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Boxing Preview For Early December

Sports PhotoLots of boxing this weekend, but Slant Pattern is going to look at a slight-under-the-radar fight card in NYC that features (almost) all heavyweight fights. Complete Story

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Fixing the MLB Hall of Fame Voting, Revisited

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman has ideas on how to make baseball’s Hall of Fame voting far less problematic — and far more inclusive. Complete Story

St. Louis Wins Settlement vs. NFL. So Now What?

Sports PhotoThe NFL settled its case with the city of St. Louis on Wednesday. Will this lead to chain-reaction expansion? If the recent past is any guide, SC’s Anthony Brancato says it will. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 12

Sports PhotoThe Bears and Lions face off in the “Can We Watch Something Else? Bowl,” while Baker Mayfield channels Tim Couch. Zach Wilson lives up to the hype, Aaron Rodgers always gives the Packers a shot, and the Titans lament their “one good foot” rush attack, says SC’s Jeffrey Boswell. Complete Story

Can Anybody Here Play This Game?

Sports PhotoFour decades ago, there was a lot of talk, not all of it favorable, about “parity” in the NFL. Well, it’s baaaaack in the 2021 season, and SC’s Anthony Brancato has decidedly mixed feelings about its return. Complete Story

The Six Eras of College Basketball

Sports PhotoName, image, and likeness and transfer rules are now changed in NCAA basketball, and it’s obvious that we’re into a new era of the sport, says SC’s Ross Lancaster. He takes a brief look at what he sees as the five previous eras of college basketball. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 11

Sports PhotoMac Jones may be the “Missing Link” for New England, while the Bears unleash Justin Fields. Baker Mayfield’s health gets “Progressively” worse, Aaron Rodgers is immune to Vikings fans jeers, and Cam Newton is “incomplete” control for the Panthers. It’s Week 11’s predictions! Complete Story

As College Football Playoff Nears, Everyone Relax

Sports PhotoSome are taking to fainting couches over their coaches audaciously failing to lead their teams to title contention, and others are getting the vapors over Cincinnati’s treatment by the playoff committee. Here’s why both groups need to simmer down. Complete Story

There Was a Hot Time in Denver That Night

Sports PhotoA disturbing incident occurred in an NBA game last week, between two teams not even in the same conference, let alone in the same division. SC’s Anthony Brancato says that this is why the NBA needs to increase the number of intra-division games. Complete Story

How Emotional Intelligence is a Superpower in the NBA

Sports PhotoPhysical strength, speed, and skill are a given to be needed in the NBA, but what separates a good player from the elite few? Read on to learn more about the realm of emotional intelligence in the sports world. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 10

Sports PhotoTom Brady insults more defenders as the Bucs face Washington, while Odell Beckham, Jr. is finally “open,” but only for business. If Philly’s Nick Sirianni were a plant, he’d be an “annual,” and Aaron Rodgers faces a “woke mob” at Seattle. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Phoenix

Sports PhotoKyle Larson took charge late at Phoenix after a quick pit stop and went on the clinch the NASCAR Cup championship. Martin Truex, Jr. took 2nd, Denny Hamlin finished 3rd, and Chase Elliott placed 5th. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

The NFL’s Priorities Are All Wrong

Sports PhotoTaunting is terrible, according to the NFL. But one player choking another gets overlooked? SC’s Anthony Brancato says that’s hypocritical and unconscionable. Complete Story

Is the Future of NASCAR Electric?

Sports PhotoAs the world collectively starts to move toward EVs, experts and fans alike are wondering the same thing. Are EVs going to be the future of NASCAR and racing as a whole? SC’s Martin Banks investigates. Complete Story

College Basketball Week 1 Preview

Sports PhotoDon’t look now, but college basketball is coming up! SC’s Kevin Beane gets you ready for Week 1 by underlining some interesting matchups in the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 9

Sports PhotoThe Chiefs look to “test positive” against the visiting Packers, while Mike Zimmer and the Vikes look for the right kind of explosiveness. The Cowboys look to doom the Broncos’ day, and the Titans rely on their “supporting cast.” It’s Week 9! Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Martinsville

Sports PhotoAlex Bowman bullied his way to the win in the Xfinity 500 on a wild Halloween at Martinsville. Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex, Jr. advanced to the championship round at Phoenix. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s NASCAR power rankings! Complete Story

The New, and Somewhat Improved, FBS Overtime Rules

Sports PhotoOn October 23, Illinois stunned Penn State 20-18 in a game that required nine overtimes to decide. That’s morbidly excessive, says SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

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