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Let Me B-Frank Podcast: June 7

June 7: Brian and John discuss the NBA Finals and how the Cavaliers can work their way back into the series. The guys cover the major storylines of the Stanley Cup Finals and fill you in on everything you need to know about the United States’ chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. With a brand new Top 5, plenty of stats, and the best tweets the sports world can provide, this week’s Let Me B-Frank podcast won’t disappoint! Subscribe today at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/let-me-b-frank-podcast-let-me-b-frank/id1149216931?mt=2 and give us a review! http://www.letmebfrankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LMBF-Podcast-6.6.2017.mp3 (Photo credit: Kyle Terada – USA Today Sports) http://media.blubrry.com/let_me_b_frank/p/www.letmebfrankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/LMBF-Podcast-6.6.2017.mp3Podcast: Play in...

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More Than A Meme: Northwestern’s Superfan Embodies the Emergence of Northwestern Athletics

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) The Internet in 2017 is a merciless place. Keyboard comedians continuously search for anything and everything that might make for a clever meme or a viral tweet. Their quest to outdo one another spares no one, not even an 11-year-old boy. By now you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the emotional Northwestern fan from Saturday’s heart-breaking loss to top-seeded Gonzaga. The resulting social media sensation labeled him the “Crying Northwestern Kid.” But that’s not who my cousin is at all. For those who aren’t familiar with Chicago’s Big 10 team, Dr. Jim Phillips is the athletic...

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WBC Preview: Bracket D

(Image courtesy of MLB.com, WBC) Play Ball! Ladies and gentlemen, the 2017 World Baseball Classic is officially underway! (Check out our previews of Brackets A, B, and C before pool play continues tomorrow!) After an exciting first day of action that saw Israel take down heavily-favored South Korea in 10 innings, this year’s tournament is certainly living up to the hype. With games starting on Thursday, Bracket D might just be the most exciting bracket of them all. Team Mexico will be joined in Jalisco by fellow powerhouses Venezuela and Puerto Rico and a respectable Italian team. As the...

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WBC Preview: Bracket C

(Image courtesy of MLB.com, WBC) WBC is 4 Days Away… Folks, there is less than a week until first pitch! In case you missed the first few previews, here is everything you need to know on Bracket A and Bracket B. This week’s analysis takes us to Miami, where tournament titans in the United States and the Dominican Republic vie for the top spot in the bracket. Neither Canada nor Colombia can be overlooked, however, as both teams are capable of pulling off one (or multiple) upsets. Be sure to check out the site regularly for live updates of...

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WBC Preview: Bracket B

(Image courtesy of MLB.com, WBC) WBC is 2 Weeks Away… This week’s WBC preview breaks down the top-heavy Bracket B. (Be sure to check last week’s analysis of Bracket A if you haven’t already.) Japan and Cuba lead the charge through Tokyo with Australia and China looking for some magic in 2017. Japan This is neither your 2006 nor your 2009 championship team. Without Kenta Maeda or Masahiro Tanaka, this isn’t even your 2013 Japanese squad. Yet, despite the lack of depth in the rotation, you can count on Japan to have a solid showing in this year’s Classic....

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