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Denver Broncos

Who Does Ashley Lelie Think He Is

By David J. Cohen

NFL mandatory mini-camps have started and in Denver there is a bewildering absentee: Ashley Lelie. Lelie is holding out and demanding a trade because the Broncos are not going to hand him the number 1 receiver position on the team. He wants to go to a team that would place him in that role. The top two receivers on the team are reliable veteran Rod Smith, who gets it done year in and year out, and Javon Walker, who is coming off of an injury but has proven he can be a volatile offensive weapon in this league. Instead of going to camp and competing for the top spot Lelie is whining like a little girl (as his first name would indicate) because he knows that on the field, he isn’t good enough to beat these two out for the spot. And when you look at Lelie’s career production, he shouldn’t be a number one wide-out anywhere.

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New York Knicks

The Balkman and Bailey Circus

By David J. Cohen

The NBA draft has hit the 2 hour mark. So far the proceedings have been chaotic, with everyone trading picks all over the place. Portland makes a trade every 20 minutes. Villanova G Randy Foye has already been on 3 NBA teams. Shane Battier is a Rocket. And somehow UConn PG Marcus Williams is still on the board. The Kings take Quincy Douby, and as the next coming of Jason Kidd lies in wait with his momma the New York Knicks are on the clock.

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Soccer

Now the World Cup Begins: Breakdown

By David J. Cohen

With the field down to 16 and with the playoff portion of the tournament set the true world cup begins. Here is a breakdown of what to expect, organized by halves, as if there were a bracket.

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All Other Sports

Jazil or Barbaro Should Win Kentucky Derby

By David J. Cohen

Da da da dadadum dadadum dadadadum, da da da dadadum dadadum dadadadum. Welcome to the 132nd Kentucky Derby.

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NBA General

2006 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs Breakdown

By David J. Cohen

If all goes according to plan the Pistons will win it all. As for how the conference playoffs unfold…

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NBA General

NBA Western Conference Playoff Breakdown

By David J. Cohen

With the playoffs rolling around it’s time to figure out who will lose to the Pistons in the NBA finals.

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Philadelphia 76ers

Allen Iverson the Ball-Hog: The NBA’s Biggest Myth

By David J. Cohen

The Sixers season is over. Once again they will fall short of the playoffs. And with it begins the talk of whether Sixers G Allen Iverson should be traded both for his sake and for the team’s sake. And as the debate rages on the same image of Iverson is portrayed. He’s selfish. The ball must always go through his hands. He has to get his shots or he’s unhappy. He is built up as a great scorer, but as one that cannot help a contender because of his inability to share the ball. Professional NBA analysts and fans across the nation share a similar idea and see a similar image of Iverson as a player. This idea of Iverson is considered a fact of life. It’s the accepted belief of Allen Iverson as a ball-hog.

It’s the biggest myth in the NBA today.

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NFL General

Reggie Bush the Next Antonio Gates

By David J. Cohen

The entire football world knows Reggie Bush. He is the most elusive player in the draft. He is the most promising player to come into the draft since the turn of the millennium. He is constantly compared to Gale Sayers and Barry Sanders for his effortless change of direction and vision of the football field. All of this stems from his ability as a runner. It all comes from the fact that you hold your breath every time Reggie Bush touches the ball, because you know he can score at any time.

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College Basketball

This Year’s Surprise Bracket Busters

By David J. Cohen

It’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year where the true passion of basketball takes center stage. It’s a time where buzzer beaters, big plays, and upsets captivate us all.

It’s also that time of year where millions of Americans try to create the perfect bracket and take home the cash from various tournament pools. And as the tournament tips off everyone feels they have the winning combination of teams to get a little richer. Then Valparaiso hits a half-court shot and, well, better luck next year.

There will be several teams that surprise millions this year. Here are the teams that will screw up millions of brackets across the nation with just a win or two.

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College Basketball

March Madness: This Year’s Sleepers

By David J. Cohen

It’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year where the true passion of basketball takes center stage. It’s a time where buzzer beaters, big plays, and upsets captivate us all.

It’s also that time of year where millions of Americans try to create the perfect bracket and take home the cash from various tournament pools. And as the tournament tips off everyone feels that they have the winning combination of teams to get a little richer. Then Valparaiso hits a half-court shot and, well, better luck next year.

Picking the upsets in the big dance is tough enough as it is, but this year promises to be especially difficult. It is truly wide open for the first time since 2000. After UConn, Villanova, Memphis, and Duke there is a noticeable decline of dominance. It seems as if anyone can win, and thus, there should be upsets all over the place in this year’s big dance. Oh yeah, and all four #1 seeds won’t make the final four. That never happens. As a matter of fact, usually one of them is bounced in the second round (last year was an exception).

One of the keys to picking a good bracket is knowing the teams before Selection Sunday. Here’s a little description of six teams that may wreck your bracket if you’re not careful.