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Anatomy of a Lifelong Arizona Hotshots Fan

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane has been a fan of the Arizona Hotshots for, well, seems about like forever. In this week’s Slant Pattern, he tells the world what it’s like to be such a fan. Complete Story

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Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane takes on the Saints/Rams no-call, and introduces you to the Alliance of American Football and the Traverse City Pit Spitters. Complete Story

The World’s Earliest Week 1 CFB Preview

Sports PhotoIt’s time again for the world’s earliest Week 1 college football preview. What’s the first big game of the year? Who’s slated in the Labor Day game that always caps the long weekend? Find out in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

College Football Playoff Thoughts and Reflections

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at how the ranking should look now, whether we should expand the College Football Playoff (and whether it’s a moot point) and who he’s taking in the National Championship Game. Complete Story

Slant Pattern’s Tennis Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn the latest Slant Pattern mailbag, we look only at tennis. What does 2019 foretell for Roger Federer and Venus Williams? Is Wimbledon right to introduce deciding-set tiebreakers? What’s up with Jack Sock? SC’s Kevin Beane has the answers. Complete Story

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

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

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09.21.18 NFL Week 2 Post-Partum By Kevin Beane
09.06.18 College Football Week 2 Predictions By Kevin Beane
08.23.18 The Mightiest Team Nickname, MLB Edition By Kevin Beane
08.09.18 Slant Pattern Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
07.26.18 Josh Hader is Okay, John Middlekauff is Not By Kevin Beane
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

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