All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Friday mailbag. And right off the jump I am still fired up about how insanely stupid it was of the Nashville Predators to become the first pro sports franchise ever to endorse an actual political candidate on behalf of the team. So are a ton of you… Read more »

Nashville Predators Endorse Political Candidate In Twitter Video

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Last night the Nashville Predators did something I’ve never seen an American pro sports franchise do — they endorsed a candidate running for political office. The Nashville Predators endorsed a Nashville mayoral candidate in a video with their mascot and their team president and CEO involved. You can watch the video here. Thanks to our… Read more »

Boston Strong: Celtics in Early Control Of East Finals

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The Boston Celtics held serve and maintain home-court advantage as they travel to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead in hand in the Eastern Conference Finals. Let’s check out the odds on the Game 3 matchup on Saturday night and discuss where the series is headed. Boston Strong The Celtics have handled the Cavaliers with… Read more »

The Americans: Season 6, Episode 8 Review

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THE AMERICANS: SEASON 6, EPISODE 8: THE SUMMIT The work never ends. – Claudia The work never ends. – Elizabeth Jennings Moments after putting Erica out of her misery, Elizabeth Jennings has to both console her widower and also get him away from his briefcase in order to photograph important Summit-related documents. At two separate… Read more »

Place Your Bets … It’s (Soon To Be) Legal!

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The Supreme Court recently voted in favor of allowing states to legalize and regulate sports betting in the United States. Let’s take a look at what this all means to the average bettor. End of an Error I guess that headline should read “End of an Era” but the former is far more appropriate than… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. But before we get rolling with the anonymous mailbag, it’s time to get your financial house in order with my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. Right now if you sign up for a mortgage and close out the process by the end of the month, I… Read more »

Westworld: Season 2, Episode 4 Review

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WESTWORLD: SEASON 2, EPISODE 4: THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX You aim to cheat the devil, you owe him at least an offering. – James Delos I’m beginning to think that this whole enterprise was a mistake. People aren’t meant to live forever. – William Coming off its worst episode of the young season, Westworld… Read more »

Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Ban on Sports Gambling

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Back in December I attended the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the state of New Jersey’s quest to strike down a federal prohibition on sports gambling. Immediately after that hearing, based on the questions and answers at oral argument, I Tweeted that I believed the federal prohibition on sports gambling would be struck down by… Read more »

Comparing Fan Tweets from When The Celtics Drafted Terry Rozier To Now

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To the surprise of many, the Boston Celtics are still playing in the NBA postseason. Despite stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving suffering season-ending injuries, Brad Stevens’ young squad beat the Bucks in seven games, then took out the favored Sixers in five.  One of the main contributors to the Celtics success: guard Terry Rozier.… Read more »

Rockets Ready to Roll Over Warriors in West Finals

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It’s the matchup everyone wanted to see, and now it’s a reality as the irresistible force will collide with the immovable object when the reigning champion Golden State Warriors tip off against the top gun in the NBA this season, the Houston Rockets. Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals is Monday in Houston. Clash… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Interview with The Big Lead

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I’m running around this morning at meetings, but this long form interview I did with The Big Lead is done in question and answer style.  Which means it’s effectively a mailbag. So have a happy Friday and enjoy. One bit of news beforehand, by the way, if you’re a VIP member and you want to… Read more »

Caps and Lightning Battle for Eastern Conference Supremacy

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The two division winners in the East will faceoff on Friday night at 8:00 PM ET in Tampa where the Capitals and Lightning will take the first step towards determining who will be the Beast of the East. Let’s break this matchup Eastern Conference Finals matchup down and check out the series odds in order… Read more »

The Americans: Season 6, Episode 7 Review

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THE AMERICANS: SEASON 6, EPISODE 7: HARVEST Thank you for everything. – Philip Jennings Of course. I’m here. Anytime. – Stan Beeman And finally we’ve gotten to it. Within “Harvest,” another outstanding episode this season, nipping on the heels of “The Great Patriotic War” two weeks ago, and in some ways supplanting it, we saw… Read more »

Disney vs. Comcast For Fox Assets: What Happens?

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I am utterly fascinated and transfixed by the battle for 21st Century Fox assets taking place between Disney and Comcast. If you’re interested in media, sports, and business you should be captivated by this story as well because there is so much drama in play and so many potential plot twists and pratfalls between now… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. But before we get rolling with the anonymous mailbag, it’s time to get your financial house in order with my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. Right now if you sign up for a mortgage and close out the process by the end of the month, I… Read more »

NBA Draft Lottery – Ping Pong Balls and Destiny Calls

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Tuesday, May 15, at 8:30 PM ESPN will broadcast the NBA draft lottery, which will determine the order at the top of the 2018 draft. Let’s check out which teams are likely to get the biggest prizes in the draft and, yes, there are odds on it! Draft Lottery Participants There are 14 lottery teams… Read more »

Best of Funny Wikipedia Edits From the Past Few Weeks

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Every few weeks, I will put together a list of some of the most noteworthy Wikipedia edits from that period of time. Here’s today’s list. NOTABLES LEBRONTO After LeBron torched the Raptors for 43 points in Toronto to lead the Cavs to a blowout win in Game 2 of the Cavs/Raptors 2nd Round series, Canada’s… Read more »

Westworld Review: Season 2, Episode 3

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WESTWORLD: SEASON 2, EPISODE 3: VIRTUA FORTUNA This world is just a speck of dust sitting on a much much bigger world. There’s no dominating it. – Bernard This might well be an unpopular opinion, although I have no idea. I’m a Westworld fan, as anyone who read my Season 1 reviews knows. That said,… Read more »

In Defense of Cheerleaders and Cheerleading

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By LARA TRAVIS In a former life, before three children and a husband who requires the care of a toddler, I was an NFL Cheerleader. That’s why recent attacks on cheerleading from many media outlets have struck me as particularly ill-suited; unlike the people writing the articles I’ve actually been on an NFL cheerleading squad… Read more »