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Jan 30, 2011

NBA Roundup: Griffin Makes Clippers No Laughing Matter

As we head into the second half of the NBA season, there are still a number of teams vying for a playoff spot. The biggest storylines of the past week include the surging New Orleans Hornets, the still-on-pace-for-70-wins Spurs, the vulnerable Heat dropping a handful of games, the Knicks falling back to Earth, Blake Griffin bringing the Clippers back to respectability and the pathetic Cavaliers losers of 28 of their last 29. Read more after the jump!

Jan 14, 2011

NBA Roundup: Cleveland Does Not Rock, Orlando’s Magic

We hope you spent New Year’s Eve partying like Snooki. We’re nearly midway through the season and have seen a...

Dec 16, 2010

NBA Roundup: The Australian Assassin’s Creed – Stay Out The Paint!

As first semester comes to a close, students around the country wrap up final exams and head home for the holidays. What better way to celebrate the season than by hitting up a few Christmas parties and rocking out with a top flight NBA game on in the background? Miami's hitting their stride while Carlos Boozer and The Australian Assassin Andrew Bogut dominated the hardwood. More NBA reactions, analysis, and predictions after the jump!

Dec 10, 2010

NBA Roundup: When The Man Hits In Your Eye, That’s Amare

Round One of The LeBron Hate Parade 2010 is in the books as he and his buddies shattered the Cavs in a demoralizing 118-90 victory that was nowhere near as close as the score indicates. The Heat are finally clicking and have won five straight heading into a west coast trip with stops in Utah, Golden State, and Sacramento. The smart money would suggest that the wins will keep piling up. See more reaction and analysis after the jump!

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Dec 2, 2010

NBA Roundup: LeBrocalypse Now!

As the NBA season hits December, a lot of highly anticipated storylines are beginning to play out. Simply put, nothing is bigger than LeBron's first trip back to the city that he shat on when tonight's theater of vengeance unfolds on TNT. LeBron brings his underwhelming 11-8 Miami Heat to his former kingdom where Cavs owner Dan Gilbert will finally get to see his rabid fan base pounce on the One that turned his back on his hometown.

NBA Roundup: Thanks For Sexting, Tony!

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Edition of the COED weekly NBA roundup where we will be focusing on all of those who deserve thanks this holiday weekend. Let's start it off with a big Thanksgiving Thanks to Eva Longoria from the fans of San Antonio. Unfortunately, her brief three-year marriage to Spurs star point guard Tony Parker came to an end this week, but not at the expense of the Spurs win-loss record.

Nov 26, 2010

NBA Roundup: Show Us Some Love, Rondo MVP?

The Rockets, Heat, Clippers, and Knicks are not living up to the preseason hype. Meanwhile, Minnesota's Kevin Love had a 30 point 30 rebound night against the Knickerbockers while Boston's Rajon Rondo shows why he should be an all-star and quite possibly MVP of the league.

Nov 18, 2010

NBA Roundup: Move Over Saints, Here Come The Hornets

The second week of NBA action is in the books and a few surprises have already left a mark on this young season. The Lakers have jumped out to a ho hum 8-0 start and the shocking Hornets are becoming the talk of the town in New Orleans as they have played brilliant 7-0 ball thus far. Check out the rest of this week's NBA roundup.

Nov 11, 2010

Nov 5, 2010

NBA Roundup: The OTHER Big Three

After an exciting first week of action in the 2010-11 season that centered around the new look Miami Heat, the addition of Shaq in Beantown, and Amare Stoudemire's name littered across the Madison Square Garden marquee, we are starting to get back into the flow of a new season of NBA basketball

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Dec 3, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 14 Championship Week Preview: Cheerleader Edition

Thanksgiving is a thing of the past and now COED has refocused its mind on the lovely cheerleaders of those top ten teams heading into Championship Week 2009. With six unbeaten teams entering the final week of the season, plenty of BCS bids are up for grabs. Strap on your gear for the final week of the season.

