With the first night and first round of the NFL draft behind us, here are some quick thoughts:
Sunday, April 23, 2017
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
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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
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
Friday, April 7, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
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.
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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