Tyler Birss, Sidelines Editor
Tyler Birss

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Editor-in-Chief for Pop Culture Spin, the entertainment section of ballermindframe.com. Writer for SB Nation (backingthepack.com) and Sidelines member since 2014. Twitter @tybirss
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1 year ago

Can the Cleveland Cavaliers win a title this season?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are rolling through the Eastern Conference. After sweeping the Detroit Pistons, Cleveland is now up 3-0 on the Atlanta Hawks. Make no mistake, while the East did improve immensely in the middle and back this year compared ...

Who is your favorite MLB player to watch?

Despite often being criticized as a boring sport, baseball has a wide range of thrilling players. For the purposes of this post, I'm curious to hear who your favorite player in the MLB is to watch. Note that this ...

Steve Kerr states that Steph Curry won't play in Game 3... Surprised or not?

Steve Kerr has declared Steph Curry out for the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, hardly a surprise. Sure, there have been three full days off between Game 2 and 3, but given Curry's ...

Would you sign Tim Lincecum?

Tim Lincecum, formerly one of the best pitchers in the MLB, has fallen hard. Due to decreasing velocity and injury issues, Lincecum limped toward the end of his stint with the San Francisco Giants. He hasn't been relevant in ...

Ivan Rabb returning to Cal - a rare and commendable decision

Ivan Rabb, rather than jump to the NBA, will be returning to Cal for his sophomore season. This is a remarkably rare and supremely commendable decision that we're unlikely to see often. Kris Dunn returning to Providence and Marcus ...

Should the Philadelphia Eagles keep or trade Sam Bradford?

Sam Bradford isn't happy with the Philadelphia Eagles. Given the team's recent trade that essentially guarantees they'll be spending their elite first-round pick on a quarterback, Bradford reportedly wants out. Not only that, he's demanding to ...

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1 year ago

@Charles B. As an A's fan, I'll say yes, the A's could use him. They've had an inconsistent rotation so far this year. @mickey bracey The pen could be an option. He was effective there in ...

@mickey bracey Bryce Harper, great pick. Although will he continue to be this exciting if everyone keeps walking him? Ha. But yes, I love watching Harper hit those big flies and go all out on defense. @Charles B. Happy to ...

@mickey bracey @Asha Doucet I'm with both of you... On Mickey's point, winning eight in a row in the playoffs is impressive, but the level of competition hasn't been tremendous. To Asha's point, Cleveland IS doing ...

@Tucker Pettigrew Agreed. Give him a shot. Ideally in a situation where you can simply cut him if it doesn't pan out. Many teams in the league are lacking a full rotation, Timmy seems like a decent option for ...

@Mike Cortez @mickeybracey bracey Agreed... What happened to the Clippers drastically altered the perception of the Curry injury. The Warriors will either be facing a good but less than deadly Portland team or a decimated Clippers squad. I believe a ...

@mickeybracey bracey Oh wow, props to you on that. I didn't think there'd by anyone who anticipated this level of excellence. He's certainly the best two way player in the league and overall is easily in the ...

@Marco Alvarado Totally agree. Why keep him when it will obviously be a major distraction and team issue? Beyond that, as I said above, it's not like Sam Bradford is the most reliable or productive QB. Like you, I ...

I actually thought Steve Kerr deserved it last year, this season I would've gone with Terry Stotts. Considering the massive overhaul Portland experienced in the offseason, a chain of events that led most to assume the organization was rebuilding ...

I'm not going to write off the team who had the best regular season in the history of the sport of basketball. Steph Curry's injury certainly throws a wrench in the situation, but there's still the possibility ...

Pearl was definitely a respected legend. Countless important basketball people, those from Syracuse and beyond, offered words when Pearl died. He was a true legend and his basketball spirit will always live on.

My two points of noteworthy stories would be Steph Curry's injury and the horrid play of DeMar DeRozan/Kyle Lowry. I feel that Toronto's backcourt struggles aren't being discussed enough. These guys are the two-seed taking on ...

Interesting series. I still see the team with homecourt advantage, that obviously being Atlanta, taking the series. If the home team has won every game and we're now down to a best of three essentially, give me the team ...

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