Nov 19, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 12 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

The college football season is nearing its end. Conference titles are being handed out, bowl game combatants are becoming clear, and emo Senior cheerleaders are beginning to go ‘all out’ five to six nights a week. This week features The Game as an underachieving Michigan hosts Ohio State. Get out your beads and pocket your favorite pint as its getting cold in the stadiums across the nation on gameday.

Nov 12, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 11 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

With fall in full swing and six teams still undefeated, we are heading into the last leg of the season. This week features mighty battles in the Mountain West, Pac-10 and Big Ten – and yes, I included the MWC, which could surprise some people and find themselves in the national title game conversation (in the event of a miracle). Get ready as COED covers this week’s top ten lineup.

Nov 5, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 10 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

As we turn the calendar to November and move the clocks back for Daylight Savings, the cold crisp in the...

Oct 29, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 9 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

This is the week in college football where the cheerleaders are not the only ones scantily dressed and ready for a good time. Halloween falls on a Saturday night this year, which means raucous costume parties starting at Thirsty Thursday and lasting all the way through gameday. If your team takes home a victory, expect those costumes to be reduced to mere threads covering up our favorite spots.

Oct 22, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 8 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

With Week 8 coming at you at full speed this weekend, we will take a look at the first BCS top ten rankings of the 2009 season. While Bama fans would probably prefer the AP poll since their Crimson Tide have taken over the top spot, we here at COED are more interested in the BCS because it makes us think of Bottomless Cheerleading Squads…

Oct 14, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 7 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

For the first time seemingly all season, last week was rather quiet in the top ten - on the field. Off the field, the cheerleaders and annual beer pong tournaments were making plenty of noise on campus. With only a few weeks to go before Halloween gives us the hottest mix of scantily clad girls with BACs pushing 0.4, let's take a look at this week's matchups for the best of the best in college football...

Oct 9, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 6 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

Week 6 is upon us in the land of college football, and many campuses are starting to get hit with the colors of autumn, the crisp coldness in the air, and most importantly, the two or three extra shots needed to keep warm in the student section during the game. With a continual whirlwind knocking the top teams out of the rankings each week, expect more of the same this week...

Oct 1, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 5 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

As we mention on a weekly basis, no team or cheerleader is safe as they appear on COED's college football preview. A top 10 ranking has been a gauntlet for teams to stay on pace for a shot at a BCS bowl, as four more top 10 teams fell last week (10 total in four weeks) - Mississippi, Penn State, California, and Miami (FL) - and Cal got absolutely shattered by Oregon.

Sep 24, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 4 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

After an excellent Week Three that saw the perpetually overrated USC Trojans drop out of the top 10 after falling to an unranked Washington team and an enormous leap by Miami into the nine-slot after slaughtering a talented Georgia Tech team, we look forward to an even better week as conference play opens up across the rest of the college football nation.

Sep 18, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 3 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

Top 10 inhabitants beware. Four of the preseason top 10 have already suffered losses and we are only two weeks into this new young season. True, true - two of them lost to fellow top 10 elites, but one of them (cough, Oklahoma State, cough) decided to get stomped out by an unranked team. As conference play begins in the Big 12, COED plans to get you amped up to start pre-gaming...

Sep 10, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 2 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

With two new teams cracking the top 10 in Week Two, we have an epic non-conference battled surrounded by a bunch of pushover games for the nation's elite. Obviously headlined by the classic Big Ten/Pac-10 matchup, Week Two will give the teams in the top 10 a chance to try out trick plays, give time to some freshman, and iron out any kinks in their armor prior to conference play.

Sep 5, 2009

College Football 2009 Week 1: Cheerleader Edition

Welcome back, college football fans!  What better way to kick off the 2009 NCAA football season than to take a...

Jul 14, 2009

The Bulls Must Really Hate Tim Thomas

For the second time in the past four years, "Whiny" Tim Thomas has been bought out of his contract by the Chicago Bulls. Thomas was traded by the New York Knicks to the Bulls for Eddy Curry in 2005, and again sent by the Knicks to the Bulls for Larry Hughes in 2009. The fact that this is the second time a Bulls/Thomas buyout has come directly after the Knicks plopped him into their laps...

