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NFL Preview: Falcons Attempt To Defend Title

NFL Preview: Falcons Attempt To Defend Title
September 6, 2018

It’s finally here, folks. After enduring the long drought from the Super Bowl to college football kick-off weekend, the National Football League will once again fill our televisions come Sunday. As the...

Advice On Building A Fantasy Football Team

Chicago Bears quarterback Tyler Bray (9) throws a pass during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs in the third preseason game of the season on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
August 30, 2018

Although it is still blisteringly hot here in Winston-Salem, the cool, crisp air of fall is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing. No, not pumpkin spice lattés being back at Starbucks,...

Assessing Enigmatic Fantasy Baseball Picks

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April 26, 2018

Buy Low AJ Pollock, OF Arizona Diamondbacks The Arizona Diamondbacks’ offense was one of the best in baseball last season, and even after the departure of J.D. Martinez, the D-Backs continue to light...

A Guide to Fantasy Baseball Picks

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April 12, 2018

With the baseball season finally underway, it’s time to give a few tips about how to improve your fantasy baseball teams for the rest of the season. Given we’re about two weeks into the season,  buy...

International Players May go Early in NBA Draft

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April 5, 2018

Scouting and breaking down international players poses a unique challenge because the game they play is entirely different. Layne Vashro of nyloncalculus.com wrote a great series of articles on this topic,...

Injured Stars May Impact NBA Playoff Race

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March 29, 2018

It’s almost upon us. With the Final Four coming this weekend, the absolute peak of the sports year is just entering it’s upswing. Baseball kicks off on Thursday and the NBA and NHL playoffs will ramp...

Using WAR to Determine Player Value

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March 22, 2018

Everywhere from the Northeast to right here in Winston-Salem, it seems that spring can’t come fast enough. While waiting for the inevitable warm weather to get here, we’ve had to deal with all sorts...

NBA Finals “Contenders” and “Pretenders”

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March 16, 2018

With the NBA playoffs only a few weeks away, the debate over who is in line for a shot at the reigning champion Golden State Warriors is in full swing.  So which teams actually have a shot at taking down...

Olympic Hockey Ratings Fall Without NHL Players

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February 22, 2018

One week and four years ago, perhaps the most memorable olympic hockey moment for the U.S. occurred since the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” game against the Soviet Union. Twenty-seven-year-old T.J. Oshie converted...

Mock 2018 NFL Draft:

Mock 2018 NFL Draft:
February 15, 2018

With the Super Bowl concluding last week, many football fans have slipped into a slight depression as there is a mere 190 (but who’s counting?) days until college football kicks off again.  However,...

Analytics Show John Collins’ Success in the NBA

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February 8, 2018

Last season, seemingly out of nowhere, forward John Collins had the kind of breakout season that most sophomores only dream of. Finishing runner- up in ACC Player of the Year rankings, Collins averaged...

Fantasy baseball: Who to buy and who to sell

April 20, 2017

We’re in full swing of the 2017 baseball season and that means that it’s time to discuss buy low sell highs in the MLB world.  SELL HIGH Eric Thames, 1B/OF, Milwaukee Brewers Outside of even the most...

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