After making a blockbuster trade with the Utah Jazz for Donovan Mitchell, hopes were high for the Cleveland Cavs. They made it to the play-in tournament last season, ultimately losing to the more experienced Nets and Hawks to miss out on the playoffs, but with such a young and talented core, the future looked bright.… Read More The Cleveland Cavaliers Might Be For Real | The Tank for Wembanyama Race is Not Going According to Plan | The Lakers Finally Get a Win?!
I will start here with my game notes, taken in real time as I was watching the game. I did this with the Alabama vs. Tennessee game and I really liked it, so I decided to do it with this game. I think I’m going to do it with all the big time games, at… Read More Ohio State vs. Penn State Game Notes: Is Ohio State’s Lackluster Run Game a Reason to Panic?
I’m going to dig into the two biggest matchups of the weekend here and provide a final score prediction for each of them. We’ll start with Kentucky at Tennessee. (19) Kentucky at (3) Tennessee (UT -11.5, o/u 61.0) Reasons Kentucky could pull off the upset: Reasons Tennessee will avoid the upset: So that’s my case… Read More CFB Game Predictions: Tennessee vs. Kentucky, Ohio State vs. Penn State — Upsets Possible? PLUS: Power Ratings and Betting Picks
I’m going to do weekly tier rankings from now on. Here’s what I’ve got. Half the league is certified MID: Yes, I think the Rams, Bucs, 49ers, Packers and Ravens are all mid. And the Cowboys, too. And the Chargers (more on them soon). I just have not been wow’d by them at all, but… Read More NFL Week 7 Reactions and Hot Takes: The National Mid League, and a Changing of the Guard
Russell Westbrook sat for tonight’s game against the Nuggets due to a mysterious hamstring injury that he supposedly incurred during the preseason, but which didn’t keep him out of the first three games. Didn’t matter. The Lakers’ problems go way deeper than just Russell Westbrook. Don’t get me wrong, he still has to go, he… Read More The Lakers Have More Problems than just Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook may have just played his last NBA game. Seriously. If that game against the Blazers wasn’t his last, it’s close to it—he only has a few more games left before he’s benched, then traded, then bought-out, and then is no longer on an NBA roster. The Lakers lost 106-104 to the Blazers yesterday,… Read More We’re Witnessing the End of Russell Westbrook’s NBA Career
It wasn’t the greatest week of college football action. After last week, where we had the epic Tennessee-Bama game, and then Utah and USC closed us out with a thriller after midnight, this week was pretty quiet, all things considered. Syracuse almost pulled off an incredible upset over Clemson, but came up just short at… Read More College Football Week 8 Observations, Reactions and Hot Takes
Guest post by FTP SEC insiders Hunter Jefferson Davis Reagan, and Carter Lee Dawson IV, who are based out of Oxford, Mississippi. Honorable mention: Michigan. Y’all already know Georgia beated the hell out of the Wolverines last year in the playoffs, but they sure put a lickin’ on Penn State last weekend. And Penn State… Read More SEC REPORT: HUNTER AND CARTER’S WEEK 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS
The Lakers just lost their second game in as many tries to begin this 2023 NBA season, this time to the Clippers by a score of 103-97. It was actually a tight game at times, but there were also stretches when the Lakers would fall behind 15+ and have to storm back in order to… Read More What Is The Plan For the Los Angeles Lakers?
Joel Klatt brought this up recently. Starts around the 17:49 mark: The basic gist of what he’s saying here is that divisions within college football conferences are dumb and outdated and are actually hurting the sport. The reason we have divisions is because there was a time when they were required in order to have… Read More College Football Needs to Get Rid of Divisions, Plus: When Will Nick Saban “Fall Off”?