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Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane touches on college football coaches in the hot seat, whether West Virginia and their start QB will meet expectations, and how to make amends for the shame of football fandom. Complete Story

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Josh Hader is Okay, John Middlekauff is Not

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes on a pretty bad, bad take by sportswriter John Middlekauff about Josh Hader. It’s appropriate to bear in mind the stupidity one oozes at 17, but not to just shrug off racism and homophobia. Complete Story

Slant Pattern’s July Mailbag

Sports PhotoIt’s Slant Pattern mailbag time again, where SC’s Kevin Beane tackles Boogie Cousins signing with the Golden State Warriors, breaking down a potential Yankees trade, Scott Frost at Nebraska, and more. Complete Story

Boxing Preview For Late June

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane breaks down this week in boxing, including a world title fight in Oklahoma City, an Armenian in Spain, a gold medalist fighting in Belfast, and more all in this week’s Slant Pattern! Complete Story

The Mightiest Team Nickname, NFL Edition

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at the toughest logo in the NFL, and who would win in a fight with all of them. Who would it be? The answer may surprise you. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane envisions a fanciful nightmare scenario for the Lakers, tracks the recent history of independents in college football, and shares an impressive bit of anger-strength in the latest Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Liveblogging the WBC Super Bantamweight Championship Fight

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane liveblogs the WBC Super Bantamweight title fight between brawler Azat Hovhannisyan and the lanky Rey Vargas. It was a heck of a fight, and you can read all about it in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

The New Young Guns of Golf

Sports PhotoWho are the next-generation pro golfers that we should be aware of, the ones that will challenge the Spieths and the Thomases? SC’s Kevin Beane has three names: Schauffele, Rahm, and Sharma. Complete Story

The State of (Men’s) American Soccer

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at how U.S. soccer is doing. These are dark days, with our continental championship garnering no interest, but he sees a path forward in this week’s edition of Slant Pattern. Complete Story

College Football Mailbag

Sports PhotoIt’s mailbag time again for the Slant Pattern, which focuses strictly on college football this time. SC’s Kevin Beane analyzes Will Muschamp, new TV deals, and more. Complete Story

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02.09.18 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
01.26.18 When You Love the Player, But Hate Their Politics By Kevin Beane
01.12.18 World’s Earliest 2018 College Football Preview By Kevin Beane
12.29.17 College Basketball Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
12.13.17 Golf Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
11.29.17 College Football Playoff Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
11.17.17 Slant Pattern College Basketball Mailbag By Kevin Beane
11.03.17 Why the ATP Needs to Slow its Roll By Kevin Beane
10.20.17 Hayward Breaks a Bone, Sports World Gets Weird By Kevin Beane
10.06.17 Slant Pattern’s Take on #TakeAKnee By Kevin Beane

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