About Ryan Hallagan

Ryan Hallagan recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Psychology and English and plans to parlay that education into writing about his greatest passion: the big business that is professional sports. He also enjoys writing short stories, obsessively listens to bands like The Gaslight Anthem and actively wishes that a time-traveling DeLorean really did exist, so that he could go back to 1975, far away from all of the terrible music he hears on the radio today. Follow him on Twitter @rallyforhally
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Forced Sale of the Clippers Could Impact Other NBA Franchises

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There is no shortage of commentators commending NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for the way he handled Donald Sterling’s latest mess. But first let us be perfectly frank about one thing: the NBA and its owners do not care that Sterling is a racist. If they did, they would have tried to punish him in 2003…
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Time to Bag the Franchise Tag

New Orleans Saints fans hope to have Drew Brees’ number one target Jimmy Graham back next season. And judging by the comments that he’s made, Graham seems to want that too, so long as he’s seen as a wide receiver rather than a tight end. This just might seem like semantics, since Graham is viewed…
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The NCAA’s Union Problem

Add another major headache to the NCAA’s list. This past Wednesday, Ramogi Huma filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of a delegation of football players from Northwestern University, asking that they be recognized as a formalized union. This may not be as exciting as watching Johnny Manziel scramble around the…
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The last time it wasn't depressing to be a Kings fan

When The Kings Lay Down Their Crown

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” – Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption) I love The Shawshank Redemption, every darn second of it. Sure, I’ve seen it somewhere in the vicinity of 92 times – second only to viewing Rudy at least 1,279 times in my…
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Nerlens Noel Should Be in the NBA and it’s the Player’s Union’s Fault He’s Not

Nerlens Noel tore his knee late Tuesday night, not his future. That’s important to remember now in the aftermath of what’s transpired. Noel’s torn ACL is not the kiss of death that it would have been twenty years ago when it would have possibly spelled the end of his career. Now, with all the advances…
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