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Welcome to the Draft Circus! 8 Big Questions on the eve of the 2012 NFL Draft

SCOTT JACOBS The NFL Draft is one giant crap shoot, but it’s also quite the circus. So we... 

Welcome to the Draft Circus! 8 Big Questions on the eve of the 2012 NFL Draft

The sad tale of the Suns: once a shining star, now buried in irrelevance

SCOTT JACOBS Sports run in cycles. For most franchises, tasting victory consistently is a hard fought... 

The sad tale of the Suns: once a shining star, now buried in irrelevance

Is pro football writing it’s own death certificate? — Can the game be safe, but retain what makes its great?

Is pro football writing it’s own death certificate? — Can the game be safe, but retain what makes its great?

SCOTT JACOBS

The NFL is in a sticky wicket. It’s the most popular league in the United States by a wide margin, and with popularity, comes a closer examination than any other sport. Then you throw in former players, young in their early 40’s going the suicidal route – possibly due to head injuries sustained while playing the game – lawsuits everywhere (over 500 former players are involved with numerous class action suits suing the league for various post-career problems), and you’re left with a sport teetering on the edge of potential – and hear me out here – extinction. It sucks that so many folks have to get a quality bong from the best online headshop simply to survive! Sometimes you have to smoke your way out of a concusssion.

Football is fun to watch. It’s exciting, it’s violent, it’s an amazing experience live, and almost as good in HD at your local sports bar or on your couch. People love to gamble on it, build fantasy football teams through it, and use it to bond with friends and loved ones. It’s a passion passed on from generation to generation – a game evolving as the equipment and rules have.

Take Thanksgiving as a prime example; Aside from the floats, turkey (or steak), and family, what is the common denominator that most people take part in – watching football. ESPN spends more time talking about the buildup to the NFL Draft than they do the NHL Playoffs. Granted they own the rights (along with NFL Network) to coverage of the draft, but that’s not the point. (more…)

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Holy Clips! LA pulls off shocker, overcomes 24 point deficit to stun Grizzlies

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48 minutes.

Not 40. Not 42. Not 46.

In the NBA if you don’t play every minute of playoff basketball with untempered enthusiasm and smarts, you could be prone to the pitfalls of history. And not the good kind. Not the kind that supports a good cause.

It was 95-71 with 8 minutes remaining, the Grizzlies had the lead. And then Rudy Gay got into the lane, stopped, and hoisted up one last shot which clanked cruely off the front of the rim, and Eric Bledsoe, got the ball, threw it up in the air, and the Los Angeles Clippers bench came flying onto the court, soaking in the remnants of one of the more remarkable comebacks in sports history. (more…)

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Rose’s ACL injury a devastating blow to Bulls: another reminder that health is guaranteed to no one

Rose’s ACL injury a devastating blow to Bulls: another reminder that health is guaranteed to no one

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The Bulls have overcome adversity before. With their 2011 MVP Derrick Rose shelved for nearly 27 games in this lockout shortened season due to various injuries, Chicago banded together, showing an impressive resilience and team resolve that helped them finish off the best record in the NBA for the second consecutive season.

They beat some of the NBA’s elite without their no-nonsense, shy in the spotlight superstar, including the team many expected to be in their way as they headed towards the East finish line: the Miami Heat.

Still, the Bulls had developed the type of bench and team chemistry that most teams could only dream of, and they were a unit confident in their abilities to make a deep, championship like run with the uber-talented Rose. (more…)

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Juiced Sports Presents: Day Two Edition

Juiced Sports Presents: Day Two Edition
MIKE KAYE
The first round is history and there are still two days of draft fun to be had. There were some surprises and a few rises as well as falls in the annual selection process. Juiced Sports takes an immediate look at how the draft could go on Friday evening.

Round 2

33. St. Louis: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

The Rams were able to take care of defense in the first with DT Michael Brockers from LSU. Now they can give their first round-worthy wide receiver in Stephen Hill.

34. Indianapolis: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

Andrew Luck needs someone to throw the ball to outside of Reggie Wayne and Luck is more than comfortable with Fleener who will come in and be his safety net.
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Juiced Sports 2012 NFL Draft Running Diary

Juiced Sports 2012 NFL Draft Running Diary

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Join us tonight on the site or on CoverItLive.com for our running commentary, thoughts, insight, and analysis on the 2012 NFL Draft. It’s sure to be a good time, and an interesting collection of characters that we’ll be breaking down. The fun starts at 7.

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Welcome to the Draft Circus! 8 Big Questions on the eve of the 2012 NFL Draft

Welcome to the Draft Circus! 8 Big Questions on the eve of the 2012 NFL Draft

SCOTT JACOBS

The NFL Draft is one giant crap shoot, but it’s also quite the circus. So we brought in our NFL Draft ringmaster, Mike Kaye to shed some light on 8 key NFL Draft questions. What did our NFL Draft expert have to say?

Here’s what we discussed:

1. Will Luck live up to the hype? 0:24
2. Luck or RG3? 0:54
3. Most underrated player in the draft? 1:56
4. Most overrated player in the draft? 2:58
5. Tannehill or Weeden? 3:47
6. Small school player poised to make a big time NFL impact? 4:36
7. Low character, high talent guy who can be a star? 5:38
8. Late round steal? 6:50

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The sad tale of the Suns: once a shining star, now buried in irrelevance

The sad tale of the Suns: once a shining star, now buried in irrelevance

SCOTT JACOBS

Sports run in cycles. For most franchises, tasting victory consistently is a hard fought process, that takes years of great drafting, deft trades, and savvy personnel at the top. It takes luck, skill, vision, facilities, and an owner committed to some kind of winning.

You don’t just luck into a championship. Titles don’t fall from the sky. They are not a right. They are not promised. They are exclusive moments earned by the few lucky ones who squeeze through the tightly guarded gates.

That’s sports in a nutshell. For every Los Angeles Lakers, New York Yankees, and Detroit Red Wings, there’s a bunch of other teams constantly trying to get over the hump, or to the hump, or close enough to see the light gleaming off the hump.

On Tuesday, the Phoenix Suns ran into that hump. Coming into the night as the 9 seed in a Western Conference only willing to admit 8, the Suns had to beat Utah in Salt Lake City to keep alive their playoff hopes. They lost. (more…)

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20 Predictions and Explanations for the 2012 NFL Draft

20 Predictions and Explanations for the 2012 NFL Draft

MIKE KAYE

The 2012 NFL Draft is a few days away. With speculation at an all-time high, Juiced Sports looks into the Juiced Crystal Ball for answers.

1. Let’s start with an easy one: Every team that has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd round pick will draft at least one wide receiver at some point in the three-day period. This isn’t the most stellar group of WRs ever, but it is one of the deepest. You can get a quality guy all the way up until, at least, the fifth round. (more…)

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