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Why Don’t People Watch Baseball?

Major League Baseball is facing a major problem right now. This should be the time of the year that baseball is king. There is no football or basketball or even hockey going on right now. So what’s going on? Why is baseball not king of the sports world? Why are sports fans more interested in NBA free agency than MLB games? Part of this problem has to with the job David Stern and Roger Goodell have done with ...

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Taking Bad Schotz 2013 NFL Mock Drafts

The Taking Bad Schotz staff is claiming that we know a thing or two about how this draft is going to shake out, but in reality nobody knows, not even Mel Kiper Jr....or Sr. So having said that, we have absolutely nothing to lose predicting the entire first round of the 2013 NFL Draft (feel free to comment on the bottom and give us crap for not being consistent with "DJ" and "D.J.".... Quick offensive notes: ...

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Random Athlete of the Day – Orlando Pace

Orlando Pace is a former professional football player who played offensive tackle in the NFL for thirteen seasons. Pace was the first overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played for the Rams for twelve years from 1997 to 2008. He then went on to play for the Chicago Bears in 2009, his last NFL season. Pace started 154 consecutive games and started 165 of the 169 games he played in. [ ...

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Franchise Tag in the MLB?

The NFL deals with a hard cap, which means that teams have to stay under the designated dollar number, or else ‘pay the price’ with fines and/or loss of draft picks. One aspect of the NFL salary debacle that is different than all of the other American sport’s caps is the Franchise Tag. The Franchise Tag is defined as a designation that teams may apply to one player on their roster who would have otherwise b ...

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5 on 5 NFL Roundtable: Divisional Playoff Weekend

With our five writers going each 3-1 last week here is your Divisional Playoff Weekend’s roundtable discussion with Zach Schotz, Eric Huberman, Jason Weingold, Seth Goldberg, and Patrick Keenehan to give you our insight. 1. Choosing out of just the remaining quarterbacks in the playoffs, who would you want in a win or go home situation? Eric Huberman: In a couple of years this answer may be Aaron Rodgers, b ...

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NFL Overtime Thoughts

The overtime period in the NFL is like betting on black or red in roulette, you have a 50/50 chance at winning the coin toss that can decide the game. The NFL changed the rules this year to where only a touchdown or safety wins the game on the first possession, and a field goal can be answered by the opposing team. The change from first-to-score was a small step in the right direction, but it ultimately sti ...

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NFL 1st Half Review and 2nd Half Predictions

1st Half Review We’re a little more than halfway through the regular season in the NFL and teams are beginning to smell the postseason. Well, what did we find out in the first half? 1) The Replacement Referees were a worse idea than making Taken 2. 2) Atlanta is good, I mean their undefeated, but can we honestly trust them to win a playoff game? 3) The Texans and Bears have probably the two best defenses in ...

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