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2020:1 Nigeria: There are changes this year in Nigeria.  The team’s owner could not come to an agreement with the previous general manager, Rob Arnold.  Michael Futch has been all about making money since taking over the team in 2000.  He doesn’t worry as much about winning as his fans and coaches do.  Last year, […]

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Conference USA Season Preview

by Stephon B. Smythe Conference USA East Division It would be tough to say that this division is anything other than the best in the league.  Having provided the last seven WBA champions (Rage and Firestorm), no other division has come close to the level of performance.  Every season, the Rage are a championship favorite, […]

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Las Vegas Gamblers Season Preview  

Stephon B. Smythe   In the 2019 season, the Las Vegas Gamblers jumped out to a strong start.  They had a record of 17-6, and were coming off of a six game winning streak.  Things were certainly looking up, and they were on pace to break the team record for wins in a season.  GM […]

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The Future of the WBA

by Stephon B. Smythe   I am absolutely, positively, unequivocally, distraught with what I am seeing in the WBA.  I mean it is preposterous.  Here we are, after the 5th consecutive Brooklyn Rage championship…not to mention the third consecutive via sweep.  And I can’t get over the audacity that these coaches and GM’s have, thinking […]

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FREE AGENCY PREVIEW (part 1)

THE BIG EXPENDERS TORONTO DINOS. 5 roster spots, 46.0 23.0 M of salary cap The Dinos can go either way they want. Jason Donovan and Latrell McDyess are the only players with a future in the team, and that 4th pick should add a new building block. They could add 2 max salaries via free […]

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2020 Free agency Top 20

by Timmy Frenchie Although there are many big names in this year’s free agency class, most of them are expected to re-sign with their original team. Let us hope there will still be a few surprises. A ranking summary is available at the end of this article. The ranking is based on a combination of […]

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2020 WBA First Round Mock Draft

What was once viewed as a potentially historically weak WBA draft class got a major shot in the arm from several top IBF prospects declaring for the draft in recent days, including the reigning league MVP, 6’10 SF Benet Da Gama. The 21 year old’s announcement that he was free of his contractual obligations to […]

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2020 WBA Finals predictions

by Timmy Frenchie Paris Honeybees vs Brooklyn Rage (season series tied 1-1) USA Conference Finals was, as expected, a battle of the titans. After losing game 1 at home, we already knew this would be no easy task for the Rage. Brooklyn won convincingly in game 2 after a huge 2nd half where they outscored […]

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The Chambers Review- WBA Finals

by Ron Chambers This has not been my best year for predictions. I was pretty close on the Rage v. Fighting Cocks series. I predicted the Rage would win 4-3 and they won 4-2. Not bad. However, The Honey Bees made me look like an idiot. I thought that would be a close series with […]

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Back-to-Back Champs Top List Of Coaching Vacancies

Some South Beach University Pirates fans trace the team’s recent success back to the roster building strength of Guillermo Thomas, himself a 1 time national champion. Others credit the offensive mind of current coach John Favela, who guided the team through the GCBA tournament to victory twice in a row now. But with 4 starters […]

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