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The Miami Heat (44-14) are reigning supreme over a fairly weak Eastern Conference this season, and most believe that they have an easy path to the 2013 NBA Finals.  However, there are a few teams (New York, Boston, Indiana) in the East that could give The Big Three a run for their money when the Playoffs roll around. Here's my take on why the Pacers have the best shot at taking down Erik Spoelstra's squad in May.

After a wild first night in the Big South teams in five more conferences begin their quests for glory. The Atlantic Sun kicks off at 2:30 with North Florida facing Florida Gulf Coast. The others conferences starting play are the Northeast Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Patriot League, and West Coast Conference.

I don’t think there is a fan base in the NHL that doesn’t see realignment as a positive for the NHL. Besides cultivating regional rivalries and stimulating down economies for struggling markets, it will provide the opportunity to add new franchises. Under the current proposal the Eastern Conference would add Detroit and Columbus giving it 17 teams and leaving the Western Conference with 15 teams and a possibility of expanding by 2 teams through the addition. The NHL has been taught tough lessons about hockey markets with the failure of Atlanta and the struggles of Columbus. With Phoenix in flux at this point without a completed ownership deal it could take moving the Coyotes to be completed before 2 expansion franchises become reality. A guiding light though for relocation and expansion will be what brought the Jets back to Winnipeg. So assuming Phoenix is identified as a market incapable of sustaining an NHL team that would create a need to identify and create franchises in 3 markets all located in the western portion of North America.

Anderson "The Spider" Silva will be back in action at UFC 162, but his opponent is not who many fight fans were hoping to hear. 

The New Jersey Devils have quickly gone from being one of the top teams in the NHL to middle of the pack and it seems to be getting worse.  What has gone wrong for the Devils and what can they do to fix it?

The Dallas Cowboys have several holes to fill this off-season if they plan on competing in the NFC next year. Here is a list of the names that should be at the top of the Cowboys Draft Board.

The talk about Darrelle Revis being traded keeps gaining momentum as we get closer to NFL teams opening up business for the upcoming FA season, and the Jets are now in "Serious" talks with 4 teams who are willing to trade for the #1 Cornerback in the league (When healthy) so which team is actually in the lead? Lets break it down... 

Every year the first overall pick is the toughest for a fantasy owner. He or she will likely not have another pick until 20th or 24th overall, so you have to make it count. Many say Miguel Cabrera is the sure pick at number 1 overall selection. But some say Mike Trout should be the pick. A wise man once said in Fantasy Sports, you cannot win your league with your first round selection. But you can most definitely lose it.

Alabama's running backs never seek to impress and this guy won't change stat stereotype.

As the baseball season draws closer, it is an exciting time for fans all over the country. It marks a fresh start, and new beginning whether a fan of the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants, or the Houston Astros who looked more like a beer league soft ball team last year. All in all it is a great time of year, as long as you are not a New York Mets fan.

The playoff stretch is nearing for most fantasy basketball leagues and now is the time to make the necessary adjustments to make a strong playoff push. If the trade deadline in your league has not passed, here are some names to avoid or try and trade for.

The New York Giants roll into the 2013 season with an abundance of offseason needs.  Their typical approach to address such areas is through the NFL Draft, which starts on April 25th.   With Chris Snee, David Diehl and David Baas all undergoing offseason surgery, offensive line is clearly one position Coach Tom Coughlin and General Manager Jerry Reese need to tackle.  We know the Giants won’t waste a first round pick on a Quarterback, Wide Receiver or Running back, but that’s about all we can rule out.  So who’s going to hear their name called with the 19th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft? 

Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon says "It's time to start playing the kids" .... Markstrom the Cats new starting goalie!


The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers are two teams that have hovered around .500 all year, struggled to put together win streaks, and have been victims of inconsistent team play. A rivalry showcased last year in HBO's 24/7, the Rangers and Flyers are two teams that just don't like eachother. However many things, have changed since the Rangers dominated the Flyers last year in all six regular season games. Let's examine what has changed this year.

Hopefully after this video by the Timberwolves mascot we can put this internet fad to rest... about damn time!

The “dog days” of the NBA are upon us, and the New York Knicks are finally showing their true colors. In the beginning of the season they got off to a hot start going 12-4 in the first month of the season, prompting conversation from all the major media outlets; whether or not the Knicks can take down The King and his jesters being the Miami Heat. 

Conference tournament season is upon us with seven games being played today. The fun starts at noon with Radford and Winthrop going at it in the first of four opening round games in the Big South Tournament in Conway, SC. The Horizon League has three of opening round games also being played before the quarterfinals begin on Friday, March 8th.