With the NCAA tournament coming upon its closing date, and as playoff hopes slip from the grasp of NBA Franchises; fans, GM’s, and future players alike look to the draft as the next logical step in the progression. From what we know (or what we think we know), this draft class seems to be overflowing with talent. There are, however, no guarantees in the guessing game that the NBA draft has become. While there are some similarities, the NBA draft is a different ballgame completely from that of the NFL. There is a scouting combine for the NBA much like the NFL, but to be honest no one really cares that much about the NBA’s version. The best way to become a first round pick in the NBA is to play really well in college and show a lot of promise as an NBA talent. The best way to become a first round pick in the NFL is to have Mike Mayock discuss the shape of your ass for a moment or two.
The NBA Finals are upon us! And so is the NBA Draft. For fans of the 28 teams not partaking in part III of the Finals trilogy, free agency and NBA Draft rumors are starting to heat up. Even with the basketball season coming to a close, the news, rumors and fake trade articles will only start to heat up. My sources tell me that this time of the year is when NBA websites receive the most #views.
If you’ve slept more than like six hours at any time since Golden State won their second title in three years, you’ve probably missed some absurd rumor or a trade no one saw coming. While we all knew the Warriors were good, we didn’t know they were this good. This offseason has already gotten off to one of the most insane starts yet, and it’s all thanks to Golden State.
There is nothing — and I mean nothing — like college football. If you have ever been on a college campus around the time of a big rivalry game (or any big game in general), you know exactly what I’m talking about. Hopes of the playoffs can be dashed in one game. I need some Jim Harbaugh khakis in my life now. Which had me thinking: who are some teams that can make 2017 their magical season? To make the playoffs you need a lot of luck, but that's not the only thing. You need a decent schedule (not too hard because two losses basically takes you out of it), you need to stay healthy, and you need to pass the eye exam (how much fun is this team to watch). This year should be fun. Teams like Auburn and Georgia should raise the SEC back to the level we are all used to; Florida State could be a legit opponent to Clemson in the ACC; Penn State is going to battle with Michigan and Ohio State for the Big 10 title. But who are the actual dark horses for the 2017 college football season?