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Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50

By | January 28, 2016 at 12:23 am | No comments

  By Flint Wheeler The NFC champion Carolina Panthers will face the AFC champion Denver Broncos on football’s biggest stage after defeating the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots, respectively, in their conference championship games Sunday. Carolina...

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The Perfect Team Is Always Flawed

The Perfect Team Is Always Flawed

By | January 14, 2016 at 12:05 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler The Cincinnati Bengals had the lead and the keys to their first playoff win since 1990 until a running back coughed the ball up. The Steelers 2nd year linebacker Ryan Shazier levied the hit and Jeremy Hill lost the football. Bengals fans and football fans...

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Eldorado Polo Club Opening Day presented by The City of Indio

Eldorado Polo Club Opening Day presented by The City of Indio

By | January 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm | No comments

Attending Sunday Polo is one of the must do activities in the Desert during the winter months. Each Sunday, thousands of polo fans pour into Eldorado to feel the rumble of galloping hooves as players’ reach speeds over 35 mph all while maintaining control of a little white...

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What We Learned This NFL Season

What We Learned This NFL Season

By | January 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler I love that feeling in September, it’s Week 4 of the NFL season and maybe your team is 1-3, or maybe they started 4-0 and you think, “There’s SO much season left.” You tell your buddies at the bar there’s “SO much left to be decided” and try...

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Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2016 Polo Season

Empire Polo Club Announces Opening Day of the 2016 Polo Season

By | December 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm | No comments

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 Empire Polo Club is pleased to announce the dates of their 2016 Polo Season.  “Opening Day & Hat Day” at Empire Polo Club is scheduled for Sunday, January 3rd, 2016.  Opening Day will feature two competitive polo games at 12:00 PM and 2:00...

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The Reality Of Controversy: It’s Mostly Fake

The Reality Of Controversy: It’s Mostly Fake

By | December 16, 2015 at 11:40 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler You might have an opinion. Might be pretty passionate. Could be fairly well-substantiated. Still doesn’t matter. I likely have an opinion. Guaranteed to be passionate. Offered with ornate oration and profound points of evidence. Still...

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The Sad, Sad Case Of Steve Sarkisian

The Sad, Sad Case Of Steve Sarkisian

By | December 10, 2015 at 4:04 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler I’ve never been addicted to anything. I don’t pretend to understand the struggle and won’t pretend to comprehend the magnification of that struggle when faced in the public eye. I, however, do recognize the unconscious abyss addicts fall into and the...

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Holiday Survival Tips: Why Don’t Athletes Know Them?

Holiday Survival Tips: Why Don’t Athletes Know Them?

By | December 3, 2015 at 1:45 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler I grew up in a big family. Holidays weren’t so much about tradition as they were survival. So everything my parents taught me through the holidays stuck with me. But this past week, I watched what happened in the world of sports and couldn’t help but...

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Coming Home Means More For Local Player and Coach

Coming Home Means More For Local Player and Coach

By | November 25, 2015 at 9:36 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler DJ Alexander didn’t have an easy path to the NFL, but it’s not hard to understand why he’s gaining a reputation in the Kansas City Chiefs’ locker room as a “hustle guy.” Barely on track to graduate from Palm Desert High School, but facing a...

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Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Set to Host 330 Teams

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival Set to Host 330 Teams

By | November 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm | No comments

Record Setting 9th Annual Tournament attracts 18,000+ to Valley Synapse Sports has announced the ninth annual Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival, being held Jan. 16-17, 2016 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal., has been expanded to include competition on 51 fields. A record 330...

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What a “Bettor Better Know” – NCAA Week 11

What a “Bettor Better Know” – NCAA Week 11

By | November 18, 2015 at 11:30 pm | No comments

By Flint Wheeler The weekend that was on the NCAA gridirons, and a sorting through of some of the key issues to find opportunities on the games to come.  It’s late November now One of the reasons why college football can bring such major edges is that a season is...

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Your New Favorite Beer Has Some Punch

Your New Favorite Beer Has Some Punch

By | November 12, 2015 at 2:08 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler UFC star, Cub Swanson, is know for his knockout blows and the beer he crafted with Coachella Valley Brewing Company, Killer Cub, is just as powerful. It’s another instance of a locally-born super star consciously deciding to reinvest in the community...

