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Predicting the (sporting) futures of Mad Men’s characters

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television dramas of this or any other era, came to an end on Sunday night. And with the exception of Betty Draper, every primary character on the show has a fairly open slate as they dive headlong into the 1970s. Unless creator Matthew Weiner ...

News Flash: Jeff Loria remains terrible to work for

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

When the Brewers fired Ron Roenicke a couple weeks ago, we speculated as to who would be the next big-league manager to get the axe. Foolishly, we cut our list of speculation short of Marlins manager Mike Redmond. Though the Marlins weren't off to the start they are capable of ...

Bulls go down in flames; is Thibodeau next?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

With their backs up against the wall against the Cavaliers on Thursday night, the Bulls looked like the fat and/or skinny kid in dodgeball. Despite Cleveland missing two of its top three players -- one of them for the entire series -- Chicago proved to be a much easier out ...

Meet David Blatt, bold fighter pilot

Monday, May 11th, 2015

A day after committing a pair of decisions that would have been characterized as "boners" back in the day when they weren't just a thing in your pants, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was on the defensive trying to justify his actions against the Bulls late in Game 4 of ...

KYLE FARNSWORTH IS PLAYING FOOTBALL

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

  Some of us take a bit longer than others to find our true calling in life. Perhaps Kyle Farnsworth fits that bill. Farnsworth, who spent 16 years in the Major Leagues pitching for 11 teams -- 10 if you count his two separate stints with the Braves as one team, but ...

Brewers fire Ron Roenicke — Who’s Next?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was rewarded for his team's first series win this season by getting fired on Sunday night. Of course, when you're winning your first series of the season in May, it should be no mystery as to why you're getting canned. Milwaukee has the worst record in ...

Rockets dead horse emoji doesn’t go over so well

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Sports teams try to use Twitter as a way to be edgy and funny since younger fans tend to use that medium, and it's old peoples understanding that young people enjoy things that are edgy and funny. Some teams, the Los Angeles Kings and Atlanta Hawks being among the most notable, ...

Kris Bryant off to strong start in first week

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Last Friday, Kris Bryant made the most hyped debut in Major League Baseball since pitcher Stephen Strasburg was called up by the Nationals in 2010. (Must be something about playing your college ball in San Diego). From an offensive standpoint, Bryant's first game was a flop -- he went 0-for-4 with ...