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JMarlo

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How NCAA Realignment Should (But Won’t) Shake Out

sidepoints.com - The good news for college football fans is that the closer we get to the reality of super-conferences, the closer a national championship playoff system is to finally happening. Right now, there are 11 conferences plus 4 independents, including the ...

Handicapping the Andrew Luck Derby

sidepoints.com - We have just past the quarter pole of the NFL season. That means that one terrible lucky team is well on their way to losing their way to drafting Stanford's Andrew Luck. Which team is in the driver's seat? Let’s ...

2011 World Series Preview: Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

sidepoints.com - n one of the more unlikely matchups imaginable the St. Louis Cardinals kick off this year’s fall classic on Wednesday by hosting the AL Champion Texas Rangers. Can the Cinderella Cards finish the run or does Texas have too much ...


When the Going Gets Tough, The Weak Quit.

sidepoints.com - LeBron James is holding up to his end of the promise to win “Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven” championships with Miami. Eight years in and he’s still got “not one,” a ...

What Baseball Means to Me

sidepoints.com - Baseball means a lot of things to a lot of people. To some people it’s nothing, to others, a fun way to spend an evening. To me? it’s more than that, it’s more than I could ever put into words… It ...

A Brief Primer on Baseball’s Unwritten Rules

sidepoints.com - With baseball’s opening day less than 48 short hours away my excitement and anticipation levels are approaching levels only equaled by Bartolo Colon’s weight. Tomorrow I will post my predictions for the season, but today is a public service announcement ...


It’s Time for the NCAA to Extend the 3-Point Line

sidepoints.com - While the 2011 edition of the NCAA Tournament has proven to be the craziest in the history of the seeding process one issue has announced itself loud and clear: the 3-point line needs to be extended. The Southern Conference was ...

Tecmo Super Bowl Lives on 20 Years After Release

sidepoints.com - “Down! Set! Hut, hut, hut, hut, hut, hut, hut, hut, hut…” If you don’t recognize that sequence of simple sounds, you probably aren’t a male between the ages of: 22-38. For if you were you would undoubtedly recognize that string as ...

Barry Bonds Trial a Portrait of Absurdity

sidepoints.com - Is Barry Bonds a jerk? Maybe. Did he use performance enhancing drugs? Undoubtedly. Should he be facing highly-publicized federal prosecution for perjury because of these two things? Of course not. This Barry Bonds witch hunt would be laughable if it weren’t ...

Before Entering a Bracket Pool, Make Sure to Check the Scoring System

sidepoints.com - March Madness pools are as common these days as reality television shows. Seemingly everyone is entered into one and follow their brackets like gospel. However, most people neglect to take into the account the importance of the proper scoring system.