Are the 49ers the New ’90s Buffalo Bills?

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Championship Sunday in the NFL recently wrapped up, and we have our Super Bowl matchup. We will jump into the matchup between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks next Tuesday. Today, we’ll eulogize the San Francisco 49ers’ season. The Niners and Seahawks were the smart pick to face each other in the NFC Championship game. […]

4 Ways Being 30 Has Ruined My Sports Fandom

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30. I’m behind on all the goals I had for myself at this age when I was a kid. I was supposed to be a billionaire, astronaut, NBA player (point guard for the Pistons, #1 draft pick of course), Sportscenter anchor, and music mogul. Not a rapper, more like Diddy. Just talk shit on other […]

Remembering James Avery Through the NFL Wild Card Weekend

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Thank God for football. In the past week, there was the tragic passing of James Avery (aka Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoons), and temperatures no human should endure here in Chicago. Needless to say, there has been little to get excited about […]

Three (More) Reasons the Green Bay Packers Will Win the Super Bowl

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I suck at predictions. Like, I’m really terrible at them (all separate links by the way). It’s ridiculous to try and predict anything in sports before the season starts, but it’s also what makes being a sports fan so fun. Not an excuse, I still suck at predicting things. So as we look ahead to […]

SBM Sports: A Tale of Two Quarterbacks From Last Sunday’s NFL Games

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Week 16 in the NFL is an important day for most (real and fake) teams. It’s Super Bowl week in most (well-run) fantasy leagues. And it’s do or die time for actual, real-life teams. Division championships, seedings, and playoff berths are all on the line. A few teams control their own destiny, and what they […]

Here We Go Again, Tony Romo…And Crew

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Here we go again. Every time I try to defend Tony Romo, he goes all Romo again, further solidifying his reputation as a choker. This past Sunday, Romo threw two interceptions in the final three minutes against the Green Bay Packers. One led to the go-ahead touchdown, the other sealed the game as Matt Flynn […]

Why Kobe’s Return Makes the Lakers…Exactly the Same

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Nine points, eight rebounds, eight turnovers. Of course, Kobe Bryant’s return to the Los Angeles Lakers had little to do with Sunday’s game. Bryant’s role in the surprisingly positive (even at 10-10) start is much more important. The Lakers have resembled an actual NBA team thus far, a complete surprise to me. My predictions aren’t […]

SBM Sports: 3 Reasons Jameis Winston Should STILL Be the Heisman Favorite

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Make no mistake; there is only one choice for the Heisman Trophy this season: Jameis Winston. Winston’s numbers have been incredible, and he’s done it without playing in the fourth quarter of many games. He has the Florida State Seminoles in position to play for their first BCS National Championship since 2000. So what’s the […]

SBM Sports: 83 Reasons Julius Randle is Overrated

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Fabian McNally stops in this week to offer his insight on highly touted college basketball player Julius Randle. Follow him at @FabianMcNally for his insights into sports, or to roast him…whatever. Julius Randle came into the college basketball season ranked, by many, as the 3rd best collegiate prospect behind Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Three […]

Spoiler Alert! The 2014 Final Four Teams Revealed

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Somewhere in the midst of this Sports Nirvana, with the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB Playoffs going on, the College Basketball season kicked off. There was too much to cover in this weekly space, so it slipped through the cracks. That gets fixed now. Every team has played at least one game. So I took […]