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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…

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2016 NBA Finals Prediction

This year’s NBA Playoffs have been a tale of two conferences.  The Cleveland Cavaliers faced little resistance in the East on the way to LeBron James’ sixth consecutive NBA Finals appearance.  Tyronn Lue became the first head coach to win his first 10 playoff games, and in doing so, his team swept both…

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Bracket Logic: Optimizing Tourney Pool Success

*Data current prior to 2016 tournament College basketball is a very weird thing. During the regular season, most Americans don’t pay much, if any attention to the sport. However, once March hits, everyone suddenly turns into an expert.   Every wannabe pundit scours the internet, learning every team’s resume to impress…

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Beginner Bracket Tips

March Madness is one of the most exciting sports events of the year. In fact, the first Thursday and Friday of the tournament are my favorite days of the sports year. With an estimated 40 million Americans filling out their brackets annually, it’s almost inevitable that you will have the…

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Join the Top Level Sports Bracket Challenge!

Welcome to the Top Level Sports bracket challenge!  Here’s your chance to prove yourself as an expert March Madness prognosticator by joining the official Top Level Sports tourney pool on Yahoo. Here is the link: Join the Bracket Challenge! There is one important thing to note, however.  I have decided this year…

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March Madness Bracket First Reactions

The 2016 March Madness field has just been announced, and boy is there a lot to talk about.   The selection committee made a number of interesting decisions, and many that I don’t personally agree with. However, with some of the resulting matchups and the widespread parity of this season, you…