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Some Sports Betting 101…

Some Sports Betting 101…

By | November 12, 2015 at 2:00 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler A guy walks into a Vegas Sportsbook wearing a Trench Coat, large billed hat and a Wad of Money. He looks both ways, walks up to the Counter, and puts down a Stack of Bills. The Room is hushed. In a Low, almost too low to hear voice he says, "Michigan...

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How Dumb Can You Get?

How Dumb Can You Get?

By | November 5, 2015 at 1:20 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler Hey Jed. This is for you. Read the headline. Soak it in. Mull it over. Read it again. Think about it. I’d like to apologize in advance; you can all this “tough love.” Because I do love you buddy, and that’s why I have to ask: How...

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NFL Season Braces For Rocky 2nd Half…

NFL Season Braces For Rocky 2nd Half…

By | November 5, 2015 at 1:18 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler The action in NFL Week 8 was full of drama and major developments, as there were major injuries around the league, teams staying undefeated and plenty of late game drama that led to some upsets on the schedule. The New York Giants and New Orleans Saints...

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To Fire Or Not To Fire: That Is The Question

To Fire Or Not To Fire: That Is The Question

By | October 29, 2015 at 2:07 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler I’ve been watching the NFL with an analytical eye for more than a decade now and I can’t remember a time in which there have been so many talented teams so woefully underperforming. And it’s because coaches aren’t given enough time to install a...

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Pro Salaries Run-A-Muck…

Pro Salaries Run-A-Muck…

By | October 29, 2015 at 1:55 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler If it seems like athletes today make more money, it's because they do. In 1961, Mickey Mantle became the highest paid player in baseball when he signed a $75,000 contract with the New York Yankees. Calculated to inflation, that would be about $600,000...

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The Maddening Life Of A Coach

The Maddening Life Of A Coach

By | October 22, 2015 at 12:58 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler It used to be a football coach, coached football. Sculpted sharp, young men out of soft, flimsy boys, taught self-respect, preached hard work, prayed for wisdom and by gum, won football games. But that’s changed. There’s little patience for...

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Undefeated Teams: This Year’s Big NFL Narrative

Undefeated Teams: This Year’s Big NFL Narrative

By | October 22, 2015 at 12:57 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler The Cincinnati Bengals are still undefeated. So are the Carolina Panthers. Peyton Manning is trying his best to get the Denver Broncos to lose, but thanks to their defense they, too, are without a loss. Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy haven’t been at...

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5 Reasons Why It’s The Dodgers Year For World Series…

5 Reasons Why It’s The Dodgers Year For World Series…

By | October 8, 2015 at 1:38 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler It’s been 27 years since Los Angeles has seen its Boys in Blue take part in baseball’s biggest spectacle, the Fall Classic. Marred by mismanagement and kicked down (repeatedly) by the Cardinals, the Dodgers have been stuck in a state that has...

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Jules From The Gridiron: Your Weekly Nuggets From The NFL

Jules From The Gridiron: Your Weekly Nuggets From The NFL

By | October 1, 2015 at 12:19 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler Week 3 is over, here’s what we know and here’s what we still have to learn. What we know: Only 2 divisions in the NFL have no unbeaten teams, the NFC East and the AFC South. The NFC East offered a 13-3 team last year and the AFC South had it’s leader...

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NFL Week 2 In Review

NFL Week 2 In Review

By | September 24, 2015 at 1:15 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler What we learned in week 2 of the NFL regular season: Bills fail to handle Brady Cowboys lose Romo but beat Eagles Steelers drop the hammer on San Francisco Only when the next week starts in the NFL do you really get the full extent of the...

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Jules From The Gridiron: Losing Can Help A Franchise Win

Jules From The Gridiron: Losing Can Help A Franchise Win

By | September 16, 2015 at 11:57 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler The Colts got their face caved in by the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings were embarrassed on Monday Night Football by the Niners. Teddy Bridgewater was nearly sacked by his owner player. The Eagles offense was more diesel Volkswagen than Ferrari. The...

