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Brooklyn Nets must evolve to stay competitive

Brooklyn Nets must evolve to stay competitive

February 19, 2013
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For any and all New Jersey Nets fans, success has been a bit of a dream in recent years. The Nets haven’t had a winning record since the 2005-06 season, and their last playoff appearance was in the 2006-07 postseason. Over the span of over half a decade since then, they’ve been consistently a... Read more »

Knicks threaten to make serious playoff run after hot streak

Knicks threaten to make serious playoff run after hot streak

February 7, 2013
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The New York Knicks are in an interesting place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference as they prepare to enjoy their All- Star break. They’re fighting the Miami Heat for the Eastern Conference’s top seed, a major leap from last year’s finish as the No. 7 seed when they had to play Miami in the first... Read more »

Aldon Smith undeserving of MVP honor

Aldon Smith undeserving of MVP honor

February 2, 2013
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With the Super Bowl in sight earlier this week, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh announced that Aldon Smith, the second-year defensive end, was named “team MVP.” While it’s easy to accept Harbaugh’s praise for the young star, as Smith tallied 19.5 sacks in the 2012 regular season,... Read more »

Rookie quarterbacks can revitalize weak teams

Rookie quarterbacks can revitalize weak teams

December 11, 2012
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As we have now seen for almost the entire 2012 National Football League regular season, drafting a rookie quarterback can be many things: exciting, inspiring, terrifying and regretful. In the cases of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilsocialis for salen, the first two feelings have consistently c... Read more »

Steelers stumble without Roethlisberger

Steelers stumble without Roethlisberger

November 27, 2012
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Live Blog On Sunday, in a Week 12 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was something — well, someone — missing out on the field. The Steelers were without their starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. To add to tcialis saleheir woes, their backup QB Byron Leftwich was injured in t... Read more »

NFL loses when games end in draw

NFL loses when games end in draw

November 13, 2012
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On Sunday, a National Football League game ended in a tie for the first time since 2008. A 24-24 draw between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers was exciting until the end of regulation time, but a couple of missed field goals in overtime led to an anti-climatic, time-expiring tie between... Read more »

Colts QB Andrew Luck can carry team to playoffs

Colts QB Andrew Luck can carry team to playoffs

November 6, 2012
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A few weeks ago, I wrote an article after the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Green Bay Packers 30-27. In a battle of two young yet outstanding quartbacks, we saw Aaron Rodgers, the reigning MVP of the National Football League, take on Andrew Luck, the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and former... Read more »

Tigers now favored to win World Series

Tigers now favored to win World Series

October 24, 2012
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The Fall Classic is finally set: the Detroit Tigers will take on the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 World Series. According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are the favorite to win it all. Of course, this makes perfect sense since they humiliated the New York Yankees in a sweep in the American League Championship... Read more »

Verlander unbeatable in playoffs

Verlander unbeatable in playoffs

October 18, 2012
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The year was 1988, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were in the National League Championship Series against the highly favored New York Mets. The Mets had beaten them 10 out of 11 times that season already, so it was all but impossible for the Dodgers to steal four wins in a best-of-seven series. But the... Read more »

Rushing attacks will carry Jets to more victories

Rushing attacks will carry Jets to more victories

October 17, 2012
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After watching the New York Jets dominate the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday en route to a 35-9 win, I learned a few things about the injury-ridden Jets. They can still play defense despite losing Darrelle Revis, Tim Tebow is the best punt protector in the league and Mark Sanchez is one of the best quarterbacks... Read more »

Giants deserve praise over lowly Jets

Giants deserve praise over lowly Jets

October 9, 2012
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With just three weeks left in the 2012 National Football League regular season, the New York Jets seemed poised to make a run at the playoffs with an 8-5 record following a three-game win streak. On the other hand, the New York Giants were struggling, just barely stealing their seventh win in a three-point... Read more »

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