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The Motor City Time Machine

Time travel seems to be a popular concept when you talk about the Detroit Pistons. One can hardly have a conversation about the team without somebody stepping in to compare the current squad with the championship teams that the Motor City hosted in the past. It’s always “Defense… Hard work… Blue Collar… Defense… B-B-BBB-Billups… Defense.” […]

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Nothing Personnel

It’s long been known that sports are business. Every time a player is traded or signs elsewhere, people are quick to remind us of this fact. In a way, it’s true. Owners are hoping to make some dough off of their franchise and players, coaches, trainers, or anyone associated with the team are thinking about […]

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The Butler Does It

The Bulls, as I mentioned in a humor piece earlier in the year, weren’t supposed to be good. They were supposed to collapse after a desperate attempt by the Bulls management to keep Chicago relevant post-Rose and Gasol. Experts questioned whether a team with a dearth of natural shooters could survive, whether Butler was a […]

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Remembering Without a Ring

Over the course of NBA history, some great scorers have come and gone. You know some of the names: Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant. They are historically revered legends that could fill the bucket better than almost any player in the league at their respective time. They also earned NBA championships and in […]

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Let's Not Talk About the Packers

Monday morning, many football fans woke to the sudden news that really shouldn’t be sudden news at all: the Green Bay Packers aren’t that great this season. I know. It’s stunning. The Packers demise that started to take shape following a pounding by the hands of the Broncos in 2015 has been dissected, dismissed, and […]

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An Even 31

There won’t be much to say about Las Vegas’ first major sports team for a while – certainly not until they pick their players in next year’s expansion draft. Today, though, we know a little bit more. The NHL’s 31st franchise will be known as the Vegas Golden Knights. Not the Las Vegas Golden Knights, […]

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2016 MLS Cup: Conference Finals Preview

With the first legs of the Conference Finals ready to begin tonight, let’s take a look at what we can expect to see as these four teams take the field. Toronto FC @ Montreal Impact In baseball, it’s pine tar. Hockey, stick tape. In sports where having a better grip on your tool is important, […]

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The NBA's Scheduling Conflict

According to Ticketmaster, if you want to buy a ticket in row 14 of section 333 for the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers on November 30, it will cost you $86.00, not counting the chunk that Ticketmaster will charge you. If you want to buy the same ticket two nights later […]

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A Measure of Time

On Sunday, November 20, the Toronto Raptors lost to the Sacramento Kings 102-102, becoming the first team in NBA history to lose a tied game. The NBA essentially ruled that the clock was irrelevant and the Raptors had to guess when to take the last shot in order to get the game to overtime. It […]

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Let's Just Watch the Games

Here’s a direct quote from ESPN.com earlier this week: “…Washington fans should be cheering for Florida over the next two weeks when the Gators play at No. 16 LSU and at No. 17 Florida State. Why? Simple. Those two teams represent key resume boosters for No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 5 Louisville, teams that are […]

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Bringing Balance to College Football

Here’s an interesting fact: by the end of the regular season, Ohio State and Penn State will have each played all of the other teams in the Big Ten East, plus three randomly chosen teams from the Big Ten West. The three teams Ohio State has played are Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Northwestern, with a combined conference […]

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