Why the NBA Finals Won’t Make It To A Game 6

June 6, 2016

Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals was competitive for the first 24 minutes. The Golden State Warriors had just wrapped up a productive second quarter, but only led 52-44 at the intermission. Then the Warriors decided that they wanted this win to be easy. They jogged, nonchalantly, out of the tunnel of Oracle Arena, and threw the Cleveland Cavaliers into a fog of misery that had Clevelanders yearning for…

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The Mystery of the Red Sox Starting Rotation

June 3, 2016

54 games into the season, the Boston Red Sox have a lot to be happy about. They lead the American League East at 32-22, and boast arguably the best offense in baseball. Jackie Bradley Jr. has enjoyed a revival at the plate, courtesy of a 29-game hitting streak that propelled his batting average to near .350 at one point. Xander Bogaerts enters Friday’s game with a 26-game hitting streak, and…

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Keys to Game 7 of Warriors-Thunder

May 30, 2016

The biggest game of the NBA season is tonight, as the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder will square off in Game 7 of their Western Conference Final series. The winner tonight will move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Golden State is looking for its second consecutive appearance in the finals, while OKC is shooting for its first finals birth since 2012, and just…

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5 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season, From a Check Down Newbie

May 28, 2016

  My name is Jack McElduff, and it gives me great pleasure to write my first piece for Check Down. I am heading into my sophomore year at Marist College (go Foxes), and couldn’t be more excited to start writing. Erik Manditch (known to the Check Down community as “Mando”) is an old high school friend of mine, so kudos to him for seeing my potential. With that said, I’d…

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