The Morning Mando- Wednesday, May 18th

May 18, 2016

You’re reading The Morning Mando, a column released on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings about four of the most intriguing stories in sports. In today’s edition, the top two stories come from the NBA, where I’ll preview what Oklahoma City must do to take a commanding 2-0 lead over Golden State and give an early NBA mock draft based on last night’s lottery results. I’ll also discuss my vision of…

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Could Early Retirement Cost Calvin Johnson a Spot in the Hall of Fame?

May 17, 2016

The Detroit Lions, as we know, were dealt a major blow this offseason when Calvin Johnson surprisingly announced that he was retiring. Since entering the league in 2007, Megatron was regarded as not just one of the best receivers, but one of the best players in the game. Now, it was clear that Johnson was not quite as dominant over the last year or two, at least compared to how…

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Gronk To Be Madden 17 Cover Boy

May 13, 2016

Not a bad choice EA, not a bad choice at all. Despite being a Jets fan, I can’t help but admire how awesome Rob Gronkowski is. From trucking defenders and catching touchdown passes to partying on a boat with beautiful women, how can you not respect the guy? Don’t get me wrong, when the Jets and Patriots play I’m rooting for Gronk to get his teeth kicked in. In fact, how can I…

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Ranking the Best Teams in All of Sports

May 9, 2016

Weekly power rankings are ubiquitous in every sport. Yet how come I’ve never seen power rankings of teams across sports? I thought of this while watching the Golden State Warriors play the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 last night. Though they lost, I think the Warriors are clearly the best team in sports (in America at least) based on what they have accomplished over the last one to two…

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Las Vegas and Six Other Cities a New Sports Team Should Be

May 6, 2016

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has been in the news recently because he is seriously considering moving the Raiders to Las Vegas. I’ve heard the NFL is not to keen on this idea, but I like it for a few reasons. One, I was in the Bay Area earlier this year for a Warriors game and I could not help but notice what a dump the O.co Coliseum is. No wonder…

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Early Bird Fantasy Football Top 10 Rankings

May 6, 2016

I know, I know. Its the beginning of May, why am I worried about fantasy football? The Super Bowl was just a couple months ago and teams haven’t even met for OTAs. But football season seems so close, I can taste it. In fact, just the other day I found out that mock draft lobbies are now open on ESPN. So due to my undying love for fantasy football, and boredom, here…

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Ranking the Thirteen Most-Cursed Franchises in Sports

May 3, 2016

As the Portland Trailblazers battle the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers and their fans must be miserable. Injuries to their two star players–Chris Paul and Blake Griffin–not only derailed their chances of beating the Blazers, but an opportunity to knock off the Stephen Curry-less Warriors as well. To say that nothing goes right for the Clippers is an understatement. Even after climbing out…

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