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Rant Sports’ 5 Things You Need To Know: February 4th, 2014

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With Super Bowl XLVIII moving into the rear-view mirror, the sports world is still spinning and the news for February 4th, 2014 is hardly stagnant. Instead, a handful of major sports are heating up despite the freezing temperatures across the country. Here’s a quick rundown of what you sports fanatics should know going into this lovely Tuesday:

Flopping just isn’t cool. Marcus Smart of the Oklahoma State Cowboys made plenty of noise last night on national television, but not the kind of attention that the folks in Stillwater want. If Smart is going to make a leap to the NBA then he would be wise to read closely here:

Marcus Smart Must Curb Flopping Habit Before Making Leap to NBA

Richard Sherman and the entire Seattle Seahawks‘ team is still on “Cloud Nine” but a stiff bit of reality is bound to set in for Seattle general manager John Schneider, who has plenty decisions to make in regard to personnel moves this offseason:

Seattle Seahawks Rumors: Richard Sherman Not Guaranteed To Stay With Team

The Houston Texans can’t possibly keep Matt Schaub on the roster in 2014, right? Therefore, Schaub is pretty much on the open market and one NFL team is already eyeing the services of Schaub, who  was playing at All-Pro level a little over a year ago.

Oakland Raiders: Kicking Tires on Matt Schaub Would Be Great Move

After Derrick Rose blew his knee out early in November, the Chicago Bulls have been a lost cause. Sure, the team is able to win a few games every now and again, but this franchise just can’t wait until the offseason when Carlos Boozer is finally handed his walk-out papers — aka the amnesty clause.

Carlos Boozer’s Fourth Quarter Minutes Complaints All But Seal Future With Chicago Bulls

Yasiel Puig‘s 2013 emergence actually started way back in spring training. So with another year of spring training on the horizon, let’s take a good look at what we should all expect from the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ outfield in his second full season:

Fantasy Baseball 2014: Can Los Angeles Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Avoid Sophomore Slump?

That’s it for this edition of Rant Sports’ 5 Things You Need To Know, but be sure to keep reading as you’ll definitely be able to keep your finger on the pulse of the wild sports landscape.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.