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The Washington Wizards and their fans have gone into full troll-mode after completing their first round sweep of the Toronto Raptors.  Rapper Wale clowned on Raptors ambassador Drake on Instagram, the Wizards official Twitter account mocked the “experts” who predicted the Raptors would win the series, but Paul Pierce may have topped everyone with his latest post.  Check out how The Truth mocked the Raptors after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »

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LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet.  While Steph Curry will likely win the MVP award this season, anyone with eyes knows LeBron James is a better basketball player, and is more important to his team.  I used to be a fan of LeBron.  Ever since I caught wind of his high school hoopsmixtape where he was dunking on little white kids and chasing down fast breaks for ridiculous blocks the likes of which I’d never seen before, I was a fan.   But I’m not anymore.  I don’t root against LeBron, but I no longer root for him to succeed.  Before I jump into why, check out that video I was talking about: Read the rest of this entry »

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Fresh off a victory over Felice Herrig, Paige VanZant has a career record of 5-1 in MMA, but is undefeated in winning over men’s hearts.  We were robbed of seeing the up-and-coming fighter on The Ultimate Fighter TV show because at the time, she was only 20 years old.  Now 21, Paige “12 Guage” (awesome nickname) VanZant is working her way up the rankings and is this week’s Total Sports Babe.  Check out some more photos of Paige VanZant after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »

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Sports drafts today are no longer something to read up on the morning after. Watching every development from the time the players arrive at their college training camps is almost a sport of its own now. There is an endless thirst for information about what the draft will do; fans of bad teams want to see where their hope may lie, and those on dominant teams want to get some personnel to stay on the winning track.

So we pore over every bit of information we can find, trying to identify the best choices for our teams to get a kick-start on our expectations. Here’s the framework of sports news sources for most eager draft watchers.
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion and soon to be MMA fighter Gabi Garcia first caught my eye when she was a guest coach on TUF with Wanderlei Silva.  Not because she was a dime, but because she was a gigantic she-hulk who could pick me up and break me in half.  She was about 225 lbs of pure bulk, making MMA legend Wanderlei Silva (204 lbs) look like a twerp in comparison:

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But Gabi has undergone a strict diet and training regimen, cutting down on the bulk and slimming down to a Total Sports Babe, as you can see in the first image.  Check out a gallery of the new Gabi Garcia after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »

Photo courtesy of blackhawkup.com

Photo courtesy of blackhawkup.com

Scott Darling of the Chicago Blackhawks, came in for relief of Corey Crawford during the second period of tonight’s opening game of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The dude has a glowing red ring around his feet. After saves like this one, HE’S ON FIRE
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Many Clouds won the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday to give jockey Leighton Aspell his second consecutive victory in the world-famous race. The 8-year-old held off a late challenge from Saint Are to win by a length and three-quarters, ahead of Monbeg Dude, Alvarado and the favourite Shutthefrontdoor. 19 of the 39 runners finished the 30-fence track, as owner Trevor Hemmings earned his third National success after previously winning with Hedgehunter and Ballabriggs. We take a look at some of the highs and lows from Saturday’s main event, and quickly glance at next year’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guys! Game of Thrones is back! I was seriously going through some major withdrawal but thankfully, HBO was like “Nah, we got you” so now I’m fine. Is it time for a recap of the season premiere? Yep.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Every November I put out an article with my NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, Championship, and All-American predictions.  I’m easily the most accurate Champion predictor in the game.  Check the report card:

2012: Kentucky Correct. Everyone else loved UNC that year.

2013: Louisville Correct. Indiana didn’t live up to the hype.

2014: Arizona Wrong. C’mon, no one saw UConn coming.

2015: Duke Correct. I told y’all not to believe the Kentucky hype.

While our blog doesn’t go back further, I also correctly predicted UConn in 2011, Duke in 2010, UNC in 2009 (that was a no-brainer, though), and had Memphis in 2008 when Mario Chalmers stole that prediction from me with Kansas.  How do I do it?  I watch a shit load of NCAA Men’s Basketball.  We’re talking 100+ games a year (not including the 65 tournament games).  I also watch (or go to) the McDonald’s High School All-American game every year.  Then there’s the HoopMixtapes on YouTube of the incoming freshman.  Using all that information, I make an educated decision and pick the teams I like.

But this article?  This is for shits and giggles. It’s way too early as too many things can change with players going to the league and/or transferring, but you should probably read it anyway. Read the rest of this entry »

With the acquisitions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Boston Red Sox will be MLB's most improved team in 2015. (Photo courtesy of bostonglobe.com)

With the acquisitions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Boston Red Sox will be MLB’s most improved team in 2015. (Photo courtesy of bostonglobe.com)

Opening day is finally here, and it is time for totalsportsblog.com’s 2015 MLB team by team record predictions. Last year, I did this in mid-February and should have clearly waited until the end of spring training.

Taking a look back at my predictions, I only correctly predicted the record of one team. The Chicago White Sox. I pretty much nailed the NL East and the AL Central. But after that, I was WAY off on some others.
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