NBA Q&J: Best in the West

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The Butter Lamb catches up with its resident NBA pundit Jim Doyle. In a two-part series, Doyle answers five questions regarding all the ongoing happenings in both the Western and Eastern Conference. Today, we start with the West (and Jim’s beloved San Antonio Spurs). 

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Burning the Bridge

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Although it’s fair to say that few Bills fans expected Tyrod Taylor to line up under center with Buffalo’s first-string offense this coming season, the way he departed Western New York had to come as a surprise to most. Despite being less than a week away from Taylor’s likely release, Bills general manager Brandon Beane found a trade partner for his 28-year-old quarterback. Minutes after they acquired wide receiver Jarvis Landry for a pair of mid-round picks, the Cleveland Browns shipped a third-round pick (No. 65) to the Bills for Taylor. His abrupt departure leaves behind mixed emotions.

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Premier League Check-In: Preparing for the Stretch Run

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After a long layoff, Sean Coots and Zac Hirschbeck tackle (with their studs showing) all the latest happenings in the Premier League. Their discussion includes their admiration for City’s record-setting campaign, the races at both ends of the table, their predictions for the year-end awards, and their thoughts on the upcoming Champions League fixtures.

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The 2018 Academy Awards Recap

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The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony was the least-watched telecast in Oscars history, but do you know which suckers tuned in? The Butter Lamb correspondents Marci Buehler and Zac Hirschbeck, plus special guest Craig Jorczak (host of “The Oscar Should Have Gone To” podcast). Here’s what they thought of Tinseltown’s biggest night of the year.

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Hope Amid the Heartbreak

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Squint your eyes and look closely at the space just beneath the scoreboard at Key Bank Center and you’ll discover there is a sleek, franchise-altering apparition hovering just above the ice these days. The apparition’s first name is Rasmus, last name is Dahlin, and the mere thought that he could morph from a mirage into a hockey player wearing a  Buffalo Sabres uniform next season gets me hopping aboard the Hope Train for one (hopefully) last ride.

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TBL NFL Super Bowl Picks

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The Super Bowl is upon us.

In a shocking turn of events, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have finagled their way into yet another battle for the sport’s ultimate prize. On the other side, an improbable stretch of competence from Nick Foles, coupled with a fearsome Jim Schwartz-coached defense, has led the Eagles of Philadelphia back to the ‘ship for the first time since Donovan McNabb blew chunks (literally) all over Alltel Stadium in 2005.

If you’re a football fan, you’ve likely heard a prediction or two for Sunday’s game. You might even have a prediction of your own. Unfortunately, and this might seem harsh to the legions of regular Butter Lamb readers, your predictions don’t matter.

The only predictions that DO matter are those of the 16 Butter Lamb contributors that have been stealthily selecting the winners, as well as their betting favorites, for each week throughout the 2017-18 season.

Below are their thoughts on how the championship matchup will play out, as well as the final standings for their regular and postseason picks.

Enjoy! Or don’t!

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TBL NFL Week 4 Picks

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16 contributors from The Butter Lamb pick the winners of each Week 4 game, as well as their “Best Bet of the Week.”

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TBL ’17-18 Fantasy Football: Week 4 Power Rankings

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Heading into Week 4, Sean McDonough ranks all 14 teams (from worst to first) in The Butter Lamb’s OFFICIAL fantasy football league.

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The Facts on Health Care in America

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TBL Week 2 NFL Picks

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16 contributors from The Butter Lamb pick the winners of each Week 1 game, as well as their “Best Bet of the Week.”

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