Elsie A. Dotson

“Matt Barnes on Lob City Clippers: ‘We Were Our Own Worst Enemy’

In a response to a Sportscenter Instagram post that highlighted some of the most entertaining moments from the LA Clippers’ ‘Lob City’ era, former Clippers forward Matt Barnes commented “We were our own worst enemy.”

It’s an astute point, and Barnes is not the only Lob City teammate to have been so forthcoming about the Clippers’ missed opportunities (J.J. Redick has said about as much multiple times on his podcast). It seems that the consensus takeaway from this era of Clippers basketball—the first in which they were truly considered title contenders—was that they did not reach their full potential.

The Sportscenter post was mostly comprised of Blake Griffin dunks, as they should be. Griffin might not have been the best player on those Clippers teams, but he was emblematic of the culture the Clippers had built. They were the most entertaining team in Los Angeles because of him (at least

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DICK’S Sporting Goods Again Chooses To Be Home For The Holiday

“We closed our stores and distribution centers last year on Thanksgiving as a way of saying  ‘thank you’ to our teammates for navigating all the stress and strain of 2020 and to encourage our teammates and customers to spend time with their loved ones,” said Lauren Hobart, DICK’S Sporting Goods President and CEO. “This year, we wanted to give our teammates plenty of notice that we will be closed again, so they have the opportunity to plan for their annual traditions – whether it’s participating in a fun run, watching football or enjoying Thanksgiving dinner.”

DICK’S will reopen on Black Friday (November 26) to serve customers with in-store, curbside contactless pickup and BOPIS options — continuing the company’s focus on customer service, technology and safety.  

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive

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ESPN features Texas Tech’s Crazy Finish v LSU [Watch]

News Highlights: ESPN features Texas Tech’s Crazy Finish v LSU [Watch]

Scott Van Pelt is one of the last major sports anchors on TV. A connection to the heyday of ESPN and SportsCenter when it was TV you must see.

Today, SVP hosts a pm segment of SportsCenter and has a wildly popular segment called Bad Beats. The segment will go through sports betting scenarios that look like they are going one way, then quickly going the other way.

The Red Raiders were part of the Monday night segment with Van Pelt highlighting the Texas Tech-LSU match in which the Red Raiders went from seven to five with just over a minute left. More painful for gamblers than just the great comeback is that LSU also failed to cover the spread after a brutal foul call with less than two seconds left.

Van Pelt’s co-host couldn’t believe the referees even

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Ranking SEC football recruiting classes after National Signing Day

The SEC stacked many of the nation’s best recruiting classes in the 2021 class.

Alabama ran away with the nation’s top class, but a handful of SEC schools put together elite groups.

Here is how we ranked the SEC classes:

1. Alabama

Alabama won the national title, then signed the highest-ranked recruiting class in the history of the 247Sports Composite. The Crimson Tide landed 15 of the top 91 players in the 2021 class, including 12 of the top 58. They signed seven five-star prospects. The rest of the SEC signed eight combined. 

2. Georgia

Georgia did Georgia things in the 2021 cycle. The Bulldogs signed another five-star quarterback, a five-star offensive tackle and two five-star linebackers. Kirby Smart raked in 14 top-250 prospects to keep the program in Athens, Georgia, humming.

3. Texas A&M

Texas A&M signed nine top-200 prospects, eight of whom are from Texas.

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