Sports

April 04, 2017 - 3:35 pm
The Rise Guys talk with Executive Director of Pro Training Center in Clearwater, Florida and long time scout for the NBA, David Thorpe about the championship game last night.
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Mark Kreidler
April 04, 2017 - 3:33 pm
There was a great moment with North Carolina coach Roy Williams the other day. This was before the Tar Heels won the national championship, but after they’d advanced far enough in the NCAA tournament that people had started trying to argue them as an antidote to the one-and-done approach to...
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Whitey Gleason
March 30, 2017 - 2:31 pm
Whitey thinks a 57-point triple double is great and all, but one particular HOFer gave the NBA something better.
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Mark Kreidler
March 23, 2017 - 5:49 pm
So how do you push past the people in your office pool who pick their teams according to which school colors most closely resemble the socks they wore today or the Post-Its that festoon their cubicle? I can’t answer that. The NCAA tournament works in strange and nauseating ways. But I do know that...
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Mark Kreidler
February 14, 2017 - 6:15 am
I like Rob Manfred. Having Rob Manfred as commissioner of baseball like putting your nuttiest uncle in charge of the family barbecue. You know that in the big picture, it'll all work out fine, but there's also a sensational chance that something weird will happen, which the family will then get to...
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Mark Kreidler
January 27, 2017 - 5:32 am
So Jed York and Paraag Marathe, the man recently unmasked as Problem One for the 49ers as they attempt to upgrade their staff, landed in Atlanta on Friday to interview Falcons offensive guru Kyle Shanahan. They would like for Shanahan to become their head coach. Or is that head coach and...
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Mark Kreidler
January 18, 2017 - 6:28 am
And while we're fixing everything else that's wrong with the idiot baseball writers and their idiotic voting process and their insane-idiot results……. Maybe a little more inclusiveness will do. Since its inception, the Baseball Hall of Fame has entrusted the vote to the writers. More specifically,...
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Mark Kreidler
January 17, 2017 - 4:39 am
The first sports lesson from our long weekend? Aside from "schedule the Packers and Cowboys five times a year if at all possible," it may well be this: The easiest explanation is almost always the wrong one. Not even in the scoreboard-says-winner, no-doubt-about-it world of games is such quick...
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Mark Kreidler
January 05, 2017 - 8:00 am
Right, right: It's going to come down, ultimately, to a kid. Just not the one you were imagining. But that's where it is this week: The Raiders' chances of making a dent in these AFC playoffs – and I think we all can agree that beating Houston only counts as a dent – rest to a great extent on the...
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Mark Kreidler
December 01, 2016 - 7:04 am
Rob Manfred and the folks who negotiate things in Major League Baseball have made one idea very clear: They're perfectly capable of recognizing and erasing mistakes. Good. Fabulous. Kudos bars all around. And now it's time to take that beautiful realization one step further, and realign the MLB...
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