The Yankees Are Now All In

The New York Yankees made it well-known that they were not going to be outbid for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole and last night, they brought the Brinks truck, striking a nine-year, $324 million deal with the 29-year-old. For the first time since the 1910s, the Yankees failed to make a single World Series appearance in…

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What Happens to James McCann?

Today, the Chicago White Sox agreed to a four year, $73 million deal with catcher Yasmani Grandal, the largest deal in club history. But what happens now to incumbent catcher James McCann? McCann, 29, joined the White Sox last season after spending his first five seasons with the Tigers and paid immediate for Chicago, making…

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Revisiting “The House of The Devil” 10 Years Later

The Satanic Panic of the late 1970s through the early 1990s gripped waves of PTA-members and home-alone-teens alike. Ten Halloweens ago, director/screenwriter Ty West delivered an often overlooked but amazingly crafted glimpse into the worst fears of a generation that may only now be getting the fanfare it deserved. While social media posts asking for…

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Washington Failed Jay Gruden

After an 0-5 start punctuated by a 33-7 drubbing at home by the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins have fired head coach Jay Gruden. However, given the team’s peripherals, he was never truly given a chance to succeed. Washington entered the week unsure of who would even start at quarterback. Case Keenum was in…

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“Joker” Brings Us the Comic Book Era’s “Taxi Driver”

Four years after fellow comedy director Adam McKay made his dramatic debut with The Big Short, veteran comedy director Todd Phillips finally made his foray into drama with Joker, a gritty thriller that is reminiscent of Martin Scorcese’s 1976 film Taxi Driver. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, a mentally unstable man living in poverty with his mother…

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2020 NFL Mock Draft – Week 4 Edition

Order for the 2020 NFL mock draft is based on current standings. 1. Miami Dolphins – Andrew Thomas (OT/Georgia) I am one of the few who is not sold on Miami moving on so quickly from Josh Rosen. Rosen hasn’t been great, but he has shown flashes of potential and has good ball placement, but…

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2020 NFL Mock Draft – Week 2 Edition

Draft order for the 2020 NFL mock draft based on current standings. 1. Jacksonville Jaguars – A.J. Epensa (EDGE/Iowa) With Nick Foles signing a big deal last spring, quarterback isn’t an option here. Instead, Jacksonville pivots to the pass rush, a position they have invested heavily in, but could lose their star player, Yannick Ngakoue,…

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2020 NFL Mock Draft – Week 1 Edition

Draft order is based on current standings. 1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Andrew Thomas (OT/Georgia) The Jaguars signed Nick Foles to a big deal this summer, so quarterback is unlikely and they have so much talent along the defensive line it is hard to imagine they draft another player. They selected Jawaan Taylor in the second…

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What Does the Stroman Trade Mean for the Mets?

The New York Mets made a splash just ahead of the trade deadline, acquiring Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitchers Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson. The deal comes as a surprise as the Mets were seen as deadline sellers, with the biggest name available being hurler Noah Syndergaard. But the…

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