Steady Start to the Atlanta Hawks Season

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There has been a steady start to the Atlanta Hawks season. A variety of factors have contributed to this, but the Hawks still have areas to improve. READ MORE


Best and Worst Case Scenarios in the NBA Southeast Division

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While the Western Conference has been very competitive, the Eastern Conference has been weak over the past few years. Outside of Cleveland, few can feel confident about their team’s chances of dominating the East this season. Therefore, the door is open for almost every team to win games and qualify for the postseason. Last season, […] READ MORE


Paul Pierce: You Can't Handle The Truth

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This season’s most important free agent signing didn’t happen in Cleveland. Yes, the Cavs will come together at some point just like LeBron James did with his teammates in Cleveland, and there isn’t much doubt that at some point he will once again rule the NBA with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love alongside him. But […] READ MORE


NBA Division Rankings 2014-15

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This week marks the beginning of the 2014-15 NBA season and I’m sure we’re all excited to see what the new campaign will have to offer. The NBA’s off-season is never dull, and this past summer was no exception with a multitude of big names changing cities. LeBron James was obviously the top story during […] READ MORE


Three Stars: All-Time Greats of Southeast Division Teams

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Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports.  Every so often something in sports perplexes me, and I just hate not knowing something.  So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nausea for the answer by any means necessary.  The good news is that I take all my hard work and relay […] READ MORE



Building Their Own Traditions: The Big Mick Previews the Pacific Division

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The Pacific Division has become the home to a group of teams that perennially challenge the teams above them, and is a big part of the reason that only 8 points separated 7th place and 11th place in the West last season. The Stanley Cup champion Kings seemingly snuck into the playoffs and dominated everyone […] READ MORE


Southern Home Improvement: The Big Mick Previews the Southeast Division

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If there were awards given out at the end of the off-season, the Southeast division would win Most Improved. This division is where the surprises are going to come from. They’ll surpass other squads that simply didn’t bother bolstering their rosters during the off-season. This division is a division of spoilers, and this is how […] READ MORE


Boom or Bust NBA – Atlanta Hawks

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I now cover the Southeast division, home of the reigning champs the Miami Heat. I will go in alphabetical order again, so first team up is the Hawks.  For those new to the Boom or Bust series, an FYI on the methodology of the prospect scores is available if you click here. Atlanta Hawks 2011-2012 […] READ MORE


NHL 2012-2013 Season Predictions: Eastern Conference

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Despite the distinct possibility of not having hockey to enjoy in the very near future, let’s make some predictions anyway. Since we did some reviews of the professionals from last season and the NHL Yearbooks are hitting the shelves as we speak, we can at least talk about hockey, even if the games are but […] READ MORE