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Apr
23
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 23-04-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

There isn’t a perfect playoff system. There is no question about that. If there was, every one of the major spoprts would adopt the same system. Instead they all have different ones and they all continue to make tweaks and changes every few years. No matter what sport it is, it seems like we are contantly hearing about a new proposal to add more or take away teams from the playoffs. This year, the NBA is taking the biggest hit. While the Atlanta Hawks made the playoffs with a record of  38-44 in the East while the 48-34 Phoenix Suns were sitting out in the West. Having 10 more wins and not making the playoffs may be one of the biggest injustices that we have seen in a long time. So what are the worse playoff situations we have seen over the past couple decades?

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Apr
16
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 16-04-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

A couple weeks ago I wrote an article about the numbers in the Final Four. That got me to thinking. Why are some numbers more memorable than others. Why do you immediately know the numbers like 61 (Roger Maris’ HRs in a season), 99 (Wayne Gretzky’s Jersey Number), 100 (Wilt Chamberlain’s points in a game) and 714 (Babe Ruth’s career Home Runs).  With those numbers, let me ask you this, how many HR’s did Mark McGwire end up with the year he passed Maris or how many career HR’s did Barry Bonds end up with now that he is #1 on the list.  Here is a couple more numbers for you. Before you click on “read the rest of this entry” do you know why these numbers are significant (50.4, 55, 59, 92, & 383). Do you know what they are?  OK go ahead and click and see if you are right.

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Apr
01

By Razor Sharp Sports

March Madness has truly lived up to its billing! We have had an incredible couple of weeks and we aren’t done year. The focus turns to Dallas this weekend for the Final Four and there are plenty of great things to watch for when Florida, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Kentucky get together. We have 4 very strong programs with great followings and great traditions. We have #1 seed in Florida, a #2 in Wisconsin and to traditional powers playing Cinderella with #7 Connecticut and #8 Kentucky. So how will it play out? We will have to wait and see, but lets take a look at the Final Four by the Numbers and maybe some information you may not know.

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By Razor Sharp Sports

So the Major League season has already officially begun “Down Under” with the 2 games played by the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. But really opening day is a few days away with the full schedule of games next Monday. Once again I have asked our Freeplays.com handicappers to make their predictions for the upcoming season. Last year we had plenty of swings and misses. Not one of our handicappers predicted the Boston Red Sox would win the World Series. As a matter of fact not one of them even picked them to win their division, even though all 4 of the other teams in the AL East were picked to win the Division Crown. Last year we had 3 teams that were picked to win their division by all of the handicappers that made their predictions. They were the Angels, Tigers and Reds. The Tigers were the only one of the three to do it. So this year we have 7 handicappers make their predictions. They are Razor Sharp Sports (RS), Mike Wynn Sports (MW), Jim Feist Sports (JF), #1 Sports (#1), Vegas Steam Line (VS), Huddle-Up Sports (HU) & Teya’s Sports (TS). So how did the picks go this year?

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Mar
18
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 18-03-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

Whenever their is an dispute, a fight, a argument or any other battle of some sort, more than likely the best conclusion of the two sides is somewhere in the middle. The classic example is the U.S. Government. Democrats and Republicans seem to fight over every issue on what would be better for our country when the truth is if they would drop their party line and find the actual solution that would work out the best for the people.  Or when two kids start a fight in the playground. It usually isn’t because one person did something to the other. It was more like this kid did one thing, the other kid did something else and back & forth until is escalated into the fight. What would have been the best senario would have been to talk it out and find out why they each did what they did. So why am I talking about this, because College’s two biggest sports need to find a middle ground!

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Mar
10
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 10-03-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

This Thursday the Big-10 Tournament gets underway in Indianapolis and after watching the regular season, this may be the most wide open tournament we have ever seen. All season long the Big-10 has been banging on each other with upset after upset! Heading into the season and throughout the non-conference part of the season, the Big-10 was rated as one of the best conferences around. The Big-10 had a Non-Conference Record of 122-32 this year. Both Wisconsin and Ohio St went 13-0 in non-conference play. All 12 Big-10 teams had winning Non-conference records and 11 of the 12 has a record of 8-4 or better! Thoughout the season the Big-10 has had 6 teams ranked in the Top-25, 4 in the Top 10, 3 in the Top 5 and Michigan St held the #1 spot for 3 weeks! For about 4 weeks, the Big-10 had 3 teams (Ohio St, Michigan St and Wisconsin) all in the Top 5 and now none of those 3 are the #1 seed, Michigan is. So how crazy will it get? Let’s take a look!

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Mar
04
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 04-03-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

We have just started the Madness that is March Madness but it is never to early to start looking at how your brackets could play out. Even though there is no perfect way to fill out your brackets, we are going to give you a few tips that may help you out. Plus I have a couple of teams that you may want to run with all they way to the bank.

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Feb
25

By Razor Sharp Sports

Things are still freezing here in the Midwest but the boys of summer have headed to Florida and Arizona and are getting ready for the start of the baseball season. With exhibition games getting underway on Wednesday, I felt it would be a good time to let you know the new faces wearing different jerseys than you may be used to. Which teams are making the moves and who is just sitting back. Lets take and look and hopefully it will warm things up for us!

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Feb
21
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 21-02-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

Heading into the Olympics we all heard scary stories of the fascility problems from hotels to bathrooms. But since the games have began the world has focus on “The Games” and they have been very entertaining. We have seen some very interesting and exciting storylines so far. With just the final weekend remaining, the Medal Count lead is still up for grabs. So what has jumped out to me and how has the medal count played out and the surprises.

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Feb
05
Filed Under (Razor Sharp Sports) on 05-02-2014

By Razor Sharp Sports

In just 2 days the World turns its attention to Sochi, Russia and I have to admit they will have mine with both eyes glued to it! I absolutely love the Olympics, especially the Winter ones. I don’t know if it is the National pride or the different sporting events that we don’t often get to see, but I love everything about it. Growing up in Wisconsin and playing hockey, downhill skiing and taking my sled down the hill in the backyard has he ready for the next couple weeks. From the speed of downhill skiing to the touch of curling stones I will be watching it all. One of the best things that the Olympics ever did was alternate the Summer and Winter Olympics every 2 years. We don’t have to wait every 4 years for an Olympics and get it all in in a 6 month span, instead it spreads it out. It also gets us achance to say the LoLo Jones more, as she will be competing in the women’s bobsled this year after participating in the hurdles in the 2012 Summer Games. So what do we have to look forward too? Here is the list of the 5 things I am most looking forward to.

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