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An Early Look At March Madness

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Joe Lunardi’s Living Room – The NCAA tournament is just around the corner! With many mid-major conferences starting their post-season tournaments in the next couple of days, it’s time to take a look at some of college basketball’s hottest topics! Will Kentucky stay perfect? The short answer is yes. The Wildcats play in the easiest major-conference in […]

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How March Madness Includes Obama, Putin, Virginia, Villanova, Gonzaga?

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FT. WORTH, TX – Sitting around at the venerable Campesi’s in the Fort the other night, eating pasta and watching Arkansas hold off an Aggie comeback in college hoops…yep, it’s that time of year again, March Madness time. Kind of fitting where we were at….old man Campesi started his restaurant back in the 50’s, when Eye-Talian […]

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An Early College Football Playoff Prediction

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MTM HQ – The Associated Press released their preseason Top 25 poll Sunday. And with little surprise, Florida State was ranked at the top. Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top-five teams. While the Southeastern Conference did not hold the top spot in the season’s first poll, they do hold a heavy presence […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: O’Bannon NCAA Champion Again, Looking for Love and Pop! He’s No Weasel

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“It is only fair that your own name, image and likeness belong to you, regardless of your definition of amateurism.” – Ed O’Bannon, on winning his lawsuit against the NCAA. EL BARIO, BRONX – The weekly Sports Bully Pulpit was mentally set early Friday morning. Your Righteous Deacon Blaber wanted to discuss the hire of […]

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Baseball Trades, Ray Rice, Daniel Snyder and Washington Original Americans

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“If us accepting the money makes (the team and its owner) sleep better at night, then fine, I wish them a good night’s sleep. What matters is our kids get to enjoy a new playground. And how can that be bad?” – Mike Sangrey, of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, on taking money from the Washington […]

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MLB Mega Contracts, NFL Arrests and Kevin Love Affair

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“I will make a decision in a short period of time as to what Nick Marshall‘s punishment will be.” – Gus Malzahn, Auburn Head Coach, on star QB Nick Marshall‘s citation for marijuana possession earlier this month. EL BARIO, BRONX – The weekly Sports Bully Pulpit had to be moved up a day but there […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: O’Bannon Vs NCAA, Selig’s Replacement, LeBron Ripple Effect And #WordCrimes

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“I hate these word crimes You really need a Full time proofreader You dumb mouth-breather” –  “Weird” Al Yankovic, from his latest track Word Crimes. EL BARIO, BRONX – This week’s Sports Bully Pulpit required some real scrambling. The mid-season MLB All-Star game break creates the absolute slowest week in sports. There is nothing to […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: Shabazz Napier, NCAA Plantation, Mets Empty Promises

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“I don’t feel student-athletes should get hundreds of thousands of dollars, but like I said, there are hungry nights that I go to bed and I’m starving…” – Shabazz Napier EL BARIO, BRONX – Today’s article was supposed to be about all the prospects and players the Mets have hyped whom have turned out to […]

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Life As A Mid-Major

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Since Saturday, I’ve witnessed what it’s like to be a mid-major program  in Division I college basketball. I’ve seen everything firsthand, from watching games from the sidelines, walking through the tunnels in the arena, and witnessing each and every emotional press conference. Playing a major role in the video production of the every press conference throughout the […]

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What’s Going On With The ‘CUSE?

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–The Syracuse Orange have hit a bit of a rough patch lately, losing their last two games. After getting out to a record-breaking 25-straight wins, the Orange have lost two straight for the first time in just over 12-months. After a heartbreaking 66-60 loss in Cameron Indoor Stadium to No. 5 Duke Saturday, in […]

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