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How come Isiah Thomas is never mentioned in same sentence as Bird, Magic and ...

I know this is old subject, but one that bothers me.I am from Detroit and was an Isiah fan,he beat all three of those guys and should have beaten Magic if wasn't for bad call in game ...

Sidelines Showdown - Video Games and Sports: Enhancing the Fan Experience or ...

Welcome to another edition of the Sidelines Showdown. This week we have Paul Mawdsley, Jeremy Bannerman and Steve Fishman battling it out for bragging rights and that elusive rep. They will need to impress me with their wit, skill and ...

Jaguars defense is due for some much-needed changes

During Monday's press conference, Jaguars head coaching Gus Bradley mentioned among other things but there were definitely some changes coming for the defense. More specifically, changes to the linebackers and defensive backs, with the exception of Jonathan Cyprien and ...

Broncos CB: Andrew Luck NOT better than Russell Wilson

Through just three weeks of the 2014 season, the Denver Broncos have already squared off with two of the NFL's best young quarterbacks - Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. After the Broncos ...

Easy Do It Yourself Wall Art

It’s haunting you, like an empty page, waiting for you to commit to something. Your living room wall looks so sad, so empty. It needs something, anything to break up the beige monotony. Maybe you’re a renter with ...

FBS Top Ten: Week Four

Here we go again. Some very interesting games last weekend. There were close calls and shakeups. Florida State had a big scare.Auburn was challenged. Oregon was in a struggle. Bama rocked.How about them Mississippi State Bulldogs? This weeks ...

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So We Don't Want Tebow, but AP, Ray and Others are OK? What?

So let me get this straight... we unceremoniously, as a sports community, nudged Tim Tebow out of the NFL. We said he wasn't a good enough quarterback and we didn't like his religious views or the fact that ...

Goodell Expected to Resign. Instead Gives Cliche Answers

Roger Goodell faced the media today. The results? Meh. It is always expected that a press conference with this much anticipation is always going to be pre scripted but the reiteration of many of the ‘key points’ the league were ...

Did umpires cost KC game against Detroit on controversy call?

The umpire got the call right on the field.But what they wasn't suppose to do was review the call.When Perez did not tag up from third base to go home,that play was not reviewable.So that ...

Calgary Flames President Would have Axed Rice

As if there couldn't be any more input into the whole ray Rice situation, it seems like it is time for a major player from another sport chimes in. For the NHL, it is a very respected front office ...

What's your dream vacation destination?

It's the curse of the travel bug-bitten working person. I'm forever staring at that red-circled date on my desk calendar. A more modern individual, I guess, would be tapping their foot impatiently while checking their Google calendar.

The ...

Should Clayton Kershaw win the NL MVP?

I have to give Kershaw credit for his 20th win of season.He has his team in first place at the moment in the NL West.But I can't give him the MVP, but he definitely deserves the CyYoung ...

The Football Market: Legit or "Pump and Dump"?

Where I come from (Brazil) there is a saying that states “all unanimity is dumb”. It is a safe statement that prevents us to put a precipitated label on people and situations, since there is more in reality than just ...

Sidelines NHL Preview Series - Pacific Division

The most top heavy division in the NHL this coming season, should belong to the Pacific. You will have three very good teams likely near the top of the standings this season, and some, that will likely be in the ...

Floyd May or May Not wether

Now that the hype has cooled over and the dust has been settled boxings number one cash cow has a lot of reflecting to do from now until May. Reports out of Vegas claim long time Mayweather Promotions manager Leonard ...

The End of the Derek Jeter Era-The Bigger Picture

With the MLB regular season coming to a close, and the Yankees out of contention for a playoff spot the moment we've dreaded all season. The end is now in sight for, in my opinion, the greatest shortstop of ...

Will Ron Washington Manage In MLB Again?

We finally learned what caused Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington's abrupt resignation - infidelity. In a short press conference today, Washington admitted to "not being true" to his wife of 42 years, Gerry.

While Washington has been a very good ...

Will the "True Center" Position Return to NBA Relevance?

Over the NBA's history, some of the games greatest players have played at the center position - Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlin, Kareem, Shaq, Olajuwan (even Magic Johnson played a game at center).

But over the past decade, we've seen ...

Winston Shouts "F*** her right in the p****" in the FSU Student Union

People who have been trying to support Winston in that he deserves a second chance, today lost all credibility that they ever had. Today, he got on top of a table and yelled to the whole student union, "F her ...

