Rumors and Rants

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Date registered: August 8, 2011
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  1. Rumors & Rants: Baseball Diplomacy: Hope Comes to Cuba Amid Painful History — March 23, 2016
  2. Rumors & Rants: 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine: Five invitees with Indiana ties — December 14, 2015
  3. Rumors & Rants: Jay Cutler surpasses Sid Luckman in Bears record book — November 10, 2015
  4. Rumors & Rants: It’s about time the Yankees recognized their drinking problem — October 6, 2015
  5. Rumors & Rants: Brewers fire Ron Roenicke ? Who?s Next? — May 4, 2015

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Mar 23

Rumors & Rants: Baseball Diplomacy: Hope Comes to Cuba Amid Painful History

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When Richard Yates’*Revolutionary Road was published in 1961, many critics and readers dismissed it as yet another indictment of the American suburbs, a theme which even then had become trite (amazing how some things don’t change). For years, the best book of Yates’ career was essentially ignored, isolated to a corner of the literary community. …

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Dec 14

Rumors & Rants: 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine: Five invitees with Indiana ties

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Despite its reputation as a basketball state and not having a noteworthy professional-level soccer club until 2014, Indiana has long been a low-key hotbed for soccer talent (see Yeagley, Jerry). So, true to form, *The Hoosier State is once again lining up several potential contributions to the 2016 MLS SuperDraft class. On Friday, Major League …

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Nov 10

Rumors & Rants: Jay Cutler surpasses Sid Luckman in Bears record book

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For the vast majority of NFL teams, “the greatest quarterback in franchise history” played sometime within the last 30 years. The passing game has advanced leaps and bounds in that era, so it makes sense. There are exceptions, of course — you could argue that the Cowboys and Steelers have to go back to the …

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Oct 06

Rumors & Rants: It’s about time the Yankees recognized their drinking problem

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Dating back to the days of The Babe, the biggest tradition in New York Yankees history is winning. And going back just as far, the second-biggest tradition in the Bronx is alcoholism. CC Sabathia is the latest Yankee to be swallowed up by the addiction, but thankfully he has come to that realization before it …

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May 04

Rumors & Rants: Brewers fire Ron Roenicke ? Who?s Next?

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Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was rewarded for his team’s first series win this season by getting fired on Sunday night. Of course, when you’re winning your first series of the season in May, it should be no mystery as to why you’re getting canned. Milwaukee has the worst record in the Majors through 25 …

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Mar 24

Rumors & Rants: Bartolo Colon to start Opening Day for the New York Mets

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Bartolo Colon is going to start on opening day. In the year 2015. That’s a thing that is actually happening. I’ll give you a moment to process that information. Yes, the rotund right hander*will toe the slab on opening day for the New York Mets on April 6 against the Washington Nationals. Colon won the …

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Nov 18

Rumors & Rants: Brock Lesnar ready to return to UFC?

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It seems that every few months we get a headline like the one above, but this time there appears to be some validity to everyone’s favorite mixed martial arts rumor. UFC president Dana White claims that Brock Lesnar is finally fully healthy and interested in returning to the sport. Lesnar is the current WWE World …

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Nov 05

Rumors & Rants: Alfonso Soriano retires from baseball

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Alfonso Soriano, one of the most productive players of his era, retired from baseball on Tuesday night. During a radio interview in his native Dominican Republic, the 38-year-old claimed he no longer felt the desire to continue his career. Soriano said, “I lost the love and passion to play the game. Right now, my family …

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Oct 16

Rumors & Rants: Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III will start when healthy

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Well, so much for the Kirk Cousins train. On Wednesday, Washington head coach Jay Gruden confirmed that once Robert Griffin III is cleared to return from his ankle injury, he will be the team’s starting quarterback. Given the fact that Gruden’s team is 1-5 and that Cousins has struggled badly in two of the last …

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Jul 16

Rumors & Rants: MLB and Fox give no All-Star Game tribute to Tony Gwynn

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Just a month ago the sports world stopped in its tracks*and paid tribute to a great man who left us far too soon. San Diego Padres Hall of Famer*Tony Gwynn lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 16 at the age of 54, and almost exactly a month later, Major League Baseball failed to …

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