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Sachin Shenolikar

NBA Power Rankings: January 18 46

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Sachin Shenolikar
  • January 18, 2012, 5:38 PM

Welcome to Week 2 of NBA Power Rankings! Check out where your favorite team ranks and then tell me whether you agree or disagree with my picks in the comments section. 

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Paul Ulane

First and Goal: NFL Divisional Round 5


You better watch the rest of the NFL playoffs while doing a handstand. Upsets from lower seeds (the Giants) and higher seeds (I didn’t see too many people predicting the Niners could beat the Saints in a shootout) have turned these playoffs upside down. We’re just one week away from setting up the Super Bowl. Let’s take a look at how we got here.

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Gary Gramling

AFC Divisional Round Preview 11


Well, after five straight days of crying in the bathroom over my Steelers losing, I'm ready to come back out and face the world. At least for a little bit. Then I'm going to go back into the bathroom and cry some more. But first, let's break down this weekend's AFC Divisional Playoffs. We've got Tebow, Brady, Ray Lewis, Arian Foster and a cast of thousands taking center stage in two huge matchups...

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Paul Ulane

NFC Divisional Round Preview 6


And then there were eight. After one weekend of playoff football, there are eight teams left jockeying for a position in the conference championship games. While last weekend’s contests featured a trio of blowouts and one shocking upset, each one of this weekend’s games should have you biting your nails until the clock strikes zero. Keep reading for a breakdown of the NFC Divisional Round, then check in with the Wiz to see who he likes in the AFC. (The Wiz’s picks will be up a little later. He would’ve started writing earlier, but he had to run to the bathroom and cry because he’s so sad that the Steelers lost.)

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Sachin Shenolikar

NBA Power Rankings: January 11 19

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Sachin Shenolikar
  • January 11, 2012, 6:39 PM

Welcome to my first edition of NBA Power Rankings! For the rest of the 2012 season, this will be the place to see how your favorite team stacks up against the rest of the NBA.

So far it's been clear that LeBron James and the Miami Heat are the team to beat this season — they've earned the top spot by getting off to an 8-2 start. The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls have been dominant as well, and young teams such as the Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, and Utah Jazz have been much better than expected. On the flip side, veteran squads such as the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics have struggled, but they have the star power to bounce back strong. With a whirlwind 66-game schedule, it will be an exciting couple of months for hoopheads.

I'll update these rankings every Wednesday during the regular season, so check back every week to see whether your team is moving up or down. If you think your team is too low or you have a question about your favorite players, post them in the comments below. I'll address the best ones every day! Now, on to the rankings.

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Paul Ulane

First and Goal: NFL Wild Card Weekend 11


If you managed to stay awake through the first three playoff games this weekend, you didn’t exactly see a lot of competitive football. Three games, three blowouts – each decided by 17 or more points. Then there was a rumble, growing louder and louder until we could no longer ignore it. TEBOWMANIA HAS INVADED THE PLAYOFFS! So let’s get down to it with a playoff edition of First and Goal.

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Sachin Shenolikar

Rookie to Watch: Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves 2

  • Hoophead
  • Posted by: Sachin Shenolikar
  • January 6, 2012, 6:33 PM

Back in November of 2009 I was in Spain on vacation and decided to check out an FC Barcelona basketball game. Why? I wanted to see Ricky Rubio play. The 19-year-old point guard had been the fifth overall pick in the ’09 NBA Draft but decided to stay in Spain for a couple of years before coming to the U.S. This was a great chance to see if all the hype surrounding him was legit.

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