NCAA Pre-Season Top 25

College football season is approaching, and for the first time in a few years, we have numerous high-profile quarterbacks returning, and a season with no clear favorite, but many strong teams. Here’s our initial top 25 for 2017: 25. Washington State Cougars In a conference with so many heralded quarterbacks, none may be as statistically…

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No, Removing the Statues Isn’t Removing History

One of the common counterarguments surfacing to last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va. is that removing the statues is Orwellian and we can’t just “erase history.” Here’s the thing though – that’s far from the truth. In fact, there are historical artifacts of the Civil War all across our country. There are Civil War museums…

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Report: Blake Bortles Could be Released

After another dismal preseason performance, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles may not have only lost his starting job, but he may have lost his spot on the roster as well. In a column, The Florida-Times Union reporter Ryan O’Halloran hinted that the Jaguars may release Bortles, who was selected third overall in the 2014 NFL…

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“Logan Lucky” is a Poor Man’s “Oceans Eleven”

After a four-year retirement, Steven Soderbergh returned to the director’s chair for Logan Lucky, but his biggest influence for this film was himself. Logan Lucky, a heist film taking place during the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. is strikingly similar to one of Soderbergh’s previous (and probably most famous) film,…

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Look at This Mess of a Box Score

With Travis d’Arnaud making an emergency start at third base, Mets, manager Terry Collins needed to be crafty so that d’Arnaud wouldn’t be exposed. The result is a box score that shows d’Arnaud and Asdrubal Cabrera rotating between second base and third base 22 times.   I can’t stop looking at this. pic.twitter.com/xFJt951qUB — Anthony…

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Let’s Check in on Ereck Flowers

In 2015, the New York Giants selected Ereck Flowers ninth overall, hoping he would become the franchise cornerstone at left tackle. Since then, however, the results have been disastrous and it appears the Giants are in for another long year. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, Flowers is still a “serious concern.” The risk was…

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Creating a New Metric for Quarterbacks

Admittedly, I am a data junkie and I am always looking for a new way to evaluate a player in any sport. This year, I am debuting a quarterback metric I have created. This metric, the quarterback efficiency rating (QER), focuses on several factors that equate to a player’s success: the percentage of his attempts…

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It’s Time for the Yankees to Use a Different Closer

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been anything but lights out lately, and it may be time to consider other options for the ninth inning. Last year, despite missing 45 games to due a suspension, Chapman had one of his best seasons in the majors while splitting time with the Yankees and the Cubs….

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Brand New Announces Fifth Album

Long Island-based alternative outfit has announced “LP5,” their first album since 2009’s “Daisy.” In typical Brand New fashion, the announcement was made in a fashion what was neither clear nor descript post across their social media platforms. Along with the announcement for the album, a presale for the album’s vinyl was made available, which sold…

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