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Sept. 29, 2017
Follow @skyler_carlin Need to know how to avoid leaving big points on your bench? You’re in the right place! We’re now through three weeks in the NFL regular season. What we know so far is Kareem Hunt is a stud and Stefan Diggs is an underrated option at WR. If you had Derek Carr as your quarterback this week I apologize on behalf of him and assure you that his Week 3 game against the Redskins will be his worst game this season (I sure hope it is). Now let’s get on to my picks for this week. My decisions are made based on PPR (points per reception) scoring so don’t @ me. QBs to start in Week 4: Russell Wilson (vs. Colts): Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks offense has struggled mightily but we may have seen a fire finally ignite in them in Week 3. It’s not a forest fire but maybe more like a sparkler. Wilson had 33 points in Week 3 after totaling just 23 in the first two weeks. Wilson should be poised for another big week as he faces a porous Indianapolis Colts defense. Carson Wentz (vs. Chargers): I don’t know why but I […]
Sept. 28, 2017
By Asha Doucet Follow @planetasha Better late than never even though never late is better. In The Front Row discusses winners and losers from NFL Week 3. Another week is in the books, which means more winners and losers to look at. Week 3 Deshaun Watson got welcomed to the NFL the New England Patriots’ way, the Oakland Raiders offense was a no-show and the Jacksonville Jaguars keep quieting the doubters. Some winless teams finally got one in the W column and the New York Giants took another L while a couple of teams remain undefeated and sit at the top of their conferences. Here is a recap of the major winners and losers from Week 3 of football.
Sept. 27, 2017
On this week’s episode hosts, Chris Rodriguez & Devin White talk about the NFL and their kneeling controversy. Following that they dive into the NBA off-season moves, the start of Lakers training camp and season predictions. They close with the Dodgers and the corruption surrounding the Canelo vs GGG fight.
Sept. 26, 2017
Follow @KKGETSBUCKETS Lakers Media Day 2017. An inside look at your 2017 Los Angeles Lakers team under head coach Luke Walton. The Los Angeles Lakers held their annual media day on September 25, 2017, at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo, California. A big question from media day is will the Los Angeles Lakers play Luol Deng. I believe he should get traded but we’ll see how the first day of Training Camp and scrimmage go. When Lonzo Ball is off the court, Tyler Ennis will be the backup PG. Head coach Luke Walton said the team culture is changing but it takes time. The Lakers drafted Ball with the No. 2 pick and added veterans Brook Lopez from the Brooklyn Nets, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to aid in the development of the team. L.A. has a young talented core who are looking towards becoming playoff contenders.The Addition of Andrew Bogut will also play a huge role in the team’s development. Ball movement is the key for the Lakers and everyone will get rewarded with Lonzo at PG. However, Walton says the emphasis for the team this year is defense and that he’ll use different lineups and rotations this year. At media day […]
Sept. 24, 2017
By Justin Batiste Follow @justinbatiste22 Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook have been highly criticized for not being able to win because of their style of play. What if the two are able to make this work along with Paul George? Will the Oklahoma City Thunder be able to pull this off? Can two ball dominant players come together to play as one–that’s the bigger question. Throughout Carmelo Anthony’s career, he’s been regarded as a player that needs the ball in his hands in order for him to be effective–Westbrook as well. Paul George not so much but it will be an adjustment for George to play with two other superstars. George is used to the offense going through him. Now he is playing with two others in Anthony and Russell Westbrook that are used to the same thing. Anthony and Westbrook have been said to be two of the hardest players to play with but what if the two can come together and make a playoff run with Paul George. This would change the whole notion that ball dominant players can’t coexist. The Thunder have a chance to prove something. If Westbrook and Anthony can this work, no one will question […]
Sept. 24, 2017
Follow @planetasha The NBA summer has been lit and the latest blockbuster move sends Carmelo Anthony to OKC but doesn’t put them ahead of the Warriors. So much for hating super teams. The Oklahoma City Thunder are the latest organization to add their name to that list thanks to General Manager Sam Presti and the magic he’s made this summer. Presti turned Kanter, Oladipo, Sabonis, Cam Payne, Joffrey, and Morrow into Paul George and Carmelo Anthony #SummerofSam — Andrew Schlecht (@AndrewKSchlecht) September 23, 2017 Presti has managed to turn OKC into the newest team with a big three by acquiring Carmelo Anthony in a trade with the New York Knicks for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 draft pick. New York has agreed to a deal to send Carmelo Anthony to OKC for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 23, 2017 The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Anthony would join Paul George and Russell Westbrook on the Thunder, and although this move certainly makes OKC more of a contender, does it make them better than the Golden State Warriors. The answer is unequivocally a […]
