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Why the Wilder/Fury Draw Was Correct

Sports PhotoA lot of people have a problem with Tyson Fury being denied a win over Deontay Wilder last weekend, but a lot of people are wrong. SC’s Kevin Beane breaks down why a tie was a fair result in the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

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Deconstructing Darren Rovell’s Tweets II

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a deep-dive into Darren Rovell’s tweets, and comes out talking about Thanksgiving pizza, the bookies taking a bath on MNF, P.J. Fleck, and more in this week’s Slant Pattern! Complete Story

College Football Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane weighs in on Alabama’s dominance, and then gets into the firings of David Beaty and D.J. Durkin, all in this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

Slant Pattern’s October Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn this edition of the Slant Pattern mailbag, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at Rafael Nadal’s tics, Trae Young’s bust potential, and the evolving use of MLB pitchers in 2018. Complete Story

College Football Week 6 Predictions

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane returns to college pigskin prognostications. He wants you to know Michigan State sucks, San Jose state is pretty good, and Kentucky gets no respect. Complete Story

NFL Week 2 Post-Partum

Sports PhotoIn this all-NFL edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane takes a closer look at the Arizona Cardinals’ moribund offense, the premature deification of Patrick Mahomes, and the poor game management of Bill Belichick, and finds little to like. Complete Story

College Football Week 2 Predictions

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane is back to doing what he does worst, prognosticating the college pigskin. This week, he looks at an Ohio battle, a Texas battle, and a Power 5 matchup, all in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

The Mightiest Team Nickname, MLB Edition

Sports PhotoAs he did with the NFL, SC’s Kevin Beane tries to decide the mightiest, as in “who would win in a fight,” among the MLB nicknames. It’s this week’s Slant Pattern! Complete Story

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

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

More Slant Pattern Commentary

07.12.18 Slant Pattern’s July Mailbag By Kevin Beane
06.28.18 Boxing Preview For Late June By Kevin Beane
06.14.18 The Mightiest Team Nickname, NFL Edition By Kevin Beane
05.31.18 Slant Pattern Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
05.17.18 Liveblogging the WBC Super Bantamweight Championship Fight By Kevin Beane
05.03.18 The New Young Guns of Golf By Kevin Beane
04.20.18 The State of (Men’s) American Soccer By Kevin Beane
04.05.18 College Football Mailbag By Kevin Beane
03.22.18 UMBC is the Greatest Thing That Ever Happened to Me By Kevin Beane
03.08.18 Slant Pattern Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
02.22.18 Neophyte Impressions of Curling By Kevin Beane
02.09.18 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
01.26.18 When You Love the Player, But Hate Their Politics By Kevin Beane

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