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Thank You, Raiders, For Kicking That Field Goal

Sports PhotoAt the end of this week’s Chargers/Raiders game, all of social media implored the Raiders to take a knee for the tie on the final play of the game, and SC’s Kevin Beane found that revolting. He explains why in this week’s Slant Pattern column. Complete Story

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Slant Pattern Flips Through the Channels

Sports PhotoIn this edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane surfs through his many sports channels, and invites you along for the ride, from pool to rodeo to previously aired games of mainstream sports. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Tennis Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane is all about tennis, including his picks for awards, a laurel for the Tennis Channel, and an explosive event in the making … if only someone actually makes it. Complete Story

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

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

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

College Football Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane compares and contrasts the expectations of two programs, lets you know which two teams are safe bets for the playoff, and gives a tip against the spread. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoThis week in the Slant Pattern mailbag, you will learn whether the Carolina Panthers will regress, why G5 teams can hang with P5 teams, and whether the Texas/OU departure to the SEC was a good move. Complete Story

British Boxing Needs to Clean Up its Act

Sports PhotoSomething’s rotten in the state of British boxing, so says SC’s Kevin Beane. He breaks down their idiosyncrasies to unveil a system that is confounding and even dangerous in this week’s Slant Pattern! Complete Story

On All Those Week 1 Upsets

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane throws a spotlight onto the many upsets that college football’s Week 1 gave us, and tries to draw betting lessons from them. It’s the Slant Pattern! Complete Story

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