1. 2013 NBA Finals Prediction: Miami Heat Edge San Antonio Spurs

    For those that view the Miami Heat as insipid soldiers of fortune, one couldn't ask for better protectors of basketball's esprit de corps than the San Antonio Spurs ...

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  2. 2013 NCAA Basketball: National Championship Power Rankings

    2013 Louisville vs. Every Champion Since 1985 Rank Team Win % Avg. PPG Simulate vs. Louisville 1 2000-01 Duke Blue Devils 90.2 96.3 SimMatchup > 2 1995-96 Kentucky Wildcats 85...

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  3. 2013 NCAA Basketball Championship Prediction: Louisville Cuts Down the Nets

    A quick review of Louisville's and Michigan's statistical DNA for the 2013 season suggests a tightly contested matchup on Monday night in Atlanta. Here's a quick rundown of the head-to-head season averages: PPG: MICH – 75...

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  4. 2013 Final Four Predictions: Louisville and Syracuse the Favorites

    The Florida Gators were absolutely manhandled by the Michigan Wolverines in their Elite Eight matchup on Sunday. The Wolverines opened up the game on a 13-0 run and never looked back...

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  5. 2013 Big Ten Tournament Predictions: Can Anyone Stop Indiana?

    The Big Ten conference has been called boring and outdated during football season, but when it comes to basketball they’re as exciting as SEC football games...

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  6. 2013 Pac-12 Tournament Predictions: Arizona the Team to Beat

    The final two games of UCLA's regular season were the crystal clear definition of microcosm. The Bruins lost to Washington State at Pullman for the first time in 20 years (1993!!) ...

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  7. 2013 Big East Tournament Predictions: Louisville the Favorite

    In principle, the Big East Tournament will take place next season in its familiar backdrop of basketball’s mecca, Madison Square Garden...

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  8. The Great Debate: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

    Happy 50th, MJ . Michael Jordan celebrates the big 5-0 on Sunday. The milestone, coupled with the caliber of play recently submitted by Miami Heat star LeBron James , has renewed the debate over which is the more talented player...

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  9. Super Bowl XLVII Prediction: 49ers over Ravens

    The rise of Colin Kaepernick , the departure of Ray Lewis and something about a sibling rivalry. Narratives are never in short supply for the Super Bowl, and this year's big game in the Big Easy is no exception...

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  10. NFC Conference Championship Pick: 49ers over Falcons

    San Francisco 49ers fans still have the 2012 NFC Championship game fresh in their minds. Kyle Williams ' second fumbled punt handed the Giants prime real estate and Lawrence Tynes booted New York into the Super Bowl...

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  11. 2013 AFC Conference Championship Pick: Patriots over Ravens

    Aside from the "No one believes in us!" card, no sentiment is as universal in the football realm as the concept of revenge. It's proven to be an effective battle cry for teams, and with good reason...

    Jake Westrich Written by Jake Westrich about over 1 year ago 2,258 reads 11 comments

  12. 2012 College Football National Championship Power Rankings

    Using our college football simulation engine , we placed Alabama in a round-robin tournament featuring every national champion from the BCS era. Every team in the tournament played every other team 101 times...

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  13. 2012 NFC Divisional Picks: Falcons over Seahawks

    Not to take anything away from Russell Wilson and all he's accomplished in his rookie season, but Marshawn Lynch is the key to offensive success against the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's Divisional Round showdown...

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  14. 2012 NFC Divisional Picks: 49ers over Packers

    The Packers vs. Niners matchup on September 9, 2012 might as well have been played five years ago. Both teams' identities on offense have evolved drastically since Week 1...

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  15. 2012 AFC Divisional Picks: Patriots over Texans

    A month between meetings may not signal a significant passage of time but, in the world of the NFL, such a period feels like a lifetime...

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  16. 2012 AFC Divisional Picks: Broncos over Ravens

    Billie Frechette : They're looking at me because they're not used to having a girl in their restaurant in a $3 dress. John Dillinger: Listen, doll. That's 'cause they're all about where people come from...

    Jake Westrich Written by Jake Westrich about over 1 year ago 1,502 reads 6 comments

  17. 2012 NFC Wild-Card Picks: Seahawks over Redskins

    This season's rookie quarterback class has dominated on the field as well as the Monday morning headlines. Two members of the NFL 's freshman quarterback class square off in this Wild Card Weekend matchup...

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  18. 2012 NFC Wild Card Picks: Packers over Vikings

    I've heard it. You've heard it. My mom's even heard it. The NFL is now a quarterback league. Well, then how in the heck did the Minnesota Vikings reach the playoffs with the second-worst pass offense in the league (171...

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  19. 2012 AFC Wild-Card Picks: Ravens over Colts

    Hosting a playoff game is usually reason for rejoicing in the NFL . Yet for a team that's reached January play for the fifth consecutive year, all is not right in the world of the Baltimore Ravens ...

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  20. 2012 AFC Wild-Card Picks: Texans over Bengals

    For the Bengals, it's deja vu all over again. Cincinnati secured a wild-card berth for the second straight season, and for the second consecutive year, the team takes on the Texans in Houston...

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  21. 2012 NFL Week 17 Picks: Cowboys over Redskins

    At times, deciphering NFL playoff implications requires the use of a schedule, the Pythagorean Theorem and a Ouija board—as rarely does the mantra "win and you're in" apply...

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  22. 2012 College Football Bowl Preview: BCS Bowl Predictions

    Using the same WhatIfSports .com college football simulation engine that accurately predicted 78.8 percent of all 2012 FBS games, we simulated each of the BCS bowl matchups ...

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  23. 2012 NFL Week 15 Picks: Texans over Colts

    Little is preordained in the NFL , as the often-spoken sentiment of parity prevails in professional pigskin and prevents the inevitable from coming to fruition...

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  24. 2012 NFL Week 14 Picks: Bengals over Cowboys

    A month ago, the Week 14 matchup between the Bengals and Cowboys appeared to be an extraneous event. After all, Cincinnati had just dropped their fourth straight to Denver, bringing ...

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  25. Notre Dame vs. the SEC: What If the Fighting Irish Played an SEC Schedule?

    As Notre Dame is quickly discovering, when you're at the pinnacle of the gridiron world, "haters gonna hate...

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