1. 2011 NFL Schedule: Lockout Fantasy Football Options

    On the 36th day of the NFL lockout, Roger Goodell dangled a carrot in the form of the 2011 NFL regular season schedule...

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  2. Fantasy Baseball Advice: Start 'Em vs Sit 'Em and the Fantasy Panic Button

    A week featuring Tax Day, the start of the NBA Playoffs and the Boston Marathon is hardly the juncture to press the panic button for players underperforming in fantasy. Or so one would think...

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  3. 2011 NBA Playoffs Simulation and Predictions from Whatifsports.com

    Go directly to the 2011 NBA Playoffs Interactive Bracket Despite reaching the summit of the sports world by capturing six titles during the 1990s, the Chicago Bulls spiraled into NBA irrelevancy once the Jordan-Pippen-Jackson reign disbanded...

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  4. Fantasy Baseball Advice: Start 'Em vs Sit 'Em and What's the Deal with Closers?

    What the Fuentes is up with the incompetence of relief pitching in 2011? Baseball jargon designates closers as "firemen" due to their propensity of extinguishing infernos in the later innings of ballgames...

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  5. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions: Could the Boston Bruins Win?

    ** Go directly to Whatifsports.com's 2011 NHL Playoffs Predictions ** The Washington Capitals made our NHL simulation engine look like a fool last postseason. Alex Ovechkin and company were landslide favorites (50...

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  6. Where Does Connecticut Rank Among the Past 25 NCAA Basketball Champions?

    Lost somewhere in the Butler Bulldogs failure to accomplish the main objective of basketball was the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship game. On the flip side of Butler’s 18...

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  7. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Carlos Pena, Elvis Andrus and More Start/Sit Advice

    Historically, baseball is not a sport one would call "friendly" to first-year athletes. The most talented of prospects commonly struggle in "the Show" during their initial go-around...

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  8. Butler Bulldogs vs. Connecticut Huskies: Prediction and Simulation

    This time last year, I was sitting at a coffee shop outside of Indianapolis, chatting with an elderly woman who loved all things basketball. On that night, she was rooting for the Butler Bulldogs to beat Duke...

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  9. NCAA Tournament Final Four 2011 Predictions: Can VCU Finish Their Run?

    Go right to Whatifsports.com's Final Four Predictions The Final Four presents a conundrum that challenges one of sport fandom's fundamental principles: when one's team is absent, pull for the underdog...

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  10. 2011 NCAA Sweet 16: What Happened to Duke, Wisconsin, Jimmer and San Diego St.?

    The Whatifsports.com college basketball simulation engine donned the golden sombrero following Thursday night’s slate of Sweet 16 games. It swung and missed on Duke, Wisconsin, BYU and San Diego State as its projected winners...

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  11. March Madness 2011: What If the 2011 NCAA Tournament Included These Players?

    The "one and done" rule remains basketball's mistress. The fan base, namely college basketball purists who yearn for school pride to mean something again, are astutely aware the taboo relationship exists...

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  12. Darkhorse Sweet 16 Simulation Predictions from Whatifsports.com

    Skip right to Sweet 16 simulation predictions Months of preparation vanished in seconds. Unbelievable twists and turns tugged at the heart. Countless aspirations were crushed...

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  13. Fab Five vs. UNLV Simulation from Whatifsports.com

    In 1994, a documentary was released that followed the lives of two inner-city Chicago basketball players. No matter your ethnicity or cultural heritage, -- if basketball were life and the rest just details the film "Hoop Dreams" spoke to you...

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  14. 2011 March Madness: Last-Minute Predictions From Whatifsports.com

    Regardless of the forecast, the annual WhatIfSports March Madness Bracket Preview piece conjures a common cry of, "Are you idiots CRAZY?!?!" from our loyal readers...

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  15. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: Tourney Simulated 2,001 Times by Whatifsports.com

    Note: Go directly to Whatifsports.com 2011 NCAA Bracket Predictions . The 2011 NCAA basketball tournament features an expanded field of 68 teams, and still a cloud of controversy hovers above...

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  16. NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: Helping You With Your 8 vs. 9 Seed Picks

    When partaking in the ritual of filling out office brackets in March, an individual holds personal convictions to be self-evident...

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  17. 2011 NCAA Tournament Predictions: Are 12 over 5 Seeds a Myth?

    When you fill out your 2011 NCAA basketball brackets, consider your upset selections as "The Manchurian Candidate" meets March Madness...

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  18. Big Ten Basketball Tournament Predictions and Simulations: Ohio State Takes Title

    Jon Diebler walked onto Ohio State's campus four years ago as the all-time leading scorer for Ohio high schools (3,208 points)...

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  19. Big 12 Tournament Predictions and Simulations from Whatifsports.com

    For the first time, Whatifsports.com is providing simulation predictions for the Big East, Big 12 and Big Ten conference basketball tournaments. We hope to expand and include other conference tournament predictions next season...

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  20. 2011 Big East Tournament Predictions and Simulations from Whatifsports.com

    For the first time, Whatifsports.com is providing simulation predictions for the Big East, Big 12 and Big Ten conference basketball tournaments. We hope to expand and include other conference tournament predictions next season...

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  21. 2011 NCAA Tournament: 1-and-Done Rule and Its Effect on March Madness

    The "one and done" rule remains basketball's mistress. The fanbase, namely college basketball purists who yearn for school pride to mean something again, are astutely aware the taboo relationship exists...

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  22. 2011 NBA All-Star Game Prediction From Whatifsports.com

    A common condemnation on the NBA has been the cry of "No defense!" from critics who claim the Association's style lacks the tenacious resistance of the rim found in the amateur ranks...

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  23. Kevin Love's 2010-11 NBA Progress Report

    "The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come...

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  24. 2011 World Series Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies

    For the Fenway faithful, 2010 was a year to forget. Their team battled injuries, bad luck and substandard play en route to a third-place finish in the AL East—the Red Sox’s lowest showing since 2006...

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  25. Cleveland Cavaliers' 25-Game Losing Streak: Worst NBA Team of All Time?

    "Maybe next year" is Cleveland's battle cry. Growing up 30 minutes south of the city referred to as the “Mistake by the Lake,” I can remember listening to the late, great Herb Score calling Indians games on the radio...

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