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Alex Brooks

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An ODU college student, majoring in business IT, and sports broadcasting, or journalism. Mainly topics on NBA or NFL, but will sometimes do a few MLB or NCAA articles. I run a sports talk show with my fellow writer Tyler Santangelo called Cup Check.

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This is the first edition of the Sports Unbiased Mailbag.  I will be here with Chris every week to answer the questions you guys propose to us. So it works like this: fans, like you, send your sports questions to us at either @SU_Mailbag on Twitter or email them to us at su_mailbag@yahoo.com. When you email or tweet us, mention your first name and the state you live in so if we use your question you will get your name published in the article.  We will also will be covering three to five big events that happened each week in sports so you get our take on different topics.  Be sure to also follow @SportsUnbiased1 for you latest...

Nowadays, one of the main topics swirling around college football is whether elite college athletes should stay to get an education and enter the draft after their four-year tenure, or whether they should leave for the pros after the required three years out of high school, usually in the college level.  Yes, there are pros and cons for both, but it all comes down to the payday. The take-the-money stance, as we will call it, is leaving for the pros after the three years to get that convenient payday.  These athletes have worked their whole life, from little league flag football to the college level.  If you are a first-round draft...

Johnny Manziel declared for the draft just a few weeks ago, as we all saw coming. So what’s next for the college superstar?  Who drafts him?  Does he start?  How well does he do? All questions he has to answer in his first season, being the first freshman to win the Heisman, and then all of his off the field activities that followed close after; it will be hard to shake that rep in the NFL, especially if he tanks.  So where would be the best fit for this young, wild star? As of right now he is projected to go fourth overall to the Cleveland Browns, but that would be a terrible situation for both Johnny and the Browns.  The...

As we all just found out, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa were all misses for the Hall of Fame this time around.  It is a big dispute about whether or not someone who is known to have used steroids should be voted into the Hall of Fame, and as of right now it looks like a no.  The Hall of Fame voters have gotten this right. Usually sports writers are ripping leagues and voters new ones about how they have messed up, but for once it is time to step back and notice that maybe, just maybe they got this one right.  The steroid era will never go away, but inducting these players into the Hall of Fame would just...

Kevin Durant is a three-time scoring champ, four-time All-NBA first team, four time All-Star, an All-Star MVP, and 2008 Rookie of the Year.  A very decorated man for being so young, but the one accomplishment that sticks out above the rest is his three NBA scoring titles. At the young age of 25, Kevin Durant has won the scoring title three out of his six full years in the league.  His lowest scoring average for a season was 20 points in his rookie year, which doesn't place him in the top-20 among the highest rookie scoring average, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the man that holds the record for most points in a career, is fourth on that...

The Colts looked great through the first half of the season, but things changed.  They are now playing without their veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne.  He brought more than just 503 yards and two touchdowns to the team.  He brought leadership and someone who has been through the ups and downs of what the league has to throw at the Colts.  They will miss his leadership because they have a young quarterback that hasn't been through the hardships of the league, and we haven’t seen how he reacts to negative situations that could pop up during the long 16 game season. This loss however, will not derail the great season of the...

Nowadays the NCAA relies on a series of computer polls along with two human polls to determine the ranking of teams and where they are going to be placed for a bowl game.  The problem with that?  There are eight teams in the top 25 that have two losses, and three of them are 15th or higher, bet you can guess what conference they are.  That’s right, the SEC. Yes, it hasn’t been the best season for college football outside of the top five, but Louisville, a team who everyone agree has the best QB in this upcoming draft class, only has one lost and is 20th.  Having them in the top 25 is fine with me I have no problem with that,...

For the first time since 2008, the Carolina Panthers are relevant, not for tanking the season to get a star player like they did for Cam Newton, but for actually being a decent team.  It’s hard to believe, seeing as they haven’t been above .500 since that 2008 season, but with all this recent hype around them, they are improving but still aren't among the best teams in the league; not yet at least. First, let’s discuss what the Panthers are doing well and that discussion starts with defense.  They are 2nd in rushing defense, allowing 79 yards a game, and they aren’t letting any teams throw the ball either as they are 10th...
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