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Louisville Strong: Which Cardinal will have a breakout season?

Coach Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville Cardinals will have a tough order as they look to replace 14 starters from last year's team. Most glaringly absent is former Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Even with its losses, Louisville retains lots of talent and fielded a solid 2018 recruiting class. Which Cardinals will have a breakout season after all the talent has left? Let's take a look.   P.J. Blue   After years of drawbacks, P.J. Blue finally takes the...

Raptors lose in trade, Popovich wins

The Toronto Raptors traded DeMar DeRozan and a protected, first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. The protected pick is shielded 1-20 and becomes two, second-round picks after one year. There’s several reasons this trade makes no sense for the Raptors.  The first reason is DeRozan was loyal to the franchise and was completely caught off guard by the trade. He posted...

Renegotiating the Dodgers’ TV deal: How Spectrum can reach more viewers and make more money

Ironically, or maybe un-ironically, Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable, now owned by Charter Communications), is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ exclusive game content distributor via Sports Net LA. Spectrum finds itself in the same position as traditional cable providers before streamers like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and others arrived; stuck in an old way of thinking, unwilling to change and losing millions of customers along the way. The story is...

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Our 2018 ACC Player of the Year

Now that the 4th of July fireworks have been lit and the barbecue is off the grill, our attention turns to football as teams begin to take the field for summer workouts as the season draws near. Team success is always the primary goal, but there are special players who are just a level above everyone else. These college football players have the opportunity to stand out as the most important contributors in...

Sex, lies and money: WNBA to NBA is apples and oranges

LeBron James recently signed a four-year, $154 million contract and just surpassed $1 billion in career earnings. Those are insane numbers. No one denies that. What is surely an even more insane number is the amount of money he’s brought Nike, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat.  WNBA star A’ja Wilson recently reacted to the signing on Twitter by saying, “154M….Must.be.nice. We over here looking for a M 😊 but Lord, let me get back in my lane.” https://twitter.com/_ajawilson22/status/1013579426708086784 This has sparked...

The X Factor: Will Dez Bryant hit the Music City?

The Dallas Cowboys made a big decision to release former Pro Bowl WR Dez Bryant, so will Bryant throw up the X in the Music City? The 29-year-old receiver was due $16.5 million, forcing the Cowboys to move on since he hasn’t lived to the contract he signed. So now, Dez plays the waiting game. As the season nears, the market has been awful for Bryant. After he was first...

Three Keys to Sustained Success in Entertainment, Media and Sports

With recent news that a handful of European television and media networks are joining forces to take on their American Netflix and Amazon counterparts to better compete, the first thought that came to mind was innovation is the key to sustained success, not scale. In that light, consider the following three keys to sustained success in the entertainment, media and sports industries.  Be on Time (and right!) Success in life and...

One-hit blunder: Will Kentucky ever get over the hump?

It seems like every year under Mike Stoops, Kentucky football is billed to be the surprise of the Southeastern Conference. They’re always supposed to have a lot of firepower on offense and Stoops is always “improving their defense.” The bad thing for their fans (or at least the teasing part) is, the Wildcats always start out well, but flounder at the end of the season.   So, is this year the year?  According to Las Vegas, it’s not. Kentucky has 300/1 odds to win...

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Who will reign supreme? Our NFC North preview

Sportsradioamerica.com continues its series of previewing each division for the upcoming 2018 NFL season. The NFC North has some major quarterback questions that need to be answered for the top contenders. Aaron Rodgers returns to the Green Bay Packers. The Minnesota Vikings, who were in the NFC Championship game, felt they needed to upgrade to become even better than last year.  Chicago Bears  The Bears are still in rebuilding...