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College Football Week 3 Thoughts

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane comes back at us with another college football catch-all thanks to a somewhat egregious line (Houston -6 over Texas Tech), a very egregious line (USC -17 over Cal), and a supremely egregious bad call in a DIII game. It’s the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

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College Football Week 1 Thoughts

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks back at the woeful state of college football in the state of Texas right now, declares a worst P5 school in the country, and highlights a couple of big FCS wins in this edition of the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane goes back to the mailbag. In it, he has a letter actually addressed to him for once, from a representative of IMG Academy. He also answers a question about Paul Molitor. Complete Story

The Copper Age of Sports Journalism

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, four and a half years after writing a similar column, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at the the sports-centric writing-focused websites of the day and, for the most part, does not like what he sees. Complete Story

Slant Pattern at the 2017 Jeux De La Francophonie

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane looks at the 2017 Jeux De La Francophonie in the Slant Pattern. What’s that, you ask? Well, read it (okay, I’ll tell you: it’s the Olympics for French-speaking or French-connected countries). Complete Story

Stay Pure, Daniel Faalele

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at Daniel Faalele, a college football recruit that has many major programs fighting over him. What makes him unique? He has never played a down. This week’s Slant Pattern looks at the pros and cons of a system that makes cases like Faalele possible. Complete Story

World’s Earliest 2017 College Hoops Preview

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane brings his “earliest” preview series to college basketball for the first time. Will Alabama get over the hump against Memphis? Will Belmont beat Washington? Will Grayson Allen exact revenge on Elon? It’s the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Liveblogging the Venezuelan Premier League Playoffs

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane, ever a fan of the obscure, takes a look at the top Venezuelan football league and its structure, and liveblogs one of their playoff matchups, as well. It’s this week’s Slant Pattern! Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane goes back to the mailbag, talking about the L.A. Angels’ path to competitiveness, the inaugural NBA Awards show, the Eagles’ 2017 schedule. Complete Story

Canelo vs. Chavez at the Cinema

Sports PhotoFor this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane took in a boxing match — at a movie theater. What was the event like? How did the crowd behave? Who won the fight they were all there to see? Complete Story

More Slant Pattern Commentary

05.05.17 The Dominance of USA Basketball is in Peril By Kevin Beane
04.19.17 The Virginia Tech Quarterback Battle By Kevin Beane
04.05.17 Don’t Blame the Refs For Calling Fouls By Kevin Beane
03.30.17 Slant Pattern at the Irving Tennis Classic By Kevin Beane
03.09.17 The Curious Case of Nick Kyrgios By Kevin Beane
02.22.17 The DeMarcus Cousins Trade: Why, Kings? By Kevin Beane
02.09.17 Gregg Popovich vs. Phil Jackson By Kevin Beane
01.25.17 Thoughts On the 2017 Australian Open By Kevin Beane
01.11.17 World’s Earliest 2017 CFB Preview By Kevin Beane
12.28.16 How Much Time Do You Give an NFL Coach? By Kevin Beane
12.14.16 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
11.30.16 Tragedy in Brazilian Soccer By Kevin Beane
11.18.16 Slant Pattern’s College Football Mailbag By Kevin Beane

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