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On Donald Sterling, the NBA, Racist Symbols, Easy Victories, and A Wakeup Call That May Continue To Be Unheard

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Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA Tuesday, in an unprecedented move by new commissioner, Adam Silver.  The Los Angeles Clippers owner, a habitually public racist, had long been ready for the gallows and today was the long-past due execution. Continue reading

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Bill Simmons and the Crowdsourcing Crusade Against Racist Donald Sterling

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If you have not seen it, TMZ reported late Friday night that Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, was caught on audio tape making racist comments against black people and specifically, Magic Johnson.

Sterling was arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who just happens to be black and Mexican, about a picture she put up on Instagram with her and Magic Johnson.

The following are select excerpts from the audio that TMZ pulled: Continue reading

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Yasiel Puig and the All-Star Game: Does He Deserve To Make It?

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A hot topic this week has been whether or not Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers phenom, deserves a spot in this month’s All-Star Game.

Many point to just a hot month and a lack of experience as reasons why he should not be allowed to join.

The fact is, Puig deserves to be there. Continue reading

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Matt Harvey Will Definitely Start for the NL in the All-Star Game…Unless One of These Other Guys Do

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He’s on the over of Sports Illustrated.  He has taken New York by storm.  He has drawn comparisons from Tom Seaver to Dwight Gooden to Roger Clemens to Justin Verlander.

He has an ERA of 1.44, 0.73 WHIP, 62 K in 56.1 innings.  He is the Mets pitching phenom, Matt Harvey.

We know he is here to stay – the only question now is, will he start the All-Star Game, taking place at Citifield in July?  He is definitely the favorite, as well as the hometown hero, so it is in the bag, right?  Well, just for kicks, lets throw around a few other names who could be on the mound for that first inning in Flushing, Queens.* Continue reading

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Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan Massacres Brandon Knight with a Monster Alley-Oop Dunk (Video)

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Pistons point guard, Brandon Knight is no more.  Not after what the Clippers DeAndre Jordan did to him, Sunday night.

Knight was left in the middle all alone as the Clips center came rumbling in.  Chris Paul sent up the pass and Jordan posterized Knight. Continue reading

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Knicks Doppelgangers

Many have made the correct assertation that Head Coach Mike Woodson looks like Mr. Potato Head if he had a goatee.  But today, I decided to look at the Knicks and try to come up with a few new lookalikes for people to enjoy.

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The Vicious Circle of Success and Destruction: A History of the Florida and Miami Marlins – Part 1

Every year of my childhood, I spent two weeks in Florida each year with my grandparents.  For whatever reason, I began to have a kinship with the new sports teams that would appear in the South Florida market over those years – specifically the Panthers and Marlins.  While relevant for a few years, the Panthers have lived a fairly mediocre and uneventful existence since 1996.

The Marlins, on the other hand, have been full of success, controversy, and reinvention.  Just this week, once again, Miami was full of change when a mega-deal between the Marlins and Blue Jays commenced sending every Marlin making money to Toronto – including Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson – in return for cheap prospects.

While my following of the team has fallen to being inconsequential over the years, they have always been very intriguing to look into.  They are coming up on their 20th anniversary in 2013, so it is as good of a time as any to look back at the eventful history of the Marlins:

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