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In Praise of the Denver Nuggets

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane heaps praise on the Nugs, finding inspiration in their fortitude and general underrated-ness. He goes into detail on why the Nuggets are to be cherished in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

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Slant Pattern U.S. Open Notes

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane weighs in on the Djokovic controversy and offers you a guide of some of the players still alive at the U.S. open in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIs golf joining bowling in being too easy for the pros? Should Thom Brennamen work in broadcasting again? Is handball good? SC’s Kevin Beane reveals the answers. Complete Story

What to Do With No College Football This Fall

Sports PhotoIt now seems fairly inevitable that there will either be very little college football in the fall or none at all. SC’s Kevin Beane has three ways for you to cope, and two of them involve watching football you haven’t seen before or don’t necessarily remember. Complete Story

Boxing Preview For July 31st - August 1st

Sports PhotoIt’s a big weekend of sports coming up, and SC’s Kevin Beane implores you not to overlook the big slate of pro boxing, as money is to be made on fights ranging from the U.S. to the UK to Thailand. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIn this edition of the Slant Pattern mailbag, SC’s Kevin Beane talks Chicago White Sox uniforms, NCAA conference realignment (or lack thereof), Wayne Tinkle, the futility of college football, and much more. Complete Story

Slant Pattern U.S. Sports Covid Update

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane is happy that pro sports are coming together in the United States, but that’s about all he’s happy about as he finds the leagues not being cautious enough. He predicts what that’s going to mean in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

Summer 2020 Boxing Preview

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane previews upcoming boxing matches, and has a special request for all the boxing promoters — start putting up fights. Complete Story

NHL Reveals Expanded Playoff Format

Sports PhotoIn this week’s Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at the super-sized edition of the NHL playoffs. What’s to like about it? What’s not to like about it? Complete Story

ESPN’s Dubious Entree Into KBO Coverage

Sports PhotoIn this week’s latest Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane takes a look at the ever-changing Covid sports landscape, and the biggest recent news is ESPN’s coverage of Korea’s top baseball league. But he finds much more to dislike than to like. Complete Story

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