Announcement: MSF Launching Long-Term Charity Initiative

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We have decided, as a team, to donate a portion of all revenue MSF receives to good causes we believe in and that lend themselves to personal stories we can share with you here on the site. The entire idea is, simply, do good things with good content for good people.

Report: MLB To Expand Playoffs This Year

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Friend of the site Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Major League Baseball is, in fact, going to expand the playoffs; and it’s going to happen this year.

Fantasy Baseball 2012 Auction Draft Strategy and Advice

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If you are in an auction league, then you have important preparation to do before the auction draft. In this post we highlight some auction league strategy tips that will help you make the right decisions about who to bid on in 2012.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy: Catchers – Who’s #1? Whose Stock Is Rising/Falling? Can Joe Mauer Rebound?

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As you prepare for your fantasy baseball 2012 drafts, get prepped at the catcher position by finding out who should go #1, whose stock is up or down, and whether or not to expect a rebound season from Joe Mauer.

NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: February 29th

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Andy Bottoms takes a look at over 35 teams in this week’s edition of Bubble Watch. Based on the sheer number of teams on the bubble this season and the general mediocrity of their profiles, conference tournament performances are going to be as important as ever.

100 Facts About Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game, In Honor of the Record’s 50th Anniversary

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50 years ago this Friday, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks. In honor of the golden anniversary of Wilt’s 100-point game, here are 100 facts about that March 2, 1962 game, the setting, the players, and the historical significance.

Fantasy Baseball 2012 Keeper League Strategy & Advice

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If you are in a keeper league, then you have important decisions to make long before your number is called in the first round of your draft. In this post we highlight some keeper league strategy tips that will help you make the right decisions about who to build around for 2012 and beyond.

Join MSF & Guinness For Biggest St. Patrick’s Day Party Ever

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Several weeks ago, MSF was approached about participating in an initiative launched by Guinness to set the official Guinness World Record for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Party ever. How else could we respond but…brilliant!

On Duke Being ‘Overrated’ – It’s College Basketball, Not Just Duke, That Has Problems

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Sometimes stats seem to tell a story until you examine the entire story. For example, Duke is seemingly overrated, and from a general perspective they should not receive the #1 seed that many bracketologists are projecting them to receive. But then again, who does?

Christian Watford Primed For Big Game Against Michigan State, So Say The Stats

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A number of players need to play well tonight for Indiana to knock off yet another top-5 team in Assembly Hall. But no Hoosier is more important to the Hoosiers’ chances of beating a tough, talented, tested Michigan State team tonight than junior forward Christian Watford.

Arch Madness! MVC Tournament Preview: Tickets, TV Schedule, Bracket, Contenders, and Prediction

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The 2012 Missouri Valley Tournament, better known as “Arch Madness,” gets rolling on Thursday in St. Louis. While Wichita State and Creighton were a cut above during the regular season, this tournament always seems to have a few surprises.

Daytona 500 Recap: Matt Kenseth Wins In The Midst Of Nighttime NASCAR Craziness

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The thrill of victory…and the agony of defeat. No other sport so brilliantly captures the roller coaster ride of this phrase as well as restrictor plate racing in NASCAR. Last night’s Daytona 500, postponed numerous times due to rain but ultimately won by Matt Kenseth, was a quintessential example.

NHL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

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In the wake of the supposed most exciting day in the hockey season, outside of the playoffs of course, the NHL trade deadline was in a word, dead. Only 15 moves were made involving 31 players and 11 draft picks, and it wasn’t until after the deadline had passed that an exciting and unpredictable trade happened, which leads me into examining the winners and losers of yesterday’s deadline.

NBA Power Rankings: 1-30 As Season’s 2nd Half Begins

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The second half of the NBA season is underway. Teams will have to fit in over 30 games in a span of two months, which means the sprint towards the playoffs will be taking place throughout all of March and April. Here are the power rankings as we begin the season’s second half.

Video: Juan Pablo Montoya Crashes Into Jet Dryer at Daytona 500, Ignites Fireball

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Under caution with 40 laps to go in last night’s Daytona 500, driver Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into a jet dryer truck igniting a fireball that melted the jet dryer to the track.