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The problem with NBA superteams

By Tyler Randall With the NBA regular season coming to end, the playoff picture was already decided months beforehand. I say this because there is an obvious #1 seed from each conference, the Golden State Warriors from the Western Conference and the Cleveland Cavaliers from the East. At the beginning of the year, Vegas odds makers expected the season to […]

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Professional sports leagues to cut length of games

By Josh Wolfe Millions of fans tune in to watch sporting events each season. Some fans are more loyal than others. To be a loyal fan, attending many home games takes an extraordinary amount of commitment, effort, and time. Compared to the amount of time the actual game lasts, there is not a lot of live action. Ratings have dropped, […]

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Track hits stride in first meet, new record set

Track hits stride in first meet, new record set

The Grady boys track team is starting the season with high hopes after ending a year ago on a high note. “I feel like we have a great group of rookies that have come in, and I think if we keep progressing toward our goal, we have the team to do it,” said senior 800 meter runner Ryan Jackson. The […]

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Tennis teams return to form after deep playoff run

Tennis teams return to form after deep playoff run

The Grady tennis teams are off to promising starts. The boys are 3-1, including a 5-0 sweep of region rival Lithia Springs. The girls are 2-2 and also swept Lithia Springs. The teams are fairly young and are looking to grow as the season progresses. “I tried to schedule some pretty tough teams earlier in the season so the teams […]

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Baseball team hopes to hit grand slam in new region

After two seasons of missing postseason play, the Grady baseball team is pushing to make the state playoffs in a new region. In the old Region 6-AAAA, the Knights faced baseball powerhouses St. Pius and Marist, as well as Columbia, Chamblee and Redan. “Our goal is to make the playoffs and maybe go deep into them,” sophomore catcher Ben Lepik […]

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Girls lacrosse overhauls team, strives for success

Coming off a losing record a year ago, the girls lacrosse team opened the season with a 16-0 win over Maynard Jackson. Last season, the team finished 6-7, going 2-3 at home and 4-4 on the road. Grady is rebuilding after nine members of its starting lineup, including captains Kate Weatherby and Grace Dines, graduated. Dines now plays lacrosse at […]

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How to select a tournament bracket the right way

With March Madness starting soon, a topic on many students’ minds is how to make a good bracket. There are many different strategies for choosing winning teams in the tournament. Some people always pick the higher seed, while others choose based off mascots. The question is, which way is the right way? First, what is March Madness? Every year, at […]

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All Star games need a purpose

All the players in All-Star games will always tell you, “You have to be there” to get the full experience of it. But really, what is there to experience? This “full experience” includes watching the best players in the league participating in meaningless skill challenges, and a game that you could get the same experience in a backyard football game. […]

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Super Bowl Preview

When the Falcons lost two straight games in late October, collapse seemed as though it were just around the corner. Three short months later, the Falcons steamrolled the Green Bay Packers 44-21 on their way to their first Super Bowl since 1999. More than just offensive firepower, the ability of this team to bounce back from adversity showed that they […]

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The NFL should have a draft lottery

By: Jack Rafferty Comment The NFL could learn something from the NBA. The NBA has an effective system that allows for parity while simultaneously dissuading teams from “tanking” in order to get high draft picks: the draft lottery. If the NFL were to implement this system, it would encourage teams to be more competitive. This year, the Cleveland Browns finished […]

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