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Big Night in Indy: State Farm Champions Classic Preview

Big Night in Indy: State Farm Champions Classic Preview

College Basketball royalty will be on display tonight in Indianapolis. Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, and Michigan State have combined for an astounding 17 National Championships. All will be at Bankers Life Fieldhouse tonight; and all will have something to prove. Kansas is the only one of the group with a “quality win” (69-59 over UC-Santa Barbara) thus...

College Basketball is Here! Let’s Gamble on It!

College Basketball is Here! Let’s Gamble on It!

College hoops is back, and not a moment too soon. Because the NBA is, quite frankly, more than I can bear. Tonight, as the college basketball season gets underway, we’ll finally get to see some team basketball being played (not you, Spurs), and we may even see defense played at a level that shows the players actually care. Should be fun. That said, I...

Cleveland or Miami – The “Sports Brew” debate…

Cleveland or Miami – The “Sports Brew” debate…

Dj Zullo & Sean “Bear” Fleming discuss Lebron James’ choice to resign with Miami or return home to Cleveland.                 http://www.tristatesportsguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/071014-Sports-Brew-Segment-on-NBA-FA.mp3 Share...

The “Sports Brew” talk NBA rumors & draft.

The “Sports Brew” talk NBA rumors & draft.

DJ Zullo and Sean “Bear” Fleming breakdown the NBA hot stoveĀ andĀ discuss Thursday’s NBA Draft. Take a listen… http://www.tristatesportsguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/062514-Sports-Brew-on-NBA.mp3 Share...

The “Sports Brew” on Carmelo Anthony’s (reported) decision to opt out

The “Sports Brew” on Carmelo Anthony’s (reported) decision to opt out

DJ Zullo from the “Sports Brew” reacts to the reports that Carmelo Anthony will opt out of his contract with the New York Knicks. http://www.tristatesportsguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/062214-DJ-on-Melo-Opt-Out.mp3 Share...

Embiid Could Be Just the ‘Break’ Cleveland Needed

Embiid Could Be Just the ‘Break’ Cleveland Needed

When it comes to drafts in professional sports, all we’re really doing is guessing. I think we fans should at least be honest about that. We don’t know the answers, and while some potential prospects simply seem destined for greatness (see; Lebron James, Sidney Crosby, Andrew Luck, etc), we would never bet our lives on it. So, when I am told that...

The “Sports Brew” preview Game Four of the NBA finals

The “Sports Brew” preview Game Four of the NBA finals

Listen up Tri-State Sports Guys fans… This is DJ Zullo from the “Sports Brew.” My partner, Sean “Bear” Fleming and I decided to do a little podcast because it seemed like a good time. Here is a clip of us previewing game 4 of the NBA finals. Give it a listen…Thank you to the ‘Sports Guys for lending their...

[UPDATE] Gatorade Trolls LeBron James After Cramping Problems

[UPDATE] Gatorade Trolls LeBron James After Cramping Problems

AND NOW THIS…. I LOVE THIS. HATE LeBron, love this. Obviously this all stems from LeBron being a Powerade drinker, probably has a contract or something. He may want to rethink that deal after what happen to him last night! PS – How about the dumb ass here who puts his foot right in his mouth. @ryanbkoo The person cramping wasn't our client....

Betting on the Finals

Betting on the Finals

With the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals starting this week, it’s time to decide where to put your money. Let’s take a look at the current lines: Stanley Cup Rangers +150 Kings -175 It’s no surprise the Kings are the favorites, but if you’re taking them at -175 you better be very confident in them. What makes this line interesting is...

Knicks Internal Public Relations Issue No longer Private

Knicks Internal Public Relations Issue No longer Private

The Tri-State Sports Guys have learned more information about the brewing conflict between New York Knicks owner James Dolan and newly hired team president Phil Jackson. As first reported on April 23 by Daily News Knicks beat reporter Frank Isola (http://m.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/source-dolan-stop-jackson-knick-staff-firings-article-1.1765645),...

Zuki & Ruggs Show

Zuki & Ruggs Show

Zuki and Ruggs discuss UCONN’s triumph in the NCAA tournament, where the UCONN women’s program rank amongst all-time sports dynasties, the men’s improbable run to the title, whether or not Geno or Ollie should test the NBA, opening week in baseball including Josh Hamilton’s stupidity and whether or not baseball should implement a...

Please Donate!!

Please Donate!!

Of all the guests we’ve had on the show, Chris Herren is the one that stuck with me the most. I, like probably everyone reading this, have seen close friends and family members battle with substance abuse. So to hear from someone like Chris, who was able to turn his life around and become a voice of hope for millions, was probably the most important thing...

