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An NBA Article About Nothing

Sports PhotoWith the bevy of talent across the league, the NBA is becoming must-watch TV. However, even though SC’s Robert Campbell loves the NBA, he cautions the public to enjoy the show without becoming too entangled with the daily wave of media-created stories and premature conclusions. Complete Story

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Golf Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at the latest from the world of golf, including a new winner on the European Tour, upcoming rule changes, and the tragic end for a brief star of the sport. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 14 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe Steelers won a nail-biter on Sunday, the Patriots floundered on Monday, and the Eagles won the game, but lost Carson Wentz. SC’s Brad Oremland updates his rankings, plus: Jimmy Garoppolo, Lovie Smith, and Tom Savage’s concussion. Complete Story

Feeling More Like March

Sports PhotoThe main focus of college sports is on the upcoming FBS playoff. But even with the richness of this sport’s history, is there another sport influencing the future? SC’s Jonathan Lowe spins that idea around. Complete Story

Stanton, Yankees Make a Pigeon Out of Jeter

Sports PhotoDerek Jeter is in over his head as the Marlins’ new owner. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the handling and consummation of the Giancarlo Stanton trade is Exhibit B. Complete Story

Why Clemson/Alabama III is Still the Game of the Year

Sports PhotoSemifinal or not, SC’s Steve Brenna believes the Sugar Bowl is the real national championship game. So who has the edge? Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 14

Sports PhotoThe Falcons play “Truth or Dare” with the Saints’ passing game, while the Jaguars dub their fans the “Jax and Jills” against the Seahawks. Josh Gordon’s fan club, the “12 Pack,” cheers him on against the Packers, and the Ravens and Steelers clash. Complete Story

Sports Central 2017 Pro Bowl Selections

Sports PhotoThe deadline for Pro Bowl voting is approaching, and as we enter the final month of the regular season, SC’s Brad Oremland presents his ballot, as well as midseason awards, including MVP, Coach of the Year, and Rookie of the Year. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 13 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe New York Giants have fired head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese. Were the firings justified? Where does the franchise go from here? What do the moves mean for Eli Manning? SC’s Brad Oremland has the answers. Complete Story

Coach K and the Brilliance of Adaptability

Sports PhotoThere aren’t many similarities between college basketball 30-plus years ago and the sport today. But one is that Mike Krzyzewski continues to have a top-ranked team at Duke. SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at the incredible and unparalleled adaptability Coach K has shown throughout the years. Complete Story

HOF Voting: Did Morgan Flunk His Chemistry Test?

Sports PhotoJoe Morgan wants the Hall of Fame to reject those who used actual or alleged performance-enhancing substances during their careers. SC’s Jeff Kallman would urge the Hall of Fame second baseman to be very careful what he wishes for… Complete Story

Why the NFL Must Go to 18 Games, Eventually

Sports PhotoMany NFL players are so angry at having to play on Thursday night that they would be willing to go to an 18-game schedule in exchange for getting rid of the Thursday night games. So how can the NFL owners look such a gift horse in the mouth? Complete Story

HOF Ballot: The Rest of the Newcomers

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman looks at the likely one-and-done HOF newcomers, some of whom deserved better than their careers gave them, particularly two pitchers who could have been listed among the heartbreakers. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 13

Sports PhotoCase Keenum brings his big baller brand to Atlanta, while Tom Brady touts his “play off” record. Pat Mahomes “warms up” for the Chiefs, and the 10-1 Eagles try to get one step closer to 12 in Seattle. It’s Week 13! Complete Story

HOF Ballot: Heartbreakers Among the Newcomers

Sports PhotoAmong the newcomers to the Hall of Fame ballot are a lot of players you once thought would get to Cooperstown, but won’t, some of them sadly, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

College Football Playoff Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at Central Florida’s ranking, Ohio State’s chances, and the nature of the committee and the pundits in this edition of the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Why Jim Thome Should Be a First-Ballot Hall of Famer

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman believes slugger Jim Thome’s prowess as a run producer makes him a first-ballot Hall of Famer, too. Complete Story

2017 NFL Week 12 Power Rankings

Sports PhotoThe Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced this year’s semifinalists. SC’s Brad Oremland names his favorites, with rankings and analysis for all 32 teams, plus: Kirk Cousins, and the reversed touchdown by the Jets’ Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Complete Story

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