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Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern mailbag, SC’s Kevin Beane takes on the Dolphins QB situation, the rising star of Teofimo Lopez, and the wild and wacky Big 12. Complete Story

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Hold Kevin Cash Accountable For the Right Reason

Sports PhotoLifting Blake Snell in the sixth inning of World Series Game 6 wasn’t the key mistake the Tampa Bay Rays skipper made. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 8

Sports PhotoThe Bills host the reeling Patriots, while Tony Siragusa explains the Steelers.Ravens rivalry. The Seahawks and 49ers battle in Seattle, and the Cowboys and Eagles find out who’s better, to use the term loosely. Check out Week 8’s predictions! Complete Story

WS Game 6: The Boys of Pandemic Summer

Sports PhotoThe Los Angeles Dodgers finally return to the Promised Land, but a COVID-19 mistake means they need prayers after arrival, too, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Racist Death Wishers, Go to Hell

Sports PhotoLos Angeles Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen committed no crime. Degenerates attacked his race and threatened his family’s lives. SC’s Jeff Kallman objects. Complete Story

WS Game 4: Put the Goat Milk Down

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says World Series Game 4 was perhaps the third or fourth worst postseason loss in L.A. Dodger history. Complete Story

NFL’s Retractable Roofs Open More Often

Sports PhotoWith one exception, NFL teams that play their home games in stadiums equipped with retractable roofs are recognizing the merit of keeping those roofs open more often. Why is this case? SC’s Anthony Brancato offers a theory about it. Complete Story

Nine Observations After This Weekend’s Action

Sports PhotoSeven weeks in, SC’s Jean Neuberger gives his current observations into this very unique college football season. Complete Story

No, Commissioner, You Keep the Universal DH

Sports PhotoMLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants to lose this year’s experiment with the universal designated hitter, but keep the expanded postseason, the three-batter relief minimum, and the free man on second to open extra innings. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the commissioner has it backward. Complete Story

WS Game 2: The Blake and Brandon Show

Sports PhotoBlake Snell channeled Sandy Koufax, Brandon Lowe launched out of a slump, and Kevin Cash channeled Casey Stengel, helping the Tampa Bay Rays even the Series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 7

Sports PhotoNashville is the big game hot spot as the Steelers and Titans engage, while the Chiefs channel “Jake the Snake From State Farm.” Jimmy Garoppolo seeks another notch in his bed post in Foxboro, and the Cardinals host the Seahawks in a huge NFC West showdown. It’s Week 7! Complete Story

WS Game 1: Rays Off Script, Dodgers on Top

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says Rays manager Kevin Cash not doing what he normally does let Kershaw’s Dodgers kick their Game 1 merry-go-round into overdrive. Complete Story

NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Kansas

Sports PhotoJoey Logano held off Kevin Harvick to win the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas and clinch a spot in the championship finale at Phoenix. The Cup series heads to Texas, where a win will give a driver one of the three remaining playoff spots. Check out Jeffrey Boswell’s power rankings! Complete Story

How Bad is the NFC East, Really?

Sports PhotoThe NFC East is easy to make fun of right now. But should it be made fun of? SC’s Anthony Brancato has his doubts. Complete Story

Why the NBA Calendar Might Change Forever

Sports PhotoAfter an unprecedented NBA season has come to a conclusion, SC’s Ross Lancaster looks at why the next one might start later than you think, the consequences, and why what we’ve come to expect from an NBA calendar could change forever. Complete Story

Joe Morgan, RIP: The Machine’s Main Man

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers the Hall of Fame second baseman whom the Houston Astros let escape to become the final but most important gear in Cincinnati’s legendary Big Red Machine. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 6

Sports PhotoThe Titans employ the “spread” offense against the Texans, while Teddy Bridgewater and Mike Davis run the (cheaper) option offense vs. the Bears. It’s “GOAT” vs. “Stubborn as a Goat” as the Packers visit the Bucs, and the Chiefs and Bills look to rebound. It’s Week 6! Complete Story

Slant Pattern’s College Sports Covid Landscape

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane takes an updated look at how college sports are handling the Covid pandemic, and while he has time for a bit of crowing about a prediction and finding a cause celebre in early schedule finalization, he is ultimately unhappy with what he sees. Complete Story

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