Jul 7, 2009

Who Wears the Pants In The Turkoglu Household?

Last week, highly coveted Orlando Magic free agent Hedo Turkoglu visited the Portland Trail Blazers, and apparently left the Pacific Northwest after agreeing to a 5-year, $50M deal. Or so they thought. Over the next 48 hours, Turkoglu backed out of his verbal commitment to Portland and instead agreed upon a five-year, $53M deal with the more Euro-friendly Toronto Raptors organization. But why this sudden change of heart?

Jul 5, 2009

Pistons Pounce On A Pair of UConn Huskies

When the bell rung to signify the start of the 2009 NBA free agency sweepstakes, the Detroit Pistons were standing...

Jun 30, 2009

Pistons Fire Curry; Laimbeer To Restore Bad Boy Era?

The Detroit Pistons fired coach Michael Curry after one disappointing season that saw the Pistons fall from six consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances to a 39-43 record and a treacherous four-game exit in the first round of the playoffs. There is no debating this decision by the organization's point man, Joe Dumars, especially after Curry's questionable benching of team leader, Richard Hamilton...

Jun 24, 2009

Spurs Send Message To Lakers, Acquire Richard Jefferson From Bucks

Just two days before the 2009 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs made an aggressive move that suggests they are trying to one up the Los Angeles Lakers and win a fifth title in the Tim Duncan Era. Knowing that their window of opportunity is quickly coming to a close, the Spurs acquired small forward Richard Jefferson from the Milwaukee Bucks for three aging scraps...

Jun 19, 2009

Brace Yourself Boston: Papelbon in Pinstripes?

In a recent Sirius XM radio interview, Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon admitted that he will sign "not only the Bronx, but anywhere, I think anywhere is a possibility," in 2011 if the Sox choose not to retain him over the long haul. While hearing this may send shivers down the spine of Red Sox Nation, don't be too quick to dismiss these words unleashed by the talented fireballer.

Jun 11, 2009

Top 10 College Prospects of The 2009 NBA Draft

With the 2009 NBA Draft set for June 25th at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, COED is here to bring you up to speed on the top ten collegiate prospects that are ready to make the leap from the dorm cafeteria to the luxury revolving restaurants atop city skyscrapers.

Jun 3, 2009

Is Sidney Crosby Really ‘The Next One’?

Now that the Detroit Red Wings have finished off the Chicago Blackhawks in the West, the NHL is looking forward to its iconic figurehead avenging last year's Stanley Cup Finals loss against the league's marquee franchise - Sidney Crosby and Co. vs. the Detroit Red Wings, who are now at 1-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals, which game four schedule for Thursday.

Jun 2, 2009

Shaq’s Worst Nightmare: Lakers vs. Magic NBA Finals

For a man who is obsessed with having the last word, there is no possible worst-case scenario for Shaquille O’Neal...

May 27, 2009

Top 10 College Prospects For The 2009 MLB Draft

The MLB Draft takes a back seat to the NBA and NFL Drafts due to the fact that it's selections usually take multiple years in the minor league system before making an impact on the pro level. But that doesn't belittle the importance of making the right pick come draft day. Here, we've broken down the Top 10 College Prospects looking to be taken off the board.

May 26, 2009

Peavy’s Padres Producing For Their Loyal Leader

Last week, San Diego Padres ace right-hander nixed a trade that would have sent him to the middling Chicago White Sox, and now he might have made the right choice. The Padres are white hot right now, riding high after a 10-game winning streak. Jake Peavy has been dominant in his two starts during the streak and his team may be poised for a run at the NL Wild Card, possibly the division.

May 22, 2009

Restore The Roar: Tigers Pitching Paving The Way To AL Central Lead

The Detroit Tigers are clawing their way back to the top of the AL Central, and maybe all the way to the top of the American League. Led by a dominant stable of starters, the Tigers have won six straight games and have built a season-high three-game lead in the division. Look no further than the rebuilt pitching staff for restoring the roar in the Motor City that has been dormant since the Tigers cowered away...