Best College Football Basketball Schools

Best College Football Basketball Schools

The two most profitable and enjoyable college sports are football and baseball. UConn just won another men’s basketball national championship. That program has been incredibly successful over the past 15 years. Their football team? Not so much. Sure, they’ve won 26 championships, but many of those weren’t in D-1A. .485 career winning...

Onions! Bill Raftery Splits, Hangs, Delivers with Vern Lundquist

Onions! Bill Raftery Splits, Hangs, Delivers with Vern Lundquist

CBS Sports produced this remix / mashup music video thingy featuring highlights from this year’s March Madness set to sizzling sound bites from Bill Raftery (not Raferty) and Vern Lundquist (not Lundqvist). Raftery has served as an analyst and play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ college basketball coverage for more than 23 years. During March...

Elite Eight Preview

Elite Eight Preview

With eight teams still dancing, and four interesting matchups; this weekend is set up to be a very interesting one for college hoops fans. Santa was 4-3-1 with his Sweet Sixteen picks, so if you’re betting along with me, at least we’re making some small change. Here’s my take on this weekend’s Elite Eight games: SOUTH REGIONAL...

Sweet Sixteen Previews/Picks: East & Midwest Regionals

Sweet Sixteen Previews/Picks: East & Midwest Regionals

Friday’s Sweet Sixteen matchups offer up some very interesting storylines. From UCONN’s return to the Garden, to a number-one seed as an underdog, and of course Louisville locking horns with Kentucky; Friday should be great. Here’s my take on all the action: MIDWEST REGIONAL (Indianapolis, IN) (11) Tennessee vs. (2) Michigan (-2.5) Friday, 7...

Sweet Sixteen Preview/Picks: South & West Regionals

Sweet Sixteen Preview/Picks: South & West Regionals

You don’t have to tell Florida head coach (and two-time NCAA champion) Billy Donovan how many more wins his Gators need to take home another National Championship. As a matter of fact, as we approach tomorrow’s Sweet Sixteen matchups, every coach still with a dance partner knows the stakes. Two wins this weekend, followed by two more next weekend,...

Boston College needs Jim Calhoun. Badly.

Boston College needs Jim Calhoun. Badly.

Lost in all the hoopla surrounding the opening weekend of March Madness, was the report that former UCONN coach, Jim Calhoun, may be interested in the head coaching vacancy at Boston College. I understand that the opening week of the NCAA Tournament is a big deal, but so is Coach Calhoun, no? Why isn’t anyone talking about this as a legitimate...

March Madness: College Basketball Buzzer Beaters Compilation FOR THE WIN!

March Madness: College Basketball Buzzer Beaters Compilation FOR THE WIN!

We’ve been rolling out a ton of March Madness posts lately and for good reason, ‘cuz it’s the balls, baby. No joke, I have about 20 brackets going. Of course, my analysis is half-assed and jackassed, but Santa’s are the stuff of legends. Check out his previews at these links: EAST | SOUTH | MIDWEST | WEST. For my money’s worth,...

NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

The West is perhaps the region I see getting the most out of control. It’s rife with talented mid-seeds, as well as higher-seeded teams with unique skill sets. Here’s my take: (1) Arizona 30-4 The Arizona Wildcats are as talented as any team in the field. Aaron Gordon is an unbelievably talented freshman forward, and leading scorer Nick Johnson is a...

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

The Midwest Region is the home of the nation’s only undefeated team – the Wichita State Shockers. The Shockers are a very talented team, and I’ve been telling people that very thing all season long. But this region is more than just Wichita State. Because from Duke to Louisville, and Michigan to Kentucky – this bracket is chock full of...

NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

The South Region is the one with ‘chalk’ written all over it. I see an early upset in this region, but I see most of the usual suspects making it through to Memphis next week. Here’s my take: (1) Florida 32-2 The Gators have it all. Any phase of the game you look at, and Billy Donovan’s crew has it. I do think the main key for Florida...

NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview

NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview

Ever since the brackets were unveiled on Sunday, there’s been a lot of talk about which is the toughest region. Truth is, I still don’t know. All four regions have various reasons for being difficult, but I can tell you what I know for sure: the East is the most interesting. Why? Because I think it’s the only region (the West is similar) where...

NCAA Bracket Pool!!

NCAA Bracket Pool!!

Anyone interested in joining the O’Neill’s Softball NCAA pool, please send us an email to tristatesportsguys@gmail.com. $20 to enter, 50% goes to the team, 50% to the pot; top 3 get paid. http://oneillssoftball.mayhem.cbssports.com. Share...

March Madness: Neal’s Most Dangerous College Basketball Teams

March Madness: Neal’s Most Dangerous College Basketball Teams

You might remember Santa posted his list of March Madness impostors recently. I’m countering with unheralded teams that might open some eyes. The video you see above was released a while back but it features Campus Insiders’ Jordan Cornette giving his three teams everyone should watch out for as brackets get all filled up. I add my pair of Lincolns...

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