July 29, 2014

How Does James Rodríguez Fit In at Real Madrid?

The team has an embarrassment of attacking riches. The challenge is fitting those riches together without sacrificing defensive coherence.

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How Kyle Korver Was Blinded by Jeff Hornacek’s Advice

In Utah, part-time shooting coach Jeff Hornacek would join Kyle Korver for long shooting sessions, and the two would chat during those hours about offense, defense, and the NBA lifestyle. It is hard to imagine many coach-player partnerships that brought more shooting firepower.

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About Last Night: From Champs to Chumps

In case you were busy distracting your new NFL team in training camp by letting your brother get engaged on national television, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday.

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July 28, 2014

Get the Advil Ready: Applying Economic Theory to MLB Trade Deadline Decision-Making

If applying economic theory to baseball in order to figure out when it makes sense for a team to make a trade sounds fun, you’ve come to the right place!

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B.S. Report: Zach Lowe and Joe House

Zach Lowe and Joe House join Bill to discuss the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the NBA summer league, and the problems with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Look at All These Photos of Carmelo Anthony Wearing Hats

It’s July, and news is slow, so we had to share the joy here. This morning, we discovered that a quick Getty Images search reveals that Carmelo Anthony has spent the entire offseason modeling different hats. Did you know Carmelo wants to start his own hat line?

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Do Arsenal’s Big-Money Moves Mean the End of the Young Gunners Phenomenon?

Now that Arsenal finally have the economic horsepower to compete for world-class players in the transfer market, it’s going to be less and less likely that hyped kids make it to the senior team. So let’s take a moment to remember the young guns who, for one reason or another, never lived up to their prodigious hype.

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The Adventures of Roger Goodell: Defender of Women

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Season Orientation FAQ: What’s New, College Football?

Amid NCAA-mandated roster turnover, a rapidly spinning coaching carousel, and the ever-shifting sands of conference realignment, the advent of a new college football season is always a whole new ballgame. By throwing in a new postseason system for the 2014 campaign, the sport’s overlords have hit the Frappe button to ensure maximum disorientation. We’re here to help.

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Your Daily Dose of Chip Kelly Inspiration

Be your best self. Also, read about Chip Kelly going hammer on the NFL draft over at The MMBQ.

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The Great NBA Free-Agency Migration

Thanks to the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, the league’s best players are the least free. In order to move to a better basketball situation, many players must sacrifice millions of dollars.

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Should the Seahawks Pay Marshawn Lynch?

Running backs do have diminished value, and Lynch is getting older. What’s hard to understand is how Seattle’s success has somehow diminished Lynch’s value, despite his role in it.

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About Last Weekend: Deck the Hall

In case you were busy finally getting around to using 100 percent of your brain, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend.

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