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TLS Bracketology (3/8/17)

Welcome back to another edition of Top Level Sports Bracketology.  Only a few teams in my current field have played since Monday, so not much has changed with the bracket.  A couple more teams locked up automatic bids, and you’ll see all the teams already in the Big Dance in…

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TLS Bracketology (3/6/17)

*Data current prior to St. Mary’s vs. BYU on Monday Night It’s six days until Selection Sunday, but if the committee were to name the 68-team tournament field right now, these are my projections for what it would look like.  First, let’s take a look at the teams in order…

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NBA All-Star Saturday Night Preview and Predictions

What distinguishes the NBA’s All-Star Weekend as the greatest of its kind in professional sports are the Saturday night events: the slam dunk contest, three-point shootout, and skills challenge.  These competitions, played the night before the All-Star Game, regularly produce incredible moments, and are so exciting to watch that their viewership…

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5 Bold NBA 2016-17 Predictions

Tonight marks the start of the 2016-17 NBA Season.  While the Warriors and Cavaliers remain favorites to win their respective conferences and meet each other in what would be the third straight Golden State-Cleveland NBA Finals, many of the finer points of this NBA season remain much less clear.  Here…

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NBA Free Agency Contracts are Insane

“Timofey Mozgov’s agent must be the greatest negotiator of all-time.”  That was my first impression of the Russian center’s new four-year, $64 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the first reported deal of the NBA’s 2016 Free Agency.  Mozgov will be 30 years old by the beginning of…