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Dubsism

This is why the National Hockey League is screwed.

I’m a big hockey fan, and I know I’m missing the game, but I also know that if Commissioner Gary Bettman would work on settling this shit rather than worrying about the remnants of his reputation, they might actually be hockey being played.

Now, if you are a hockey fan, you are already pretty much fucked, because life sucks when your favorite sport is locked out. Can you imagine what would be happeing in this country if the NFL were cancelling regular-season games?

Now, imagine you are a hockey fan, your sport is locked-out, and you live in Columbus, Ohio. If you’ve never been to Columbus, picture Cleveland without the glamour. In other words, there’s only three things to do in Columbus:

  1. Watching the Columbus Blue Jackets lose
  2. Knob-Slobbing Urban Meyer (or whoever is currently cheating at Ohio State)
  3. Drinking to…

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If you are a fan of the show Family Guy, here’s a bit of trivia for you. What was the name of the team Peter Griffin was traded to after he blew his shot with the New England Patriots. The answer: The London Sillinannies.

Why does that matter?

Because despite what Kommissar Roger Goodell wants you to believe, the Sillinannies are as close to a home National Football League as London is going to get.

The NFL has been having this European dream for two decades now.  At first, there was a developmental league intended to grow the interest in American football in Europe. The World League of American Football (WLAF) provided a quality product; after all it existed in various incarnations off and on from 1990 to 2007. Known not so affectionately in the U.S. as the “We Laugh,: the WLAF morphed into the World League, and finally…

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This Is It

Well, here we go.

We’re about to embark on another NBA season in which the San Antonio Spurs prove everyone wrong again.

Is this the year that they finally lose 35 games? Probably not.

That was supposed to be last year  two years ago, but they ended up being good still.

Last season, Tony Parker put up MVP caliber numbers and stunned us all. But I don’t know why we didn’t expect it in the first place. Its the Spurs.


They just win. They restock and retool every year and find a way to make it into the top three teams of the west. They’ll probably do the same thing this year.

When you’re talking about a boring, under the radar team the Spurs are the perfect example. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker. They can all ball. They just do it in San Antonio.

This team…

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The New Era Has Begun

The Phoenix Suns finally let go of Steve Nash this offseason.

It was about time for both sides to move on for each other’s sake. The Suns weren’t going to be in contention again any time soon and they weren’t going to have any players to build around either.

This was for the best interest of the organization and the player. In the offseason they addressed the point guard situation quickly–before Nash was even out.

They drafted Kendall Marshall who is a pass first point guard from out of North Carolina.

Marshall is slated to be the backup in Phoenix behind Goran Dragic. Dragic makes his return to Phoenix after once being the heir-apparent to Nash a few years ago.

Last season Dragic played for the Rockets and put up massive numbers over a short time period. He put up the same numbers that…

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Wounded Wolves

There are a lot of high expectations for this Timberwolves team this season. They were very competitive last season initially.

This enthusiasm and competitiveness died down after Ricky Rubio tore his ACL. They were playing .500 basketball at that point and vying for the last playoff spot in the west.

For an offense that has a lot of players who struggle to create shots for themselves losing Rubio was a huge blow.

Rubio paired with a top 10 player in Kevin Love is something that teams fear–the Wolves will go into the season without both of them though.

Ricky Rubio isn’t fully recovered from the ACL tear that he suffered from in March and is going to need a few more months until he’s ready to be back on the floor again.

Kevin Love reportedly broke his hand doing fist push-ups and will be out for five to…

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Shaky Ankles

The Golden State Warriors have experienced their lot of troubles over the last few seasons, but none equal that of Stephen Curry’s ankles.

This may be the most frustrating thing in the NBA right now. With all of the talent that Stephen Curry possesses he can’t stay on the floor because of these ankle issues.

It seems like no amount of tape or no special shoe can even help at this point. He just hasn’t been able to make it work for him.

This was after playing in 70+ games in each of his first two seasons. These ankle injuries are just coming out of nowhere. You hope that they won’t call for any major surgery on them that will hamper Curry’s return or production.

The Golden State Warriors are very high on the talent that Curry has–and they should be. They trust in his capabilities enough for…

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