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Sports Fandom’s Biggest Pandemic: Matthew Stafford Syndrome

Reading Time: 3 minutesSports fans have a tendency to overrate players. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just a fact. Whether it is because they are someone’s favorite player, they’re on someone’s favorite team, or they just grew up with them, tons of players get overrated. However, there are some players who get overrated just because they are or were so well-liked.  Matthew Stafford played for the Lions for 12 seasons. His numbers and lack of winning in Detroit do not justify the high-status fans and the media give him, and he got the sympathy vote because he was...

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Weekly Sports TV Guide (Jan. 10-16)

Reading Time: 6 minutesWelcome to another edition of the weekly sports TV guide, where I will go over the most important events in sports this week, and give detail about one or a couple matchups each day as well as pick who I think will win. Monday CFP National Championship – #3 Georgia @ #1 Alabama (8:00 PM ET – ESPN) The college football national championship is here. Bama. Georgia. The rematch. In the SEC Championship, Alabama got the best of the Bulldogs, as well as the previous 6 times beforehand that these two schools faced off. Will Alabama...

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Every NBA Team’s New Years Resolution

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe first half of the ’21-22 NBA season has been mixed. On one hand, we are witnessing one of the closest MVP and Rookie of the Year races in recent memory as the leader for this award changes each week. On the other hand, every team is decimated by Covid as we get the infamous “____ has been placed in health and safety protocols” tweets from Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania. Hopefully, the 2022 part of this season is a lot more healthy and entertaining than the first half. With that being said, here should be...

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Weekly Sports TV Guide (Jan. 3-9)

Reading Time: 7 minutesHappy late New Year’s sports world, and welcome to the first Degenerate’s Guide to This Week in Sports in the year of 2022. If this is your first go-around with this type of article, I essentially go over the most important sports events of the week and help the betting crowd pick some games. As for right now, take some picks with a grain of salt as COVID-19 sucks and tends to sideline players, which can affect the outcome of some games. (Yes, we first and foremost support the health and safety of all people and...

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Larger Than Life: How a 7’0” 400 lb. Man Helped Me Break the Internet

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt was the most excited I had ever been for a Division 1 vs. Division 3 game. The Buffalo Bulls were taking on the St. John Fisher Cardinals on December 11, 2021. 1:00 tip. An official attendance of just under 2,000. In my mind though, Buffalo’s Alumni Arena should’ve been sold out. Why? Because the Cardinals were not your ordinary Division 3 team. Well, maybe they were for the most part. But there was one exception. The hype had been building for months. Over the past couple of years, I had obtained the privilege of securing...

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