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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 9:28 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

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Indiana Pacers Drop Game 5, Will Host Miami Heat in Game 6

May 31st, 2013 at 11:57 AM
By Serena Sanderson

Last night, the Indiana Pacers went back to Florida to face the Miami Heat in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Pacers fought hard all season to get where they are, and now they are one game away from missing the NBA Finals. Tomorrow, the Pacers will host the Heat for game six in a win-or-go-home situation.

'Miami Heat 114, Indiana Pacers 96' photo (c) 2013, Matt Velazquez - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Indiana has fought tooth and nail to get through this series and make it to their first NBA Finals appearance since the Reggie Miller era. They already know they can beat the Heat – they've done it twice in this series and two times during the regular season. They know what they have to do to win. Consistently doing all the right things for six or seven games straight is not easy. Especially when Miami is making adjustments and changing how things are done, which Indiana has to then counter.

The Pacers lead the league in rebounds per game with 45.9, but they were also second in the league for points allowed per game. They allow an average of 90.7 points per game, and score about 94.7 points per game (23rd in the league). Rebounding is great, it certainly helps them keep possession of the ball. But if the ball is not then put in the hoop, it doesn't matter. 

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How the Indiana Pacers Can Keep up with the Rest of the Eastern Conference

July 5th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
By Brian Hyatt

The Los Angeles Lakers got a big piece of their puzzle in Steve Nash when they were able to work a sign and trade deal with the Pheonix Suns. The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to be a big time player in the East next season. The Celtics and Heat will of course be in the tops in the East for years to come. So what do the Pacers have to do in order to become legit every season? How do they get over the hump?

The Reggie Miller days are over and the Pacers will probably never have another player that could get it done the way he could. They can't afford to let Roy Hibbert go and they have to find the right pieces to the puzzle. They don't have the money to spend like other franchises do which hurts a lot.

The first thing that has to be done is picking a direction and sticking with it. Putting together a plan every few years is not going to cut it in the small market. The Indiana Pacers history is one of a lot of ups and downs with only one NBA Finals appearance. There haven't even been very many Eastern Conference Finals appearances either.

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Where Will Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert Play Next Season?

July 3rd, 2012 at 5:12 PM
By Brian Hyatt

The Indiana Pacers cannot afford to lose Roy Hibbert and with the Trailblazers offering him a max deal there is really only one option for the Pacers. They have to figure out how to give Hibbert the same deal. I am having a hard time convincing myself why the Pacers would not offer him a max deal.

There are other names out there that the Pacers could go after but Hibbert was such a big part of their playoff run this past season that it really makes little sense. What would Pacers fans say if new GM Kevin Pritchard and Donnie Walsh let Hibbert get away?

After the NBA draft you have to wonder what the thought process is right now. If Hibbert does leave then what who will be on the Pacers list? Well, last night the Pacers met with Chris Kaman who is a unrestricted free agent. Other than Kaman there are not a lot of other choices out there to fill the "traditional" center position.

The Pacers do have the option to move away from having the traditional center which has been a successful move for other teams. That can be an easy decision when you have some of the top players in the league. For the Pacers I still believe the best option is to sign Hibbert.

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Thoughts on the Indiana Pacers 2012 NBA Draft

June 29th, 2012 at 9:46 PM
By Brian Hyatt

The 2012 NBA Draft was full of surprises the first was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist going second when most felt Brad Beal or Thomas Robinson would like go in that spot.  I have watched MKG for several years and have had many opportunities to see him in practice and game situations.  I have interviewed him many times and I have to say he is different, but not in the way most people talk about.  People make fun of his stutter and the anxiety he displays when being interviewed but Michael is a stand up person and relentless player who deserved to be the number two pick and who will make the Bobcats a much better team immediately.  

The next surprise was Terrence Ross at number eight, this pick shocked me.  I am still trying to figure it out and don't think I will ever get it.  

Dion Waiters was a surprise to some but he is another kid I have seen on many occasions and I think he will live up to the draft position.

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