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Vote For FanSided In The About.com Readers Choice Awards

Even though we don’t all root for the same teams, all the blogs in the FanSided Network are a family. That is why we’d love it if you could take a quick second out of your day to hop on over to About.com and vote for Arrowhead Addict. AA has been named a finalist for About.com’s Reader Choice Awards in the category of Best Team Blog.

Just click here and click on Arrowhead Addict (don’t click on any of the other blogs or your vote will go to them). Thanks very much for supporting FanSided!

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Western Conference Playoffs: Race to the Eighth

Heading into tonight's games, there are five probable teams that can capture the eighth seed in the Western Conference. With so much focus on the top teams in the conference (Lakers, Spurs, Mavericks),

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No Respect: NBA All Star Snubs and Other Stories

With today being the day that All-Star starters are announced, I couldn’t think of a better time to announce my first annual All-Snub team. “What’s the All-Snub team,” you ask? Seeing as how I just made that term up about 38 seconds ago, I’ll tell you. Since today is the day they announce the starting fives of each team for the All-Star Game, which is being held at the star-studded Staples Center in Los Angeles this year, I feel like I should give it up for the guys who never get any respect. Now, I’m not saying these guys deserve to be All-Stars, but they deserve to have their names in the conversation at the very least.

How about Kevin Martin for example? While guard is a stacked position in the West, what with Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Kobe Bryant at the position, Martin often gets over looked. Averaging the lowest minutes per game (31.3) since his sophomore season, Martin is putting up exceptional shooting numbers. He’s currently fourth in three pointers made, and first in free throws made. All this while averaging 23.5 points should not be overlooked.  What’s more shocking is that Vince Carter, at the last balloting update on January 13th, was ahead of him in votes. While he may not be having a good enough season to make the team, he should NOT be behind Vince Carter in voting. Continue Reading

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Site5 and FanSided Holiday Season Charity Drive

NBA fans, we’re gonna take a break from the hoops action for a few minutes to talk about a really great effort put together by our network. Site5 (the network’s hosting company) and FanSided are co-sponsoring the Boys and Girls Club of America this holiday season, and we want to spread the word so that those who would like to donate can have the opportunity to do so.

The goal is to raise $5,000 (but let’s push pass that goal) for the Boys and Girls Club of America, which will certainly go to a great cause and will help boys and girls around the nation improve their lives.

Here’s the club’s mission statement:

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Core Beliefs

A Boys & Girls Club Provides:

A safe place to learn and grow…

Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals…

Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences…

Hope and opportunity.

This really is a fantastic cause and if you would like to be involved in this outstanding project, just click here to donate.

Again, a huge thanks to Site5 for all the hard work they’ve put into this effort. And of course, thank you for helping such a great cause!