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Dan Karpuc is the CEO/Founder of The Sports Blaze, a new sports media company out of Hartford, CT. Karpuc's vision is to shift the TMZ trend of current sports journalism and revert it back to the quality sports reporting and media coverage of the past... but with a current spin. With past experience at some industry-leading entities, in the fantasy sports world, and in the collegiate setting, Karpuc hopes to transcend the sports media world with the industry-wide impact of his company.

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Entries by Dan Karpuc

Mainstream Sports Media's Dangerous Newfound 'TMZ' Culture

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 5:35 PM

Before you call me "too old school", I want you to know that I'm 25 years old. Okay, cool, now that's out of the way.

Over the past few months, the glorious world of sports has created some electric and incredible moments. Budding superstar golfer Jordan Spieth won two...

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Determining Billy Hamilton's Major League Potential

(3) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 9:19 AM

When the Cincinnati Reds drafted Billy Hamilton with the 57th overall pick back in 2009, they projected him as a Major League prospect with elite speed. However, the team likely didn't realize that they drafted the next Rickey Henderson, at least on the basepaths. While I will not imply that...

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For the NFL, Any Publicity is Good Publicity

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 2:50 PM

Let's take a second to think about the current United States sports landscape.

LeBron James is on the verge of going to his 5th straight NBA Finals while the Splash Brothers are making a case for being the best shooting duo in NBA history. Major League Baseball is in full...

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (Volume 1)

(2) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 12:08 PM

Now that the NBA Draft Lottery has been determined, it's finally time to take a look at which pro prospects fit where and why. Minnesota Timberwolves fans cheered as their team secured the No. 1 overall pick in the May 19th lottery, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers,...

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Tom Brady Is Flawed, But Let's Not Overreact

(15) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 9:50 AM

During this year's NFL offseason, four-time NFL Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady, along with supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, three adorable kids, and even his dogs enjoyed a summer of amazing vacations, well documented on social media and made most famous by an amazing Instagram photo of the parents...

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NFL Mock Draft 2015 (First Round)

(42) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 2:42 PM

With the NFL Draft approaching on April 30th, it's time to hone in on and examine which NFL prospects fit where. As displayed in my five-part series before last season's draft, I compared my draft predicting skills to Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay of ESPN, as well as Mike...

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Sonny Gray Has Stellar Opening Day, Poised for Big Things in 2015

(3) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 3:13 PM

Lost in all the hype of the spectacular college hoops matchup between Duke and Wisconsin on Monday night was the incredible outing by Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray, who very subtly took a no-hitter into the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers. As Duke cut down the nets, Gray was...

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Why Absolutely no NFL GM Should Trust Jameis Winston on or Off the Field

(12) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 9:49 AM

25 touchdowns, 18 interceptions. Five multi-interception games. 145.5 rating. Rape allegations, theft, and a team suspension for getting up on a table and yelling an obscene phrase in the middle of the Florida State campus. Projected number one overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Mike Budenholzer Transforming Hawks Into NBA Title Contenders

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 2:50 PM

The recent stigma of the NBA is that it consists of a bunch of extremely-talented offensive players who couldn't care less about defense. Haters of the league claim that the college game is much more enjoyable to watch due to an increased sense of defensive effort as a whole. However,...

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Odell Beckham Jr. Giving Giants Fans Something to Cheer For

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 9:18 AM

At 6-9, the New York Giants have missed the playoffs for the fifth time in the last six seasons. Tom Coughlin, who brought two Super Bowl victories to the city, might be on his way out. Eli Manning has not turned into the elite quarterback that he was once projected...

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Why Andrew Luck Is Not Quite an Elite Quarterback

(3) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Indianpolis Colts third-year quarterback Andrew Luck is considered by many to be the next superstar quarterback in the NFL. Taking over for Peyton Manning in Indy, Luck has made the playoffs in both of his two seasons and has put up some productive passing statistics while doing so, throwing 23...

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Arizona Cardinals in Real Danger of Missing Playoffs

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 7:42 AM

Back when the Arizona Cardinals were 7-1 and had the best record in the entire NFL, I wrote a piece here entitled "Why We Shouldn't Trust the Arizona Cardinals' Early Success" and was generally bashed for my stance and analysis. Citing their starting quarterback Carson Palmer's injury history,...

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The Duality of Fanhood and Morality in Sports

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 1:45 PM

As Legarrette Blount boomed into the endzone for his second touchdown of the day on Sunday, New England Patriots fans jumped for joy. Picking up Blount after he cleared waivers earlier in the week, the 250-pound beast rushed the ball 12 times for 78 yards with the two scores, as...

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3 Potential Candidates to Replace Will Muschamp at Florida

(67) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 2:54 PM

In some collegiate football programs, finishing at or above .500 is considered a success. Unfortunately for head coach Will Muschamp, the University of Florida is not one of those places. Going 27-20 overall and 17-15 in the Southeastern Conference during his tenure, Florida parted ways with their coach shortly after...

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Giancarlo Stanton Is Worth Every Penny Of His $325M Contract

(6) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 9:22 AM

Sometimes MLB owners are forced to open the bank in order to save their franchise from certain doom. This is exactly what happened in Miami, as Marlins GM Dan Jennings and the team's hierarchy awarded slugger Giancarlo Stanton with the largest contract in MLB history, in both length (13 years)...

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It's Time to Stop Babying Derrick Rose

(11) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 11:12 AM

"I don't think it's that serious," said Derek Rose to reporters following Chicago's November 14 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Rose fell to the ground with just over two minutes remaining in the game, in obvious discomfort, as he allegedly pulled his hamstring... the most recent of his assortment...

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The New York Knicks Need to Scrap the Triangle Offense Immediately

(9) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 3:41 PM

The New York Knicks were looking for a 180 degree shift from last season's dismal campaign as they began this season. However, the triangle offense, which new Knicks president Phil Jackson made famous and rookie head coach Derek Fisher played in, has been hampering that potential. Now at just 2-6...

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Sacramento Kings Proving to Be Quite Royal

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 4:03 PM

If someone told you before the season that the Sacramento Kings were going to shock people with an outstanding record this season, what would you have said? Probably something like, "You're nuts."

As I predicted before the season (I like to toot my own horn when I can... it...

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Why We Shouldn't Trust the Arizona Cardinals' Early Success

(30) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 11:55 AM

At 7-1, the Arizona Cardinals have the best record in the NFL. This improbable success has led the team to the top of the NFC West, arguably the toughest division in football, as the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers came into the season as the favorites. But, there are...

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Is It Time to Forgive Eli Manning?

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Passionate NFL fans aren't exactly patient or forgiving if things go wrong with their beloved teams. Eli Manning was a victim of the overreaction by Giants fans last season, after he had the worst full year of his career, throwing just 18 touchdowns to 27 interceptions, resulting in a quarterback...

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