Sept. 23, 2017
Stanford is known for its run game, but on Saturday, @ronaldjones25 and @yt_deon gave the Cardinal a taste of its own medicine. #USC pic.twitter.com/74LjmEyNFA — Annenberg Sports (@ANNMediaSports) September 12, 2017 Follow @KKGETSBUCKETS USC hosts the Stanford Cardinals in an early PAC 12 meeting that proves they are a team to beat. This has been a tough matchup for USC the last couple of years as Stanford’s physicality has had the advantage. USC has the quarterback advantage, however, with Sam Darnold under center. Darnold is still working on his footwork in the pocket but he’s cool in the gun when he faces pressure. USC’s defense dominated up front in this matchup and kept Stanford’s running game at bay. The Trojans also have a great offensive line, which makes them a good football team under the wing of Coach Clay Helton. They had a whopping 624 yards of offense that night with Uchenna Nwosu being a spark for them and the most dominant player on the field. Ajene Harris was huge on defense for the Trojans, which is what they needed because that’s where championships are won and lost. Stanford struggled with the run game and barely got going in the final seven minutes of […]
Sept. 21, 2017
By Skyler Carlin Follow @skyler_carlin Week 3 is already upon us but don’t fret you’re in the right place for the best Fantasy advice. We’re already through two weeks of the regular season and we’ve had a few surprises so far. Guys like Le’Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott have been disappointing with Elliott being the 16th highest scoring RB and Bell currently the 25th. Kareem Hunt is the leading RB in Fantasy like everyone expected, and there’s a huge gap between him and the second highest scoring RB. My decisions are based on PPR scoring so don’t @ me. Week 3 is set to begin so let’s take a look at who to start this week. QBs to start in Week 3: Cam Newton (vs. Saints): Cam Newton has started the season in a bit of a rut but have no fear, the Saints defense is here. QBs against the Saints defense has combined for 793 yards and 6 touchdowns in just two games. Newton should be able to feast on a terrible defense and score a couple touchdowns, unlike last week where the Panthers failed to get into the end zone. Newton is a top five QB option this week. […]
Sept. 20, 2017
By Chris Rodriguez Follow @Chris_ITFR True boxing fans were eagerly waiting for the Canelo vs. GGG fight, and although they saw a good bout, it ended in controversial fashion. Make no mistake, 2017 has been a great year for the sport of boxing. We’ve seen some great fights like Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko at a sold-out 90,000 seat Wembley Stadium. Then we witnessed the emergence of boxing superstar Vasyl Lomachenko. Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev certainly didn’t disappoint, and the amazing circus of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor also turned heads. To follow those up the fans got what they were clambering for, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The fight happened to end in a controversial fashion but was undoubtedly great anyway. Most of those who watched GGG/Canelo scored the fight as a close victory for GGG. There was also a minority that scored it a draw. But let’s get to the elephant in the room, which was the scorecard of judge Adalaide Byrd. Byrd scored the match 118-110, in Canelo’s favor. If you’re not aware of what that means, it means she gave 10 rounds to Canelo and only 2 rounds to GGG, which is without […]
Sept. 19, 2017
By Asha Doucet Follow @planetasha Two weeks down, fifteen more to go. Here is a look at winners and losers from Week 2 of the NFL. The season is young but the good and the bad are already rolling. Some teams and players bounced back from less than stellar performances in Week 1 while some came crashing down from a high. Then there are teams and players that are still cruising (so far) and those still sinking. From Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and Michael Crabtree and the Oakland Raiders to Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys and Eli Manning and the New York Giants, there were major winners and losers in Week 2 of NFL action. Some teams predictably did well while others inexplicably continue to struggle. One thing that stands out so far is that many teams that looked like preseason favorites have already dropped a game. But instead of focusing on surprising records just two weeks in, let’s focus on those individual players and teams that thrived and those that were crushed.