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Next Chapter

Jets have released Tim Tebow.  So the circus that is the NY Jets just got a little quieter.  

His agent sought a trade to another team but it doesn't look like there is a lot of interest in the league for him.  I think a lot of teams might be interested since the guy still has talent but I don't think any team is willing to take on the distraction that inevitably comes with bringing Tebow to camp.  

If I were Tebow, I would go play a year or two in Canada to prove to everyone I could be a QB.  What do you think is next for Tebow?
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NBA Champs

I give you your next NBA Champions, The Miami Heat

Thunder had the best shot of taking down Lebron and the Heat.  Without Westbrook, they won't make it out of the west. 

Does anyone have a shot to take out Miami?

http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9218035/russell-westbrook-oklahoma-city-thunder-undergoes-knee-surgery

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Yeah because the +NY Jets need more QB controversy. 
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NFL Draft - Turning Nothing Into Something

I still marvel that there is so much interest around the NFL draft every year.  What could be more boring than a bunch of dudes getting up on a podium and announcing a name every few minutes.  Yet the awesome marketing machine that is Google has somehow found a way to turn this rather boring exercise into a weekend long must-see-event.  

Every sports outlet I tune into is talking about the draft and we are in the middle of the NBA playoffs and the Baseball season has just gotten underway.  If anyone has any doubt how obsessed Americans are about the NFL, all one needs to do is look at this.  
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Home Court Advantage

Home teams went 8-0 in the NBA playoffs this weekend.  First time that's happened in more than a decade.  Made for a kind of boring weekend as I'm always rooting for an upset (unless my team is the favorite).  

Do any of the underdogs have a chance this round?  After this weekend, not so sure.
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Can You Steal First from Second?

Apparently you can.  This is one of the more bizarre sequences you will ever see in a MLB game.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/jean-segura-steals-second-then-steals-first-bizarre-103642855--mlb.html

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Man of His Word

Kobe Bryant said the Lakers would make the playoffs and it took them to the very last game but they actually did.  Amazing accomplishment considering they were 17-25 at one point in the season.  Not only did they make the playoffs but they are the #7 seed which allows them to skip a horrible matchup in the OKC Thunder. 

I still don't think they can beat San Antonio without Kobe Bryant but their chances are certainly better than OKC.  

Do you think the Lakers have any shot of doing anything in the playoffs.  Do you see any other upsets happening?
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What's the Right Penalty

In a tight game, on a 3-2 pitch, Zach Greinke hit Carlos Quentin (who is hitting .220).  It is highly doubtful that Greinke had any intention to hit Quentin but rather than just take first, Quentin decided to rush Greinke.  

As a result, Greinke now has a broken collarbone.  It is uncertain how long he will be out but a broken collarbone for a pitcher is probably not something you come back from in a week.

So given the situation, what is the right penalty?  Does it matter that Greinke may be out for a long time?
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Beating Father Time

Kobe Bryant, at 34 years old, is having a truly amazing season.  He is still clearly one of the top 5 players in the game and is basically willing a mediocre Lakers team, which had sky-high expectations, into the playoffs.  The Blazers got off to a hot start and a double digit lead and only a furious comeback at the end allowed the Lakers to stay 1 game ahead of Utah for the final western conference playoff spot.

http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400278891

Do you think the Lakers make it in?  How long do you think Kobe can play at this level?

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NCAA Corruption

As a surprise to no one there is yet another scandal for a major NCAA school.  This one might require Auburn to vacate its 2011 National Championship.  

Given the Rutgers scandal going on and all the problems in the past, is there any "policing" body more inept than the NCAA?

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9131624/auburn-tigers-coaches-bribed-players-altered-grades-broke-recruiting-rules-gene-chizik-according-report
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