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The Road to Super Bowl 51: NFL Bracket Predictions

Sahil Shah, Copy Editor

January 11, 2017


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AFC Championship Picture Divisional Round:   Texans at Patriots, January 14, 4:15 ET, CBS Sahil: I’m taking the Patriots here, no question. How could you not? Tom Brady is an MVP candidate, and with our without Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots are going to the Super Bowl. Brady has a hi...

MLB teams file motion to suspend Chicago Cubs indefinitely

Sahil Shah, Copy Editor

December 13, 2016


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Early yesterday morning, representatives from 29 teams gathered together to sign a petition addressed to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, pleading for the indefinite suspension of the entire Chicago Cubs roster. This suspension, proposed to be “enacted immediately,” would disqualif...

Week twelve postmortem: Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups

Sahil Shah, Copy Editor

December 1, 2016


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Top Waiver Wire Pickups Heading into Week 13 I’ll keep this one short, just because both of these players are starting-caliber options this week. Usually I’ll include one player to stash on the bench, but with most season's winding down, there’s little point in doing that. QB Colin Kaeper...

Week nine postmortem: Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups

November 10, 2016


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  RB Dion Lewis, New England Patriots (37% owned) Dion Lewis has back! After tearing his ACL almost exactly one year ago, he is finally practicing and is definitely the back to own in the Patriots backfield (sorry, LeGarrette Blount). Last year, the back scored 17.1 points a game on average in P...

Week seven postmortem: Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups

October 28, 2016


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  RB Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos (Owned in 36.3 percent of leagues) C.J. Anderson is going to be out for the foreseeable future, and is droppable in most leagues (except for dynasty, of course). Anderson had already been splitting carries with Booker, and surprisingly, Booker had been p...

Week five postmortem: Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups

Sahil Shah, Copy Editor

October 11, 2016


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  With almost one-third of the NFL season in the books (sad, I know), you’re probably aware of the direction your team is trending in by now. Either, like me, you’ve been absolutely decimated by injury (looking at you, Keenan Allen, Danny Woodhead, Adrian Peterson and Dez Bryant) or you’re...

Week three postmortem: Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups

Sahil Shah, Copy Editor

September 27, 2016


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Need some killer waiver wire pickups? Copy editor Sahil Shah has got you covered. RB Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears (Owned in 32 percent of leagues) If you need a running back, look no further. Even though he is on the Chicago Bears, Howard became a legitimate fantasy option last week, especiall...

Week one postmortem: Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups

September 15, 2016


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Week 1 was the week for rookie wideouts. New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard and Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller exploded in their respective NFL debuts, and some other under-the-radar talents emerged, ripe for the waiver wire picking. Note: for a player to be eligible for this list, ...

Shah on Sports: Winners and Losers of NFL Free Agency

Sahil Shah, Sports Editor

March 15, 2016


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Winner: Houston Texans People are blowing up over the fact that the Texans paid so much money for Brock Osweiler. But consider the crop of quarterbacks available this offseason: Robert Griffin III, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Colin Kaepernick and Johnny Manziel. The Texans started four different quarterbacks (Ho...

Shah on Sports: Chicago Bears Season Preview

Sahil Shah, Sports Editor

February 22, 2016


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Jay Cutler finally proved to his critics that, with a consistent offensive coordinator, he could be the quarterback that Bears fans always thought he could be. And then Adam Gase, the man that Cutler himself credits much of his success to, left to take a head coaching job elsewhere. Cutler had a car...

Shah on Sports: Chicago Bulls Season Preview

Shah on Sports: Chicago Bulls Season Preview

Sahil Shah, Sports Editor

February 22, 2016


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Frustration. If you were to condense the entire 2016 Chicago Bulls season into one word, it would most definitely be frustration. Frustration that Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose look like toddlers fighting over who gets to play with the basketball first at lunchtime recess. Frustration that first-year hea...

Shah on Sports: Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview

Shah on Sports: Chicago Blackhawks Season Preview

Sahil Shah, Sports Editor

February 22, 2016


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After their third championship in six years, and major contributors such as Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya lost during free agency, fans were worried that the team was done with the Stanley Cup- at least for a little while. After concerning sexual assault allegations- a frenzy of wild accusations and...

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