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Sportsman of the Year: Drew Brees, Michael Vick or LeBron James

Krysten Oliphant: The sports person of the year has to be New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

CHRIS PUMMER: Brees might be a nice guy, but nothing defines the competitive spirit of the modern athlete better than knowing you’re so good that you can tell everyone else to go fuck themselves. That’s why LeBron James is my Sportsman of the Year. Continue reading

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More Deserving Fanbase: Cubs or Indians?

BRAD GOLDBACH: In terms of fan bases in suffering, not many can compete with the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, but when looking at an all-sports landscape, those fan bases aren’t even in the same league of pain.

Cleveland seems to be in permanent sports purgatory, while Chicago, Cubs aside, has done pretty well for itself over the years.

SHANNON MCCARTHY: The Cubs drought is an integral part of the fabric of baseball. Who would we at once mock and empathize with, what curse would we invoke if they were to go and do the unthinkable? The Curse of the Really Crappy Sports City doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. (Sorry, Cleveland, it’s all I can come up with.) Continue reading

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The Joakim Noah Contract

DANIEL SPERO: It was only four years ago that the Bulls (with basically the same front office people) used their cap space for a 4 year, $60 million dollar contract for a rapidly aging Ben Wallace, so it isn’t surprising that they ponied up this type of cash for Noah. Other deals for similar players include last year, when the Cavaliers handed out a 6-year, $50 million dollar contract to Anderson Varejao, and this summer when David Lee got $80 million over 6 years. But is Noah worth $60 million over 5 years? Maybe, at least in the current economic climate of NBA teams still holding stockpiled cap space from the 2010 summer free agent bonanza that turned into the LeBron/South Beach debacle. But what about the uncertainty of the upcoming CBA with the threat of a hard cap at a figure lower than teams can currently spend before having to pay the luxury tax? In the post-CBA world the Bulls might end up paying a lot more than they bargained for in the upcoming seasons for this deal. And is Noah really worth passing over Carmelo Anthony for?

BRAD GOLDBACH: The Noah contract may be a little much in some people’s eyes and he’s certainly no Carmelo Anthony, but it was the right move for the Bulls to make because he is just one of those guys who makes your team better.

JASON CLINKSCALES: The real reason I’m all for this contract: a few extra dollars can help out his wardrobe.
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LeBron Rumors: Should We Care?

HOWARD MEGDAL: I know, I know. Nobody knows anything. Tom Izzo thinks LeBron’s staying in Cleveland, but he never talked to him. Dr. Phil weighed in- seriously. Not Phil Jackson. Phil McGraw.

It’s all nonsense. But I can’t turn away.

JASON CLINKSCALES: Jason, meet rock; rock, meet Jason. This is where you’ll find me under until LeBron James makes a decision. From that point on, if Pope Benedict XVI has thoughts on where he thinks the NBA star should go, I won’t be reading about them. Continue reading

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David Stern and LeBron

AKIE BERMISS: At the writing of this, the fate of LeBron James is unknown. Will he or won’t he? It’s been the primary question all season long. He’s led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the best record in the regular season, and into the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Continue reading

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