Hats, Horses, and Happiness: Kentucky Derby Preview

It’s time for the fastest two minutes in sports!  Find your light blue shorts, dust off your elitist fanciest hat, and prepare to google ‘Randy Moss horse racing’.  Whether you’re on your way to place your bets or are headed to a derby party, I’m here to give you the rundown on the field to give you a leg up on the rest of the crowd.  I’ll even give some FREE picks for all you degenerates out there!

NOTE: Odds are from KentuckyDerby.com as of 5/6 at 1:00 PM.  All analysis is based on 30 seconds of research on the internet as I wrote.
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Draft Recap: What We Thought

nfldraft_c-smyth_08-780uw-780x480After all the nervous anticipation, the 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone. Philadelphia has received broad acclaim for turning the sometimes monotonous event into a full-on football experience. But more importantly, the Philadelphia Eagles have a crop of new players. So, with that in mind, the gang answered a few questions:

The picks are in. The 2017 Bears are the Browns of yesteryear. The Eagles have an exciting new talent corps. What grade are you giving the Eagles for this draft? Continue reading

Eagles Mock Draft 1.0

Round 1 (14) – Gareon Conley | CB | Ohio State | 6’0” | 195
NFL Comp: Darius Slay
As of Friday, I was almost certain that the Eagles were going to draft Sidney Jones from Washington; however, at his pro day Jones tore his Achilles tendon, so th6_5027964ere is no way Jones gets drafted in the first round. The next-best corner on my draft board is Gareon Conley from Ohio State, who excelled during the combine. Conley posted a 4.44 40-yard dash, 37-inch vertical, and was a top performer with a 6.68-second three-cone drill. Conley is an extremely long defender with 33-inch arms, but doesn’t lose quickness or fluidity. Conley also played various coverages at Ohio State showing competency at press, off-man, and zone coverages. Conley possess instincts required for the position and ball skills to create turnovers at the next level with 4 interceptions and 8 passes defensed last season. He fits the Eagles’ system and would be a good matchup against Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

2017 NBA Draft: March Big Board & Sixers Mock Draft (and much more!)

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1 – Markelle Fultz (PG – 6’4” 195 lbs, Washington – FR)

(previous rank: 1)

I’ll be the first to admit that I watched far less Washington games than I should have, but I couldn’t do it.  I wasn’t going to stay up until 11 just to watch a sorry excuse for basketball.  The Huskies were awful.  They had a group of guys and Markelle Fultz.  Fultz put on a show night-in and night-out, carrying the team on his back on a slash line of 23/6/6.  I can’t tell you how many times Fultz split a double-team, moved into the lane and delivered a perfect pass only for it to be mishandled out of bounds.  Had he been on a good team, maybe the numbers aren’t as good, but don’t let that distract you from the talent.  It’s obvious he still has a lot to learn about running the point, but what he was able to do while learning on the job and without any semblance of a supporting cast showed poise beyond his years.  His pull-up game has been most impressive to me.  Typically players will pad their numbers with open looks off screens – not Fultz.  Fultz has no problem stopping his dribble and shooting (on or off balance) from anywhere on the court, yet he still did it efficiently.  Looking for a negative?  His free-throw percentage was less than stellar (65%) and his defense was lacking to say the least.  His physical tools and raw ability will be enough to make him a competent defender, so I’m not worried in the least.  Fultz is a superstar in waiting.

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