Will the Pac-12 be better than the SEC?


Coming into this season, the unquestioned two best conferences in college football were the PAC-12 and the SEC. While there are some that think the PAC-12 has closed the gap on or even surpassed the SEC, I still think the ...

Is Klay Thompson the best Two-Guard in the NBA?

Moving forward, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors now becomes the biggest name for the NBA's extension deadline. The Warriors refused to part with Thompson during the Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, making it impossible for them to risk ...

Which team was the biggest upset winner in Week 2?

There were some exciting upsets in Week 2 such as the Cowboys and Bears winning on the road, and the Browns and Chargers winning at home against two top NFC contenders.

I was surprised at all of these upsets but ...

Are You Ready for some (Fantasy) Hockey?

Sideliners!

It's time to do battle (vicariously) on the real frozen tundra. We can "play air hockey, ball hockey, barn hockey, bubble hockey, field hockey, floor hockey, ice hockey...."

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Never played fantasy hockey before? Don't care about the ...

FBS Top Ten: Week Three

The Georgia Bulldogs dropped out of my FBS Top Ten for week three due to their 38-35 loss to South Carolina. Southern Cal also bit the dust losing to Boston College 37-31. That made two teams new entries into the ...

WFF Champ Roman Salazar: Always Humble & Always Fight Ready

The World Fighting Federation has become the premier mixed martial arts show in Arizona. While there are many great shows around the state WFFMMA has become synonymous with sell out shows and excellent competition across various venues in the desert ...

Who is your sleeper player in fantasy football ?

For the millions of us who play fantasy football, to win - sometimes you need to take chances. Every year a new rock star emerges in the NFL. Last year it was Josh Gordon who became a mega-star. He wasn't ...

Sidelines NHL Preview Series - Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division is the first in our series of division previews focusing on the upcoming NHL season. Next Up will be the Pacific Division, Followed by the Atlantic, and finally the Central Division.

Without further adieu, the Metropolitan Division ...

Bringing back the Old Fashioned: An Ode to Whiskey and Bitters

I am bourbon, hear me roar! Small-batch and craft bourbons are starting to fly off liquor store shelves so fast you’d think that the 18th Amendment had passed again.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a very good thing.

As ...

Superfight 2015

Manny Pacquiao just confirmed that negotiations are taking place for a proposed super-fight between him and the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. The purse will be an estimated $300 million with HBO and Showtime vying for broadcast rights.

Mayweather faces off ...

Tailgating pro tips: what’s your signature dish?

Tailgating is one of America’s most terrific past times. From traditional hot dogs and beer, to corn hole and ring toss, nothing brings fans together before a big game like tailgating. Living in Milwaukee, I have had first hand ...

Taylored for Broner: Showdown this Saturday

Emmanuel Taylor and Adrien Broner square off this Saturday in Adrien Broner's home state of Ohio. Broner who now sports a 28-1, 22 KO is coming home to Cincinnati where he will be hosting Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor (18-2, 12 ...

Why the Chicago Bulls are the reason the Cleveland Cavaliers are about to mak...

Life often requires making the best of a less than ideal situation. The Cleveland Cavaliers are about to do just that. Reports indicate that the Cavs will send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first round pick to the ...

Why The Cleveland Cavaliers Trading Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwol...

Trading the number one pick of the NBA Draft, before he's seen regular season action, for the league's 62nd ranked shooter is a bad idea. That's exactly what those suggesting the Cleveland Cavaliers trade Andrew Wiggins to ...

Germany v. Argentina – Sidelines Live Blog of the World Cup

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It’s Teamgeist vs Bestplayerintheworldgeist! Which will win out?

Usually, collectives triumph over individuals, and Germany is the best team in the world right now. When the German offense is clicking, goals can come pouring in from ...

Netherlands v. Argentina – Sidelines Live Blog of the World Cup

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Here’s hoping for an entertaining match, something I’m sure that we could all use after the boring, predictable, low-scoring affair we experienced in yesterday’s Brazil v. Germany semifinal.

The first-ever Sidelines Live Blog. An ...

Brazil v. Germany – Sidelines Live Blog of the World Cup

Soccer posse, assemble!

We’re here, experiencing the thrills, chills, and (comically theatrical) spills of the World’s Favorite Sporting Event™ live. Chip in with your comments, questions, observations, and discussion of the World Cup Semis between Jogi Löw’s ...