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    The Trend of Sitting Bowl Games To Protect NFL Futures Will Continue to Grow

    Jan 3 • NCAA, NFL • 159 Views

    We are in the midst of bowl season, the icing on the cake for college football each year.

    College football could very well be the best product strictly speaking about sports on the market right now with how it is presented to the fans. Each week the season is on the line unlike any other sports out there. 

    With the major pro sports, teams can suffer long losing streaks and go on to win championships or even lose consecutive games and still win a series.

    The only other sport comparable in that regard would be college basketball (March Madness) because it’s one and done however that last a few weeks not months and still the regular season isn’t as important. 

    In college football one or two losses can keep you from even competing for a championship and in some cases even going undefeated isn’t enough (Western Michigan). With all of this at stake a new phenomenon is happening that could possibly dim the awe and shine usually surrounding the college football bowl games.

    Two huge stars in the college football world Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey have chosen to sit out the final game of the season for their respective teams. Both players happen to be running backs, all positions in football are physical however this position may experience the most stress on the body. 

    Both of these players are exceptional at what they do and are expected to be taken high in the NFL draft a few months from now.

    These players have dealt with big injuries in the past and are not willing to risk injury again as their teams are only eligible for lower level bowl games and no playoff. It’s been reported their teammates and coaches are okay with it but some fans do not like the door this opens up. If  your favorite team was headed for a big game and the star quarterback was projected as a top NFL pick and chose to sit out how would you feel? Does it end here or do pro athletes continue the new trend?

    If your team is 0-12 and your star linebacker in a contract season decides to shut it down because they are not playoff bound how would it affect you? 

    If they are injury prone would it matter? Isn’t every athlete injury prone? After witnessing grueling injuries to Jake Butt, Adoree Jackson, and Keller Chryst during bowl season, players in the future will likely follow the footsteps of Fournette and McCaffery. Once upon a time players used bowl games to showcase their talent. With the inflation of meaningless games, its become an exhibition-like matchup, that’s worth skipping.  

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    Video: Warriors Klay Thompson scores 60 points in 29 minutes versus Pacers

    Dec 6 • NBA • 256 Views

    If you live on the east coast you probably were sleep or maybe watching that snoozer of the Monday Night Football game between the Colts and the Jets, or maybe you were tuned in, but for those who weren’t I’m posting the Klay Thompson show below in this post. He scored 60 points in 29 minutes against the Indiana Pacers on a soft Monday night.

    Check out Jon B’s, Klay’s performance.

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    Video: Karl Anthony Towns does Embiid and Luwawu-Cabarrot dirty

    Nov 18 • NBA • 429 Views

    The Minnesota Timberwolves Karl Anthony Towns wasn’t playing any games with the Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot on Thursday night. First Towns pump faked Embiid out of his shoes and then he put Luwawu-Cabarrot on a poster. I know Towns is 7 foot tall, but the skill it took for him to complete this whole process could be an article by itself.

    Check out the play that had the internet hype last night.

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  • Video: Tony Romo gracefully talks about his role on the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott

    Nov 16 • NFL • 242 Views

    For years the running joke on the Internet has been Tony Romo and Dallas Cowboys fans would cringe when their star quarterback would get injured because I would replace him and they wouldn’t win ( joke but I’ll take the check). This year when Romo got hurt they replaced him with Dak Prescott and haven’t looked back. The writing is on the wall that this is Prescott’s team now, but it was good that Romo didn’t take to the media to show his displeasure.

    Check out the video and let us know your thoughts.

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    Video: Kansas Frank Mason buries Duke in last seconds

    Nov 16 • NCAA • 191 Views

    Kansas Jayhawks guard Frank Mason was strapped with foul trouble in the first half, but in the second half he made the play of the game. Tied at 75, Mason made a pull up jump shot to seal the win for the Jayhawks beating the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils.

    Check out the play.

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  • May 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA;  Philadelphia 76ers former guard Allen Iverson before the start of game six against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

    Watch: Allen Iverson Takes A Shot At The Mannequin Challenge

    Nov 14 • NBA • 215 Views

    With the mannequin challenge taking over social media, many have partaken in the creative concept. To be honest, I am a fan of it. I think it’s pretty cool, and it takes some talent. I know if I partook in it, I would be Harlem shaking just as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did in his attempt to join the wave.

    Since the challenge has become a phenomenon, several NBA players, college teams, and celebrities have been seen in the national spotlight because of it. To no surprise, the challenge made its way to an NBA arena, and it happened to occur when Allen Iverson was present.

