Friday, April 28, 2017

NFL Draft Day 2 Thoughts

With the first night and first round of the NFL draft behind us, here are some quick thoughts:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

It's Time to Trade Andrew Wiggins

It's no secret the Minnesota Timberwolves underachieved this past season, winning just 31 games in a season they were expected to compete for a playoff berth. With Tom Thibodeau getting his first full season out of the way and a very young core, the expectation seems to be that next year will be the year the team finally competes for a playoff spot again. For Wolves fans, next year is basically the only hope we ever have. Winning in this state just seems difficult for whatever reason.

Friday, April 21, 2017

NFL Mock Draft 2017

We've updated our 2017 NFL Mock Draft , and have included trades in the most recent version. It can be found here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Minnesota Sports Teams and Mediocrity

I was born in 1988. That means, technically, I was alive when the Minnesota Twins won the World Series in 1991. Of course, my first sports memories wouldn't start for years, so I have no recollection of the MOST RECENT Minnesota professional championship* win. Hell, that's even the most recent appearance! As a life-long Minnesota sports fan, my memories are filled with heartbreak and mediocrity.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NBA MVP: Westbrook or Harden?

With yet another NBA regular season coming to an end, the league-wide MVP debate is beginning to heat up. While there are a handful of players that have played at an MVP level this season, the award seems to be between former teammates Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

2017 MLB Preview: NL West

Here's our final entry in our MLB divisional previews. Today's post covers the NL West, while the entire preview can be found here.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

2017 MLB Preview: NL East

[This is part 4 of our series. We've already covered the AL East, Central and West]


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 MLB Preview: AL West

[This is part 3 of our preview series. Part 1 was the AL East and Part 2 was the AL Central]


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Best NFL Draft Prospects: Group of Five Conferences

Every collegiate football season, the majority of college football fans seem to forget that there is college football outside of the Power 5 conferences. The "other" conferences have been deemed the "Group of Five" and have yet to be represented in the college football playoff. This clear Power 5 bias has led to some great ideas, most notably a separate playoff system for the Group of Five conferences.

The Group of Five in college football consists of the American Athletic Conference (AAC), Conference USA, Mid-American Conference (MAC), Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference. These conferences are traditionally overlooked during the college football season, but they provide the NFL with plenty of talent on a yearly basis. Of course, the power 5 conferences dominate the first round.

Prior to the 2016 draft, 92% of first round picks over the last 10 years were selected from power 5 conferences. As that article shows, however, players like Khalil Mack (Buffalo), Jason Pierre-Paul (USF) and Chris Johnson (ECU) were all first round picks that developed into stars.

Today, we'll be taking a look at the "Group of Five's" best 2017 NFL draft prospects.



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