Portland TrailBlazers: A Playoff Cinderella?

No, Portland is not a playoff Cinderella this year. The Blazers deserve to be in the Western Conference Finals and would even be deserving of an NBA Finals bid. Led by Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, Portland has proven all year that they are capable of what they are doing currently. Missing Piece For the…

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NHL: Where do the Leafs go now?

After a Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins in the first round for the second straight season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in a tough spot. They have two players earning over $10 million dollars next year (Matthews, Tavares) and possibly a third player when rising superstar Mitch Marner signs a contract extension this…

NFL: NFC South Team Needs

The NFC South is one of the more stable divisions in the NFL. All of the four teams have a Quarterback that has been with the team for a while. Aside from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers undergoing a change at Head Coach, there haven’t been any recent regime changes either. But in the 2019 NFL…

NBA: Top 5 players this season

As another NBA regular season winds down, MVP discussions start to heat up while the top five players are voted on. Here are five guys that will be on the tips of everyone’s tongues this month. Stephen Curry Win Shares 8.8 Year after year Stephen Curry is the most efficient scorer in the league. After…

MLB: The Angels Pulled Off Highway Robbery

The greatest player in all of baseball just got robbed ladies and gentlemen by the Los Angeles Angels of all teams. MLB insider, Jeff Passan, broke the news that Mike Trout reached a deal worth $430 million for the next 12 seasons with the Halos. This is the biggest heist since Jerry Reinsdorf when he…

NBA: Is Joe Johnson a Hall of Famer?

Joe Johnson had a weird career in the grand scheme of things. That is exactly what makes answering the question wether he belongs in the Hall of Fame so tough. Is Joe Johnson a HOF’er? #NBA — Unfiltered Access (@UnfilteredAXS) January 17, 2019 Career Averages One thing that the Basketball Hall of Fame has shown…

MLB: Why Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are Still Free Agents

As the World Series champagne was being passed around in the visiting Boston Red Sox locker room at Chavez Ravine, the baseball world had already begun discussing the 2019 free agent class. With household names like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Dallas Keuchel, and Craig Kimbrel all expecting deals of upwards of $200 million, it was…

NFL: Mike Brown’s Ineptitude is Holding the Bengals Back

The Cincinnati Bengals snapped a five-game losing steak against an incompetent Oakland Raiders team. Hooray. They are now 6-8, but dead last in the AFC North. A couple weeks ago, they lost by two scores to the Cleveland Browns, who were fired up to play against their old coach in Hue Jackson. Jackson went an abysmal 3-36-1…

NCAA: Power 5 Championship Weekend Preview

It all comes down to this. With Notre Dame finishing undefeated, there are likely just three more playoff spots left, and a lot of teams are vying for them. Those spots will likely be decided by this weekend’s championship games. ACC Championship Clemson has predictably rolled against ACC play (save the Syracuse game), but it…

Week 13 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

With Christmas around the corner and the Fantasy Football playoffs on deck for the vast majority of leagues, Week 12 gifted players a healthy handful of waiver wire opportunities. From crucial suspensions to critical injuries, you could be coming into Week 13 with a hole in your squad, or an advantage against your opponent. Get…