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The Morning Mando- Friday, May 20th

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, I take a break from analyzing the NBA’s Conference Finals and look ahead to who the best teams in the league will be three years from now. I’ll also take a stab at predicting the Preakness, play some MLB fact-or-fiction, and explain why the…

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NBA Playoff Predictions- May 19th

*Record 8-5* After being embarrassed in Game 1 and losing by the biggest deficit in playoff history, I’d like to think the Raptors will come out guns blazing and determined to win in tonight’s game. I mean, at least I hope so. I’m just unsure if Toronto even has enough talent and poise to compete with the Cavaliers on this type of stage… Toronto Raptors @ Cleveland Cavaliers The Cavs…

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Rapid Fire MLB Predictions- May 19th

With Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey dueling against each other and with Chris Sale on the hill, maybe we all should be watching one of those games instead of Cavs/Raptors. Home Team in Italics  and Best Bets indicated with ** Previous Night (May 17th):  9-5 (+300 if betting $100 on every game) Overall Record: 93-61 (+3,105) Best Bets: 17-12 (+255)  Baltimore (-110) over Seattle Tough game to call. Considering these teams are pretty even, I’ll…

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Why Did The Knicks Hire Jeff Hornacek?

This is nothing against Jeff Hornacek, I think very highly of him. Although his 101-112 record as a head coach in Phoenix doesn’t say much, Hornacek proved that he has the ability to be a successful coach in the league. In his first season, he took a Suns team that was one of the worst in the NBA to a team that missed the playoffs in a very competitive Western…

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Is it too early too start projecting a Red Sox/Cubs World Series?

This article was originally featured in the latest edition of The Morning Mando.  I’m not great at making long-term sports predictions. But I don’t really think many people are, for that matter. For instance, pretty much every baseball pundit had the Nationals winning the World Series last year. That said, I’m pretty confident that the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs are on a collision corse to meet in this…

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NBA Playoff Predictions- May 18th

*Record 7-5* After last night’s massacre in Cleveland, we are back to watching the actually competitive Western Conference Finals. After a shocking Game 1 turnout, the Warriors seek revenge in what should be another eventful and entertaining matchup with the Thunder. Remaining focused on the end goal of a championship, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook refuse to succumb to complacency and remind us that their work has just begun. As…

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The Morning Mando- Wednesday, May 18th

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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