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  1. Will UAlbany ever get any respect from the NCAA?

    The following was previously published on one of my other blogs:
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    You're a 4-time America East men's basketball champion, with all four titles coming in the last nine years. You haven't gotten very far in any previous tournament appearance. So when Selection Sunday comes, how does the NCAA reward you for your 4th league title?

    If you are the Great Danes of the University at Albany, you go to Dayton, Ohio to play a "play-in" ...
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  2. Wanted: A sports agent who isn't greedy

    The biggest problem in pro sports, particularly the big 3 (baseball, football, basketball) isn't what's on the field of play, but off it. No, I don't mean the use of PED's and other drugs, or any of that other stuff. I refer to the bane of every average fan's existence as a consumer. The sports agent.

    There are so few agents who can honestly say they've played the game. Former New England Patriot Randy Vataha comes to mind, as earned an agent's license a few years back. The most high ...
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  3. New England doesn't belong in the playoffs this year after screwing Denver

    The New England Patriots lost my respect after the infamous "tuck rule game" in the playoffs vs. Oakland more than a decade ago. It didn't help that they got off with what amounted to a slap on the wrist five years later for "Spygate" vs. the Jets.

    One week ago, the Pats lost to Carolina when the referees decided to pick up a penalty flag on the last play, when they had a case to call defensive holding or pass interference on the Panthers. Had the game been played ...
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  4. Wisteria Lane becomes a Road Closed in Southern California: Lane Kiffin fired at USC

    It wasn't so long ago that I tagged Lane Kiffin with the nickname, "Wisteria Lane", after the street made famous by the TV series, "Desperate Housewives". Tonight, Kiffin is trying to figure out 1) his next move and 2) what went wrong at USC.

    This morning, Kiffin was fired as head coach at USC after the Trojans were blown out of the park by Arizona State to the tune of 62-41. Former Mississippi coach Ed Orgeron is the interim coach, but whomever takes over full-time ...
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  5. Let's talk Minor league baseball

    The NY-Penn League season is almost over. For the 3rd time in 4 years, the Tri-City Valleycats, affiliated with the Houston Astros, have reached the league championship series, after sweeping away Aberdeen, 2-0. According to an article on the team's website today, the LCS won't start until Tuesday vs. either top-seeded State College, the Pinckney division champ, or runner-up Jamestown.

    The Valleycats, admittedly, might not have made it if not for a boneheaded decision by Aberdeen ...
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