    The video basically entails that when you are Allen Iverson, you do what the hell you want to do.

    As you would have thought, Iverson remained true to himself while people next to him stood motionless as the camera glanced over the cluster of people. At first, Bubba Chuck appeared confused, but when the camera inched near him, he gave the camera some entertainment.

    The video explains Iverson to a tee. It continues to show that no matter what trends people join, Iverson will stand out, because he is his own person.

    If you missed the hilarious video, check it out below.

    All Hail, A.I.

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    Believeland: The Blessing and The Curse

    Nov 14 • MLB, NBA, NFL • 326 Views

    By: Jasmine Lewis/@all_thatJas
    There are no fans quite like diehard Cleveland fans. Now that may be the Northeast Ohio heritage coming out of me, but nothing and no one can convince me otherwise.

    Got a problem… fight me! Now that, that’s out of the way, THERE ARE NO FANS QUITE LIKE DIEHARD CLEVELAND FANS. It takes a special kind of commitment, tenacity and resilience to allow yourself to be heartbroken year after year after year after year.

    For much of our existence in the sports world, heartbreak has been our reality. We had the Cavs, our super annoyingly long-term relationship; we loved them, but it seemed the longer we were together, the further away the idea of a ring got. We had the Browns and Indians, our age-old marriage; we had our honeymoon phase, even our glory years if you will, but had no hopes of seeing a rekindle anytime soon.

    And we had the Lake Erie Monsters; our new fling. It seemed fun but unsure if it was genuine and if anything would come of it. In a nutshell, if Cleveland sports were relationships, we would need counseling and plenty of it. As if we weren’t already in a perpetual state of hopelessness, ESPN broadcasted it to the entire world in the “30 for 30: Believeland”. The laughing stock of Ohio became the laughing stock of the country.

    And then something amazing happened. 2016! There was an avalanche of blessings in Cleveland. Euclid native, Stipe Miocic became the UFC heavyweight champion. The record season holding, championship defending, first ever unanimous MVP having, Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against none other than the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    After 46 years and the heartbreaking “Decision”, we finally got a chip. The Lake Erie Monsters won the Calder Cup. We were at an all-time high, basking in the glory of successful sports stories. And then NFL season started. The Browns were being even more Brown-esque than usual. Started the season winless. (Still winless, btw.) We were willing to sacrifice them for the Cavs championship we won a few months prior.

    But the Cleveland Indians… boy oh boy, did the Indians shock us all. October 19, we had a 3-1 lead against the Toronto Blue Jays and we showed Golden State what you do with a 3-1 lead. We closed it out to go onto the World Series. The only thing better than a Cavs championship is a Cavs championship and an Indians championship in the same year. So we watched… and we watched, after four games, we were up 3-1.

    No sweat, we already proved we knew what to do with the 3-1 lead. But something happened. Those blessings dried up. I don’t know if it was karma for all of the 3-1 jokes we had made since June 19 or maybe the sports gods knew Cleveland would spontaneously combust if we got another chip this year, but we blew it.

    We. Blew. It. We blew a 3-1 lead. The Cavs came back from a 3-1 lead and the Indians blew a 3-1 lead, in the same year. The pain was painful.

    That’s obvious. But at least this year we got to experience more than pain, we experienced joy and then pain. We are coming for 2017 with everything we have.

    No matter the outcome, any game, any sport, we won’t stop believing. We are believers and Cleveland is The Land we love. Believeland: the Blessing and the Curse.

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    Video: Iowa beats #3 Michigan 14-13 on late field goal

    Nov 13 • NCAA • 257 Views

    The Iowa Hawkeyes upset the #3 Michigan Wolverines at home last night when Keith Duncan hit a 33 yard field goal. 

    Iowa handed Michigan their first loss of the season and became bowl eligible in the process. 

    Check out the kick that landed the upset.

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    Video: Pitt stuns Clemson with late field goal

    Nov 12 • NCAA • 187 Views

    #2 Clemson was stunned at home versus Pittsburgh 43-42. After Chris Blewitt hit a 48 yard field goal. The win made Pitt bowl eligible and will possibly make Clemson’s playoff hopes cloudy.

    Check out the kick.

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    Audio: Gregg Popovich and Stan Van Gundy speak out on Donald Trump being elected President

    Nov 12 • NBA, Other • 197 Views

    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is a man of few words so when speaks a lot of people listen. Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has never held his tongue in his years in the NBA.

    Check out their audio speaking about Donald Trump being elected president of the United States.

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