The Fun Begins

As March Madness inches closer, things really start to get interesting. In a year featuring such unprecedented parity, there’s about to be a mad dash for a tournament that literally ANYBODY could win. But that’s not all, the NFL Draft in just a few short months away and free agency and trades open up tomorrow. Things will get going quickly as many news has already come to light. Meanwhile, the NBA and NHL are nearing the playoffs and the MLB is already in Spring Training.

But that’s not all, the NFL Draft in just a few short months away and free agency and trades open up tomorrow. Things will get going quickly as many news has already come to light. Meanwhile, the NBA and NHL are nearing the playoffs and the MLB is already in Spring Training.

Chip Kelly has been given a fifth chance that he will inevitably fail. The Eagles are blowing up their roster. New teams are quickly building. And the Draft Combine is changing the early order of draftees well before it takes place. The Raiders and the Dolphins will be active in free agency as other teams figure what big names they want to keep for the long haul.

Mid-major college basketball teams are finding themselves on the outside looking in before things begin. More parity means more mediocrity. And all more mediocrity means is more uncertainty when Selection Sunday comes to fruition. So teams like Wichita State and Monmouth that weren’t able to win their conference tournaments might be relegated to the NIT or worse for not having done enough. Past years saw up to 3 teams from the MVC made the tournament.

The Golden State Warriors are slogging towards greatness. It will be an interesting end to say the least if they are able to pull off 73 wins. As a Wizards fan from a time when they were still the Bullets, I remember two wins out of 39 and finished 10th in the Eastern Conference (back when the East was like the West has been for some time now). So seeing the Warriors with similar losses (like the one to the Lakers recently) isn’t that crazy. It’s not like the NFL when anyone can beat anyone out of nowhere, but it happens.

Then there’s the NHL. Poor forgotten NHL. There’s a reason why ESPN doesn’t even list you in it’s regular categories of sports to check out. There hasn’t been much domination this year and even worse, the stars aren’t very intriguing. Aside from a rape charge that was paid off by the Chicago player whose name escapes me, there just isn’t much going for the league. Alex Ovechkin needs to get on Dancing With the Stars like Antonio Brown.

And finally, baseball is nearly back. The weather is warming up accordingly. And Spring Training is in full swing as we get to see just what these teams may look like. There’s a lot of teams with legitimate chances this year and many teams have the potential to completely flip the script of last year. Pitching will again dominate the playoffs, but the hitters will make their mark up through the Mid-Summer Classic. It’s that time of year again and I couldn’t be happier!

 

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