1. Save the Date: 10 Days To Watch From The 2009-10 NBA Schedule

    The Official 2009-10 NBA Schedule was released today (8/4) giving NBA fans the first glimpse of what is aligning to be the most exciting NBA season of the new millennium...

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  2. Early Fantasy Football 411 From NFL Training Camps

    Whistles are blowing and giants cramming their expensive luggage into dorm rooms that will soon belong to coeds just trying to cop a feel.With training camp comes hold-outs, injuries, and players impressing with their physique and skills...

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  3. Summer School: NBA OffSeason Moves Earn Their Grades

    I have dished out report cards for the Eastern and Western Conference teams, along with dissecting what Lamar Odom means to the Lakers...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 1,551 reads 19 comments

  4. Beam Me Up Scottie: Rapid Draft Is Fantasy Football at Warp Speed

    When's the last time you completed a 12-team, 20-round fantasy football draft in 30 minutes?For me, it was a first when I logged on to Rapid Draft (www.RapidDraft.com), and played their revolutionary single-player fantasy football game...

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  5. Does Lamar Odom's Return Foreshadow Another Three-Peat for Phil Jackson?

    Sound the horn: Lamar Odom and the Los Angles Lakers have come to an agreement to a four-year, $33 million deal, solidifying LA's place at the top of the NBA entering the 2009-10 season...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 1,634 reads 139 comments

  6. Best of the Best: A Fantasy Football Mock Draft

    Recently the guys from Fantasy Football Writers With Hair invited me to participate in an "Experts Mock Draft."I was gifted the first pick of the draft, and by the end the guys from FFWWH were crowning my squad, "Best team in the draft...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 572 reads 5 comments

  7. Sunday Morning Attrition: Fantasy Football Position Battles That Will Drive Owners Nuts

    NFL training camps are kicking off but we’re still weeks away from our first games. Some veterans can go into camp relaxed, mentally prepared for the season ahead of them. For others, completion will come before any games kickoff...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 1,102 reads 44 comments

  8. The NBA's Western Conference Offseason Report Card

    For a long time, we've heard that the West is the best when it comes to NBA basketball. The cream of the Western Conference crop was looking to get better this summer, but some of the familiar faces are in jeopardy of falling off...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 2,114 reads 71 comments

  9. The NBA's Eastern Conference Offseason Report Card

    The old jokes about the East being weak are officially dead. Not only is the Eastern Conference alive, but it's getting stronger.Some teams in the Western Conference improved (click for conference recap), but not to the degree that the East did overall..

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 2,015 reads 66 comments

  10. Fantasy Basketball Need to Know from the NBA Summer League

    The NBA Summer League is a great way to get a sneak preview of the up-and-coming talent in the NBA. Many rookies, sophomores, and a few vets travel to Las Vegas in July to make a statement, and most importantly, make a team...

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  11. NBA Summer League Recap: Griffin Destroys, Jennings Dishes, and Randolph Dissed

    Vegas baby, Vegas. There is no place on Earth like it, and it’s the only place you can catch 55 games of NBA action over 10 days in the middle of July...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 2,785 reads 28 comments

  12. 2009 NBA Summer League Rookie PG Report

    The point guard class of 2009 could go down as the best in NBA history. From top to bottom there is talent in the position group and eight of these talented players have exhibited their abilities in the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas...

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  13. Sophomores Sizzling in the 2009 NBA Summer League

    One year can make a difference, a big difference. Most of last year's rookies are not participating in the 2009 NBA Summer League, but for those who are, it's obvious who has a year of NBA experience under their belts and who doesn't...

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  14. Blake Griffin and Hasheem Thabeet Have First NBA Clash, Only One Proves a Titan

    Freaks.For one, it's the body of Greek God and the athleticism of a Puma.For the other his extended extremities and the ability to swat shots like King Kong swats helicopters...

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  15. The Best 1-2 Combos of the 2009 NBA Summer League

    Las Vegas is known for boxing, but we're talking about a different 1-2 punch here--the point guard-shooting guard combos of the 2009 NBA Summer League! There are a lot of talented backcourts ...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 1,718 reads 16 comments

  16. Blake Griffin's Monster Summer League Debut Has Clippers Salivating

    He's not the biggest name to hit Vegas—not even close—but as far as the 2009 NBA Summer League is concerned, Blake Griffin is Elvis Presley, Wayne Newton, and Frank Sinatra all wrapped into one...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 2,334 reads 56 comments

  17. Early Impressions of the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    We may never see a NBA team in Las Vegas but every summer we will see NBA teams send the top youth talent there. After reviewing the first day's games I have some observations about your favorite young players...

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  18. Another Way Too Early Fantasy Football Draft

    Well, I did it again. After doing my annual auto-pick league I got knee deep in my first live draft of the fantasy football season, and it's only July 11th...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 332 reads 21 comments

  19. The 2009 NBA Summer League Tips Off in Las Vegas

    Basketball fans, take that word "dead period" out of your mouth. Yes, the championship has been handed out, and the 2009-2010 regular season is still a twinkle in our eyes, but the NBA's top youths are playing right now...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 3,742 reads 26 comments

  20. NBA Free Agency Shakes Up Fantasy Basketball Prospectus

    Two things can happen in free agency. Bad teams can use it as a method to quickly improve their roster if they're willing to spend some cash. Or, good teams can get better...

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  21. Coby Karl and Chris Lofton Share the NBA Road Less Traveled

    Each year, the NBA's Summer League seems to come and go without even being noticed. Young men are competing for a career in Orlando and Las Vegas, while established free agents await million-dollar ...

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  22. The NBA's Summer League in Orlando Is Heating Up

    Welcome to the NBA.For some participants in the 2009 Orlando Summer League, a precursor to the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, this is the closest they will ever be to wearing Jerry West's silhouette on a professional jersey...

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  23. NBA Power Rankings: Free-Agency Edition

    The 2009-10 NBA season is still months and months away but it's never too early to hash-out how all of the moves the teams are making will impact their seasons...

    John  Lorge Written by John Lorge about 5 years ago 3,667 reads 59 comments

  24. The Cleveland Cavaliers Must Target Rasheed Wallace in Free-Agency

    The Detroit Pistons wasted no time in signing power forward Charlie Villanueva and shooting guard Ben Gordon to kick-off free-agency, as another team tries to raise the bar in the East...

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  25. Is Fantasy Football's "Sophomore Slump" Fact or Fiction?

    The 2008 NFL season was a special one for rookie running backs. We saw Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, and Steve Slaton break the 1,000 yard rushing mark. Kevin Smith and Jonathan Stewart chimed in with 976 and 836 yards respectively...

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