May 22, 2009

Bad Luck Ensures Knicks Are Losers, Even In The Off-Season

If it wasn't for bad luck, the New York Knicks wouldn't have any luck at all. With this year's draft selection being one of the final pieces to lure LeBron James to New York next summer, the Knicks once again missed out on a huge opportunity to add a potential star player. The Knicks won the first draft lottery in league history back in 1985, but haven't won since...

May 19, 2009

Another Super Bowl Coach Takes The Booth

With the legendary John Madden on his way out of broadcasting, another former Raider coach is preparing to make his debut. Jon Gruden has been selected to replace Tony Kornheiser in the booth for the upcoming season of Monday Night Football, alongside holdovers Mike Tirico and Ron Jaworski. Gruden's background and success in coaching on the professional level will give the team a more...

May 12, 2009

Top 5 Future Aces Of The MLB

Earlier in the week, COED took a look at the "Top Five Future Superstar Hitters Of The MLB," and now it is time to preview the future of the sport on the mound. With Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez and Tom Glavine sipping on some tea, kicking back and counting retirement money, we'll take a look at the top five starting pitchers that are 25-years-old or younger who are sure to be the next generation of staff aces.

May 11, 2009

Could There Be a Better NBA Finals Matchup Than LeBron vs. Melo?

Throughout the majority of this NBA season, all of the Finals talk has been focused on only four teams, and really only three potential matchups - a Celtics vs. Lakers rematch, a LeBron vs. Kobe clash of the titans, and even an Adonal Foyle vs. DJ Mbenga bench big man battle on the blocks. But why is nobody bringing up perhaps the best possible head-to-head battle imaginable?

May 9, 2009

Top 5 Future Superstar Hitters Of The MLB

With the Alex Rodriguezs, Ken Griffey Jrs, and Manny Ramirezs of the league getting up in age, it is now time for COED to preview the top five future superstar hitters that are still 25 years old or younger. These are the guys sure to make headlines for years to come. Now, if we can just keep them off the juice...

May 7, 2009

Rajon Rondo Rampages Up The Record Books

With his third triple-double in the first nine games of this young postseason, Rondo has been the guy keeping the defending champions afloat in the Eastern Conference playoffs. His 15-point, 18-assist, and 11-rebound performance helped fuel a crucial Celtics victory to even up their series against the Orlando Magic.

May 6, 2009

Why The New Corporate Yankees Are Doing Everything Wrong

Ever since George Steinbrenner faded away from atop the organization, the Yankees have thrown tradition out the window. Gone is The House That Ruth Built. Gone are the common blue collar fans. And now? Gone are the rights afforded to former all-time Yankee greats....

Apr 30, 2009

NHL Gets Its Wet Dream – Crosby vs. Ovechkin

Once the Washington Capitals completed a thrilling series comeback win over the New York Rangers from down three games to one, the heads of the league watched the final period of the Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils Game 7 anxiously, hoping Carolina could rally to force a marquee 'best case scenario' matchup in the second round - Sidney "The Next One" Crosby vs. Alex "The Great" Ovechkin.

Apr 24, 2009

Who’s Hot And Who’s Not Heading Into The NFL Draft?

NFL mock drafts have been undergoing dynamic shifts across the internet nearly every week for the past three months, ultimately trying to predict which hotshot prospect is going to land in which NFL city this spring. Well, draft day is rapidly approaching and now it is time for COED to take a look at who's hot and who's not heading into this weekend's draft.

Apr 15, 2009

The Passing Of The Torch: Detroit Hands It to Cleveland

After the Pistons walked off the floor in Miami following a seemingly symbolic overtime loss in the season finale, they will now have plenty of time to reflect upon 'the good old days' before engaging in a likely first round trouncing at the hands of the dominant Cleveland Cavaliers.

