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The NFL Anthem Controversy Is Bad Business

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In March of 1996 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, a Denver Nuggets guard, refused to stand for the national anthem before his team’s NBA game. League reprisal was swift, Rauf was suspended indefinitely and fined nearly $32,000, the amount he was paid per game. Abdul-Rauf, who had played college basketball at LSU as Chris Jackson before converting to… Read more »

Golden Knights A Team of Destiny?

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The Vegas Golden Knights will attempt to do something no other expansion franchise in American professional sports has ever done or dreamed of doing: win a world championship. Below we discuss why this rags-to-riches story may indeed have a Cinderella ending in the Stanley Cup Finals vs. Washington. Game 1 is Monday in Sin City.… Read more »

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

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There’s plenty of good to be found in Solo, but there’s also some bad to be discovered. While that’s always going to be true about virtually anything, as it’s all imperfect, it’s the way reviews must be written. Thus, after viewing Solo on Monday, my feeling is best described in the cheesiest way imaginable… I… Read more »

Time Is Now For Washington Capitals?

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The Washington Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup for just the second time ever after a grueling seven-game battle with the Lightning and will face off against the most epic Cinderella team of all time when they meet the Vegas Golden Knights. Let’s discuss why the Caps will end this Sin City fairytale and take… Read more »

The Americans: Season 6, Episode 9 Review

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THE AMERICANS: SEASON 6, EPISODE 9: JENNINGS, ELIZABETH Is there anything I should know as an FBI agent about the Jennings family? Anything about them that concerns you? – Stan Beeman What a terrific final season this has been for The Americans. If you recall back to my reviews down the stretch of Season 5,… Read more »

ESPN Spends $1.5 Billion On UFC As Fox Opts For WWE Instead

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New ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro has inherited a tough job. ESPN is losing millions of cable subscribers a year as rights fees increase for sports broadcasts. As if that weren’t enough, the ESPN brand has been significantly damaged, if not irreparably damaged, by the the network’s embrace of far left wing politics to the exclusion… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag to zap all your work productivity. But before we get rolling here, I want to tell you this, do you have way too much credit card debt? If you do, and you own your own home, you need to contact my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan… Read more »

CFL Knocks & Manziel Answers

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Johnny Manziel is no longer unemployed. The former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns will be plying his trade as a Hamilton Tiger-Cat in the CFL (assuming he makes the team). Let’s discuss Manziel’s prospects and a few prop bets being offered on his tenure in the Great White North.… Read more »

The Ramifications of WWE SmackDown to FOX

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The professional wrestling industry just changed, folks. The old model for virtually every promotion in history has always been to use television to build the big money matches for Pay Per View, but that’s now over… …at least for WWE. There are many unanswered questions about WWE’s agreement with Fox, and we’re not going to… Read more »

WWE Smackdown to Fox on Friday Nights Per Reports

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Well, I didn’t know who was going to end up snagging the WWE’s television package of rights, but I knew the price was going to go up a ton because the WWE’s television content was woefully undervalued. I’ve been telling you this was likely to be the case for a couple of years now and… Read more »

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 »