1. 5 Best Pure Scorers in the NBA

    Points are the most glorified stat in the NBA. It's the only stat that's talked about as being significant in leading the league in, one people routinely cite in arguments in comparing players...

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  2. Projecting the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day Lineup and Rotation

    A year removed from a division title, the 2011 Cincinnati Reds had an incredibly underwhelming and frustrating season...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 1,895 reads 15 comments

  3. NBA Trade Rumors: Why the Lakers Still Need to Make a Trade to Be a Contender

    The Lakers have been about as inconsistent as can be this year. Following last night's loss to the Blazers, they are 4-4 and haven't looked very good so far. Really, the only good part of this season has been Andrew Bynum's dominating performance...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 2,963 reads 16 comments

  4. Ranking the NBA's Best Lineups Based on Colleges

    As an avid basketball fan, it's always fun come NBA draft time to see which college players turn into studs and which college programs produce the best talent...

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  5. Debunking the "Duke Basketball Doesn't Produce NBA Players" Myth

    Since he's taken over the head coaching job at Duke, no coach in college basketball has been better than Mike Krzyzewski. His accomplishments have been talked about like crazy, especially since he passed the all-time men's Division I wins record...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 1,749 reads 4 comments

  6. Russell Westbrook: 5 NBA Teams Who Should Trade for Oklahoma City Thunder's PG

    It's been the big elephant in the room for a long time now. Since last year's playoffs, there have been talks of "Are the Oklahoma City Thunder willing to trade Russell Westbrook?" ...

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  7. Cincinnati Reds' 'Win Now' Approach Will Pay off This Season

    The Cincinnati Reds were certainly one of the most disappointing and frustrating teams in the majors last season. Offensively and defensively, the team remained one of the best in the league in each aspect...

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  8. Why a Switch to 3-4 Defense Would Be Great for the Minnesota Vikings

    The Vikings are bad in just about every sense imaginable this year. They don't have good wide receivers (outside of Harvin). Their offensive line is one of the worst in the league...

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  9. LA Lakers: 5 Trades That Aren't for Chris Paul or Dwight Howard

    An offseason that started with a lot of promise has quickly turned into worst-case scenario for the Lakers . Hours after officially ratifying the CBA, the Lakers looked to be the new home of Chris Paul ...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 1,076 reads 1 comments

  10. Indiana vs. Kentucky: Hoosers' Upset Was Much More Than One Win

    Anyone who has watched SportsCenter , visited ESPN.com or follows college basketball in any manner has heard or seen the upset Indiana University had over Kentucky on Saturday. In the most dramatic way possible, IU stunned No...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 3,588 reads 1 comments

  11. NBA Trade Rumors: Why David Stern's Time as NBA Commissioner Should Be Finished

    As I begin this article, allow me to admit two things: 1. I'm an avid Lakers fan. 2. I'm a very emotional fan. So tonight, when the Chris Paul -to-the-Lakers deal was announced, I was ecstatic...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 594 reads 1 comments

  12. College Football BCS Playoffs

    It's the mockery of everything about college football. No one likes it but those that benefit directly from it financially. It's the BCS. It has come under the most fire it probably ever has following this year's BCS bowl bids...

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  13. College Basketball's Top 10 Current Coaches

    Fans of college basketball might be in one of the best eras ever for coaches. The coaches in today's game are better than any other time in its history. They are better recruiters, better X's and O's guys—just better all around...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 7,841 reads 40 comments

  14. NBA Free Agents and Trades: LA Lakers' Dream Offseason Plan

    The Los Angeles Lakers are always in the news. It's a product of their past success and the fact that they are based in Hollywood. They're the high profile team and everyone wants to see the superstars on that team...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 1,330 reads 5 comments

  15. An Open Letter to LeBron James in Regards to His Flag Football Game

    Dear LeBron, America hates you. It's nothing new. You're probably the most hated athlete in all of sports. You're selfish, you're arrogant and you're overrated...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 577 reads 19 comments

  16. NBA Amnesty Clause: Who Each NBA Eastern Conference Team Should Cut

    First, let's all take a moment to scream in joy that the NBA is coming back. OK, now let's get to business. To me, the most interesting thing (so far) of the new deal is the amnesty clause...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 162 reads 0 comments

  17. Kobe Bryant: What If He Was Traded?

    First, let me explain that this is not going to happen. Point blank, period. However, with the NBA lockout now ending, we can pretend, right? With the help of the ESPN NBA Trade ...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 7,922 reads 45 comments

  18. Why Monday Is the Biggest Day in Recent NBA History

    It's no secret that the NBA is not all that popular anymore in America. It ranks, at best, third in order of professional organizations behind the NFL and MLB...

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  19. Big Ten Preview, Week 6

    The Big Ten is really starting to get into their conference scheduling. Unfortunately for them, the B1G is down this year and there are few marquee games left, especially following the showdown last week...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 160 reads 1 comments

  20. 5 Reasons Why Benching McNabb Is Not the Solution to the Vikings' Problems

    With the Vikings' 0-4 start, Donovan McNabb has taken a lot of the heat and blame from fans. And to be fair, he hasn't been great...

    Jacob Rude Written by Jacob Rude about over 3 years ago 335 reads 5 comments