Apr 15, 2009

Braylon On Brink Of Big Apple

According to reports at Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Browns are moving toward an agreement that will send wide receiver Braylon Edwards to the New York Giants in exchange for wide receiver Dominik Hixon along with a 2nd and 5th round pick in this month's NFL Draft...

Mar 24, 2009

Who Does Stan Van Gundy Think He Is?

For the second time this month, Stan Van Gundy is sticking his fat nose where it doesn't belong. The Ron Jeremy look-a-like has continued to inflate his status as a bully behind the mic by publicly calling out major NBA figureheads twice in the past four weeks. First he ripped Shaquille O'Neal for flopping, and now he's sinking his teeth into the Knicks for their supposedly poor...

Feb 25, 2009

Shake And Bake Nate Steals The Show

With Will Ferrell sitting courtside Monday night at Madison Square Garden, Nate Robinson made sure to put the pedal to the metal. Robinson dropped a season-high 41 points on the Indiana Pacers en route to a last-minute 123-119 victory and stole the show in front of his all-time favorite actor...

Feb 16, 2009

Riley Takes Colangelo to the House

Pat Riley masterminded a brilliant trade as the Miami Heat traded Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Toronto Raptors for Jermaine O'Neal, Jamario Moon, and a lottery-protected first round draft pick. Basically he dominated former NBA Executive of the Year, Bryan Colangelo, and now has a team that can make some waves in the East this postseason...

Feb 12, 2009

So Long Stoudemire! Suns Must Act On Portland’s Rumored Trade Offer

CBS Sports has confirmed that the Blazers are willing to send a package of LaMarcus Aldridge, Jerryd Bayless, and Raef LaFrentz's $12.7M expiring contract in exchange for the talented 26-year old 4-time All Star power forward. If this offer is on the table, there is no way the Suns can turn it down.

Feb 6, 2009

Enough Is Enough – LeBron Is A Copycat

After Santonio Holmes’s Super Bowl-winning touchdown reception, he emerged from the mobbing by his teammates and celebrated the catch by...

Feb 2, 2009

Dream Week a True Test for Resurgent Knicks

Don't look now, but the New York Knicks are winners of eight of their past 11 games, including five straight at home. They have surged up the standings to a 21-25 record, one-half game out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, and are already only two wins behind last season's disgraceful total. But is their recent success a mirage?

Jan 30, 2009

Garland Is First Step In Arizona’s World Series Path

The Arizona Diamondbacks have just officially signed free agent pitcher Jon Garland.  Garland will now step into his comfortable number-three...

Jan 19, 2009

Time To Add Another Quarterback To The List

Now that the stage is set for Super Bowl XXLIII, we can safely assume that we we will be adding...

Dec 26, 2008

Dry Your Eyes, Baseball

Following in the wake of the Yankees’ signing of star first baseman Mark Teixeira is the deluge of tears flowing...

Dec 22, 2008

Cashman Should Strike While He Still Can

Following a disappointing season that saw the Yankees fail to reach the postseason for the first time since 1993, amidst...

Nov 27, 2008

College Football 2008 Week 14 Preview: Cheerleader Edition

It’s Thanksgiving Week, which means three things: Food, Football, and Cheerleaders! While everyone else is piling plates of food and...

Nov 23, 2008

Could The Curse of Moose Over Manny Finally Be Lifted?

New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina is calling it quits after a brilliant 18-year career.  Sure, the Moose very well...

Nov 22, 2008

Knicks All In For LeBron

When Donnie Walsh took over as President of the New York Knicks, he vowed that there would be better days...

Nov 21, 2008

College Football 2008 Week 13: Cheerleader Edition

With the leaves off the trees, the icy crisp in the air, and the cheerleaders waiting in the hot tub,...

Nov 14, 2008

The Knicks Need Sean Williams

If ever there was a match made in heaven, it is Sean Williams and the New York Knicks. Sean Williams...

Nov 7, 2008

Is Iverson The Answer For Detroit? AI Set To Debut This Weekend

In shocking news out of the NBA earlier this week, the Detroit Pistons traded Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess, and Chiekh...