1. Walt Frazier – May Vintage Athlete of the Month

    Imagine if you played the best game of your career to lead your team to victory in the seventh game of an NBA Championship Series, and yet, when historians discuss the game you get ...

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  2. Great Upsets in NBA Playoff History

    What annually makes the NBA Playoffs exciting is that unlike the regular season, where hot and cold streaks tend to even out, success in the post season necessitates being able to turn it on at the right moment...

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  3. LeBron James: Will He Be Like Mike?

    At a time when all focus should be on the exciting NBA Playoffs, it is interesting that fans and the media alike seem to have one eye focused on the current playoffs and the other on an event that is still 14 months away...

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  4. Small Schools Still Have an Impact on the NFL Draft

    As teams prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft, scouts and analysts have scoured the country to find the college football players who can provide an immediate impact for the 32 teams competing to reach Super Bowl XLIV next February...

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  5. NFL Draft Late Round “Diamonds in the Rough”: The Top 30 Small College “Gems” of All-Time

    With the NFL Draft approaching, much talk has centered on whether teams can find the next Tom Brady (2000-6th Round, Patriots) or Terrell Davis (1995-6th Round, Broncos)...

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  6. Cincinnati Reds Looking For Results In 2009

    After spending the last few years rebuilding their minor league system, the Cincinnati Reds are ready to reap some of the rewards for their efforts in 2009...

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  7. Isiah Thomas: The Latest Bigtime Coach Looking for Success at a Smalltime School

    You can now add the name of former NBA player, coach, and executive Isiah Thomas to the long list of “big time” coaches who have retreated to the perceived safety of non-major college basketball to try and rehabilitate a damaged reputation...

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  8. What Does "Best Ever" Mean?

    Over the last couple weeks, I have started following and submitting material to the web site “Bleacher Report”...

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  9. Atlanta Braves Looking for Rebound Season in 2009

    Following their worst season since Bobby Cox became the manager in 1990, all signs point to the Atlanta Braves returning to their typical spot near the top of the National League East in 2009...

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  10. What Does Hot Start Mean for the Baltimore O's?

    With victories in five of their first seven games, including series wins over the Yankees and Rays, it has been a good start to the 2009 season for the Baltimore Orioles...

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  11. Gary Player Finally Ending Battle Against Father Time, Playing In Final Masters

    The announcement that Gary Player will be making his final appearance at the Masters in 2009 is just another reminder even great golf champions can’t outrun Father Time forever...

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  12. Florida Marlins Season Preview: Can Talent Trump Experience?

    Considering that only the Red Sox and Yankees have won as many World Series titles in the last 12 years, you might think the young and talented Florida Marlins would be considered a trendy sleeper pick for a playoff run this season...

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  13. Orioles Sewing the Seeds for Future Success

    After more than a decade of consistent losing, fans of the Baltimore Orioles are ready for the team to stop looking toward the future, and instead start winning some baseball games...

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  14. Henry Aaron: Celebrating the Greatness of Hammerin' Hank

    Given how much emphasis sports put on championships, it may seem a little strange that the most significant home run in Major League Baseball history was not hit during the month of ...

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  15. Opening Day Doesn't Bring Same Hope for All Teams

    With Opening Day of the 2009 baseball season just around the corner, it is time for the obligatory comments about how the start of the season is so great, because every team starts at the same place, with a renewed sense of optimism and hope...

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  16. Something is Rotten in Denver

    Isn’t it amazing how quickly things have changed in Denver? Seems like just yesterday that the Denver Broncos were considered one of the more stable franchises in the NFL with ...

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  17. Boog Powell - April Vintage Athlete of the Month

    This month I am introducing a new regular feature, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month. The purpose of this monthly post will be to celebrate and re-visit the accomplishments of notable athletes from past generations...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 1,061 reads 0 comments