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July 24, 2020 - 12:57 am
The NBA has never, and may never see a season go the way 2020 did ever again. Perhaps the most anticipated season in a decade due to the amount of teams that could realistically win a championship, got all the way to March with that same state of the league being the case. Then the coronavirus...
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July 22, 2020 - 11:26 am
It wasn't that long ago that I wanted nothing to do with fantasy football. Looking back I don't even remember what it was I didn't like about it. I know at least that I had no appreciation for the variety of formats that exists. I think I felt that there was too much luck in it. In short, everybody...
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July 21, 2020 - 4:46 pm
As someone who covers the Buffalo Sabres day-to-day, the Toronto Maple Leafs' existence in the last four years sounds like a dream. Four seasons in a row the Leafs have made the playoffs, led by elite level talents like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and more recently John Tavares. However, with...
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July 21, 2020 - 1:02 am
In a response to the outcry of many star players across the NFL this past weekend, the league has now become open to the idea of canceling the preseason all together this August to keep players safe during the ongoing pandemic. Per source, the league today offered the union zero preseason games. A...
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July 17, 2020 - 2:11 pm
I'm a hockey nerd. So are a few of my friends. We have a big place in our hearts for Dominic Moore, the perfect fourth-line center who lasted 15 years in the NHL while averaging about the same number of points per season. As he often does, Moore came up in one of our recent conversations. Wait, he...
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July 17, 2020 - 1:20 pm
What happens when you are bound by 150 years of tradition, yet face a new challenge that has no known answers? What happens when your structure prevents the very solution you're seeking? These are the philosophical questions that face college football in attempting to return during the COVID-19...
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July 17, 2020 - 10:55 am
What's in a name? When it comes to sports venues, it doesn't mean much with respect to win and losses on the field. But it can nonetheless be a hotly debated subject, since stadiums are part of social and political life for fans in a way that the players on the field are not. Stadiums stand as...
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July 17, 2020 - 10:00 am
With training camp on the horizon (at least that's the plan for right now--anything can change in the age of COVID), now seems like an ideal time to take inventory of the league's current landscape. If my years covering football have taught me anything, it's that the NFL's divisional pecking order...
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July 15, 2020 - 9:36 am
I've been wanting to write this piece for a while now. I don't know about you, but I've doubled down on my movie favorites anytime they've become available the last four months; watching Rocky all the way through to Creed II several times would be my most consistently obsessive example. Same for...
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July 08, 2020 - 2:24 pm
Every fiber of my being wanted to just write "You can't." and have that be this entire piece. In essence, that's what the present answer is when fans and media in other NHL markets ask the question: "What would it take to get Jack Eichel?" In fairness though, I understand all of it. If I were in...
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