Jul 14

The Houston Rockets have badly whiffed on the offseason. So far.

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If Houston Rockets fans don’t think of what could have been, then they should be just fine. That takes a special kind of mind-warp, though. That’s some sort of cognitive dissonance at its absolute finest. For a while there, it appeared as if the Houston Rockets were well on their way toward fielding a starting …

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Jul 14

Jeff Pearlman: Women in sports media: intelligence and talent lose out—yet again

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A true professional. Just learned from this Richard Deitsch piece that Pam Oliver, the excellent, intelligent, informed Fox Sports NFL stalwart, will no longer serve as the network’s top sideline reporter. She has been replaced by Erin Andrews. Glub. Anyone who has worked in sports media long enough knows what this is. And it sucks. …

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Jul 14

Phil Mickelson once drank a $40,000 bottle of wine out of the Claret Jug

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Phil Mickelson has been known to do some crazy things after a win. Well during his British open press conference today, Mickelson revealed what he did to celebrate last year’s win. Mickelson told reporters that after last year’s win, a friend dumped a $40,000 bottle of Romanee-Conti and he drank it out of the Claret …

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Jul 12

The Sports Bank.net: Cleveland Browns Training Camp, Season Preview

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With the NFL, there’s always a demand for discussion. In America, the NFL slaughters everything, while all other leagues are merely a niche sport. Even*college football, which clearly comes in second, is a very distant second. Anyway, let’s get this party started. We continue the never too early season preview series with the Cleveland Browns. …

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Jul 12

TROY: Bulls Fans, Breathe a Sigh of Relief ? Carmelo Anthony is Staying with the Knicks

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I saw somebody use this (upcoming) logic on a forum recently: The Chicago Bulls’ offensive output is anemic,*ergo the addition of Carmelo Anthony*equals points (paraphrased). That’s the logic of the typical NBA fan who idealizes the real life game by conflating it with a video game mentality. In real life, it doesn’t work that way. …

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Jul 11

LeBron: I’m coming back to Cleveland

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Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their …

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Jul 10

The Sports Bank.net: Mark Emmert makes desperate attempt to preserve NCAA model

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NCAA President Mark Emmert said yesterday thatr college athletes should receive “scholarships for life.” Emmert also told a United States Senate panel that scholarships should also cover the full cost of attending college, not just the basic needs. Well, it’s the correct thing to do. He’s finally showing movement, albeit very slowly, in the right …

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Jul 08

BTB: BTB Mailbag: Is Parity Bad For The NFL?

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Once again, we dip into the BTB Mailbag to answer one of our readers’ questions. Today, we address the question of parity in the NFL, looking to other, less parity-driven leagues for answers. From Dave Silliman: “Do you think the outspoken, win-by-all-means fans will undermine or halt the positive progress this team is undergoing? The …

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Jul 08

The Sports Bank.net: Manchester United kit deal: Adidas replacing Nike

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It was previously thought that Manchester United were close to agreeing on a major deal with German sportswear manufacturers Adidas. The agreement to manufacture the Manchester United kit was potentially a world record £60 million per year. The Daily Mail said on May 7th*that Adidas is “in pole position to clinch a world record kit …

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Jul 08

Rumors & Rants: Would it be better for the Yankees if CC Sabathia retired?

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Just a few years ago New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. Now, at 33 years old, there is a chance his career will never get back on track. But would it actually be better for the Yankees if Sabathia wound up retiring?*Some experts seem to think …

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