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Apr 21

Moyes out at Man United

Moyes out at Man United

http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2014/4/21/5635926/manchester-united-news-david-moyes-fired

Can’t be surprised at this given the way the season has gone. It’s been well below expectations for United, but this week had to be the final blow. Moyes left Everton to come to Manchester, and all of the United staff and fans saw it as a promotion to the big time. You can’t then finish well below Everton…

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Apr 20

This Week’s Sports Links (weekly)

This Week’s Sports Links (weekly)

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Apr 19

Blue Jackets 4 Penguins 3 in Double OT

Blue Jackets 4 Penguins 3 in Double OT

This is why we watch sports. Every game represents a chance to see something that has never happened before.

Tonight, it was the Blue Jackets winning their first playoff game in team history, a victory that evened the series with the Pens at 1, with game 3 to come at what will surely be a crazy Nationwide Arena.

Congrats! Now to see if my hotel will have the game on Monday night or not. I’m…

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Apr 15

Inside College Sports Bag Men

Inside College Sports Bag Men

It’s a tad long, but you really should go read the article about bag men in the SEC over on SB Nation.

While it specifically talks about SEC schools, I think we all know this sort of thing goes on all over the country. It maybe goes on a little more down here in the South, because I have noticed in my time here that there is a certain attitude about sports in general, but especially college…

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Apr 14

NHL Playoff Preview

Yes, sure, the Islanders aren’t in the layoffs this year, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some great hockey and intriguing story lines to follow.

To whit, will the Blue Jackets get their first ever playoff game victory? Will the Pens self destruct again? Are the Blues the team that flirted with the first seed in the West, or the one that lost their last 6 games? Can anyone on the Avs…

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Did Phil Ivey Cheat or Was the Casino Stupid?

Did Phil Ivey Cheat or Was the Casino Stupid?

Given the description of what Ivey did while playing baccarat at the Borgata Casino, I’d say yes, he did cheat. What he did was actually less ethical than counting cards in blackjack, so if that’s not allowed by the casinos, then this definitely shouldn’t be.

On the other…

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Apr 13

This Week’s Sports Links (weekly)

This Week’s Sports Links (weekly)

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Apr 09

Congrats Blue Jackets Fans

Congrats Blue Jackets Fans

Despite my promise to quit rooting for the Blue Jackets when they moved into the same division, and thus into direct competition, with my Islanders, I am happy for the Jacket fans back in Columbus.

And yes, there’s no way I can miss the significance of the Jackets making the playoffs and having their best season ever after I stop rooting for them.

Maybe it was me all those years.

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Apr 06

This Week’s Sports Links (weekly)

This Week’s Sports Links (weekly)

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Apr 03

This Criticism of Daniel Murphy is Insane

This Criticism of Daniel Murphy is Insane

Http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/04/03/daniel-murphy-takes-criticism-over-paternity-leave-in-stride/

The guy took 3 days, and missed two games, to be at the birth of his first child and help his wife in the immediate aftermath, and somehow the culture of sports finds this to be totally unacceptable?

There is something seriously wrong in the sports culture when this is even questioned. I was…

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