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The Madness of Caitlin Clark’s Olympic Snub

Sports PhotoObviously, you have heard that Caitlin Clark has been left off the U.S. Women’s hoops team, and obviously, you are still righteously gnashing your teeth over it. SC’s Kevin Beane explains where the WNBA can go from here in this week’s Slant Pattern. Complete Story

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No, Oleksandr Usyk is Not the Champion

Sports PhotoA couple weeks ago, Oleksandr Usyk pulled off a tremendous and almost unheard-of feat in beating a guy so much bigger than him to unify all the heavyweight boxing belts. But does this make him the pound-for-pound champ? SC’s Kevin Beane says no. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at goings-on in by far the three most popular sports leagues in America: the NFL, NCAA baseball, and the World Nineball Tour (yes, that’s right). Complete Story

Channel Surfing With Slant Pattern

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane wades through sports channels at a dizzying pace, taking a moment on each one to get you up to speed on what was happening at that point in time, and riffs on each and every one of them. Complete Story

Something Weird’s On: Basketball Super League

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane gives us the lowdown on a new international basketball league, as well as the state of sports on network television in the U.S. He was also going to livestream an event but, well … read on. Complete Story

Death to the LIV

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane notes the LIV is starting to see some problems, and is glad of it. He takes aim at the organization and how they run things, and why this time the old way is the good way, in the latest Slant Pattern. Complete Story

NCAA Tournament Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoSC’s Kevin Beane calls out the lack of imagination in the expert picks of national pundits, takes a look at some intriguing possible second round and Sweet 16 matchups, and gives a pick against the spread in this week’s Slant Pattern! Complete Story

God Bless the Ocho

Sports PhotoAs SC’s resident obscure sports guru, Kevin Beane is on cloud nine as he discovers a channel that broadcasts nothing but niche sports. He tells you all about it, and a couple sports therein, in the Slant Pattern. Complete Story

February 24 Boxing Betting Preview

Sports PhotoIn this Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane breaks down a boxing card from Orlando, where he’s parlaying three favorites, but also taking a chance on an underdog. Complete Story

Slant Pattern Mailbag

Sports PhotoIt’s mailbag time again at the Slant Pattern, where SC’s Kevin Beane looks under the hood of the new college football playoff, Carlos Alcaraz’s future, and more. Complete Story

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11.29.23 Slant Pattern Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
11.15.23 College Football Picks, Week 11 By Kevin Beane
11.03.23 NIT Brazenly Chooses Money Over Fans, Fun, Fairness By Kevin Beane
10.19.23 CFL and CFB Bets For October 20-21 By Kevin Beane
10.06.23 The Tiers of the NFL By Kevin Beane
09.22.23 NFL Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
09.07.23 College Football Odds and Ends By Kevin Beane
08.24.23 Sports and Poker in an Unfamiliar Place By Kevin Beane
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