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Legal Sports Wagering Outside Nevada Is Closer Than We Think…

Legal Sports Wagering Outside Nevada Is Closer Than We Think…

By | September 9, 2015 at 10:57 pm | No comments

By Flint Wheeler “Gambling is so — the threat of gambling, and to create more threats, is to me — I'm stunned. … I'm appalled. I'm really appalled. … It's beyond belief.” -MLB commissioner Bud Selig, December 2012 “Gambling in terms of our society has changed...

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Jules From The Gridiron: Preseason Finale Edition

Jules From The Gridiron: Preseason Finale Edition

By | September 3, 2015 at 3:06 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler Strap on your knee brace and grab your playbook, it’s time to break down the latest in the NFL. (cue bad British accent) Welcome to this edition of… Jules From The Gridiron… (cue dramatic music) A few months ago, around the time the NFL season...

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Cowboys or Packers?

Cowboys or Packers?

By | August 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm | No comments

By Flint Wheeler Finally, the NFL is here. In typical American fashion, let’s now make our picks for the Super Bowl. I can easily make arguments (that make sense) for two great teams to reach the big dance. Who is more likely to make the Super Bowl this season, the Dallas...

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Jules From The Gridiron: Preseason Week 1

Jules From The Gridiron: Preseason Week 1

By | August 19, 2015 at 5:23 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler Now that we have football back, you can rest your weary eyes on this column to catch the nuggets of info, stats and facts that make the NFL so fascinating every week. I call it: Jules From The Gridiron. I used to air it on my radio show every day, and I...

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Goodell vs. Brady – ‘Much Ado About Nothin’…

Goodell vs. Brady – ‘Much Ado About Nothin’…

By | August 13, 2015 at 2:30 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler Tom Brady is said to be seeking total exoneration, and it appears he’s entitled to it. The idea that Brady and the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs for a competitive advantage has been discredited by everyone from sidewalk chemists to...

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Rousey: An Athlete For The Ages

Rousey: An Athlete For The Ages

By | August 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler Depending on whether you move your mouth when you read or not, it may have taken you longer to read this sentence than it took Ronda Rousey to defend her bantamweight title in UFC 190. 34 seconds. The only thing that goes faster is the process of...

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Training Camp Hype: To Believe Or Not To Believe? Part I

Training Camp Hype: To Believe Or Not To Believe? Part I

By | July 30, 2015 at 12:19 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler Every year there’s a steady stream of training camp storylines that football fans love to wrap their hope around. But please realize that with the 24-7 sports media cycle, it’s a requirement to post religiously and rigorously and keep feeding the...

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NBA Summer League Rookie Ranking…

NBA Summer League Rookie Ranking…

By | July 30, 2015 at 12:18 am | No comments

By Flint Wheeler We spend a lot time in the NBA world wondering whether or not draft picks are going to pan out. We won't know how the 2015 class measures up for a few years, but now that the summer league season has come and gone, we've finally gotten a glimpse into how...

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What We Learned This Week In Sports

What We Learned This Week In Sports

By | July 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler I thought we’d be over the shock and awe of NBA free agency, but DeAndre Jordan proved me wrong. I thought we’d delineated the bad guys from good in Major League Baseball’s steroid era, but Albert Pujols is proving me wrong. I thought there’s no...

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Outrage Is Warranted But Misplaced

Outrage Is Warranted But Misplaced

By | July 15, 2015 at 11:54 pm | No comments

By Julie Buehler I love the NFL and everything about football. I hate the fact domestic violence is so prevalent and our society frequently turns a blind black eye. Those two statements are not mutually exclusive. I feel like I write about domestic violence in sports...

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2015 British Open is Wide Open…

2015 British Open is Wide Open…

By | July 15, 2015 at 11:52 pm | No comments

By Flint Wheeler With Rory McIlroy out with an ankle injury, Jordan Spieth sits alone as the clear favorite to win the British Open, according to odds posted at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. At odds of 5-to-1 as of Monday, Spieth is the only player priced in the single...

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One Person’s Move Is Another’s Opportunity

One Person’s Move Is Another’s Opportunity

By | July 9, 2015 at 1:14 am | No comments

By Julie Buehler Change is tough. We all know that. But when you spend 3-5 hours every day connecting with a community through sports talk radio, there’s a certain bond that forms and having to break that bond is far more difficult than I ever thought. But it’s...

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