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Author: Skye Flanagan

Kevin Durant’s Immature Nature Separates Him From LeBron and Jordan

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen Michael Rapaport leaked direct messages between he and Kevin Durant, KD’s latest social media antics shocked many. However, these offensive DMs are just the latest in a string of events, spanning years back, that have the potential to overshadow his impressive career with his selfish actions and immaturity. Durant’s thin-skinned ego is what separates him from the likes of LeBron and Jordan, and leaves him outside of being an NBA ‘great,’ as those two would never let these kind of things distract from their team. Despite having years of embarrassing arguments and beefs, this takes...

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Near Carbon-Copy: Why 2014 Hints at a Royals Postseason Run

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs we enter the new 2021 MLB season, the Kansas City Royals will begin with a feeling of familiarity. Actually, almost a sense of ‘déjà vu.’ BetMGM’s betting line has the Royals’ projected record at 73-89 (.450 win %), after finishing last year at 26-34 (.371 win %), giving them their 5th straight losing season following their 2015 World Series win. The Royals have been flat out bad. Some years they can’t seem to find the ball even if the fate of the world depended on it. Other years, it’s the rotation or bullpen. Some are...

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What Klay Thompson’s Injury Means for the Warriors

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen the news of Warriors guard Klay Thompson’s injury first broke, I knew it wasn’t going to be light. At first, reports said he was “going to miss some games,” but Klay doesn’t just “miss some games.” He has time and time again proven to be one of the toughest and most resilient players in the league. From the way he speaks about potentially career-altering injuries, to shooting free throws on a torn ACL and begging Steve Kerr to allow him to keep playing, Thompson has shown that his toughness is a gift. Hence, it will...

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Alex Smith: The Comeback Nobody Saw Coming

Reading Time: 7 minutesOn November 18th, 2018 during a Week 11 game against the Houston Texans, Washington QB Alex Smith suffered a gruesome injury that would change his life forever, and almost take it too. Through a surprising draft night, a struggling start, and resurrecting a franchise, this is the career of Alex Smith. Alex Smith was born in Bremerton, Washington on May 7, 1984 to Douglas and Pam Smith as one of four children. The family would move to La Mesa, California and Alex attended Helix High School. While starting for his high school team, he was able...

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How the Royals Can Avoid Another Long Championship Drought

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs another season starts off predictably horrid, Kansas City Royals fans know this feeling all too well. After waiting nearly 30 years between playoff appearances from 1985-2014, the successes of 2015 don’t have to mean a playoff drought until 2035. These are three things that the Royals need to do in order to avoid a repeated fate. Keep drafting pitchers The Royals are in desperate need for pitching. With Raul Mondesi, Nicky Lopez, and a slew of young players around the diamond, they don’t have much potential or promise on the mound outside of Brady Singer...

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