. That perspective did not change in March of 2012 either, when the Shockers, despite making it into the tournament … Continue reading Sleep on the Shockers at Your Own Risk
Photo Credit: Madison A lot has happened since the night of Saturday, April 4th, 2015, when the Wisconsin Badgers knocked off the 38-win undefeated Kentucky Wildcats by a score of 71-64 in the Final Four of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin then lost the national championship game to the Duke Blue Devils by a score of 68-63 … Continue reading Party Like It’s 2015?
Photo Credit: keywordteam.net Even as the #2 Baylor Bears led the #3 Kansas Jayhawks by a score of 34-28 at halftime, 56-55 with under seven minutes to go in the game, and were tied at 64-64 with under two and a half minutes to play, was there ever any reason to believe that Kansas would lose their first home game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, a … Continue reading Phear the Phog: The Dynasty of the Kansas Jayhawks Rolls On
Photo Credit: BT Powerhouse There are only five original Division I NCAA basketball teams that have never been in the NCAA basketball tournament. Those teams are the Army Black Knights, the Citadel Bulldogs, the Northwestern Wildcats, the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, and the William and Mary Tribe. Of those, only the Northwestern Wildcats play basketball in a major conference. Is this their year to finally make it … Continue reading Is This Finally Northwestern’s Year?
Photo Credit: Golden Gate Sports One of the most debated topics in sports, particularly football, baseball, and basketball, each season is what should define the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the MLB, the NBA, or the NFL. People have different interpretations of what the MVP award means and who it should go to based on that judgment. This article is meant to provide readers with what is the … Continue reading What Should Define an MVP?
Photo Credit: World Sports News – Live Scores For the past two seasons now, the NBA Finals matchup has been the same, featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the Eastern Conference, and the Golden State Warriors out of the Western Conference. With between about 32 and 37 games to go in the 2016-2017 NBA season for each team, the current #1 seeds in the Eastern … Continue reading Is the NBA Even Worth Watching Anymore?
Photo Credit: The Gonzaga Bulletin (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) After much talk about how good of a college basketball team the Gonzaga Bulldogs have been this season, which you can read about both HERE and HERE, it would appear that the Bulldogs will be ranked #1 in next week’s AP Poll for just the 2nd season in school history, the other being in the … Continue reading Is the #1 Spot Now Gonzaga’s To Lose?
Photo Credit: NFL Mocks (featured image), NFL (logo) There was lots of talk all season long about the amazing offense of the Atlanta Falcons led by MVP award frontrunner quarterback Matt Ryan. The offense scored 540 points (33.8 points per game average) in the regular season, which led the NFL by a wide margin. The 2nd closest team to 540 points was the New Orleans Saints, … Continue reading The Atlanta Falcons Defense: A Silent But Deadly Killer
Photo Credit: FanSided (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Because of their epic 35-31 College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide, which was their first since the 1981 season and second in school history, the Clemson Tigers have now done something that no other college football team has done before. Clemson did not only rally from down 14-0 to beat the 14-0 … Continue reading Clemson’s Historical Season Stretches Far Beyond Winning the National Championship
Photo Credit: FanSided With Conference Championship Week standing in the way of the College Football Playoff (CFP) selection committee’s meeting on Sunday, December 4th, 2016, to decide which four teams will go to this season’s CFP, that brings forth the question as to how much do conference championship games really matter, if at all, when selecting the four teams that get into the CFP. They … Continue reading Do NCAA Football Conference Championship Games Really Matter?
Photo Credit: Sports Chat Place When the Golden State Warriors lost their season opener at home by a score of 129-100 to the San Antonio Spurs, it seemed like everyone in the entire basketball world lost their minds. People wondered why they were ever considered title favorites in addition to why they sacrificed nearly their whole bench for small forward Kevin Durant when clearly in … Continue reading Yes, the Warriors are Still the #1 Team in the NBA
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Conference championship games across NCAA football feature two teams, one from each division in that particular conference. Power Five conferences such as the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Big Ten, the Pacific 12, and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) all have a championship game, while the Big 12 will be adding back theirs after next season. These conference title games feature the team … Continue reading Why Conference Divisions are Ruining NCAA Football