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Myles Stedman3 hours ago
Three Truths About the Doug Collins Hiring
On Tuesday, former Chicago Bulls head coach Doug Collins returned to the team as a "senior adviser" which left a lot of people confused. It is a fair reaction, given the ambiguity offered by his title...
Brett Gallant3 hours ago
The Colts Aren't Very Good Now, But They Will Be
I understand that we here at the Unbalanced like to offer up hot takes when it comes to sports. I also understand that saying the Colts are bad at football does not necessarily fall under that categor...
Eric Green3 hours ago
Top 10 Televised Moments in Football
The National Football League has been the source of smiles, tears, excitement, and the occasional mix of all three for hopeful fans everywhere. NBC was the first major broadcaster to cover an NFL game...
NFL Week 3 Picks Against the Spread
A brutal Week 1 opener recovered nicely with an 8–8 Week 2, so we are back on track. The Patriots finally won a game, the Jaguars suck again, and some order has been restored to the NFL universe. Ten ...
NBA Rookies That Will Have the Most Success in 2017-18
The 2017 NBA Draft was absolutely loaded. Potential superstars, quality role players, and second round sleepers. The 2017 draft class had it all, except for a Lebron James-caliber player. However, tal...
Tony Heim2 days ago
Ranking the Most Fun Young Teams to Watch Going Into the Season
The NBA is in the best spot in league history. While LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors (with valid attempts from a few other organizations) are battling for league supremacy, teams across the...
Owen McGrattan11 days ago
Getting the Mariners to the Playoffs
Heartbreak for any baseball team is tough. For years, it has been the Cubs’ heartbreak that has been glamorized and somewhat sought after by north siders. It’s weird, holding onto and being fond of th...
Charles Maniego11 days ago
Life in the WojBomb and ShamsWow Era
Seemingly, NBA free agency has cooled down. All of the major moves have been made with Chris Paul, Paul George, Gordon Hayward and others heading to new teams in pursuit of winning a championship/beat...
Harrison Wier11 days ago
Why ESPN Is Failing
10,000 — the amount of subscribers ESPN loses on average per day. That alarming number seems to be taking its toll on the ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports.’ Want to know just how big this toll is? ESPN lai...
Owen McGrattan11 days ago
Aaron Nola: Changed and Better Than Ever
Everyone knows the Phillies are rebuilding. It’s a bleak time for any franchise, but it generally looks even worse especially considering the Phillies are supposed to better than their record right no...
Jared Wheeler11 days ago
America’s Black Athletic Conscience
I am white. Too many of my musings require that disclaimer these days. But there it is, I am white. Therefore I have no idea how it felt as a black family to see Allen Iverson, braided and brash and b...
Kyle Vandenberg11 days ago
Why Your Team Should Sign Jaromir Jagr
The case is actually pretty simple. If it were anyone else, and certainly anyone who wasn’t over the age of 40, a player of Jaromir Jagr’s ability would have been signed on July 1 without prejudice. W...
Dylan Svoboda2 days ago
The Halo's Secret Weapon
The construction and mindset of Major League Baseball teams has changed since the implementation of the play-in wild-card game five years ago. More teams are in the mix. A club can hover around .500 f...
Owen McGrattan3 days ago
Ozzie Albies: Atlanta's Future at Second
(Stats as of 9/18) It's well-known that the Braves have been rebuilding for awhile and have accumulated the best farm system in baseball. Headlined by a wealth of arms and arguably the best prospect, ...
Matt Mocarsky3 days ago
Gary Sanchez and Mike Trout Are Comparably Dominant
Baseball has never been the same since 2012. That was when Angels center-fielder Mike Trout made his season debut after being recalled from AAA Salt Lake. If you like baseball, then you know what happ...
Myles Stedman3 hours ago
Three Truths About the Doug Collins Hiring
On Tuesday, former Chicago Bulls head coach Doug Collins returned to the team as a "senior adviser" which left a lot of people confused. It is a fair reaction, given the ambiguity offered by his title...
NBA Rookies That Will Have the Most Success in 2017-18
The 2017 NBA Draft was absolutely loaded. Potential superstars, quality role players, and second round sleepers. The 2017 draft class had it all, except for a Lebron James-caliber player. However, tal...
Tony Heim2 days ago
Ranking the Most Fun Young Teams to Watch Going Into the Season
The NBA is in the best spot in league history. While LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors (with valid attempts from a few other organizations) are battling for league supremacy, teams across the...
Brett Gallant3 hours ago
The Colts Aren't Very Good Now, But They Will Be
I understand that we here at the Unbalanced like to offer up hot takes when it comes to sports. I also understand that saying the Colts are bad at football does not necessarily fall under that categor...
Eric Green3 hours ago
Top 10 Televised Moments in Football
The National Football League has been the source of smiles, tears, excitement, and the occasional mix of all three for hopeful fans everywhere. NBC was the first major broadcaster to cover an NFL game...
NFL Week 3 Picks Against the Spread
A brutal Week 1 opener recovered nicely with an 8–8 Week 2, so we are back on track. The Patriots finally won a game, the Jaguars suck again, and some order has been restored to the NFL universe. Ten ...
Kyle Vandenberg4 days ago
Predicting the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs
Can you feel that? September is more than halfway over. Football is under way. Baseball playoffs are just around the corner. The best time of year for sports has always been the fall, and for those of...
Steve Smith5 days ago
2017-18 NHL Storylines to Watch
Ah, my friends, I've just finished watching the end of the Islanders-Flyers preseason game that was streamed on the Islanders' website today. I only caught the third period and overtime, but my how I ...
Steve Smith11 days ago
Which Pekka Rinne Are We Going to See Tonight?
My colleague Kyle Vandenberg posed an interesting query to finish his profile of Nashville’s starting goaltender before Game 5: which Pekka Rinne were we going to see that night? (Okay, he specificall...
Brandon Daniel4 days ago
‘Moonlight’ Is the Most Important Best Picture Winner Ever
After an insane Oscars snafu, ‘Moonlight’ ended up the winner of Best Picture (FOR THE CULTURE) at the show’s 89th awards ceremony. A win that will go down in history, not only because of the inane mo...
Brandon Daniel4 days ago
‘Logan’ Unintentionally (Intentionally?) Tells Us a Tale of Immigration
In the final act of ‘Logan’, the titular character attempts to assist a group of young mutants escape across the North Dakota border, as they flee from a militarized force who is out to eliminate them...
Brandon Daniel4 days ago
Marvel’s Iron Fist’s Unabashed Display of Privilege
Note: Full spoilers follow! You’ve been warned. The Marvel Netflix shows have become known as a transcendent genre of superhero television, giving us mature, nuanced, and well-layered stories. In addi...