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Posts Tagged ‘Dustin Pedroia’

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: America, It's Just Like Us!

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we avoid eye contact with Michele Bachmann, make a music video for Kanye West and Jay-Z, ask James Earl Jones for his take on the Iowa straw poll, and, overall, do our best to cheer everybody up.

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Columnist Says Jay Bilas Doesn't Know What He's Talking About

You can add Michael Bradley of Philadelphia Magazine to the list of people that won’t be receiving a holiday card from the Bilas family this December.

Bradley called out ESPN analyst Jay Bilas following his comments on Selection Sunday that VCU wasn’t worthy of making the NCAA Tournament.

“What Bilas and his kind don’t understand – - or don’t want to admit – - is that college basketball is no longer the top-flight sport it was even 10 years ago. It may still provide some thrilling moments in March, but the overall quality of play has dropped considerably. A variety of reasons can be cited, including the yearly exodus of top underclassmen to the NBA, a continued decaying of fundamentals at the high school level (thanks, AAU ball!) that forces coaches to use strategies that feature athleticism, rather than skill, and a moving away from team-first attitudes among better players aching to be playing professionally. Read more