Belmont Stakes 2016: Make Belmont Great Again

This past weekend I was out with some college buddies of mine and they started asking me about my next blog post. I proceeded to tell all of them my next piece was about the Belmont Stakes with the race coming up on Saturday. Now being that these buddies of mine have not taken the same kind of interest in the thoroughbreds the way I have, they all seemed to lose interest in the Belmont Stakes. One of them gave me a valuable piece of advice and gave me an idea to take a different approach to this piece and come up with ways to “Make Belmont Great Again”.

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USMNT: Do or Die Versus Costa Rica

Do you remember when I said it was a roller coaster ride to watch the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team? Well, this is the part of the ride where you PANIC because we just plummeted hard. After a very positive three game warm up, the team ended up losing 2-0 to Colombia on Friday in the opening game of the Copa America. Now, the U.S. will face off against Costa Rica tonight at 8:00 PM with everything on the line. This game is now a must win to get out of the group stage of the tournament.

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The Top Throwback NBA Jerseys for Summer 2016

We’ve all been there: you’re out with the guys at the bar one summer night or enjoying a relaxing day at the beach. Your friend grabs your arm and yells out “Bro, did you see that?” You see it in the distance, catching your eye instantly. It is completely mesmerizing, you almost cannot even believe that in this crazy world something so perfect such as this still exists. It is of course: the perfect summer throwback jersey.

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Mr. Durant Goes to Washington

Kevin Durant is coming home to Washington DC to join the Washington Wizards next season. This is not breaking news or a #hottake, just a fact. Fans and media have been speculating for years about what Durant will do when his contract with Oklahoma City ends and now we are only a month away from that happening. With apologies to Thunder fans, it is time for Kevin Durant to start fresh in our nation’s capital and this is all according to KD himself.

Let’s go through KD’s end of the season exit interview and hear why he has decided to join the Wizards in the words of Mr. Durant himself.

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NBA Finals Preview: Cavaliers vs Warriors II

Well, that escalated quickly didn’t it? I think we should all take a minute to collect our breath after the Western Conference Finals. En route to becoming just the 10th team ever to come back from down 3-1 to advance, Golden State also set an NBA record for number of threes made in a series (90), Steph Curry set the record for number of threes made in a playoff series by a player (32, on an NBA record 77 attempts), Klay Thompson set the record for number of threes in a playoff game (11), and most importantly, Golden State may have been the last team to play Kevin Durant in a Thunder jersey. This has to be heartbreaking for the OKC team and Thunder fans, as just a week ago it seemed like there was no way the Warriors could come back after two 20+ point drubbings in Games 3 and 4. Yet here we are, with the Warriors relentless pursuit of history still alive.

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The Firing of Art Briles: A College Football Milestone

In 2007, Art Briles was introduced as the new head football coach at Baylor University. No one knew if it was the right move at the time, but it could not have gotten any worse for Baylor given the Bears’ football team had not put together a winning season since 1995. During Briles’ first couple seasons. there was hope that he might have the ability to turn the program around, signing the recruits that turned out to be stars like Robert Griffin III, Kendall Wright, and Terrance Williams. However, despite all that talent, Briles only went 8-16 in his first two seasons in charge  as his future stars were troubled by injuries.

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