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How So Many Scouts Whiffed on Green

Scott Rafferty, Sporting News

Durant No Villain for Fleeing OKC

Max Holm, The Sports Quotient

Stanford Now a Magnet for Quarterbacks

Steve Wiltfong, 247Sports.com

The Miami Dolphins have been busy remodeling their stadium because $425 million doesn’t spend itself, and the heat and humidity that is part of the Dolphin Experience (the part t...(full article)

Every team in the NBA would become significantly better overnight if it added Draymond Green to its roster, which is funny, because they almost all had opportunities to select...(full article)

I hate the Kevin Durant-Warriors partnership. Sure, they’re not guaranteed success and their roster lacks height as much as Kevin Hart, but as an NBA writer and fan it feels a...(full article)

Someone has to be the most underrated great player in a sport, if only to keep tavern arguments perpetual while keeping them moderately civil. Thus, we put it to the membership tha...(full article)

Andrew Luck and Kevin Hogan played a huge part in changing the modern-day trajectory of Stanford football, and with that certainly how quarterback prospects view the Palo Alto prog...(full article)

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