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Why HBO’s Baller is a Great Rec...

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In the landscape of recruiting it is important to make use of any advantage you have. Recruiting is an ‘arms race’, with millions poured into building or renovating new facilities to attract recruits, service current student-athletes and provide an environment that helps constitutes success. In a well written piece by Christy Cabrera Chirinos, the overhaul […]

Football’s Gold Medal Pursuit

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There are citizens of the ‘6ix’ aka Toronto that feel it a slight that mega hip-hop star Kanye West is set to close out this years Pan-American Games. The bigger question should be why Pitbull has been invited to the games, but we digress. While the Pan-AM Games will pale in scale to the 2016 […]

Going Tagless: The Impact of the Dez ...

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And right at the buzzer they get it done. The tough talk we read and heard from social media and various other platforms turned out to be exactly what it was, just talk. At the eleventh hour, the Cowboys and Broncos, respectively, since there can’t be any collusion, were able to strike long-term deals with […]

Couch Groovin': True Detective’...

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There are few moments in the year that beat the freedom to sit outside  on warm summer’s day with a cool beverage on a patio.Well at least on the East Coast for that matter. This is the time of year where the best things are supposed to be outside your house, and captured on cell […]

The Extension Snag

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The fireworks and hotdog contest are over and done, leaving us still looking at our calendars, weeks away from rookie and vets reporting to training camp.  Weeks away from seeing how much weight has been gained or lost between mini-camp and Training Camp. Of course what would be a training camp be without a list of no-shows, […]

Orange’s Slice of Reality

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If you’re like us you’ve probably binged watched those good shows that you look forward to from the time the first trailer came out, until it is uploaded, legally and otherwise, for general viewer  consumption. When the third season of Orange is the New Black was released, we just couldn’t help ourselves from sipping the […]

A Change Will Do You Good

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In the football world, there are dozens of examples where a player refutes the pleas from observors for him to make a position change. Ryan Tannehill switched between WR and QB while attending Texas A&M, only to be drafted in the first round for the latter position. Recent draftee Shaq Thompson had many draft analysts […]

A Jurassic State of The Union

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The NBA season has come to a conclusion. Chef Curry and the Golden State Warriors managed to beat another LeBron James led team for the Larry O’Brien trophy. Andre Iguodala wins the MVP after being the X-Factor to the Warrios success by allowing the team to go with a smaller line-up against the Cavs bigs, […]

Satellites Crashing the Bonfire

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You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger lull during the calendar year in college football than right now. Yes, there are couple high school camps that are going on, and there is sure to be pieces in the works that will document the grind that student-athletes endure in the off-season, but there is a […]

2015: The Season of Bruce

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Excuse us for not talking about players from the other side of the ball. It feels like it has been some time since we took a deeper dive into a defender, so lets remedy our lack of attention by focusing on one , linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, Bruce Irvin. Projecting his impact for the […]